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    Metro Report International

    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets

    2022-09-23T09:57:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

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    Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe CEO departs

    2022-09-07T12:07:00Z

    EUROPE: Eddie Aston has left Genesee & Wyoming Inc, where was Chief Executive Officer of the UK/Europe Region.

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    Metro Report International

    Kraków tram extension connects southern routes

    2022-09-02T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city. The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved ...

  • RENFE Ukrainian grain container train
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    Ukraine grain to Spain by container train

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Spanish transport ministry MITMA and freight operator RENFE Mercancías are to test the technical and economic viability of transporting Ukrainian grain to Barcelona by rail instead of shipping via the Black Sea routes which have been disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ...

  • Krakow tram track construction
    Metro Report International

    Kraków fast tram tracklaying underway

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tracklaying has begun on a 5 km ‘fast tram’ extension of the Kraków tram network to Górka Narodowa in the north of the city. The extension is intended to serve park and ride facilities and provide a 20 min journey time to the city centre. ...

  • Alstom ELS-96 wheel detection system Poland
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    Polish approval for wheel detector

    2022-08-06T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has approved the use of Alstom’s ELS-96 rail-mounted wheel detector for axle counters. The ELS-96 provides full digital transmission without lineside electronics with fully automatic adjustment as well as a remote diagnostics and software upgrade capability. It can withstand high and ...

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    Polish operator attaches bicycle vans to trains

    2022-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie says it is the first in Poland to offer dedicated bicycle transport services, attaching bright yellow vans to its DMUs between Wrocław Główny, Sobótka Zachodnia and Świdnica Przedmieście. Each van can carry up to 38 bicycles, which ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro extension opens

    2022-07-14T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A western extension of Warszawa metro Line M2 was opened by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and European Commissioner for Cohesion & Reforms Elisa Ferreira on June 30. The extension runs 2·7 km from Ksiecia Janusza to Bemowo, with an intermediate station at Ulrychów. ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives
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    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives

    2022-07-04T10:53:00Z

    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

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    LTG Cargo Ukraine reopens to offer freight routes via Poland

    2022-06-13T15:18:00Z

    UKRAINE: The LTG Cargo Ukraine subsidiary of Lithuania’s national railway has restarted its activities, noting that there has been a significant increase in demand for the export of grain and other products from Ukraine. LTG Cargo Ukraine temporarily suspended operations in March following the Russian invasion. ...

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    Focus on Poland as IAF track technology shows opens its doors

    2022-05-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: More than 120 exhibitors from 60 countries have been confirmed as taking part in the 28th International Exhibition of Track Technology at Münster in northwest Germany from May 31 to June 2.

  • Alstom and fuel company PKN Orlen have signed a strategic agreement to co-operate to supply fuel cell trains and hydrogen.
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    Polish hydrogen train co-operation agreement

    2022-05-26T10:10:00Z

    POLAND: Alstom and fuel company PKN Orlen have signed a strategic agreement to co-operate to supply fuel cell trains and hydrogen. Sławomir Cyza, President & Managing Director of Alstom in Poland, Ukraine & the Baltic States, said he hoped Alstom would the first company to introduce ...

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    Łódz orders multiple-units

    2022-05-19T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna has awarded Newag a contract for the supply and maintaince of three electro-diesel multiple units for stage four of the Łódź Agglomeration Railway programme, with an option for a further two. The order for the intital three trainsets is valued at 75·6m ...

  • One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification.
    Metro Report International

    Grudziądz tram on test

    2022-05-17T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification. The trams are being supplied under a 23·3m złoty contract awarded in March 2021. They are part of the Moderus Beta low-floor family, adapted ...

  • PKPE hydrogen storage
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    PKP Energetyka to trial green hydrogen energy storage

    2022-05-12T12:06:00Z

    POLAND: PKP Energetyka has launched the construction of a hydrogen-based energy storage system at its Garbce traction power substation, as part of a research initiative aimed at transitioning the national rail network to renewable energy sources. The state railway’s power subsidiary announced on May 11 that ...

  • LTG Cargo freight terminal
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    Lithuania rethinks freight flows to bypass Belarus

    2022-04-29T12:49:00Z

    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national freight operator LTG Cargo has sent a pilot container train to Ukraine via Poland, avoiding Belarus because of that country’s support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. LTG Cargo said the return working would be the first time in its history that freight ...

  • Poznan tram extension opening (2)
    Metro Report International

    Tram parade opens Poznań extension

    2022-04-28T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: The latest phase of a tramway extension along ul Naramowice in the north of Poznań has opened for revenue service, following an opening ceremony on April 23 which included a parade of historic trams. Initially served by route 10, the double-track extension starts at the ...

  • Škoda Transportation trainset for the Warszawa metro
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro train delivered

    2022-04-27T14:32:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 37 trainsets being built for the Warszawa metro by Škoda Transportation was delivered to the capital on April 25, ahead of dynamic testing and certification which is expected to be completed within three months. Part-funded by the EU, ...

  • Warszawa tram extension map
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa tramway extension contract signed

    2022-04-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Warszawa tram operator Tramwaje Warszawskie and contractor Budimex have signed a 685m złoty agreement for the construction of a tramway extension from ul Puławska to a terminus near ul Adama Branickiego in the Wilanów district in the south of the city. The project includes the ...

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal
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    Lithuania to Germany intermodal service to launch in April

    2022-03-30T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo is to launch a service carrying containers and semi-trailers from the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal to Duisburg in Germany on April 4. Trains with a capacity of up to 36 semi-trailers and containers will run thrice-weekly on the 1 ...