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SB Rail awarded track machine contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/23 - 23:00
UK: Network Rail has awarded the SB Rail joint venture of Swietelsky and Babcock International Group a seven-year contract to supply, operate and maintain tamping, dynamic track stabilising and...
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Locomotives arrive in Abidjan

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/23 - 06:00
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Four 2 250 hp Type GT22 diesel locomotives which Sitarail had ordered from US supplier NRE were delivered to the Port of Abidjan on April 9. Annocuing the arrival of the...
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Competition comes to Swiss long-distance network

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/23 - 05:04
SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport has decided to split the concession to operate long-distance passenger services on the national network, although Swiss Federal Railways will continue to...
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Ramboll acquires DEG Signal

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/23 - 02:00
UK: Engineering company Ramboll has acquired specialist signalling firm DEG Signal Ltd, which is based in Wiltshire and has 17 staff providing consultancy and design services for mainline and urban...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/04/22 - 23:00
Swedish operator Green Cargo announced on April 19 that it had ordered a further six Transmontana electric locomotives from Romanian manufacturer Softronic for delivery in autumn 2019. This follows...
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UNIFE prepares InnoTrans 2018 speaking programme

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/04/22 - 22:00
UNIFE: European railway supply industry association UNIFE will be representing 14 national associations and 95 direct member companies at InnoTrans 2018. ‘We are currently preparing an interesting...
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World rail market - April 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/04/21 - 23:00
Chile: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for the Santiago metro. Europe: RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a...
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World rail market - April 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/04/21 - 23:00
Chile: SICE and software partner GMV are supplying 80 standard and 150 compact customised ticket vending machines for the Santiago metro. Europe: RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a...
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Praha – Harrachov direct service launched

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 23:00
CZECH REPUBLIC: A weekends-only direct service between Praha and the resort of Harrachov close to the Polish border in the Krkonoše mountains was introduced by national operator ČD on April...
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First Amber Train links the Baltic States

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 08:49
EUROPE: The first Amber Train branded intermodal freight service left the Šeštokai transhipment facility in Lithuania for Riga in Latvia and the Paldiski terminal in Estonia on April 19, carrying 43...
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SNCB inaugurates Kinkempois workshop

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 06:00
BELGIUM: Celebrations were held in Liège on April 19 to mark the opening of SNCB’s new rolling stock maintenance workshops at Kinkempois. Intended to maintain locomotives, EMUs and coaches, the...
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Euskotren planning high speed commuter services

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 02:57
SPAIN: Basque regional operator Euskotren is planning to launch high speed commuter trains over the 1 435 mm gauge ‘Basque Y’ high speed network linking San Sebastián, Gasteiz-Vitoría and...
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GWR to lease Class 769 Flex 'trimode' trainsets

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 01:45
UK: Great Western Railway has announced an agreement to lease 19 Class 769 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units from Porterbrook Leasing. The four-car Class 769 units are to be produced from...
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Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express sets off from Japan

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/20 - 01:03
UK: The first of 19 five-car AT300 electric-diesel trainsets which Angel Trains has ordered from Hitachi Rail Europe for use by TransPennine Express has set sail from Japan, the manufacturer...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/19 - 23:00
The Malaysian Rail Industry Consortium has put forward proposals for the development of an rail-sector industrial park and export hub in Rawang. 'The cluster-based park will involve infrastructure...
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Thales wins Egyptian contract

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/19 - 08:18
EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a contract to modernise signalling and safety equipment on the 48 km Cairo – Benha section of the main line from Cairo to Alexandria. This...
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Trenitalia’s first Rock rolls

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/19 - 05:20
ITALY: The first Rock double-deck regional electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator Trenitalia was unveiled at Hitachi Rail Italy’s Pistoia factory on April 18. It will now go for...
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Keltbray eyes Canada as UK electrification ‘looks less certain’

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/19 - 02:56
CANADA: Construction company Aecon and British engineering and construction firm Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/04/18 - 23:00
GB Railfreight has awarded Alstom a 12-year contract worth £15m to maintain 12 Class 92 locomotives used on Caledonian Sleeper services. The work will be undertaken at Alstom's Wembley depot,...
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Sitarail Receives New Locomotives

Railways Africa - Wed, 2018/04/18 - 07:35
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