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North Korean railway line opens

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/06/14 - 01:00
NORTH KOREA: The Koam – Tapchon railway viaduct has opened, crossing Sokjon Bay on the east coast to connect a fishing port development on the Songjon peninsula to the national rail network. The...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 23:00
The first Hitachi Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express arrived at the Port of Southampton from Japan on June 11. FirstGroup has appointed Louise Cheeseman as Managing Director of Hull Trains,...
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Inquiry into May timetable disruption launched

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 08:23
UK: On June 13 the Office of Rail & Road formally launched its independent inquiry into the 'recent and widespread' disruption which followed the introduction of the new timetable on May 20. The...
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Siemens reveals Velaro Novo 360 km/h train concept

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 06:07
GERMANY: Siemens unveiled its Velaro Novo concept for the next generation of high speed train on June 13, saying the first sets could be in service in 2023.   The 8 MW Velaro Novo is...
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Track Laying Methods In Africa

Railways Africa - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 05:00
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FlixTrain brings forward extra services after ‘overwhelming response’

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 04:25
GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain has brought forward the introduction of additional services following higher than anticipated passenger demand. It is also introducing seat reservations and...
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Swiss long-distance concession split confirmed

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 03:12
SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport announced on June 12 its final decision to split the concession to operate long-distance passenger services from the December 2019 timetable...
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Tenders called for Bari – Barletta realignment

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 01:00
ITALY: Bari suburban rail operator Ferrotramviaria has called tenders to build a new underground alignment for the Bari – Barletta railway line in the centre of Andria. The 3 km underground...
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CAF to supply Wales & Borders regional train fleet

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 23:00
UK: Incoming Wales & Borders franchisee KeolisAmey has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply regional diesel multiple-units for the franchise’s rural and suburban...
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Draft determination calls for more Network Rail spending on reliability and safety

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 05:27
UK: On June 12 the Office of Rail & Road issued its draft determination setting out its initial opinions on Network Rail’s £34bn strategic business plan for Control Period 6, which the...
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GE Transportation holds Ukrainian supplier day

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 03:30
UKRAINE: GE Transportation held an industry day in Odesa on June 5 to highlight the opportunities for Ukrainian companies to participate in its supply chain. As part of the event, the US company...
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DfT indemnifies GWR against Heathrow Express risks

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 03:11
UK: In a written statement to Parliament on June 11, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling said the Department for Transport had agree to provide indemnities in relation to risks that...
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Opportunities in the Kazakh wagon market

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 23:00
KAZAKHSTAN: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has begun delivering 64 covered wagons to customers in Kazakhstan, where the company sees a significant potential market for modern and...
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Paris RER NG design unveiled

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 06:27
FRANCE: The final design for the next generation of double-deck EMUs to operate on the Paris RER network was unveiled by Ile-de-France Mobilités on June 8, at an event to mark the start of...
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Last train to Le Tréport

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 05:41
ANALYSIS: Local politicians gathered at the terminus in the northern French coastal resort of Le Tréport on June 2 to welcome the last train over the 34 km branch from Abbeville. SNCF has replaced...
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European Commission notified of planned Siemens-Alstom merger

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 03:43
INDUSTRY: Siemens and Alstom jointly filed an application for merger control clearance with the European Commission on June 8. The two companies said the processes to obtain regulatory approval for...
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Electrostar ETCS contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 03:34
UK: Siemens has been awarded a contract for the first-in-class design and installation of ETCS Level 2 equipment on a Bombardier Transportation Class 387 Electrostar electric multiple-unit operated...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 00:00
On June 1 RJ Corman Railroad Switching Co began providing shunting and track maintenance services at chemical and plastic company SABIC’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. RJ Corman is providing 12...
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Ideenzug concept aims to inspire at InnoTrans 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/06/10 - 22:00
INNOTRANS: Deutsche Bahn will be presenting its Ideenzug train interior design concepts at InnoTrans 2018. ‘With our new innovative train and all-new compartment designs we aim to offer public...
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Full Speed Ahead For Leasing

Railways Africa - Sun, 2018/06/10 - 20:00
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