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  • CP has a fleet of 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets that were supplied by a consortium led by Fiat Ferroviaria in 1999-2000.
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    Cross-border high speed corridor proposed in northern Portugal

    2021-10-12T06:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: As part of the work feeding into the country’s upcoming National Railway Plan, the Vale d’Ouro Association has put forward proposals for a new line through the Trás-os-Montes region to link Porto with Zamora in Spain.

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    China – Europe transit freight terminal opens in Kaliningrad

    2021-10-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A freight terminal has been opened at Chernyakhovsk in Kaliningrad oblast to handle containerised transit traffic between China and Europe. The East-West terminal is close to the border crossing between Zheleznodorozhny in Russia and Skandawa in Poland, and has a capacity of 450 000 TEU/year ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Construction ramps up at Mossend International Railfreight Park

    2021-10-12T04:00:00Z

    UK: Temporary tracks are being laid to facilitate construction of the Mossend International Railfreight Park to the east of Glasgow. The track being used has been recovered from Bedfordshire, and will be removed once construction is completed. ‘This represents a major milestone in the construction of ...

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    Driverless train demonstrated on the Hamburg S-Bahn

    2021-10-11T12:37:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility unveiled the first S-Bahn train in Hamburg equipped for automatic train operation at the city’s Dammtor station on October 11.

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    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator offers options for branch line revival

    2021-10-11T10:40:00Z

    Rail Business UK takes a ride on the Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle, which is designed to provide an attractive, low-cost option to facilitate the reopening of disused branch lines and extending existing lines.

  • Deutsche Bahn ticket machine in the coronavirus pandemic
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    Vision for a seamless European rail passenger ticketing experience

    2021-10-11T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A position paper setting out a long-term ‘political vision’ for the seamless planning and booking of international rail journeys has been published by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies. However, independent passenger operators are disappointed at the lack of firm commitments.

  • Elga-Trans TMH Bryansk 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-11T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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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 ...

  • Greda – Sisak – Sunja line upgrade completed (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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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 ...

  • Alstom's Belfort factory
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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 ...