All News articles – Page 9

  • Enhancing capacity at key rail hubs is one of several priority measures outlined by the Conseil d’Orientation des Infrastructures.
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    Capacity enhancement at hubs is spending priority, says infrastructure council

    2018-02-05T09:30:00Z

    FRANCE: Enhancing capacity at key rail hubs is one of several priority measures outlined by the Conseil d’Orientation des Infrastructures on February 1. The council was established in September 2017 by Transport Secretary Elisabeth Borne, and its work builds on the conclusions of the Mobilité 21 commission issued in ...

  • The line between Preston and Blackpool South reopened on January 29.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2018-02-01T07:00:00Z

    On January 30 the House of Commons voted 295 to 12 to approve the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill, giving approval in principle to Phase 2A of the High Speed 2 project that would see the railway extended by 58 km from Fradley ...

  • February 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International.
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    Feature articles in the February 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2018-02-01T00:05:00Z

    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 Reaping the benefits of C-DAS News Main Line Urban Rail ...

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    World rail market - January 2018

    2018-01-31T07:00:00Z

    Canada: Wagon repair company Caltrax has begun using RailcarRx’s cloud-based Repair Management System to manage its daily operations in western Canada. Scheidt & Bachmann has supplied ticket machines and gates for Ottawa’s O-Train Trillium line. Germany: Köln transport authority KVG has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a ...

  • During the ceremony marking the start of work on January 25, guests were able to take a virtual tour of the new Infrabel Academy.
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    Work starts on Infrabel Academy

    2018-01-29T14:27:04Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel announced on January 25 that it had started work on a new national training centre, due for completion by the end of 2020 at a cost of €20m. Located next to Brussels Ouest station, the centre will bring together activities currently undertaken across Belgium, including initial ...

  • The South International Corridor upgrading programme is intended to enhance rail connectivity between the port of Sines and the rest of Europe. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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    Portugal plans €626m South International Corridor upgrading

    2018-01-23T11:46:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Having called tenders in March last year for an €18·5m upgrading of the 11 km between Elvas and the Spanish border as part of the first phase of the proposed South International Corridor, infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal provided further details of the work programme in early January at ...

  • Railway Directory 2018.
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    Railway Directory 2018

    2018-01-01T07:00:00Z

    RAILWAY DIRECTORY: Since 1895 Railway Directory has provided a comprehensive overview of the world’s railway sector. Its distillation of key facts and statistics in a consistent format has long been widely acknowledged by railway professionals as an indispensable source of information and an essential tool for doing business in ...

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    World rail market - December 2017

    2017-12-29T07:00:00Z

    Portugal: Siscog is to supply Medway with a locomotive and crew scheduling and management package based on its Fleet and Crews products. Taiwan: Ricardo is to provide verification services for the construction of the 27 km Taoyuan metro Green Line. Ukraine: UZ ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2017-12-22T07:00:00Z

    Gemco Rail and Amsted Rail have formed a partnership for the distribution of Amsted Rail products in Australia and New Zealand. Following training in quality, reconditioning procedures and production management, Gemco Rail’s Perth facility has been granted a reconditioning certificate enabling it to recondition Brenco bearings. The Canadian division of ...

  • The oui.sncf web portal replaces voyages-sncf.com, which SNCF had launched in 2000.
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    SNCF relaunches web distribution portal as oui.sncf

    2017-12-13T10:07:09Z

    FRANCE: Described as ‘a new shop window’, the voyages-sncf.com website was rebranded as ‘oui.sncf’ on December 6. The rebranding marks the third and final pillar in SNCF’s revamp of its passenger operations, which has also seen its TGV business marketed under the premium Inoui brand and the low-cost offering ...

  • The first heavy haul coal trains began operation over the Nacala Corridor in 2015 and the line was formally inaugurated in May this year.
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    Nacala investment package complete

    2017-11-29T09:57:15Z

    MOZAMBIQUE: Brazilian mining and steel group Vale has signed binding financial contracts which complete the investment structure for the Nacala Logistics Corridor. Announced on November 27, the deal covers US$1·03bn from Japan Bank for International Co-operation, a US$1bn loan insured by Nippon Export & Investment Insurance and a US$400m loan ...

  • Rail ridership in France is dominated by commuter routes around Paris, but occupancy rates on regional and conventional inter-city trains remain weak, according to Arafer.
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    Rail market share falling in France, says regulator

    2017-11-28T15:54:28Z

    FRANCE: In a report on rail passenger services covering 2015 and 2016, regulatory body Arafer found that rail’s market share had fallen by an average of 0·5% a year since 2011, whereas that of other modes had increased. Published on November 16, the report said that rail had a ...

  • PRASA's order for 600 EMUs from the Gibela consortium is on of the largest rolling stock procurement programmes of recent years.
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    SNCF to assist PRASA with renewal programme

    2017-11-28T14:58:46Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Under a tripartite agreement signed on November 27, SNCF and French government development agency AFD have agreed to provide technical and financial assistance worth R6·2m to suburban passenger operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. Commencing from the start of December, the 12-month partnership will provide technical ...

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    PPF Group buys Škoda Transportation

    2017-11-27T11:28:41Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Investment company PPF Group has acquired rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation under an agreement finalised overnight on November 24-25. Although the purchase price has not been formally announced, it is understood to be in excess of KC10bn. In 2016 Škoda Transportation reported consolidated sales of KC15·7bn, down ...

  • DB Cargo UK Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner launched the start of construction of the freight operator's steel logistics hub in Wolverhampton on November 23.
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2017-11-27T09:21:27Z

    On November 23 DB Cargo UK marked the start of work to construct a Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton for the steel market. Once completed in mid-2018, the centre will be able to handle and store up to 40 000 tonnes of steel coil which would arrive by rail for ...

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    World rail market - November 2017

    2017-11-26T07:00:00Z

    Asia: MyHSR of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority of Singapore have invited companies to ‘share the latest ticketing technology and developments for the purposes of developing a robust ticketing and fare collection approach for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project’. Germany: Go-Ahead is deploying ...

  • The National Audit Office has raised concerns about the ability of the suburban network around London to handle the increase in services envisaged under the Thameslink Programme.
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    Thameslink Programme completion deferred by a year

    2017-11-24T10:52:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has agreed to a proposal from Network Rail and train operator Govia Thameslink Railway which would see introduction of the full 24 trains/h timetable on the Thameslink route through central London deferred by a year to December 2019. With a total value of £7bn, ...

  • Elisabeth Werner of DG Move gave the keynote address at the third European Rail Summit in Brussels on November 7. A video of her address can be streamed below.
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    ERS 2017: Looking beyond the Fourth Railway Package

    2017-11-10T10:55:29Z

    EUROPE: ‘Implementation’ was the watchword of speakers and delegates at Railway Gazette Group’s third European Rail Summit, which was hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bayern to the EU in Brussels on November 7. Entitled ‘Beyond the Fourth Railway Package’, the Summit addressed the policy challenges ...

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    Kosovo learns from EBRD-backed rail safety programme

    2017-10-23T08:00:00Z

    KOSOVO: Delegates from Kosovo’s rail regulator, infrastructure manager Infrakos and operator Trainkos visited the UK in October as part of scheme to develop professional and organisational capabilities which is being run by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. The ...

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    World rail market - October 2017

    2017-10-21T06:00:00Z

    Germany: Transdev has been awarded a contract to manage ticket sales, including support for vending machines and supplying staff handsets, for Erfurter Bahn and Süd-Thüringen-Bahn for 11 years from December. Bielefeld tram operator moBiel has started installing 100 Scheidt & Bachmann ticket vending machines which offer audio support ...