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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-25T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Network Rail is to undertake in-service trials with DB Systemtechnik’s CTM2·0 continuous track monitoring system (Photo: DB Systemtechnik)
    Rail Business UK

    Track monitoring system to be tested on Chiltern line

    2021-10-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to undertake in-service trials with DB Systemtechnik’s CTM2·0 continuous track monitoring system on a Chiltern Railways MkIII driving van trailer operating in passenger service between London Marylebone and Birmingham. The equipment measures longitudinal level, twist, dynamic alignment, ride comfort, cyclic top, speed ...

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    Enhanced interlocking certified for global market

    2021-10-24T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Ricardo’s Seoul-based rail team has completed the assessment of LS Electric’s LTran IX2 computer-based interlocking against international safety standards, enabling it to be launched in the global market. LTran IX2 CBI 520V is an evolution of a product previously approved by Ricardo Certification in ...

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    Leasing company acquires maintenance business

    2021-10-23T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Railrelease has acquired maintenance company Combo Wagon Service with the aim of strengthening its position as a full-service wagon leasing company. Railrelease is a Dutch joint venture of the Rail Innovators Group and Reichmuth Infrastructure. The acquisition of CWS, which was founded by Jan van ...

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    Aurizon agrees to buy OneRail Australia

    2021-10-22T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland based rail freight operator Aurizon has reached agreement to acquire One Rail Australia from funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management.

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    JR Central marks Chuo Shinkansen depot debut

    2021-10-22T08:18:00Z

    JAPAN: Construction of the first of two maglev vehicle maintenance facilities for the Chuo Shinkansen began on October 14 at Nakatsugawa City in Gifu prefecture.

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    Rail Business UK

    Assystem acquires UK rail consultancy

    2021-10-22T07:45:00Z

    UK: International transport, energy health and defence engineering group Assystem has acquired Schofield Lothian Ltd, a London-based company which has 80 consultants specialising in rail project consents & engagement, environmental services, project management and commercial management. Assystem said the acquisition would expand its consents & engagement ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-10-22T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Germany: Regional rail model called into question

    2021-10-21T14:45:00Z

    Problems at Keolis and Abellio suggest that Germany’s long-standing model for contracting out the operation of regional and local rail services may no longer be fit for purpose. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks progress with Ankara – Izmir high speed line

    2021-10-21T13:44:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation of the first major tunnel for the Ankara – Izmir high speed line was completed on October 16, with a holing-through ceremony presided over by Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu.

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    India: Railway university bears fruit

    2021-10-21T07:46:00Z

    Although developed by Indian Railways, the National Rail & Transportation Institute is intended to provide a university-level education and research facility for the country’s wider transport sector. Raghu Dayal explains.

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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Green Cargo Golden Bullet 2 timber wagon
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    Golden Bullet 2.0 wagon unveiled

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘Wagons that seemed new and innovative a few years ago already feel dated. They pale in comparison’, said Johan Roswall, Roundwood Sales Executive at Green Cargo, as the operator announced the first customer for Golden Bullet 2.0, ‘the market’s most efficient timber wagon’. The wagon ...

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    Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania sign rail corridor memorandum

    2021-10-20T15:48:00Z

    EUROPE: Ministers from Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia have signed a memorandum covering plans to complete the missing rail links between their countries by 2030, but cautioned that this will require signficant investment. Bulgaria is to complete the upgrading of the Sofia – Pernik – Radomir ...

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    Europe: Mont Cenis base tunnel takes shape

    2021-10-20T14:05:00Z

    The award of civil works contracts earlier this summer to build the 57 km base tunnel across the Franco-Italian border has given new impetus to plans to complete a high-capacity corridor between Lyon and Torino. Toma Bačić reports.

  • High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £500m Phase 2a Design & Delivery Partner contract.
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Phase 2a Design & Delivery Partner shortlist

    2021-10-20T11:27:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £500m Phase 2a Design & Delivery Partner contract. This covers management and co-ordination of contracts for the detailed design and construction of the 58 km route from the northern end of Phase ...

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    Battery rather than hydrogen trains suggested in Sachsen study

    2021-10-20T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The use of battery rather than hydrogen traction is recommended in a study into options for replacing diesel multiple-units on regional routes around Dresden where electrification is unlikely in the short to medium term. The study found that hydrogen and battery power would each be ...

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    Thales awarded Lisboa signalling contracts

    2021-10-19T14:15:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has awarded Thales three contracts to modernise the signalling systems at Lisboa’s Santa Apolónia station and on the Cascais and Oeste lines. The contracts include the supply of PIPC Generation 3 electronic interlockings, ETCS Level 2 for the standalone Cascais suburban ...

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    Tunnel to enable double-tracking of Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line

    2021-10-19T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has begun to double the last single-track section of the Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line, following approval for construction of the 2 130 m long Ligerz tunnel which will replace the existing alignment on the shore of Lake Biel. Work to ...

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    Autonomous train trials and green power planned at Velim test track

    2021-10-19T09:32:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The VUZ railway research institute has announced plans for investment to facilitate the testing of autonomous urban and suburban trains at the Velim test centre, and measures to lower the site’s emissions and produce green hydrogen for fuelling trains. ‘We ...