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  • Yanchep Rail Extension
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    Work starts on Perth suburban rail extension

    2019-11-28T13:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The NEWest Alliance of CPB Contractors and Downer has been named preferred bidder to undertake the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link projects in Perth. The announcement was made on November 25, when a sod-turning ceremony marked the start ...

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    Battery buses enter passenger service in Poznań

    2019-11-28T12:01:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 21 electric buses that MPK Poznań ordered from Solaris in December entered regular passenger service on route 174 on November 27. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in February of the 15 Urbino 18 articulated vehicles and six Urbino 12 buses. The ...

  • Railway track
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    Basel intermodal agreement signed

    2019-11-28T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Deutsche Bahn, the German Federal Asset Authority (Bundeseisenbahnvermögen) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt signed an agreement on November 15 intended to increase the volume of freight moving by rail and water thanks to improvements to rail infrastructure and transhipment and terminal facilities. The agreement covers ...

  • A new light rail line is to be built in Porto, along with an extension of an existing route.
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    Porto eyes Chinese trams as ridership grows

    2019-11-28T09:38:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has reportedly selected CRRC Tangshan as preferred bidder to supply and maintain a batch of 18 low-floor light rail vehicles as part of a network expansion project approved earlier this year.

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    Avanti West Coast sets out plans for West Coast franchise

    2019-11-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: Avanti West Coast was officially unveiled as the brand name for the new West Coast Partnership franchise on November 27. Joint venture partners FirstGroup and Italian national operator Trenitalia explained that ‘Avanti is Italian for “Forward!” and reflects a mission to deliver an innovative railway ...

  • Aberdeen Azuma (Photo:Jim Ramsay/LNER).
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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    LNER has announced ‘the first major change’ to its Hitachi Azuma fleet, with additional floor mounted racks for large items of luggage to replace some non-reservable seats on the nine-car trainsets in the new year. ‘We’re pleased to be able to respond to customer feedback by ...

  • Duisburger Hafen aerial view (Photo: Duisport)
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    Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: Duisport GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China. ...

  • Spanish high speed trains
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    Three operators awarded Spanish high speed paths

    2019-11-27T16:03:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed infrastructure manager Adif AV has selected three preferred bidders to negotiate 10-year framework agreements enabling them to operate passenger services on the routes from Madrid east to Valencia and Alacant, south to Sevilla and Málaga and north to Barcelona and the French border. ...

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    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project. A prototype is due to be delivered next year, ahead testing and series production. Final assembly will take place at ...

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    Alstom wins contract to automate Marseille metro

    2019-11-27T09:58:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply trains and signalling for the conversion of the Marseille metro to fully driverless operation, the manufacturer announced on November 26. The €430m contract, financed by local authority Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, will see both lines of the city’s rubber-tyred metro move to driverless ...

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    Stadler Flirts in Azerbaijan

    2019-11-27T09:28:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has ordered 10 five-car Flirt multiple-units from Stadler. The €115m contract announced on November 27 includes spare parts and depot equipment. The first four trainsets to be delivered, starting in 2022, will be DMUs for inter-city services. These will include a power ...

  • Palmerston North
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    Freight hub master plan unveiled

    2019-11-27T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: A master plan for a rail and road freight hub near Palmerston North was unveiled by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones on November 26. Video: Palmerston North intermodal freight hub master plan The proposed facility would replace ...

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    SNCF selects train connectivity technology supplier

    2019-11-27T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has selected Klas Telecom and its local partner Seolane Innovation for a contract to provide LTE train-to-ground communications to support operational and passenger connectivity services. The first deployment of the supplier’s TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform will support CCTV onboard regional trains, with passenger ...

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    Arup to review the case for hydrogen trains

    2019-11-26T16:32:00Z

    UK: The Rail Safety Standards Board has appointed Arup to develop a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains. This will involve working with manufacturers, regulators, rolling stock owners and operators to establish a high-level operational concept as well as to identify hazards and ...

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    Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance facility opens

    2019-11-26T15:41:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance depot in the port’s Maasvlakte 2 area was offically inaugurated on November 26. It has been developed by a joint venture of manufacturer Siemens Mobility and leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, and will undertake preventive and corrective maintenance, inspection ...

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    Rizhao – Qufu high speed line opens

    2019-11-26T11:17:00Z

    CHINA: The Rizhao to Qufu section of the Rizhao to Lankao Passenger-Dedicated Line opened for revenue services on November 26. Crossing the south of Shandong province from east to west, the 235 km long line designed for 350 km/h operation connects the port of Rizhao on ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
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    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’

    2019-11-26T10:34:00Z

    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look ...

  • UWC articulated gondola car
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    Articulated open wagons offer 23% increase in load per unit length

    2019-11-26T05:01:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained federal certification for two designs of articulated open wagon. It said these can increase the load per unit length by 23% compared to conventional designs, providing a significant boost to network efficiency without needing to change the infrastructure to accommodate ...

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    Sotetsu Link inaugurated

    2019-11-25T14:30:00Z

    JAPAN: Ceremonies were held at Hazawa yokohama-kokudai station on November 25 to mark the formal completion of the publicly-funded link between the private Sagami Railway and JR East’s Tokaido Freight Line.

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    Tram route T6 opens in Lyon

    2019-11-25T14:05:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon tram route T6 was inaugurated on November 22. The 6·7 km route has been built as an end-on eastern extension of route T1. Running from Debourg, where interchange is provided with metro Line B, to Hôpitaux Est-Pinel, T6 serves 14 stops and offers an ...