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  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    President & CEO of GE Latin America, Rafael Santana, has been named to succeed Jamie Miller as...read more



  • Alstom ships extra trains for Lima Line 1


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:19:15 +0000

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    ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro.

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  • Italian freight operator orders Siemens Vectrons


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:11:31 +0000

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    GENOA-based open-access rail freight operator InRail has awarded Siemens a contract to supply three Vectron electric locomotives.

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  • Rail connection to Vaca Muerta proposed


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000

    ARGENTINA: State-owned oil company YPF has presented the Ministry of Transport with a US$500m...read more



  • Electric trains begin testing on Edinburgh - Glasgow line


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:39:28 +0000

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    THE Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) reached a milestone in the early hours of October 18 with the first electric test run on the Edinburgh - Falkirk High - Glasgow Queen Street line.

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  • Kosovo reinstates domestic passenger services


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:29:08 +0000

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    KOSOVO’s national train operator Trainkos has reinstated passenger services between Prishtina and Pejë, the country's main domestic route, two months after operations were suspended amid a dispute over funding.

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  • Cital delivers first Citadis LRV for Sétif


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:41:57 +0000

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    THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18.

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  • Korail orders Hyundai Rotem EMUs


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000

    SOUTH KOREA: Korail has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 111·6bn won contract to supply 128 electric...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    ScotRail services began calling at the relocated Forres station between Inverness and Elgin on...read more



  • Former Air France CEO Spinetta to assess future of French rail sector


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:40:57 +0000

    FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has appointed the former head of Air France-KLM Jean-Cyril...read more



  • Roca Line electric services reach La Plata


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:49:04 +0000

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    ELECTRIC services on Buenos Aires’ suburban Roca Line were finally extended to the state capital La Plata on October 18 following the completion of electrification works on the 9.6km branch from City Bell.

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  • Israel completes first section of electrification


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:00:24 +0000

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    THE first 10km section of main line in Israel has been electrified and is ready to be energised. This is part of the 35km section of the new A1 link between Jerusalem Navon (formerly Hauma) station and Anava Junction.

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  • Korail orders commuter EMUs from Hyundai Rotem


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:55:20 +0000

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    HYUNDAI-Rotem announced on October 18 that it has been awarded a Won 111.6bn contract by Korean national train operator Korail to supply 128 commuter EMU cars.

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  • Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail (copy 1)


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:08:00 +0000

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric...read more



  • First Haramain test run to Mecca conducted


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:57:37 +0000

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    THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.

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  • UK training hubs open


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:57:55 +0000

    UK: Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening officially opened the Doncaster campus of the...read more



  • Loco upgrade aims to save the power consumption of a town


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:48:00 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: A Re460 electric locomotive which has been fitted with IGBT traction converters as...read more



  • RZD develops plans for high-speed rail freight


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:06 +0000

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    RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) says it is pressing ahead with the development of a concept for a high-speed freight train with the aim of capturing a slice of the market for high-value goods between China and Europe from air cargo operators.

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  • LocoTech opens modernised maintenance depot


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    RUSSIA: LocoTech inaugurated a modernised rolling stock maintenance facility in Komsomolsk-na-Amur...read more



  • Italian transport minister opens new line in Sicily


    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000

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    A new 10km section of railway between Campofelice di Roccella and Ogliastrillo on the Palermo - Messina main line in Sicily was opened on October 16 by the minister of infrastructure and transport Mr Graziano Delrio, and the CEOs of Italian Rail Network (RFI), Mr Maurizio Gentile, and Italferr Mr Carlo Carganico.

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  • Santana succeeds Miller as GE Transportation CEO


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:32:57 +0000

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    MR Rafael Santana, president and CEO of GE Latin America, will take over from Ms Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation on November 1 following Miller’s appointment as chief financial officer of GE.

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  • Talgo developing plans for UK rolling stock factory


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:56:09 +0000

    UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has confirmed that it is developing plans to open a...read more



  • Mezghani to succeed Flausch at UITP


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:35:08 +0000

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    THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has confirmed that Mr Mohamed Mezghani will succeed Mr Alain Flausch as the association’s secretary general from January 1.

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  • Talgo reveals plans for British factory


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:47:16 +0000

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    SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has announced details of a long-term plan for the British market, which includes establishing a plant and creating a localised supply chain.

