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    Recommendations to save Japan’s rural railways issued

    2022-07-28T09:12:00Z

    JAPAN: A study group formed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has published its report into whether and to what extent rural railways across the country can be revived.

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    Magyar Vagon becomes sole owner of Dunakeszi Járműjavító

    2022-07-28T08:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: Investment company Magyar Vagon has become sole owner of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító coach factory, by acquiring the 50% stake in the TMH Hungary Invest joint venture which was previously held by the TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock group Transmashholding. Magyar Vagon said it ...

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform

    2022-07-28T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

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    Union Pacific awards $1bn+ loco modernisation contract

    2022-07-27T16:05:00Z

    USA: Union Pacific has awarded Wabtec a contract worth more than $1bn for the modernisation of 525 AC4400 and AC6000 and 75 Dash-9 locomotives. This will include the FDL Advantage engine enhancement and Modular Control Architecture. The modernisation aims to extend the life of the locos ...

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains
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    Talgangbahn reopening backed by council

    2022-07-27T13:33:00Z

    GERMANY: Albstadt council in Baden-Württemberg has voted in favour of reopening the 8 km Talgangbahn from Ebingen to Onstmettingen. The revived line would form part of route S1 of the planned Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb, with half-hourly electric tram-train type services running through to Tübingen Hbf. ...

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    JR Kyushu trials contactless payment

    2022-07-27T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Working with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Nippon Signal and Quadrac, JR Kyushu is experimenting with contactless fare payment using touch-compatible Visa cards and smartphones. In a trial running from July 22 to March 31 2023, contactless payment will be accepted at five stations on the Kagoshima ...

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    Delmia discusses virtual twins for optimisation and sustainability

    2022-07-27T04:20:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On September 20 Delmia CEO Guillaume Vendroux will be talking about how digital twins can support innovation in manufacturing and operations to improve efficiency, reduce costs and deliver better results more sustainably. Topics to be covered will be modelling and simulation of rolling stock and ...

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    SmartTransit West explores North America’s growing rail and metro market

    2022-07-26T14:48:00Z

    USA: Taking place in Denver on October 24-26, SmartTransit West will bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of regional, suburban and metro rail in North America, and to assess the wider urban mobility landscape.

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    Powers sought for Dublin’s DART+ electrification project

    2022-07-26T14:21:00Z

    IRELAND: A formal application is being lodged for powers to upgrade and electrify Iarnród Éireann’s suburban routes from Dublin Connolly/Spencer Dock to Maynooth and M3 Parkway. The DART+ West enhancement project is to be funded by the National Transport Authority under Project Ireland 2040. According to ...

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    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs

    2022-07-26T11:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

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    EBRD invests in Middle Corridor transit freight route

    2022-07-26T08:14:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is investing up to 50bn tenge to support national railway KTZ in the implementation of crisis response measures to cope with the after-effects of the pandemic and ‘ongoing geopolitical turmoil’. Measures include the reorganisation of transit freight operations ...

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    GGZ foundation construction machine to be shown at InnoTrans

    2022-07-26T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Gleisgründungszug is a newly developed machine for drilling piles for bridge foundations, overhead electrification masts, noise barriers and earthworks stabilisation which Techne (formerly Kirow) and Bauer have produced for contractor Hering Bahnbau. Able to be equipped for cutter soil mixing and triple soil mixing, ...

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    High speed line to Burgos opens

    2022-07-25T10:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services on a 75 km high speed line between Burgos and a junction with the Madrid – Valladolid – León line at Venta de Baños began on July 22, the day after a formal inauguration by King Felipe VI. It is planned that this will eventually form part of a high speed corridor to the French border.

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    Norske Tog trials reclining seats on overnight trains

    2022-07-25T09:00:00Z

    NORWAY: As a pilot project for the planned renewal of the country’s long-distance passenger train fleet, rolling stock company Norske Tog has started trialling reclining seats on overnight services.

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Trenord introduces ‘buy now pay later’ option

    2022-07-24T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional passenger operator Trenord has introduced ‘buy now pay later’ functionality for ticket purchase made online at trenord.it or through its Trenord app, thanks to a partnership with Milano-based payments company Scalapay. Passengers using regional trains or the premium Malpensa Express services who book ...

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    Polish operator attaches bicycle vans to trains

    2022-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie says it is the first in Poland to offer dedicated bicycle transport services, attaching bright yellow vans to its DMUs between Wrocław Główny, Sobótka Zachodnia and Świdnica Przedmieście. Each van can carry up to 38 bicycles, which ...

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    AIMCo to acquire Cando Rail & Terminals

    2022-07-22T13:00:00Z

    CANADA: Alberta Investment Management Corp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% equity stake in Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd from the rail freight group’s employees and private equity investor TorQuest. Manitoba-based Cando was founded in 1978 and now operates more than 40 industrial ...

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    Talgo 230 ICE L coach ‘sneak peek’ at InnoTrans

    2022-07-22T10:15:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Talgo will be providing a ‘a sneak peek’ of the first Talgo 230 ICE L coach for Deutsche Bahn on its stand in Hall 4.2 at InnoTrans. The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer says its Talgo 230 platform is intended as a ‘truly interoperable’ train able ...

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    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract

    2022-07-22T08:45:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...