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    Sustainability pledge for African railways launched

    2021-10-13T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: A sustainability pledge for African railways targeting a 25% market share, carbon neutrality and support for employee wellbeing has been launched by UIC Africa as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Africa Climate week. Increasing rail’s market share to 25% by ...

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    Railway Gazette Group seeks Industry Editor

    2021-10-12T16:19:00Z

    A rare opportunity has opened up to join the editorial team of the Railway Gazette Group at DVV Media International.

  • IBB President Newton B Jones (left) and TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2020.
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    Railway unions discuss international merger

    2021-09-20T15:43:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the UK and Ireland and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in the USA have announced talks with a view to merging by July 1 2022. TSSA has more than 18 000 members at rail, ferry, bus and associated companies ...

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    North Korea tests train-launched missile

    2021-09-16T13:14:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A railway-borne missile regiment has conducted a test launch to confirm the practicality of firing a missile from a train and to assess the combat readiness and capability of the newly-formed unit. The regiment deployed to the central mountainous area of the country at ...

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    Building Back Greener

    2021-07-08T12:30:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: ‘Building Back Greener’ will be the overarching theme of Railway Gazette Group’ second Rail Broadcast Week, which takes place on September 13 – 16 2021.

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    InnoTrans to launch mobility podcast this month

    2021-02-01T10:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The first InnoTrans podcast will be launched on streaming portals at 10.00 Berlin time on February 9. Due to be issued at monthly intervals, the 20 min long broadcasts will be devoted to discussing the latest developments and challenges in the transport sector. ‘Together ...

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    Industry leaders look towards a monumental year for rail

    2020-12-02T13:33:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railway Gazette Events will be hosting a series of online presentations and discussions on December 7 - 11 which will address some of the most pressing issues in the global railway industry. SmartRail Week will focus on a different topic each day, focusing the conversations ...

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    Third parties continue to be biggest cause of significant rail accidents

    2020-11-26T11:37:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The number of significant rail accidents in 2019 was down by 11% from 2018 and 24% from 2014, according to the latest annual figures from the International Union of Railways. UIC’s safety database has been collecting data on significant accidents since 2006, and currently covers ...

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    Railway Gazette to host Rail Broadcast Week in September 2020

    2020-07-21T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The inaugural Rail Broadcast Week will take place online from September 21 to 25 2020, hosted by the Railway Gazette Group. Supported by headline sponsor Siemens Mobility, Rail Broadcast Week offers an unrivalled opportunity to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the global railway sector ...

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    LIVE: rail sector responds to coronavirus

    2020-03-10T13:49:00Z

    Rolling updates on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global railway industry.

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    Celebrating excellence at the Rail Business Awards

    2020-02-28T13:42:00Z

    UK: Paying tribute to the innovation, dedication and hard work that characterises the UK railway and its supply chain every single day, more than 500 guests from across the rail sector came together on February 27 for the 22nd Rail Business Awards. Organised by the Railway ...

  • In July and August this year, YRT supported a visit by 41 staff from CRRC as they toured railway facilities across the UK.
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    Young Rail Tours to explore the world of rail

    2019-08-30T09:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: UK-based networking and educational association Young Rail Professionals has launched Young Rail Tours in partnership with the Young Members sections of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Division, the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Technology Railway Technical Professional Network. ...

  • Vossloh Locomotives specialises in producing small to mid-sized diesel locos for freight applications at its factory in Kiel which moved to new facilities last year.
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    Vossloh to sell Locomotives business to CRRC

    2019-08-26T17:29:13Z

    GERMANY: On August 26 Vossloh AG announced its intention to sell its Locomotives business unit to Chinese state-owned rolling stock group CRRC. Vossloh Locomotives is based in Kiel, where a new production facility was completed in March 2018. The business specialises in producing small and medium sized diesel ...

  • The 876 route-km network linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná reopened last year after eight years of disuse.
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    Red Férrea de Atlántico operational support contract awarded

    2019-08-23T11:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure authority ANI has awarded Spanish engineering and technology consultancy Airtificial a €1·5m contract to optimise operations on the Red Férrea de Atlántico. The contract covers operations on the 876 route-km linking Bogota, Belencito, La Dorada and Chiriguná. These 914 mm gauge lines had been out ...

  • A major enhancement of the principal east-west main line across northern England is being taken forward by NR alongside a major rolling stock renewal programme by operator TransPennine Express.
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    Consultation on trans-Pennine route modernisation

    2019-08-20T11:27:31Z

    UK: Network Rail is to begin public consultation this summer on plans to rebuild and electrify a 13 km section of the trans-Pennine corridor between Manchester and York via Leeds. The plans form part of the infrastructure manager’s £2·9bn Transpennine Upgrade programme, which is intended to modernise the ...

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    Coast-to-coast cruise train crosses Africa

    2019-08-07T12:37:29Z

    INTERNATIONAL: On August 2 a passenger train set out on the return leg of a coast-to-coast trip across Africa. Departing from the port of Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast and bound for the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean, the train had arrived in Lobito on ...

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    Feature articles in the August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2019-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Jumping on the night train News Main Line Urban Rail ...

  • The hauled coaches are designed to run at up to 200 km/h and certification has already been approved for use in several European countries.
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    MÁV domestic coach production gathers pace

    2019-08-02T12:30:00Z

    HUNGARY: Following on from two prototype vehicles produced in 2014-15, a series batch of 20 IC+ hauled coaches for international trains has been completed by national railway holding MÁV. The vehicles have been produced in-house at MÁV’s Szolnok workshop. They have been funded by the company and contain ...

  • The TGV Océane sets will be used on services from Paris Est as well as on routes to the west.  TGV ridership has rebounded strongly in recent months, SNCF reports.  Second class saloon on a TGV Océane trainset.
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    Ridership surge prompts SNCF to order more TGVs

    2019-07-31T13:39:23Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Mobilités announced an order for 12 double-deck TGVs on July 31 as part of its fleet renewal strategy. Branded TGV Océane by the operator, the Avelia Euroduplex trainsets are to be supplied by Alstom for use on routes between Paris and Metz and Nancy in eastern ...

  • SNCF’s rail motorway subsidiary VIIA currently operates rail motorway services on five routes.
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    Port of Barcelona rail motorway terminal agreed

    2019-07-29T13:00:00Z

    SPAIN: An agreement to build and operate a rail motorway terminal in the Port of Barcelona has been signed by the government of Catalunya and SNCF subsidiary VIIA. The terminal will be open to any operator, offering capacity to accommodate eight trains per day carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers ...