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  • Japanese high speed train and Mount Fuji (Photo: Phuong Vu/Pixabay)
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    JORSA hosts Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans

    2022-08-19T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Having exhibited at every InnoTrans event since 2002, the Japan Overseas Railway System Association will once again be organising the Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans 2022. Located in Hall 7.2a, the JORSA Pavilion will bring together eight of the association’s 39 member companies, together with Tokyo ...

  • Etihad Rail new locomotive fleet offloading
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    Locomotives and wagons delivered to Etihad Rail

    2022-08-18T11:15:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has begun taking delivery of 38 locomotives and 842 wagons as part of plans to provide a freight capacity of more than 60 million tonnes per year on the future national railway network. The 38 EMD SD70 diesel-electric locomotives are being supplied by Progress ...

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    Dual-voltage suburban line opened in Chongqing

    2022-08-18T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Jiangtiao suburban line in Chongqing has opened, linking Tiaodeng with Shengquansi. An unusual feature of the line is dual voltage electrification, with the northern section from Tiaodeng to Shilinsi and the Zhongliangshan tunnel electrified at 1·5 kV DC and the rest of the route ...

  • Abu Road railway station front view (Photo: Raviraj96/CC BY-SA 4.0)
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    Indian railway construction project approved

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a proposed 116·7 km railway to serve the pilgrimage centre of Ambaji on the border between Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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    Three themes on green mobility

    2022-08-18T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Infrastructure component specialist Vossloh’s appearance at this year’s show will be themed around its ‘enabling green mobility’ initiative, focused on environmental sustainability, climate protection and sustainable governance. Within its display, Vossloh will group products around three main themes: advanced infrastructure, future turnouts and smart maintenance ’on ...

  • Freight train in North Macedonia (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Contracts signed for next phase of North Macedonia – Bulgaria rail link

    2022-08-17T10:00:00Z

    NORTH MACEDONIA: Contracts have been signed for work on two sections of the planned rail link between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, which will form part of Pan-European Corridor VIII from the Adriatic to the Black Sea. Austrian company Strabag has been awarded a €40m two-year contract ...

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    Hessen updates list of railways for reopening

    2022-08-17T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Hessen has updated its list of closed railways which are considered potentially suitable for reopening, adding seven routes to take the total to 24.

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    Novel sound barrier on show

    2022-08-17T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A novel sound barrier branded Wavebreaker will be shown to an international audience for the first time at InnoTrans 2022. Start-up Wavebreaker has developed a noise screen for railway applications which its promoter says can provide up to 7 dBA extra attenuation over conventional designs. This ...

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    RAISE grants awarded for US transport projects

    2022-08-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of $2·2bn of grants for 166 projects to modernise transport infrastructure under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity programme. The grants include $25m for the Florida East Coast Corridor Trespassing & Intrusion ...

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    InterRail opens Turkish subsidiary as alternative Eurasian freight routes gain momentum

    2022-08-16T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Swiss rail freight, rolling stock and container group InterRail has established a Turkish subsidiary, saying it sees great potential on trade routes linking western Europe, the CIS, Central Asia and China. It also wants to develop Turkey as a hub for transport from North Africa. ...

  • Trans-Afghanistan railway survey (Photo: ARA)
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    Trans-Afghanistan railway survey finds no technical problems with route

    2022-08-16T09:00:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: A preliminary field survey has identified no technical problems with the proposed route for a 780 km trans-Afghanistan railway which would link Uzbekistan with Kabul, Jalalabad, the border with Pakistan and Peshawar. The proposed railway is a joint initiative by Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan which ...

  • Alstom Coradia Stream HC for Baden-Württemberg
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    Knorr-Bremse engaged for EMU subsystems order

    2022-08-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Evac has won its first major European contract to supply rolling stock toilet units since being acquired by Knorr-Bremse last year. This forms part of a deal which will also see Knorr-Brense provide braking, door and HVAC systems for 130 electric multiple-units which Alstom is ...

  • VR Transpoint train (Photo: VR/Juho Kuva)
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    Finland responds to European Commission regauging proposal

    2022-08-15T11:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Minister of Transport & Communications Timo Harakka has described as ‘unreasonable’ the European Commission’s proposal to require the use of 1 435 mm gauge throughout the TEN-T rail network, arguing that Finland should be regarded as a special case. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ...

  • RENFE Ukrainian grain container train
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    Ukraine grain to Spain by container train

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Spanish transport ministry MITMA and freight operator RENFE Mercancías are to test the technical and economic viability of transporting Ukrainian grain to Barcelona by rail instead of shipping via the Black Sea routes which have been disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ...

  • Rio Tinto AutoHaul driverless iron ore train in Pilbara
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    Driverless heavy haul railway expanded to serve automated iron ore mine

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A 166 km branch has been built to connect Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in the Pilbara to its 1 700 km heavy haul network, which is operated using AutoHaul driverless trains. The first loaded train ran in June, with production scheduled to ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2022-08-15T05:49:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Schaeffler, Y25
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    Schaeffler showcases predictive maintenance

    2022-08-15T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Schaeffler will be showcasing its latest rolling stock bearings and digitalisation tools in Berlin. On show will be an improved Y25 housing for axlebox bearings and new WJ/WJP bearings with DMC marking, a data matrix code for an individual product that allows continuous recording of condition ...

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    J-TREC to focus on multiple-units at InnoTrans

    2022-08-14T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Japanese rolling stock manufacturer J-TREC will be promoting its expertise in the design, manufacturing and retrofitting rolling stock for commuter, inter-city and high speed applications. This will include its Sustina product platform which forms the basis for various recent commuter EMU orders; the company will ...

  • Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 22 (2)
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    ‘Get into the Flow’ with Knorr-Bremse

    2022-08-13T04:59:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Braking and onboard equipment specialist Knorr-Bremse will be exhibiting at this year’s InnoTrans under the motto ‘Get into the Flow’.

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (12)
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    Talgo to consider Egyptian rolling stock factory

    2022-08-12T08:22:00Z

    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport, the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture and Talgo have agreed to study the feasibility of developing a domestic passenger rolling stock factory. It is envisaged that this could produce 100 air-conditioned first class coaches, 200 air-conditioned second class coaches ...