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    Arriva awards Guardia ETCS retrofitting contract

    2020-07-04T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Nederland has awarded Stadler a contract to retrofit 36 Flirt multiple-units used on regional services in Limburg with Guardia ETCS onboard equipment. The contract includes obtaining approval for the use of Guardia in Germany and Belgium, because eight of the EMUs are used on ...

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    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova

    2020-07-03T14:07:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The first six of 12 TE33AC diesel locomotives which national railway CFM ordered from GE Transportation, now Wabtec, in 2018 are currently being delivered from the LKZ factory at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. The TE33AC locomotives for CFM have a 12-cylinder ...

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    Trafikverket awards independent assessment services contract

    2020-07-03T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded engineering consultancy Lloyd’s Register a contract to provide third party assessment services for rail projects. This includes the provision of independent assessment body and notified body assurance services to ensure technical interoperability and compliance with the Common Safety Method ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    On June 30 Alstom acquired Ibre , which supplies cast iron or steel brake discs for rail vehicles. Now a whole owned subsidiary named Alstom Ibre, it employs around 30 people at its Sens site in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Ibre had a turnover of approximately €10m in 2019, ...

  • RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1.
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    RegioJet launches train to Croatia so ‘everyone can afford a holiday’

    2020-07-02T16:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1. The seasonal service is to run three times a week until July 11, daily until the end of August, and then thrice weekly ...

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    Chinese network expands again ahead of national timetable change

    2020-07-02T14:54:00Z

    CHINA: A series of new line openings has driven an increase in services across the country with the introduction of a new national timetable on July 1. The 143 km Shanghai – Nantong line has been designed for 200 km/h operation and includes a 1 092 ...

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    Trains replace planes on Wien – Salzburg route

    2020-07-02T14:16:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Inter-city rail travel will replace domestic flights between Wien and Salzburg, Austrian Airlines announced on July 2.

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    Series N700S enters service on Tokaido Shinkansen

    2020-07-02T09:59:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway officially launched its first Series N700S high speed trains into revenue service on the Tokaido Shinkansen with a ceremony at Tokyo station on July 1.

  • President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21.
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    First phase of Belarusian electrification project completed

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    BELARUS: President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrification project ...

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    New England’s Pan Am Railways up for sale

    2020-07-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: New England regional railroad Pan Am Railways has been put up for sale, with the private owners including majority shareholder Tim Mellon appointing BMO Financial Group to assist with the process.

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    Ballina – Waterford freight trains to resume

    2020-07-01T13:30:00Z

    IRELAND: Global logistics company XPO is preparing to launch a regular freight service between Ballina in the northwest and the port of Waterford in the southeast.

  • The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years.
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    Melbourne – Adelaide Overland to return

    2020-07-01T11:50:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years. Around 200 000 passengers/year use the twice-weekly daytime service, which takes 10½ h to cover the ...

  • The German government has underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share
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    German government commits to rail at national summit

    2020-07-01T08:27:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share during a Rail Summit hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure in Berlin on June 30.

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    RENFE picks CAF to renew narrow gauge fleet

    2020-06-30T11:25:00Z

    SPAIN: The RENFE board has selected CAF to supply 37 metre-gauge trains for its former FEVE routes under a contract worth €258m. Photo: Carmelo Zaita Among recent CAF designs for Spanish narrow gauge lines are these metre-gauge Series 950 EMUs operated by Euskotren. ...

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    Akiem Astride tested in Croatia

    2020-06-30T08:37:00Z

    EUROPE: Hungarian freight operator CER Cargo has received certification to operate in Croatia using a modified Astride multi-system locomotive, which has been leased from Akiem for use on international services between Hungary and the ports of Koper and Rijeka.

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    CZ Loko to supply shunters to PKP Intercity

    2020-06-30T08:25:00Z

    POLAND: Sole bidder CZ Loko has been awarded a 39·1m złoty contract to supply 10 lightweight shunting locomotives for PKP Intercity to use at its principal depots. A previous tender had failed to attract any bidders within the budget. Based on the Czech manufacturer’s EffiShunter 300 ...

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    PowerHaul locos arrive in Finland as Operail expands outside Estonia

    2020-06-29T11:20:00Z

    FINLAND: Wabtec announced on June 26 that the first two of nine broad gauge PowerHaul diesel locomotives had been delivered to the port of Hanko in Finland for use by the local arm of Estonian state-owned operator Operail. The 1 524 mm gauge locomotives are being ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Specialist cables developed for Egyptian resignalling project

    2020-06-29T09:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-29T06:47:00Z

    Green Cargo has renewed contracts with two industrial customers for the transport of wood chips and pulpwood from Norway to Sweden. The contract extensions take effect from December and will see Green Cargo move the commodities on alternate days. Trains in Norway are operated in ...

  • SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment.
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    SNCF Réseau selects Trimble data sharing platform

    2020-06-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: C Masse FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment. An initial implementation phase expected to last 18 months aims to test many use cases covering ...