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  • Export EffiShunter 1000M handed over

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:04:00 +0000

    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M four-axle diesel-electric locomotives ordered by Hungarian operator CER Cargo Holding at its Jihlava plant on July more

  • Kildare Line expansion project contract awarded

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:24:00 +0000

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has appointed a joint venture of Atkins, TYPSA and TUC Rail, supported by RPS, to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the project to increase capacity on the Kildare Line into Dublin Heuston more

  • Spanish partners to research better ERTMS location data

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:01:00 +0000

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF and domestic partners Ineco and Cedex will start work in the second half of the year on the pan-European Railgap research project to support the roll-out of more

  • Lighting improved at high speed train depot

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    UK: Two maintenance tracks at Eurostar’s high speed train depot in east London have been equipped with LED lighting supplied by J Brand more

  • ILSA-Trenitalia aims to launch Spanish high speed service from March 2022

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:21:00 +0000

    SPAIN: The ILSA-Trenitalia joint venture has pinpointed March 1 2022 as the start date for its Spanish open access services using a fleet of 23 Frecciarossa 1000 high speed more

  • Pantograph & Catenary dynamic simulation package launched

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:15:00 +0000

    ELECTRIFICATION: Ricardo Rail has launched the Ricardo Pantograph & Catenary modelling and simulation package, which is intended to help to optimise the design of electrification systems and reduce development costs by allowing engineers to simulate the full motion behaviour of designs at an early stage in the development more

  • Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:06:00 +0000

    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August more

  • 28·8 MW freight locomotive unveiled

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:16:00 +0000

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled first of eight 28·8 MW six-section electric locomotives which mining company China Shenhua Energy Co has ordered for hauling 10 000 tonne coal trains on 1·2% gradients on the 266 km Shenmu – Shuozhou more

  • Erdinger Ring financing agreement signed

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: A financing agreement for construction of the München airport – Schwaigerloh line was signed by the Land of Bayern and Deutsche Bahn on July 29. This will enable the national railway to call tenders for construction of the 4·5 km more

  • Class 90s support Freightliner decarbonisation objectives

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    UK: As part of its strategy to decarbonise rail freight and operate longer trains, Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to more

  • Grand Est seeks Alsace branch concessionaire

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:39:00 +0000

    FRANCE: Passenger trains on the Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Épinal line are expected to resume running in 2025 under plans unveiled by the Grand Est regional authority on July more

  • MÁV-Start coach modernisation contract awarded

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:18:00 +0000

    HUNGARY: Passenger operator MÁV-Start has awarded TMH Hungary’s Dunakeszi plant a €90m contract to undertake heavy maintenance and modernisation of 403 coaches over four more

  • World rail freight news round-up

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    Rail Cargo Logistics Germany has leased Faccns wagons from GATX Rail Europe for transporting more

  • Landmark river bridge to cross German-Polish border

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    EUROPE: DB Netz is to call tenders in August for the construction of a ‘landmark’ bridge across the River Oder near Kostrzyn, which forms the border between Germany and more

  • Locomotive stop-start system developed

    Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Voith has introduced OnEfficiency.StopStart, a tool which enables the automatic shutdown and restart of idling freight locomotive more

  • Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation cleared by European Commission

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:41:00 +0000

    INDUSTRY: Alstom’s proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation was approved by the European Commission on July 31, subject to full compliance with a number of commitments offered by more

  • ONS reclassifies Train Operating Companies as public non-financial corporations

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:58:00 +0000

    UK: Train Operating Companies which are operating under Emergency Measures Agreements with the UK and Scottish governments have been reclassified as public non-financial corporations, the Office for National Statistics announced on July more

  • Vossloh wins Guiyang – Nanning high speed line rail fastening contract

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:37:00 +0000

    CHINA: Vossloh’s Kunshan-based Vossloh Fastening Systems China business has been awarded a €30m contract to supply rail fastenings for the Guiyang - Nanning high speed more

  • Railway supply industry news round-up

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    Luxembourg-based Beacon Rail Leasing has rebranded as Beacon, adopting a new brand identity developed with UK design and marketing agency more

  • Advanced Automatic Sander distributor appointed

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    SANDER: Unipart Rail has been appointed exclusive worldwide distributor of AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd’s Advanced Automatic Sander, a variable-rate sanding system which won the Technical Innovation Excellence category at Railway Gazette Group’s 21st Rail Business more

  • French freight access charges waived

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:53:00 +0000

    FRANCE: Track access charges for freight trains will be waived until the end of this year and halved in 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on July 27read more

  • Bangladesh Railway orders 150 coaches

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:28:00 +0000

    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of South Korean firms Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology Ltd and POSCO International signed a contract to supply 150 coaches to Bangadesh Railway on July more

  • Indian Railways unveils ‘post-Covid coach’

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    INDIA: The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has rolled out its first ‘post-Covid coach’, incorporating what Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said were ‘significant design improvements for post-Covid travel’read more

  • American Industrial Transport brand launched

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    USA: American Railcar Industries has been renamed American Industrial Transport, as part of its strategy of focusing on leasing and repair activities following the sale of its wagon and components manufacturing business to The Greenbrier Companies last more

  • Alpha Trains acquires DMUs in sale and leaseback deal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:07:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has acquired 22 Alstom Coradia Lint 54 two-car diesel multiple-units from Transdev in a sale and lease-back transaction, and is to acquire a further nine identical units directly from the more

  • Plan to decarbonise Scottish passenger trains by 2035

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:56:00 +0000

    UK: Full decarbonisation of passenger rail services in Scotland by 2035 including the electrification of an average of 130 track-km/year is envisaged in an action plan published by Transport Scotland on July more

  • Level crossing inspection trial

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000

    USA: Railway Internet-of-Things developer Wi-Tronix has been awarded a grant to test the use of AI-aided machine vision for the automated inspection of level crossing more

  • EMD Joule battery shunting locomotive under development

    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:21:00 +0000

    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive which it hopes to make available to the global market in early more

  • Stansted Express Class 745/1 trainsets enter passenger service

    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:55:00 +0000

    UK: The first two of the 10 Stadler Flirt Class 745/1 electric multiple-units ordered for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service entered passenger service on the route between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport on July more

  • Bangladesh locomotive handover

    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000

    BANGLADESH: India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railway with a virtual ceremony on July more