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Ironhorse Resources acquires Arizona short line

Railway Gazette International - 6 hours 11 min ago
USA: Ironhorse Resources has acquired the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad from ARG Transportation Services, and renamed it as the San Pedro Valley Railroad. The transaction announced on...
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Bluetooth beacon competition to enhance stations

Railway Gazette International - 12 hours 20 min ago
FRANCE: SNCF’s stations business Gares & Connexions has launched an innovation competition branded Open Beacon aimed at enhancing the accessibility of and service offering at major stations. The...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 23:00
An 18-month £140m modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street station has been completed. Platforms across the station have been completely remodelled, two new platforms have been built, and extensive...
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Rack trains ordered for Tatra Electric Railway

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 07:45
SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has awarded Stadler a contract to supply five 1·5 kV DC electric multiple-units and an electro-diesel locomotive for the 35 km metre-gauge Tatra Electric Railway...
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Shift2Rail announces 2018 grants

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 06:33
EUROPE: Shift2Rail is to provide up to €77·3m of co-funding for 19 research and innovation projects with a total value of €152·6m, the joint undertaking announced on October 17. The funding to be...
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Go-Ahead wins Norway’s first rail tender

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 04:26
NORWAY: Go-Ahead Norge has been selected as the winner of the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract, the first to be tendered by national railway authority Jernbanedirektoratet. The contract...
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Aerospace innovation for rolling stock electrical systems

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 02:47
FRANCE: Alstom, IGE+XAO and Safran have agreed to establish a centre of excellence for onboard electrical systems in Toulouse. Located at aerospace equipment manufacturer Safran Electrical &...
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Transtech renamed Škoda Transtech

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/10/17 - 02:33
FINLAND: Škoda Transportation Group's Finnish rolling stock manufacturing business Transtech has been renamed Škoda Transtech. Established in 1985 as a subsidiary of the Rautaruukki steel group...
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VIA Rail dining cars to be refurbished

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/10/16 - 05:57
CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has awarded Rail GD a C$16·4m contract to refurbish four dining cars for use on the trans-continental The Canadian service. The stainless...
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Five-year Cross Country direct award planned

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/10/16 - 03:42
UK: The Department for Transport plans to directly award incumbent Arriva a contract to continue to operate Cross Country services for 60 months from the end of the current contract in October...
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Three strategic decisions at OTIF General Assembly

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 23:00
INTERNATIONAL: Three strategic decisions were taken at the 13th General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail which was held at the end of September. These...
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Study to look at adapting Bordeaux station to handle London trains

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 09:50
EUROPE: The four infrastructure managers responsible for the high speed lines between London and Bordeaux have agreed to study the feasibility of adapting Bordeaux Saint-Jean station to handle...
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Wales & Borders to offer the ‘best passenger rail service in the UK’

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 09:16
UK: The KeolisAmey joint venture took over from Arriva Trains Wales as the operator of Wales & Borders services with the start of the new franchise on October 14. The 15-year Operations &...
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Court instructs PRASA to apply safety rules

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 06:46
SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa must comply with the safety requirements set by the Railway Safety Regulator under a ruling made by the North Gauteng High Court on October...
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BatteryFLEX Desiro EMU conversion proposed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 06:26
UK: An engineering assessment has found that there is a ‘positive case’ for fitting Siemens Desiro Class 350/2 electric multiple-units with batteries to enable off-wire operation, Porterbrook Leasing...
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Network Rail agrees Sussex traffic management strategy

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/10/15 - 01:58
UK: Network Rail has confirmed its intention to directly award Hitachi Rail Europe a £30m contract to supply a traffic management system for the Sussex area of its South East Route and the East...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/10/14 - 23:20
Marking 10 years of direct intermodal trains between China and Germany, Deutsche Bahn has established DB Cargo Eurasia as a dedicated business unit to develop Eurasian transit freight. DB and...
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World rail market - October 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/10/13 - 23:00
Australia: Aurizon is to deploy Trimble’s R2M remote diagnostic and P2M planning and performance systems. The companies also plan to pilot enhanced infrastructure and rolling stock monitoring and...
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World rail infrastructure market - October 2018

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/10/12 - 23:00
Australia: The NSW government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin Place station on the southern section of the future Sydney metro. Lendlease will act as design and...
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Aurizon agrees revised terms for intermodal sale

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/10/12 - 06:50
AUSTRALIA: Aurizon Holdings Ltd has reached a revised agreement to sell its Queensland intermodal freight business to the Linfox logistics group for A$7·3m, the freight railway operator reported to...
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