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

    Cape Town commuter services restored


    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)

    Saudi Arabia Railways invites bids to supply next generation inter-city trains


    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 ...

  • Operail DF7G locomotive in Estonia (Photo: Operail/Romet Liivamägi)

    Operail reports sharp decline in freight volumes


    ESTONIA: National rail freight, wagon leasing and repair group Operail reports that it has lost more than half of its traffic volumes as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Operating income in the first half of 2022 was €30m, down from €37m in the ...

  • CRRC Dalian diesel-battery loco

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Alstom and Azerbaijan Technical University launch rail training centre


    AZERBAIJAN: Alstom and Azerbaijan Technical University are developing a training centre in Baku, with the first intake of 20 engineering students expected in October. The centre will provide access to over 140 h of unique courses developed and owned by Alstom University, the company’s in-house training ...

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    Electrification that is safer and cooler


    INNOTRANS: ‘Safe by design’ is the theme of this year’s offering from Swiss-headquartered electrification specialist Furrer+Frey.

  • DB ICE passes freight train on Hannover - Hamburg line (Photo: Deutsche Bahn/Volker Emersleben)

    DB heads back to profit


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn achieved an operating profit before tax and interest in the first half of this year and expects to turn in positive figures for the full year as well. Announcing details of DB’s performance in the first half of this year on July 28, ...

  • Aurizon has completed the acquisition of One Rail Australia for A$2·35bn.

    Aurizon completes ‘transformative’ acquisition of One Rail Australia


    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon announced on July 29 that it had completed the acquisition of One Rail Australia for A$2·35bn. The acquisition includes two distinct businesses. One Rail’s bulk haulage and general freight assets in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including the 2 200 km Tarcoola – ...

  • SMB-Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway

    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway


    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision

    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal


    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

  • US train (Photo: David Lustig)

    Federal Railroad Administration proposes national train crew size rule


    USA: Rail industry associations have criticised a Federal Railroad Administration proposal to replace varying state laws on train crew size with a uniform national standard requiring a minimum of two people for main line operations. There would be exceptions for low-risk operations, with railways able to ...

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    Recommendations to save Japan’s rural railways issued


    JAPAN: A study group formed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has published its report into whether and to what extent rural railways across the country can be revived.

  • ENR assembly line, Dunakeszi

    Magyar Vagon becomes sole owner of Dunakeszi Járműjavító


    HUNGARY: Investment company Magyar Vagon has become sole owner of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító coach factory, by acquiring the 50% stake in the TMH Hungary Invest joint venture which was previously held by the TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock group Transmashholding. Magyar Vagon said it ...

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform


    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

  • Cabs for modernised Union Pacific locomotive at Wabtec's Fort Worth plant

    Union Pacific awards $1bn+ loco modernisation contract


    USA: Union Pacific has awarded Wabtec a contract worth more than $1bn for the modernisation of 525 AC4400 and AC6000 and 75 Dash-9 locomotives. This will include the FDL Advantage engine enhancement and Modular Control Architecture. The modernisation aims to extend the life of the locos ...

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains

    Talgangbahn reopening backed by council


    GERMANY: Albstadt council in Baden-Württemberg has voted in favour of reopening the 8 km Talgangbahn from Ebingen to Onstmettingen. The revived line would form part of route S1 of the planned Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb, with half-hourly electric tram-train type services running through to Tübingen Hbf. ...

  • A Series 813 EMU on JR Kyushu's Kagoshima Main Line (Photo: Wikipedia/Amayagan)

    JR Kyushu trials contactless payment


    JAPAN: Working with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Nippon Signal and Quadrac, JR Kyushu is experimenting with contactless fare payment using touch-compatible Visa cards and smartphones. In a trial running from July 22 to March 31 2023, contactless payment will be accepted at five stations on the Kagoshima ...

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    Delmia discusses virtual twins for optimisation and sustainability


    INNOTRANS: On September 20 Delmia CEO Guillaume Vendroux will be talking about how digital twins can support innovation in manufacturing and operations to improve efficiency, reduce costs and deliver better results more sustainably. Topics to be covered will be modelling and simulation of rolling stock and ...

  • RTD Denver train coming into station

    SmartTransit West explores North America’s growing rail and metro market


    USA: Taking place in Denver on October 24-26, SmartTransit West will bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of regional, suburban and metro rail in North America, and to assess the wider urban mobility landscape.