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World rolling stock market - December 2017

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2017/12/30 - 23:00
Australia:  Faiveley Transport has been awarded contracts totalling more than US$150m to supply braking systems, HVAC, doors, driver vigilance units, pantographs and energy monitoring systems and 15...
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World rail infrastructure market - December 2017

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/29 - 23:00
Canada: CP has awarded Ensco Rail a contract to provide track geometry and rail profile inspection systems for a new track evaluation vehicle. Czech Republic: Kapsch CarrierCom has won a...
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World rail market - December 2017

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/28 - 23:00
Portugal:  Siscog is to supply Medway with a locomotive and crew scheduling and management package based on its Fleet and Crews products. Taiwan:  Ricardo is to provide verification services for...
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Rail-specification ball valves developed

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/28 - 04:00
VALVES: IMI Precision Engineering has developed a range of robust ball valves specially designed to meet rolling stock standards and to offer consistency across a temperature range between -40°C and...
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Centre-Val de Loire orders double-deck TET trainsets

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/28 - 02:15
FRANCE: The Centre-Val de Loire region has ordered a fleet of 32 double-deck EMUs from Bombardier to operate 200 km/h inter-city services on three TET routes. The Omneo Premium trainsets are...
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CN orders 200 GE diesel locos

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/28 - 01:17
CANADA: In order to ‘accommodate future growth opportunities and drive operational efficiency’, Canadian National announced on December 22 that it had ordered 200 new diesel locomotives from GE...
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Lighter and safer seats

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/27 - 23:00
SEATS: Commuters at opposite sides of the USA are now sitting on BASF’s Basotect open cell melamine foam, which Rogers Corp is using in BART and Long Island Rail Road seat cushions. According to...
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Amtrak launches New York Penn navigation app

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/27 - 04:00
USA: Amtrak has launched FindYourWay, an iOS and Android app based on the Zyter platform which uses more than 400 beacons inside New York Penn station to provide real-time gate, train and boarding...
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Machine learning to customise journey planning

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/26 - 23:00
UK: The University of Surrey has been awarded £230 000 from the Department for Transport through Innovate UK to create an onward journey planning assistant which would learn a user’s needs to...
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Winter Olympic KTX line inaugurated

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/26 - 03:50
SOUTH KOREA: Revenue operations began on December 22 of the Seoul – Gangneung high speed railway, following an inauguration ceremony at Gangneung the previous day attended by Prime Minister Lee...
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Tapa – Tartu modernisation completed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/25 - 23:00
ESTONIA: National railway Eesti Raudtee has completed a project to modernise 57 km of the Tapa – Tartu line to enable passenger trains to run at a maximum speed of 120 km/h and freight...
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Feature articles in the December 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/25 - 04:00
Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2017/12/24 - 23:00
Croatian open access freight company Transagent Špedicija is to deploy a former British Rail Class 92 multi-system locomotive previously used by DB Cargo Romania on intermodal services from the port...
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Samskip expands wagon fleet

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2017/12/23 - 23:00
EUROPE: Logistics company Samskip has taken delivery of the last of 100 Type T-3000 wagons manufactured by Slovakian company Tatravagónka which it is leasing from Nacco under a five-year deal. The...
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Road-rail vehicles eliminate manual handling during electrification installation

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/22 - 23:00
UK: Keltbray Aspire has worked with SRS Sjölanders to develop six mobile elevating work platform road-rail vehicles for use when installing overhead line electrification. Kelbray said the machines...
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Transmashholding invests in Argentina

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/22 - 06:01
ARGENTINA: Transmashholding of Russia is to spend US$3m to refurbish and reopen the Mechita rolling stock workshops in the province of Buenos Aires, under the terms of an agreement signed on December...
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Alstom takes majority stake in Kazakh joint venture

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/22 - 03:25
KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom announced on December 22 that it had signed an agreement to acquire from national railway KTZ its 25% stake in the EKZ electric locomotive production joint venture. Subject to...
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Electric tests hit 160 km/h in Israel

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/22 - 02:16
ISRAEL: A Bombardier Traxx AC electric locomotive on test on the A1 fast line reached a new national record speed of 160 km/h on December 21. The test run took place on the 12 km section...
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Virtual ticket agents aim to boost ticket machine use

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/22 - 02:00
UK: Greater Anglia says its is the first train operator in England to roll out Scheidt & Bachmann’s FareGo ViTA ‘virtual ticket agents’ across its ticket machines, enabling passengers who have a...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/21 - 23:00
Gemco Rail and Amsted Rail have formed a partnership for the distribution of Amsted Rail products in Australia and New Zealand. Following training in quality, reconditioning procedures and production...
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