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  • Revolution VLR (Photo: Transport Design International)
    Rail Business UK

    Prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle ready for testing

    2021-08-12T15:40:00Z

    UK: Assembly of the prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle has been completed, and is it now ready for testing to assess the feasibility of providing passenger services on low-traffic and feeder routes where the high cost of conventional rolling stock is currently a barrier to operations.

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    News

    Calls for cross-industry support as coronavirus state aid approved

    2021-08-12T14:03:00Z

    GERMANY: State aid measures to support the rail freight and long-distance passenger sectors and reduce track access charges during the coronavirus pandemic have been approved by the European Commission. However, private operators’ association Mofair is calling for further funding proposed by the government to be ...

  • Wabtec has completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015.
    News

    Wabtec breathes new life into older locomotives

    2021-08-12T13:53:00Z

    USA: This month Wabtec completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015. Norfolk Southern has taken delivery of 500 of the locos, with other customers including Canadian Pacific, BNSF, Union Pacific and Brazilian operator Rumo.

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    In depth

    India: DFCs poised to unlock IR freight reforms

    2021-08-12T09:00:00Z

    Completion of the first two Dedicated Freight Corridors will provide much-needed capacity, but Raghu Dayal believes they will also enable Indian Railways to transform its freight operations and marketing strategies.

  • Bratislava (Photo Vladimír Ješko, Pixabay)
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    Stadler beats Škoda in Slovak EMU tender

    2021-08-12T08:23:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has selected Stadler Rail for a €77m EU co-funded contract to supply double-deck electric multiple-units to operate regional services around Bratislava. The four six-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs are to be built by Stadler’s Polish plant at Siedlce. Around 4% ...

  • EIB headquarters in Luxembourg
    News

    EIB to update transport priorities within climate roadmap

    2021-08-12T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank is consulting on updating its transport sector lending policies to prioritise projects according to its Climate Bank Roadmap, the European Commission’s Sustainable Smart Mobility Strategy and the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. Rail is expected to achieve a substantially ...

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    In depth

    India: On the path to digital signalling

    2021-08-11T10:42:00Z

    The use of Digital ATC on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line promises a step change in safety technology.

  • Indian Railways Agra Cantonment station (Photo: Michael Lashley/Pixabay)
    News

    Indian Railways to test fuel cell trains

    2021-08-11T09:02:00Z

    INDIA: Indian Railways’ Organisation of Alternative Fuels has invited bids to supply fuel cells and refuelling equipment for the conversion of two diesel-electric multiple units to hydrogen power. Last year Indian Railways completed the design of a 140 km/h fuel cell and battery hybrid trainset ...

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    Norrbotniabanan final phase to go ahead

    2021-08-11T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The government has decided to press ahead with completion of the Norrbotniabanan coastal railway linking Umeå and Luleå via Dåva and Skellefteå.

  • Portsmouth and Southsea station (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Machine learning deployed to support train operations decision-making

    2021-08-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway and the University of Portsmouth have co-operated to develop machine learning software which analyses real-time train running data to automatically identify services at risk of delay and assist controllers with selecting and implementing the most appropriate contingency plan. The creation of a ...

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    In depth

    India: National Rail Plan aims to drive modal shift

    2021-08-10T14:32:00Z

    Infrastructure investment and policy initiatives outlined in the Ministry of Railways’ draft National Rail Plan are expected to increase Indian Railways’ market share from 26% to 45% over the next 30 years. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    CP raises its offer for Kansas City Southern

    2021-08-10T12:42:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific announced on August 10 that it had submitted a ‘superior proposal’ to acquire Kansas City Southern, valuing the smaller railway at approximately US$31bn.

  • Nightjet Siemens Mobility coaches impression (2)
    News

    ÖBB orders 20 more night train sets

    2021-08-10T11:04:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 20 seven-car sets of Viaggio Next Level coaches from Siemens Mobility for use on Nightjet overnight services. The order announced on August 10 is the second to be placed under a 2018 framework agreement covering up to 700 ...

  • RENFE train and passengers at Valencia station
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    RENFE awards contract for Spanish national Mobility-as-a-Service platform

    2021-08-10T08:08:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has awarded Siemens Mobility and Everis a five-year contract to develop and operate a multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which will enable travellers to use a single app to plan, book and pay for trips by public and shared transport including trains, metros, buses, bicycles, car ...

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    Metro Report International

    Real-time loading information through Google Maps

    2021-08-10T05:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road passengers can now obtain real-time information about seat availability through Google Maps. The technology was developed in-house by the operator. ‘LIRR continues to innovate and develop cutting-edge technology to allow riders to plan their trip right down to the ...

  • Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Line inauguration locos
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    Nigerian coastal railway to go ahead

    2021-08-09T14:06:00Z

    NIGERIA: Funding to enable the construction of the 650 km east-west coastal railway was approved by a meeting of the Federal Executive Council on August 4, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has told local media. The FEC also approved plans for lines from Kano to Jibia ...

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    Station modernisation programme contracts awarded

    2021-08-09T09:00:00Z

    LATVIA: National Railway LDz has awarded two design and build contracts for the modernisation of a total of 48 stations by 2023. A partnership of BMGS and FIMA was awarded the contract for stations on the lines from Rīga to Jelgava, Tukums II and Krustpils ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-09T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • PowerTech InnoTrans stand impression
    News

    Silicon carbide auxiliary converters to be shown at InnoTrans 2022

    2021-08-08T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: PowerTech Converter will be attending InnoTrans 2022, with its PTC Rail Services and PTC Rail OEM businesses presenting products and services including silicon carbide PowerBriX auxiliary converters. ‘After the cancellation of InnoTrans in 2020, we are now very much looking forward to getting in ...

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    Rail infrastructure laser scanning system launched

    2021-08-07T05:00:00Z

    SCANNING: Trimble has launched the GEDO GX50 kinematic laser scanning system, which is designed to operate with its GEDO track measurement technology to support clearance analysis and asset data collection. The GEDO GX50 features new Trimble-designed profiling lasers for high-accuracy data collection, and is available ...