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    Constru-Rail takes over former FEVE narrow gauge freight business

    2021-08-25T13:13:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has completed the partial privatisation of the narrow gauge freight business in the north of the country which it inherited from the former FEVE.

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    EMUs lengthened to handle Baltic Sea resort traffic

    2021-08-25T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has lengthened existing Desiro ML electric multiple-units from three to four cars for the first time, and with the support of national authorities has obtained EU Agency for Railways approval for their operation. Leasing company Alpha Trains ordered seven ...

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    Composite mast aims to make electrification cheaper, greener and smarter

    2021-08-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype composite Innovative Mast for Green Electrification is being developed with the aim of reducing the energy required to install overhead electrification, reduce costs and provide smart data to support maintenance planning. The IMAGE project is being undertaken by electrification engineering firm Furrer+Frey, Prodrive ...

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    São Paulo inter-city tender due in December

    2021-08-24T13:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: The São Paulo state government has announced more details of its plans to introduce an inter-city passenger service between São Paulo and Campinas. During a virtual hearing held in Campinas on August 16, the government explained that the project is to be taken forward through ...

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    Desiro EMUs ordered to meet Vorarlberg capacity needs

    2021-08-24T11:38:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 21 Desiro ML electric multiple-units for use on local and regional services in Vorarlberg from the end of 2022. The ÖBB supervisory board approved the order on August 16. An order had previously been ...

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    Africa: Mixed fortunes in Tunis

    2021-08-24T09:06:00Z

    While the first passengers are due to travel over a newly built section of the Tunisian capital’s RFR suburban network later this year, the government and its contractors are struggling to complete future phases of the programme. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    Malaysian-built locomotive for the African freight market unveiled

    2021-08-24T08:59:00Z

    LOCOMOTIVE: Malaysian rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance company SMH Rail has rolled out its first H10 Series diesel-electric locomotive. It is designed for use by African freight operators, with Tanzania Railways Corp as the launch customer. Unveiling the first locomotive at a virtual ceremony on August ...

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    Kyiv looks to modernise its suburban rail services

    2021-08-24T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: A Flirt EMU built at Stadler’s plant in Belarus has been sent for trials on suburban routes around Kyiv, in support of the government’s City Express programme to enhance the capital’s suburban network and develop modern and high-quality S-Bahn style services in major cities including ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Augmented reality headsets to digitalise workflows

    2021-08-24T04:00:00Z

    UK: The use of RealWear head-mounted displays to help digitalise workflows during track renewal works is being tested by automation company Intoware and the Central Railway Systems Alliance of Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO. The project aims to help standardise ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    Station navigation technology aims to provide people with the confidence to travel

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Briteyellow has been awarded up to £120 000 from the Department for Transport’s Accessibility Transport Research & Innovation Grants programme to develop its BriteWay journey planning and station navigation system which aims to provide disabled people with the confidence to travel.

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    Savage and KCS develop Lake Charles area rail freight terminal

    2021-08-22T05:00:00Z

    USA: Logistics and supply chain management group Savage is developing a multi-commodity rail terminal on land leased from Kansas City Southern at Mossville in southwestern Louisiana to optimise supply chains for refineries, chemical plants and other businesses in the Lake Charles area. The Mossville Railport is ...

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    Rockies to the Red Rocks luxury train launched

    2021-08-21T05:00:00Z

    USA: Luxury tourist train operator Rocky Mountaineer has launched its Rockies to the Red Rocks route, offering a two-day journey between Denver in Colorado and Moab in Utah with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs.

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    Wagon investment joint venture formed

    2021-08-20T12:00:00Z

    USA: Trinity Industries and alternative investment manager Wafra have formed the Signal Rail Holdings joint venture which aims to invest up to $1bn over three years in a diversified portfolio of leased wagons. Wafra will own 90% of the joint venture and TI 10%, with TI ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-08-20T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Go-Ahead awarded Transmashholding’s Switzerland-based TMH International subsidiary a contract to maintain 22 Stadler Flirt3 EMUs ordered for used on E-Netz Allgäu services
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    ‘Industrial espionage’ train maintenance dispute resolved

    2021-08-19T10:59:00Z

    GERMANY: A dispute over Go-Ahead Bayern’s decision to appoint a subsidiary of Russian company Transmashholding to maintain a fleet of Stadler Flirt3 electric multiple-units has been resolved, and the manufacturer handed over the first of the units to the future operator in Augsburg on August 18. ...

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    Railpool orders electric locos equipped for 11 countries

    2021-08-19T10:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 20 Vectron MS electric locomotives suitable for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. ‘We want to position Railpool even better to handle anticipated market developments, especially ...

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    Italy: Speeding up rail schemes

    2021-08-19T08:00:00Z

    As part of its post-Covid recovery strategy, the Italian government has launched a wide-ranging programme to accelerate the delivery of major infrastructure projects, and rail is set to be a prime beneficiary. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    Shunters converted to gas dual-fuel operation

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Shunting locomotives in Estonia and Poland have been converted to diesel and gas dual-fuel operation using the NYSMART technology developed by Latvian company DiGas. A TEM2 shunting locomotive belonging to Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused has been converted to ...

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    The Andersons sells wagon leasing business with repair shops to follow

    2021-08-18T14:51:00Z

    USA: The Andersons has sold its wagon leasing business to American Industrial Transport for $550m, and is also planning to divest its wagon repair business which includes 29 facilities across the USA. ‘This railcar leasing business has been a successful and consistent cash flow generator’, said ...