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Alpine impasse as political infighting threatens Lyon – Torino base tunnel

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/08/08 - 03:38
ANALYSIS: Conte says no, but Salvini says yes. This sums up the Italian media’s view of the conflict at the heart of the new ‘yellow and green’ government in Roma over the future of the Lyon – Torino...
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Catenary renewal fleet ordered

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/08/08 - 02:19
FRANCE: The RC2 consortium of TSO, Mobility, ETF and Setec Ferroviaire has selected Bergamo-based Tesmec Group to develop and supply a fleet of high-performance on-track machines for the replacement...
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Virtually travel the world from InnoTrans with Bombardier Transportation

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 22:00
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION: A ‘highly interactive’ indoor stand will be the focus of Bombardier Transportation’s presence at InnoTrans 2018, with the company opting to focus on dialogue with visitors...
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Rail data action plan aims to help tech companies

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 16:05
UK: A Joint Rail Data Action Plan was published by the Department for Transport and the Rail Delivery Group on August 8, setting out proposals for train operators to provide more real-time...
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Mercitalia takes delivery of shunting locomotives

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 08:38
ITALY: CZ Loko has delivered five EffiShunter 1000 shunting locomotives to Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal, which will deploy them at freight terminals in Milano, Ravenna and Livorno. The...
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MTR Corp management shake-up after construction scandal

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 07:42
CHINA: The Hong Kong government announced on August 7 that it would deploy a team of experts to ensure quality and safety assurance on the Shatin – Central Link, following an MTR Corp special board...
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High-capacity container wagons ordered for Poland – Russia route

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 03:46
EUROPE: United Wagon Co has won an international tender to supply Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal with 200 flat wagons for transporting heavyweight containers on the 1 520 mm gauge...
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Artificial intelligence to analyse rolling stock data

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 03:23
UK: Leasing company Porterbrook has announced a partnership with data science and cloud architecture consultancy Elastacloud, saying the two companies had identified ‘at least 30’ key performance...
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Transmashholding and LocoTech-Service stakes pooled

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 23:00
RUSSIA: The shareholders of rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding and maintenance services company LocoTech-Service pooled their ownership interests on August 2. Transmashholding and...
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Vossloh locomotives on show at InnoTrans 2018

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 22:00
VOSSLOH LOCOMOTIVES: An ‘advanced’ version of the Type DE18 four-axle diesel locomotive and an example of the three-axle Type G6 locomotive will be displayed by Vossloh Locomotives on the outdoor...
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Frankfurt S-Bahn tunnel resignalling completed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 08:43
GERMANY: A three-year €100m project to resignal the heavily-used S-Bahn tunnel under central Frankfurt was completed when the new electric interlocking was brought into use on August 6. The...
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Knorr-Bremse to sell UK rail services businesses

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 04:27
UK: Knorr-Bremse has signed an agreement to sell its Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Ltd rolling stock maintenance and overhaul businesses and consultancy and project management company Kiepe Electric...
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US policymakers seek to restrict procurement from Chinese suppliers

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 03:50
USA: In the clearest sign yet that US policymakers are seeking to clamp down on Chinese involvement in the transport sector, the Senate on July 31 formally adopted measures which would see a one-year...
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Thai government approves 323 km railway project

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 02:15
THAILAND: Funding of 85·3bn baht for the construction of a 323 km railway from Den Chai in northern Thailand to Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong on the border with Laos was approved by the government...
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Pesa to supply more DMUs to Trenitalia

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 01:00
ITALY: National passenger operator Trenitalia has exercised an option to buy 14 ATR220 three-car diesel multiple-units from Polish supplier Pesa for 200m złoty. Deliveries are due in September...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/08/05 - 23:00
Indian Railways’ Golden Rock workshop has manufactured a batch of 40 Type BLL high-capacity container wagons for Container Corp of India which are fitted with RFID tags for tracking. DB Cargo UK has...
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Safety tracking technologies

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/08/05 - 22:00
CPC TRACKING: Among a range of monitoring and tracking technologies being promoted at InnoTrans by Danish firm CPC Tracking is a safety support package for use while infrastructure works are underway...
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Caustic soda wagons on stream

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/08/04 - 23:00
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied leasing company GATX Rail Vostok with 20 tank wagons suitable for transporting caustic soda and other chemicals. The Type 15-6900 wagons...
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Valle d’Aosta operating contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/08/03 - 23:00
ITALY: The Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region has selected incumbent Trenitalia as the winner of the next contract to operate its regional passenger services between Aosta, Ivrea and Torino. Trenitalia...
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GATX announces long-term wagon order

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/08/03 - 08:22
USA: Leasing company GATX Corp has entered into an agreement to purchase 7 650 wagons from American Railcar Industries over five years from April 2019. The order announced on August 1 covers a mix...
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