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DB to spend €10·7bn on infrastructure this year

Railway Gazette International - 8 hours 23 min ago
GERMANY: Plans to spend €10·7bn on infrastructure and station works during 2019 were announced by Deutsche Bahn on February 20. This includes 50 separate projects covering the modernisation of...
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FRA pulls funds from California high speed project

Railway Gazette International - 11 hours 20 min ago
USA: The Federal Railroad Administration announced on February 19 that it intended to cancel $929m of federal grant destined for the high speed rail project in California. In addition, FRA ‘is...
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KiwiRail shakes off earthquake impact

Railway Gazette International - 13 hours 54 min ago
NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has announced a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to NZ$328·8m for the six months to December 2018. This generated an operating surplus of NZ$16·3m, up 7% up on the previous...
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InterCity New Generation EMU prepared for testing

Railway Gazette International - 17 hours 19 min ago
NETHERLANDS: The first of the Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which national passenger operator NS has ordered from Alstom under the Intercity New Generation programme has been moved from the...
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Arctic Ocean railway plan put on ice

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/02/19 - 22:00
EUROPE: The construction of a railway between Finnish Lapland and the Arctic Ocean is not currently commercially viable, a joint Finnish-Norwegian working group has concluded. Last year  ...
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Spain – Luxembourg rail motorway service launched

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/02/19 - 08:43
EUROPE: A ‘rail motorway’ service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers 1 219 km between Barcelona and Luxembourg was launched on February 19.  Augmenting the existing Le Boulou –...
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BNSF announces $3·57bn capital investment plan

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/02/19 - 07:19
USA: BNSF is planning to spend $3·57bn under its 2019 capital investment plan, up from $3·4bn in 2018 and 2017. It said the emphasis would continue to be on maintaining and expanding its 52 000...
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UK rail ticketing reform proposals published

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/02/19 - 01:44
UK: Outline proposals for a ‘radical’ reform of the rail ticketing system in Great Britain were published by the Rail Delivery Group on February 18. Branded ‘Easier Fares for All’, the proposals are...
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Operail to lease rebuilt GE locos to Ukrainian operator

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/02/18 - 22:00
EUROPE: Estonian freight operator Operail has awarded CZ Loko a contract to supply kits for the rebuilding of a further four of its C30-7Ai diesel-electric locomotives to the C30-M design, taking the...
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Chelyabinsk – Yekaterinburg high speed rail plan

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/02/18 - 06:48
RUSSIA: A non-binding memorandum of understanding to plan a high speed railway between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg was signed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund, Siemens...
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Škoda replaces Talgo after Latvian EMU appeal

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/02/18 - 06:41
LATVIA: Škoda Vagonka has replaced Talgo as the preferred bidder for a contract to supply 32 electric multiple-units, Rodžers Jānis Grigulis, CEO of national passenger operator Pasažieru...
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Commission adopts 'no-deal' Brexit contingency measures for rail

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/02/18 - 00:00
EUROPE: The European Commission has adopted proposals designed to help avoid major disruption to cross-border rail services between the UK and the European Union in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit....
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/02/17 - 22:00
TikhvinChemMash is to supply 66 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons and 35 Type 15-6926 ammonia wagons to Shchekinoazot by the end of Q1 2019, taking the chemical producer’s fleet of UWC vehicles to...
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IBASE launches railway computer

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2019/02/16 - 22:00
COMPUTER: Industrial embedded computer manufacturer IBASE Technology has released the MPT-3000RP fanless embedded PC developed for railway applications. This EN50155-TX-certified and IP67-rated unit...
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Fire-resistant ethernet cables launched

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 22:00
CABLES: Nexans has launched its Flamex Ethernet FR range of fire-resistant communication cables, which are designed to maintain their integrity during a fire so that train crew can continue using key...
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Russian Railways awards long-term coach contract

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 07:38
RUSSIA: An agreement for the supply of up to 3 730 coaches worth 237bn roubles by 2025 was signed by Russian Railways’ long-distance subsidiary Federal Passenger Co and Transmashholding on...
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More trains ordered for Poznań regional network

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 06:43
POLAND: Wielkopolskie voivodship signed a contract with Pesa for the supply of five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units on February 14. Pesa beat bids from Newag and Stadler, and will work with...
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