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    Central Railway completes 100% electrification


    INDIA: Mumbai-based Central Railway has completed the electrification of its entire 1 676 mm gauge network.

  • China Railway Express (Shenyang) Hub for China-Europe freight trains came into official operation.

    China – Europe rail freight hub opens in Shenyang


    CHINA: China Railway Express has launched a hub for China – Europe rail freight services at the Shenyang Puhe logistics site. An inaugural train with 55 containers of products including car parts, electrical and mechanical products and medical equipment left the hub on March 4. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Chartered Institution of Railway Operators achieves two training accreditations


    UK: The Chartered Institution of Railway Operators has achieved its first Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services & Skills rating for its apprenticeships, and Office of Qualifications & Examinations Regulation recognition as an End-point Assessment Organisation for the Train Driver Level 4 apprenticeship standard. CIRO ...

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    In depth

    Morocco: High speed lines spearhead ONCF’s development programme


    Christian Scasso assesses proposals to expand the Moroccan national network, including a further 1 300 km of high speed line.

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    Competition and co-operation in the spotlight as high speed rail sector recovers from Covid


    With many railways seeing a rapid return in traffic post-Covid, the latest UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail in Marrakech on March 8-11 focused on questions of on-rail competition and co-operation with aviation. Benjámin Zelki reports from Morocco.

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    Locos ordered for Spanish rolling motorway service


    SPAIN: Rail & Truck Strait Union and Alpha Trains have signed lease agreements for 11 Stadler locomotives to be used on future rolling motorway services carrying lorry trailers between the port of Algeciras and the Plaza logistics site in Zaragoza. A long-term finance lease covers seven ...

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    Vigo to Portugal high speed rail options studied


    SPAIN: The Ministry of Transport has completed initial feasibility studies of possible routes for a high speed line from Vigo to the Portuguese border, from where the line would continue to Porto. The existing Eje Atlántico line runs from A Coruña to Santiago de Compostela and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Zonegreen acquired by Sentric Safety Group


    UK: Sentric Safety Group has acquired railway depot safety equipment manufacturer Zonegreen. Sentric supplies safety equipment to the rail, energy and industrial sectors through its Kirk subsidiary in the USA, STI in France and Castell in the UK. Announcing the deal on March 10, Sentric General ...

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    Trinity Industries buys RSI Logistics


    USA: Trinity Industries has acquired RSI Logistics, which has Software, Logistics Services, Terminals and Intermodal Transportation divisions active in the North American rail sector. The $70m deal was completed on March 8, with Trinity saying it would retain all RSI employees. ‘RSI expands the breadth and ...

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    In depth

    High Speed: Keeping track of new line costs


    Bane Nor and Civity have conducted econometric research into the factors influencing how far high speed rail project costs can be kept under control, with a view to learning lessons for future major rail schemes in Norway and elsewhere.

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    Metro Report International

    US public transport operators develop positive messages at APTA workshop


    USA: More than 350 marketing and communications experts from the public transport industry gathered in Las Vegas for APTA’s first in-person Marketing & Communications Workshop since before the pandemic.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • RKR Engineering and Rhomberg Rail Australia are to be merged as Rhomberg Sersa Australia

    Rhomberg Sersa to merge Australian subsidiaries


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney-based structural design, metal fabrication and site installation company RKR Engineering and Rhomberg Rail Australia are to be merged as Rhomberg Sersa Australia with effect from April 1. The new name is part of a global rebranding of all Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group companies to ...

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    Hostel chain integrates transport ticket sales


    GERMANY: A&O Hostels is using Vesputi’s Mobilitybox platform to sell train and bus tickets alongside room bookings on its app and website, removing the need for travellers to register for and use external platforms. ‘With the integrated ticketing, we offer our guests a convenient and sustainable ...

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    Construction of Orléans intermodal freight terminal to begin


    FRANCE: Construction of an intermodal freight hub at Les Aubrais in the north of Orléans is set to begin in July for opening in 2025. Shippers have been requesting such a facility for a long time, SNCF Réseau CEO Matthieu Chabanel said when the infrastructure manager, ...

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    Dublin’s DART+ South West electrification agreed


    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the DART+ South West project to provide ‘fast, high-frequency and electrified’ suburban train services from Hazelhatch & Celbridge station to Dublin Heuston. An application for a Railway Order granting planning permission for the project is to be submitted to planning body ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Industry responds as High Speed 2 delays confirmed by government


    UK: Delays to High Speed 2 along with other transport schemes have been confirmed by Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper, who said ‘we have seen headwinds from inflation, triggered by the impact of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine, as well as supply chain disruption ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    In depth

    Poland: Airport scheme catalyses high speed network plan


    Government plans to build a central airport and make it the hub of a revamped passenger network for Poland will require the construction of 1 981 km of new lines, almost half of which will be dedicated high speed corridors. Work on the Warszawa – Łódź route is due to start next year. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    Metro Report International

    Mosaiq brings together fragmented data to create a bigger picture


    INTERNATIONAL: Snapper Services launched its Mosaiq data and analytics platform at the Transport Ticketing Global conference in London on March 7. The Mosaiq’s Transit Intelligence Suite includes together several cloud-based products which can bring together and process multiple streams of public transport data in one system ...