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    Aurizon agrees to buy OneRail Australia

    2021-10-22T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland based rail freight operator Aurizon has reached agreement to acquire One Rail Australia from funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management.

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    JR Central marks Chuo Shinkansen depot debut

    2021-10-22T08:18:00Z

    JAPAN: Construction of the first of two maglev vehicle maintenance facilities for the Chuo Shinkansen began on October 14 at Nakatsugawa City in Gifu prefecture.

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks progress with Ankara – Izmir high speed line

    2021-10-21T13:44:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation of the first major tunnel for the Ankara – Izmir high speed line was completed on October 16, with a holing-through ceremony presided over by Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu.

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    Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania sign rail corridor memorandum

    2021-10-20T15:48:00Z

    EUROPE: Ministers from Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia have signed a memorandum covering plans to complete the missing rail links between their countries by 2030, but cautioned that this will require signficant investment. Bulgaria is to complete the upgrading of the Sofia – Pernik – Radomir ...

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    Europe: Mont Cenis base tunnel takes shape

    2021-10-20T14:05:00Z

    The award of civil works contracts earlier this summer to build the 57 km base tunnel across the Franco-Italian border has given new impetus to plans to complete a high-capacity corridor between Lyon and Torino. Toma Bačić reports.

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    Thales awarded Lisboa signalling contracts

    2021-10-19T14:15:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has awarded Thales three contracts to modernise the signalling systems at Lisboa’s Santa Apolónia station and on the Cascais and Oeste lines. The contracts include the supply of PIPC Generation 3 electronic interlockings, ETCS Level 2 for the standalone Cascais suburban ...

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    Tunnel to enable double-tracking of Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line

    2021-10-19T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has begun to double the last single-track section of the Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line, following approval for construction of the 2 130 m long Ligerz tunnel which will replace the existing alignment on the shore of Lake Biel. Work to ...

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    Modernisation of Hungarian section of Budapest – Beograd line launched

    2021-10-19T07:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: Work to modernise and double-track the Hungarian section of the Budapest – Beograd corridor was formally launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at Kiskunhalas on October 15. The upgrade of the line between Soroksár near Budapest and Kelebia on the Serbian border will reduce the journey ...

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    Battery train fast charging station tested

    2021-10-18T10:48:00Z

    GERMANY: A prototype Voltap rapid charging station for battery trains has been tested under real-world conditions for the first time Voltap has been developed by railway electrification technology specialist Furrer+Frey and Tübingen municipal utilities company SWT. The aim is to produce a ...

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    Helsinki – Turku high speed planning gets underway

    2021-10-17T05:00:00Z

    tn_fi-helsinki-station-exterior_01.jpg FINLAND: Responsibility for the development of plans for a high speed line between Helsinki and Turku has been transferred from the national transport infrastructure agency Väylävirasto to the dedicated project body which was established to oversee the project through to completion. Turun Tunnin Juna Oy, ...

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    Volga-Don Canal bridge opened

    2021-10-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A 155 m long bridge across the Volga-Don Canal near Volgograd has been officially opened, carrying a second track to increase the capacity of the Gornopolyansky – Kanalnaya line to 154 trains each way per day. Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev ...

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    Track Technology: On track to a greener future

    2021-10-14T07:29:00Z

    Looking to reduce the environmental impact of railway infrastructure, Pandrol has been working to develop more sustainable track components, manufacturing processes and maintenance techniques.

  • Deployment Of FBG Sensor technology To Monitor Wheel Health
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    Structure monitoring system developed

    2021-10-14T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Kerala Rail Development Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to use technology developed by Lab2Market for the real-time monitoring of civil engineering structures in areas prone to land settlement and flooding on the planned Silver Line. The 530 km double-track 200 km/h railway is ...

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    Track Technology: Mobile milling saves rail replacement

    2021-10-13T10:55:00Z

    A compact milling machine can be used for quick interventions to remove rail defects before the damage becomes too severe.

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    Transnet to seek private operator for reopened link

    2021-10-12T13:45:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail is to invite bids for a concession to operate the 200 km Cookhouse – Blaney line in Eastern Cape, which was reopened for regular traffic on October 7.

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    Rail Baltica safety assessment services contract awarded

    2021-10-12T13:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the national project implementers Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas, Rail Baltic Estonia and LTG Infra have awarded Certifer a €4·5m contract to act as the single safety assessment services provider throughout the design, construction and integration phases of developing the ...

  • CP has a fleet of 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets that were supplied by a consortium led by Fiat Ferroviaria in 1999-2000.
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    Cross-border high speed corridor proposed in northern Portugal

    2021-10-12T06:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: As part of the work feeding into the country’s upcoming National Railway Plan, the Vale d’Ouro Association has put forward proposals for a new line through the Trás-os-Montes region to link Porto with Zamora in Spain.

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    China – Europe transit freight terminal opens in Kaliningrad

    2021-10-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A freight terminal has been opened at Chernyakhovsk in Kaliningrad oblast to handle containerised transit traffic between China and Europe. The East-West terminal is close to the border crossing between Zheleznodorozhny in Russia and Skandawa in Poland, and has a capacity of 450 000 TEU/year ...

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    Maintalbahn electrification study commissioned

    2021-10-10T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has appointed Intraplan Consult to undertake a cost-benefit study for the proposed electrification of the Maintalbahn between Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg. BEG said electrification would enable the provision of high quality connections to Frankfurt Hbf and the wider Rhein-Main region, and it ...

  • Greda – Sisak – Sunja line upgrade completed (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Croatian route modernisation completed

    2021-10-09T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has completed modernisation of the 30·6 km Greda – Sisak – Sunja section of the Zagreb – Sisak – Sunja line. Work began in 2018 and was undertaken by Pružne Građevine at cost of 205m kuna. The maximum speed has been raised to ...