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    Alstom suspends deliveries and investment in Russia


    INTERNATIONAL: The suspension of deliveries to and future investments in Russia was announced by Alstom on March 9. The company said it would ‘obviously comply with all applicable sanctions and laws’ imposed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Alstom has a 20% stake in Transmashholding, the ...

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    Speno International to show latest rail grinding trolley at IAF


    GERMANY: Speno International will be exhibiting its latest generation of rail grinding trolley at this year’s IAF railway infrastructure maintenance trade fair in Münster. The trolley features an increased capacity for collecting grinding debris while ensuring a high output. The company will also be highlighting the ...

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    First cohort of Saudi women begins train driver training


    SAUDI ARABIA: After receiving 28 000 applications from women for 30 high speed train driving vacancies, Renfe is about to begin training the successful candidates. According to the Spanish operator, the first trains to be driven by Saudi women should be running between Makkah and Madinah ...

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    Australasian Railway Association warns of skills shortages


    AUSTRALIA: The local rail sector faces a shortfall of up to 70 000 skilled workers by 2023, according to a report published by the Australasian Railway Association in conjunction with the AusRail Plus conference in Sydney. ARA CEO Caroline Wilkie said attracting and retaining talent was ...

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    Australian report recommends measures to promote rail freight


    AUSTRALIA: The Australasian Railway Association has released a report which states how government and industry can support greater use of rail freight.

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    UIC suspends companies from Russia and Belarus


    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has suspended the membership of companies from Russia and Belarus which are under international sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine. This includes Russian Railways. On March 8 UIC said it was committed to enabling international railway co-operation with the values ...

  • Sydney Trains Waratah EMU in new livery at Auburn

    Green refinancing for Sydney rolling stock contract


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney suburban rolling stock PPP concessionaire Reliance Rail has refinanced its bank debt facilities with a A$1·8bn 21-year Green Sustainability-Linked Loan. Reliance Rail’s 2006 contract with the New South Wales government covers the supply and maintenance of 78 Waratah EMUs, which account for about a ...

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    Korean firms seek Egyptian rail opportunities


    EGYPT: South Korea’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure & Transport Noh Hyeong Ouk visited Egypt from February 23 to 25 to discuss bilateral co-operation on rail, metro and smart city projects. Noh met Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir to discuss financing for the localisation of the production ...

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    Spain to create single transport accident investigation body


    SPAIN: The government is currently drafting legislation to establish a single transport accident investigation body, combining the responsibilities of the three commissions currently in charge of investigating maritime, civil aviation and railway accidents.

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    Austrian locomotives head for Tanzania


    TANZANIA: The first of four former Austrian Federal Railways Class 1014 electric locomotives purchased by Turkish construction company Yapı Merkezi has been shipped to Tanzania for use in testing the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro standard gauge line now nearing completion. Locomotive 1014 014 was delivered ...

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    Contract negotiations underway for Toronto’s GO Expansion programme


    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a consortium to negotiate the largest single contact for the GO Expansion passenger rail enhancement programme.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Taiwan locomotives to have French backup batteries


    TAIWAN: Saft has been awarded a contract to supply backup battery packs for the 68 electric locomotives that Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions is building for Taiwan Railways Administration. Ordered in 2019 at a cost of NT$11bn, the 68 electric locomotives will be TRA’s first since ...

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    Bosruck tunnel refurbishment enters final phase


    AUSTRIA: Work has begun on the second and final phase of the refurbishment of the 4 766 m long single-track Bosruck tunnel which links the Länder of Oberösterreich and Steiermark.

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    DB to restore direct inter-city services to Chemnitz


    GERMANY: DB Fernverkehr is to relaunch regular inter-city trains to and from Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof in June after a gap of more than 15 years. Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen has awarded DB Fernverkehr a contract to run four of its Berlin – Dresden services per day to and ...

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    Missouri Eastern Railroad begins operation


    USA: Missouri Eastern Railroad began operations on March 1, running between Union and Overland where it interchanges with Terminal Railroad of St Louis. The Jaguar Transport Holdings subsidiary acquired 68 km of track in the west of the St Louis metropolitan area from V&S Railway in ...

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    Polish industry calls for ’full and complete’ sanctions on Russian and Belarusian railways


    EUROPE: Representatives of the Polish railway industry have issued a joint call for the European Commission to impose ‘full and complete’ sanctions on the Russian and Belarusian railways because of their logistical role in the invasion of Ukraine. The statement issued on March 3 is signed by ...

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    ​Marseille – Nice route modernisation signed off


    FRANCE: Upon completion of a public inquiry on February 28, the French government, SNCF and the local authorities involved have signed off the €3·5bn funding package for the Ligne Nouvelle Provence Côte d’Azur programme to enhance capacity in the Marseille – Nice corridor.

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    Maiorana takes over at Trafikverket


    SWEDEN: Roberto Maiorana has taken over as Director-General of rail and highway infrastructure manager Trafikverket with effect from March 1. Nominated by the government on February 17, Maiorana has extensive experience in the international transport sector. He held a range of leading roles at airline SAS ...

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    State aid for Italy’s long-distance train operators approved


    ITALY: The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €687m Italian government package intended to compensate operators of commercial long-distance passenger rail services for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over the period between July 1 2020 and April 3 2021. The decision ...