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  • Japan finances Buenos Aires Automatic Train Stop rollout


    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:53:13 +0000

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    THE Argentinean government signed a $US 49.5m loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Tokyo on May 19, which will finance the rollout of Automatic Train Stop (ATS) on the Buenos Aires suburban rail network.

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  • ONCF hosts African safety summit


    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:41:23 +0000

    AFRICA: Senior industry leaders from railways in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire,...read more



  • DHL launches China - Belarus rail freight service


    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:58:11 +0000

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    DHL Global Forwarding launched a new rail freight service between Shenzhen, China, and Minsk, Belarus, on May 22 with a transit time of less than 12 days.

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  • Eurostar introduces e320 trains on London - Brussels services


    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:45:33 +0000

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    THE first e320 train arrived in Brussels on May 23 on a preview trip from London ahead of the entry of these trains on the London - Brussels route on May 28.

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  • First Italian-built train for GWR set for December delivery


    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:30:09 +0000

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    HITACHI Rail Italy invited representatives of the media, Great Western Railway (GWR) and leasing company Eversholt Rail to its Pistoia plant on May 23 to view progress with the new fleet of class 802 inter-city trains for services from London to Devon and Cornwall.

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  • Lausanne prepares for metro expansion


    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:12:49 +0000

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    CANTON Vaud Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has awarded two contracts to support the planned expansion of the Lausanne metro network, which is being carried out as part of the Strong Public Transport Corridors (AFTPU) programme.

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  • Caltrain electrification funding confirmed


    Tue, 23 May 2017 10:51:14 +0000

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration confirmed on May 22 that it would execute a Full Funding...read more



  • Iarnród Éireann deploys ticket sales software


    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:42:45 +0000

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has deployed a Sqills S3 Passenger sales, distribution and revenue...read more



  • Five bids for Warsaw tram contract


    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:06:42 +0000

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    FIVE suppliers have submitted bids to Warsaw Tramways for a contract to supply 123 low-floor LRVs with options for 90 additional vehicles.

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  • Federal funding approved for Caltrain electrification


    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:54:22 +0000

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    AFTER months of uncertainty, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finally confirmed on May 22 that it will approve a $US 647m Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the electrification of Caltrain’s 83.7km line from San Francisco to San Jose.

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  • Korail tests 80-wagon freight train


    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:13:43 +0000

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    KOREAN national train operator Korail successfully tested a 1.2km-long 80-wagon freight train between Busan New Port and Jillye station on May 18.

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  • MÁV begins manufacturing coaches for international services


    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:12:25 +0000

    HUNGARY: National railway holding group MÁV has started series production of locally designed...read more



  • Trump urged to intervene in ‘emergency’ at New York Penn Station


    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:53:47 +0000

    USA: Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, wrote to President Donald Trump on May 21 requesting...read more



  • Indian Railways launches Tejas Express services


    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:58:39 +0000

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    INDIAN Railways (IR) launched its new Tejas Express premium long-distance service on May 22, when railways minister Mr Suresh Prabhu flagged off the inaugural train from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Karmali in Goa.

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  • Mühldorf - Tüssling track-doubling completed


    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:55:14 +0000

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    A major bottleneck on the railway network in southeast Bavaria was eliminated on May 22, when Germany’s federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, German Rail (DB) board member for infrastructure Mr Roland Pofalla, and head of the Bavarian State Chancellery Dr Marcel Huber inaugurated a second track on the Altmühldorf - Tüssling section of the Munich - Mühldorf - Salzburg line.

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  • Work starts on ‘metropolitan’ high speed link in Beijing


    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:43:01 +0000

    CHINA: Construction work started on May 21 on a Passenger-Dedicated Line linking Beijing with...read more



  • Phoenix Valley Metro approves LRV orders


    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:52 +0000

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    THE board of Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has approved two orders for a total of 17 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the expansion of the LRT network in the Arizonan state capital.

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  • Construction begins on high-speed link to Beijing’s new airport


    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:57:30 +0000

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    CHINA Railway says construction has begun on the 78.2km Beijing - Bazhou high-speed line, which will serve the city's new international airport at Daxing, 46km south of the capital.

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  • Westbahn unveils new Stadler Kiss 2 trains


    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:41:17 +0000

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    AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn presented its new-generation double-deck EMU, the Stadler Kiss 2, to the press on May 19.

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  • Tank container designed for train to driverless vehicle transfer


    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:36:50 +0000

    EUROPE: The Flex Freight System which wagon leasing company Wascosa and chemical manufacturer BASF...read more



  • Nuremberg U-Bahn reaches Nordwestring


    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:31:53 +0000

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    THE mayor of Nuremberg Mr Ulrich Maly and Bavarian interior minister Mr Joachim Herrmann inaugurated the extension of Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U3 from Friedrich Ebert Platz to Klinikum Nord and Nordwestring on May 22.

