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    EIB to update transport priorities within climate roadmap

    2021-08-12T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank is consulting on updating its transport sector lending policies to prioritise projects according to its Climate Bank Roadmap, the European Commission’s Sustainable Smart Mobility Strategy and the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. Rail is expected to achieve a substantially ...

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    In depth

    India: On the path to digital signalling

    2021-08-11T10:42:00Z

    The use of Digital ATC on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line promises a step change in safety technology.

  • Indian Railways Agra Cantonment station (Photo: Michael Lashley/Pixabay)
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    Indian Railways to test fuel cell trains

    2021-08-11T09:02:00Z

    INDIA: Indian Railways’ Organisation of Alternative Fuels has invited bids to supply fuel cells and refuelling equipment for the conversion of two diesel-electric multiple units to hydrogen power. Last year Indian Railways completed the design of a 140 km/h fuel cell and battery hybrid trainset ...

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    Norrbotniabanan final phase to go ahead

    2021-08-11T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The government has decided to press ahead with completion of the Norrbotniabanan coastal railway linking Umeå and Luleå via Dåva and Skellefteå.

  • Portsmouth and Southsea station (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Machine learning deployed to support train operations decision-making

    2021-08-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway and the University of Portsmouth have co-operated to develop machine learning software which analyses real-time train running data to automatically identify services at risk of delay and assist controllers with selecting and implementing the most appropriate contingency plan. The creation of a ...

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    In depth

    India: National Rail Plan aims to drive modal shift

    2021-08-10T14:32:00Z

    Infrastructure investment and policy initiatives outlined in the Ministry of Railways’ draft National Rail Plan are expected to increase Indian Railways’ market share from 26% to 45% over the next 30 years. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    CP raises its offer for Kansas City Southern

    2021-08-10T12:42:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific announced on August 10 that it had submitted a ‘superior proposal’ to acquire Kansas City Southern, valuing the smaller railway at approximately US$31bn.

  • Nightjet Siemens Mobility coaches impression (2)
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    ÖBB orders 20 more night train sets

    2021-08-10T11:04:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 20 seven-car sets of Viaggio Next Level coaches from Siemens Mobility for use on Nightjet overnight services. The order announced on August 10 is the second to be placed under a 2018 framework agreement covering up to 700 ...

  • RENFE train and passengers at Valencia station
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    RENFE awards contract for Spanish national Mobility-as-a-Service platform

    2021-08-10T08:08:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has awarded Siemens Mobility and Everis a five-year contract to develop and operate a multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which will enable travellers to use a single app to plan, book and pay for trips by public and shared transport including trains, metros, buses, bicycles, car ...

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    Metro Report International

    Real-time loading information through Google Maps

    2021-08-10T05:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road passengers can now obtain real-time information about seat availability through Google Maps. The technology was developed in-house by the operator. ‘LIRR continues to innovate and develop cutting-edge technology to allow riders to plan their trip right down to the train ...

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    Nigerian coastal railway to go ahead

    2021-08-09T14:06:00Z

    NIGERIA: Funding to enable the construction of the 650 km east-west coastal railway was approved by a meeting of the Federal Executive Council on August 4, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has told local media. The FEC also approved plans for lines from Kano to Jibia ...

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    Station modernisation programme contracts awarded

    2021-08-09T09:00:00Z

    LATVIA: National Railway LDz has awarded two design and build contracts for the modernisation of a total of 48 stations by 2023. A partnership of BMGS and FIMA was awarded the contract for stations on the lines from Rīga to Jelgava, Tukums II and Krustpils ...

  • Aurizon grain train
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-09T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • PowerTech InnoTrans stand impression
    News

    Silicon carbide auxiliary converters to be shown at InnoTrans 2022

    2021-08-08T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: PowerTech Converter will be attending InnoTrans 2022, with its PTC Rail Services and PTC Rail OEM businesses presenting products and services including silicon carbide PowerBriX auxiliary converters. ‘After the cancellation of InnoTrans in 2020, we are now very much looking forward to getting in ...

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    Rail infrastructure laser scanning system launched

    2021-08-07T05:00:00Z

    SCANNING: Trimble has launched the GEDO GX50 kinematic laser scanning system, which is designed to operate with its GEDO track measurement technology to support clearance analysis and asset data collection. The GEDO GX50 features new Trimble-designed profiling lasers for high-accuracy data collection, and is available ...

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    Trenitalia awards €910m EMU framework contract

    2021-08-06T15:39:00Z

    ITALY: National passenger operator Trentitalia has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 150 Coradia Stream regional electric multiple-units worth a total of €910m The 3 kV DC units will be built in Italy at Alstom’s sites at Savigliano, Sesto San ...

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    In depth

    India: Building towards a high speed network

    2021-08-06T07:55:00Z

    With construction of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line starting to ramp up, National HSR Corp is finalising detailed project plans for another seven corridors, as outgoing Managing Director Achal Khare* explains to Chris Jackson.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-08-06T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • India - Bangladesh freight train (Photo: Ministry of External Affairs, India)
    News

    Bangladesh – India cross-border freight services revived

    2021-08-05T11:37:00Z

    ASIA: Regular freight services on the 10 km cross-border line between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh restarted on August 1 after a hiatus of 56 years. Indian Railways dispatched a train loaded with aggregates from Damdim on the Northeast Frontier Railway for export ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail 2 and major infrastructure investment still required on South West Main Line despite Covid-19 effect, warns Network Rail

    2021-08-05T11:17:00Z

    UK: A report issued by Network Rail indicates that the expected drop in commuter and business travel caused by Covid-19 will not be sufficient to remove the need for major infrastructure investment on the South West Main Line serving London Waterloo, including potential resumption of work on Crossrail 2.