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    Traxx MS3 enters revenue service

    2020-07-27T13:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 electric locomotives entered revenue service this month. They are being operated by ČD Cargo, which awarded a framework contract for up to 50 of the locomotives in August 2019 with firm order for an initial 10. ‘It’s ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-27T05:00:00Z

    Kenya Railways has constructed a 1·8 km link in Kisumu from the National Cereals Produce Board’s siding to Kenya Pipeline Co’s depot to facilitate movement of empty tank wagons for loading and transfer for onward transport to Port Bell in Uganda. ...

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    Rolling stock cable launched

    2020-07-26T05:00:00Z

    CABLE: SAB Bröckskes has introduced the SAB RailLine 560 cable for use in applications including rolling stock door control systems, jumper cables or bogies and wheelset monitoring sensors. The halogen-free cable offers flame protection and non-toxic characteristics. It is able to withstand outdoor use and is ...

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    First series-built Talgo Avril breaks cover ahead of test programme

    2020-07-25T10:06:00Z

    Photos: Mariano Álvaro Navarro RENFE’s first S106 Avril trainset passes through Getafe in the southern suburbs of Madrid on the morning of July 24. SPAIN: The first series-produced Avril high speed trainset ordered by RENFE left Talgo’s Rivabellosa factory overnight on July 23-24 to be ...

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    Pajares tunnel safety systems contract awarded

    2020-07-25T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Alstom (35%), Indra (35%) and Constructora San Jose (30%) a €53m contract to supply safety and security systems for 12 tunnels on the 49·7 km Pajares New Line which is under construction between La Robla ...

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    Harsco wins first Hungarian rail grinder contract

    2020-07-24T14:34:00Z

    HUNGARY: The MÁV FKG Kft-t maintenance subsidiary of the national infrastructure manager has awarded Harsco Rail a US$10·3m contract with to supply a 20-stone rail grinder. The manufacturer said this was the first grinder to be ordered by the Hungarian national railway, and its first contract ...

  • The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m.
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    Financing for 135 hybrid trainsets agreed

    2020-07-24T08:48:00Z

    ITALY: The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m. The three-car and four-car units are to be used in regions including Calabria, Lazio, Molise, Toscana ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade

    2020-07-23T08:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

  • National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios.
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    Path to FRMCS in Norske Tog cab radio framework contract

    2020-07-22T13:19:00Z

    NORWAY: National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios. This aims to resolve issues with equipment obsolescence and interference from public 4G mobile network operators. There is an option to ...

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    Grand Est to pilot revitalisation of France’s rural branch lines

    2020-07-22T12:02:00Z

    FRANCE: The Grand Est region has invited tenders for a 22-year concession to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the Nancy – Mirecourt – Vittel – Contrexéville line in Lorraine.

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    NJ Transit orders more electro-diesel locomotives

    2020-07-21T11:33:00Z

    USA: A $70·5m order for a further eight Bombardier Transportation ALP45-DP electro-diesel locomotives was approved by the New Jersey Transit board on July 15. They are scheduled to be delivered from 2022, taking the commuter operator’s ALP45-DP fleet to 60 locos. They can operate at 200 ...

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    Pays de la Loire launches regional rail and tram-train tenders

    2020-07-21T10:59:00Z

    FRANCE: Operation of the Nantes – Châteaubriant tram-train route and regional rail services in western France is to be competitively tendered, the Pays de la Loire regional government confirmed on July 17.

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    Railway Gazette to host Rail Broadcast Week in September 2020

    2020-07-21T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The inaugural Rail Broadcast Week will take place online from September 21 to 25 2020, hosted by the Railway Gazette Group. Supported by headline sponsor Siemens Mobility, Rail Broadcast Week offers an unrivalled opportunity to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the global railway sector ...

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    Saudi Railway Co signs 25-year freight agreement

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Sadara Chemical Co has signed a 25-year contract to use Saudi Railway Co as its primary means of transporting solid and liquid products as well as containers. The agreement covers the operation of two trains a day from the Sadara Chemical Campus to King ...

  • ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee.
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    Estonia’s ‘ambitious’ rail investment plan gets underway

    2020-07-20T14:32:00Z

    ESTONIA: ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee, on July 16. A contract has been awarded for ...

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    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects

    2020-07-20T12:34:00Z

    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE and Barcelona urban transport undertaking TMB have signed an agreement to co-operate to provide consultancy and management services worldwide. This would include feasibility study, design and evaluation, staff training and operating services. The companies said they each have considerable international experience. ...

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    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators

    2020-07-20T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-20T05:00:00Z

    Source: Pablo Solana Portugal’s Medway Transport Logistics has acquired a Class 269 semi-permanently coupled twin-unit locomotive for use between Madrid and València in Spain where it current operates Euro 4000 diesel locos. Loco 269.355 dates from 1984, and after being withdrawn by ...