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  • Portal Bridge renewal launched


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:36:30 +0000

    USA: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia marked the start of...read more



  • Northern Virginia adopts $US 43bn transport strategy


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:19:43 +0000

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    NORTHERN Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has adopted an update of its TransAction Plan which calls for extensions to the Washington DC metro, capacity and service enhancements for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter rail services and the construction of light rail lines.

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  • Land acquisition starts for KL-Singapore HS line


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:21:49 +0000

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    MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment on the project will begin on November 1.

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  • Bombardier and CAF to supply 107 trains for West Midlands franchise


    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000

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    ABELLIO, JR East and Mitsui announced on October 17 that they have selected Bombardier and CAF for two contracts with a total value of £680m to supply 107 trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which begins in December.

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  • Bombardier and CAF win West Midlands train contracts


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:01:00 +0000

    UK: Bombardier Transportation and CAF have been selected to supply rolling stock for the next West...read more



  • Teething troubles as IEP trainsets enter revenue service


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:52:52 +0000

    UK: All did not go to plan when the first of the Hitachi Class 800 trainsets ordered under the...read more



  • Stadler breaks ground on Utah factory


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:31:39 +0000

    USA: A groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 13 for Stadler’s rolling stock factory in Salt...read more



  • ÖBB coach tender back on track


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:27:17 +0000

    AUSTRIA: Tendering for a fleet of coaches for daytime and overnight inter-city services for...read more



  • Sofia orders Škoda ForCity LRVs


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:44:37 +0000

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    ŠKODA Transportation announced on October 13 that it has received a Koruna 610m ($US 27.9m) contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic low-floor LRVs for the 1009mm-gauge tram network in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

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  • Luxembourg plans tram extensions


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:01:34 +0000

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    LUXEMBOURG’s minister of development and infrastructure, Mr Franҫois Bausch, announced on October 13 plans to extend the country’s first tram line, the first section of which will open on December 10.

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  • Polish service approved as LEO Express aims to develop a central European network


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:41:25 +0000

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator LEO Express expects to announce the launch date for its planned...read more



  • Kaliningrad – Lithuania border station commissioned


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000

    RUSSIA: Border facilities for passengers and freight crossing between Kaliningrad oblast and...read more



  • Production begins on new Berlin S-Bahn trains


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:12 +0000

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    THE first painted bodyshell for the Berlin S-Bahn’s next-generation fleet of class 483/484 trains has arrived at Stadler’s plant in Pankow, where final assembly will take place.

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  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Canadian Pacific has reached an exclusive agreement to use Bluegrass Farms' intermodal terminal in...read more



  • Fatigue crack detection system developed


    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: A prototype system for identifying fatigue cracks at switches and crossings has been developed...read more



  • Timber wagons grow capacity and chop costs


    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash is supplying forest products company...read more



  • Feature articles in the October 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business...read more



  • Focus on renewals in £47·9bn Network Rail funding plan for 2019-24


    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:24:51 +0000

    UK: The Statement of Funds Available for Network Rail’s infrastructure operations, maintenance and...read more



  • Sudhir Rao


    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:38:09 +0000

    INDIA: Sudhir Rao has been appointed Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation in India. A...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    GE Transportation announced on October 7 that Chief Executive Officer Jamie Miller is to become...read more



  • Norwegian passenger service tendering underway


    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:32:20 +0000

    NORWAY: Invitations to tender for the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract were issued to...read more



  • Rail Baltica agreement ratified by all three parliaments


    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:30:06 +0000

    EUROPE: The intergovernmental agreement for the development of the Rail Baltica 1 435 mm...read more



  • Voters back second line to Slovenian port


    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:30:00 +0000

    SLOVENIA: A government proposal to build a second track on a new alignment to increase speeds and...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    The Department for Transport has published guidance to local authorities on mitigating security...read more



  • Production of next-generation Acela Express fleet underway


    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:18:54 +0000

    USA: Production of the bodyshells and principal components for the Avelia Liberty high speed...read more



  • Production starts at Indian electric locomotive factory


    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:21:21 +0000

    INDIA: Alstom officially commenced production at its newly-built electric locomotive factory at...read more