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    RM Rail to begin series production of covered van design

    2020-02-08T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Wagon manufacturer RM Rail has obtained certification for its Type 11-1268 van design, and expects to begin series production in March. The design offers an axleload of 23·5 tonnes, a capacity of 68 tonnes and a floor area of 52·8 m 2 . The wide-opening ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-02-07T06:00:00Z

    United Metallurgical Co ’s Vyksa Steel Works produced a record 951 000 wheels in 2019, up 11% on 2018. Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail has awarded Hit Rail a 10-year contract to host and operate the Common Interface which provides interoperable connectivity ...

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    Ile-de-France seeks to open RER network to competition by 2030

    2020-02-06T12:16:00Z

    FRANCE: Ile-de-France is seeking to accelerate the opening up of local rail services to competition, regional President Valérie Pécresse announced on February 5. In line with the provisions of the EU’s Fourth Railway Package, the French regional passenger market is being liberalised with effect from January 1 2023. Under ...

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    Record capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21

    2020-02-06T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A 17% year-on-year increase in capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21 was announced when Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman presented the national budget on February 1. The Ministry of Railways said the emphasis would be on continuing capacity enhancement works, and accelerating implementation to ...

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    Kansas City signalling equipment manufacturer acquired

    2020-02-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Strait Lane Capital Partners has sold signalling equipment manufacturer J A Industries to signalling and level crossing supplier CDL Electric Co. J A Industries General Manager Mark Biehl and the existing management team will continue to lead the Kansas City-based business. ‘J A Industries’ ...

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    DB unveils refurbished Kiss EMU

    2020-02-05T16:54:00Z

    GERMANY: The first refurbished Stadler Kiss double-deck EMU for Deutsche Bahn was formally unveiled at Berlin Hbf by the head of DB Personenverkehr Berthold Huber on February 5.

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    Talgo to supply coaches for DSB’s Hamburg service

    2020-02-05T13:26:00Z

    DENMARK: National operator DSB has selected Talgo to supply a fleet of locomotive-hauled coaches to operate international services to and from Hamburg.

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    Alstom signs battery-electric multiple-unit contract

    2020-02-05T11:45:00Z

    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Alstom has been awarded a €100m contract to supply and maintain the first battery-electric version of its Coradia Continental multiple-unit family. The 11 three-car BEMUs have been ordered by Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS, which has taken out a ...

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    Conversion of local railway into a busway to be studied

    2020-02-05T09:00:00Z

    Source: Lokaltog DENMARK: A feasibility study for converting the Østbanen local railway in eastern Sjælland into a busway is to be undertaken following an agreement between Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht and the regional council. The jointly-funded DKr3·5m study is to be undertaken in parallel ...

  • The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled
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    Australind DMU design revealed

    2020-02-05T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled by Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan. ‘The sleek new design will make the journey between Perth and Bunbury more comfortable for residents and tourists alike, encouraging more ...

  • Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019
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    Canadian Pacific aims to outpace its peers in 2020

    2020-02-04T15:07:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019, a 7% year-on-year increase. Diluted earnings per share increased 29% to a record C$17·52. The operating ratio was 59·9, an improvement from 61·3 the previous year. ‘Global economic uncertainty caused by geopolitical and macroeconomic ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.
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    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services

    2020-02-04T10:04:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

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    RegioJet to develop central maintenance depot

    2020-02-04T08:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Independent operator RegioJet is to develop a central rolling stock maintaince depot for its fleet on a former scrap metal yard site which it has acquired in Praha’s eastern suburb of Dolní Měcholupy, close to Praha-Hostivař station. The site will be available for use ...

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    Polarteknik acquires Train Door Solutions

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Finnish door and partition wall manufacturer Polarteknik Oy has acquired UK pneumatic and electrical door systems servicing specialist Train Door Solutions Ltd under a deal completed on January 31. Established in 1999, Milton Keynes based Train Door Systems was previously owned by Nigel Mason, Vanessa ...

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    Rail and air associations to co-operate on ticketing

    2020-02-03T15:05:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways and the International Air Transport Association have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in standard setting and interoperability, with a focus on data exchange to support intermodal travel. Areas for co-operation include: journey planning; reservations; ...

  • Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021.
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    ÖBB places final order under 200-EMU framework

    2020-02-03T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021. The order announced on January 31 is the last to be placed under a 2010 framework contract covering up ...

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    Pandrol launches redesigned rail clamp

    2020-02-03T10:00:00Z

    COMPONENTS: Pandrol has launched a redesigned rail clamp for use as a temporary joint prior to welding and to safeguard defects before repair. The supplier said its updated design offers a reduction in installation time and enhanced performance, with wider contact points to reduce friction and ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-02-03T06:00:00Z

    New Zealand ’s government has allocated NZ$109·7m from the Provincial Growth Fund for track lowering and tunnel works to enable hi-cube containers to be transported between Swanson and Whangarei, reopening of the 60 km mothballed route between Kauri and Otiria, building a container terminal at Otiria yard ...

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    Poland to Luxembourg rail motorway launched

    2020-02-02T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A rail motorway service linking Bettembourg-Dudelange in Luxembourg with Poznan-Swarzędz in Poland has been launched by Clip Group and CFL Multimodal. The first train left Bettembourg on January 28. There will initially be four round trips per week, but the operators ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 10 EP2D electric multiple-units.
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    Moscow suburban EMU order

    2020-02-01T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plans is to supply a further 10 EP2D 11-car DC electric multiple-units to Moscow operator Central Suburban Passenger Co between February and May this year. The manufacturer said the EMUs would combine modern looks and high performance with passenger comfort and safety. The ...