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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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Social impact of Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed line to be studied

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/01/05 - 01:39
MALAYSIA: Project promoter MyHSR Corp has awarded ERE Consulting Group a contract to carry out a social and heritage impact assessment for the Malaysian section of the planned 350 km/h Kuala...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/01/04 - 23:00
The European Investment Bank signed a €30m loan agreement with Talgo on December 21 to support the development of high speed and commuter trains, including a prototype EMU for short and medium-length...
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Board changes to support Pesa restructuring

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/01/04 - 06:10
POLAND: The supervisory board of rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz announced changes to the management board on January 3, saying this would strengthen the board to support ongoing...
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No agreement on New York – New Jersey tunnel

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/01/04 - 02:10
USA: There is no agreement for the federal government to pay around half of the cost of the proposed $13bn Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, according to the...
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Israel Railways orders double-deck coaches for use with electric locos

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/01/04 - 01:00
ISRAEL: A €104m firm order for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further 54 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches was signed by Israel Railways on December 31. Deliveries are scheduled to be...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/03 - 23:00
Network Rail plans to award three framework agreements for multi-discipline railway asset enhancement and renewal works across its Anglia, Southeast and Wessex routes during the five years of Control...
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Rail Baltica design contracts awarded

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/03 - 03:55
POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded two contracts for planning the Polish section of the future Rail Baltica corridor. MGGP has been awarded a 19·8m złoty contract to undertake the...
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Mombasa – Nairobi standard gauge freight service launched

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/01/03 - 03:08
KENYA: The first commercial freight train on the Standard Gauge Railway ran from Mombasa to the Embakasi Inland Container Depot in Nairobi on January 1. The 52-wagon train carried 104 TEU, which the...
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Strukton to take over Danish fixed links rail maintenance contract

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/02 - 23:00
DENMARK: Power and communication network infrastructure services company Eltel signed a letter of intent on December 29 for the divestment of its Danish rail activities to Strukton Rail. The parties...
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CAF to begin recruitment for Newport rolling stock factory

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/02 - 07:37
UK: Work is underway on the factory which CAF is building at Newport in south Wales to support its expansion in the UK rolling stock market. The company expects to employ 200 people at the plant...
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Gotthard Panoramic route EMUs ordered

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/02 - 03:39
SWITZERLAND: Schweizerische Südostbahn has ordered 11 Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units for use on services from Basel and Zürich to Locarno and Lugano operating via the traditional Gotthard main...
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TikhvinSpetsMash to supply 548 timber wagons

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2018/01/02 - 01:53
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash has won orders to supply a total of 548 high capacity timber wagons to six customers in the first quarter of 2018. The orders have been placed by...
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Railway Directory 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2017/12/31 - 23:00
RAILWAY DIRECTORY: Since 1895 Railway Directory has provided a comprehensive overview of the world’s railway sector. Its distillation of key facts and statistics in a consistent format has long...
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Inaugural run on Haramain high speed line

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2017/12/31 - 06:37
SAUDI ARABIA: An inaugural train ran between Madinah and Makkah over the Haramain high speed railway on December 31. Completing the 450 km trip in 2 h 52 min, the train conveyed Saudi...
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