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    Rail Business UK

    RIA announces 2023 Unlocking Innovation programme

    2023-02-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association has announced its Unlocking Innovation event programme for 2023. The programme is supported by Network Rail and the UK Rail Research & Innovation Network. It starts with an Unlocking Innovation — Rail Freight event in Doncaster on February 22. This will ...

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    Ukrzaliznytsia named Rail Champion at European Railway Award

    2023-02-02T16:51:00Z

    EUROPE: The heroism and resilience of Ukrainian Railways over the past year was marked at the 16th European Railway Award celebrations, with the presentation of the Rail Champion award.

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    Indian Railways funding boosted to record levels

    2023-02-02T15:40:00Z

    INDIA: The government will increase funding for the national railway network to its highest ever level in 2023-24 in order to support further capital investment, according to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Presenting the national budget for the financial year from April 1 to parliament on February ...

  • CRRC ZELC’s Vossloh Rolling Stock business has announced orders to supply leasing company Nexrail with 50 DE18 Stage V locomotives.
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    Nexrail orders 50 locomotives

    2023-02-02T15:15:00Z

    EUROPE: CRRC ZELC’s Vossloh Rolling Stock business has announced orders to supply leasing company Nexrail with 50 DE18 Stage V locomotives. This includes 40 locomotives approved for use in Germany which are to be delivered in Q4 2023. ‘This puts us in an excellent position of ...

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    Rolling stock climate test chamber opens

    2023-02-02T10:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A rolling stock climate testing chamber which can provide temperatures from -45°C to 70°C and humidity from 5% to 95% has been built at the Centre d’Essais Ferroviaires centre in Valenciennes. This will provide additional testing capacity, as high demand means France’s existing facility at ...

  • The European Commission has announced that it will support 10 pilot projects for new or improved cross-border passenger services.
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    European Commission to support 10 cross-border inter-city pilot services

    2023-02-02T09:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has announced that it will support 10 pilot projects for new or improved cross-border passenger services. Proposals were invited from the rail industry following the publication of the Commission’s action plan to boost long-distance and cross-border passenger rail services in December 2021. ...

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    Understanding rail in Australia and New Zealand

    2023-02-02T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRALASIA: The Australasian Railway Association has opened registration for its Understanding Rail courses aimed at new entrants to the railway and metro sectors. ARA will be holding two five-week interactive online courses during 2023, the first starting on March 1 and the second taking place in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Real-time train occupancy data smooths S-Bahn boarding

    2023-02-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Passengers in Hamburg can now get real-time train occupancy data using technology developed by S-Bahn Hamburg in-house using an existing communication system supplied by PSI Transcom. Sensors scan passing trains to collect information on the occupancy of individual coaches, which is sent through the PSI ...

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    Rail Business UK

    FLOW footbridge aims to offer low-cost way to close foot crossings

    2023-02-01T14:31:00Z

    UK: A prototype Fibre-reinforced polymer, Lower cost, Optimised design, Working — or FLOW — footbridge developed to enable the affordable replacement of foot crossings has been opened in Shropshire. The FLOW bridge was designed and funded by Network Rail’s Research & Development team in partnership with ...

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    Engels Locomotive Plant sold

    2023-02-01T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The bankrupt Engels Locomotive Plant has been purchased by Inter Cargo Co for 2·8bn roubles, below the auction’s starting price of 3·83bn roubles. ELZ was founded in 2012 by Bombardier Transportation and Russian investors First Locomotive Co and VneshEconomBank Leasing to produce Traxx-derived dual-voltage electric ...

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    Valparaíso – Santiago passenger revival planned

    2023-02-01T06:51:00Z

    CHILE: Plans to reintroduce passenger services between Santiago and Valparaíso have been announced by President Gabriel Boric. The revival of the services which last ran in 1986 forms part of the government’s Trains for Chile investment programme. The president said the end-to-end journey time ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Orange rail tickets get greener

    2023-02-01T04:00:00Z

    UK: Magnetic stripe ticket manufacturer Paragon ID says it has reduced the environmental impact of production by 87% by switching from a solvent-based process to a water-based one. This follows a two-year project in partnership with the Rail Delivery Group and investment of £230 000. A ...

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    Hauts-de-France unveils Premium EMU

    2023-01-31T16:06:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 19 Omneo Premium double-deck inter-city electric multiple-units ordered by the Hauts-de-France région for the Paris – Amiens and Paris – Saint Quentin – Cambrai/Maubeuge ‘Picardie Y’ routes has been rolled out at Alstom’s Crespin plant.

  • Transport ministers from the three Baltic States met in Tallinn to discuss co-operation to improve passenger and freight links.
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    Baltic States discuss Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn passenger service and gauge conversion

    2023-01-31T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are to explore options to launch a passenger service between their capitals using existing 1 520 mm gauge railways, ahead of the completion of the future Rail Baltica 1 435 mm gauge line. The lack of through services between the Baltic ...

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    Metro Report International

    Passenger trust, digital expectations and changing travel patterns will drive transport innovation in 2023

    2023-01-31T05:00:00Z

    Making accurate predictions in an increasingly unpredictable world can be a fool’s errand, but Galen Chui, Senior Vice-President of Engineering & Products at Cubic Transportation Systems, looks at the trends that will shape public transport in the coming year.

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    Regional railways to be revitalised with 200-train framework agreements

    2023-01-30T12:24:00Z

    POLAND: Regional passenger operator Polregio has signed framework agreements with four manufacturers for the supply of up to 200 electric multiple-units which are intended to offer a step-change in quality on routes serving smaller towns. The agreements signed on January 25 enable H Cegielski FPS, Pesa ...

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    Rail project promoter to take stake in infrastructure contractor

    2023-01-30T11:59:00Z

    POLAND: Airport, rail and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase a controlling stake in rail infrastructure contractor Torpol, to mitigate the risk of the lack of adequate contractor resources to implement its plans to build 2 000 km of ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2023-01-30T09:36:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Accrington & Rossendale College has installed a section of track for use as part of a railway maintenance and repair course which is designed to fast-track unemployed people aged 19+ into ‘well-paid, skilled careers for life’.
    Rail Business UK

    Training for ‘well-paid, skilled careers’ in rail

    2023-01-30T04:00:00Z

    UK: Accrington & Rossendale College has installed a section of track for use as part of a railway maintenance and repair course which is designed to fast-track unemployed people aged 19+ into ‘well-paid, skilled careers for life’. The course runs Monday to Friday over an eight-week ...

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    Stadler Flirt3 XLs ordered for Frankfurt – Koblenz service

    2023-01-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: VIAS Rail is to lease eight Stadler Flirt3 XL electric multiple-units from Alpha Trains for use on a Frankfurt – Koblenz service along the right bank of the Rhein which is to be introduced in December 2025. There is an option for one more EMU. ...