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    Trenitalia awards €910m EMU framework contract

    2021-08-06T15:39:00Z

    ITALY: National passenger operator Trentitalia has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 150 Coradia Stream regional electric multiple-units worth a total of €910m The 3 kV DC units will be built in Italy at Alstom’s sites at Savigliano, Sesto San ...

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    In depth

    India: Building towards a high speed network

    2021-08-06T07:55:00Z

    With construction of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line starting to ramp up, National HSR Corp is finalising detailed project plans for another seven corridors, as outgoing Managing Director Achal Khare* explains to Chris Jackson.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-08-06T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Bangladesh – India cross-border freight services revived

    2021-08-05T11:37:00Z

    ASIA: Regular freight services on the 10 km cross-border line between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh restarted on August 1 after a hiatus of 56 years. Indian Railways dispatched a train loaded with aggregates from Damdim on the Northeast Frontier Railway for export ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail 2 and major infrastructure investment still required on South West Main Line despite Covid-19 effect, warns Network Rail

    2021-08-05T11:17:00Z

    UK: A report issued by Network Rail indicates that the expected drop in commuter and business travel caused by Covid-19 will not be sufficient to remove the need for major infrastructure investment on the South West Main Line serving London Waterloo, including potential resumption of work on Crossrail 2.

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    Vossloh awarded Norwegian turnout framework contract

    2021-08-05T11:11:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems a framework agreement for the supply of switches and crossings, as well as spare parts for existing turnouts, and the development of a range of switches for heavy haul lines. The agreement includes the ...

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    Siemens Mobility to buy booking software company Sqills

    2021-08-05T09:17:00Z

    SQILLS: Siemens Mobility has signed a binding agreement to acquire Dutch public transport inventory management, reservation and ticketing software-as-a-service company Sqills for €550m. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2022, after which Sqills would be managed as separate legal entity and wholly-owned ...

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    In depth

    Eurasian rail freight growth is two years ahead of forecasts

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Transit traffic to and from China and Europe by rail is growing faster than predicted, with Alexey Grom, CEO of the largest operator UTLC ERA, reporting that the company is ‘two years ahead of our forecasts’ and expecting to see a further 20% growth in the rest of this ...

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    ETCS Level 2 goes live on Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line

    2021-08-04T14:46:00Z

    DENMARK: All trains on the Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line in Sjælland began operating using ETCS Level 2 with effect from August 3, after infrastructure manager Banedanmark commissioned the next phase of its national Signalling Programme.

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    Rail Business UK

    Maritime Intermodal to lease Mossend Euroterminal

    2021-08-04T14:20:00Z

    UK: Maritime Transport’s Intermodal business is to lease the Mossend Euroterminal rail freight terminal in Scotland from DB Cargo UK with effect from October 1. Maritime took over the lease of DB Cargo UK’s intermodal freight facilities at Wakefield and Trafford Park two years ago, ...

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    RENFE Mercancías orders Stadler locos to haul freight over the Pajares corridor

    2021-08-04T11:21:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Mercancías has ordered 12 Euro 6000 high-power electric locomotives from Stadler Valencia to haul freight trains over the steeply graded Pajares pass and through the base tunnel now nearing completion.

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    Hitachi to create a ‘global leader’ in signalling with acquisition of Thales rail business

    2021-08-04T08:23:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Hitachi Rail has agreed to acquire Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems division, with the aim of positioning itself as a global leader in the signalling market and strengthening its position as provider of turnkey railway systems. The deal announced on August 4 has an enterprise ...

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    Soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line suburban services

    2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand held a soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line elevated metre-gauge suburban rail corridor on August 2, offering three months of free travel before the start of full commercial services in November. Services on the Red Line were inaugurated by ...

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    German associations seek more competition in second rail reform

    2021-08-03T15:25:00Z

    GERMANY: An alliance of industry associations has called for a major reform of railway policy that would introduce full vertical separation of infrastructure and operations and foster more on-rail competition. In a position paper published on August 2, seven organisations assert that climate change objectives can ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern Managing Director named

    2021-08-03T13:10:00Z

    UK: The Go-Ahead Group has announced the appointment of Southeastern Managing Director David Statham as Strategy Director from October, overseeing business strategy across the group’s rail, bus and public transport activities including its response to climate change. David Statham Go-Ahead ...

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    Hitachi East Coast EMU arrives at Hualien

    2021-08-03T09:13:00Z

    TAIWAN: The first of 50 EMU3000 inter-city trainsets being built for Taiwan Railway Administration by Hitachi was delivered to the port of Hualien on July 29, and is expected to enter service by the end of this year.

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    UIC Extreme Weather taskforce gets to work

    2021-08-03T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways’ Taskforce on Extreme Weather Conditions has been launched, and will initially focus on addressing the impact of heavy rain and floods. Strong winds are proposed as a focus for next year, and earthquakes in 2023. UIC’s Safety Platform decided ...

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    Metro Report International

    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s ...

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    CPTM locomotive rolled out

    2021-08-02T14:52:00Z

    BRAZIL: Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has received the first of two diesel-electric locomotives that will be used for hauling maintenance trains on São Paulo’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network.

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    Karawanken tunnel reopened

    2021-08-02T14:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-border rail services have resumed on the Villach – Ljubljana route between Austria and Slovenia, following the completion of a 10-month refurbishment of the Karawanken tunnel. Dating from 1906, the 7 975 m bore had been closed to all traffic from September ...