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  • Hyundai Rotem awarded Seoul light metro contract

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:01:40 +0000


    HYUNDAI Rotem has been awarded a Won 361.5bn ($US 323.2m) contract by the Northeast Busan City Railway project to equip an automated light-rail line in Seoul, including 50 trains, signalling, communication equipment, track, power equipment, vehicle inspection equipment and platform screen doors.

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  • Battery electric multiple-unit study

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:48:48 +0000

    GERMANY: Oberlebe transport authority VVO, Bombardier Transportation and Technischen Universitä more

  • GBW Railcar Services joint venture ends

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:38:11 +0000

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies and Watco have agreed to end their GBW Railcar Services more

  • Prorail warns of capacity crunch on Dutch network

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:36:47 +0000


    THE Dutch rail network is set for a new train kilometre record, with the 2019 timetable showing an expansion of train services. However, infrastructure manager Prorail warns the increase is making it increasingly difficult to allocate track capacity among train operators on the Dutch network.

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  • MTR Express accelerates Stockholm - Gothenburg services

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:34:57 +0000


    NEW track and work to increase the maximum speed of MTR Express trains has allowed the open-access operator to cut journey times between Stockholm and Gothenburg by up to 10 minutes from August 20.

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  • Dutch network ‘almost full’, ProRail warns

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:31:25 +0000

    NETHERLANDS: The Dutch main line network is ‘almost full’, ProRail warned on August 20. more

  • Hyundai Rotem to close Philadelphia plant

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:05:08 +0000


    HYUNDAI Rotem has confirmed it will close its rolling stock assembly plant in Philadelphia later this month.

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  • Saxony’s VVO commissions battery train study

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:41:51 +0000


    SAXONY’s Oberelbe Transport Authority (VVO) has invited Bombardier and the Technical University of Berlin to prepare a feasibility study into the potential operation of Battery Electric Multiple Units (BEMUs) on non-electrified routes in the south of the German state.

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  • Mernda extension completed

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:31:56 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: A public open day on August 19 marked the official completion of an 8 km more

  • Electrification programme gets underway

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:43:20 +0000

    LATVIA: National railway LDz has invited expressions of interest in a contract to undertake more

  • Camrail and Sitarail sign freight deals

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    AFRICA: Freight transport agreements have been signed by Bolloré Transport & Logistics more

  • Fly through the product range with the greatest of ease

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    TRAPEZE: The latest developments in real-time passenger information, smartphone ticketing, more

  • Crude by rail: Using IoT to fast-track safety and compliance

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000

    Santanu Sur, consulting partner - energy and resources at Tata Consultancy Services’ energy unit, outlines plans for a series of IoT-based apps to improve the safety of the increasing volumes of crude oil being transported by rail in North America.

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  • Norway reveals NKr 3bn plan to boost mobile coverage on trains

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:40:10 +0000


    NORWAY’s Railway Directorate has submitted a plan for improved mobile phone coverage to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which shows that the price of improving in-train network connection around and between the four largest cities in Norway is NKr 3bn ($US 354.1m).

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  • NYSW selects ARINC RailwayNet technology

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:04:30 +0000

    USA: New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Railway more

  • Russian PM signs Northern Latitudinal Railway decree

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:02:47 +0000


    RUSSIAN prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on August 15 to conclude a concession agreement to build the Northern Latitudinal Railway (NLR), with the contract awarded to SPC Concessionaire, a special project company that will be responsible for financing, constructing and operating the line under a concession agreement, that will be signed no later than September 8.

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  • Trenitalia Pendolino to be tested in Greece

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:43:13 +0000


    TRENITALIA has dispatched an ETR 485 Pendolino tiliting inter-city EMU to Greece, where it will undergo tests on the Athens - Thessaloniki line.

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  • Knorr-Bremse acquires braking technology from Federal-Mogul

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:33:43 +0000


    KNORR-Bremse announced on August 20 that it has signed an agreement with Federal-Mogul to acquire its ‘know-how and intellectual property rights’ for the development and production of friction materials for rail vehicle and industrial applications. In return, Federal-Mogul will receive a back license from Knorr-Bremse, allowing it to continue to supply its own customers with rail friction materials.

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  • Knorr-Bremse acquires rights to Federal-Mogul technology

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:56:13 +0000

    INDUSTRY: Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems announced on August 20 that it had more

  • NS first half 2018: passenger satisfaction increases

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:34:14 +0000


    NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) says it is satisfied with its results and performance in the first half of 2018, with more trains operating and passenger numbers continuing to increase. Financial results are also improving, but NS is closely following the developments of Brexit and the potential effects it could have on its business in Britain through its Abellio subsidiary.

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  • Santo Domingo metro extension inaugurated

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:13:04 +0000


    SANTO Domingo’s metro network was extended into the municipality of Santo Domingo Este on August 8, when the Dominican president Mr Danilo Medina inaugurated the 3.6km eastern section of Line 2 from Eduardo Brito to Concepción Bona.

