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    RZD sells its stake in Transcontainer

    2019-12-06T14:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: State railway group RZD has sold its majority stake in intermodal operator Transcontainer to private freight and logistics company Delo Group, which runs intermodal terminals and port facilities across the Russian Federation. The Russian government had given its approval in April for the sale of ...

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    Wabtec delivers locomotives to Egypt

    2019-12-06T13:46:00Z

    EGYPT: Wabtec has delivered 10 Evolution Series diesel locomotives to Egyptian National Railways and the Ministry of Transportation. In June 2017 the Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways signed a US$575m letter of intent for the supply of 100 mixed-traffic locomotives from GE, which subsequently ...

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    NS CEO calls for comprehensive high speed network

    2019-12-06T11:53:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘Something is really wrong’ when airlines can offer flights ‘at ridiculous prices’ in Europe, said Roger Van Boxtel, CEO of Dutch national passenger operator NS in the keynote opening session at the World Rail Festival in Amsterdam on December 4. Referring to the UN Climate ...

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    Leo Express to operate trains to Wrocław

    2019-12-06T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator Leo Express signed an agreement with Polish regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on December 5 to run services between Praha and Wrocław, starting on December 20. Leo Express plans to run three trains a week from Praha and two a week in ...

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    Hitachi to supply inter-city trains for Avanti West Coast services

    2019-12-06T10:28:00Z

    UK: First Trenitalia has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply and maintain 23 inter-city trainsets for use on Avanti West Coast services. The contract announced on December 6 is worth £350m. Due to enter service from 2022, the 200 km/h trains to be assembled at ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-12-06T08:00:00Z

    To make itself ‘structurally fit for future challenges’, infrastructure construction company Swietelsky Baugesellschaft mbH has been restructured as Swietelsky AG. Supervisory Board Chairman Günther Grassner explained that no stock exchange listing was envisaged, as the change in legal structure would have no impact on the ownership. ...

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    Components turn to foam to provide fire protection

    2019-12-06T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner Group has developed HFP 34, a semi-rigid polyurethane-based material which can be used to make weather-resistant moulded parts for rolling stock which will turn to foam in the event of a fire, protecting passengers from smoke and flames until they can be evacuated. ...

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    Tracsis launches goodwill app

    2019-12-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: Software supplier Tracsis Travel Compensation Services has launched a ‘Gesture of Goodwill’ app designed to be used by station and on-train staff to issue dissatisfied passengers with vouchers which can be downloaded to a mobile device and redeemed at retail outlets. Pre-approved maximum transaction ...

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    Leo Express goes multimodal

    2019-12-05T16:24:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Leo Express has launched a pilot first and last mile service by partnering with peer-to-peer car sharing company HoppyGo. The open access operator has become a minority shareholder in HoppyGo and expects to expand the service to destinations in Poland next year.

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    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen

    2019-12-05T16:12:00Z

    NORWAY: Keolis Norge has ordered 88 battery buses and 10 battery trolleybuses for use in Bergen under two contracts announced on December 2. Yutong Eurobus Scandinavian is to supply 88 E12 electric buses next year. A pre-production prototype is due to be delivered next month. The ...

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    Wien agrees €2bn S-Bahn expansion package

    2019-12-05T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a €2bn package of infrastructure enhancements to expand the capital’s S-Bahn network were unveiled by the Mayor of Wien Michael Ludwig and ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä on December 3.

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    ST Engineering launches variable platform screen doors

    2019-12-05T10:46:00Z

    SCREEN DOORS: ST Engineering launched its variable pitch platform screen door at the AusRAIL Plus trade show that took place in Sydney on December 3-5. The VP-PSD detects the door configuration as each train approaches the platform, automatically moving the doors to the correct stopping position. ...

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    ‘Romance’ of rail can mitigate skills crisis

    2019-12-05T09:34:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The rail sector needs to embrace rapid changes in workplace expectations in order to overcome a looming demographic crisis, delegates at the AusRail conference in Sydney heard on December 4.

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-12-05T08:00:00Z

    LNER ran a ‘preview’ service to Harrogate using an Azuma bi-mode trainset on December 3, ahead of the planned start of Azuma services to the town with the timetable change on December 15. The trains will operate electrically on the East Coast Main Line between London ...

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    Moment launches on-train entertainment platform

    2019-12-05T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Air and cruise infotainment technology supplier Moment is now offering its multimedia platform for train operators. The platform allows passengers to access a range of services from their electronic devices using wi-fi, without needing connectivity from the train. Operators can provide a custom range ...

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    DB plans Arriva flotation in May

    2019-12-04T16:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is looking to float its international public transport operating subsidiary Arriva on the stock market next year, CEO Richard Lutz told local media on December 4.

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    CP signs public service contract

    2019-12-04T15:42:00Z

    PORTUGAL: State-owned train operator Comboios de Portugal has finally signed its first contract to run passenger services on the national rail network.

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    Rio suburban trains slowly return to service after traction fault

    2019-12-04T14:59:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: Six more electric multiple-units returned to service on the SuperVia suburban rail network serving Rio de Janeiro on December 2, after being taken out of service in November because of traction equipment faults. SuperVia withdrew 40 of its CRRC-built EMUs from ...

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    Luton Airport peoplemover bridge installed

    2019-12-04T14:49:00Z

    UK: A bridge that will carry the future Luton DART peoplemover over the A1081 road has been slid into place by contractor VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier. The 80 m long, 1 000 tonne structure had been assembled off-site over eight months, and was then moved around 900 m to ...

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    Hyundai Rotem ships its first inter-city trains to New South Wales

    2019-12-04T13:29:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Hyundai Rotem has shipped the first 20 of 554 double-deck electric multiple-unit cars that it is supplying to New South Wales for use on NSW TrainLink inter-city services. Rotem is supplying the 160 km/h rolling stock from its Changwon plant in South Korea as part ...