The latest business news from the global rail industry, including passenger and freight train operators, infrastructure managers, regulators and the supply and support industries.
EUROPE: The heroism and resilience of Ukrainian Railways over the past year was marked at the 16th European Railway Award celebrations, with the presentation of the Rail Champion award.
INDIA: The government will increase funding for the national railway network to its highest ever level in 2023-24 in order to support further capital investment, according to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
EUROPE: CRRC ZELC’s Vossloh Rolling Stock business has announced orders to supply leasing company Nexrail with 50 DE18 Stage V locomotives.
FRANCE: A rolling stock climate testing chamber which can provide temperatures from -45°C to 70°C and humidity from 5% to 95% has been built at the Centre d’Essais Ferroviaires centre in Valenciennes.
EUROPE: The European Commission has announced that it will support 10 pilot projects for new or improved cross-border passenger services.
AUSTRALASIA: The Australasian Railway Association has opened registration for its Understanding Rail courses aimed at new entrants to the railway and metro sectors.
GERMANY: Passengers in Hamburg can now get real-time train occupancy data using technology developed by S-Bahn Hamburg in-house using an existing communication system supplied by PSI Transcom.
UK: A prototype Fibre-reinforced polymer, Lower cost, Optimised design, Working — or FLOW — footbridge developed to enable the affordable replacement of foot crossings has been opened in Shropshire.
RUSSIA: The bankrupt Engels Locomotive Plant has been purchased by Inter Cargo Co for 2·8bn roubles, below the auction’s starting price of 3·83bn roubles.
CHILE: Plans to reintroduce passenger services between Santiago and Valparaíso have been announced by President Gabriel Boric.
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