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  • LKA Pesa EMU impression

    Łódź orders EMUs to handle growing ridership


    POLAND: Łódź voivodship has awarded Pesa Bydgoszcz a contract to supply four three-car Regio160 electric multiple-units.

  • GTR's Great Northern employees met with with freight operator DB Cargo UK to share its expertise of digital signalling
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS knowledge sharing in action


    UK: DB Cargo UK recently took a Class 66 diesel locomotive to Govia Thameslink Railway’s Hornsey depot, so the freight operator could learn more about the passenger operator’s approach to rolling out ETCS. The companies have been working together for months to share their knowledge, as ...

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    UAE – Oman railway co-operation agreement signed


    ASIA: Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co is to support Oman-Etihad Rail Co with the development of plans for a mixed traffic railway connecting the UAE with Oman. Working groups are to be formed to share expertise and undertake joint economic and financial feasibility ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • London Tramlink service at East Croydon station.
    Metro Report International

    Weather guidance for tram operators published


    UK: Weather and climate resilience guidance for light rail operators has been developed by the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board. The LRG37 Weather & Climate Resilience document produced in partnership with an operators’ working group led by industry association UKTram highlights the impact of severe ...

  • Ferrovie Appulo Lucane DMU.

    Narrow gauge DMU order


    ITALY: Ferrovie Appulo Lucane has awarded Stadler a €23·6m contract to supply three diesel multiple-units for its 950 mm gauge network in Puglia. The three-car partially low-floor units will include an accessible toilet. Stadler Bussnang was the sole bidder for the contract which was tendered in ...

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    Integrated transport passes announced in Hungary


    HUNGARY: Integrated monthly bus and rail passes for travel within one of the 19 vármegyék (counties) or nationally are to be introduced from May 1, state railway group MÁV announced on February 18. The monthly passes will be for valid on all national and regional bus ...

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
    Metro Report International

    South Commuter Railway construction contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Acciona the South Commuter Railway project Lot 2 contract. The €480m contract involves the construction of 7·9 route-km of elevated track in the Manila area including España, Santa Mesa and Paco stations. The 54·6 km South Commuter Railway with ...

  • Ukrainian Railways 0 km point

    Ukraine launches railway decolonisation programme


    UKRAINE: ‘A comprehensive programme of Ukrainisation, which does not just remove Soviet symbols and Russian names, but fundamentally changes Ukrainian railways’ has been announced by Oleksandr Kamyshin, CEO of national railway Ukrzaliznytsia. To mark the start of the programme, a new zero point for measuring ...

  • Wabtec Indian Railways 500th loco

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Ukraine to Poland railway reopening (1)

    Two Ukraine – Poland cross-border links reopen


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia reopened two lines to the Polish border on February 17 after modernisation work.

  • Track maintenance staff (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Siemens Mobility awarded Metrolinx maintenance contract


    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport agency Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to provide track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for its West Region. The contract runs for three years with an option for a further two years. Siemens Mobility currently provides signal and telecoms ...

  • Project Monitor

    Digital freight train innovation project launched


    FRANCE: The MONITOR project has been launched to support the development of digital freight trains by combining radio communication between wagons with brake and bogie monitoring sensors and automated brake testing. The aim is to reduce the risks of derailments and untimely brake applications and to ...

  • IE Class 29000 DMU with Aura livery

    Iarnród Éireann DMUs reliveried


    IRELAND: Commercial vehicle graphics specialist Aura Brand Solutions has reliveried 17 Iarnród Éireann four-car CAF Class 29000 diesel multiple-units as part of their mid-life refurbishment. This involved the removal of all existing branding and full anti-corrosion treatment, followed by the preparation and spray painting of the ...

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    USDOT seeks to enhance safety measures following Ohio derailment


    USA: Federal Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has called for ‘a three-pronged push’ by regulators, industry and Congress to improve the safety of rail freight operations, following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals at East Palestine, Ohio.

  • Traxx locomotive for Railpool

    Railpool orders more Traxx locos


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 42 Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives with a firm order for 27, the two companies announced on February 21. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway ...

  • Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company.

    Škoda Group acquires ETCS software specialist The Signalling Company


    BELGIUM: Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company. The Czech company announced on February 21 that it had acquired a 93·9% stake, leaving TSC executives Stanislas Pinte and Frédéric Du Jardin holding the remaining 6·1%. Škoda said TSC ...

  • Huw Merriman
    Rail Business UK

    Rail needs to get out of a pickle, says Minister in Gherkin


    UK: ‘The perception that passengers cannot rely on rail is too close to the truth’, Rail Minister Huw Merriman told representatives of the passenger industry.

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    Interim operating contract awarded pending battery train deployment


    GERMANY: Incumbent DB Regio has been directly awarded an interim passenger train operating contract while battery trains and charging equipment are procured to replace diesel multiple-units on the routes. The interim contract awarded by transport authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz covers the West & Südpfalz ...

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    In depth

    Technology: Expanding the scope of condition monitoring tools


    Swedish company Railway Metrics & Dynamics has developed a low-power monitoring unit initially aimed at addressing rolling stock faults such as wheel flats. Now, as CEO Jan Lindqvist  explains, the company is exploring how infrastructure can be monitored more effectively as well.