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  • Stadler Flirt3 EMU for E-Netz Allgäu services.
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    Industrial espionage concerns raised over third-party train maintenance contract

    2021-05-07T11:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has raised concerns about the potential for industrial espionage after Go-Ahead awarded the international subsidiary of Transmashholding a contract to maintain a fleet of electric multiple-units ordered for use on E-Netz Allgäu services in Bayern. Stadler is worried that ...

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    2021-05-07T05:00:00Z

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  • Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle.
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    Akiem joins autonomous railpod project

    2021-05-06T13:51:00Z

    FRANCE: Rolling stock leasing company Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle. The Taxirail concept has been developed in Bretagne by EXID ...

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    Pandemic brings ‘bleak’ first quarter for European railways

    2021-05-06T13:48:00Z

    EUROPE: The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a heavy impact across the rail sector, according to the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker.

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    Regulations agreed for Luxembourg Protocol rolling stock registry

    2021-05-03T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Draft regulations have been approved outlining the operation of the international rolling stock registry that is being established under the Luxembourg Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. The regulations have been drawn up by a Preparatory Commission which ...

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    Kyrgyzstan Railways ‘keeping pace with the times’ at modern wagon servicing centre

    2021-05-02T05:00:00Z

    KYRGYZSTAN: Russian company United Wagon Co has opened an authorised service centre in Bishkek to provide warranty and post-warranty maintenance for modern wagons it has supplied. Repairs will be undertaken by national railway KTJ, which will maintain a warehouse with stocks of components. UWC ...

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    SNCF to sell Ermewa leasing business

    2021-04-30T10:46:00Z

    FRANCE: Following an auction, SNCF has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of its Ermewa transport asset leasing business to a consortium of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and a fund managed by DWS Group Operating in 80 countries, Ermewa has 42 ...

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    2021-04-30T05:00:00Z

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  • Akiem has completed a €290m issue of green US private placement notes with tenors of 15 and 20 years
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    2021-04-23T05:00:00Z

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    Wabtec to close Brush Traction plant

    2021-04-20T14:20:00Z

    UK: Wabtec has announced its intention to close its manufacturing operations at the Brush Traction site in Loughborough.

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    2021-04-16T05:00:00Z

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  • EP Logistics International acquired a 100% stake in Czech leasing and railway staff training company LokoTrain
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    2021-04-09T05:00:00Z

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    Intelligent train control R&D lab opens

    2021-04-06T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A Railway Intelligent Train Control Laboratory has been opened by CASCO and Shaanxi Railway Logistics Industry Group, with the aim of creating a ‘domestic first-class and international leading’ research facility based on co-operation between government, industry and academia. Based in the Xi-Xian ...

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    2021-04-02T05:00:00Z

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    Loram Technologies to build rail R&D centre in Georgetown

    2021-04-01T12:00:00Z

    USA: Loram Technologies is to build a $17m research and development centre in Georgetown, Texas. The railway maintenance and services company expects to employ 310 people at the site, including 150 new positions. Loram Technologies President Greg Grissom said the company’s vision was to build ...

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    Growth is essential, says wagon leasing company

    2021-03-30T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Wascosa has handed over 45 Eamnos open wagons to Havelländische Eisenbahn, which will use them primarily for transporting building materials The wagons were manufactured by Greenbrier in Poland. ‘As the fourth largest lessor of freight wagons, Wascosa will continue ...

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    Škoda Transportation owner Petr Kellner dies in helicopter accident

    2021-03-29T15:13:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Petr Kellner, the 99% owner of investment company PPF which has stakes in companies including Škoda Transportation, was amongst five people killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska on March 27. Kellner was reported to be the richest person in the Czech Republic, ...

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    Family trust to provide continuity at Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh

    2021-03-29T09:11:00Z

    GERMANY: The stakes in Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh which were held by the late Heinz Hermann Thiele are to be transferred to a family trust under the terms of his will. ‘Thiele’s wish was to secure his life’s work for the future’, said his executor and ...

  • Nordco supplies new, used and rebuilt track maintenance equipment, ultrasonic rail flaw detection tools and wagon movers.
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    Wabtec acquires Nordco

    2021-03-29T08:12:00Z

    USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire North American track maintenance and inspection equipment and wagon mover supplier Nordco. The business will be acquired from Greenbriar Equity Group for $400m in cash, to be financed through cash on hand and a revolving ...

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    2021-03-26T05:00:00Z

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