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    Isolated Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen opens to extend Japan’s high speed rail network

    2022-09-26T13:19:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Kyushu has opened the 66 route-km Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen between Takeo Onsen and Nagasaki.

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    Progress Rail to supply battery locos to BNSF

    2022-09-26T12:23:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail is to supply BNSF with ‘up to four’ EMD Joule SD70J battery locomotives and two charging stations for demonstration in southern California from 2024. The manufacturer said they would be the largest battery electric locomotives in North America, with a capacity of 8 ...

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    Amber Train links the Baltic States to western Europe

    2022-09-26T09:56:00Z

    EUROPE: A trial Amber Train service between the Baltic States left the Estonian port of Muuga on September 13, arriving the following day at Kaunas in Lithuanian where its load of semi-trailers was transferred to 1 435 mm gauge wagons for onward transport to destinations including ...

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    Transport cybersecurity collaboration

    2022-09-26T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Alstom is to work with Waterfall Security Solutions to protect safety-critical and reliability-critical digital networks in the rail and public transport sectors. Co-founder and CEO Lior Frenkel said Waterfall brings expertise and technologies which have been proven in the electric power, oil, gas and water ...

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    ANTT updates new project rules

    2022-09-25T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: National Land Transport Agency ANTT has published updated draft regulations for applications seeking approval to establish and operate new railway projects, including marshalling yards and ancillary facilities. Announced at the start of September, Resolution 5987 follows the promulgation and coming into force of the 2021 ...

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    Alpha Trains orders 15 locomotives

    2022-09-24T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered a further 15 Vectron MS electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The latest order announced on September 22 has been placed within a November 2021 framework agreement and covers 200 km/h 6·4 MW locomotives. It will increase the Alpha Trains ...

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    Rail innovation cluster launched by the University of Birmingham

    2022-09-23T12:32:00Z

    UK: A BCRRE Rail Innovation Cluster to support businesses looking to deliver to deliver greater value and innovation into the rail supply sector has been announced by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research & Education during InnoTrans. Building on BCRRE’s many years of experience ...

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    Battery Flirt answers Schleswig-Holstein’s decarbonisation question

    2022-09-23T10:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Having decided to replace the diesel multiple-units currently used on non-electrified routes in the far north of Germany, the Land of Schleswig-Holstein called tenders for the supply of a fleet of zero-emission trains, leaving the choice of technology to bidders. Stadler proposed its Flirt Akku ...

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    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets

    2022-09-23T09:57:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

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    DB accepts ‘Hulk’ hybrid 09 tamper

    2022-09-23T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Bahnbau Gruppe named its latest track maintenance machine ‘Hulk’ at a joint ceremony with supplier Plasser & Theurer in the outdoor arena at InnoTrans on September 20.

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    Gauge-convertible articulated pocket wagon for Iberia

    2022-09-23T09:43:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka and Swiss company Ferriere Cattaneo have developed a six-axle TEN GE articulated pocket wagon for the transport of semi‑trailers, swap bodies and containers. The wagon is equipped with hooks for lifting the bogie frame in order to swap between 1 435 mm and Iberian ...

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    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

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    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation

    2022-09-23T08:22:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

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    InnoTrans 2022 - live news from day 4

    2022-09-23T07:00:00Z

    Railway Gazette International brings you the latest rail industry news from day four of InnoTrans 2022, on Friday September 23.

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    Trenitalia and Hitachi sing the Blues

    2022-09-22T12:07:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia unveiled a tri-mode regional multiple-unit in Berlin on September 21 which is branded ‘Blues’ in keeping with the national operator’s musically-themed fleet designations.

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    Competitive Freight Wagon aims to boost rail freight

    2022-09-22T11:40:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is a prototype four-wheeled intermodal wagon intended to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of rail freight. Developed by the German aerospace research centre DLR with the support from national railway industry association VDB and various industrial partners, the Competitive Freight Wagon ...

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    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T11:01:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

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    Wagon for military vehicles and other heavy loads

    2022-09-22T10:38:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka’s Sagmms 490 six-axle flat wagon has a capacity of 101 tonnes for the transport of heavy tracked and wheeled military vehicles, as well as industrial cargos such as semi‑finished steel, rolled profiles, rail, bars, pipes and plates, or 20 ft and 40 ft ISO ...

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    Government is committed to supporting rail exports, UK suppliers told at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T09:31:00Z

    UK: More than 120 British suppliers are present at the world’s largest rail industry trade fair, which is being held in Berlin this week.

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    Etihad Rail signs agreements with Alstom, SNCF, Progress Rail and Thales

    2022-09-22T08:51:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has signed memoranda of understanding with SNCF International, Alstom, Progress Rail and Thales at InnoTrans, aiming to support economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the UAE and the region.