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  • MRS Logística has signed an agreement to extend its concession to operate freight services on its 1 643 km broad and mixed gauge network in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
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    MRS Logística to invest R$11bn under early concession renewal deal

    2022-08-04T13:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: MRS Logística has signed an agreement to extend its concession to operate freight services on its 1 643 km broad and mixed gauge network in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. The company’s concession will run for 30 years beyond ...

  • Los Angeles Metrolink refurbished coach (9)
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    Metrolink unveils refurbished coach

    2022-08-04T12:00:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink has returned to service the first of 50 coaches which are undergoing mid-life refurbishment, and has been allocated funding for a capacity enhancement programme. The contract for the refurbishment work was awarded to a Talgo-Systra joint venture in June ...

  • UTY Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset in Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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    DB supports electrification in Uzbekistan

    2022-08-04T08:56:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The German national railway’s DB Engineering & Consulting subsidiary has been awarded a contract to supervise electrification of the 452 km Bukhara – Miskin – Urgench – Khiva line. This will enable national railway UTY to operate Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainsets at up to 250 ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt
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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered

    2022-08-04T07:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

  • Valença Municipality (2)
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    Ex-RENFE coaches enter service with CP

    2022-08-04T05:35:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The entry into service of CP’s first ex-RENFE ARCO locomotive-hauled coaches was marked by a ceremony at Valença on July 28, attended by Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos and CP Vice-President Pedro Moreira.

  • ‘Destination Digital’ is Siemens Mobility’s slogan for InnoTrans
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    Siemens Mobility’s Destination Digital at InnoTrans

    2022-08-04T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Destination Digital’ is Siemens Mobility’s slogan for InnoTrans, where it will be focusing on four themes: life-cycle cost optimised rail infrastructure & rolling stock; 100% system availability; maximised network capacity; and optimised customer experience & processes. A major focus will be on Xcelerator, an open ...

  • Korea Railroad Research Institute test train
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    Train-to-train data transmission over 4 km

    2022-08-04T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has successfully tested train-to-train data communications over distances of 2 km in the open air and 4 km in tunnels. The communications use a directional antenna developed by KRRI, which said it was the first successful test over such distances. ...

  • ČD Cargo Class 383 Siemens Vectron MS electric locomotive.
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    ČD Cargo orders locomotives

    2022-08-03T14:30:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD Cargo has signed a contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 10 Vectron MS electric locomotives with the A54 country package, a maximum speed of 160 km/h and ETCS Baseline 3. The multi-system locomotives will be approved for operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, ...

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    Amtrak returns passenger trains to Burlington

    2022-08-03T11:00:00Z

    USA: Regular inter-city trains have begun serving the largest city in Vermont following a gap of 69 years, with the extension of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express to Burlington.

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    Indian Railways calls tenders for enhanced Vande Bharat trainsets

    2022-08-03T09:13:00Z

    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has called tenders for the supply and maintenance of a further 200 Vande Bharat Express trainsets, at an estimated cost of Rs130bn, as part of its strategy to update the Indian Railways passenger fleet.

  • Train on bridge over the River Mosel (Photo: Nico Callens/Pixabay)
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    New trains and more bicycle capacity in MoselLux operating contract

    2022-08-03T08:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Rheinland-Pfalz transport authority SPNV-Nord and Saarland’s transport ministry have awarded DB Regio the contract to operate MoselLux passenger services on the route along the River Mosel valley, with significant service enhancements planned. The selection of DB Regio was announced on August 2 after a tendering ...

  • Freight terminal
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    Combined transport data exchange established

    2022-08-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Hupac, Kombiverkehr, Hoyer, Paneuropa, Lokomotion and Kombiterminal Ludwigshafen have formed DX Intermodal to develop a data hub connecting combined transport companies including rail and road operators and terminal managers. The system is based on the #EDIGES data exchange standard and allows access to timetables, bookings, ...

  • Interautomation_Deep learning unit
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    AI-capable server on show

    2022-08-03T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Interautomation Deutchland GmbH will present the Deep Learning Unit, an AI-capable train server with railway certification. The DLU-110 is constructed with Nvidia Jetson Architecture and able to perform computationally-intensive AI analysis of neural networks onboard a rail vehicle.

  • Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ.
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    CDPQ to buy locomotive leasing company Akiem

    2022-08-02T15:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Following a competitive auction, Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ. The transaction announced on August 1 is subject to consultation with employee representatives and regulatory ...

  • Karlovac (Photo HZ Infra)
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    Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac doubling contract signed

    2022-08-02T10:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A contract for the double tracking of the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of Strabag and AŽD Praha on July 28. The EU’s Operational Programme Competitiveness & Cohesion 2014-20 ...

  • in Indian Railways Alstom Prima T8 WAG12 loco first revenue train
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    Green Points drive modal shift to rail

    2022-08-02T09:00:00Z

    INDIA: In order to incentivise its corporate customers to mitigate their carbon emissions and simultaneously enhance its freight loadings, Indian Railways has launched a ‘Rail Green Points’ scheme highlighting the environmental advantages of shipping freight by rail rather than road. As part of its Nationally Determined ...

  • The Dali to Baoshan railway passes through the Hengduan mountains with 21 tunnels which have a combined length of 116 km  (Photo: 瑞丽江的河水, CC BY-SA 4.0)
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    China opens first section of railway to Myanmar

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of a 330 km line linking Dali with Ruili on the border with Myanmar has opened. The section opened on July 22 runs 133 km from Dali to Baoshan in Yunnan Province. It passes through the Hengduan mountains, with 34 bridges and ...

  • CAF has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant (Photo: CAF)
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    CAF completes acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant and two train designs

    2022-08-01T16:12:00Z

    EUROPE: CAF has formally completed the acquisition of the Alstom plant at Reichshoffen in France, along with the Coradia Polyvalent rolling stock portfolio and intellectual property related to the Talent 3 platform. Alstom agreed to the divest the former De Dietrich plant in Alsace and two ...

  • PRASA has reinstated suburban services in Cape Town (Photo: Metrorail)
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    Cape Town commuter services restored

    2022-08-01T11:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has reinstated suburban services on the Cape Town – Mutual – Langa; Cape Town – Pinelands – Langa; and Cape Town – Ysterplaat – Lavistown – Bellville routes after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic and vandalism. ...

  • CAF passenger train in Saudi Arabia (3)
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    Saudi Arabia Railways invites bids to supply next generation inter-city trains

    2022-08-01T11:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Prequalified companies have been invited to submit tenders to supply and maintain Saudi Arabia Railways’ next generation of inter-city passenger trains. The tender covers an base order of 10 trainsets to increase capacity on the Riyadh – Dammam route, with an option for a ...