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  • Lithuanian Railways restructuring approved


    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    LITHUANIA: National railway LG is to be restructured with effect from September 1, following...read more



  • Digitisation drives Perpetuum’s biggest ever InnoTrans presence


    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    PERPETUUM: Remote Conditioning Monitoring specialty Perpetuum says its third appearance at...read more



  • High turnover helps Stadler recover from Swiss franc shock


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:56:13 +0000

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    STADLER says it has recovered from the negative effects of the Swiss franc shock, with turnover at Stadler Rail returning to approximately the same level as before the Swiss National Bank’s unexpected decision to scrap its currency cap of SFr 1.20 per euro in January 2015.

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  • Thalys to launch Brussels - Bordeaux services


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:38:34 +0000

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    THALYS announced on June 19 that it will launch direct services between Brussels and Bordeaux next summer, connecting the Belgian capital with the Atlantic coast in little over four hours.

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  • Alstom signs €100m contract to supply Frankfurt trams


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:45:17 +0000

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    FRANKFURT Transport (VGF) has signed a contract worth around €100m with Alstom for the supply of 38 Citadis trams with special adaptations for the German market, including an option for 15 additional vehicles.

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  • First Inspiro for Bangkok unveiled


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:33:27 +0000

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    SIEMENS unveiled the first Inspiro metro train for Bangkok at its consortium partner Bozankaya’s factory in Ankara on June 19, the first of 22 new four-car sets for the Thai capital’s Green Line extension.

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  • PSO funding increase drives Irish rail growth


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:01:14 +0000

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    IRELAND’S Public Service Obligation (PSO) services saw an increase in both funding and passenger numbers last year, the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) statistical bulletin shows, with rail accounting for a third of passenger journeys.

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  • Stadler rolling stock on show at InnoTrans 2018


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:06:15 +0000

    STADLER: Seven recently-developed Stadler locomotives and multiple-units will be displayed at...read more



  • Connecticut regional passenger service launched


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:17:50 +0000

    USA: Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy joined federal, state, and local officials on June 16 to...read more



  • Trenitalia signs Puglia operating contract


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0000

    ITALY: Trenitalia signed a 15-year passenger operating contract with the region of Puglia on June...read more



  • Bearing and wheelset monitoring partnership


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    SKF: The Insight Rail wireless condition based-maintenance technology from bearing and seal...read more



  • Transport for London extends British Steel rail contract


    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000

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    TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has activated a two-year contract extension with British Steel for the supply of rails to London Underground, which will include the supply of two new rail types.

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  • Internet of Things improves train door safety in France


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:21:28 +0000

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    FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has begun the fleet rollout of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution for monitoring the status of passenger train doors.

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  • Nizhniy Novgorod opens metro extension in time for World Cup


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:17:32 +0000

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    THE latest section of Nizhniy Novgorod’s metro connecting the city centre to the newly-built Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium opened on June 13, less than a week before the Russian city hosted its first match of the 2018 World Cup between Sweden and South Korea on June 18.

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  • Germany’s unelectrified border crossings holding back rail freight, says APS


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:34:45 +0000

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    A lack of electrification on German cross-border rail routes is making it difficult for rail to compete with heavy goods vehicles (HGV) for a bigger market share of international freight movements through the country, the Berlin-based Pro-Rail Alliance (APS) says.

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  • Connecticut launches new Hartford Line commuter rail service


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:08:32 +0000

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    THE new CTrail Hartford Line commuter rail service, which connects New Haven, Hartford and Springfield in Connecticut, opened on June 16.

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  • Orbital line opens in Seoul


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:26:00 +0000

    SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16....read more



  • Helsinki orders more Transtech Artic LRVs


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:23:25 +0000

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    HELSINKI City Transport (HKL) has exercised an option to order another 10 ForCity Smart Artic trams from Transtech Oy, a subsidiary of Škoda Transportation, in addition to the 60 it had previously ordered.

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  • Cross-border upgrade plan


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:59:21 +0000

    EUROPE: North-south rail services between Belfast and Dublin could be upgraded over the...read more



  • Bombardier opens new final assembly hall at Bautzen


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:11:10 +0000

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    BOMBARDIER Transportation opened its new final-assembly hall in Bautzen, Germany, on June 15 after investing €30m in the site.

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  • NS and ÖBB plan revival of overnight trains to Amsterdam


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:29:30 +0000

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    AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Netherlands Railways (NS) are developing plans to reintroduce sleeper trains to Amsterdam, which was severed from the European night train network by the contraction and eventual abandonment of German Rail's (DB) City Night Line services.

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  • DB shelves plans for London - Frankfurt ICE services


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:13:34 +0000

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    GERMAN Rail (DB) has reportedly shelved its planned high-speed service between London, Cologne and Frankfurt, citing changes in the economic environment for its cancellation of the proposed service.

