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  • fr-bordeaux-st-pancras-twinning-LISEA
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    London St Pancras twins with Bordeaux Saint-Jean to promote direct service

    2019-10-18T10:23:00Z

    Twinning EUROPE: Channel Tunnel rail link concessionaire HS1 Ltd announced a twinning agreement between its London St Pancras International station and SNCF’s Bordeaux Saint-Jean station on October 18, saying this would help to progress the development of proposals for a through passenger service between the ...

  • The Norwegian and Spanish infrastructure managers have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the exchange of experiences, mutual training, joint workshops, study visits and technical assistance.
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    Infrastructure managers share knowledge

    2019-10-17T10:13:00Z

    EUROPE: The Norwegian and Spanish infrastructure managers have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the exchange of experiences, mutual training, joint workshops, study visits and technical assistance. ‘We have a lot to learn from ADIF in certain areas, for example ERTMS where they have the largest ...

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    Kenyatta inaugurates SGR Phase 2A

    2019-10-16T12:07:00Z

    KENYA: The next 120 km section of the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway was formally inaugurated by President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 16. Running from the Nairobi SGR station at Embakasi to a temporary terminus at Suswa, 35 km southwest of Naivasha, the extension takes the 1 ...

  • Impression of Rail Baltica train.
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    New Rail Baltica board appointed

    2019-10-16T11:39:00Z

    EUROPE: A new supervisory board for Rail Baltica project promotor RB Rail AS was approved by the national shareholders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on October 15. The RB Rail AS joint venture is registered in Latvia, where commercial law requires a new supervisory board to ...

  • The Department for Transport has published its five-year Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.
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    DfT publishes network enhancement project pipeline

    2019-10-16T11:35:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport published its five-year Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline on October 16, listing projects to increase to the capabilities of the rail network in England Wales where development is being funded through the enhancements budget for Control Period 6 (2019-24). The ...

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    South Tirol infrastructure contract extended

    2019-10-16T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The South Tirol regional government has extended transport authority STA’s contract to manage local transport infrastructure until 2030. STA’s current contract which began in 2016 had been due to expire at the end of this year. During the extended period the authority will be ...

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    Typhoon breaches Hokuriku Shinkansen and Chuo Main Line

    2019-10-15T16:25:00Z

    JAPAN: Services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen and various other lines are expected to be disrupted for several weeks as a result of typhoon damage, East Japan Railway confirmed on October 15. Rail and road links in the Kanto Koshinetsu and Tohoku regions were badly affected by ...

  • A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project has been signed.
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    Jakarta – Surabaya route modernisation agreement

    2019-10-15T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: A summary record agreement for the Java North Line Upgrading Project to provide ‘medium-speed’ operation on the 720 km Jakarta – Surabaya route on the island of Java has been signed by the Ministry of Transportation and Japan International Co-operation Agency following two years of negotiations. ...

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    Saudi Railway Co and Russian Railways to co-operate

    2019-10-14T13:43:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev and Saudi Railway Co CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik signed a co-operation agreement in Riyadh on October 14. The parties expressed interest in Russian participation in the construction and ...

  • Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line.
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    Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line opens

    2019-10-14T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Meizhou – Chaoshan Passenger-Dedicated Line in Guangdong province opened for revenue service on October 11. The 122 km line has seven stations at Meizhou Xi, Shejiang Bei, Jianqiao, Fengshun Dong, Jieyang, Jieyang Jichang and Chaoshan, where it joins the Shenzhen – Hangzhou PDL with ...

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    Trafikverket awards anti-trespass panel contract

    2019-10-12T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Rosehill Rail and its local partner Lesanco a two-year contract for the supply of rubber anti-trespass panels for installation at platform ends and level crossings. This follows trials during which CCTV monitoring showed that the number of unauthorised people ...

  • The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport.
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    Airports line project in trouble as State Railway of Thailand board resigns

    2019-10-11T09:45:00Z

    The proposed 250 km/h rail link would incorporate the existing standard gauge route serving Suvarnabhumi airport. THAILAND: The government’s plans to build a 220 km fast passenger railway linking three airport in the Greater Bangkok area have been thrown into disarray after the State Railway of ...

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    Etihad Rail awards Stage 2 systems & integration contract

    2019-10-10T14:32:00Z

    UAE: Project promoter Etihad Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail STS the 1·6bn dirham railway systems integration contract for Stage 2 of the national network Hitachi Rail STS is to design, supply, install, test and maintain the railway systems in co-ordination with other Stage 2 ...

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    RZD signs Cuban railway upgrading agreement

    2019-10-10T08:34:00Z

    CUBA: An agreement to undertake a 10-year programme of railway modernisation running to 2029 was signed by national railway Unión de Ferrocarriles de Cuba and Russian Railways in Habana on October 3, in the presence of Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. ...

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    Tokyo’s Joban Line to get ATO

    2019-10-09T13:46:00Z

    JAPAN: Automatic Train Operation is to be introduced on Tokyo’s Joban Line (Local) services next year, East Japan Railway announced on October 8.

  • Impression of a Talgo Avril trainset
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    Talgo to supply 330 km/h ‘Dr Avril’ inspection train

    2019-10-09T09:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has selected Talgo to supply a gauge-convertible inspection train able to operate at up to 330 km/h on the high speed rail network as well as at lower speeds on conventional lines. The train has been informally named ‘Dr Avril’ by the ...

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    Gamuda buys into Australian rail market

    2019-10-08T08:52:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Malaysian civil engineering group Gamuda Bhd has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Australian contractor Martinus Rail Pty Ltd, citing potential opportunities in the country’s pipeline of current and future railway projects. Under the partnership agreement announced on October 2, Gamuda Engineering Australia and ...

  • The Chinese contractor had been working on rehabilitation of the 1 344 km line from Luau on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to Lobito since January 2006.
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    Final handover of Benguela Railway ‘renews people’s hope’

    2019-10-08T06:00:00Z

    ANGOLA: A ceremony at Lobito’s main station on October 3 marked the final handover of the Benguela Railway to the government from construction company China Railway 20 Bureau Group. The Chinese contractor had been working on rehabilitation of the 1 344 km ...

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    Geopier launches subgrade strengthening GeoSpike

    2019-10-06T05:00:00Z

    TRACK: Geopier Foundation Co has introduced its GeoSpike, which is designed to provide a low‐cost way to strengthen the subgrade without needing to remove the rails, sleepers or ballast. Pairs of polymer shells are installed between the sleepers, and filled with aggregate which is then compacted. ...

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    Swiss-German border railway modernisation agreed

    2019-10-03T13:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Officials from the Land of Baden-Württemberg, the canton of Basel and DB Netz gathered in Laufenburg on September 30 to agree a package of enhancements for the Hochrheinbahn route which links Basel with Singen via Schaffhausen. The railway straddles the border between Germany and ...