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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/08/29 - 22:00
Stadler held a topping out ceremony on August 28 for its double-deck train factory at St Margrethen in northeast Switzerland. This will replace a former aircraft factory in nearby Altenrhein which no...
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LNER to pilot UK rail ticketing reform

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/08/29 - 08:57
UK: East Coast Main Line operator LNER is to pilot proposed reforms to Great Britain’s fares system from January 2 2020, with tickets going on sale from November 29. Announcing the trial on August...
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Automated train operation demonstrated

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/08/29 - 07:25
RUSSIA: ‘This is truly a step into the future’, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov when automated operation of an electric multiple-unit was demonstrated at the Pro//Motion.Expo trade fair at...
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West Coast Partnership contract signed

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/08/29 - 02:08
UK: The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28. The 70:30 joint venture of transport group...
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ERFA Secretary General appointed at an ‘exciting moment’

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/08/29 - 02:00
EUROPE: Conor Feighan became Secretary General of the European Rail Freight Association on August 26, succeeding Acting Secretary General Carole Coune. Feighan has joined ERFA from the FEPORT...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/28 - 22:00
TransPennine Express put the first of its 13 Nova 3 trainsets into passenger service on August 24, with the first public train being the 05.55 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street. Each...
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Condition-based maintenance in the desert

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/28 - 03:00
SAUDI ARABIA: CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co for passenger services on the...
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Australian investment group FSI to buy Patriot Rail

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/28 - 02:00
USA: Australian investment group First State Investments announced an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of short line group Patriot Rail & Ports from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners on...
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Railway Gazette is changing

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/28 - 01:00
It has been a busy year for us, and we are proud to announce the relaunch of our digital platforms, www.railwaygazette.com and www.metro-report.com. This is the culmination of extensive audience...
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DB Cargo wagons are getting smarter

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/27 - 22:00
GERMANY: A total of 34 000 wagons, or half of DB Cargo’s fleet, have now been equipped with telematics and smart sensors, the operator announced on August 27. All 68 000 wagons are scheduled to be...
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OmniTRAX acquires Cleveland Commercial Railroad

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/27 - 08:49
USA: OmniTRAX has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Cleveland Commercial Railroad and its wholly owned subsidiary Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad for an undisclosed price. The...
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DMU operating contract awarded pending battery train deployment

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/27 - 07:29
GERMANY: The Rhein-Ruhr and Westfalen-Lippe transport authorities have awarded incumbent NordWestBahn the Emscher-Münsterland-Netz 2021 contract, which covers the operation of service RE14...
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Turkish operator orders Stadler electro-diesel locos

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/27 - 01:58
TURKEY: The Körfez Ulaştırma rail transport subsidiary of oil refiner Tüpraş has awarded Stadler a contract to supply seven Eurodual electro-diesel locomotives from 2021, along with an eight-year...
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Rail projects funded to support housing plans

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/26 - 22:00
UK: The government has announced the allocation of grants from its Housing Infrastructure Fund to transport projects which are intended to facilitate the development of new homes. This includes...
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Vossloh to sell Locomotives business to CRRC

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/26 - 10:29
GERMANY: On August 26 Vossloh AG announced its intention to sell its Locomotives business unit to Chinese state-owned rolling stock group CRRC. Vossloh Locomotives is based in Kiel, where a new...
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Flirt fleet refurbished

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/26 - 06:00
GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has completed one of its largest refurbishment projects, handing over to operator Keolis the last of 44 Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units which have been...
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Zambian regulation switches freight from road to rail

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/26 - 04:00
AFRICA: Following the implementation of a Zambian regulation requiring 30% of selected bulk commodities to be transported by rail rather than by road, Delta Energy Zambia has awarded Tanzania-Zambia...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/08/25 - 22:00
Siemens has trained staff at the Schienenfahrzeugbau Wittenberge workshop to undertaken maintenance and 30 000 km and 150 000 km inspections of Vectron AC and Smartron locomotives. SFW’s parent...
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World rail infrastructure market - August 2019

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2019/08/24 - 22:00
Australia: ARTC has appointed Turner & Townsend and SNC-Lavalin to provide programme management office services for the Inland Rail project. Canada: Thales is to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling...
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World rolling stock market - August 2019

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/08/23 - 22:00
Australia: The UGL Unipart 70:30 JV has been awarded a five-year extension to its contract to maintain Sydney Trains’ fleet of more than 1 050 vehicles. The contract runs for five years from July 1,...
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