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  • Revolution VLR railcar to be demonstrated in 2020


    Fri, 11 May 2018 13:59:00 +0000

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has joined the Revolution VLR consortium of Transport Design...read more



  • Siemens awarded ETCS contract


    Fri, 11 May 2018 13:14:27 +0000

    HUNGARY: National Infrastructure Development Co has appointed Siemens to install ETCS Level 2...read more



  • Eversholt joins Revolution Very Light Rail consortium


    Fri, 11 May 2018 11:57:34 +0000

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    BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail announced on May 11 that it has joined the consortium that will develop, manufacture and market the Revolution Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle.

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  • Polish-Lithuanian rail freight agreement signed


    Fri, 11 May 2018 11:38:48 +0000

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    POLAND’s largest rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, and Lithuanian Railways (LG) signed an agreement on May 10 pledging to cooperate on measures to streamline the handling of freight at border crossings between the two countries.

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  • South Xinjiang loop line approved


    Fri, 11 May 2018 09:49:53 +0000

    CHINA: On May 8 the National Development & Reform Commission approved the construction of an...read more



  • Iranian president opens Mashhad metro extension


    Fri, 11 May 2018 09:26:43 +0000

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    IRANIAN president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a 2km extension of Mashhad metro Line 2 from Shohada to Shariati on May 7, connecting the city’s two metro lines for the first time.

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  • Preferred bidder chosen for Seoul GTX line


    Fri, 11 May 2018 08:56:19 +0000

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    KOREA’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (Molit) announced on April 26 that it has selected a consortium led by Shinhan Bank to build a 43.6km line from Paju to Samsung station in Seoul, a key component of Seoul’s next generation city-wide urban rail network, the Great Train eXpress (GTX).

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  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 11 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    With support from inQdo, European railway data exchange company Hit Rail is to migrate its Hermes...read more



  • TCDD high-speed services to reach central Istanbul this year


    Thu, 10 May 2018 13:03:26 +0000

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    IRJ at UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail: Turkey’s transport minister Mr Ahmet Arslan told delegates at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Ankara this week that Turkish State Railways (TCDD) YHT high-speed services will be extended from their current terminus in the eastern suburb of Pendik to the centre of the city by the end of 2018.

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  • Mumbai - Nagpur high-speed study nears completion


    Thu, 10 May 2018 12:59:06 +0000

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    IRJ at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail, Ankara: Spanish infrastructure manager Adif and Ineco, Spain, will present a feasibility study to the Indian government shortly looking into the construction of a section of the planned high-speed line linking Mumbai with Nagpur.

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  • Andrex Logistics opens transhipment facility


    Thu, 10 May 2018 11:40:17 +0000

    POLAND: Andrex Logistics has opened its Chryzanów transhipment facility in Poland, close to the...read more



  • Hull Trains reveals ‘luxurious and aesthetically appealing’ AT300 design


    Thu, 10 May 2018 10:24:39 +0000

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has revealed the appearance of its future fleet of five...read more



  • Herzog to provide short line PTC


    Thu, 10 May 2018 10:18:48 +0000

    USA: Herzog Technologies is to make its Positive Train Control support and hosting services...read more



  • Singapore LTA reveals route for Jurong Region Line


    Thu, 10 May 2018 09:59:04 +0000

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    SINGAPORE Land Transport Agency (LTA) revealed the alignment and locations for the island’s seventh metro line on May 9.

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  • China approves new line in Xinjiang


    Thu, 10 May 2018 09:21:11 +0000

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    CHINA’s top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission has approved construction of an 825km railway linking Hotan and Ruoqiang in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

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  • Tiranë airport rail link tendering


    Thu, 10 May 2018 09:19:00 +0000

    ALBANIA: Companies have been invited to prequalify for a contract to rehabilitate the Durrës –...read more



  • CRRC rolls out ‘high altitude’ tram for Tibetan plateau


    Thu, 10 May 2018 08:39:58 +0000

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    CRRC Qingdao Sifang unveiled a ‘high altitude’ catenary-free tram for the first light rail line on the Tibetan plateau on May 9.

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  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 10 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    Prince William attended a ceremony on May 9 to officially mark the completion of the five-year...read more



  • Investors eye Auckland light rail project


    Wed, 09 May 2018 16:06:02 +0000

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    NEW Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced on May 9 that the cabinet has agreed to launch a procurement process for a two-line light rail network in Auckland after a sovereign wealth fund offered to evaluate the potential for private sector investment in the project.

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  • Bologna – Firenze route modernisation to start this year


    Wed, 09 May 2018 15:24:43 +0000

    ITALY: Work will begin in October to modernise the 80 km direttissima between Bologna and...read more



  • First Stadler Flirt for Greater Anglia on test


    Wed, 09 May 2018 14:17:49 +0000

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    TESTING of the first class 755/4 Flirt UK electro-diesel multiple unit for Abellio subsidiary Greater Anglia has begun at Stadler’s Erlen Commissioning Centre in northeast Switzerland.

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  • NS boosts HSL South capacity as demand surges


    Wed, 09 May 2018 14:12:37 +0000

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    NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has confirmed it is planning to boost seating capacity on domestic services on HSL South in addition to the previously-announced increase in frequencies to cope with a surge in passenger numbers.

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  • Contract awarded for Prague - Breclav high-speed study


    Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:26 +0000

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    CZECH infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded engineering consultancy Sudop Praha a Koruna 6.9m ($US 320,000) contract to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Prague with Brno and Breclav on the Austrian border.

