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    Rail Business UK

    Textile manufacturer showcases digital print


    INNOTRANS: Transport and commercial building textile manufacturer Camira has introduced digital printing to provide what it terms ‘an unparalleled level of flexibility and freedom’ when choosing textiles for train interiors. The company said this complements its established woven products, and highlights its commitment to remaining at ...

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    InnoTrans 2022 - live news from day 2


    Railway Gazette International brings you the latest rail industry news from day two of InnoTrans 2022, on Wednesday September 21.


    Kazakh railway signs battery and LNG loco MoU


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ and Wabtec have signed a memorandum of understanding for the production of 150 FLXdrive battery-electric shunting locomotives and the conversion of main line diesel locos to NextFuel liquid natural gas-power. Wabtec is to undertake the work at the LKZ facility in Nur ...

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    Hungarian hybrid is ready to roll


    INNOTRANS: The Bison pre-series multi-system electric freight locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Loco for Rail Cargo Hungaria are envisaged as the basis for a multi-system cross-border modular locomotive family, the company told Railway Gazette at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. The TSI-certified Bo-Bo locomotives are designed ...

  • Valean

    EU member states must support rail, says Commissioner


    INNOTRANS: ‘Rail is a growing sector, which can help Europe meet its Green Deal targets’, emphasised EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean at the opening ceremony for InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin on September 20. Enthusing that it was ‘a real pleasure to see all the innovations ...

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    InnoTrans 2022 - live news from day 1


    Railway Gazette International brings you the latest rail industry news from day one of InnoTrans 2022, on Tuesday September 20.

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    Hiab launches rail crane range


    FINLAND: Cargotec company Hiab has launched a series of rail-specific loader cranes with its SPACEevo control system, building on its products for the road market. The Hiab iX 122 RAIL is to be launched at the IAA show in Hannover on September 20-25. The range is ...

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    ABB to expand portfolio with acquisition of PowerTech Converter


    GERMANY: ABB is to acquire PowerTech Converter, which supplies auxiliary power converters for light rail vehicle and metro train onboard systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety equipment, doors and battery charging. Acquired by corporate turnaround specialist Radial Capital Partners from Knorr-Bremse in 2019, PTC has its ...

  • Alstom Coradia Stream EMU for Romania

    Romanian EMU order increased


    ROMANIA: Railway reform authority ARF has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional electric multiple-units and provide 15 years of maintenance. This follows on from an €270m order for an initial 20 EMUs which was announced in March, Alstom’s first order ...

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    TMH Africa bodyshell business acquired by Alstom


    SOUTH AFRICA: Alstom has acquired TMH Africa’s bodyshell manufacturing activities, which produced bodies for Traxx electric locomotives ordered by Transnet before filing for business rescue. Alstom said the acquisition announced on September 13 would protect 105 jobs and retain local expertise. ‘We are pleased to diversify ...

  • Jernbanedirektoratet has announced its preferred option for tendering the operation of passenger services around Oslo and southeast Norway.

    ​Flytoget invited to run regional trains in eastern Norway


    NORWAY: Jernbanedirektoratet has invited airport express operator Flytoget to bid for a contract to run regional passenger services on a package of routes radiating from Oslo.

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    Automated safety warnings on ETCS-equipped routes


    INNOTRANS: At this year’s show Systra and Zöllner are joining forces to present an automatic audible and visual warning tool for maintenance staff that meets growing demand for worker protection during engineering possessions. The two companies claim that their approach is simpler than that offered by ...

  • Afghanistan China corridor agreement

    Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China to trial multimodal freight corridor


    ASIA: Representatives of the railways of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China have agreed to trial a rail and road ‘economic corridor’ linking the four countries. An agreement for the three-month trial was signed on September 9 at the end of a two-day meeting in Toshkent. Containerised ...

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    In depth

    Viewpoint: Legacy railways need cybersecurity too


    Rail professionals are increasingly aware of the risks posed by cyberattacks and how to mitigate them, but much of this attention focuses on new assets and infrastructure, rather than legacy equipment. The industry cannot let this become a major oversight, believes Nicolas Goupil of Cylus.

  • Rail First

    Investors acquire Australian rolling stock leasing company


    AUSTRALIA: A 50:50 consortium of DIF Capital Partners and Amber Infrastructure Group has agreed to acquire locomotive and wagon leasing and maintenance company Rail First from Anchorage Capital Partners. The transaction announced on September 5 is expected to close by the end of October, subject to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast hires train to boost capacity during period of mourning


    UK: With its drivers continuing to decline to work on their rest days, Avanti West Coast has worked with charter operator Locomotive Services Ltd to provided additional capacity into London Euston to support the large number of people wishing to visit the capital to pay their ...

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    NS awards ETCS onboard equipment contract


    NETHERLANDS: NS has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to equip 176 VIRM double-deck EMUs for use with ETCS Level 2, in the first major contract for the roll-out of ETCS onboard equipment under the national retrofitting programme. Siemens Mobility will provide the equipment and installation support ...

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    Mascot and cheerleaders relaunch Boston commuter service


    USA: The Pat Patriot mascot of the New England Patriots American Football team joined Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on September 12 for the launch of a pilot commuter rail service between Foxborough and Boston. Commuters from Foxboro station were greeted by cheerleaders and complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts, ...

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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

    Merlin conjures up better access to rail operating information


    UK: Software company ITAL has launched Merlin, a cloud-based platform designed to provide railway control rooms with a single interface for managing rolling stock, crew and schedules to support more efficient decision-making during complex disruption. ITAL said it aims to address the problems which can occur ...