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    Uetlibergbahn electrification conversion planned under SZU modernisation programme

    2021-11-12T13:45:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn has unveiled a phased programme of infrastructure enhancements and standardisation to complement its fleet renewals, paving the way for a more intensive service to operate over its two routes west of Zürich.

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    Swedish station announcements to be silenced

    2021-11-12T09:09:00Z

    SWEDEN: Station public address announcements will in future only be made if trains are delayed or there is a platform alteration, Trafikverket has decided.

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    Supermarket train promotes sustainable produce

    2021-11-12T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A supermarket train is touring the Land of Hessen during November and December to promote sustainable grocery products.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-11-12T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Wagonload freight support contracts awarded

    2021-11-11T16:14:00Z

    HUNGARY: Working with the Ministry for Innovation & Technology, infrastructure manager MÁV Zrt has signed framework contracts with four freight operators aimed at supporting single wagonload operations. Responding to a request from the Hungarian Railway Association, the government obtained approval from the European Commission to provide ...

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    Norfolk Southern inaugurates Atlanta headquarters

    2021-11-11T13:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern formally inaugurated its new headquarters in Midtown Atlanta on November 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp, Senator Raphael Warnock, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other civic leaders. When Norfolk & Western merged with Southern ...

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    Zidani Most – Celje upgrading completed

    2021-11-11T12:14:00Z

    SLOVENIA: National infrastructure manager SŽ Infrastruktura has formally marked the completion of a five-year programme to modernise a 26·2 km section of the Maribor – Ljubljana main line between Zidani Most and Celje. This route forms part of both the Baltic – Adriatic and Mediterranean TEN-T ...

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    CN and Progress Rail test renewable fuel blends

    2021-11-11T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian National and Progress Rail are working with biofuel producer Renewable Energy Group to test renewable fuel blends, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of their long-term durability and operational impact, especially in cold weather, and to plan modifications which might be needed ...

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    JR East uses AI to monitor overhead electrification

    2021-11-11T10:02:00Z

    JAPAN: JR East has launched an AI-based monitoring system to enhance the quality of its overhead wire and catenary mast inspection process.

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    FPK orders updated double-deck dining cars

    2021-11-11T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 50 double-deck dining cars for Federal Passenger Co. The Type 61-4525 restaurant cars are intended to complement the Type 61-4523 and 61-4524 double-deck coaches used by the national long-distance passenger operator. TMH’s first double-deck restaurant ...

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    Rail and public transport ‘too low on COP26 agenda’, warn UIC and UITP

    2021-11-10T14:50:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways and global public transport association UITP marked the formal transport day at the COP26 Climate Summit on November 10 by urging policymakers to focus more effort on decarbonising mobility through modal shift.

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    Basque links funded under Atlantic Corridor programme

    2021-11-10T11:02:00Z

    SPAIN: The national government has announced a €414m package of rail investment for 2022 in the three provinces that make up the Basque region.

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    Ländchesbahn operating contract secures service increases

    2021-11-10T11:00:00Z

    The Rhein-Main transport authority has awarded Hessische Landesbahn a contract to continue operating service RB21 from Wiesbaden to Niedernhausen and Limburg.

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    CAF acquires test bed EMU for hydrogen conversion

    2021-11-09T13:44:00Z

    SPAIN: CAF has acquired a three-car Class 463 Civia electric multiple-unit from RENFE for conversion to a hydrogen fuel-cell demonstrator under the FCH2Rail research project.

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    Coradia Stream EMUs to work Frankfurt – Kassel inter-regional service

    2021-11-09T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender, regional authorities RMV and NVV have selected incumbent DB Regio for the next contract to operate Main-Weser passenger service RE30 between Frankfurt, Gießen, Marburg and Kassel. The contract will run for 14 years from December 15 2024. The current timetable with ...

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    Poland – Germany passenger revival agreed

    2021-11-09T11:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Local transport authorities in Lubuskie voivodship and the Land of Brandenburg have agreed to reinstate passenger services on the railway between Zielona Góra in Poland and Guben, which is split by the Germany-Poland border.

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    Egyptian National Railways orders 100 locomotives

    2021-11-09T09:07:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Wabtec a contract for the supply and multi-year maintenance of 100 ES30ACi Evolution Series diesel locomotives. The contract signed in a ceremony on November 8 is part of ENR’s ongoing modernisation programme, and is being funded by the European Bank ...

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    Tanzanian railway project offers accessibility examples for Africa, disability body says

    2021-11-09T05:00:00Z

    TANZANIA: The SHIVYAWATA federation of disabled people’s organisations says organisations across Africa can learn from the provision of facilities for people with reduced mobility on the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro standard gauge railway. On October 30 the SHIVYAWATA board toured the 202 km first phase ...

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    Industry welcomes $66bn of rail funding in Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

    2021-11-08T16:21:00Z

    USA: Rail industry organisations have welcomed the passing by Congress of the $1tr Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which includes significant funding for passenger and freight rail as well as public transport. The White House said IIJA would provide the largest investment in passenger rail since ...

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    Austria increases 2022-27 investment as KlimaTicket launched

    2021-11-08T11:46:00Z

    AUSTRIA: An €18·2bn investment framework for Austrian Federal Railways covering 2022-27 was approved by the council of ministers on November 3. Taking climate change mitigation targets into account, it is a modification of an earlier plan covering 2021-26 which envisaged a slightly lower spend of €17·5bn. ...