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DVV acquires Smart Rail World

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/07/16 - 06:52
INTERNATIONAL: Railway Gazette’s parent company DVV Media International has purchased events and digital media business Smart Rail World Ltd and its subsidiary Global Transport Forum Ltd. The...
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Environmental approval paves way for Linha do Oeste upgrading

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/07/16 - 03:19
PORTUGAL: National environment agency APA has approved plans for the modernisation of part of the Linha do Oeste which links Lisboa with Louriçal and Figueira da Foz. Being undertaken as part of...
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Competition concerns trigger full European Commission review of Siemens-Alstom merger

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/07/16 - 02:03
EUROPE: Following an initial Phase I investigation which raised concerns about competition in the rolling stock and signalling markets, the European Commission confirmed on July 13 that it had opened...
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Jacobs awarded Etihad Rail consultancy contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/07/16 - 02:00
UAE: Etihad Rail has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical and programme consulting services to support the expansion of its network under stages 2 and 3 of its national railway...
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Review of Network Rail’s tree management launched

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/07/16 - 01:00
UK: Terms of reference for a review of how Network Rail can best ensure the safety of railway operations while also protecting wildlife and preserving trees were published by the Department for...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/07/15 - 23:00
Romania’s national Environment Fund Administration has approved funding to support CFR Marfă with the operation of rolling motorway services.  The freight operator owns 160 Greenbrier Type...
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Freightliner to deploy RailSmart software suite

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/07/14 - 23:00
EUROPE: Freightliner has signed a five-year deal to use 3Squared’s RailSmart software suite, including exclusive collaboration for future developments. The Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary will...
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Loco control and communication connectors

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/07/13 - 23:00
CONNECTORS: TE Connectivity’s MU27P connectors are designed to provide reliable control and communication connections between locomotives and rolling stock. The 27-point plugs and receptacles...
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Franco-Belgian passenger services to be enhanced from December

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/07/13 - 07:03
EUROPE: Amid concern from policymakers and rail advocates about the extent and quality of cross-border passenger services in Europe, SNCB is to reintroduce conventional services linking Charleroi and...
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Driverless heavy haul train completes first iron ore delivery

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/07/13 - 03:42
AUSTRALIA: Rio Tinto completed its first iron ore delivery using a driverless train on July 10.  The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator had granted approval on May 16, and full...
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Fruit, meat and sweets could take the Trans-Caspian route to China

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/07/13 - 02:00
INTERNATIONAL: Polish broad gauge operator PKP LHS and Far East Land Bridge have organised a trial container shipment from the Euroterminal Sławków to Urumqi using the Trans-Caspian route via...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/07/12 - 23:00
Abellio and Regiobahn have awarded N-ERGIE contracts for the supply of traction electricity in Germany. Law firm Baker & McKenzie has joined the Rail Working Group, which...
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Hamburg S-Bahn automation agreement signed

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/07/12 - 05:32
GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have...
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Rooftop running in Paris-Nord expansion plan

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/07/12 - 02:58
FRANCE: The refurbishment and expansion of Paris-Nord station took a step forward on July 9 when the management board of SNCF Mobilités selected Ceetrus as preferred partner for exclusive negotiation...
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Angola Open To Foreign Investment

Railways Africa - Thu, 2018/07/12 - 00:55
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