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  • KTZ Alstom Prima M4 KZ4AT loco (1)
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    Kazakh-built passenger locomotive commissioned

    2021-07-23T14:39:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has commissioned the first Alstom Prima M4 KZ4AT electric passenger locomotive to be assembled locally rather than imported from France. KTZ has ordered a total of 302 Prima T8 KZ8A freight locomotives and 119 Prima M4 KZ4AT passenger locomotives since 2010. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-07-23T05:00:00Z

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    Calgary – Banff passenger train project enters development phase

    2021-07-22T12:56:00Z

    CANADA: A detailed memorandum of understanding to accelerate the development of a proposed 150 km passenger line linking Calgary Airport with Banff National Park has been signed by Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation, Invest Alberta and Canada Infrastructure Bank. Project feasibility studies have been completed since ...

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    Private operator takes delivery of three-section diesel locomotives

    2021-07-22T08:40:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first 3TE25K2M three-section main line freight diesel locomotives to be ordered by a private operator rather than by Russian Railways have been delivered from Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant. Six of the 9·3 MW locomotives were ordered in May by Elga-Trans, which operates the 321 ...

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    CRRC rolls out completed 600 km/h maglev trainset

    2021-07-21T15:30:00Z

    CHINA: The first complete five-car maglev trainset designed for 600 km/h operation was formally rolled out by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on July 20. Described by the manufacturer as ‘another important milestone’ in the five-year research and development programme backed by the Chinese government, ...

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    Financing agreed for Ghana’s Western railway upgrade

    2021-07-21T05:01:00Z

    GHANA: Loans totalling €600m have been signed to finance construction of a 100 km section of 1 435 mm gauge line on the Western Railway corridor running inland from Takoradi Harbour to Huni Valley. The existing 1 067 mm gauge Western Railway runs from Takoradi ...

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    Standard gauge freight terminal opens in Lithuania

    2021-07-20T09:40:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opened to commercial freight traffic on July 19, with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė amongst the guests at a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a 1 435 mm gauge train loaded with containers and semi-trailers from the Netherlands. Work began in ...

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    Thai and Japanese railway research organisations to co-operate

    2021-07-20T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: The National Scientific Technology Development Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute covering co-operation on technical matters, human development and joint research to help improve the Thai railway network. Initially running until the end of June ...

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    Talgo and Repsol to develop fuel cell trains powered by renewable hydrogen

    2021-07-19T16:18:00Z

    SPAIN: Rolling stock builder Talgo and petrochemical group Repsol signed an accord on July 19 to develop fuel cell trainsets powered by hydrogen generated from renewable sources.

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    Infrastructure managers assess impact of catastrophic flooding

    2021-07-19T15:51:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail infrastructure managers are assessing the extent of impact of catastrophic flooding which has destroyed tracks, bridges, earthworks and stations in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere. Deutsche Bahn reported on July 18 that 600 km of track and around 80 stations in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Rheinland-Pfalz ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Production of Delhi – Meerut RRTS trains begins

    2021-07-19T13:57:00Z

    INDIA: Alstom has begun production of the electric multiple-units ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System commuter line. The Rs25·77bn rolling stock contract awarded by National Capital Region Transport Corp in May 2020 covers 30 six-car 25 kV ...

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    Red snow crabs by high speed train

    2021-07-19T08:07:00Z

    JAPAN: Red snow crabs and turban shells harvested along the coasts of Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures have been transported to Tokyo by high speed train as part of a campaign to promote domestic tourism in northern Tohoku. East Japan Railway’s Akita Shinkansen Komachi 16 ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-19T05:00:00Z

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  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.
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    Rail freight monitoring technology partnership launched

    2021-07-18T05:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Supply chain data analytics company Nexxiot and cargo monitoring technology specialist TransRail Innovation Group have announced a partnership to integrate TRIG’s sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network. TRIG’s digital sensors evaluate liquid cargo levels in real-time, monitor whether wagon handbrakes ...

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    Onboard computer for railway AI

    2021-07-17T05:00:00Z

    COMPUTER: Syslogic has launched its AI Railway Computer RSL A3, which it says is the first onboard computer for rolling stock to be based on the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial system on module. The industrial module offers the same performance level as the tried-and-tested ...

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    DB joint venture to build Congolese iron ore line

    2021-07-16T18:04:00Z

    CONGO: Mining group Sapro has finalised an agreement with the Thelo DB joint venture for the construction and operation of a 412 km heavy haul railway to connect its Mayoko iron ore mine with the deepwater port of Pointe-Noire on the Atlantic coast.

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    Anápolis to host railway research centre

    2021-07-16T14:51:00Z

    BRAZIL: Work is expected to start later this year to establish a Centre of Excellence for Railway Technology in Anápolis, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Infrastructure and the state government of Goiás on July 15. Expected ...

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    $117bn Northeast Corridor route modernisation plan unveiled

    2021-07-16T11:05:00Z

    USA: A vision for modernising the 735 km main line linking Washington DC with Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York was outlined by the Northeast Corridor Commission on July 14.

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    Chinese freight arrives in Hairatan

    2021-07-16T10:39:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: The first shipment of Chinese commercial and transit goods to arrive in the current solar year was delivered to the commercial port of Hairatan on July 11, having been moved by rail from Urumqi via Uzbekistan. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the train organised ...

  • Pracovníci v ŽOS Trnava
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

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