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  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Afghanistan’s cabinet has approved the construction of railway infrastructure at the Towraghondi...read more



  • Arriva operating contract to be extended


    Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    NETHERLANDS: The Province of Gelderland is to exercise an option for Arriva to continue to operate...read more



  • Serfer orders EffiShunter 1000 locomotives


    Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    ITALY: Trenitalia subsidiary Serfer Servizi Ferroviari has ordered five EffiShunter 1000...read more



  • Rail industry responds to proposed Canadian legislation


    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:58:00 +0000

    CANADA: The government has introduced legislation the House of Commons which according to Minister...read more



  • Ontario commits to Toronto - Windsor high-speed rail


    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:20:25 +0000

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    THE premier of Ontario Ms Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada’s first high-speed line after a report by Mr David Collenette, Ontario’s special advisor on high-speed rail, concluded the project has a positive business case.

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  • Florida Tri-Rail PTC contract awarded


    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:15:27 +0000

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    SOUTH Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around $US 40m to design, install and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) on the 114km Tri-Rail commuter line from Mangonia Park to West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

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  • DB Cargo presents updated coil wagon


    Fri, 19 May 2017 13:20:58 +0000

    GERMANY: DB Cargo displayed the latest update to its coil-carrying wagon family at the Transport...read more



  • Wabtec signs Tri-Rail PTC contract


    Fri, 19 May 2017 13:10:09 +0000

    USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a $40m contract to design, install, test and commission Positive Train...read more



  • Greenbrier Europe - Astra Rail merger approved


    Fri, 19 May 2017 12:05:17 +0000

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    INTERNATIONAL freight wagon supplier Greenbrier and Romanian wagon manufacturing, engineering and repair company Astra Rail have received all required regulatory approvals from relevant antitrust officials to merge Greenbrier Europe with Astra Rail, and the transaction will be completed on June 1.

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  • Funding agreed for Alexandria tramway upgrade


    Fri, 19 May 2017 09:37:02 +0000

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    EGYPT’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation signed a €100m loan agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) on May 16 which will help finance a €360m project to modernise the 13.7km Raml tram line in Alexandria.

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  • Warsaw Metro launches tender for new trains


    Fri, 19 May 2017 08:53:38 +0000

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    WARSAW Metro has issued a call for tender for the supply of 37 six-car trains for operation on lines 1 and 2. Closing date for bids is September 27.

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  • Barcelona Line 9 construction to resume


    Fri, 19 May 2017 08:47:52 +0000

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    THE Catalan government is seeking a €740m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the completion of construction on the stalled central section of metro Line 9.

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  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Software company RailcarRx's Repair Shop Management System now supports leasing company TTX's...read more



  • 250 km/h low-floor trainset for the Gotthard Base Tunnel rolled out


    Thu, 18 May 2017 15:36:21 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard joined 500 guests at the official...read more



  • Merger of Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail approved


    Thu, 18 May 2017 14:45:47 +0000

    EUROPE: The Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management announced on May 18 that they had...read more



  • CRCC to upgrade San Martín network


    Thu, 18 May 2017 12:54:26 +0000

    ARGENTINA: During the course of an official visit by President Mauricio Macri to Beijing, on May 17...read more



  • Bosnia - Croatia railway re-opening initiative


    Thu, 18 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000

    EUROPE: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have agreed to seek European Union funding to rehabilitate...read more



  • Locomore shows the need to remove barriers to market entry, says ALLRAIL


    Thu, 18 May 2017 10:18:03 +0000

    GERMANY: Locomore filing for insolvency highlights the crippling cost challenges and entry...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    On May 19 Chiltern Railways is to withdraw its two Class 121 single-car DMUs, which are used on the...read more



  • Complex concrete crossing bearers delivered


    Wed, 17 May 2017 15:56:56 +0000

    UK: Cemex Rail Solutions has supplied Progress Rail with concrete bearers for complex trackwork...read more



  • David Knowles


    Wed, 17 May 2017 14:13:13 +0000

    David Knowles becomes Managing Director of Swedish freight operator Hector Rail. Formerly Chief...read more



  • Colombia awards upgrade contract


    Wed, 17 May 2017 11:03:07 +0000

    COLOMBIA: National infrastructure agency ANI announced on May 16 that it had awarded the Ibines...read more



  • Czech open access fleet certified for Poland


    Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    POLAND: Rail regulator UTK has awarded Czech open access operator LEO Express certification...read more



  • Nacala Corridor officially inaugurated


    Tue, 16 May 2017 14:05:12 +0000

    MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Nyusi joined celebrations at the deepwater port of Nacala-a-Velha on...read more



  • Belmond Andean Explorer launched


    Tue, 16 May 2017 10:47:21 +0000

    PERU: Hotel and cruise train operator Belmond launched what it describes as ‘South America’s first...read more



  • Ukrainian Railways plans five-year investment programme


    Tue, 16 May 2017 10:07:52 +0000

    UKRAINE: National railway UZ has presented its five-year development strategy for 2017-21. This...read more



  • Alexa 'Skill' for train times and fares released


    Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Independent ticket retailer RedSpottedHanky.com can now be accessed via Amazon Echo and Echo...read more



  • DHL opens centre to manage Germany – Far East rail freight


    Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:41 +0000

    GERMANY: DHL Global Forwarding has opened a central China Rail Competence Centre in Stuttgart to...read more



  • RENFE plans for profit in 2017


    Mon, 15 May 2017 13:07:21 +0000

    SPAIN: The national operator is expecting to make a pre-tax profit of €39∙2m in 2017, RENFE...read more