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    Rail Business UK

    Architecture competition aims to shape the future of smaller stations

    2020-07-14T14:57:00Z

    UK: An international competition which aims to ‘shape the future of Britain’s railway stations’ has been launched by Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Architects, engineers and designers have been asked to ‘reimagine’ the 2 000+ small and medium-sized stations which make up ...

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    Western Australia rail investment targets agriculture sector

    2020-07-10T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A package of infrastructure enhancements has been put forward by the Western Australia state government in a bid to attract more agricultural traffic onto rail.

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    ‘Rail comeback’ could reopen 4 000 km of closed lines

    2020-07-09T13:05:00Z

    GERMANY: More than 200 closed, mothballed or freight-only lines could be reopened to serve 291 towns and a population of around 3 million people, according to proposals drawn up by the Association of German Transport Companies VDV and rail lobby group Allianz pro Schiene. The two ...

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    Bosnian railway rehabilitation study

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA: A joint venture of Spanish companies Ardanuy Ingeniería, Eptisa and IPSA has been awarded a €3·6m, 24-month contract to undertake preliminary and main studies and related design for the modernisation of the 172 km Doboj – Sarajevo section of Pan-European Corridor Corridor Vc, ...

  • Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses.
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    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive

    2020-07-08T13:24:00Z

    LITHUANIA·: National railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses. The full name remains Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, but with the ‘new, more patriotic’ abbreviation LTG rather than LG. ...

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    Kars Logistics Centre prepares to receive international rail freight

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The first train has run to the Kars Logistics Centre, which is being built to serve the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway connecting Turkey with Georgia and Azerbaijan. Full commercial operations are planned to begin by the end of the year. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Nine factors to consider when designing future stations

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    UK: Design Council has published ThinkStation , a report which was commissioned by Network Rail to provide a framework for the future design of ‘local’ stations. These are defined as Network Rail categories D, E and F, the smaller stations which make up around 80% of the ...

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    News

    Chinese network expands again ahead of national timetable change

    2020-07-02T14:54:00Z

    CHINA: A series of new line openings has driven an increase in services across the country with the introduction of a new national timetable on July 1. The 143 km Shanghai – Nantong line has been designed for 200 km/h operation and includes a 1 092 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    SNCF catenary design adopted as HS2 begins electrification procurement

    2020-07-02T14:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has launched the process to procure overhead line equipment for the high speed railway now under construction between London and the West Midlands. The project delivery company announced on July 2 that it was seeking to award two railway systems contracts in a ...

  • President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21.
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    First phase of Belarusian electrification project completed

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    BELARUS: President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrification project ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Specialist cables developed for Egyptian resignalling project

    2020-06-29T09:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south ...

  • SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment.
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    SNCF Réseau selects Trimble data sharing platform

    2020-06-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: C Masse FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment. An initial implementation phase expected to last 18 months aims to test many use cases covering ...

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    Perth level crossings to go

    2020-06-24T16:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: As part of the Metronet suburban rail expansion programme, Western Australia’s Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has announced plans to remove six more level crossings on Transperth’s Armadale Line, southeast of the city centre.

  • Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules
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    Vandalised freight line reopened after six years

    2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules, which has been closed since August 2014 owing to cable theft and sabotage. Reopening is intended to improve the efficiency and reliability of trains serving customers in the mining and automotive sectors, supporting ...

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    News

    Study finds uncertainties in rail to bus conversion

    2020-06-23T06:00:00Z

    Source: Lokaltog DENMARK: Conversion of the Østbanen local railway in eastern Sjælland into a busway could be a viable alternative to renewing the life-expired rail infrastructure, a study has suggested. The infrastructure rail renewals which are required are expected to take 2½ years and cost ...

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    JR East commissions Robel track machine

    2020-06-19T11:09:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has taken delivery of a Robel Mobile Maintenance System, as part of a strategy to invest in advanced equipment that improves the efficiency of manual track maintenance tasks and worker safety.

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    Koralm Tunnel breakthrough

    2020-06-18T13:02:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The north bore of the 32·8 km Koralm Tunnel was broken through on June 17, no fewer than 18 years after the start of work on the first exploratory tunnelling. Celebrations were limited because of coronavirus measures. The south bore had been completed on August ...

  • Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin
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    Iarnród Éireann awards national traffic management system contract

    2020-06-18T09:38:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin. The contract announced on June 18 covers design, supply and commissioning ...

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    Wabtec to supply PTC for Virgin Trains USA

    2020-06-18T07:16:00Z

    USA: Virgin Trains USA has awarded Wabtec contracts worth $120m for the implementation of Positive Train Control on its route in Florida. In the first phase, Wabtec will install its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System PTC safety overlay on the 110 km Brightline corridor between Miami ...

  • The line’s axle load will be raised to 22·5 tonnes and the maximum speed for freight trains to 80 km/h (Photo: Marcelo Benoit).
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    Vossloh wins first contract in Uruguay

    2020-06-16T09:22:00Z

    URUGUAY: Vossloh has won its first contract from Uruguay, covering the supply of rail fastenings for the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km route between the port of Montevideo and Paso de los Toros. Earlier this year the Durmientes de Uruguay joint venture of ...