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Katowice airport rail link planned

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2017/12/16 - 01:00
POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has selected Egis Poland for a 18·7m złoty contract to plan the rehabilitation and electrification of the out-of-use Tarnowskie Góry – Zawiercie line to enable...
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Voith and Liebherr announce diesel engine partnership

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/15 - 07:00
ENGINES: A ‘co-operative partnership’ for the development, distribution and servicing of diesel engines for rail applications was announced by Voith and Liebherr on December 13. Liebherr is to...
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Strategic partner sought for RENFE freight

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/15 - 03:30
SPAIN: Unveiling on December 14 the government’s 2017-23 rail freight development plan, Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna announced that a ‘strategic partner’ is to be sought for RENFE’s freight...
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NJ Transit to buy more electro-diesel locomotives

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/15 - 01:39
USA: New Jersey Transit has decided to exercise an option for a further 17 dual-powered ALP-45 locomotives from Bombardier Transit Corp, in order to replace more of its oldest diesel locos. The NJ...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/14 - 23:00
The European Commission announced on December 8 that the final discussions for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement had concluded. The Commission said the EPA ‘guarantees EU companies access...
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Bombardier to supply Aventra EMUs to c2c

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/14 - 04:20
UK: Leasing company Porterbook has awarded Bombardier Transportation a £105m contract to supply 10 six-car Aventra 160 km/h electric multiple-units for the c2c rail franchise, and provide eight...
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Wabtec awarded Santos yard control contract

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/14 - 03:00
BRAZIL: Freight operator RUMO has awarded Wabtec Corp a US$5m contract to design, install and commission a train management and dispatching system to improve safety and efficiency at its yard serving...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 23:00
Passenger services began using Manchester’s Ordsall Chord on December 10. ‘This is a historic day for the north and for rail travel in the UK because Manchester’s three main stations are linked for...
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More Tunis RER funding

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 06:21
TUNISIA: The European Investment Bank has agreed a funding package worth €83m to support the acquisition of rolling stock and development of infrastructure for the Tunis RER programme. The funding...
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Nîmes – Montpellier bypass carries first freight

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 05:25
FRANCE: A pair of Class 27000 Alstom Prima dual-voltage freight locomotives hauled the first commercial freight train over the Contournement Nîmes – Montpellier on December 10. The 60 km bypass...
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Crack found in Shinkansen trainset bogie

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 03:21
JAPAN: The Japan Transport Safety Board has begun an investigation following the discovery of a crack in a West Japan Railway N700 trainset bogie, in what is the first incident affecting a high speed...
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Freight Looting A Growing Concern

Railways Africa - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 02:09
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SNCF relaunches web distribution portal as

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 02:07
FRANCE: Described as ‘a new shop window’, the website was rebranded as ‘’ on December 6. The rebranding marks the third and final pillar in SNCF’s revamp of its passenger...
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