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    In depth

    Italy: Speeding up rail schemes


    As part of its post-Covid recovery strategy, the Italian government has launched a wide-ranging programme to accelerate the delivery of major infrastructure projects, and rail is set to be a prime beneficiary. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    Shunters converted to gas dual-fuel operation


    EUROPE: Shunting locomotives in Estonia and Poland have been converted to diesel and gas dual-fuel operation using the NYSMART technology developed by Latvian company DiGas. A TEM2 shunting locomotive belonging to Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused has been converted to ...

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    The Andersons sells wagon leasing business with repair shops to follow


    USA: The Andersons has sold its wagon leasing business to American Industrial Transport for $550m, and is also planning to divest its wagon repair business which includes 29 facilities across the USA. ‘This railcar leasing business has been a successful and consistent cash flow generator’, said ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Hydrogen strategy says electrification is the best option for rail


    The government’s first UK Hydrogen Strategy says electrification is likely to be the best way to decarbonise non-electrified railways…

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    In depth

    High Speed: Sapporo in sight as tunnellers tackle Hokkaido’s hills


    Construction of the 212 km second phase of the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo offers the prospect of a 5 h journey time from Tokyo once the line is completed in 2030-31. Mike Bent investigates.

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    Leasing company takeover to provide funding for growth


    GERMANY: Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners have proposed the acquisition of wagon leasing company Aves One, and following a successful takeover intend to provide additional capital of €100m to optimise the capital structure and finance further growth. The deal would be worth €12·80 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved


    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

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    Metro Report International

    Track Access Management System goes to market


    SINGAPORE: PCCW Solutions and the Strides Engineering subsidiary of metro operator SMRT Trains are to jointly market their Track Access Management System software for automating track access allocations when planning engineering and maintenance works. TAMS replaces labour intensive manual processes, and provides real-time updates of allocation ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Viewpoint: Help needed to restore HS1 as the UK’s ‘green gateway’


    Britain’s sole high speed railway and its link to continental Europe, High Speed 1 can lead the transport decarbonisation charge, but it needs support to bounce back from Covid-19 first, argues HS1 Ltd Chief Executive Dyan Crowther.

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    More LPG Safety++ wagons ordered to meet demand


    EUROPE: ‘Our new LPG Safety++ wagon is becoming a top success’, reports Cyrille Guyon, Regional General Manager Eastern Europe at leasing company Ermewa. Ermewa has ordered a further 150 of the LPG Safety++ wagons from Polish manufacturer Chemet this year to meet ...

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    Metro Report International

    Underground subway connects rail and metro hubs in central Madrid


    SPAIN: A pedestrian subway has been opened in central Madrid to link the underground suburban station at Sol with Gran Vía on metro lines 1 and 5.

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    ZSSK selects Škoda to supply more regional EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National passenger operator ZSSK has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and ŽOS Trnava a contract to supply a further nine three-car Panter dual-voltage electric multiple-units.

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    In depth

    High Speed: Competition enlivens the European market


    Instead of our regular World Speed Survey, we offer a snapshot of high speed rail developments at a time when the world is still grappling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rail Business UK

    Train companies look to get travellers ‘back on track’


    UK: The first co-ordinated national marketing campaign since the start of the coronavirus pandemic was launched by the rail industry on August 16. Branded ‘Let’s get back on track’, it is primarily aimed at leisure travellers.

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    DB buys hydroelectric power from Norway


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has signed its first cross-border long-term green power purchasing agreement, a 10-year deal covering 190 GWh/year of electricity generated by the Mågeli hydroelectric power plant operated by Norway’s state-owned energy provider Statkraft. Equivalent to powering the 40 000 daily electric trains in ...

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    KTZ Tetra trial


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ is testing a Tetra radio based train control system which has been installed on 12 locomotives based at Almaty for trials. The system is designed to ensure safe and on-time running on heavily used routes, providing the driver with information on ...

  • RDC Asset has awarded ŽOS Trnava a three-year contract to maintain its overnight train coaches

    ŽOS Trnava to maintain RDC night train stock


    GERMANY: Railroad Development Corp’s vehicle leasing and management business RDC Asset has awarded ŽOS Trnava a three-year contract to maintain its overnight train coaches, with a guaranteed minimum order of 10 vehicles per year. The work will start with Bvcmz couchette cars. ...

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    Rail organisations welcome Senate backing for US infrastructure bill


    USA: Rail associations have welcomed the passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act through the upper house of the US Congress on August 10, marking the latest step in the process to pass a bi-partisan infrastructure bill which could deliver significant funding streams for main line and urban rail enhancements.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain