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    STM launches infrastructure services division


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has established a Railway Infrastructure Division which will offer services using leased equipment as well as machines produced by its own subsidiary companies. STM is also studying the opportunities for producing further types of high performance track machine, possibly through partnerships with ...

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    CAF to acquire Alstom multiple-unit ranges and Reichshoffen plant


    EUROPE: Alstom has agreed to divest its Coradia Polyvalent and Talent 3 multiple-unit families to CAF, along with the production facilities at Reichshoffen in northern France.

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    Lineas divests locos and wagons in sale and leaseback agreements


    BELGIUM: As part of efforts to strengthen its balance sheet, freight operator Lineas has reached a sale and leaseback agreement covering a portion of its rolling stock fleet.

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    Hydrogen train refuelling standard to be developed


    HYDROGEN: A agreement to optimise hydrogen refuelling equipment for passenger trains and define an international standard has been signed by Alstom and the Hynamics hydrogen subsidiary of French energy group EDF. The aim is to help minimise refuelling times, which Alstom said ...

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    Industry and academic collaboration to apply machine learning to railway condition monitoring


    AUSTRIA: Frauscher Sensonic and the Institute for Machine Learning at Johannes Kepler University in Linz are to collaborate to apply the latest machine learning techniques to the use of optic fibres for railway infrastructure condition monitoring. Sensonic will fund two PhD positions, ...


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    Fuel cell company Ballard acquires Arcola Energy


    HYDROGEN: Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy, a UK-based engineering company with more than 10 years’ experience of integrating the Canadian manufacturer’s fuel cells into trains, buses and heavy duty commercial vehicles. Arcola is part of a consortium including the University ...

  • Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT INKA and Malaysian engineering company Destini signed heads of agreement on November 10

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    Norfolk Southern inaugurates Atlanta headquarters


    USA: Norfolk Southern formally inaugurated its new headquarters in Midtown Atlanta on November 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp, Senator Raphael Warnock, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other civic leaders. When Norfolk & Western merged with Southern ...

  • Proposals for increasing competition in the signalling market to reduce costs and boost performance, efficiency and innovation have been published by the Office of Rail & Road.
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    ORR seeks increased competition in the signalling market


    UK: Proposals for increasing competition in the signalling market to reduce costs and boost performance, efficiency and innovation have been published by the Office of Rail & Road. ORR’s market study found that the signalling market in Great Britain is worth £800m to 900m per year ...

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    Akiem invests to drive down French locomotive maintenance costs


    FRANCE: ‘We are constantly seeing that the French rolling stock maintenance market is far less dynamic and competitive than elsewhere in Europe’, said Akiem CEO Fabien Rochefort when the leasing company confirmed plans to build a €10m locomotive workshop at Ostricourt in Hauts-de-France. To be located ...

  • RSRG acquires Balfour Beatty's US track business

    Rhomberg Sersa buys Balfour Beatty’s US track business


    USA: Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group has acquired Balfour Beatty’s Track Solutions business and rebranded it as Rhomberg Sersa North America. The company provides inspection, ballast cleaning and subgrade management services and equipment to private and public customers including NJ Transit, MTA, BNSF and Amtrak. It operates ...

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    QR awards concrete sleeper contract


    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Rail has awarded Vossloh’s Austrak subsidiary a framework contract for the supply of concrete sleepers worth around A$25m over three years. Sleepers will be supplied from the Austrak plant in Rockhampton for use in modernisation and renewal works across the state’s 6 600 route-km ...

  • Kardemir is based in Karabürk, around 200 km north of Ankara.

    Wagon wheel exports start


    TURKEY: Steel producer Kardemir is to begin exporting wagon wheels to EU customers, having obtained TSI certification. The company announced on October 20 that it was about to begin exporting 30 000 freight wagon wheels to unnamed customers across the EU. The steel plant at Karabuk ...

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    Indian plant begins assembly of Russian track machines


    INDIA: Experts from Sinara Transport Machines have begun supervising the assembly of tampers and ballast regulating machines at the Russian company’s ‘Make in India’ partner San Engineering & Locomotives Co’s site in Bengaluru. STM has supplied staff from RPM Group, Kalugaputmash and ...

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    SNCF sells wagon leasing business


    FRANCE: SNCF has completed the sale of its 100% stake in wagon leasing company Ermewa Group to a consortium of Canadian pension investor Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and investment group DWS. This follows French and EU regulatory approval and the completion of consultations ...

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    Porterbrook appoints Chief Operating Officer


    UK: Porterbrook has appointed Ben Ackroyd as its first Chief Operating Officer, with strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. Currently Managing Director of Trenitalia c2c Ltd, he is expected to join the rolling stock leasing and asset management company in spring 2022. ‘The ...