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  • Impression of Transport for NSW Mariyung New Intercity Fleet train
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    More emu EMUs ordered

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for NSW has awarded the RailConnect joint venture a contract to supply a further 56 Mariyung double-deck electric multiple-unit cars, increasing the New Intercity Fleet to a total of 610 vehicles. The RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail was ...

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    CargoBeamer network extended to the UK

    2021-09-21T13:43:00Z

    EUROPE: CargoBeamer has formed a partnership with Eurotunnel enabling unaccompanied lorry semi-trailers arriving at its rail-road transfer terminal in Calais to be transported on Shuttle trains through the Channel Tunnel and then onwards to Ashford in southeast England. The companies said this would partially resolve the ...

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    Connecting Europe Express puts spotlight on Western Balkan rail vision

    2021-09-21T13:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Welcoming the EU’s Connecting Europe Express to Beograd Centar on September 13, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić announced that her country’s rail investment programme would be worth up to €6bn and focus on ‘reconnecting’ the Western Balkan countries’ fragmented networks.

  • GTR Class 717 at Blackfriars during ETCS tests
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    Thameslink test confirms ETCS backwards compatibility

    2021-09-21T11:21:00Z

    UK: A significant milestone has been reached in the East Coast Digital Programme, with the testing of a Great Northern Class 717 EMU over the Thameslink core between London St Pancras and Blackfriars stations using ETCS Level 2. The Siemens Mobility-built Class 717s are equipped ...

  • Melbourne Alstom X'Trapolis 2 impression
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    X’trapolis 2·0 suburban trains ordered

    2021-09-21T10:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has formally awarded Alstom a €300m contract to supply 25 six-car X’trapolis 2·0 electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Melbourne suburban network. The contract signing on September 20 follows two years of work by Alstom and DoT to design rolling ...

  • CargoNet Stadler EuroDual loco impression
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    CargoNet leases electro-diesel locos

    2021-09-21T08:14:00Z

    NORWAY: National freight operator CargoNet has signed a long-term full-service lease agreement for European Loc Pool to supply it with two Stadler EuroDual six-axle electro-diesel locomotives at the end of October 2022. The locomotives will have an output of 2·8 MW in diesel mode and 6 ...

  • IBB President Newton B Jones (left) and TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2020.
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    Railway unions discuss international merger

    2021-09-20T15:43:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the UK and Ireland and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in the USA have announced talks with a view to merging by July 1 2022. TSSA has more than 18 000 members at rail, ferry, bus and associated companies ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-09-20T05:24:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Rail Business UK

    National ETCS test lab under development

    2021-09-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins is developing a National ETCS Test Verification Validation & Integration Laboratory under a 10-year contract awarded by Network Rail as part of plans for the deployment of ERTMS across the network. Located at Atkins’ Signalling Integration Centre at Egham in Surrey, the facility is ...

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    Brno – Blansko upgrading starts

    2021-09-19T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has launched a long-planned modernisation of a section of Corridor 1 from Brno northwards along the River Svitava to Blansko. The work will require a complete closure of the double-track electrified main line for one year from December 12. Local trains ...

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    DB begins work to electrify to the Austrian border

    2021-09-18T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has begun work to install 15 kV 16·7 Hz electrification on a 1·5 km section of line between Pfronten-Steinach and the Austrian border at Schönbichl. This will allow electric operation of trains to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and München via Austria’s Ausserfernbahn, which is not connected ...

  • Mongolian narrow gauge children's railway fleet
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    Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia

    2021-09-17T12:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: National operator Ulaanbaatar Railway has begun developing its first children’s railway, where school pupils will be able to gain experience of railway operations. The 2·1 km circular line is being built in the northern city in Darkhan under a project being ...

  • Network Rail plans to double the number of apprenticeships offered.
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail and YRP launch ‘Welcome to Rail’ initiative

    2021-09-17T10:39:00Z

    UK: Not-for-profit networking body Young Rail Professionals and Network Rail have joined forces to launch what is intended to become an annual induction programme for people new to working in the rail industry.

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    Cockerill to build locos in Brazil

    2021-09-17T09:27:00Z

    BRAZIL: Belgian locomotive manufacturer John Cockerill is to set up an assembly plant in the Novo Cavaleiros district in the city of Macaé in Rio de Janeiro state.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-09-17T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research

    2021-09-16T15:36:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...

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    KCS cements CP merger as CN agrees early termination

    2021-09-16T15:12:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern confirmed on September 15 that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement, valuing the smaller railroad at approximately US$31bn.

  • North Korea railway missile test launch (Photo: KCNA)
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    North Korea tests train-launched missile

    2021-09-16T13:14:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A railway-borne missile regiment has conducted a test launch to confirm the practicality of firing a missile from a train and to assess the combat readiness and capability of the newly-formed unit. The regiment deployed to the central mountainous area of the country at ...

  • Nexrail Vossloh DE18 (Photo: Vossloh Locomotives)
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    New leasing company targets non-electrified routes with SmartHybrid locos

    2021-09-16T09:56:00Z

    EUROPE: Private equity infrastructure investor InfraVia Capital Partners has formed Nexrail Lease to supply low-emission locomotives for unelectrified routes. The new leasing company has placed a framework order for up to 50 Vossloh Locomotives DE18 Stage V SmartHybrid locos, and taken over 53 existing locos. CRRC ...

  • Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment.
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    Alstom awarded Sydney ETCS contracts

    2021-09-16T09:18:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales and Sydney Trains have awarded Alstom two contracts to design, supply and support ETCS Level 2 trackside equipment. This forms part of the Digital Systems element of the state’s More Trains, More Services programme, which aims to modernise Sydney’s rail ...