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  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’

    2021-09-28T09:45:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

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    Double tracking study in Sachsen

    2021-09-28T05:01:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and the Land of Sachsen have agreed to finance planning work for the proposed double-tracking of the Chemnitz – Geithain line, which forms the southern section of the Chemnitz – Leipzig route. Funding has already been agreed for electrification between Chemnitz and Geithain ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Signal engineering apprenticeships offer route to ‘well-paid, secure’ careers

    2021-09-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Randstad Infrastructure is to expand its workforce by 50% and take on apprentices after being awarded a national contract to supply signalling engineers to Network Rail.

  • SNCF Logistics’ planned acquisition of a 45% stake in BLS Cargo will come into effect at the beginning of July.
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    NEAT completion boosts rail’s share of transit freight

    2021-09-27T13:39:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rail’s share of the north-south transit freight market reached its highest level for 25 years in the first half of this year, according to the Federal Office for Transport.

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    Through services return to León

    2021-09-27T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A short section of new line in León was inaugurated on September 21, serving new sub-surface through platforms linked to the city’s main station.

  • Kangaroo container train
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-09-27T05:01:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Lucknow metro accessibility workshop
    Metro Report International

    Accessibility training at Lucknow metro

    2021-09-27T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has worked with the Handicare Indian Association of Persons with Disabilities to organise an inclusive public transport workshop to help senior staff as well as new recruits understand the needs of disabled passengers Handicare was established in 1986 as a ...

  • GRDA board inaugurated
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    Ghana Railway Development Authority board appointed

    2021-09-26T05:00:00Z

    GHANA: Deputy Minister for Railway Development Kwaku Asante-Boateng has inaugurated a newly board of directors at the Ghana Railway Development Authority. GRDA was formed following the Railway Act 2008 to advise the government on railway matters, create a regulatory framework with opportunities for private sector participation, ...

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    TMH’s Bayern depot topped out

    2021-09-25T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Transmashholding has held a topping out ceremony for the €45m depot it is building at Langweid am Lech in Bayern to maintain EMUs for use by Go-Ahead. Completion is planned for December, with TMH Germany having a 12-year contract to maintain the fleet of 78 Stadler ...

  • Pesa 6Dn-001 hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive (Photo: Radosław Kopras)
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    Hydrogen shunting locomotive unveiled

    2021-09-24T14:14:00Z

    POLAND: Pesa Bydgoszcz has unveiled its prototype SM42-6Dn hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive at the Trako 2021 trade fair in Gdańsk. ‘This initiative will be of key importance for accelerating the development of this technology in Poland’, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a message to ...

  • Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines.
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    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet

    2021-09-24T11:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines. The order includes 12 PM-820 USO flat wagons with removable equipment and attachments for transporting track panels between 12∙5 ...

  • Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered
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    Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered

    2021-09-24T10:50:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Adani Group’s Bowen Rail Co has taken delivery of the first of 10 locomotives ordered to haul coal from Bravus Mining & Resources’ Carmichael Mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, which is to begin operations this year. ‘We launched the Bowen Rail Company in August 2020 ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-09-24T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Cargounit Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotive (2)
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    Cargounit signs 30-loco framework agreement

    2021-09-23T14:05:00Z

    POLAND: Leasing company Cargounit and Siemens Mobility signed a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up to 30 Vectron MS locomotives at the Trako trade fair on September 22. There is a firm order for 10 to be delivered between this year and the ...

  • Sansepolcro station (Photo: Phil Richards, CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Hydrogen trains planned for Apennine route

    2021-09-23T12:30:00Z

    ITALY: The replacement of diesel trains with hydrogen on a line in central Italy is being studied by AECOM, Spanish renewables group Iberdrola, green hydrogen firm Cinque International and sustainable development specialist Ancitel Energia & Ambiente.

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    Test train carries first passengers over Pajares cut-off

    2021-09-23T12:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Under construction since 2004, the 50 km Pajares high speed cut-off through the Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range in the north of the country moved a step closer to opening on September 20 when ADIF Alta Velocidad ran the first passenger-carrying test train between La Robla and Campomanes.

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    Shorter high speed trains to fit Sicilian train ferries

    2021-09-23T10:00:00Z

    ITALY: Trenitalia is assessing the possibility of ordering a shorter variant of its Frecciarossa ETR1000 high speed train which could use the train ferries between the mainland and the island of Sicily. The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport envisages ordering a fleet of 12 four-car mini ...

  • Istanbul Sirkeci station (Photo: Engin Akyurt/Pixabay)
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    Istanbul’s historic European terminus to be reopened

    2021-09-23T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport is to call tenders for the reopening of the 8 km section of railway into Istanbul’s historic European terminus at Sirkeci. The double-track main line was cut back in 2013 to allow construction of the cross-Bosporus Marmaray commuter link, which diverges ...

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    DAC programme selects Scharfenberg digital coupler

    2021-09-22T08:30:00Z

    EUROPE: Following extensive testing with various prototypes, a Scharfenberg latch design has been selected as the basis for the future European Digital Automatic Coupler. Meeting on September 21, the supervisory board of the European DAC Delivery Programme adopted a recommendation from the ...

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    Macron puts high speed projects back on track in ‘decade of the TGV’

    2021-09-22T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: In a speech at Paris Gare de Lyon during an event held on September 17 to mark 40 years since the launch of TGV services, President Emmanuel Macron announced the revival of plans to expand the high speed network, describing the 2020s as ‘the decade of the TGV’.