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First Trenitalia awarded West Coast Partnership

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/08/14 - 01:39
UK: The consortium of FirstGroup (70%) and Trenitalia (30%) has been selected for the West Coast Partnership franchise to operate intercity services on the West Coast Main Line and the first phase...
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Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 22:00
SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Thales and CAF Signalling a contract to design, supply and maintain signalling equipment for the La Encina – Xátiva – Valencia section...
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Canadian government funds rail capacity works

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 08:14
CANADA: The government has announced C$12·4m of funding for two projects designed to enhance rail freight capacity, reduce bottlenecks and increase competition by offering shippers access to two...
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Bombardier sees ‘positive market outlook’ for rail

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 07:00
BOMBARDIER: ‘The positive market outlook for the rail industry remains unchanged’, said Bombardier when it presented its second quarter results on August 1. ‘At Transportation, we have made...
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Snowdon Mountain Railway orders battery-diesel locos

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 04:37
UK: Snowdon Mountain Railway has ordered two battery-diesel hybrid locomotives from Clayton Equipment Ltd, which specialises in the production of bespoke designs for specialist railway, metro, mining...
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DB invests in mobile data analytics company

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 02:53
SWITZERLAND: A company which uses mobile phone data to obtain information on travel demand has raised US$17·5m in a funding round with participants including Deutsche Bahn’s technology investment...
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Loram to acquire Aurizon’s rail grinding business

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 02:40
AUSTRALIA: Loram Maintenance of Way has agreed to purchase Aurizon’s rail grinding business, along with its contracts to serve four customers. ‘Loram recognises substantial opportunities in the...
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Rail sawing and drilling machine installed

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 22:00
FRANCE: Geismar has supplied an automated carbide rail sawing and drilling machine for SNCF’s rail centre of excellence at Saulon in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the only workshop in France with a...
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Sunbury line upgrade package

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 06:29
AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has approved the first package of civil works to upgrade the 39·5 km Sunbury suburban line, which forms the electrified suburban section of the Melbourne...
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RegioJet to launch Praha – Wien – Budapest service

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 03:02
EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet has announced plans to launch a long-distance passenger service on the Praha – Wien – Budapest route from June 2020. There would be two trains each way per...
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Côte d'Ivoire – Burkina Faso railway upgrade agreement

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 01:00
AFRICA: A bilateral agreement for the modernisation of the Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Kaya route and the construction of an extension to manganese deposits at Tambao near the borders of Niger and Mali...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2019/08/11 - 22:00
At the end of July ČD Cargo put into service the first of a batch of Eanos open wagons which are being supplied by Greenbrier Europe’s Świdnica plant. They will mainly be used for wood and scrap...
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Project update: Guinea

Railways Africa - Sun, 2019/08/11 - 21:12
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Opportunity: Level Crossing

Railways Africa - Sun, 2019/08/11 - 21:09
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