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    KCS reopens talks with CP after CN merger setback

    2021-09-06T14:21:00Z

    USA: Kansas City Southern has agreed to reopen discussions with Canadian Pacific, after its Board of Directors determined that CP’s latest offer could potentially lead to a superior proposal when compared to its current merger agreement with Canadian National. Having originally agreed a merger with KCS in ...

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    Railway to Hell to be electrified

    2021-09-06T10:30:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded NRC Norge a NKr760m contract for installation of overhead electrification equipment on the lines around Trondheim The contract covers the 34·7 km Trondheim – Hell – Stjørdal and 74·4 km Hell – Storlien lines, as well as the 5·8 ...

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    Private sector executive to head Turkish rail infrastructure manager

    2021-09-06T10:03:00Z

    TURKEY: The head of a major rail contractor and equipment supplier which is also the country’s first private passenger service operator has been appointed as the head of infrastructure manager TCDD. Abdülkerim Murat Atik was appointed as Chairman & CEO of TCDD on September 3, by ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-09-06T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rail Business UK

    Reforms must address rail skills shortfall, says NSAR Chair

    2021-09-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: The rail sector will need to recruit 34 000 additional staff by 2025 ‘to match the changing skills agenda’, according to HS1 Ltd Chief Executive Dyan Crowther, who is also the current Chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail. Attracting a broader ...

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    Amur bridge between Russia and China completed

    2021-09-05T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Work has been completed on a 2·2 km bridge across the River Amur connecting Tongjiang in China’s Heilongjiang province with Nizhneleninskoe station in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The two governments signed an agreement to build the bridge in October 2008, and a groundbreaking ceremony was ...

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    Signal gantries installed at Toronto Union

    2021-09-04T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: PNR RailWorks has installed two large signal gantries spanning nine tracks as part of the Union Station Rail Corridor signalling enhancement programme on the Metrolinx network in Toronto. Concrete foundations were installed and the structures pre-assembled over two weeks, and then the gantries were put ...

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    Opportunities for suppliers as Inland Rail contractor appointed

    2021-09-03T13:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corporation has selected the BHQ joint venture of Bielby Holdings, JF Hull Holdings and QH&M Birt as design and construction partner for the Northern Civil Works Programme, covering a 162 km section of the Inland Rail freight corridor in Queensland. This will ...

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    Leisure travellers return to rail as bank holiday traffic exceeds pre-pandemic level

    2021-09-03T10:10:00Z

    UK: Provisional statistics released by the Department for Transport show rail journeys reached a high of 66% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, driven by increased leisure travel. Meanwhile, industry data shows that leisure journeys to seaside destinations over the August bank holiday weekend surpassed pre-pandemic levels. ...

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    Central European high speed rail co-operation proposed

    2021-09-03T09:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Central European state operators and infrastructure managers are planning to co-operate to develop a network of ‘high speed’ passenger services connecting Warszawa, Praha, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Wien and Budapest, but independent operators have raised concerns that they could be shut out. A declaration of intent is ...

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    Channel Tunnel optic fibre network contract signed

    2021-09-03T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Colt Technology Services has signed a 25-year contract for the installation of optic fibres through the Channel Tunnel as part of its IQ Network data network. This will provide a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair. Channel Tunnel operator Getlink’s existing ...

  • STM and Deutsche Bahn agree to jointly develop railway engineering technologies
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-09-03T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Connecting Europe Express sets off on 26-country tour

    2021-09-02T15:13:00Z

    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express organised to celebrate the European Year of Rail set off from Lisboa Oriente station on September 2, marking the start of a five-week journey through 26 countries which will include more than 100 stops before reaching Paris on October 7.

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    Project management contract awarded for first phase of Mindanao railway

    2021-09-02T08:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao. An initial 102 ...

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    Flat wagons for longer containers certified

    2021-09-02T07:29:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services. The Type 13-6724 wagon was designed ...

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    Canadian National bid for Kansas City Southern in doubt after STB blocks voting trust

    2021-09-01T11:57:00Z

    USA: Canadian National’s US$33·6bn bid to acquire Kansas City Southern received a major setback on August 31, when the federal Surface Transportation Board rejected an application to use a voting trust as part of the process. Announcing the unanimous decision of the five-strong board, STB said ...

  • Planned rail project in Egypt (Image: Siemens Mobility)
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    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’

    2021-09-01T11:22:00Z

    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.

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    Rail Business UK

    Three shortlisted for HS2 Interchange station construction contract

    2021-09-01T09:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract for the detailed design and construction of the High Speed 2 Interchange station to the east of Birmingham. Invitations to tender have been issued to: Laing O’Rourke Construction; Skanska Construction UK; Unity Joint Venture ...

  • KiwiRail Freight service running on the Main North Line south of Seddon
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    KiwiRail announces freight service ‘to keep New Zealand moving’

    2021-09-01T08:24:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: National railway KiwiRail is to launch a weekday freight service between Auckland and Christchurch from October, boosting capacity between the North and South islands in time for the peak season and while the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting other modes. There will ...

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    Delta offers air passengers through travel by Thalys

    2021-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Delta Air Lines and Thalys have launched an Air+Rail programme enabling air passengers to make a through booking including high speed rail travel from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Brussels or Antwerpen. ‘This Air+Rail programme with Thalys is just the beginning, as we look to offer ...