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  • Rail Baltica train concept
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    Rail Baltica regional station design contract signed

    2023-01-28T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: National Rail Baltica project implementation body Rail Baltic Estonia has awarded Ardanuy Ingeneria a €368 000 contract to design seven stations for use by regional passenger services on the future 1 435 mm gauge line. The stations at Assaku, Luige, Saku and Kurtna in the ...

  • Aerial view of HS2's London Euston station site
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    Government ‘committed to delivering HS2 to Manchester’

    2023-01-27T12:30:00Z

    UK: The government is committed to building High Speed 2 through to London Euston rather than terminating it short at Old Oak Common, according to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. ‘I don’t see any conceivable circumstance in which that would not end up at Euston’, he told the ...

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    National Express selected for 10-year operating contracts

    2023-01-27T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: National Express Rail has been selected to operate passenger services RE1 Aachen – Hamm and RE11 Düsseldorf – Paderborn – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe for 10 years from the December 2023 timetable change. The €1bn contract tendered by Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR, go.Rheinland (formerly NVR), Westfalen-Lippe authority NWL ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2023-01-27T05:00:00Z

    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

  • Wagons (Photo Operail)
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    Operail sells more wagons from its lease fleet

    2023-01-26T10:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has sold a further 807 wagons from its lease fleet for €22·1m as part of a programme of divestment of non-core assets. More than 40 companies were invited to participate and 20 tenders were submitted. After what Operail said was a ...

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    Long Island Rail Road opens its Grand Central Madison hub in New York

    2023-01-26T09:41:00Z

    USA: Long Island Rail Road opened its Grand Central Madison deep-level station beneath New York’s famous Grand Central Terminal on January 25.

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    DB Regio awarded Rheine – Löhne operating contract

    2023-01-26T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has been selected to operate new regional express service RE62 Rheine – Osnabrück – Löhne for seven years from December 2023. The service running every 2 h is being commissioned by Neidersachsen transport authority LNVG and Westfalen-Lippe authority NWL to retain an hourly ...

  • Rail freight wagons being loaded at a yard (Photo Network Rail)
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    Luxembourg Rail Protocol registrar designate changes hands

    2023-01-26T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Regulis, the registrar designate for the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, has been acquired from SITA by Canadian company Information Services Corp. The 2007 Luxembourg Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment has been developed to create a global legal regime for ...

  • Impression of a Škoda Group electric multiple-unit for Elron.
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    Elron orders 10 more EMUs

    2023-01-25T12:04:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has awarded Škoda Group a firm order to supply a further 10 electric multiple-units. The order announced by the Czech manufacturer on January 24 has been placed using an option in a 2021 contract for initial six EMUs which are now being ...

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    Work to rebuild Praha Masarykovo station to start this year

    2023-01-25T09:32:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The remodelling and expansion of Praha’s Masarykovo terminus has received planning approval, infrastructure manager Správa železnic has confirmed. Tenders are due to be called in the spring, and construction work is scheduled to start later this year. The existing seven platforms will ...

  • Transnet Class 22E electric locomotives (Photo: Bruce Evans).
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    Transnet seeks locomotive rehabilitation options

    2023-01-25T09:08:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has announced its intention to call an open tender for the rehabilitation of 161 non-operational locomotives ‘as a matter of urgency’, saying it had reached an impasse with the manufacturer. The CRRC Class 22E electric locos are intended for use on the North, ...

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    Electrification motor tower cars delivered

    2023-01-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Europten has taken delivery of the first two of three Plasser & Theurer MTW 100.216 motor tower cars for use on electrification and maintenance projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The MTW is a designed for overhead contact line installation inspection and maintenance, and can ...

  • Eurostar Thalys merger brand reveal (2)
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    Merged Eurostar and Thalys branding revealed

    2023-01-24T17:09:00Z

    EUROPE: The branding for the merged Eurostar and Thalys high speed rail businesses was unveiled in Brussels on January 24.

  • Aargau Verkehr Stadler Saphir II EMU impression
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    Aargau Verkehr orders EMUs to standardise fleet

    2023-01-24T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Aargau Verkehr has awarded Stadler a SFr39·5m contract to supply five ABe4/8 Saphir II metre-gauge electric multiple-units for use on the 22 km Wynental and 10 km Suhrental lines west of Zürich from December 2025. The firm order has been placed as an option on ...

  • Le Train Talgo Avril trainset impression (4)
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    Le Train selects 330 km/h Talgo trainsets for French open access services

    2023-01-24T09:59:00Z

    FRANCE: Le Train Managing Director Alain Gétraud tells Railway Gazette International about the open access start-up’s plans to acquire a fleet of 330 km/h Talgo Avril S106 high speed trains customised to its requirements.

  • Three Seas high speed rail map
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    Three Seas high speed network proposed to link Warszawa with Tallinn, Budapest, Praha and Kyiv

    2023-01-24T09:30:00Z

    EUROPE: Memoranda of understanding for co-operation on the development of new and enhanced rail links between capital cities in central and eastern Europe, including Kyiv, were signed at the Railway Direction Days 2023 conference in Warszawa.

  • High speed rail study proposal
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    Study proposes massive expansion of Europe’s high speed rail network

    2023-01-23T17:15:00Z

    EUROPE: A master plan for massive expansion of the high speed rail network has been proposed by the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking in co-operation with the Community of European Railways, supply industry association UNIFE and the AllRail association of new entrants to the passenger market. Unveiled ...

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    Underground suburban station in Santiago approved

    2023-01-23T12:00:00Z

    CHILE: The government has granted environmental approval for the construction of a 3·2 km double-track tunnel and underground station to serve Santiago’s Central-Alameda complex as part of the Alameda – Melipilla suburban rail scheme.

  • Innofreight gauge change
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    Containerised coal overcomes the break-of-gauge

    2023-01-23T11:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Innofreight containers are being transferred from broad to standard gauge trains as part of a through journey for the first time. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has forced Poland to seek alternatives to Russian coal, but Polish ports have limited capacity to handle the required volumes. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2023-01-23T09:22:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.