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    Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System planning underway

    2020-10-15T09:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The first formal meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Group of Experts on establishing a common, permanent unique marking system for rolling stock took place in Genève during September. This marked the start of a two-year programme to formulate a set of practical ...

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    Quality certification standard for tank wagon suppliers

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Railway Supply Institute has released its RSI-100 Product Quality Certification Standard, which is intended to enable wagon component suppliers to produce tank car parts in conformance with Association of American Railroads specifications and applicable federal regulations. Unveiled on September 23, the RSI-100 standard sets ...

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    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual ...

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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs

    2020-09-19T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers

    2020-09-17T11:26:00Z

    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 ...

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    RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons

    2020-09-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021. The Type 11-6874 covered van was developed by UWC’s All-Union Research Development Centre for Transportation Technology ...

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.
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    Modular wagon concept launched

    2020-09-09T13:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m 2 ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity

    2020-09-08T09:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway Deliveries are scheduled ...

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    Freight RAILCAR bill aims to support US wagon industry

    2020-09-03T13:11:00Z

    USA: The Railway Supply Institute which represents more than 200 companies has welcomed the bipartisan introduction to the House of Representatives of the Freight Rail Assistance Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity Recovery Act, which would offer a time-limited 50% tax credit for purchasing ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic.
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    Digital coupler ‘opens door to automation’

    2020-09-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic. Speaking during a demonstration of prototype couplers at the DB Systemtechnik Minden research facility on August 31, Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation Technology, said that the ...

  • es Transfesa Logistics launches the first train with its new high-capacity car-carriers for international routes
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    Automotive wagons meet changing needs of car manufacturers

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics has put into service the first 18 of 100 automotive wagons ordered from Greenbrier in Poland. The company said this would help to meet the growing demand for transporting electric vehicles, and cars which are larger and heavier than those produced in the ...

  • UWC articulated tank car for light oil products
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    Articulated light oil tank wagon certified

    2020-08-30T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained operating certification for its Type 15-629 six-axle articulated tank car for carrying light oil products. It runs on 25 tonne axleload bogies and is designed to make the most efficient use of capacity when transporting light oil products with a ...

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    Wagons to support CFL Multimodal network expansion

    2020-08-28T09:00:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Multimodal subsidiary CFL Intermodal has expanded its fleet with an order for 50 Tatravagónka T3000 double pocket wagons for transporting semi-trailers. The wagons are equipped with tracking sensors to enable the operator’s customers to be provided with real-time location data. ...

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    Covered van order signed

    2020-08-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Manufacturer United Wagon Co, leasing company TransFin-M and freight forwarding company FT Logistic have signed an agreement for the supply of 200 Type 11-6874 covered vans by the end of next year. Intended for carrying large lightweight or heavy small-sized goods, the wagons have 25 ...

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    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway

    2020-08-08T05:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Swiss Federal Railways has sold three LRZ96 fire-fighting and rescue trains to Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR, which is developing a new emergency response concept. The locomotive-hauled trains were originally supplied to SBB by Josef Meyer, Cattaneo and Dräger Safety in 1996. Each comprises a ...

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
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    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped

    2020-08-05T12:02:00Z

    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons
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    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order

    2020-08-05T11:58:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons, which the national railway said would be tailor-made for local environmental conditions and meet Gulf Co-operation Council requirements including ‘state-of-the-art’ braking and safety systems. The order signed on August ...

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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment

    2020-07-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mike Bent JAPAN: JR Freight is to equip its fleet of 7 383 container wagons with a braking status monitoring system. This aims to eliminate the time-consuming need for staff to walk the length of every train and visually inspect each set of brakes ...

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    Trans-Servis orders food product tank wagons

    2020-07-05T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Trans-Servis has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant a contract to supply a batch of 15-6900-04 tank wagons designed for transporting food products such as molasses and vegetable oils. The wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a capacty of 56 m 3 or ...