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Orbital line opens in Seoul

7 hours 37 min ago
SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16. The 23·4 km route runs north-south from Sosa to Wonsi to the southwest of Seoul. The 12 stations...
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Orbital line opens in Seoul

7 hours 37 min ago
SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16. The 23·4 km route runs north-south from Sosa to Wonsi to the southwest of Seoul. The 12 stations...
Categories: Prototype News

Cross-border upgrade plan

8 hours 4 min ago
 EUROPE: North-south rail services between Belfast and Dublin could be upgraded over the coming years, under a three-stage development strategy agreed by Irish national operator Iarnród Éireann...
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World rail freight news round-up

Sun, 2018/06/17 - 23:00
The national railways of Russia and China signed a memorandum on June 8 agreeing to jointly develop a market for ‘high speed' freight services between China, Russia and Europe. Target market sectors...
Categories: Prototype News

Discuss the latest trends at InnoTrans 2018 supporting events

Sun, 2018/06/17 - 22:00
INNOTRANS: The programme of supporting event alongside the InnoTrans 2018 exhibition will provide a wide range of opportunities to find out about the latest trends in products, services and user...
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Grain wagons enter service

Sat, 2018/06/16 - 23:00
GERMANY: Captrain Deutschland company ITL has put into service the first 37 of 74 grain hopper wagons which it has ordered from Tatravagónka through leasing company Ermewa. The remainder of the fleet...
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Smart gate to identify wagons

Fri, 2018/06/15 - 23:00
SPAIN: Indra is developing a ‘smart gate’‚ which it envisages would be able to digitally identify wagons as they are handled at freight terminals. The technology would be a development of Indra’s...
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Bombardier inaugurates Bautzen production hall

Fri, 2018/06/15 - 07:12
GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation  inaugurated a new final assembly hall at its Bautzen plant in Sachsen on June 15. Built at a cost of €8m as part of a €30m investment in the site, the hall...
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Network Rail technology supplier qualification system launched

Fri, 2018/06/15 - 05:28
UK: Network Rail has launched a technology supplier qualification system as its primary sourcing platform for IT goods and services. This is intended to improve market engagement, provide greater...
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Coupler condition monitoring agreement

Fri, 2018/06/15 - 00:00
VOITH: Voith Turbo and Siemens have agreed to develop condition monitoring technology for Voith’s Scharfenberg couplers, with the aim of reducing inspection and maintenance costs while increasing...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 23:00
South African company DCD Rolling Stock has been acquired by the TMH Africa joint venture of Russia's Transmashholding (70%) and empowerment partner Mjisa Investments (30%) for a reported R500m. TMH...
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Danish fleet renewal goes ahead

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 09:13
DENMARK: State passenger operator DSB has been authorised to start the procurement of a new electric train fleet, the Ministry of Transport announced on June 12. The government has reached...
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SNCF reform legislation adopted

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 06:06
FRANCE: The consolidated version of the government’s railway reform legislation was formally adopted by the Sénat in a 245:83 vote on June 14, having been approved by the Assemblée Nationale 452:80...
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Strukton to show track defect recognition technology at InnoTrans 2018

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 03:19
STRUKTON: Strukton Rail is to use InnoTrans 2018 to unveil automatic video recognition technology which can identify potential tracks defects before they occur. This is being developed by combining...
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African supply chain partnership

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 03:05
AFRICA: Unipart Rail and Gear Rail signed a partnership agreement at the Africa Rail event in Johannesburg on June 13. Unipart said the two companies would benefit from bringing together Gear Rail’s...
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North Korean railway line opens

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 01:00
NORTH KOREA: The Koam – Tapchon railway viaduct has opened, crossing Sokjon Bay on the east coast to connect a fishing port development on the Songjon peninsula to the national rail network. The...
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UK railway news round-up

Wed, 2018/06/13 - 23:00
The first Hitachi Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express arrived at the Port of Southampton from Japan on June 11. FirstGroup has appointed Louise Cheeseman as Managing Director of Hull Trains,...
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Inquiry into May timetable disruption launched

Wed, 2018/06/13 - 08:23
UK: On June 13 the Office of Rail & Road formally launched its independent inquiry into the 'recent and widespread' disruption which followed the introduction of the new timetable on May 20. The...
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Siemens reveals Velaro Novo 360 km/h train concept

Wed, 2018/06/13 - 06:07
GERMANY: Siemens unveiled its Velaro Novo concept for the next generation of high speed train on June 13, saying the first sets could be in service in 2023.   The 8 MW Velaro Novo is...
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FlixTrain brings forward extra services after ‘overwhelming response’

Wed, 2018/06/13 - 04:25
GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain has brought forward the introduction of additional services following higher than anticipated passenger demand. It is also introducing seat reservations and...
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