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Rail, metro and tram spending in New South Wales budget

Railway Gazette International - 7 hours 6 min ago
AUSTRALIA: Several rail projects have been allocated funding in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The state government is providing A$812m as part of a A$1·8bn...
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Molasses wagons delivered

Railway Gazette International - 7 hours 15 min ago
RUSSIA: GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co. UWC said the Type 15-6900-04 developed by its All-Union Research & Development...
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China Railway Corp becomes China State Railway Group Co

Railway Gazette International - 9 hours 19 min ago
CHINA: China Railway Corp was officially restructured as China State Railway Group Co on June 18, with China Railway and CR as its official English-language short name and abbreviation. China...
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Hybrid shunting locomotive agreement

Railway Gazette International - 12 hours 32 min ago
RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano. RZD has...
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Cardiff – London open access plan

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/06/18 - 22:00
UK: Grand Union Trains has applied to the Office of Rail & Road for a track access agreement which would enable it to launch a Cardiff Central – London Paddington open access passenger service...
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FlixTrain seeks to enter French passenger market

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/06/18 - 02:05
FRANCE: FlixMobility GmbH has lodged an application with rail regulator Arafer to launch five inter-city routes from January 1 2021. The FlixTrain-branded services would cover four domestic routes...
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Budapest – Beograd corridor upgrading contract signed

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/06/18 - 01:28
HUNGARY: A US$2·078bn contract to implement a major modernisation of the Hungarian section of the Budapest – Beograd route was signed on June 12.  The scope includes doubling-tracking the 150...
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DB tests CCTV analytics at Berlin station

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 22:00
GERMANY: Technology designed to automatically detect anomalous behaviour which could lead to train services being disrupted is to be tested at Berlin-Südkreuz station from June 18. The project is...
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ERA becomes cross-border authorisation body

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 07:44
EUROPE: The European Union Agency for Railways has taken on responsibility for vehicle authorisation, safety certification and ERTMS trackside system approval with effect from June 16, opening what...
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SJ wins north Norway operating contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 05:09
NORWAY: The SJ Norge subsidiary of Sweden’s national passenger operator has been selected for the Lot 2 Nord operating contract, national railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet announced on June...
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Napier to Wairoa line reinstated

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/06/16 - 23:00
NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has completed rehabilitation of the 115 km Napier – Wairoa line, which was mothballed in December 2012 following severe storm damage. The project was supported with NZ$6·2m from...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/06/16 - 22:00
The Queensland government is to provide A$20m/year for four years to reduce Queensland Rail track access charges on the Mount Isa corridor, which operator Aurizon says have contributed to...
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São Paulo airport EMU unveiled

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2019/06/15 - 22:00
BRAZIL: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo suburban operator CPTM’s Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport under...
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GB Railfreight to reopen March sidings

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 22:00
UK: GB Railfreight has secured a lease for the disused March Up Yard rail sidings in Cambridgeshire in eastern England. The operator plans to use the site for the stabling and maintenance of rolling...
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Methanol wagon order

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 08:00
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash is to supply 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons to chemical company Shchekinoazot by the end of July. The wagons will have a capacity of 88 m3  or...
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Next-generation Acela trainsets take shape

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 02:08
USA: Alstom invited guests to its Hornell factory in New York state on June 12 to showcase the progress it is making in producing the next generation of Acela high speed trainsets for...
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Botswana Railways Project Update

Railways Africa - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 23:34
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