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  • Evraz rails.

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Siscog

    Software to manage your staff, timetable and fleet


    INNOTRANS: Siscog will be highlighting its portfolio of decision support software to optimise scheduling, management and dispatching. Its product range includes Ontime for creating and managing timetables; Fleet for diagramming and allocating vehicles; Railnode for management of local resources, and Crews for scheduling and rostering of staff. ...

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    Vale orders passenger stock from China as EFVM service restarts


    BRAZIL: Mining group Vale reinstated regular passenger services on the 1 000 mm gauge Estrado de Ferro Vitória a Minas between Cariacica near Vitória and the steel city of Belo Horizonte. The start of services on July 25 follows completion of repairs and maintenance work on ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years.

    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract


    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

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    Mexico – Toluca operating concession awarded


    MEXICO: National Infrastructure Fund Fonadin has been awarded a concession to operate and maintain the 57·7 km Tren Interurbano railway between Mexico City and Toluca, which is still under construction.

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

    Colas Rail enters German market with strategic acquisition


    GERMANY: Colas Rail has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire rail infrastructure contractor Hasselmann Group. Colas said this would give it a foothold in the German market as part of its strategy to target countries with stable economies and high potential for investment in rail ...

  • InnoTrans exhibition (Photo Messe Berlin) (12)

    Qognify helping to reduce the impact of incidents


    INNOTRANS: Qognify, a provider of video and enterprise incident management software, will showcase its transport-specific product range at InnoTrans. Qognify’s products include incident management software to manage operations and emergency situations from the control room, and advanced video management to safeguard passengers and employees in incidents ...

  • An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail.

    Botswana – South Africa rail enhancements agreed


    AFRICA: An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail. The two operators are to collaborate to upgrade sections of the 126 km South African line between Swartruggens ...

  • MoselLux DB Regio Stadler Flirt EMU impression (1)

    MoselLux trains ordered with one-way system for bicycles


    GERMANY: DB Regio has formally awarded Stadler a contract to supply 19 four-car Flirt electric multiple-units for use on MoselLux services along the River Mosel valley between Koblenz, Trier and Luxembourg. The EMUs are scheduled to enter service on the Koblenz – Trier – Perl route ...

  • Transnet

    Greenfield port plan includes 550 km railway


    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet National Ports Authority has issued a request for qualification for the design, funding and construction of a greenfield deepwater port and 550 km railway connection at Boegoebaai, 20 km south of the Namibian border in Northern Cape Province. The RFQ is intended to ...

  • Sagunt station (Photo: Joanbanjo/CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Zaragoza – Sagunt train protection enhancement


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Enyse a 23-month contract worth €45∙7m to install ASFA digital automatic train protection on the 194 km line between Monreal del Campo, Teruel and Sagunt. This will be compatible with future 25 kV 50 Hz electrification. Electronic interlockings are to ...

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    Mobile app helps freight train operations


    INNOTRANS: At this year’s event, industrial software company Zedas will be highlighting its Cargo Train Check mobile app which supports wagon technicians by providing paperless train preparation functions in the field. For the train check, the pre-assigned wagon data is automatically loaded from the logistics management tool ...

  • Pioneer Lines locomotive

    Patriot Rail to acquire short line group Pioneer Lines


    USA: Patriot Rail has entered into an agreement to acquire BRX Transportation Holdings’ Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short lines in 12 states. BRX Transportation Holdings is a partnership of US InfraVest (formerly Related Infrastructure), Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners. Patriot Rail said the ...

  • Churchill, Canada (Photo David Mark, Pixabay)

    Hudson Bay Railway upgrade funding announced


    CANADA: The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for significant enhancements as well as operation and maintenance of the Hudson Bay Railway. Operated by the Arctic Gateway Group partnership of First Nation and northern communities, the Hudson Bay Railway provides the only affordable year-round all-weather ...

  • The 0∙7 km cross-border link from Sebnitz in Germany to Dolni Poustevna in the Czech Republic reopened in 2014.

    Benefits accrue from rural railway reopenings, study finds


    GERMANY: Reopening rural railways offers an important spectrum of benefits, according to a study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development & Building.

  • Inland Rail signalling solar panels

    Solar powered signalling installed


    AUSTRALIA: Solar powered signalling has been installed on a passing loop at Coolleearlee in New South Wales on the Narromine to North Star section of the Inland Rail project. A battery back-up can provide for 10 days of operation. Australian Rail Track Corp said solar power ...

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    Knick adds to electrical instrument range


    INNOTRANS: Electrical instrumentation specialist Knick will be introducing two novel products at this year’s event, a speed signal doubler and a high-voltage transducer. The P16800 signal multiplier doubles the signals of a speed sensor and converts them to the requisite signal type or frequency. Individual speed sensors ...

  • US dollars in bundles

    Amergin to invest in rail and aviation assets


    USA: Funds managed by Blue Owl Capital’s Owl Rock division have invested in Amergin Asset Management, which has been formed to invest in a diversified portfolio of wagon and aircraft assets for lease. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Amergin is headed by CEO Mark McGreenery; he ...

  • C30-MF locomotive Jakob on its first working day in Finland (Photo: Konsta Kuokka)

    Estonian locomotive approved for operation in Finland


    FINLAND: A C30-MF diesel locomotive produced at Operail’s Tapa workshop in Estonia has been approved for use on the Finnish network. It is to be used for shunting at the port of Kotka, instead of Operail’s Wabtec/Tülomsaş PowerHaul main line freight locomotives. Transport agency Traficom granted ...

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression

    President Marcos commits to rail investment


    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...