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    SBB awards ETCS maintenance contract

    2019-11-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Alstom a €25m contract to maintain its ETCS onboard equipment for 10 years with an option for three more. This extends a contract which had been awarded when the equipment was fitted in 2003-08. It includes logistics management for repair ...

  • An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics.
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    Agreement to increase exports of Russian food to China by rail

    2019-11-19T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics. The companies plan to expand the geographic range of the existing Agroexpress service, with a series of shipments ...

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    Opinsta develops custom apps for Virgin Trains

    2019-11-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: Opinsta has worked with Virgin Trains to develop a defect reporting app which front line staff can use to log any technical problems with the Alstom Pendolino and Bombardier Transportation Voyager trainsets for review by maintenance teams and asset management systems. The app also provides ...

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    First order for Vectron Dual Mode brings 'the best of two worlds'

    2019-11-18T16:09:00Z

    GERMANY: Railsystems RP has become the first customer for Siemens Mobility’s Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotive, with an order announced on November 18 for two to be delivered at the end of 2020. Announced at InnoTrans 2018 and unveiled at the manufacturer’s München-Allach plant in March ...

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    Italo signs ‘largest ever’ green loan for transport

    2019-11-18T14:22:00Z

    ITALY: Open access high speed train operator Italo has signed a €1·1bn syndicated loan, which CEO Gianbattista La Rocca said was the world’s largest green loan in the transport sector. The proceeds will be used to refinance €900m of existing green investments on better terms, and ...

  • South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra EMU
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    South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra suburban EMU unveiled

    2019-11-18T13:33:00Z

    ‘The new Class 701 trains will transform journeys for our customers with benefits including onboard wi-fi, at-seat charging points, real-time information screens, air-conditioning, wide gangways and wide doors to improve the ease of boarding and alighting’, said SWR Engineering Director Neil Drury.

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    Midland Main Line electrification mast production reaches half way stage

    2019-11-18T06:00:00Z

    UK: Worksop Galvanizing is using what it says is the largest acid bath in the UK as part of the process of applying the protective coating to components for the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification support structures which are being installed between Bedford and Corby. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...