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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 22:00
Network Rail has caught and moved 200 endangered white clawed crayfish as part of works to reinforce the 173-year-old Grade II listed Docker Garths viaduct on the West Coast Main Line in...
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Russian wagons for DB on test

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 06:00
GERMANY: The first of 160 articulated flat wagons which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin factory in Russia have been sent for testing, with TSI certification expected by the...
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Review to consider whether and how to proceed with High Speed 2

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 04:14
UK: The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project were published by Secretary of State for Transport Grant...
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PKP Intercity orders Flirts as ridership grows

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 03:56
POLAND: National long-distance train operator PKP Intercity has signed a contract for Stadler to supply a 12 eight-car Flirt electric multiple-units and maintain them for 15 years. Stadler and a...
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East Midlands Railway announces three brands

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 02:00
UK: Abellio officially launched East Midlands Railway as the new operator of the East Midlands franchise on August 19, the day after it formally took over from Stagecoach which had operated the...
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Production of paired coaches approved

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 22:00
RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 61-4517 and 61-4516 passenger coaches which will operate in coupled pairs, a concept which the manufacturer said was being...
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RTB Cargo to lease Smartron locomotives

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 08:27
GERMANY: Leasing company Northrail has signed a full-service agreement to provide RTB Cargo with three Siemens Mobility Smarton electric locomotives for up to five years. Announcing the contract on...
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Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 07:18
AISA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension. The first departure left the Iranian capital on August 7, watched by...
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Consultation on trans-Pennine route modernisation

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 04:27
UK: Network Rail is to begin public consultation this summer on plans to rebuild and electrify a 13 km section of the trans-Pennine corridor between Manchester and York via Leeds. The plans...
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Tender favours state incumbent, new entrants’ group claims

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 01:38
SLOVAKIA: The ALLRAIL group of new entrants to the rail market has expressed concerned about tender for the operation of passenger services on the Žilina – Rajec line, saying it believes that the...
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Coal cut-off line approved

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 22:00
INDIA: The government has approved the construction of a 108 km rail link between Kolhapur and Vaibhavwadi, for completion in 2023-24 at an estimated cost of Rs34·4bn. Connecting Central...
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SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 08:08
EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first half of 2019, Swiss Federal Railways announced on August 19 that it intended to strengthen its...
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Alstom to supply 252 multiple-unit cars to Western Australia

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 07:10
AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric...
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Steelmaker orders broad gauge EffiShunter locos

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 06:19
UKRAINE: ArcelorMittal has awarded Czech manufacturer CZ Loko a contract to supply four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives for heavy shunting at its Kryvyi Rih...
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ADB finances Sri Lanka railway modernisation programme

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 06:06
SRI LANKA: The Asian Development Bank has approved its first loan to Sri Lanka’s railway sector, providing US$160m towards the US$192m Railway Efficiency Improvement Project. The government is to...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/08/18 - 22:00
Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS organised the delivery of large Caterpillar off-road machines 4 000 km from the Port of Paldiski in Estonia to Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. A study undertaken by Stantec...
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Filling the intermodal information gap

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/08/18 - 00:00
EUROPE: Intermodal freight company Kombiverkehr is piloting Train Monitor, which provides real-time information on the location and punctuality of its services operating within Germany and from...
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Road-rail shunter delivered

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/08/16 - 22:00
BELARUS: A scrap metal processing company has taken delivery of a TMV-2 road-rail shunter developed by Russian manufacturer Uralvagonzavod. The contract includes commissioning, staff training and...
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Japanese take over Rio suburban network

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/08/16 - 07:58
BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had...
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Ataer Holdings named preferred bidder for British Steel

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/08/16 - 04:13
BRITISH STEEL: The Official Receiver named Ataer Holdings as preferred bidder for the whole of the British Steel business on August 16. Heads of agreement have been signed, triggering a two months of...
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