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    Italian regional operator orders EMUs


    ITALY: Abruzzo regional train operator Trasporto Unico Abruzzese has awarded Alstom contracts totalling €33m for the supply of three Coradia Stream electric multiple-units and the installation of ETCS Level 2 and GSM-R. The first of the EMUs is scheduled for delivery from Alstom’s Savigliano site in ...

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    NJ Transit orders double-deck EMU cars


    USA: The NJ Transit board has approved the purchase of a further 25 Alstom Multilevel III double-deck electric multiple-unit cars as option on a December 2018 contract for an initial 113 vehicles. The cars will replace Arrow III single-deck vehicles. The order is being funded as ...

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    Commuter rail operations and maintenance to be brought in-house


    USA: Having opted to bring the operation and maintenance of its Sprinter and Coaster commuter rail services in-house from June 26, San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement covering its Desiro diesel multiple-units. The deal announced ...

  • Egyptian National Railways is developing plans to award a concession for the operation of rail freight services on the national network.

    Egyptian rail freight privatisation consultation


    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways is developing plans to award a concession for the operation of rail freight services on the national network. ENR’s freight traffic currently totals around 4·5 million tonnes/year, but the government believes there is significant potential for growth, which could and increase rail’s ...

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    Tanzania orders Chinese wagons for standard gauge network


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has ordered 1 430 wagons from CRRC International for use on the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network. The US$127·2m contract was signed by TRC Director General Masanja Kadogosa and CRRC International’s Assistant General Manager Tang Yunpeng on February 8, at ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Measurement device specialist Kistler has developed a highly portable device for measuring brake force on trains.

    Portable brake force measurement device


    SWITZERLAND: Measurement device specialist Kistler has developed a highly portable device for measuring brake force on trains. Kistler developed the BFMS for staff at SBB’s maintenance depots in Oberwinterthur where the operator was keen to optimise the brake force measurement process. The device comprises four 9303A1B ...

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    Azerbaijan freight loco deliveries completed


    AZERBAIJAN: The EKZ electric locomotive manufacturing joint venture of Alstom and Transmashholding has delivered the last of 40 Prima T8 AZ8A heavy freight locos which were ordered by national railway ADY in 2014. Assembled at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, the 25 tonne axleload twin-section freight locomotives have ...

  • France and Ukraine have finalised financing agreements for Alstom to supply 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia

    Ukraine and France finalise electric locomotive financing


    UKRAINE: France and Ukraine have finalised financing agreements for Alstom to supply 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced during a joint press conference when his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron visited Kyiv on February 8. Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said ...

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    Warning of long-term effects of EU railways’ €50bn revenue hit during the pandemic


    Railway companies in European Union member states lost €27bn of revenue in 2020 and €23bn in 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker.

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    Progress in talks on reopening strategic rail link


    INTERNATIONAL: Armenia and Azerbaijan have made progress in talks aimed at reopening the long-closed rail link between the two countries, raising hopes of restoration of a rail corridor that once offered a through route between the Baltic coast and the Gulf. On January 28, Mher Grigoryan, ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    São Paulo inter-city tender delayed


    BRAZIL: The government of São Paulo state has postponed the tender for a 30-year concession to operate an inter-city passenger service between São Paulo and Campinas. The state’s Transport Secretariat had been planning to publish the tender in December 2021, but it said that a delay ...

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    Germany to invest €13·6bn in rail infrastructure


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn, the federal government and regional governments are together expected to invest a record €13·6bn on railway infrastructure projects in 2022, a €900m increase on the figure for 2021. Infrastructure manager DB Netze expects to renew or upgrade 1 800 km of track, 2 ...

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    Bolloré to sell African concessions


    INTERNATIONAL: The three African rail services operated by the French industrial group Bolloré are to be sold to Mediterranean Shipping Co as part of a deal worth €5∙7bn.

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    €45m EIB loan to fund Medway expansion


    PORTUGAL: The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide Medway ROSCO with a €45m loan to finance its acquisition of 16 electric locomotives and 113 intermodal wagons. Medway ROSCO is a subsidiary of Medway Operador Ferroviário de Mercadorias, which is procuring the new stock to facilitate ...

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    Japanese traction package to equip French inter-city trains


    FRANCE: Mitsubishi Electric Corp has begun delivering traction equipment for the 28 Confort 200 inter-city trainsets which CAF is building for national operator SNCF. The articulated 10-car EMUs for operation at up to 200 km/h on 25 kV 50 Hz and 1·5 ...

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    Czech passenger rail lobbying group targets bigger market share


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Four passenger operators have established lobbying group SVOD Bohemia to jointly promote passenger rail transport against other modes. The group is modelled on the rail freight lobbying group Žesnad which was established in 2016. SVOD Bohemia has set a target of increasing rail’s share ...

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    ​Amtrak to order more long-distance Chargers


    USA: Amtrak’s board of directors has approved the purchase of further Siemens Charger diesel locomotives, Vice-President & Chief Mechanical Officer George Hull announced on February 8.

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    Modernised diesel locos delivered to PKP Intercity


    POLAND: PKP Intercity has taken delivery of the first two of 13 Class SU4220 diesel locomotives which H Cegielski-Poznań is rebuilding from Fablok-built Class SM42s. Intended for shunting, light passenger and rescue operations, the SU4220s have been equipped with two low-emission diesel ...