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  • Penguin specialist supports rail infrastructure project


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:04:49 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: TasRail has appointed a penguin specialist from BirdLife Tasmania to provide advice on...read more



  • HIMA signs Indonesia signalling technology contract


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:59:54 +0000

    INDONESIA: HIMA has signed a €1·74m contract to provide signalling equipment supplier PT Len with...read more



  • Bombardier completes 200th VLocity DMU for Victoria


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:32:03 +0000

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    BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the Australian state of Victoria.

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  • AŽD Praha wins Montenegrin resignalling contract


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:20:15 +0000

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    MONTENEGRO’s rail infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded AŽD Praha a €6.1m contract to resignal the main station in the capital Podgorica.

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  • Italy funds Calabrian rail projects


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:32:43 +0000

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    ITALY’s minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio has approved funding of €214m for the purchase of 22 mainline trains, five regional trains and seven CAF Urbos LRVs for Calabria.

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  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Govia Thameslink Railway has offered jobs to 10 young people from Luton, Cambridge, Stevenage,...read more



  • LEO Express to relaunch Locomore service


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:22:57 +0000

    GERMANY: Czech operator LEO Express is to relaunch the Berlin – Stuttgart open access service which...read more



  • Atkins wins Anglia resignalling contract


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:05:06 +0000

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    BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £29m contract to Atkins to resignal 42km of lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft in eastern England.

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  • Electro-diesel units ordered for Benidorm – Dénia line


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:43:52 +0000

    SPAIN: Regional operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana has awarded Stadler Rail...read more



  • Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:28:00 +0000

    URUGUAY: President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on...read more



  • South American Bi-oceanic Railway talks falter


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:52:32 +0000

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    THE proposal to build a transcontinental railway linking Brazil and Peru - the Bi-oceanic Railway - has hit a stumbling block on the choice of the best route through Peru.

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  • Leo Express and FlixBus to revive Locomore


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:45:33 +0000

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    GERMAN open-access operator Locomore is set to resume services on the Stuttgart - Berlin route on August 24 after Czech open-access operator Leo Express agreed to take over the operations of the insolvent company.

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  • New calculation models aid rail fastening development


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:07:58 +0000

    Vossloh is optimising its rail fastening systems by developing new tension clamps and other fastening components. This is being achieved thanks to a new co-simulation of FEM and MBS models, as Dr-Ing Duo Liu and Dr-Ing Sven Kretzschmar, engineers with Vossloh Fastening Systems’ research and development department, explain.

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  • Elron rolls out Ridango ticket sales system


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

    ESTONIA: This month passenger operator Elron will begin its transition to a ticketing system...read more



  • Rastatt landslip closes Karlsruhe - Basle line


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:37:19 +0000

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    THE Karlsruhe - Basle main line in southwest Germany, one of Europe’s key rail freight arteries, has been closed since August 12 following a major earth movement caused by groundwater entering the construction site of the new 4.27km tunnel being built under Rastatt.

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  • Egypt and China sign Cairo interurban light rail contract


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:10:24 +0000

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    EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group for the construction of an interurban light rail line to the east of Cairo.

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  • Optical fibre networks facilitate shift to predictive maintenance


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:04:37 +0000

    Railways are using optical fibre sensing networks to switch from scheduled to condition-based and predictive maintenance, explains Shun-Yee Liu, Hwa-Yaw Tam, and Kang-Kuen Lee from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s electrical engineering department, and Kei-Chun Cheng from Volant Railway Technologies, Hong Kong.

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  • Colas Rail sets up French maintenance subsidiary


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:54:59 +0000

    Colas Rail has long had a desire to expand its rolling stock maintenance business, and took a major step forward in October 2016 by establishing a new French subsidiary, Ramfer. Dan Templeton visits the company’s hub in Grenay, France, to get a closer look at how it is managing its maintenance activities.

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  • Seoul set for urban rail expansion


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:49:26 +0000

    Despite pushing back the opening date of the Ui Line, the latest addition to its metro from July until September, Seoul is on course to expand its 327km network by 89km by 2025. Andy Tebay reflects on recent developments in the Korean capital, including a shift to light metro and light rail projects from traditional heavy metro lines.

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  • Bridging the Sichuan-Tibet gap


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:44:28 +0000

    China is embarking on a hugely ambitious project to build a new railway between Chengdu and Lhasa in Tibet. Xinhua’s Yu Fei outlines the project and the environmental challenges facing its contractors and engineers.

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  • Chinese high-speed rail expansion on the fast track


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:36:05 +0000

    China is continuing to expand its high-speed rail network as fast as it can to meet people’s growing transport needs and support the country’s industrial development and economic restructuring, as Han Qiao and Fan Xi with China Features explain.

