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  • Hull Trains Paragon station
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains MD appointed

    2021-09-29T14:12:00Z

    UK: David Gibson has been appointed as Managing Director of open access operator Hull Trains with effect from October 1. Gibson left the Royal Air Force in 2003, joining Hull City Council as Assistant Chief Executive before moving to Capita’s Consulting & Transformation division as a ...

  • Coradia iLint (Photo: Alstom/Rene Frampe)
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    On-train hydrogen storage development agreement

    2021-09-29T12:00:00Z

    HYDROGEN: Alstom and automotive technology company Plastic Omnium have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ‘high-end’ hydrogen storage systems for on-train applications, with a dedicated team established to manage the technical and commercial development of ‘innovative and competitive’ equipment. The aim is to launch ...

  • Texas - Ken Fitzgerald
    In depth

    North America: UP targets Texas markets

    2021-09-29T11:00:00Z

    A relative latecomer to the region, Union Pacific is now the largest rail operator serving the Lone Star state, and is continuing to invest in capacity expansion to serve a rapidly changing industrial mix, as Dave Lustig explains.

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    Railcoop awarded operating licence

    2021-09-29T10:06:00Z

    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop has been granted an operating licence to run both passenger and freight trains, marking another step in the not-for-profit co-operative’s journey towards regular day-to-day operations.

  • Agilis Siemens Mobility Mireo EMU impression
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    More powerful Mireo EMUs ordered

    2021-09-29T10:04:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to supply a more powerful variant of its Mireo electric multiple-unit family for use on the expanded Regensburg/Donautal group of passenger services from December 2024. The 23 four-car EMUs will have two additional powered axles to provide faster acceleration, and a maximum ...

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    Koper second track tunnelling begins

    2021-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: Construction of the first two tunnels for the Divača – Koper second track project has begun. The second track to the port will use a separate alignment to the existing single-track line. It being built by a consortium of Kolektor CPG, Yapı Merkezi and Özaltin, ...

  • Chicago Metra Alstom Coradia coach impression (Image Alstom Design & Styling) (1)
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    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches

    2021-09-28T12:01:00Z

    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...

  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’

    2021-09-28T09:45:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

  • Railway track
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    Double tracking study in Sachsen

    2021-09-28T05:01:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and the Land of Sachsen have agreed to finance planning work for the proposed double-tracking of the Chemnitz – Geithain line, which forms the southern section of the Chemnitz – Leipzig route. Funding has already been agreed for electrification between Chemnitz and Geithain ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Signal engineering apprenticeships offer route to ‘well-paid, secure’ careers

    2021-09-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Randstad Infrastructure is to expand its workforce by 50% and take on apprentices after being awarded a national contract to supply signalling engineers to Network Rail.

  • SNCF Logistics’ planned acquisition of a 45% stake in BLS Cargo will come into effect at the beginning of July.
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    NEAT completion boosts rail’s share of transit freight

    2021-09-27T13:39:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rail’s share of the north-south transit freight market reached its highest level for 25 years in the first half of this year, according to the Federal Office for Transport.

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    Through services return to León

    2021-09-27T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A short section of new line in León was inaugurated on September 21, serving new sub-surface through platforms linked to the city’s main station.

  • Kangaroo container train
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-09-27T05:01:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Lucknow metro accessibility workshop
    Metro Report International

    Accessibility training at Lucknow metro

    2021-09-27T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has worked with the Handicare Indian Association of Persons with Disabilities to organise an inclusive public transport workshop to help senior staff as well as new recruits understand the needs of disabled passengers Handicare was established in 1986 as a ...

  • GRDA board inaugurated
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    Ghana Railway Development Authority board appointed

    2021-09-26T05:00:00Z

    GHANA: Deputy Minister for Railway Development Kwaku Asante-Boateng has inaugurated a newly board of directors at the Ghana Railway Development Authority. GRDA was formed following the Railway Act 2008 to advise the government on railway matters, create a regulatory framework with opportunities for private sector participation, ...

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    TMH’s Bayern depot topped out

    2021-09-25T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Transmashholding has held a topping out ceremony for the €45m depot it is building at Langweid am Lech in Bayern to maintain EMUs for use by Go-Ahead. Completion is planned for December, with TMH Germany having a 12-year contract to maintain the fleet of 78 Stadler ...

  • Pesa 6Dn-001 hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive (Photo: Radosław Kopras)
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    Hydrogen shunting locomotive unveiled

    2021-09-24T14:14:00Z

    POLAND: Pesa Bydgoszcz has unveiled its prototype SM42-6Dn hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive at the Trako 2021 trade fair in Gdańsk. ‘This initiative will be of key importance for accelerating the development of this technology in Poland’, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a message to ...

  • Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines.
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    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet

    2021-09-24T11:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines. The order includes 12 PM-820 USO flat wagons with removable equipment and attachments for transporting track panels between 12∙5 ...

  • Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered
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    Bowen Rail’s Queensland coal locomotives delivered

    2021-09-24T10:50:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Adani Group’s Bowen Rail Co has taken delivery of the first of 10 locomotives ordered to haul coal from Bravus Mining & Resources’ Carmichael Mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, which is to begin operations this year. ‘We launched the Bowen Rail Company in August 2020 ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-09-24T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain