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  • Rail Cargo Group
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-11-18T05:00:00Z

    Rail Cargo Group has launched a thrice-weekly Wels – Wien – Budapest service under its TransFER brand in co-operation with Kombiverkehr. The Finnish subsidiary of Estonia’s Operail has signed long-term agreements to lease 195 wood chip wagons to forest product customers ...

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    Transport for London selects Arcadis asset management platform

    2019-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Arcadis company EAMS Group a contract to roll out its Metro Maximo enterprise asset management and health, safety and environment platforms across London Underground and London Trams. Rachel White, CEO Global Digital Business at Arcadis, said the award follwing a ...

  • UWC tank wagon for molten sulphur
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    Gazpromtrans orders molten sulphur wagons

    2019-11-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Gazprom subsidiary Gazpromtrans has awarded United Wagon a contract to supply a further 120 tank wagons for the transport of molten sulphur. The latest firm order announced on October 29 follows from a contract for 60 which was agreed in August, taking the total value ...

  • CAF trainset for the Schönbuchbahn
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    Masats supplies doors for Schönbuchbahn light rail vehicles

    2019-11-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Masats is supplying sliding plug doors for the nine three-car lightweight electric trainsets which fellow Spanish company CAF is building as part of the project to modernise the 17 km Schönbuchbahn near Stuttgart as a light rail route. Masats will also support the maintenance of ...

  • China to Germany freight service at Mukran (3)
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    Rail and sea from China to Germany with a single waybill

    2019-11-15T16:03:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Containers of consumer and industrial goods which had left Xi’an on November 1 bound for Hamburg arrived at the Mukran ferry terminal on Germany’s Baltic Sea island of Rügen on November 12, having travelled by rail to Baltysk in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave and then by sea. ...

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    Siemens to supply Avenio trams to Nürnberg

    2019-11-15T11:41:00Z

    GERMANY: VAG Nürnberg has ordered 12 Siemens Avenio trams with options for 75 more. The €44m contract announced on November 15 would be 40% funded by the Land of Bayern. Entry into passenger service is scheduled for the end of 2022. The four-section 100% low-floor ...

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    HS1 awards fibre networking concession

    2019-11-15T11:01:00Z

    UK: Wholesale and custom fibre broadband infrastructure provider Nextgenaccess Ltd has agreed an exclusive 20-year concession enabling it to deploy fibres along High Speed 1 between London and Channel Tunnel. The company said this would provide the shortest fibre route to connect with interntional networks via ...

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    New-generation metro train in passenger service on Seoul Line 2

    2019-11-15T10:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The first of 22 trainsets that Seoul Metro ordered from Hyundai Rotem in 2017 has entered passenger service on Line 2. The 176bn won contract for 21 10-car sets and one four-car set to operate a shuttle service was placed in July 2017. Seoul ...

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    China poised to open 350 km/h automated railway

    2019-11-15T08:15:00Z

    Source: Wikimedia Commons/N509FZ A fleet of CR400BF high speed trains from the Fuxing family will be used in automated opeartion on the Beijing - Zhangjiakou line. CHINA: Automated operations are due to start before the end of this year on the 174 km high speed ...

  • Alstom Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-unit.
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    DB Regio orders EMUs for Karlsruhe services

    2019-11-15T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €120m contract to supply 19 Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-units. They are to be used on services from Karlsruhe to Heilbronn, Achern, Freudenstadt and Herrenberg which DB Regio is to operate from December 2022 under the 13-year Netz 7b contract ...

  • VolkerWessels
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-11-15T05:00:00Z

    The management and supervisory boards of VolkerWessels have unanimously recommended that shareholders accept Reggeborgh Holding’s offer of €22·20 per share in cash for all shares. Closing of the transaction is expected in Q1 2020. Reggeborgh CEO Henry Holterman said it had intended to be a long-term ...

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    Work to resume on São Paulo metro Line 6 as Acciona comes on board

    2019-11-14T16:42:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: São Paulo State Transport Secretary Alexandre Baldy has confirmed that Acciona intends to buy a majority stake in the Move São Paulo consortium, so that construction of São Paulo metro Line 6 can resume. Construction of the 15·3 km north-south route ...

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    Alstom rolls out next-generation Lille metro train

    2019-11-14T15:42:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom presented the first new-generation trainset that it is supplying to increase capacity on the Lille metro at the Villeneuve d’Ascq maintenance depot on November 14. Alstom is supplying 27 four-car rubber-tyred trainsets to operate on the city’s automated light metro network. The 52 m ...

  • VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne
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    Stadler opens depot for Rhein-Ruhr fleet

    2019-11-14T15:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne where the manufacturer will maintain 41 Flirt 3XL EMUs which Abellio Rail NRW will operate on S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services from December 15. The 100 000 m² ...

  • Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.
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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

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    Toronto backs Ontario Line

    2019-11-14T13:52:00Z

    CANADA: Four metro projects in the greater Toronto area with a combined budget of C$28·5bn are set to move ahead, after the city council voted to support an expansion package put forward by the Ontario provincial government rather than progressing its own projects. Described by Toronto ...

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    OGC Nice players kick off city’s third tram route

    2019-11-14T11:57:00Z

    FRANCE: The third tram route in Nice was inaugurated on November 12 with a ceremony at Saint-Isidore attended by Mayor Christian Estrosi. As the route serves the Allianz Riviera football stadium, the ceremony was attended by OGC Nice players and manager Patrick Vieira. T3 services run ...

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    First Flexity Zürich tram delivered

    2019-11-14T10:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 70 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Zürich arrived in the city in the early hours of November 13. Operator VBZ placed the order in 2016, paying SFr358m for the vehicles, spare parts, depot equipment and driver training. The ...

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    Pune metro TBMs delivered

    2019-11-14T10:14:00Z

    INDIA: The first two tunnel boring machines for the Pune metro have been delivered to the city. Terratec is supplying three 6·61 m diameter earth pressure balance TBMs from its Chinese factory via the port of Mumbai. The TBMs, named Mutha ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
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    US hydrogen train contract awarded

    2019-11-14T09:39:00Z

    USA: Southern California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit to enter passenger service in 2024, with an option for a further four units. Stadler said the contract announced on November 14 was ...