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  • NSK receives first bearing order from SNCF


    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    FRANCE: NSK has received its first order for wheelset bearings as a qualified supplier to SNCF,...read more



  • Trenitalia agrees to acquire V250 trainsets


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:35:23 +0000

    ITALY: Trenitalia has agreed to acquire 17 of the former Fyra V250 trainsets to expand its high...read more



  • NSW regional train fleet to be replaced


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:15:02 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: The entire New South Wales regional train fleet is to be replaced and a new maintenance...read more



  • Lucknow metro approved for commercial operation


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:12:38 +0000

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    INDIA’s Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) Mr Satish Kumar Pandey gave the go-ahead for commercial operation of the first metro line in Lucknow on August 14 following a successful safety inspection on the initial 8.4km section of the north-south line between Transport Nagar and Charbagh.

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  • Bombardier wins Bangkok monorail contracts


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:20:46 +0000

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    BOMBARDIER has secured two contracts to supply a total of 72 Innovia Monorail 300 trains for two new monorail lines in Bangkok.

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  • Atkins awarded £29m Norwich – Lowestoft resignalling contract


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:56:02 +0000

    UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded Atkins a £29m contract to resignal the Norwich...read more



  • New South Wales seeks private finance for regional fleet replacement


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:06:39 +0000

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    THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has reaffirmed its intention to replace its entire regional rolling stock fleet and has also announced a new depot will be constructed in the regional centre of Dubbo to maintain the new trains.

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  • Sweco to plan Stockholm Central upgrade


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:27:24 +0000

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    SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has awarded Sweco a contract to provide planning and design services for the modernisation of the country’s busiest station Stockholm Central.

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  • Sweco to plan Stockholm Central station modernisation


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    SWEDEN: Trafikverket has appointed Sweco to provide planning, design and support services for the...read more



  • Doppelbauer takes the Fourth Railway Package on tour


    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000

    In a bid to win support in European Union (EU) member states for the technical pillar of the Fourth Railway Package, the European Agency for Railways conducted a road-show throughout the European Union culminating in a conference in Brussels in June. The agency’s executive director Josef Doppelbauer spoke to David Briginshaw about the rationale for the road-show.

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  • Trenitalia acquires AnsaldoBreda V250 trains


    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:59:43 +0000

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    TRENITALIA confirmed on August 11 that it has acquired 17 of the 19 AnsaldoBreda V250 trains ordered by Netherlands Railways (NS) and Belgian National Railways (SNCB), which were rendered surplus by the collapse of the Amsterdam - Brussels Fyra high-speed service in 2013.

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  • High speed rail promoter Texas Central selects planning and construction contractors


    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:49:02 +0000

    USA: Privately-financed high speed line project promoter Texas Central has appointed Fluor...read more



  • Aurizon to quit intermodal freight


    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:55:41 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon Holdings Ltd has announced its intention to withdraw from the intermodal market,...read more



  • Penn Station co-ordination review


    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:24:02 +0000

    USA: Amtrak announced on August 9 that it had commissioned an independent review of the way in...read more



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    The Russian government has allocated 5·1bn roubles to buy three new train ferries for the route...read more



  • Specialist doors supplied for Doncaster maintenance depot


    Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Jewers Doors has installed five of its latest Swift SEW automated sliding bifolding doors at...read more



  • Finland sets out plans for passenger rail tendering


    Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:17:18 +0000

    FINLAND: The government’s plans to open the domestic passenger market to competition and bring the...read more



  • Trenitalia drops South Eastern bid to focus on West Coast Partnership


    Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:21:33 +0000

    UK: The Trenitalia UK subsidiary of Italian’s national railway group has dropped its bid for the...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Rostec and Russian Railways have agreed to form a working group to implement a long-term strategy...read more



  • DSB to sell Uppland business to Transdev


    Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:09:46 +0000

    SWEDEN: Denmark’s state passenger operator announced on August 10 that its DSB Sverige...read more



  • Alameda Corridor East grade separation trench opens


    Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:23:00 +0000

    USA: A 2·3 km long, 9 m deep and 20 m wide cutting built at cost of $313m as part of a grade...read more



  • East Japan Railway enters UK market with West Midlands franchise win


    Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:34:43 +0000

    UK: The West Midlands Trains Ltd consortium led by the Abellio subsidiary of Dutch national...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Arriva Trains UK has invited expressions of interest in financing ‘self-propelled units’ and a...read more



  • Federal funding to revive border crossing


    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:06:31 +0000

    USA: Texas Department of Transportation has a received a US$7m grant from the US Department of...read more



  • LEO Express recruiting for German launch


    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:48:36 +0000

    GERMANY: Czech open access operator LEO Express has started recruiting train crew to operate a...read more



  • Thüringen to award 11-year Rennsteigshuttle contract


    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:05:13 +0000

    GERMANY: Thuringen’s Ministry of Infrastructure & Agriculture is to award local...read more



  • South Tirol direct award rail contract approved


    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    ITALY: The direct award of a contract for SAD Nahverkehr to continue to operate local passenger...read more



  • Hector Rail awarded LKAB haulage contract


    Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:14:26 +0000

    SWEDEN: Mining company LKAB has awarded Hector Rail a new haulage contract running for five years...read more



  • Termination of Rift Valley Railways concession agreed


    Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:23:09 +0000

    KENYA: The termination of Rift Valley Railways’ concession to operate the Kenyan section of the...read more