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  • Class 18 hybrid+ shunting locomotive (3)

    GB Railfreight tests diesel-battery hybrid locomotive


    UK: GB Railfreight is undertaking a three-month trial with a Clayton Equipment Class 18 Hybrid+ CBD90 diesel-battery shunting locomotive owned by Beacon. On February 1 the locomotive was delivered to Whitemoor yard in Cambridgeshire, where it will undergo a series of test to understand its capabilities ...

  • Vossloh Inland Rail sleeper contract

    Inland Rail sleeper contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded Vossloh’s Austrak subsidiary a A$143m contract to supply a further 1·3 million concrete sleepers for the 1 700 km Inland Rail freight corridor linking Melbourne with Brisbane. The sleepers are to be produced at Austrak’s sites in Rockhampton and ...

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    IP calls tenders to restore narrow-gauge missing link


    PORTUGAL: Rail and road network manager Infraestruturas de Portugal has called tenders for the renovation and reopening of the central section of the 1 000 mm gauge Vouga line between Oliveira de Azemeis and Sernada do Vouga.

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    DB awards drone image analysis contract


    GERMANY: Infrastucture manager DB Netz has awarded Datumate a renewable two-year contract to analyse and interpret images of infrastructure works taken by drones. The Israel-based supplier of construction data analytics will provide its DatuBIM cloud-based platform to assess the images, enabling DB to monitor the progress ...

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    First section of Central Inland Railway inaugurated


    SOUTH KOREA: The first section of the Central Inland Railway between Icheon, southeast of Seoul and Chungju has opened for revenue service following an inauguration ceremony on December 30.

  • LGV funding signature

    Funding agreement advances high speed link to Perpignan


    FRANCE: A memorandum of understanding covering the financing of construction of the first phase of the LGV Montpellier-Perpignan mixed-traffic high speed line was signed in Narbonne on January 22 in the presence of Prime Minister Jean Castex,


    Green hydrogen partnership targets rail sector


    SPAIN: CAF and electricity company Iberdrola have signed an agreement to co-operate to promote the use of ‘green’ hydrogen to replace diesel power on railways which would be difficult or expensive to electrify. The companies aim to offer a comprehensive package of technologies, including rolling stock, ...

  • CD Skoda Transportation RegioPanter EMU (5)

    RegioPanter EMUs arrive in southern Bohemia


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first two of a batch of 10 Class 650 RegioPanter EMUs to national operator ČD. The two-car trainsets are due to replace rolling stock dating back to the early 1990s on regional routes across southern Bohemia. ...

  • Indian budget 2022

    Rail spending to boost economic growth


    INDIA: The construction of 400 Vande Bharat inter-city trainsets over the next three years and the installation of short-range radio-based anti-collision devices on 2 000 route-km of Indian Railways are highlights of the 2022-23 national budget presented to parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February ...

  • SNCB Alstom Traxx locomotive impression

    Framework contract agreed for 50 passenger locomotives


    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 third-generation Traxx electric locomotives, with a €120m firm order for an initial 24 to be delivered from 2026. The 200 km/h locomotives are be used on domestic and cross-border ...

  • DB ICEneo order

    DB orders more ICE3neo sets as first unit is unveiled


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has placed a €1∙5bn firm order for a further 43 Siemens Mobility ICE3neo trainsets, CEO and Chairman of the management board Dr Richard Lutz announced on February 1. Speaking at an event held in DB’s Berlin-Rummelsburg workshops to unveil the first of 30 ...

  • Croatian electric train (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    HŽ Infra picks Leskovac – Karlovac route modernisation preferred bidder


    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has selected Strabag as preferred bidder for a contract for infrastructure and station enhancements and double-tracking on the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac line, after a rejecting a lower-priced bid. Strabag’s offer was valued at 1·71bn kuna excluding VAT, and was ranked ...

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    DB Regio to operate Netz 18 electric services


    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Wurttenberg and local authority body Zweckverband ÖPNV im Ammertal have awarded sole bidder DB Regio the Netz 18 contract to operate service RB63 between Herrenberg, Tübingen, Metzingen and Bad Urach from December 2022. The regional passenger service will use the 21 km ...

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    200 km/h trial running underway in Serbia


    SERBIA: Trial running at up to 200 km/h has begun on the extensively upgraded and double-tracked Beograd – Novi Sad line, ahead of the planned launch of passenger services in March. This will be the first route suitable for 200 km/h running in the former Yugoslavia. ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)

    Nokia to supply Delhi RRTS communications network


    INDIA: Nokia is to provide a LTE/4·9G private wireless communications network to support the ETCS Hybrid Level 3 signalling which Alstom is to deploy for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail project. The 82 km railway will be India’s first ...

  • Wabtec is to supply Union Pacific with 10 FLXdrive locos

    Union Pacific to create ‘world’s largest’ battery-electric loco fleet


    USA: Union Pacific has ordered 20 battery locomotives for trials as part of a plan to create what it says will be the world’s largest fleet of operator-owned battery-electric freight locomotives. Progress Rail is to supply 10 EMD Joule locos and Wabtec 10 FLXdrive locos. Associated ...

  • VR railbus (Photo VR Group)

    Tendering ahead as Finnish operating contract signed


    FINLAND: The Ministry of Transport & Communications and national operator VR have signed a directly-awarded public service obligation contract for the operation of loss-making passenger services over the next nine years, with provision for the procurement of new rolling stock and greater regional involvement in funding ...

  • Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons

    New fleet to serve Olacyr de Moraes Railroad


    BRAZIL: Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons, according to local media reports. The fleet would operate on new lines to be known as the Olacyr de Moraes Authorised ...

  • Siemens Mobility Exo Charger locomotive impression

    Charger locos ordered for Montréal commuter services


    CANADA: Montréal regional transport authority Exo has awarded Siemens Mobility a C$132m contract to supply 10 Charger diesel locomotives for use on its commuter services. The Chargers will be delivered from 2025 to replace F59PH locomotives which Exo acquired in 2011 from GO Transit in Toronto, ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


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