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Virtual reality rail safety videos

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/16 - 23:00
UK: EON Reality has developed a set of 360 VR safety films for infrastructure manager Network Rail. These deliver information through a combination of story-driven scenes based on real scenarios and...
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First Greater Anglia Aventra EMU nears completion

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/16 - 06:10
UK: The first of 111 Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-units ordered by leasing company Angel Trains for use by Abellio’s Greater Anglia franchise is now nearing completion at Bombardier...
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RegioJet Traxx locomotives on test

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/16 - 05:54
CZECH REPUBLIC: Trials of the first two of eight Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS electric locomotives ordered by open access operator RegioJet in April 2017 got underway at the Velim test circuit...
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Gatwick Airport station upgrade planned

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/16 - 02:30
UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has submitted a planning application for the modernisation of Gatwick Airport station, which is to be undertaken in partnership with airport operator Gatwick...
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First Newag Impuls II EMU nears completion

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/16 - 00:00
POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit is nearing completion at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz. It is expected to be completed next month and begin tests at the Żmigród test...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/04/15 - 23:00
The first direct freight service between China and Wien left the Chengdu Qingbaijiang freight terminal on April 12, carrying 44 containers of electronic components, lighting equipment and homewares...
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InnoTrans 2018 welcomes 23 trade associations

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/04/15 - 23:00
INNOTRANS: A total of 23 national and international trade associations from countries including Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Romania, Sweden, the UK and USA will be presenting their...
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Donchak electric locomotives delivered to Transoil

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/04/14 - 23:00
RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has supplied petrochemical transport company Transoil Transport & Logistics with a further eight 2ES4K Donchak 3 kV DC...
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MEN Mikro Elektronik and Duagon to merge

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/13 - 23:00
GERMANY: HQ Equita is to sell its stake in safety critical computing technology supplier MEN Mikro Elektronik to Deutsche Beteiligungs, whch will merge the business with Duagon Holding AG. MEN...
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Ankara suburban line reopens following upgrade

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/13 - 03:43
TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım attended a ceremony on April 12 to mark the reopening of the Başkentray suburban line in Ankara following its upgrade. The...
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TCDD signs high speed train contract

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/04/13 - 01:31
TURKEY: National operator TCDD Taşımacılık has formally signed a contract for preferred bidder Siemens to supply a further 10 Velaro high-speed trainsets. The contract announced on April 13 is worth...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 23:00
The Indian cabinet has approved the closure of the Ministry of Railways’ Burn Standard Company Ltd wagon manufacturing and repair business. It said the decision had been taken ‘in view of the...
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Locomotive maintenance business sold

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 07:42
GERMANY: Paribus Group has sold its Northrail Technical Service locomotive maintenance and repair business to Railpool Group, which is to operate it under the Railpool Lok-Service brand. Paribus...
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London to Duisburg and China freight service launched

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 04:37
UK: The inaugural scheduled freight service from DP World’s London Gateway terminal east of London to the Duisburg freight hub in Germany set off on April 10, with the load including containers bound...
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DB Regio to operate Trier service RB83

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 04:19
EUROPE: Following a European tender, Rheinland Pfalz transport authority SPNV-Nord has selected DB Regio to operate the German section of a new hourly Wittlich – Trier – Luxembourg service RB83 which...
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FirstGroup rejects Apollo takeover proposal

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 01:54
FIRSTGROUP: The board of UK-based rail and bus operator FirstGroup plc confirmed on April 11 that it had received a ‘preliminary and highly conditional’ indicative cash takeover proposal from US...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 23:00
Direct Rail Services has called tenders for the supply of 10 mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotives and the provision of spare parts. DRS currently operates a fleet of more than 100 locomotives,...
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