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  • Woman in rail agreement signing (Photo: Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion)
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    Women in rail agreement comes into force

    2021-11-08T10:55:00Z

    EUROPE: A binding deal aimed at promoting the employment of more women in the rail sector came into force on November 5, when it was formally signed by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies representing employers and the European Transport Workers’ Federation representing staff. ...

  • OmniTRAX rail service in River Ridge Commerce Center
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-11-08T10:21:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • A Class ED250 Pendolino waits to leave Kraków with a through EIP service to Warszawa, Gdansk and Gdynia.
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    Developing Poland’s next generation of railway engineers

    2021-11-07T05:00:00Z

    A Class ED250 Pendolino waits to leave Kraków with a through EIP service to Warszawa, Gdansk and Gdynia. POLAND: Alstom and Politechnika Warszawska’s Faculty of Automotive & Construction Machinery Engineering have signed an agreement to co-operate in the education of future railway engineers. The project involves ...

  • Belam Cepton level crossing lidar
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    Lidar sensors improve traffic flow at busy level crossing

    2021-11-06T05:00:00Z

    LEVEL CROSSING: Silicon Valley-based lidar technology company Cepton and Lithuanian system integrator Belam are working together on obstacle detection systems for level crossings. After testing various types of sensor, Belam concluded that Cepton’s Helius Smart lidar was the most reliable, eliminating false ...

  • NJ Transit Portal North bridge impression
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    New Jersey bridge replacement contract awarded

    2021-11-05T14:47:00Z

    USA: New Jersey Transit has selected a Queens-based joint venture of Skanska and Traylor Bros are to build the new Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River, replacing a 110 year old swing bridge which forms a bottleneck on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. The project is seen ...

  • Greenbrier employee
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-11-05T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • CN Wabtec FLXdrive loco impression
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    Canadian National buys battery locomotive

    2021-11-04T15:17:00Z

    USA: Canadian National’s Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad has purchased a Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive, with financial support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Marine & Rail Freight Movers grant programme. Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery loco is designed to work in multiple with conventional diesel ...

  • Intramotev TugVolt Hopper Concept Rendering
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    Prototype autonomous battery-powered wagon aims to help rail compete with trucks

    2021-11-04T15:00:00Z

    USA: Technology company Intramotev is developing a prototype self-powered autonomous wagon, which it hopes can make rail freight more competitive over distances of up to 1 500 km.

  • ISLA ETR1000 trainsets (Photo: Hitachi Rail)
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    ILSA signs 30-year maintenance deal

    2021-11-04T12:43:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed open access operator ILSA has agreed a 30-year train maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail. The full service deal worth €737m runs from 2022, when ILSA plans to commence operations on the Madrid – Barcelona route, until 2052. The company’s fleet of ETR1000 trainsets, ...

  • Akiem locomotive.
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    Akiem invests to drive down French locomotive maintenance costs

    2021-11-04T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: ‘We are constantly seeing that the French rolling stock maintenance market is far less dynamic and competitive than elsewhere in Europe’, said Akiem CEO Fabien Rochefort when the leasing company confirmed plans to build a €10m locomotive workshop at Ostricourt in Hauts-de-France. To be located ...

  • Ferrovienord Hitachi Rail Caravaggio double-deck EMUjpg
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    Ferrovienord orders 50 more double-deck EMUs

    2021-11-03T15:37:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional operator Ferrovienord has signed a €451·9m firm order for Hitachi Rail to supply 40 five-car and 10 four-car Caravaggio double-deck regional electric multiple-units. Equipped for 3 kV DC operation, the 160 km/h EMUs are to be delivered from Hitachi Rail’s factories in Reggio ...

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    Provincial grant expands Canadian Pacific hydrogen locomotive project

    2021-11-03T11:24:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has been awarded a C$15m grant from Emissions Reduction Alberta to expand the scope of its hydrogen locomotive programme, the railway announced on November 1.

  • DB ICE1 (Photo DB/Wolfgang Klee)
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    ICE1 fleet to get traction converter upgrade

    2021-11-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded ABB a contract to supply Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor traction converters for the refurbishment of a further 76 ICE1 high speed train power cars. The IBGTs will replacing existing power electronics from the 1990s, extending the vehicles’ operating lives for at ...

  • RSRG acquires Balfour Beatty's US track business
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    Rhomberg Sersa buys Balfour Beatty’s US track business

    2021-11-02T12:00:00Z

    USA: Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group has acquired Balfour Beatty’s Track Solutions business and rebranded it as Rhomberg Sersa North America. The company provides inspection, ballast cleaning and subgrade management services and equipment to private and public customers including NJ Transit, MTA, BNSF and Amtrak. It operates ...

  • Srbija Voz Stader Kiss EMU (2)
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    Stadler delivers 200 km/h Kiss to Serbia

    2021-11-02T10:52:00Z

    SERBIA: President Aleksandar Vučić has attended the handover of the first of three 200 km/h Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to national passenger operator Srbija Voz. The Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure called tenders for the EMUs on February 9 ...

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    Cross River Rail train contract tendered

    2021-11-02T10:12:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government has called tenders for the supply of 65 electric multiple-units to expand Brisbane’s suburban fleet and operate the Cross River Rail link which is now under construction for opening in 2025. Bids are due by early 2022, with the winning bidder expected ...

  • Chinese high speed train maintenance
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    High speed train maintenance contract awarded

    2021-11-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: China Railway Guangzhou Bureau Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture two contracts totalling 382m yuan to undertake the heavy maintenance of 592 high speed train cars. The contract covers A3 maintenance of key parts and components for 34 CRH1A and CRH1B ...

  • European Sleeper map
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    Brussels – Amsterdam – Berlin – Praha night train capacity allocated

    2021-11-01T15:17:00Z

    EUROPE: European Sleeper has been awarded track access for its planned Brussels – Amsterdam – Berlin – Praha overnight train, the promoters confirmed on November 1. The Dutch night train start-up co-operative plans to announce a launch date and final timetable for the service ‘in the ...

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    Biotrén fleet enters service

    2021-11-01T14:00:00Z

    CHILE: The fleet of Chinese-built electric multiple-units to operate Fesur’s Biotrén and Corto Laja regional services was officially launched into revenue service by President Sebastián Piñera on October 26. The event in Concepción was also attended by Minister of Transport & Communications ...

  • SMH Rail H10 locomotive for Tanzania Railways Corp.
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    Malaysian-built locomotives ready for delivery to Tanzania

    2021-11-01T13:42:00Z

    TANZANIA: The first batch of H10 Series diesel locomotives developed by Malaysian company SMH Rail for the African freight market is now ready to be handed over to Tanzania Railways Corp, the company announced on November 1. ‘We are proud to handover the first batch of ...