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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    On July 29 The Greenbrier Companies reported that it had completed the acquisition of the wagon and components manufacturing businesses of American Railcar Industries, under a US$400m deal agreed in April. The ARI facilities in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, including two new wagon manufacturing plants and 1 600 employees, will ...

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    China out in front with the world’s fastest trains


    INTERNATIONAL: China now has the fastest regular timetabled trains in the world, significantly faster than any other country, according to Railway Gazett e's biennial World Speed Survey , which appears in the July 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine. Compiled by Jeremy Hartill of the Railway Performance Society, ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    TX Logistik is to launch a thrice-weekly Ocean Rail Logistics service between the Port of Rotterdam and Kornwestheim near Stuttgart on July 1. 'The new service now also connects businesses in Baden-Württemberg with the busiest seaport in Europe', said Berit Börke, Chief Sales Officer at TX Logistik. 'We are ...

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    Davenne takes over at UIC


    INTERNATIONAL: The appointment of François Davenne as Director General of the International Union of Railways was formally confirmed at the UIC General Assembly in Budapest on June 25. Taking over with effect from July 1, he succeeds Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, who has served as UIC Director General since the organisation was ...

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    Editorial Comment

    20 years to save the planet


    ‘Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ are needed if global warming is to be limited to 1·5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Presented in Incheon on October 8, the Special Report ...