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Jerusalem A1 fast line opening date announced

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/10 - 03:34
ISRAEL: The newly built A1 fast line to Jerusalem will open on March 30, Transport Minister Israel Katz has announced. Only one of the two tracks electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz will be...
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Suburban services introduced to Beijing

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/10 - 01:36
CHINA: Beijing Suburban Railway Co inaugurated two services on December 31 linking the capital with its outer suburbs. The Sub Central Line links Beijing Xi with the sub-administrative centre of...
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Better franchise design could have reduced TSGN disruption, says NAO

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/09 - 16:05
UK: Some of the extensive disruption experienced by passengers on the Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern franchise over the last three years could have been avoided if the Department for...
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Mendrisio – Varese cross-border services begin

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/09 - 07:09
EUROPE: Regional train operator TILO began revenue passenger services on the 17·7 km cross-border line between Mendrisio in Switzerland and Varese in Italy on January 7. This followed an...
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Gibela moves into South African EMU factory

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/09 - 06:22
SOUTH AFRICA: In the first week of January the Gibela joint venture of Alstom and local partners Ubumbano Rail and New Africa Rail moved into its new factory and training centre in Dunnottar,...
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East Coast Rail Link contracts awarded

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/09 - 04:12
MALAYSIA: Main contractor China Communications Construction Co has appointed AECOM to provide site supervision services for the construction of stations, viaducts, tunnels and depots for the East...
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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est order multiple-units

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/09 - 01:11
FRANCE: Firm orders with a total value of €100m covering the supply of 14 more Coradia Polyvalent multiple-units to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est regions were announced by Alstom on...
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Vilnius – Klaipeda electrification agreed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/08 - 23:00
LITHUANIA: Tenders are to be called this year for electrification of the 350 km main line from the port city of Klaipeda to the junction with the electrified line from Kaunas to Vilnius, after...
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Budapest Rákos – Hatvan upgrade gets underway

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/01/08 - 06:31
HUNGARY: Work to modernise and upgrade the Budapest Rákos – Hatvan section of the Budapest – Miskolc main line is to get underway during February for completion by December 31 2020. The line forms...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/01/07 - 23:00
Finland's first open access operator Fenniarail quadrupled its contracted freight volumes with the start on January 4 of a contract to haul 30 000 wagonloads/year of imported birch from the...
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CRRC to supply locomotives to Jamaica

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/01/06 - 23:00
JAMAICA: Aluminium company Alpart has awarded CRRC Qishuyan Co a contract to supply DF8B diesel locomotives in the first half of 2018. CRRC said the order which was confirmed during December was its...
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Poznań Metropolitan Railway to launch this year

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/01/05 - 23:00
POLAND: The creation of a network of regular local passenger services centred on Poznań is to begin this year, after the local authorities reached a funding agreement in December. Poznań Metropolitan...
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Chinese investment threatens conflict of loyalties

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/01/05 - 08:14
Last month, Hungary´s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced that his government was preparing to publish a procurement tender for the country’s share of the Chinese-backed Beograd – Budapest...
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Jakarta airport rail link inaugurated

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/01/05 - 07:23
INDONESIA: The 36·4 km rail link to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport began full commercial operation on January 2, following a formal inauguration by President Joko Widodo. Trial...
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Progress Rail acquires Italian signalling company ECM

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/01/05 - 04:31
ITALY: Progress Rail completed the acquisition of Pistoia-based signalling and control system supplier ECM SpA on January 2. Progress Rail said ECM had invested in developing of leading edge...
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