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    Agilis selected for Oberfranken operating contract

    2021-10-01T08:00:00Z

    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

    2021-10-01T07:25:00Z

    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

    2021-10-01T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Brightline fleet expansion begins as Orlando extension nears completion

    2021-09-30T14:13:00Z

    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

    2021-09-30T12:26:00Z

    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

    2021-09-30T10:42:00Z

    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

    2021-09-30T10:29:00Z

    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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    Comment: Climate goals to trump profits

    2021-09-30T08:00:00Z

    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

    2021-09-30T08:00:00Z

    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.

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    UIC to host Rail Accessibility Day

    2021-09-30T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-09-29T14:39:00Z

    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.

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    Freightliner estimates 7% emissions reduction from latest container wagons

    2021-09-29T14:15:00Z

    UK: Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 FFA-G 40ft intermodal wagons which it said were the culmination of 2½ years of work across four countries with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail. The Polish-built wagons are more than 2 tonnes lighter ...

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    Hull Trains MD appointed

    2021-09-29T14:12:00Z

    UK: David Gibson has been appointed as Managing Director of open access operator Hull Trains with effect from October 1. Gibson left the Royal Air Force in 2003, joining Hull City Council as Assistant Chief Executive before moving to Capita’s Consulting & Transformation division as a ...

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    On-train hydrogen storage development agreement

    2021-09-29T12:00:00Z

    HYDROGEN: Alstom and automotive technology company Plastic Omnium have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ‘high-end’ hydrogen storage systems for on-train applications, with a dedicated team established to manage the technical and commercial development of ‘innovative and competitive’ equipment. The aim is to launch ...

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    North America: UP targets Texas markets

    2021-09-29T11:00:00Z

    A relative latecomer to the region, Union Pacific is now the largest rail operator serving the Lone Star state, and is continuing to invest in capacity expansion to serve a rapidly changing industrial mix, as Dave Lustig explains.

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    Railcoop awarded operating licence

    2021-09-29T10:06:00Z

    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop has been granted an operating licence to run both passenger and freight trains, marking another step in the not-for-profit co-operative’s journey towards regular day-to-day operations.

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    More powerful Mireo EMUs ordered

    2021-09-29T10:04:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to supply a more powerful variant of its Mireo electric multiple-unit family for use on the expanded Regensburg/Donautal group of passenger services from December 2024. The 23 four-car EMUs will have two additional powered axles to provide faster acceleration, and a maximum ...

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    Koper second track tunnelling begins

    2021-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: Construction of the first two tunnels for the Divača – Koper second track project has begun. The second track to the port will use a separate alignment to the existing single-track line. It being built by a consortium of Kolektor CPG, Yapı Merkezi and Özaltin, ...

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    InnoTrans exhibitors remain loyal with more than 90% of exhibition space now booked

    2021-09-28T15:41:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Bookings for the next InnoTrans trade fair in September 2022 have already matched those for the 2018 event, according to organiser Messe Berlin. More than 103 000 m² of floor space is expected to be reserved by the October 15 deadline, and the 3·5 km ...

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    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches

    2021-09-28T12:01:00Z

    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...