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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Bernhard Capital Partners to acquire RailWorks Corp

    2021-10-08T15:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Infrastructure-focused private equity manager Bernhard Capital Partners has reached an agreement to acquire infrastructure contractor RailWorks Corp from Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners. ‘We have long recognised that rail would be an important component of our infrastructure services-focused investment strategy, and we ...

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    Track Technology: Designing slab track for a 360 km/h railway

    2021-10-08T09:30:00Z

    A version of the Porr modular slab track laid on sections of the Berlin – München high speed line has been chosen for the initial phases of the UK’s HS2 project between London, Birmingham and Crewe.

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    Connecting Europe Express tour concludes in Paris

    2021-10-08T09:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express  organised by the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move and trade association CER concluded its 36-day tour of the continent in Paris on October 7.

  • Moldova's CFM takes delivery of Wabtec TE33AC locomotives
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    EBRD finances Moldovan rail corridor upgrade

    2021-10-08T08:43:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has provided national railway operator Calea Ferată din Moldova with a €23·5m loan to finance rehabilitation of the line running south from Bender to Căuşeni, Basarabeasca, Etulia and Giurgiuleşti on the Romanian border. Minister of Infrastructure & Regional ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-10-08T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Rail Business UK

    Small plant training programme aims to save the rail industry time and money

    2021-10-08T04:00:00Z

    UK: City & Guilds’ railway infrastructure training subsidiary Intertrain has launched a small plant training programme which combines hands-on and online learning. The online elements would have previously been delivered in a classroom, and the new approach reduces learning hours by around 30% and lowers travel ...

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    Comment: Look forward not back

    2021-10-07T14:03:00Z

    As the Connecting Europe Express completes its tour of the continent in Paris on October 7, the rail industry must use the momentum generated by the EU’s Year of Rail to develop a competitive sector which is able to attract a new generation of users and staff, argues our Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson.

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    Diesel locomotives to be converted to hydrogen power

    2021-10-07T14:02:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail and technology company Stargate Hydrogen have signed a letter of intent for the conversion of diesel-electric shunting locomotives to fuel cell power. The project is to be undertaken in two phases, starting with the completion of a prototype by the end ...

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    Ballina – Waterford service signals IÉ freight revival

    2021-10-07T13:23:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics have formally launched a regular rail freight service between Ballina and Waterford, with a ceremony at the port of Waterford on September 29.

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    Alstom aims to increase local content in Kazakhstan

    2021-10-07T12:47:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom and the Ministry of Trade & Integration have signed a MoU to increase local capabilities for the manufacturing of high-tech components, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the creation of sustainable transport infrastructure. Alstom employs more than 950 people in Kazakhstan, at the ...

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    Digitalisation, sustainability and localisation offer opportunities for rolling stock manufacturers

    2021-10-07T09:38:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Rolling stock manufacturers are optimistic about the future, and the merger of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation could create a European heavyweight able to compete with China’s CRRC, according to the latest Worldwide Rolling Stock Manufacturers market study from SCI Verkehr. Rolling stock manufacturers generated total ...

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    International rail freight links boost Chinese cities

    2021-10-07T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The launch of rail freight services linking the Chengdu International Railway Port to destinations across Asia and Europe has helped the Qingbaijiang district of the city achieve ‘outstanding’ economic development, the local authority reports. Meanwhile the city of Wuhan has further expanded the range of ...

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    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie

    2021-10-06T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has developed a 25 tonne axleload bogie in conjunction with St Petersburg State Transport University. The Type 18-9891 Type 3 GOST 9246-2013 bogie is designed to have less impact on the track than a 23·5 tonne design, while minimising flange ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Virtual reality simulation aims to ‘empower people to use public transport’

    2021-10-06T11:29:00Z

    UK: A virtual reality simulation is being developed to enable disabled passengers to take simulated journeys where they can experience trains and stations, and interact with on-board staff to find out about the support available. Northern’s Commercial & Customer Director Mark Powles said the aim is ...

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    Automated brake test system development completed

    2021-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

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    High-rise wires reach Pipavav port

    2021-10-05T11:38:00Z

    INDIA: Western Railway has started electric operation of freight trains on its Bhavnagar division between Jodhpur and Pipavav, marking a significant milestone in the national electrification programme. Wired at a total cost of Rs2·9bn, the Surendranagar – Pipavav line is the first port feeder route in ...

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    Stadler selected to supply up to 510 EMUs to Swiss operators

    2021-10-05T10:59:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has been selected as the winner of the ‘largest tender in Swiss rail history’. The framework contract covers the supply of up to 510 Flirt electric multiple-units to Swiss Federal Railways, Thurbo and RegionAlps, with a firm order for an initial 286 units worth ...

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    US coupler manufacturers accuse China of unfair competition

    2021-10-05T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Freight Rail Coupler Coalition of wagon coupling manufacturers has filed petitions with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission alleging that state-supported Chinese manufacturers are engaging in price dumping, distorting the US market. The coalition is seeking the introduction of duties to ...