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VIA Rail selects Siemens to replace Québec - Windsor corridor fleet

Railway Gazette International - 5 hours 19 min ago
CANADA: Siemens has been awarded a C$989m contract to supply a fleet of 32 push-pull inter-city trainsets to enter service on the Québec city - Montréal - Toronto - Windsor corridor from 2022,...
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Arriva wins expanded Danish regional operating contract

Railway Gazette International - 14 hours 17 min ago
DENMARK: Incumbent Arriva has beaten off two rival bids to win the next contract to operate regional passenger services in western and central Jylland, in a deal which includes the transfer of two...
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Siemens and Alstom submit proposal to address merger concerns

Railway Gazette International - 15 hours 43 min ago
SIEMENS-ALSTOM: A package of proposals intended to address the European Commission’s competition concerns regarding the proposed merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom were submitted by the two...
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CRRC wins Egyptian EMU order

Railway Gazette International - 17 hours 17 min ago
EGYPT: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has won an order to supply 22 six-car electric multiple-units to operate on a railway linking Cairo to 10th of Ramadan City. The 120 km/h EMUs will be designed with...
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Faster fastening installation in Estonia

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/12/11 - 22:00
ESTONIA: Infrastructure contractor Leonhard Weiss has awarded Pandrol a contract to supply more than 430 000 Fastclip FE rail fastenings for the 65 km line between Tapa and Narva. This follows...
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Victoria to fund The Overland in 2019

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/12/11 - 07:49
AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria is to increase its financial support for The Overland passenger service between Melbourne and Adelaide to ensure that it can continue to run until the end of...
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FSE orders EMUs

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/12/11 - 06:30
ITALY: A €24·2m firm order for Polish manufacturer Newag to supply regional operator Ferrovie del Sud Est with six more three-car Impuls II electric multiple-units was finalised on December 7. In...
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NSW appoints Digital Systems programme systems integrator

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/12/11 - 02:56
AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded Network Rail Consulting the A$16m System Integrator contract within its Digital Systems programme, which forms part of a A$880m package of...
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Go-Ahead and Transdev selected for Bayern operating contracts

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/12/10 - 22:05
GERMANY: Bayern railway authority BEG named the preferred bidders for two Augsburger Netze passenger operating contracts on December 7. Award of the contracts is subject to no objections being...
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ICF prepares to launch next-generation MEMU

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/12/10 - 08:21
INDIA: A prototype for the next generation of Mainline Electric Multiple-Unit for Indian Railways is expected to be rolled out for test running on December 15, according to Integral Coach Factory...
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SNCF to run fuel cell train in 2022

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/12/10 - 06:15
FRANCE: National operator SNCF expects to start testing hydrogen technology during 2021, and to run its first fuel cell powered train in the first quarter of the following year, according to Deputy...
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Alstom wins Israel Railways ETCS contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/12/10 - 06:10
ISRAEL: National railway ISR has awarded Alstom a €45m contract to design, supply, install and commission ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment across its fleet. The contract announced on December 10...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/12/09 - 23:30
On December 3 United Wagon Company announced that it is to supply 75 high capacity flat wagons to wood processing company Kastamonu. The wagons are being supplied in two batches; the first batch now...
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Rail grapple launched

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/12/08 - 22:00
TOOL: Rototilt has launched a 5 000 kg capacity grapple designed for heavier tasks such as working with rails and sleepers. ‘With the demand we’ve seen for a more powerful grapple module optimised...
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Roof antenna offers train connectivity

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 22:00
ANTENNA: Huber+Suhner has launched the Sencity Rail MIMO 5 Port roof-top antenna designed to support onboard passenger connectivity and allow operators to boost their data transmission while using...
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Connection concerns raised as Ouigo expands

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 03:24
FRANCE: The European timetable change on December 9 marks a further expansion of SNCF’s low-cost high speed operation Ouigo. Routes to be added to the network include three daily return services...
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Siemens presents first Mireo EMU

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 02:08
GERMANY: Siemens presented the first Mireo electric multiple-unit at its Wildenrath test facility on December 6. The aluminium-bodied modular articulated EMU design is intended for commuter and...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 00:00
Vossloh AG announced on November 30 that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Australian concrete sleeper manufacturer Austrak Pty Ltd from Laing O'Rourke through its Vossloh Australia...
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