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Towards A New Economic Order

Railways Africa - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 01:54
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Resumption Of Train Services

Railways Africa - Wed, 2017/12/13 - 01:37
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Russia adopts piggyback wagon standards

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/12 - 23:00
RUSSIA: The Ministry of Transport has approved technical standards for the piggyback transport of lorries, trailers and cars by rail, including the adoption of a standard floor height of...
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Kraków cut-off line opens

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/12 - 08:33
POLAND: Passenger services began using a recently-completed elevated chord linking Kraków’s Zabłocie and Krzemionki stations with the December 10 timetable change. The chord removes the need for...
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Norfolk Southern opens replacement Portageville Bridge

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2017/12/12 - 05:53
USA: Norfolk Southern has opened the new Portageville Bridge, a 294 m long steel arch span across the 72 m deep Genesee River gorge in Letchworth State Park on its Southern Tier Line in New...
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GE to install Trip Optimizer on KTZ Evolution locomotive fleet

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/11 - 23:00
KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ’s freight business has signed an agreement to deploy GE’s Trip Optimizer efficiency system on its fleet of TE33A Evolution Series diesel locomotives. The agreement...
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Vivarail to open production facility in County Durham

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/11 - 08:30
UK: Next month Vivarail is to open a plant on the Spectrum Business Park at Seaham in County Durham where it will assemble powerpacks and wiring looms for the D Train multiple-units which it plans to...
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ICE4 enters regular service

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2017/12/11 - 05:25
GERMANY: After nearly 12 months of trials in commercial service on the Hamburg – München route, Deutsche Bahn has put the first of its fleet of ICE4 trainsets into regular operation. From the...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2017/12/10 - 23:00
China Railway Express Co has launched a parcels delivery service using space on Fuxing high speed trainsets operating on the Beijing – Shanghai Passenger-Dedicated Line, Alstom's Belfort site has...
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Hupac orders Chinese wagons

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2017/12/09 - 23:00
SWITZERLAND: Hupac and CRRC International have signed a two-year contract for CRRC Shandong to manufacture flat wagons for the intermodal freight operator and obtain Swiss wagon registration and EU...
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Beograd depot upgrade loan signed

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/08 - 23:00
SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing national passenger operator JSC Srbija Voz with loans totalling €47m to finance the upgrading and expansion of Zemun depot...
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Merkel inaugurates München - Berlin Unity Project 8

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/08 - 14:24
GERMANY: Special trains from München and Nürnberg, celebrations in multiple cities and a spectacular arrival in Berlin Hauptbahnhof marked the inauguration on December 8 of the railway known as...
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US-built Estonian GE locomotive rebuilt

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/08 - 09:25
ESTONIA: Freight operator EVR Cargo has begun testing the first of its GE-built C30-7Ai Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives to be extensively rebuilt at its Tapa workshops. The modernisation of the 19...
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Traxx Africa handed over in Durban

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2017/12/08 - 03:39
SOUTH AFRICA: Bombardier Transportation and Transnet Freight Rail celebrated the handover of the first of 240 Traxx Africa electric locomotives with a ceremony at Transnet Engineering’s assembly...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2017/12/07 - 23:00
The Ukrainian government announced on December 4 that it expects to formalise by the end of the year a strategic partnership with GE Transportation for the implementation of a US$1bn seven-year...
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