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  • Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways.
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    Deutsche Bahn pledges long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways

    2022-09-21T12:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways. The agreement will help UZ rebuild its network and covers collaboration to expand rail freight corridors ...

  • Wagons belonging to independent freight operator OWLN damaged by Russian shelling.
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    North American wagons may join Ukrainian grain bridge

    2022-09-21T11:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Railroad Development Corp is working with RailAdventure on plans to ship 1000 North American freight wagons to Europe to help export grain from Ukraine. RDC has identified a fleet of small-profile covered hopper wagons used previously to haul fracking sand that could be modified for ...

  • Ukraine railway station (Photo EBRD)
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    EBRD repurposes €98·8m to maintain Ukrainian rail services

    2022-09-02T10:44:00Z

    UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is repurposing a further €98·8m of an existing loan to Ukrzaliznytsya, enabling the national railway to address critical liquidity needs and to ensure that passenger and freight services are available for people and business affected by the Russian ...

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    Ukraine-UK transport partnership to support rebuilding of war damaged infrastructure

    2022-08-26T10:59:00Z

    UKRAINE: The UK and Ukraine have signed an agreement to share engineering expertise for the rebuilding of rail, road, port and air transport infrastructure damaged by the Russian invasion. Further details have also been given of a £10m package of British support for Ukrainian Railways, which ...

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    Ukraine – Moldova rail link reinstated ahead of schedule

    2022-08-22T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 23 km railway linking Berezyne in Ukraine to Basarabeasca in Moldova was reopened on August 22. The line provides a rail connection from the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi – Izmail line in the southern part of Odesa oblast to the River Danube port of Reni, transiting ...

  • 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. ...

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision
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    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal

    2022-07-29T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

  • KVSZ Sggrss 80 ft wagon on test in Serbia.
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    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs

    2022-07-26T11:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

  • Generic ÖBB Rail Cargo Group wagons (Photo: David Payr/ÖBB RCG)
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    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine

    2022-06-30T10:59:00Z

    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

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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. ...

  • Ukraine EBRD loan
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    EBRD financing to keep Ukrainian trains moving

    2022-06-10T16:25:00Z

    UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has signed an agreement repurposing €50m of a previously-agreed infrastructure enhancement loan to provide urgent liquidity to enable national railway Ukrzaliznytsia to keep essential services running following the Russian invasion. EBRD originally agreed to lend €150m to for ...

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    Ukrainian standard gauge railway plan

    2022-05-27T12:40:00Z

    UKRAINE: Announcing a range of infrastructure and regulatory measures to more closely integrate Ukraine with EU transport networks, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Ukraine would begin phased construction of railway tracks to European standards. This would start with hubs and large cities, and then gradually expand ...

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    Network Rail sends tools to Ukraine

    2022-05-27T04:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: British infrastructure manager Network Rail and its supply chain partners have donated four vehicles loaded with railway spares and tools including generators, drills, jacks and cutting equipment to Ukraine’s national railway Ukrzaliznytsia, which issued an appeal for help through the International Union of Railways following ...

  • Destroyed Ukrainian locomotives in Mariupol (Photo: Allrail)
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    Call for rail sector to mobilise to get Ukrainian agricultural exports moving

    2022-05-18T07:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail has a central role in the European Commission’s plan to establish ‘Solidarity Lanes’ for the transport of Ukrainian agricultural exports which would normally use the Black Sea ports that are being blockaded by Russia.

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    Kyiv Metro seeks European help as it rejoins UITP

    2022-05-11T08:56:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv Metropoliten needs help from the western European transport industry to modernise its technology and operating practices, despite the conflict with Russia, the municipal transport operator’s Head of Metro Viktor Braginskyi told the IT-Trans conference in Karlsruhe on May 10. Reflecting on his experience of ...

  • VR Transpoint wagons (Photo VR Group)
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    Finland’s VR begins terminating Russian rail freight contracts

    2022-05-09T14:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Finland’s national train operator VR Group has begun the process of terminating its Russian cross-border freight contracts, with traffic expected to cease completely by the end of the year at the latest, and it is also looking to sell or liquidate its Russian freight joint ...

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    Romania rehabilitates rail links to Ukraine

    2022-05-09T09:58:00Z

    ROMANIA: Additional tracks have been rehabilitated and brought back into use at Vicșani on the border with Ukraine, providing a total of seven 1 520 mm gauge and six 1 435 mm gauge tracks to increase capacity and reduce transhipment times. The Ministry of Transport has ...

  • 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 ...

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    UK industry sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine by rail

    2022-04-11T15:08:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-industry voluntary initiative UK Rail for Ukraine has sent more than 1 500 tonnes of donated aid including non-perishable food, hygiene and medical products to Ukraine by rail. The train departed from DB Cargo UK’s site at Barking in London on the morning of April ...

  • VR Transpoint wagons (Photo: VR Group)
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    ‘Controlled’ end to Finland – Russia rail freight traffic

    2022-04-07T15:53:00Z

    FINLAND: National operator VR Group is to discontinue rail freight traffic with Russia ‘in a controlled manner’, the railway’s board decided on April 6. VR said it aimed to run down traffic as quickly as possible, although it expected that the process would take several months. ...