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Rail Baltica detailed design tenders called

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/31 - 02:12
EUROPE: Tenders have now been called for the detailed technical design of sections of the Rail Baltica standard gauge railway project in all three Baltic States. A tender announced by tri-national...
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EIB backs upgrade of Polish broad gauge line

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/31 - 01:00
POLAND: Broad gauge freight line manager PKP LHS signed a 121m złoty loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on January 25 to part-finance a 263m złoty investment plan. The plan allocates...
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World rail market - January 2018

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/30 - 23:00
Canada: Wagon repair company Caltrax has begun using RailcarRx’s cloud-based Repair Management System to manage its daily operations in western Canada. Scheidt & Bachmann has supplied ticket...
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HS2 slab track, electrification and tunnel equipment contacts tendered

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/30 - 08:33
UK: The process of appointing contractors to supply slab track, electrification and tunnel ventilation systems for the Phase 1 London – Birmingham and Phase 2a Birmingham –Crewe sections of High...
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DB hosts ‘smart scrubber’ robot cleaning competition

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/30 - 06:42
GERMANY: In order to demonstrate the potential for the automation of routine station cleaning tasks, DB hosted a ‘smart scrubber’ event at Berlin Hbf on January 30. The Automated Cleaning Challenge...
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Innovative traction and electrification in Bayern plan to reduce diesel dependency

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/30 - 02:05
GERMANY: Proposals to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction in favour of low-emission alternatives have been presented to the Bayern cabinet by Land Transport Minister Joachim...
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Transmashholding buys stake in Moscow commuter operator

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/30 - 01:40
RUSSIA: Demikhovsky Engineering Plant’s 2·3bn rouble purchase of Moscow oblast’s 25% plus one share stake in Central Suburban Passenger Co has been approved by the federal anti-monopoly...
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World rolling stock market - January 2018

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/29 - 23:00
Australia: Three consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to replace the NSW TrainLink regional rail fleet of XPT, Endeavour and Xplorer trains: Regional Futures, led by Downer; a Bombardier...
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Rail associations call for NAFTA renewal

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/29 - 08:41
NORTH AMERICA: The Association of American Railroads, Railway Association of Canada and Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles issued a joint letter on January 22 calling for ‘a constructive effort’ to...
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Yeongdeok – Pohang line opens

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/29 - 06:31
SOUTH KOREA: The 44·1 km Pohang – Yeongdeok section of the Donghae Line which is being developed to run from south to north parallel to the east coast was opened with a ceremony on January...
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Work starts on Infrabel Academy

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/29 - 06:27
BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel announced on January 25 that it had started work on a new national training centre, due for completion by the end of 2020 at a cost of €20m. Located next to...
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Trial shipment from Russia to Vietnam by rail

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/29 - 01:00
INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways’ RZD Logistics and Ratraco have completed a trial delivery of a container by rail from the Vorsino terminal south of Moscow to Hanoi. Delivery of the container...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/01/28 - 23:00
Russian company Repetek has become the full owner of ZMK-Trans with the purchase of the 50% stake held by an outside shareholder. ZMK-Trans has around 300 flat wagons used for timber and general...
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