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    Klaipėda – Kyiv rail freight plan


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national train operator LTG Group and Ukrainian Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an intermodal freight service from the Baltic port of Klaipėda to Kyiv via Poland. Test runs are planned for this year, ahead of regular services. ‘We see Ukraine and ...

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    Ivolga 4·0 EMU enters service


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Ivolga 4·0 electric multiple-units were put into service on Moskva Central Diameter Line D4 with a ceremony on May 2. The EMUs are being produced at TMH’s Tver plant with 97% domestic content and the involvement of 50 000 people from 600 companies in ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Retailers says competition can improve train ticketing


    UK: Representatives of independent ticket retailer Trainline and distribution technology company SilverRail have been questioned by the House of Commons Transport Committee as part of its scrutiny of the government’s draft Rail Reform Bill.

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    Škoda battery multiple-unit on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Group has sent the first 15Ev3 battery-electric multiple unit for trials at the Velim test centre ahead of deployment in the Moravskoslezský region. The BEMU which arrived at the test centre on May 2 is based on the Class 650.2 RegioPanter design used ...

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    Paris RER Line E reaches Nanterre


    FRANCE: An 8 km largely underground extension of Paris RER Line E from Magenta-Gare du Nord to Nanterre-La Folie (Hauts de Seine) has opened.

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    Murcia del Carmen station fit-out contract awarded


    SPAIN: High speed rail infrastructure manager ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded Ferrovial and Acciona a €164m contract to fit out the new Murcia del Carmen station. The contract announced on May 3 covers building interiors, platform furniture and landscaping, as well as the installation of non-railway ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Train operator obtains Communication Accessible accreditation


    UK: Communication Access UK has accredited East Midlands Railway as being Communication Accessible. This follows the train operator’s efforts to provide enhanced communication choices for customers, and to provide staff with the skills to utilise assistive technology effectively. EMR has introduced TALK cards for staff and ...

  • The first battery-electric multiple-unit for the DART+ programme to enhance commuter train services around Dublin has been unveiled at Alstom’s Katowice factory in Poland.
    Metro Report International

    First battery-electric train for Dublin’s DART+ network unveiled


    IRELAND: The first battery-electric multiple-unit for the DART+ programme to enhance commuter train services around Dublin has been unveiled at Alstom’s Katowice factory in Poland. DART+ will see the 1·5 kV DC overhead around Dublin extended from 50 km to 150 km, with trains using battery ...

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    Klang Valley signalling contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply signalling for the Klang Valley Double Track Phase 2 project. The resignalling covers the commuter route launched 25 years ago which serves 29 stations between Salak Selatan and Seremban and between Abdullah Hukum ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Accessibility Advisory Panel outlines priority issues for disabled passengers


    UK: Top priorities for disabled passengers have been set out by the accessibility Advisory Panel which East West Railway Co established to help inform the design and construction of the future Oxford to Cambridge rail corridor. The panel’s priorities include: accessible toilets on trains and ...

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    Turkey, Iraq, Qatar and UAE to develop Gulf to Europe rail corridor


    ASIA: Turkey, Iraq, Qatar and the UAE have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Development Road, a 1 200 km railway and road corridor which would link Al-Faw container port in the Iraqi city of Basra with Turkey. The MoU was signed when Turkey’s ...

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    Concrete sleeper business bought


    EUROPE: French rail infrastructure supplier SATEBA Group has acquired the concrete sleeper manufacturing activities of Belgian company De Bonte Group. This includes more than 80 employees who last year produced 500 000 sleepers at plants in Laakdal and Baudour in Belgium and Montataire and Vers-Pont-du-Gard in ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Xi’an – Almaty passenger train planned


    ASIA: Representatives of Kazak national railway KTZ have begun discussions with Chinese regional officials over the launch of a planned passenger service between Xi’an and Almaty. The tourist-oriented service would operate via the Korgas border crossing, which is already used by regular Urumqi – Almaty-2 passenger ...

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    Gulf & Atlantic Railways rebrands


    USA: Short line and regional railway group Gulf & Atlantic Railways has rebranded as Pinsly Railroad Company. The name change announced on May 1 comes after Gulf & Atlantic’s October 2023 acquisition of Pioneer Valley Railroad, which was Pinsly Railroad Co’s last short line. ...

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    Finnish ETCS contract awarded


    FINLAND: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to deploy ETCS Level 2 and hybrid train detection on the first route which to be upgraded under the government’s Digirail project to replace legacy train control systems. Siemens Mobility said the 191 km route between Lielahti, Rauma ...

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    Serbia begins 200 km/h testing on upgraded line


    SERBIA: DB Systemtechnik’s Siemens Vectron locomotive 193 969 is being used for 200 km/h test running on the Novi Sad – Vrbas southern section of the 108 km corridor between Novi Sad, Subotica and the Hungarian border at Kelebia, which is being rebuilt to modern standards. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    Rail Business UK

    Train operators launch joint innovation programme


    UK: Four train operators are to run a joint programme giving technology companies the opportunity to demonstrate AI, telecoms, quantum and other innovations in a real-world rail environment. The Future Labs programme is to be run by the government-owned operators LNER, Northern, Southeastern and TransPennine Express ...

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    Las Vegas – California high speed train supplier selected


    USA: Private sector project promoter Brightline West has named Siemens Mobility as preferred bidder to supply 355 km/h electric trainsets for its planned high speed line between Las Vegas and California. The order, which is still to be finalised, would cover 10 American Pioneer 220 trainsets ...