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  • Train on bridge over the River Mosel (Photo: Nico Callens/Pixabay)

    New trains and more bicycle capacity in MoselLux operating contract


    GERMANY: Rheinland-Pfalz transport authority SPNV-Nord and Saarland’s transport ministry have awarded DB Regio the contract to operate MoselLux passenger services on the route along the River Mosel valley, with significant service enhancements planned. The selection of DB Regio was announced on August 2 after a tendering ...

  • Freight terminal

    Combined transport data exchange established


    EUROPE: Hupac, Kombiverkehr, Hoyer, Paneuropa, Lokomotion and Kombiterminal Ludwigshafen have formed DX Intermodal to develop a data hub connecting combined transport companies including rail and road operators and terminal managers. The system is based on the #EDIGES data exchange standard and allows access to timetables, bookings, ...

  • Interautomation_Deep learning unit

    AI-capable server on show


    INNOTRANS: Interautomation Deutchland GmbH will present the Deep Learning Unit, an AI-capable train server with railway certification. The DLU-110 is constructed with Nvidia Jetson Architecture and able to perform computationally-intensive AI analysis of neural networks onboard a rail vehicle.

  • Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ.

    CDPQ to buy locomotive leasing company Akiem


    EUROPE: Following a competitive auction, Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ. The transaction announced on August 1 is subject to consultation with employee representatives and regulatory ...

  • Karlovac (Photo HZ Infra)

    Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac doubling contract signed


    CROATIA: A contract for the double tracking of the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of Strabag and AŽD Praha on July 28. The EU’s Operational Programme Competitiveness & Cohesion 2014-20 ...

  • in Indian Railways Alstom Prima T8 WAG12 loco first revenue train

    Green Points drive modal shift to rail


    INDIA: In order to incentivise its corporate customers to mitigate their carbon emissions and simultaneously enhance its freight loadings, Indian Railways has launched a ‘Rail Green Points’ scheme highlighting the environmental advantages of shipping freight by rail rather than road. As part of its Nationally Determined ...

  • The Dali to Baoshan railway passes through the Hengduan mountains with 21 tunnels which have a combined length of 116 km  (Photo: 瑞丽江的河水, CC BY-SA 4.0)

    China opens first section of railway to Myanmar


    CHINA: The first phase of a 330 km line linking Dali with Ruili on the border with Myanmar has opened. The section opened on July 22 runs 133 km from Dali to Baoshan in Yunnan Province. It passes through the Hengduan mountains, with 34 bridges and ...

  • CAF has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant (Photo: CAF)

    CAF completes acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant and two train designs


    EUROPE: CAF has formally completed the acquisition of the Alstom plant at Reichshoffen in France, along with the Coradia Polyvalent rolling stock portfolio and intellectual property related to the Talent 3 platform. Alstom agreed to the divest the former De Dietrich plant in Alsace and two ...

  • 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.

  • Azerbaijan_Training_Centre_Classroom_Alstom_Train

    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 ...

  • ch-Furrer+Frey-SBB_Paradiso-Ticino_DSS3_Nuzzi_Fav Filippo

    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.

  • CAF FCH2Rail 3

    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 ...