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  • Sagunt station (Photo: Joanbanjo/CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Zaragoza – Sagunt train protection enhancement


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Enyse a 23-month contract worth €45∙7m to install ASFA digital automatic train protection on the 194 km line between Monreal del Campo, Teruel and Sagunt. This will be compatible with future 25 kV 50 Hz electrification. Electronic interlockings are to ...

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    Mobile app helps freight train operations


    INNOTRANS: At this year’s event, industrial software company Zedas will be highlighting its Cargo Train Check mobile app which supports wagon technicians by providing paperless train preparation functions in the field. For the train check, the pre-assigned wagon data is automatically loaded from the logistics management tool ...

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    Patriot Rail to acquire short line group Pioneer Lines


    USA: Patriot Rail has entered into an agreement to acquire BRX Transportation Holdings’ Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short lines in 12 states. BRX Transportation Holdings is a partnership of US InfraVest (formerly Related Infrastructure), Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners. Patriot Rail said the ...

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    Hudson Bay Railway upgrade funding announced


    CANADA: The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for significant enhancements as well as operation and maintenance of the Hudson Bay Railway. Operated by the Arctic Gateway Group partnership of First Nation and northern communities, the Hudson Bay Railway provides the only affordable year-round all-weather ...

  • The 0∙7 km cross-border link from Sebnitz in Germany to Dolni Poustevna in the Czech Republic reopened in 2014.

    Benefits accrue from rural railway reopenings, study finds


    GERMANY: Reopening rural railways offers an important spectrum of benefits, according to a study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development & Building.

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    Solar powered signalling installed


    AUSTRALIA: Solar powered signalling has been installed on a passing loop at Coolleearlee in New South Wales on the Narromine to North Star section of the Inland Rail project. A battery back-up can provide for 10 days of operation. Australian Rail Track Corp said solar power ...

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    Knick adds to electrical instrument range


    INNOTRANS: Electrical instrumentation specialist Knick will be introducing two novel products at this year’s event, a speed signal doubler and a high-voltage transducer. The P16800 signal multiplier doubles the signals of a speed sensor and converts them to the requisite signal type or frequency. Individual speed sensors ...

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    Amergin to invest in rail and aviation assets


    USA: Funds managed by Blue Owl Capital’s Owl Rock division have invested in Amergin Asset Management, which has been formed to invest in a diversified portfolio of wagon and aircraft assets for lease. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Amergin is headed by CEO Mark McGreenery; he ...

  • C30-MF locomotive Jakob on its first working day in Finland (Photo: Konsta Kuokka)

    Estonian locomotive approved for operation in Finland


    FINLAND: A C30-MF diesel locomotive produced at Operail’s Tapa workshop in Estonia has been approved for use on the Finnish network. It is to be used for shunting at the port of Kotka, instead of Operail’s Wabtec/Tülomsaş PowerHaul main line freight locomotives. Transport agency Traficom granted ...

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    President Marcos commits to rail investment


    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • ZF connect@rail

    ZF highlights metro gearbox innovation


    INNOTRANS: At this year’s show, ZF will present its modular EcoMet gearbox for metro vehicles and a wheelset gearbox used in combination with EcoWorld, a fuel-saving powershift transmission. Also on display will be the digital condition monitoring system connect@rail, which demonstrates how integrated sensors and advanced data ...

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    NSH Group to present innovations in wheelset machining and maintenance


    INNOTRANS: Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt, Hegenscheidt-MFT, Simmons and Standray will highlight their co-ordinated capabilities for wheelset maintenance, with the wheelset measurement and diagnosis system ARGUS, the U2000-150 underfloor wheelset re-profiling machine and Hegenscheidt’s Total Wheelset Management software tool. TWM enables fleet operators to efficiently manage, plan, track, document and ...

  • Alstom ELS-96 wheel detection system Poland

    Polish approval for wheel detector


    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has approved the use of Alstom’s ELS-96 rail-mounted wheel detector for axle counters. The ELS-96 provides full digital transmission without lineside electronics with fully automatic adjustment as well as a remote diagnostics and software upgrade capability. It can withstand high and ...

  • HZPP Koncar DMU (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    HŽPP orders DMUs


    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has placed a firm order for a further seven Končar diesel multiple-units. The three-car low-floor diesel-electric units with a maximum speed of 120 km/h will be identical to existing ones, with a capacity of 167 seated and 175 standing passengers. The ...

  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang CR400AF Fuxing trainset for the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line (Photo: CRRC).

    First Jakarta – Bandung high speed train unveiled


    INDONESIA: The first of 11 CR400AF Fuxing trainsets for the KCJB high speed line which will connect Jakarta and Bandung has been rolled out by Chinese manufacture CRRC Qingdao Sifang. Unveiling the eight-car trainset on August 5, CRRC said this would be the first time it ...

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    Czech Republic electrification conversion advances


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has converted the overhead electrification on the 43 km Nedakonice – Říkovice section of the Břeclav – Přerov main line from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz. The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified ...

  • Foynes (Photo: Shannon Foynes Port Company)

    Limerick to Foynes railway reopening plan


    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has invited expressions of interest in rehabilitation works for the reopening of the line from Limerick to Foynes on the Shannon estuary. The 42 km line which last saw a revenue train in 2000 would initially be reopened for freight, connecting Shannon Foynes ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Several of the Bombardier-built NGR EMUs are currently being tested on the Queensland Rail network around Brisbane. (Photo: John Kirk)

    Queensland unveils Brisbane rail expansion strategy


    AUSTRALIA: A pipeline of investment valued at more than A$20bn will support the long-term expansion of the southeast Queensland rail network under proposals published by the state government on August 2.