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Wabtec highlights three core themes at InnoTrans 2018

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 23:15
WABTEC:  The multinational component specialist Wabtec has three core areas of focus at this year’s InnoTrans. These are: improving the passenger experience; comprehensive product life-cycle...
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Eifel-Bördebahn contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 23:00
GERMANY: Local transport authority NVR has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Rurtalbahn GmbH a contract to continue to operate Eifel-Bördebahn service RB28. The passenger service on the 30 km...
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International Rail Partners buys its first short line

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 06:57
USA: International Rail Partners has made its first short line acquisition, buying Grenada Railroad from Iowa Pacific Holdings and taking over operations on August 2 under a lease-purchase agreement...
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East Japan Railway studies driverless operation

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 04:27
JAPAN: East Japan Railway Co has set up a team to develop plans for driverless operation, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports. Trains would initially run with an onboard supervisor able to...
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Nacco asset divestment agreement clears way for VTG acquisition

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 04:17
GERMANY: An agreement has been signed for a consortium of leasing company Wascosa and Hamburg-based investor Aves One to buy about 30% of Nacco Group’s wagon leasing activities and assets. This one...
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Sande bypass contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 00:00
GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded a consortium of Strabag, Ed Züblin and Strabag Rail a €115m contract to upgrade or replace 5·7 km of the railway from Oldenburg to the JadeWeserPort container...
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Huber+Suhner communicates about connectivity

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 22:00
HUBER+SUHNER: The electrical and optical component manufacturer Huber+Suhner will be on hand to talk all things connectivity at InnoTrans 2018. Recently launched products to be highlighted will...
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Moscow commuter EMU order

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 06:13
RUSSIA: Moscow commuter operator Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 Type EP2D electric multiple-units by the end of the...
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Sprinter Lighttrain returns to service following accessibility upgrade

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 05:56
NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has returned to service the first of its 131 Sprinter Lighttrain electric multiple-units which are being refurbished and ungraded to meet modern...
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Wales & Borders electric train order confirmed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 03:19
UK: Stadler Rail has been confirmed as preferred bidder to supply a total of 71 trainsets for use on the next Wales & Borders franchise from 2022. The Swiss company is to supply 36 three-car...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/08/12 - 23:00
Nurminen Logistics plans to launch a regular container train service from the port of Helsinki to China via Russia and Kazakhstan in the final quarter of this year. The company reports that demand...
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Premium rails for extended life and lower costs

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/08/12 - 22:00
BRITISH STEEL: A range of high performance rail products designed to address industry needs for extended track life and reduced life-cycle costs will be displayed by British Steel. Amongst products...
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Feature articles in the August 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/08/11 - 23:00
Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette...
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ČD modernises catering fleet

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/08/11 - 00:00
CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD is to produce 27 Type Armpee bistro cars by modernising existing WRmee816, WRmee814 and ARmpee832 dining cars. The work is to be undertaken by ČD subsidiary DPOV...
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Tendering underway for Phase 2 of Macedonia – Bulgaria link

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/08/10 - 06:00
MACEDONIA: Companies have been invited to prequalify for a contract to complete Phase 2 of the planned rail link from Kumanovo to the Bulgarian border, which is being developed as part of...
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