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    International rail freight links boost Chinese cities


    CHINA: The launch of rail freight services linking the Chengdu International Railway Port to destinations across Asia and Europe has helped the Qingbaijiang district of the city achieve ‘outstanding’ economic development, the local authority reports. Meanwhile the city of Wuhan has further expanded the range of ...

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    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie


    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has developed a 25 tonne axleload bogie in conjunction with St Petersburg State Transport University. The Type 18-9891 Type 3 GOST 9246-2013 bogie is designed to have less impact on the track than a 23·5 tonne design, while minimising flange ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Virtual reality simulation aims to ‘empower people to use public transport’


    UK: A virtual reality simulation is being developed to enable disabled passengers to take simulated journeys where they can experience trains and stations, and interact with on-board staff to find out about the support available. Northern’s Commercial & Customer Director Mark Powles said the aim is ...

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    Automated brake test system development completed


    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

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    High-rise wires reach Pipavav port


    INDIA: Western Railway has started electric operation of freight trains on its Bhavnagar division between Jodhpur and Pipavav, marking a significant milestone in the national electrification programme. Wired at a total cost of Rs2·9bn, the Surendranagar – Pipavav line is the first port feeder route in ...

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    Stadler selected to supply up to 510 EMUs to Swiss operators


    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has been selected as the winner of the ‘largest tender in Swiss rail history’. The framework contract covers the supply of up to 510 Flirt electric multiple-units to Swiss Federal Railways, Thurbo and RegionAlps, with a firm order for an initial 286 units worth ...

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    US coupler manufacturers accuse China of unfair competition


    USA: The Freight Rail Coupler Coalition of wagon coupling manufacturers has filed petitions with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission alleging that state-supported Chinese manufacturers are engaging in price dumping, distorting the US market. The coalition is seeking the introduction of duties to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    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.