Main line rail industry news – Page 8

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    Connecting Europe Express tour concludes in Paris

    2021-10-08T09:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express  organised by the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move and trade association CER concluded its 36-day tour of the continent in Paris on October 7.

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    EBRD finances Moldovan rail corridor upgrade

    2021-10-08T08:43:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has provided national railway operator Calea Ferată din Moldova with a €23·5m loan to finance rehabilitation of the line running south from Bender to Căuşeni, Basarabeasca, Etulia and Giurgiuleşti on the Romanian border. Minister of Infrastructure & Regional ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-10-08T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Diesel locomotives to be converted to hydrogen power

    2021-10-07T14:02:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail and technology company Stargate Hydrogen have signed a letter of intent for the conversion of diesel-electric shunting locomotives to fuel cell power. The project is to be undertaken in two phases, starting with the completion of a prototype by the end ...

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    Ballina – Waterford service signals IÉ freight revival

    2021-10-07T13:23:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics have formally launched a regular rail freight service between Ballina and Waterford, with a ceremony at the port of Waterford on September 29.

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    Alstom aims to increase local content in Kazakhstan

    2021-10-07T12:47:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom and the Ministry of Trade & Integration have signed a MoU to increase local capabilities for the manufacturing of high-tech components, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the creation of sustainable transport infrastructure. Alstom employs more than 950 people in Kazakhstan, at the ...

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    Digitalisation, sustainability and localisation offer opportunities for rolling stock manufacturers

    2021-10-07T09:38:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Rolling stock manufacturers are optimistic about the future, and the merger of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation could create a European heavyweight able to compete with China’s CRRC, according to the latest Worldwide Rolling Stock Manufacturers market study from SCI Verkehr. Rolling stock manufacturers generated total ...

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    International rail freight links boost Chinese cities

    2021-10-07T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The launch of rail freight services linking the Chengdu International Railway Port to destinations across Asia and Europe has helped the Qingbaijiang district of the city achieve ‘outstanding’ economic development, the local authority reports. Meanwhile the city of Wuhan has further expanded the range of ...

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    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie

    2021-10-06T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has developed a 25 tonne axleload bogie in conjunction with St Petersburg State Transport University. The Type 18-9891 Type 3 GOST 9246-2013 bogie is designed to have less impact on the track than a 23·5 tonne design, while minimising flange ...

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    Automated brake test system development completed

    2021-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

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    High-rise wires reach Pipavav port

    2021-10-05T11:38:00Z

    INDIA: Western Railway has started electric operation of freight trains on its Bhavnagar division between Jodhpur and Pipavav, marking a significant milestone in the national electrification programme. Wired at a total cost of Rs2·9bn, the Surendranagar – Pipavav line is the first port feeder route in ...

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    Stadler selected to supply up to 510 EMUs to Swiss operators

    2021-10-05T10:59:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has been selected as the winner of the ‘largest tender in Swiss rail history’. The framework contract covers the supply of up to 510 Flirt electric multiple-units to Swiss Federal Railways, Thurbo and RegionAlps, with a firm order for an initial 286 units worth ...

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    US coupler manufacturers accuse China of unfair competition

    2021-10-05T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Freight Rail Coupler Coalition of wagon coupling manufacturers has filed petitions with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission alleging that state-supported Chinese manufacturers are engaging in price dumping, distorting the US market. The coalition is seeking the introduction of duties to ...

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    Eurostar brand to remain after Thalys merger

    2021-10-04T17:05:00Z

    EUROPE: European high speed operators Eurostar and Thalys confirmed on October 4 that their planned merger announced in September 2019 is on course to be completed ‘within two to three years’, with a formal submission to the European Commission’s competition authority expected in 2022. Being taken ...

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    Investment needed to roll out Digital Capacity Management

    2021-10-04T14:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Associations representing infrastructures managers and train operators have endorsed a joint call for EU funding to help roll out Digital Capacity Management to optimise the utilisation of the continent’s rail network for both freight and passenger traffic.

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    Gulf of Mexico train ferry enters service

    2021-10-04T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: The CG Railway joint venture of Genesee & Wyoming and SEACOR Holdings has taken delivery of two train ferries from China’s CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. Cherokee entered service between the USA and Mexico in September, and Mayan is scheduled to replace the current ...

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    ARTC awards Inland Rail missing link contract

    2021-10-04T10:57:00Z

     AUSTRALIA: Contracts have been awarded for a further section of the Inland Rail corridor, with project promoter ARTC selecting a Laing O’Rourke-led consortium to deliver civil works on the so-called ‘missing link’ between northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-04T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Two Czech electrification schemes completed

    2021-10-03T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Two wiring projects were completed on the national network in September, totalling 38 route-km. On September 9, infrastructure manager SŽ completed wiring of the 29 km single-track line from Olomouc to Uničov. The line is energised at 3 kV DC, but with provision for ...

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    Donations sought to establish Reinschmidt railway engineering scholarship

    2021-10-02T05:00:00Z

    USA: Donations from across the rail sector are being sought to support a scholarship fund in memory of former permanent way specialist Al Reinschmidt, who died in 2018. The Albert J Reinschmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has been established by friends and rail industry colleagues, is ...