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    Shunting robots speed grain exports

    2021-04-14T15:57:00Z

    BRAZIL: German industrial automation specialist Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH has commissioned four remote-controlled shunting robots at the Archer Daniels Midland grain export terminal in Santos.

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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order

    2021-04-14T12:52:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

  • České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.
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    ČD orders 230 km/h push-pull trainsets

    2021-04-12T14:49:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

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    SNCF places orders for more hydrogen trainsets

    2021-04-08T14:13:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has placed orders totalling €190m for Alstom to supply 12 hydrogen-electric multiple-units for use in four regions, with options for a further two trainsets. The operator has placed the orders on behalf of the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie, which ...

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    JR East’s driver-only Series 131 EMUs enter traffic on the Boso peninsula

    2021-03-18T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has put into service its fleet of Series E131 EMUs on the relatively lightly used lines serving the Boso peninsula in Chiba Prefecture with effect from the March 13 timetable change.

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    Hitachi Rail to support ETR500 fleet

    2021-03-10T15:24:00Z

    ITALY: National operator Trenitalia has selected Hitachi Rail to provide integrated logistics support for the maintenance of its Frecciarossa fleet of ETR500 high speed trains.

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    Fuel cells ordered for Canadian Pacific hydrogen locomotive

    2021-03-10T11:06:00Z

    CANADA: Ballard Power Systems is to supply the fuel cells for Canadian Pacific’s hydrogen locomotive programme, which aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered main line freight locomotive by retrofitting fuel cells and a battery storage system to an existing diesel loco.

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking

    2021-03-01T15:48:00Z

    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene

    2021-03-01T10:06:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

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    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll

    2021-02-11T11:25:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.

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    Gono Line DMUs replaced

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has begun introducing new diesel-electric multiple-units to operate its Gono Line along the scenic northwestern coast of Honshu.

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    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation

    2021-02-08T15:06:00Z

    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

  • CRRC Datong fuel cell battery hybrid loco
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    Fuel cell-battery hybrid locomotive unveiled

    2021-01-29T14:07:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Datong has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered hybrid locomotive. The modular design is intended for shunting, underground and industrial applications, and offers the flexibility to produce a locomotive meeting different customer requirements. The loco unveiled at the ...

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    Russian Railways to stop buying diesel-only locomotives by 2025

    2021-01-29T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Only locomotives powered by electricity, natural gas or other alternative energy sources will be purchased by national railway RZD after 2025, according to Deputy General Director Chief Engineer Sergey Kobzev. ‘In the future, we are going to operate locomotives using rechargeable batteries, multiple-unit ...

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    JR East says sayonara to Series E4

    2021-01-23T06:10:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has announced that it will withdraw its Series E4 double-deck trains from services on the Joetsu Shinkansen later this year.

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    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains

    2021-01-14T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains worth €240m, with a €60m firm order for an initial five to enter service by mid-2024. The trains will be used to respond to emergencies in ...

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs

    2021-01-13T13:29:00Z

    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices ...

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    France: Confort 200 to trim trip times on two routes

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Along with a programme of track upgrades, a fleet of 10-car articulated EMUs is set to transform travel on the inter-city routes from Paris to Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand in the second half of this decade. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambas
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    Chinese trains proposed for upgraded Beograd – Budapest route

    2021-01-07T14:31:00Z

    SERBIA: A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo on January 6. ...

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    Metro Report International

    High Capacity Metro Trains enter service in Melbourne

    2021-01-04T15:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26. The seven-car EMUs are being supplied by the Evolution Rail consortium of Downer, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Plenary Group ...