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  • Virtual Bodensee line testing for MTU Hybrid PowerPack


    Wed, 09 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000

    GERMANY: Rolls-Royce has used a computer-controlled simulation of operating conditions on the...read more



  • Strategic partnership targets Belt & Road projects


    Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00:00 +0000

    ASIA: A strategic partnership which aims to ‘identify and pursue cross-border corporate finance and...read more



  • Sétif opens first light rail line


    Wed, 09 May 2018 06:52:44 +0000

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    SÉTIF became the sixth Algerian city to open a modern light rail line on May 8, when minister of the interior, local authorities and national planning, Mr Noureddine Bedoui, inaugurated the 15.2km first phase from El Bez University to Eastern Maintenance Centre.

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  • DAXI under new ownership


    Wed, 09 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    BELGIUM: Bruno Hubert and Jerome Leclef have acquired majority ownership of reconditioned rolling...read more



  • Infrabel calls for supplier action after axle-counter problems


    Tue, 08 May 2018 15:43:11 +0000

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    INFRABEL issued a statement on May 8 urging Siemens to act swiftly to resolve a spate of axle-counter malfunctions, which according to the Belgian infrastructure manager caused 9000 minutes of delays in the first quarter of 2018.

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  • Infrabel speaks out after axle-counter trouble


    Tue, 08 May 2018 15:30:08 +0000

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel expressed concern about the reliability of AC100...read more



  • REMSA to sponsor two students to attend InnoTrans 2018


    Tue, 08 May 2018 14:47:23 +0000

    INNOTRANS: The US Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association is to offer two students...read more



  • MRCE orders 25 more Vectrons


    Tue, 08 May 2018 12:17:28 +0000

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    LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 25 additional Vectron locomotives, taking its Vectron fleet to 136 units.

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  • ‘Root and branch’ reform of UK rail fares proposed


    Tue, 08 May 2018 11:50:00 +0000

    UK: The Rail Delivery Group is to undertake public consultation ahead of producing proposals for...read more



  • MRCE orders 25 more Vectrons


    Tue, 08 May 2018 11:00:35 +0000

    EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe announced an order for further 25 Siemens...read more



  • GE consortium signs Nigerian narrow-gauge concession agreement


    Tue, 08 May 2018 10:14:39 +0000

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    A GE-led consortium signed an agreement with the Nigerian federal government in Washington D.C. on April 27 to proceed with the interim phase of the country’s narrow-gauge railway concession.

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  • First CAF Civity EMU for Northern on test at Velim


    Tue, 08 May 2018 08:35:27 +0000

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    THE first CAF Civity EMU for British operator Arriva Rail North (Northern) began dynamic testing at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic last week.

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  • Arriva to launch Spain - Portugal open-access services


    Tue, 08 May 2018 08:10:01 +0000

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    GERMAN Rail (DB) subsidiary Arriva Spain confirmed on May 7 that it has filed a request before the Spanish rail regulator to establish international passenger services connecting A Coruña with Porto.

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  • Fenix Signalling targets Southeast Asia market


    Tue, 08 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    THAILAND: UK company Fenix Signalling has acquired a majority shareholding in Bangkok-based...read more



  • Virgin Trains sells tickets through Amazon Alexa


    Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000

    UK: Amazon Echo voice-activated devices with the Alexa virtual assistant and Amazon Pay can now be...read more



  • Feature articles in the May 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Mon, 07 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000

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



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    Genesee & Wyoming company Freightliner unveiled its new brand identity on May 1. It will now...read more



  • Kansas City Southern to deploy CloudMoyo software


    Sun, 06 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    USA: CloudMoyo is to deploy its Microsoft Azure cloud-based CloudMoyo Rail Transportation...read more



  • London Liverpool street lighting upgrade


    Sat, 05 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Network Rail has installed Goodlight LED lighting supplied by LED Eco Lights on the 18...read more



  • Brazil seeks to trim Ferrogrão costs


    Fri, 04 May 2018 11:41:53 +0000

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    THE Brazilian government has revised the technical terms for the 1142km Ferrogrão project in an attempt to reduce costs and make the concession more attractive for private sector bidders.

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  • Second airport rail link opens in Kuala Lumpur


    Fri, 04 May 2018 11:07:03 +0000

    MALAYSIA: A rail link to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on May 1....read more



  • EU budgets €30·6bn for transport in 2021-27


    Fri, 04 May 2018 09:23:06 +0000

    EUROPE: A total spending envelope of €30·6bn has been allocated for transport investment as part of...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 04 May 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    On April 13 Channel Tunnel operator Getlink completed an internal reorganisation of its corporate...read more



  • Alpha Trains forms French subsidiary


    Thu, 03 May 2018 15:39:36 +0000

    FRANCE: Leasing company Alpha Trains Group is targeting the emerging French passenger rolling stock...read more



  • Union Pacific orders low-emission shunters


    Thu, 03 May 2018 13:38:00 +0000

    USA: Union Pacific has ordered 10 EMD24B low-emission locomotives from Progress Rail for yard...read more



  • Great Northern Class 717 EMUs unveiled


    Thu, 03 May 2018 11:10:29 +0000

    UK: Siemens has unveiled the Class 717 Desiro City electric multiple-units which it is building for...read more



  • PKP PLK reinstates line for freight services


    Thu, 03 May 2018 08:04:00 +0000

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has rehabilitated the 11 km Jełowa – Murów section of the...read more



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