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  • World rail freight news round-up

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    CSX Corp has announced a new eastern and western management structure intended to more

  • Rail approved cable glands at InnoTrans 2018

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    CMP: Cable gland, cleat and accessory specialist CMP will be showcasing its range of more

  • Real-time network information empowers train managers

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000

    British operator CrossCounty is deploying a new communications suite, which is set to provide onboard staff with a bespoke and easy-to-use source of live network and service information. Kevin Smith met with the developer Nexus Alpha and CrossCountry to find out how Arrakis works and how it is set to be used.

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  • New steel grade promises to improve track performance

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000

    Franck Barresi, technical director at Vossloh Cogifer, profiles the new 1400 MPa class steel for railway switches and crossings.

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  • Optic fibre cable troughing launched

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    TROUGHING: Groundworks and civil engineering product supplier Scott Parnell has expanded more

  • Accessibility advisers help improve Flirt UK trains

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Greater Anglia recently took a wheelchair-using passenger, a blind person and a more

  • GWR launches Hitachi class 802 trains

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:26:16 +0000


    BRITISH train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) launched its new fleet of Hitachi class 802 bi-mode trains on August 17 with a media run from Penzance to Exeter.

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  • Night Tube contributes £190m to London’s economy

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:11:48 +0000


    PASSENGER numbers on London’s Night Tube service grew to 8.7 million customers in its second year, up from 7.8 million in 2016-17. A report released by London First and EY on August 17 showed the increase in demand means Night Tube helped to generate an additional £190m for London’s economy last year, a contribution that has increased by almost £20m from its first year of operation.

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  • Double-deck EMU order approved

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:41:21 +0000

    HUNGARY: The government has given the go-ahead for MÁV-Start to exercise an option for Stadler more

  • ÖBB signs 700-coach framework agreement

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:31:54 +0000

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways and Siemens Mobility have signed a five-year framework more

  • ÖBB agrees €1.5bn deal with Siemens for long-distance trains

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:22:25 +0000


    AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has placed an initial €375m order for eight day trains and 13 night trains as part of a €1.5bn framework agreement it has signed with Siemens Mobility for a new fleet of long-distance trains, which includes the delivery of up to 700 passenger coaches over the next five years.

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  • Aurizon rides highs and lows in 2018

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:54:36 +0000


    AUSTRALIAN freight operator Aurizon has reported a 6% increase in underlying earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) to $A 941m ($US 658.2m) for the 2017-18 financial year, up from $A 884m the previous year, which the company says reflects increased coal volumes and business transformation outcomes achieved during the year.

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  • Railway supply industry news round-up

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    Central Japan Railway subsidiary Nippon Sharyo is to close its US rolling stock plant in Rochelle, more

  • Get connected with Era-Contact

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    ERA-CONTACT: The latest features of Era-Contact’s Ethernet coupler will be presented at more

  • Big data unlocks track maintenance machine potential

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000

    Active since January 2017, P&T Connected is providing fresh impetus in the development of new software and data science for Plasser & Theurer’s track maintenance machines. Kevin Smith spoke with Bernhard Maier, COO of P&T Connected, about how the company’s customers are set to benefit from the work now underway.

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  • First Stadler Tango LRV enters service on Appenzell Railways

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:31:27 +0000


    APPENZELL Railways (AB), Switzerland, began operating the first of 11 Tango LRVs in passenger service on the Teufen - Appenzell line on August 15, four months after the vehicle was for the start of testing.

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  • Italian local railways awarded funding

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:22:38 +0000

    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has announced the allocation of more

  • Expert team to review MTR Corp project management

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:59:10 +0000

    CHINA: Following the discovery of problems with construction methods and documentation on more

  • UK railway news round-up

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    On August 3 the Secretary of State for Transport approved a Transport & Works Act more

  • 3D printing demonstration at InnoTrans 2018

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    STRATASYS: A Fortus 450mc Production 3D printer will be running live on the Stratasys stand, more

  • DB deploys heat protection film in heatwave

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:22:05 +0000

    GERMANY: In response to the ongoing heatwave, DB Regio is applying heat protection film to more

  • Mobile passenger information display launched

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:08:53 +0000

    DISPLAY: In response to customer requests, Infotec has launched the MD42P mobile more

  • Wabtec highlights three core themes at InnoTrans 2018

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:15:00 +0000

    WABTEC: The multinational component specialist Wabtec has three core areas of focus at this year’ more

  • Eifel-Bördebahn contract awarded

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Local transport authority NVR has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Rurtalbahn GmbH more

  • International Rail Partners buys its first short line

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:57:45 +0000

    USA: International Rail Partners has made its first short line acquisition, buying Grenada more

  • East Japan Railway studies driverless operation

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:27:15 +0000

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway Co has set up a team to develop plans for driverless operation, more

  • Nacco asset divestment agreement clears way for VTG acquisition

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:17:44 +0000

    GERMANY: An agreement has been signed for a consortium of leasing company Wascosa and more

  • Sande bypass contract awarded

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded a consortium of Strabag, Ed Züblin and Strabag Rail a € more

  • Huber+Suhner communicates about connectivity

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    HUBER+SUHNER: The electrical and optical component manufacturer Huber+Suhner will be on hand more