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    Training centre opens to provide skills for rail and tram projects


    UK: A rail training centre has been opened at City of Wolverhampton College’s Wellington Road campus in Bilston, with 40 m of track where students can get hands-on training in the skills needed to build and maintain rail and tram lines, including the slab track used ...

  • Eurostar International Ltd has reported a preliminary unaudited operating profit of £57∙6m for 2017.

    Eurostar brand to remain after Thalys merger


    EUROPE: European high speed operators Eurostar and Thalys confirmed on October 4 that their planned merger announced in September 2019 is on course to be completed ‘within two to three years’, with a formal submission to the European Commission’s competition authority expected in 2022. Being taken ...

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    Investment needed to roll out Digital Capacity Management


    EUROPE: Associations representing infrastructures managers and train operators have endorsed a joint call for EU funding to help roll out Digital Capacity Management to optimise the utilisation of the continent’s rail network for both freight and passenger traffic.

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    Gulf of Mexico train ferry enters service


    NORTH AMERICA: The CG Railway joint venture of Genesee & Wyoming and SEACOR Holdings has taken delivery of two train ferries from China’s CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. Cherokee entered service between the USA and Mexico in September, and Mayan is scheduled to replace the current ...

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    ARTC awards Inland Rail missing link contract


     AUSTRALIA: Contracts have been awarded for a further section of the Inland Rail corridor, with project promoter ARTC selecting a Laing O’Rourke-led consortium to deliver civil works on the so-called ‘missing link’ between northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Two Czech electrification schemes completed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Two wiring projects were completed on the national network in September, totalling 38 route-km. On September 9, infrastructure manager SŽ completed wiring of the 29 km single-track line from Olomouc to Uničov. The line is energised at 3 kV DC, but with provision for ...

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    Donations sought to establish Reinschmidt railway engineering scholarship


    USA: Donations from across the rail sector are being sought to support a scholarship fund in memory of former permanent way specialist Al Reinschmidt, who died in 2018. The Albert J Reinschmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has been established by friends and rail industry colleagues, is ...

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    Norfolk Southern tests Tier 4 GP34ECO Locomotive


    USA: Progress Rail and Norfolk Southern have started testing the first EMD GP34ECO locomotive for yard work and intermediate freight traffic, which uses selective catalytic reduction to meet Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions regulations. Remanufactured from a GP59 at Norfolk Southern’s Juniata Locomotive Shop in ...

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    Agilis selected for Oberfranken operating contract


    GERMANY: Bayern Land railway agency BEG has selected Agilis for a contract to operate regional passenger services in Oberfranken for 12 years from December 2023. The contract will bring together all diesel-worked services in the region, most of which are currently operated by Agilis with some ...

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    Freight: Medway takes on the trucks


    Portuguese rail freight operator Medway was launched five years ago when MSC acquired the incumbent CP Carga. President Carlos Vasconcelos explains to Andre Pires  that electrification, longer trains and a focus on intermodal traffic are key to future Iberian rail freight growth.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Brightline fleet expansion begins as Orlando extension nears completion


    USA: The first of the additional Venture trainsets which Siemens Mobility is building for the second phase of Brightline’s Miami – Orlando inter-city service was unveiled at the manufacturer’s Sacramento plant on September 28.

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    First VIA Rail trainset arrives for testing


    CANADA: The first of 32 inter-city trainsets being built for VIA Rail has been dispatched from the Siemens Mobility plant in Sacramento to the operator’s Montréal maintenance depot for testing and commissioning. Following delivery, the first train is expected to be tested ...

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    Ouigo to launch loco-hauled trains and serve more destinations


    FRANCE: SNCF’s low-cost subsidiary Ouigo is to launch three additional routes from spring 2022, using refurbished loco-hauled trains to augment its high-density TGV trainsets.

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    Diesel locos delivered to Turkmenistan


    TURKMENISTAN: National railway Demirýollary’s Ashgabat depot has taken delivery of one TEP70BS passenger diesel locomotive and one 2TE25KM freight diesel locomotive supplied by Transmashholding. The orders placed in October and November 2020 were Russian company’s first from Turkmenistan, which has mostly ordered ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Climate goals to trump profits


    What does the future hold for Germany’s railways and for incumbent national railway holding group Deutsche Bahn in particular? Rail policy will be a critical item on the agenda of the next government, but significant challenges remain if ambitious targets for rail growth are to be met, argues our Consultant Editor Murray Hughes.

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    Impact of the pandemic on rail remains ‘dire’, says CER


    EUROPE: The September update of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker shows signs of improvement for passenger train services, but none for freight and a worsening of the financial situation for infrastructure managers.

  • The International Union of Railways is to hold an online Rail Accessibility Day (Photo: DB).

    UIC to host Rail Accessibility Day


    ACCESSIBILITY: The International Union of Railways is to hold an online Rail Accessibility Day to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion, highlight the efforts being made to improve accessibility and discuss challenges which the industry faces. The event on October 5 will include representatives of ...

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    President Bolsonaro launches FICO construction


    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the formal start of construction of the Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste has been held at Mara Rosa in Goiás state.