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    Wabtec opens Indian engineering hub

    2021-10-18T09:00:00Z

    INDIA: Wabtec has opened a ‘world-class’ rail component design and performance lab at Bengaluru. The facility includes a test area, operations centre and office space with more than 30 custom-built mechanical, electrical and propulsion test rigs which will be used characterise performance, understand failures, predict the ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Helsinki – Turku high speed planning gets underway

    2021-10-17T05:00:00Z

    tn_fi-helsinki-station-exterior_01.jpg FINLAND: Responsibility for the development of plans for a high speed line between Helsinki and Turku has been transferred from the national transport infrastructure agency Väylävirasto to the dedicated project body which was established to oversee the project through to completion. Turun Tunnin Juna Oy, ...

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    Volga-Don Canal bridge opened

    2021-10-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A 155 m long bridge across the Volga-Don Canal near Volgograd has been officially opened, carrying a second track to increase the capacity of the Gornopolyansky – Kanalnaya line to 154 trains each way per day. Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev ...

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    Wabtec to transfer production from German site to Italy and India

    2021-10-15T08:55:00Z

    WABTEC: Plans to transfer production activities from Wabtec’s Bochum site in Germany to Poli in Italy and Hosur in India have been announced, with the loss of around 200 jobs expected by the end of 2023. The brake and coupler manufacturing and maintenance factory at Bochum ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-10-15T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Refurbished EMU to offer tourist-oriented Osaka – Kyoto service

    2021-10-14T12:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kinki Nippon Railway (Kintetsu) has announced plans to refurbish a withdrawn four-car Series 12200 EMU ahead of the launch of a new service to be marketed as the Ayoyoshi Limited Express.

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    Pacific National orders UGL Evolution diesel locomotives

    2021-10-14T09:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Pacific National has awarded UGL a framework contract to design, manufacture and supply up to 123 C44 Evolution diesel locomotives, with a firm order for 50 in the first tranche.

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    Structure monitoring system developed

    2021-10-14T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Kerala Rail Development Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to use technology developed by Lab2Market for the real-time monitoring of civil engineering structures in areas prone to land settlement and flooding on the planned Silver Line. The 530 km double-track 200 km/h railway is ...

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    Sustainability pledge for African railways launched

    2021-10-13T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: A sustainability pledge for African railways targeting a 25% market share, carbon neutrality and support for employee wellbeing has been launched by UIC Africa as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Africa Climate week. Increasing rail’s market share to 25% by ...

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    Alstom CEO considers the future of travel

    2021-10-13T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Alstom Chairman & CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge considers what transport will be like in the future in the latest episode of the InnoTrans Podcast, including how freight will be transported and how mobility will change in urban and rural areas. Poupart-Lafarge says future transport must be ...

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    Railway Gazette Group seeks Industry Editor

    2021-10-12T16:19:00Z

    A rare opportunity has opened up to join the editorial team of the Railway Gazette Group at DVV Media International.

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    Transnet to seek private operator for reopened link

    2021-10-12T13:45:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail is to invite bids for a concession to operate the 200 km Cookhouse – Blaney line in Eastern Cape, which was reopened for regular traffic on October 7.

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    Rail Baltica safety assessment services contract awarded

    2021-10-12T13:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the national project implementers Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas, Rail Baltic Estonia and LTG Infra have awarded Certifer a €4·5m contract to act as the single safety assessment services provider throughout the design, construction and integration phases of developing the ...

  • Imprerssion of Stadler diesel locomotive for KiwiRail
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    KiwiRail orders 57 Stadler diesel locomotives

    2021-10-12T09:17:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has selected Stadler to supply its next generation of main-line diesel locomotives, placing a framework contract with an NZ$403m firm order for an initial 57 to be deployed on freight and passenger services on the South Island’s ‘challenging’ routes. Announcing the order on ...

  • CP has a fleet of 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets that were supplied by a consortium led by Fiat Ferroviaria in 1999-2000.
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    Cross-border high speed corridor proposed in northern Portugal

    2021-10-12T06:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: As part of the work feeding into the country’s upcoming National Railway Plan, the Vale d’Ouro Association has put forward proposals for a new line through the Trás-os-Montes region to link Porto with Zamora in Spain.

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    China – Europe transit freight terminal opens in Kaliningrad

    2021-10-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A freight terminal has been opened at Chernyakhovsk in Kaliningrad oblast to handle containerised transit traffic between China and Europe. The East-West terminal is close to the border crossing between Zheleznodorozhny in Russia and Skandawa in Poland, and has a capacity of 450 000 TEU/year ...

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    Vision for a seamless European rail passenger ticketing experience

    2021-10-11T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A position paper setting out a long-term ‘political vision’ for the seamless planning and booking of international rail journeys has been published by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies. However, independent passenger operators are disappointed at the lack of firm commitments.

  • Elga-Trans TMH Bryansk 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-10-11T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Maintalbahn electrification study commissioned

    2021-10-10T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has appointed Intraplan Consult to undertake a cost-benefit study for the proposed electrification of the Maintalbahn between Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg. BEG said electrification would enable the provision of high quality connections to Frankfurt Hbf and the wider Rhein-Main region, and it ...