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  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    The national railways of Russia and China signed a memorandum on June 8 agreeing to jointly develop...read more



  • Discuss the latest trends at InnoTrans 2018 supporting events


    Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000

    INNOTRANS: The programme of supporting event alongside the InnoTrans 2018 exhibition will provide a...read more



  • Grain wagons enter service


    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Captrain Deutschland company ITL has put into service the first 37 of 74 grain hopper...read more



  • Smart gate to identify wagons


    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    SPAIN: Indra is developing a ‘smart gate’‚ which it envisages would be able to digitally identify...read more



  • 200km/h Régio 2N authorised for operation in France


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:48:17 +0000

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    THE French Railway Safety Board (ESPF) has granted an authorisation for the operation of the 200km/h variant of Bombardier’s Régio 2N double-deck EMU for operation on the French main line network.

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  • Berlin - Munich HS services carry 2 million passengers in first six months


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:43:20 +0000

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    TWO million passengers have used German Rail’s (DB) Berlin - Munich high-speed line within six months of the opening of the final section of the line, more than double the amount traveling on the old line during the same period last year.

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  • Puglia awards 15-year regional rail concession to Trenitalia


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:07:16 +0000

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    ITALY’s Puglia region signed a concession agreement with Trenitalia in Bari on June 13 to operate regional rail services. This is Italy’s first 15-year regional rail concession.

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  • Tunnelling milestone for Mexico City - Toluca line


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:32:19 +0000

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    THE interurban passenger line under construction between Mexico City and Toluca has reached a milestone with the first of two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) breaking through the 4.7km long twin-bore Vía Derecha tunnel on June 14.

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  • Bombardier inaugurates Bautzen production hall


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:12:51 +0000

    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new final assembly hall at its Bautzen plant...read more



  • Danish parliament approves DKr 11bn rolling stock purchase


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:39:23 +0000

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    A MAJORITY in the Danish parliament has approved an earlier agreement allowing Danish State Railways (DSB) to proceed with its DKr 11bn ($US 1.7bn) new rolling stock procurement plan.

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  • Network Rail technology supplier qualification system launched


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:28:56 +0000

    UK: Network Rail has launched a technology supplier qualification system as its primary sourcing...read more



  • Transport for London awards Deep Tube contract to Siemens


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:14:38 +0000

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    TRANSPORT for London (TfL) confirmed on June 15 that is has selected Siemens Mobility for a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94 new-generation Deep Tube trains to replace the entire Piccadilly Line fleet.

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  • Coupler condition monitoring agreement


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0000

    VOITH: Voith Turbo and Siemens have agreed to develop condition monitoring technology for Voith’s...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    South African company DCD Rolling Stock has been acquired by the TMH Africa joint venture of...read more



  • Danish fleet renewal goes ahead


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:13:53 +0000

    DENMARK: State passenger operator DSB has been authorised to start the procurement of a new...read more



  • SNCF reform legislation adopted


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:06:39 +0000

    FRANCE: The consolidated version of the government’s railway reform legislation was formally...read more



  • Strukton to show track defect recognition technology at InnoTrans 2018


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:19:50 +0000

    STRUKTON: Strukton Rail is to use InnoTrans 2018 to unveil automatic video recognition technology...read more



  • African supply chain partnership


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:05:35 +0000

    AFRICA: Unipart Rail and Gear Rail signed a partnership agreement at the Africa Rail event in...read more



  • North Korean railway line opens


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0000

    NORTH KOREA: The Koam – Tapchon railway viaduct has opened, crossing Sokjon Bay on the east coast...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    The first Hitachi Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express arrived at the Port of Southampton from...read more



  • Inquiry into May timetable disruption launched


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:23:44 +0000

    UK: On June 13 the Office of Rail & Road formally launched its independent inquiry into the...read more



  • Siemens reveals Velaro Novo 360 km/h train concept


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:07:02 +0000

    GERMANY: Siemens unveiled its Velaro Novo concept for the next generation of high speed train on...read more



  • FlixTrain brings forward extra services after ‘overwhelming response’


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:25:34 +0000

    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain has brought forward the introduction of additional services...read more



  • Swiss long-distance concession split confirmed


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:12:21 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport announced on June 12 its final decision to split the...read more



  • Tenders called for Bari – Barletta realignment


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0000

    ITALY: Bari suburban rail operator Ferrotramviaria has called tenders to build a new underground...read more



  • CAF to supply Wales & Borders regional train fleet


    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Incoming Wales & Borders franchisee KeolisAmey has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a...read more



  • Draft determination calls for more Network Rail spending on reliability and safety


    Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:27:51 +0000

    UK: On June 12 the Office of Rail & Road issued its draft determination setting out its initial...read more



  • GE Transportation holds Ukrainian supplier day


    Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:30:00 +0000

    UKRAINE: GE Transportation held an industry day in Odesa on June 5 to highlight the opportunities...read more