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TAZARA Board Has New Directors

Railways Africa - Wed, 2018/04/04 - 02:00
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SNCC Train Derailment

Railways Africa - Wed, 2018/04/04 - 01:00
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Polish national GSM-R contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 23:00
POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded Nokia and its partners SPC, Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko a five-year turnkey contract to deploy a national GSM-R network. Nokia was the lowest...
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Alstom awarded Belgrano Norte signalling contract

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 08:14
ARGENTINA: Alstom has been awarded a €16m contract to undertake resignalling works at Ciudad Universitaria, Aristóbulo del Valle, Munro, Boulogne Sur Mer and Grand Bourg stations on the metre gauge...
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European Commission clears Škoda Transportation acquisition

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 07:57
CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Commission announced on April 3 that PPF Group’s proposed acquisition of sole control of Škoda Transportation and related companies had been approved under the EU Merger...
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Partners sought as SBB Cargo cuts back wagonload

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 05:31
SWITZERLAND: Discussions with investors and potential business partners are on the summer agenda for SBB Cargo Schweiz as it targets a return to break-even by 2020. Having achieved positive results...
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Alstom awarded two DMU contracts

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 04:03
GERMANY: Alstom announced two orders to supply a total of 25 Coradia Lint regional diesel multiple-units from its Salzgitter factory on March 29. DB Regio Bayern has placed a €93m order for eight...
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Rhätische Bahn replaces ticket machines

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 23:00
SWITZERLAND: Scheidt & Bachmann is supplying Rhätische Bahn with 97 replacement ticket vending machines offering similar functionality to those used by Swiss Federal Railways. Passengers can...
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Lebanon railway revival discussed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 02:00
LEBANON: Long-standing proposals to rehabilitate the out-of-use railway which once ran 80 km along the coast from Beirut to Tripoli were discussed at a meeting of the EuroMed Transport Rail...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/04/01 - 23:00
Mitsubishi Corp subsidiary MTF Logistics has leased 62 flat wagons from EVR Cargo subsidiary WagonPro. They are to be used on container services between the Port of Muuga and Koidula on the Russian...
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Eurostar selects Sqills distribution and reservation software

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/03/31 - 23:00
EUROPE: Dutch ticketing software company Sqills is providing its S3 Passenger sales, distribution and reservation suite for international high speed train operator Eurostar. ‘As Eurostar grows...
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World rolling stock market - March 2018

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 23:00
Azerbaijan: On February 16 Metrowagonmash signed a contract to supply two five-car trainsets to the Baku metro. Czech Republic: ČD Cargo is seeking to award a framework contract for the supply of...
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British Airways takes delivery of tank wagons

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 02:00
UK: A batch of aviation fuel tank wagons which British Airways is to lease from VTG Rail UK has been delivered to London from The Greenbrier Companies’ Wagony Świdnica factory in Poland. Fully...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 23:00
Trainline has announced a partnership with Austrian Federal Railways, enabling it to sell all ÖBB products including discounted, Nightjet and Wien City Airport Train tickets. Scandinavian sales,...
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Presidents officially open Azerbaijan – Iran rail link

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 08:05
ASIA: The rail link between Astara in Azerbaijan and similarly-named town on the Iranian side of the border was officially opened with a ceremony on March 29. Presidents Hassan Rouhanid of Iran and...
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Rail to benefit from reduction in wind energy surcharge

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 03:39
GERMANY: The European Commission has ruled that Germany’s plan to grant railways a reduction on a planned offshore energy surcharge is permitted under EU state aid rules, because it would contribute...
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Cost drove cancellation of UK electrification projects

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 02:46
UK: The National Audit Office has published an investigation into why and how the government cancelled the planned 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the Cardiff – Swansea route, the Oxenholme...
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Appenzeller Bahnen takes deliveries of EMU and LRV

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 02:18
SWITZERLAND: Metre-gauge operator Appenzeller Bahnen recently took delivery of two vehicles ordered as part of the St Gallen Durchmesserlinie project. On March 27 Appenzeller Bahnen took delivery...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/03/28 - 23:00
Easier-to-use ticket vending machines and clearer language have increased the number of passengers buy the right ticket for their journey, according to mystery shopper research by the Office of...
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