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    Knorr-Bremse begins production of low-noise brake blocks for new wagons

    2020-06-07T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles. ‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas ...

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    Lineas announces barge replacement train services

    2020-06-06T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: To facilitate a shift of freight from barge to rail at a time when water levels in the River Rhein are at their lowest in five years, Lineas is to increase its services and capacity on the corridor over the summer period from June 15. ...

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    New tunnel in Nürnberg – Schirnding electrification plan

    2020-06-05T13:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Plans to electrify the 140 km line from Nürnberg via Marktredwitz to Schirnding near the Czech border in northeast Bayern have been unveiled by DB Netz at events in Lauf and Schwandorf.

  • A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s Universit
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    ​Universities study options for battery traction to replace diesel

    2020-06-05T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s University of Birmingham. According to lobby group Allianz pro Schiene, ...

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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project further delayed

    2020-06-05T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: The government of Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for a seven month extension to the pause in project development for the proposed Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high speed line. Malaysia had said it would like to propose some changes to the project, and ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-06-05T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has appointed Huber+Suhner as preferred supplier of rolling stock power, control and communication cables under a new five-year agreement which will extend the companies’ collaboration to more than 25 years. The BEML board has approved the signing ...

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    Canadian Pacific completes Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition

    2020-06-04T16:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Canadian Pacific formally completed its acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway on June 3, with the takeover of the railway’s US business.

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    Associations emphasise importance of public transport in tackling climate change

    2020-06-04T14:06:00Z

    EUROPE: The International Union of Railways, International Association of Public Transport and European railway suppliers’ association UNIFE have called for ‘a new sense of urgency’ in developing a more sustainable transport mix, arguing that decision makers need to look beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath and not forget that ‘the rising danger’ of climate change ‘has not stopped during the crisis’.

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    Carbo Rail becomes Retrack Slovakia

    2020-06-04T12:57:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: VTG Rail Logistics has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in freight operator Carbo Rail following regulatory approval of the transaction which had been announced in February. Bratislava-based Carbo Rail was formed in November 2016 through the merger of Carbosped and Rail Sped, and ...

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    Historic Praha viaduct modernised

    2020-06-04T06:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Full operation across the Negrelli viaduct in Praha resumed on June 1, following the completion of a three-year project to refurbish the capital’s oldest railway bridge across the Vltava River.

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    NS streamlines strategic planning as Scheib steps down

    2020-06-03T15:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has announced a number of organisational changes following the departure of Executive Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer John Scheib on June 1.

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    Lazio high speed station agreement signed

    2020-06-03T11:36:00Z

    ITALY: FS Group has reached agreement for the construction of a new station on the Roma – Napoli high speed line to serve the southern part of Lazio region.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp has acquired a 34% stake in EKE Group’s train automation and management systems business EKE-Electronics.
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    Mitsubishi Electric Corp acquires stake in EKE-Electronics

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Mitsubishi Electric Corp has acquired a 34% stake in EKE Group’s train automation and management systems business EKE-Electronics. The companies have also entered into a wide-ranging co-operation agreement. This gives EKE-Electronics access to fast-growing markets as well as resources for further development, and the ability ...

  • Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou.
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    DB tests larger version of CRRC hybrid shunting locomotive

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou. DB ordered four 750 kW four-axle diesel-battery hybrid locomotives from CRRC Zhuzhou in June 2018 at a cost of €10m, with ...

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    Jeantet ousted from Keolis over ‘strategic differences’

    2020-06-02T15:34:00Z

    FRANCE: Former SNCF Réseau chief executive Patrick Jeantet has been dismissed as Chairman of Groupe Keolis with immediate effect, the company’s Supervisory Board announced on June 2. A new Executive Committee has been formed to oversee the business pending the appointment of a successor.

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    TMH delivers coaches to Kazakhstan

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia has begun delivering coaches for final assembly and fitting out at the Tulpar factory in Nur-Sultan under an agreement signed in February. Transmashholding is to supply a total of 92 Type 61-4447 open saloon ...

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    High speed co-operation extended

    2020-06-02T10:27:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has finalised a further agreement with SNCF International to assist with the development of the county’s proposed network of high speed lines.

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    KiwiRail to order two train ferries

    2020-06-02T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has issued a request for proposals for its next generation of train ferries for the Wellington to Picton route linking the road and rail networks of the North Island and South Island. The two new ships ‘represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the ...

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    Wabtec launches BlueFilter air filters for trains

    2020-06-02T05:00:00Z

    FILTER: Wabtec Corp has launched BlueFilter, a filter designed to be retrofitted to current passenger train HVAC systems to ensure the provision of clean air on board. The company says it can remove contaminants that are .01 to 1 000 μm size, smaller than current standard ...

  • 'We took all our precautions, especially social distancing, and restarted trips on some of our lines', said Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu.
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    Limited inter-city service restarts in Turkey

    2020-06-01T14:32:00Z

    TURKEY: Limited inter-city services on the national network restarted with the departure of a high speed train from Ankara to Istanbul at 07.00 on May 28, the first such train since services were suspended as part of coronavirus lockdown measures on March 28. Passenger services have ...