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    Knorr-Bremse to equip La Dolce Vita luxury trains


    ITALY: Arsenale Express has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, climate control, door and sanitary systems for two rakes of 11 coaches which are being modernised for use on La Dolce Vita luxury ‘slow travel’ services La Dolce Vita is being developed by luxury travel ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    Consortium selected to renovate Santiago suburban lines


    CHILE: National railway EFE has selected a 50:50 consortium of Systra and domestic engineering company Zañartu to modernise the Santiago – Melipilla and Santiago – Batuco lines to enable the launch of dedicated suburban services.

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    Goiás seeks private investors in rail schemes


    BRAZIL: Goinfra, the agency responsible for infrastructure and transport within the state of Goiás, has put forward legislation designed to facilitate the construction of rail projects by private sector companies. The draft bill was unveiled at a workshop on railways held on March 8 in Goiânia ...

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    Blockade plan confirmed to equip Wien cross-city core with ETCS


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infra announced plans on March 17 to rebuild the infrastructure on Wien’s 11·3 km cross-city S-Bahn core that links Floridsdorf with Meidling through the heart of the city. The route is to be fitted with ETCS Level 2 and several stations are to be ...

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    In depth

    World Speed Survey 2023: China retains the lead in post-pandemic recovery


    After the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the world’s high speed railway services have returned to a more normal operating pattern, although many of the best timings have been eased slightly, finds Jeremy Hartill.

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    DB Cargo doubles coal transport to supply power stations


    GERMANY: DB Cargo doubled its coal transport volumes over the winter months to support the reactivation of coal-fired power stations which were brought out of reserve to ensure stable electricity supplies after gas deliveries from Russia were halted because of the war in Ukraine. Since October ...

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    Metro Report International

    Very Light Rail ultra-thin tram track installed for load testing


    UK: A sensor-equipped section of track developed for the Coventry Very Light Rail project has been installed at a city council depot, where the movement of heavy goods vehicles will enable its performance to be tested under stress conditions. The track has been developed by ...

  • Stadler Eurolight Dual electro-diesel loco impression

    Trenitalia awards 50-locomotive framework contract


    ITALY: Trenitalia has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply and maintenance of electro-diesel locomotives able to operate pull-pull passenger services and rescue trains across the entire network managed by RFI. The locomotives will be able to rescue two coupled ETR1000 high speed trainsets ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Greek train crash highlights a tragic system failure


    A horrific head-on collision at Evangelismos on the Athens – Thessaloniki main line raises many questions about investment in railway safety and the human factors implications facing front-line employees. 

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    Rail Business UK

    Derby selected as Great British Railways headquarters


    UK: Derby has been selected to host the national headquarters of Great British Railways, with the Department for Transport saying it had come top in both the assessment process and the public vote. There were 42 expressions of interest in being the home of GBR, and ...

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    Sotetsu-Tokyu Link enables through running to Tokyo


    JAPAN: The 10 km Sotetsu-Tokyu Link connecting the Sotetsu and Tokyu railways was opened for revenue service on March 18. 

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    PKP Intercity orders electric locos


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity has signed a 551·4m złoty contract for Newag to supply 20 Griffin electric locomotives by February 2024. The 3 kV DC locos will have a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will be equipped with ETCS, ...

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    Rolling stock identification rules adopted


    INTERNATIONAL: A voluntary standard for permanently attaching a Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System identifier to rolling stock has been adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

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    Digital Maintenance Gateway aims to make rolling stock updates more secure


    UK: Rail cybersecurity company RazorSecure has launched its Digital Maintenance Gateway, designed to improve security and efficiency when maintaining and updating rolling stock software. Asset owners can automate repeated tasks and roll out over-the-air updates across multiple trains at once, reducing the need for engineers to ...

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    Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca services resume after bridge works completed


    ARGENTINA: Passenger services on the Roca line that links Constitución terminus in Buenos Aires with Bahía Blanca in the southwest resumed on March 10. The 1 676 mm gauge line was closed on October 26 2022 due to the deterioration of the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast contract extended and Managing Director appointed


    UK: Avanti West Coast must continue to regain the confidence of passengers before decisions on its future are made, the Department for Transport said when it announced a six-month extension of the inter-city operator’s contract. The West Coast Partnership contract covers the operation of inter-city services ...

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    Gauge-changing GoldenPass Express restricted to metre gauge route


    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn has suspended the gauge-changing GoldenPass Express through service between Montreux and Interlaken.

  • DB Cargo UK Class 60 Toton load bank testing
    Rail Business UK

    Diesel and HVO locomotive fuel compared directly


    UK: DB Cargo UK has used a load bank at Toton depot to directly compare the performance and emissions from a Class 60 diesel locomotive when fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil and by conventional diesel. A purpose-built exhaust extension tube was fitted to the locomotive to ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.