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    Metro Report International

    Glimble app aims to reduce Dutch transport payment friction

    2021-08-31T14:39:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as providing travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey. Glimble was developed after local authorities ...

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    State Railway of Thailand awards locomotive ETCS contract

    2021-08-31T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded Progress Rail’s ECM subsidiary and its local partner GLI Grandline Innovation a contract to design, supply and install onboard equipment on 70 locomotives to support ETCS Level 1 operation. Italian company ECM develops and manufactures HMR9 microprocessor interlockings and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Battery powered rail handling machine developed for zero-emission operation

    2021-08-31T05:00:00Z

    UK: Unipart Rail and McCulloch Group have launched a prototype zero-emissions version of the Trac Rail Transposer rail handling machine, which can be used to remove and install bullhead, flat bottom and conductor rail in lengths from 6 m to 425 m, as well as switches ...

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    Končar EMUs delivered to HŽPP

    2021-08-30T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Končar KEV has delivered the first two Class 6112 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator HŽPP last year. The order was placed under a January 2014 agreement between Končar KEV and HŽPP which covers up to 44 electric and diesel multiple-units. An initial 10 ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-30T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rosehill Rail wins Infrabel level crossing contract

    2021-08-29T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded Rosehill Rail and its local partner Vatis an eight-year contract to supply rubber infills for use at 500 level crossings. The solid rubber infill material is produced in the UK from 100% recycled tyre rubber. ‘We’re delighted to have been ...

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    Union Pacific ups biodiesel blend

    2021-08-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend across its range of 645 and 710 series engines. This follows testing with high-horsepower locomotives to monitor fuel consumption and the impact on engine oil and fuel filters. Approval will enable Union Pacific ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stadler hands over first of 53 EMUs to Merseytravel

    2021-08-27T13:40:00Z

    UK: The first of 53 Class 777 EMUs which Stadler is manufacturing for Merseyrail services has been formally handed over to Merseytravel, which will own the fleet on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The handover follows intensive testing in Germany and on the ...

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    Next Auckland passenger contract includes more integrated delivery model

    2021-08-27T10:26:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Transport has selected the Auckland One Rail 50:50 joint venture of ComfortDelGro Transit and UGL Rail for the next contract to operate the city’s passenger rail services. A revised delivery model is designed to reduce interfaces and maximise the benefits of NZ$7bn of ...

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    Pandrol takes to the road with European tour

    2021-08-27T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail fastening specialist Pandrol is to display its latest products to rail industry representatives during a three-month European road tour, taking in countries including the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain. ‘The Back on Track truck gives our customers an ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Capsule coach concept on show

    2021-08-26T15:18:00Z

    RUSSIA: A mock up of a design concept for ‘capsule’ accommodation on long-distance trains has been unevield by TMH Engineering at the PRO//Motion Railway Fair at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow. TMH said the design draws on Russian and international experience ...

  • Newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Public Works Rumi Bakht-ur-Rehman Sharafat held an initial meeting with ministry staff and the Afghanistan Railway Authority
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    Some trains still running amid Taliban takeover

    2021-08-26T12:26:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: Newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Public Works Rumi Bakht-ur-Rehman Sharafat held an initial meeting with ministry staff and the Afghanistan Railway Authority on August 21 following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The acting minister said the Taliban leadership was committed to the rehabilitation ...

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    Coronavirus ends Bergslagen operating contract as more EMUs ordered

    2021-08-26T10:41:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘The contract has fallen victim to the pandemic’, said Dan Olofsson, Head of Tendered Services at national operator SJ after an agreement was reached for the early termination of the Bergslagen passenger operating contract.

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    Paris RER NG trainset on test

    2021-08-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has started ride comfort and dynamic testing with the RER NG double-deck EMUs which are scheduled to enter service on Paris RER Line D from the December timetable change. One of five pre-series units has been instrumented for a 10-week programme of test runs ...

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    RENFE completes acquisition of 50% stake in Leo Express

    2021-08-26T04:57:00Z

    EUROPE: Spanish national operator RENFE has gained access to the passenger markets of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia and ‘the necessary licences and resources’ to enter the German market, following the completion of its purchase of a 50% stake in Czech open access operator Leo Express.

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    Russian company to export Elephants to Africa

    2021-08-25T15:12:00Z

    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has been awarded a contract to supply six TGM8 ‘Elephant’ shunting locomotives to the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The first TGM8 four-axle diesel-hydraulic locos were produced for French company Solmer in 1972, ...

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    Constru-Rail takes over former FEVE narrow gauge freight business

    2021-08-25T13:13:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has completed the partial privatisation of the narrow gauge freight business in the north of the country which it inherited from the former FEVE.

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    EMUs lengthened to handle Baltic Sea resort traffic

    2021-08-25T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has lengthened existing Desiro ML electric multiple-units from three to four cars for the first time, and with the support of national authorities has obtained EU Agency for Railways approval for their operation. Leasing company Alpha Trains ordered seven ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Composite mast aims to make electrification cheaper, greener and smarter

    2021-08-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype composite Innovative Mast for Green Electrification is being developed with the aim of reducing the energy required to install overhead electrification, reduce costs and provide smart data to support maintenance planning. The IMAGE project is being undertaken by electrification engineering firm Furrer+Frey, Prodrive ...