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  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market

    2022-08-23T17:06:00Z

    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • DB decided to impose immediate speed restrictions or to close lines while checks were made.
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    Sleeper checks trigger widespread disruption in Germany

    2022-08-23T12:27:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is checking the condition of around 200 000 prestressed concrete sleepers of a specific type installed at numerous locations across its network.

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road (Phpto Tom Nicholson, TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Next phase of London’s Elizabeth Line to launch in November

    2022-08-23T09:36:00Z

    UK: The next phase of operation on the Elizabeth Line is to begin on November 6, Transport for London has confirmed.

  • Alstom has signed a contract to provide full-service maintenance for 60 MaK DE6400 diesel locomotives operated by DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands.
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    Alstom awarded 60-loco maintenance contract

    2022-08-23T08:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has signed a contract to provide full-service maintenance for 60 MaK DE6400 diesel locomotives operated by DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands. Alstom sites in Rotterdam and Brugge will be responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance for an initial term of three years, ...

  • Regional-train-at-Forli
    In depth

    Italy: Accelerating the national rail investment programme

    2022-08-23T07:00:00Z

    Managing Director of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Vera Fiorani  and Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Infrastructure & Sustainable Mobility, have confirmed plans to meet sustainability targets and accelerate investment in railway infrastructure as part of Italy’s post-Covid economic recovery programme. Christian Scasso  reports.

  • SNCB train
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    Beacons deployed to provide better train location data than GPS

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has completed an initial deployment of HID Global’s real-time location services platform and BEEKs Bluetooth Low-Energy beacons to provide more precise data than is possible with GPS. This approach replaces the use of an app on an onboard attendant’s smartphone which ...

  • Rolls Royce MTU at Innotrans
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    Powering the path to net zero

    2022-08-23T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Recognising the challenges for vehicle manufacturers and railway operators in meeting the emissions reduction objectives set out in the Paris climate change agreement, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will be promoting a range of future-oriented technologies at InnoTrans 2022 under the theme of ‘Powering the path to ...

  • Eurostar and Thalys
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    Eurostar Group names next CEO and targets 30 million passengers within 10 years

    2022-08-22T14:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Gwendoline Cazenave has been appointed as CEO of Eurostar Group with effect from October 1. She will succeed Jacques Damas, who has been CEO of Eurostar since October 2020 and CEO of Eurostar Group since it was formed as the holding company for Eurostar and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi

    2022-08-22T13:29:00Z

     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

  • Pekel_01
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    Tunnel breakthrough on Slovenia – Austria route

    2022-08-22T13:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: The 1 530 m Pekel tunnel which is being built as part of the upgrading of the route from Maribor to the Austrian border was broken through on August 18. The route modernisation comprises three work packages with a total cost ...

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    US inter-city rail grants announced

    2022-08-22T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of more than $233m from the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme for 11 projects to improve inter-city passenger rail services in eight states. Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme grants ...

  • Ukraine Moldova border
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    Ukraine – Moldova rail link reinstated ahead of schedule

    2022-08-22T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 23 km railway linking Berezyne in Ukraine to Basarabeasca in Moldova was reopened on August 22. The line provides a rail connection from the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi – Izmail line in the southern part of Odesa oblast to the River Danube port of Reni, transiting ...

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

  • Nokian Tyres Locomotive
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2022-08-22T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Plasser (1)
    News

    Plasser & Theurer focuses on increasing infrastructure capacity with technology

    2022-08-21T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Austrian track machine manufacturer Plasser & Theurer will be focusing on digitalisation, automation and environmental issues at InnoTrans 2022, presenting a range of innovations to help increase infrastructure capacity through the smarter use of technology. In the outdoor area, Plasser will ...

  • GRAMMER_Ubility One
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    Sit down with Grammer at InnoTrans

    2022-08-20T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Any opportunity to sit down should not be missed when visiting the world’s largest rail industry trade fair, and seat supplier Grammer will be giving visitors to InnoTrans to the chance to try out its Ubility One concept. The Ubility Air, Ubility Light and Ubility Shift ...

  • MRCE Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive
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    MRCE orders locos for future cross-border needs

    2022-08-19T13:55:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply 14 Vectron Multi System locomotives. The 6·4 MW locos with a maximum speed of 160 km/h will be fitted with ETCS and national train control systems enabling operating in ...

  • us Chicago Metra F40 battery locomotive image
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    Metra awards battery locomotive contract

    2022-08-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has awarded Progress Rail a contract to convert up to six of its oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power for testing on the Rock Island Line. The base order covers the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 locomotives over 3½ years, ...

  • Alstom Avelia Horizon high speed train impression
    News

    SNCF orders more TGV M high speed trains

    2022-08-19T09:27:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has awarded Alstom a €590m firm order to supply a further 15 Avelia Horizon high speed trains, designated TGV M by the operator. The order announced on August 18 is the second option exercised under the €2∙7bn TGV of the Future framework agreement ...

  • Fenghuang maglev (4)
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    Phoenix-inspired maglev line opens to serve ancient town

    2022-08-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A maglev line has opened to provide a scenic connection to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listed Fenghuang Ancient Town, which attracts 30 000 visitors a day. The maglev runs for 9·1 km between the old town and Fenghuang station on the Zhangjiajie – Jishou ...