SWEDEN: iron-ore mining group LKAB announced on September 16 that it had selected the Adtranz modular Octeon design for the nine twin-unit locos it is to buy for the Luleå - Narvik Malmbanen corridor (RG 9.98 p585).
FRANCE: Rail freight will receive the support it needs to become ‘more competitive, more productive and more reliable’, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari promised delegates at a virtual seminar of regional rail freight operators.
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 ...
FRANCE: Chemical company Arkema has selected Everysens to digitalise the management of its European railway operations which include a fleet of 500 wagons. The Everysens modular software-as-a-service platform integrates real-time sensor data from leasing companies Ermewa, VTG, Atir-Rail, Millet and Wascosa to provide arrival time ...
USA: Amtrak has used the coronavirus-induced collapse in demand for travel to push ahead with a number of infrastructure and investment projects, despite posting a loss of $801m for the financial year to September 30.
USA: The modernisation of New York Penn Station has taken another step forward with completion of a refresh of the pre-boarding waiting area for Amtrak passengers and improved access to the NJ Transit concourse.
PORTUGAL: The government has confirmed its intention to press ahead with rail investment totalling more than €10bn as part of a wider national stimulus programme. The highlight of the package is the revival of a proposal for a high speed rail link between Lisboa and Porto, which was the subject of extensive studies in the mid-2000s.
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