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    Mianeh – Bostanabad line inaugurated

    2019-12-02T14:41:00Z

    IRAN: Revenue services have started operating on the first section of RAI’s cut-off which is intended to shorten the Tehran – Tabriz route serving the northwest of the country. The 132 km southern section of the new line, between Mianeh and Bostanabad, ...

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    Nova 2 enters service at last

    2019-12-02T09:37:00Z

    UK: The third new type of train being procured by TransPennine Express under its £500m fleet expansion programme entered passenger service on November 30, when a Class 397 ‘Nova 2’ EMU worked the 08.10 train from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh.

  • Rath Group Vectron
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-12-02T06:00:00Z

    Rath Group has ordered two more Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotives for delivery in December 2020, following its ‘very positive experiences’ with an initial three. Its current locos are approved for Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and the next two ...

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    Network Rail seeks feedback on product acceptance

    2019-12-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association has launched a survey on behalf of Network Rail to find out how the industry views the infrastructure manager’s product acceptance process and to seek suggestions for further improvement. ‘Our product acceptance process is all about ensuring we have safe, compatible, ...

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    CN meets US PTC deadline

    2019-12-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: Canadian National announced on November 25 that it had met the federal requirement to roll out Positive Train Control on 35 of its US subdivisions, 13 months ahead of the December 2020 deadline. This offers interoperability with Amtrak, CSX, NS, BNSF, CP and WSOR, and ...

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    Battery trains to be tested in Denmark

    2019-11-29T16:52:00Z

    DENMARK: Suppliers are to be invited to test battery-powered trains on regional lines in late 2020 and early 2021, ahead of a potential order which could see battery trains enter passenger service from 2025. Under an agreement between the Ministry of Transport Housing and ...

  • The first Siemens Class 444 EMU to be refurbished by the manufacturer under South Western Railway’s £50m Desiro interior upgrade programme has returned to service.
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    FirstGroup amends management structure

    2019-11-29T16:01:00Z

    UK: Ahead of the launch of the West Coast Partnership franchise with Trenitalia on December 8, FirstGroup announced a number of changes to its UK rail leadership team on November 29. With effect from January 6, the current Managing Director of the South Western Railway franchise, ...

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    Donizetti trains ordered for Lombardia

    2019-11-29T11:08:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional operator FNM has signed a framework contract with Alstom for the supply of up to 61 electric multiple-units, the supplier announced on November 29. The €194m base order covers the supply of 31 EMUs from Alstom’s Coradia Stream family that will be branded ...

  • Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line
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    Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line opens

    2019-11-29T11:01:00Z

    CHINA: The 399 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Wuhan and Shiyan was opened for revenue services on November 29, as the first stage of a direct high speed route linking Wuhan with Xi’an. The city of Shiyan is a major automotive manufacturing centre in the northwest of ...

  • Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks.
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    Banedanmark seeks ideas for digitising cable information

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks. The aim is to comply with legislation requiring electrical network owners to digitise their records, and to make it easier for contractors to ...

  • EP20 locomotive.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-11-29T06:00:00Z

    A line for repairing Alstom traction equipment from EP20 locomotives has been opened at TMHs Novocherkassk plant. TMH said the EP20 locos supplied to Russian Railways under life-cycle based contracts were one of the most complex designs in service in Russia. The traction equipment was ...

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    Rail Forum Midlands sets out election wish-list

    2019-11-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Regional trade organisation Rail Forum Midlands has published a manifesto setting out what the supply chain would like to see following the general election. It has four key points: a commitment to rail playing a major role in the de-carbonisation and clean air ...

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    Basel intermodal agreement signed

    2019-11-28T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Deutsche Bahn, the German Federal Asset Authority (Bundeseisenbahnvermögen) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt signed an agreement on November 15 intended to increase the volume of freight moving by rail and water thanks to improvements to rail infrastructure and transhipment and terminal facilities. The agreement covers ...

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    Avanti West Coast sets out plans for West Coast franchise

    2019-11-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: Avanti West Coast was officially unveiled as the brand name for the new West Coast Partnership franchise on November 27. Joint venture partners FirstGroup and Italian national operator Trenitalia explained that ‘Avanti is Italian for “Forward!” and reflects a mission to deliver an innovative railway ...

  • Aberdeen Azuma (Photo:Jim Ramsay/LNER).
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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    LNER has announced ‘the first major change’ to its Hitachi Azuma fleet, with additional floor mounted racks for large items of luggage to replace some non-reservable seats on the nine-car trainsets in the new year. ‘We’re pleased to be able to respond to customer feedback by ...

  • Duisburger Hafen aerial view (Photo: Duisport)
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    Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: Duisport GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China. ...

  • Spanish high speed trains
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    Three operators awarded Spanish high speed paths

    2019-11-27T16:03:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed infrastructure manager Adif AV has selected three preferred bidders to negotiate 10-year framework agreements enabling them to operate passenger services on the routes from Madrid east to Valencia and Alacant, south to Sevilla and Málaga and north to Barcelona and the French border. ...

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    Stadler Flirts in Azerbaijan

    2019-11-27T09:28:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has ordered 10 five-car Flirt multiple-units from Stadler. The €115m contract announced on November 27 includes spare parts and depot equipment. The first four trainsets to be delivered, starting in 2022, will be DMUs for inter-city services. These will include a power ...

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    Freight hub master plan unveiled

    2019-11-27T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: A master plan for a rail and road freight hub near Palmerston North was unveiled by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones on November 26. Video: Palmerston North intermodal freight hub master plan The proposed facility would replace ...

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    SNCF selects train connectivity technology supplier

    2019-11-27T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has selected Klas Telecom and its local partner Seolane Innovation for a contract to provide LTE train-to-ground communications to support operational and passenger connectivity services. The first deployment of the supplier’s TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform will support CCTV onboard regional trains, with passenger ...