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    Denver to host 2022 International Level Crossing Awareness Day

    2022-05-14T09:00:00Z

    SAFETY: After two years of virtual conferences, the International Level Crossing Awareness Day organised by the International Union of Railways returns to a live format with a three-day launch event in Denver. Taking place annually since 2009, ILCAD is supported by railways around the world, with ...

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    Lobito Corridor concession decision due in May

    2022-03-31T10:00:00Z

    ANGOLA: The Ministry of Transport is due to announce in May the winner of a competition to manage the Lobito Corridor that includes the 1 067 mm gauge Benguela Railway. The 1 344 km line was rebuilt in 2002-15 with the help of various Chinese companies ...

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    Warning of long-term effects of EU railways’ €50bn revenue hit during the pandemic

    2022-02-11T13:43:00Z

    Railway companies in European Union member states lost €27bn of revenue in 2020 and €23bn in 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker.

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    DB Netz Chair to open IAF track technology show

    2022-02-08T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The VDEI association of German railway engineers has announced that Frank Sennhenn, Chairman of the management board of infrastructure manager DB Netz, will officially open the 28th IAF international exhibition of track technology in Münster on May 31 and give the keynote speech. ‘We welcome ...

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    Cableway heritage commemorated

    2021-12-31T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kintetsu’s Ikoma Cable Line has been certified by the Selected Civil Engineering Society as a Civil Engineering Heritage site, a designation created by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers to encourage the conservation of historic structures. With its lower terminus adjacent to Kintetsu’s Ikoma station, ...

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    Supermarket train promotes sustainable produce

    2021-11-12T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A supermarket train is touring the Land of Hessen during November and December to promote sustainable grocery products.

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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 ...

  • 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. YRT ...

  • 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 and ...

  • 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 of ...

  • 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 route ...