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    US inter-city rail grants announced

    2022-08-22T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of more than $233m from the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme for 11 projects to improve inter-city passenger rail services in eight states. Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme grants ...

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    Ukraine – Moldova rail link reinstated ahead of schedule

    2022-08-22T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 23 km railway linking Berezyne in Ukraine to Basarabeasca in Moldova was reopened on August 22. The line provides a rail connection from the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi – Izmail line in the southern part of Odesa oblast to the River Danube port of Reni, transiting ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2022-08-22T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Plasser & Theurer focuses on increasing infrastructure capacity with technology

    2022-08-21T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Austrian track machine manufacturer Plasser & Theurer will be focusing on digitalisation, automation and environmental issues at InnoTrans 2022, presenting a range of innovations to help increase infrastructure capacity through the smarter use of technology. In the outdoor area, Plasser will ...

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    Sit down with Grammer at InnoTrans

    2022-08-20T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Any opportunity to sit down should not be missed when visiting the world’s largest rail industry trade fair, and seat supplier Grammer will be giving visitors to InnoTrans to the chance to try out its Ubility One concept. The Ubility Air, Ubility Light and Ubility Shift ...

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    MRCE orders locos for future cross-border needs

    2022-08-19T13:55:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply 14 Vectron Multi System locomotives. The 6·4 MW locos with a maximum speed of 160 km/h will be fitted with ETCS and national train control systems enabling operating in ...

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    Metra awards battery locomotive contract

    2022-08-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has awarded Progress Rail a contract to convert up to six of its oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power for testing on the Rock Island Line. The base order covers the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 locomotives over 3½ years, ...

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    SNCF orders more TGV M high speed trains

    2022-08-19T09:27:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has awarded Alstom a €590m firm order to supply a further 15 Avelia Horizon high speed trains, designated TGV M by the operator. The order announced on August 18 is the second option exercised under the €2∙7bn TGV of the Future framework agreement ...

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    Phoenix-inspired maglev line opens to serve ancient town

    2022-08-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A maglev line has opened to provide a scenic connection to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listed Fenghuang Ancient Town, which attracts 30 000 visitors a day. The maglev runs for 9·1 km between the old town and Fenghuang station on the Zhangjiajie – Jishou ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2022-08-19T05:00:00Z

    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

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    JORSA hosts Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans

    2022-08-19T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Having exhibited at every InnoTrans event since 2002, the Japan Overseas Railway System Association will once again be organising the Japanese pavilion at InnoTrans 2022. Located in Hall 7.2a, the JORSA Pavilion will bring together eight of the association’s 39 member companies, together with Tokyo ...

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    Locomotives and wagons delivered to Etihad Rail

    2022-08-18T11:15:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has begun taking delivery of 38 locomotives and 842 wagons as part of plans to provide a freight capacity of more than 60 million tonnes per year on the future national railway network. The 38 EMD SD70 diesel-electric locomotives are being supplied by Progress ...

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    Dual-voltage suburban line opened in Chongqing

    2022-08-18T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Jiangtiao suburban line in Chongqing has opened, linking Tiaodeng with Shengquansi. An unusual feature of the line is dual voltage electrification, with the northern section from Tiaodeng to Shilinsi and the Zhongliangshan tunnel electrified at 1·5 kV DC and the rest of the route ...

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    Indian railway construction project approved

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a proposed 116·7 km railway to serve the pilgrimage centre of Ambaji on the border between Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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    Three themes on green mobility

    2022-08-18T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Infrastructure component specialist Vossloh’s appearance at this year’s show will be themed around its ‘enabling green mobility’ initiative, focused on environmental sustainability, climate protection and sustainable governance. Within its display, Vossloh will group products around three main themes: advanced infrastructure, future turnouts and smart maintenance ’on ...

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    Contracts signed for next phase of North Macedonia – Bulgaria rail link

    2022-08-17T10:00:00Z

    NORTH MACEDONIA: Contracts have been signed for work on two sections of the planned rail link between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, which will form part of Pan-European Corridor VIII from the Adriatic to the Black Sea. Austrian company Strabag has been awarded a €40m two-year contract ...

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    Hessen updates list of railways for reopening

    2022-08-17T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Hessen has updated its list of closed railways which are considered potentially suitable for reopening, adding seven routes to take the total to 24.

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    Novel sound barrier on show

    2022-08-17T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A novel sound barrier branded Wavebreaker will be shown to an international audience for the first time at InnoTrans 2022. Start-up Wavebreaker has developed a noise screen for railway applications which its promoter says can provide up to 7 dBA extra attenuation over conventional designs. This ...

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    RAISE grants awarded for US transport projects

    2022-08-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of $2·2bn of grants for 166 projects to modernise transport infrastructure under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity programme. The grants include $25m for the Florida East Coast Corridor Trespassing & Intrusion ...

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    InterRail opens Turkish subsidiary as alternative Eurasian freight routes gain momentum

    2022-08-16T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Swiss rail freight, rolling stock and container group InterRail has established a Turkish subsidiary, saying it sees great potential on trade routes linking western Europe, the CIS, Central Asia and China. It also wants to develop Turkey as a hub for transport from North Africa. ...