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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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Chinese company to upgrade Republika Srpska railway

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/21 - 08:06
BOSNIA: The Republika Srpska entity’s railway company ŽRS has awarded China Shandong International Economic & Technical Co-operation Group a contract for the modernisation of the 104 km route...
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Russian firms to invest in Iranian rolling stock

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/21 - 06:54
IRAN: A memorandum of co-operation for the joint production of rolling stock was signed by national railway RAI and the Russian Export Centre on December 18. The memorandum provides for Russian...
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Penn Station Partners selected for Baltimore station modernisation

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/21 - 05:00
USA: Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to undertake the redevelopment of Baltimore Penn station and neighbouring properties which it owns. Penn Station Partners comprises Beatty Development...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/20 - 23:00
The Urban Transport Group of transport authorities has written to the Office of Rail & Road expressing concern that changes to infrastructure charging regimes could shift industry costs onto...
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Overspeed focus in Amtrak derailment

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/20 - 10:14
USA: Excessive speed has been identified as a key factor in the derailment of Amtrak Cascades’ Seattle – Portland train 501 near Tacoma on December 18, according to the National Transportation Safety...
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Bombardier to supply more VLocity DMUs

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/20 - 05:26
AUSTRALIA: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a A$146m contract to supply a further nine three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units to Transport for Victoria. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019,...
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EMU overhaul includes heritage livery

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/20 - 05:02
UK: Knorr-Bremse RailServices in Wolverton is undertaking the C6 overhaul of 19 Class 313 EMUs which Beacon Rail leases to Govia Thameslink Railway for use on Southern’s Coastway services, The C6...
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Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail AssetsCo tender called

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/20 - 02:30
ASIA: A joint tender for the appointment of the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail Assets Company was jointly called by Malaysia and Singapore’s government-owned Infrastructure Companies MyHSR...
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MUL Railcars opens US wagon leasing office

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/19 - 23:00
USA: Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co Ltd has opened an office in Portland, Oregon, as a base for its MUL Railcars wagon leasing activities. This follows the company’s expansion through a...
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Network Rail awards ETCS freight fitment contract

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/19 - 08:49
UK: Network Rail announced on December 19 that it had awarded Siemens Rail Automation a contract to design, test and obtain approval for installing Trainguard 200 onboard ETCS equipment on freight...
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Algerian Coradia multiple-unit on test

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/19 - 05:38
ALGERIA: The first of 17 six-car Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units which national railway SNTF ordered from Alstom in July 2015 is now undergoing dynamic trials at the Velim test...
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TransPennine Express trainsets under construction in Japan

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/19 - 04:24
UK: Hitachi has begun production of the 19 five-car AT300 electro-diesel multiple-units ordered by leasing company Angel Trains in March 2016 for use by FirstGroup’s TransPennine Express franchise....
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Alstom awarded Romanian upgrading contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/18 - 23:00
ROMANIA: As part of the Asocierea RailWorks consortium with Aktor and Arcada, Alstom has been awarded a €40m contract to undertake electrification and resignalling for the modernisation of the...
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Ontario high speed rail study terms of reference tendered

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/18 - 06:16
CANADA: Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for bids for a contract to develop terms of reference for the environmental assessment process for the Kitchener-Waterloo – London...
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PPP concession to lead København S-bane automation

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/18 - 04:01
DENMARK: Operations and infrastructure management on the København S-bane network are to be tendered as an integrated package, the government announced on December 13. Keeping track and trains...
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Cross-Øresund services to be split

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/18 - 03:56
EUROPE: Transport authorities in Denmark and Sweden have reached agreement to split up the current cross-Øresund rail services from December 2021, Denmark’s Minister of Transport, Building &...
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Hunter Harrison dead at 73

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/18 - 00:53
USA: ‘With great sadness’, CSX announced on December 16 that its President & Chief Executive Officer E Hunter Harrison had died at the age of 73, ‘of unexpectedly severe complications following a...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2017/12/17 - 23:00
On December 14 TX Logistik signed a firm order for Bombardier Transportation to supply 40 Traxx MS3 multi-system locomotives for use on Italy – Switzerland – Germany services from mid-2019....
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Stara Pazova – Novi Sad funding agreement

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2017/12/16 - 23:00
SERBIA: Infrastructure manager Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije and RZD International have signed an agreement releasing further funding for work on the Beograd – Budapest upgrading project. Signed...
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