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Locomotive control system certified

Fri, 2018/01/19 - 23:00
RUSSIA: Diesel locomotives produced by Bryansk Engineering Plant are now being fitted with an electronic control system which the Transmashholding subsidiary has developed in-house. This follows...
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Ashford International modified for use by Eurostar e320 trainsets

Fri, 2018/01/19 - 04:32
UK: Network Rail is undertaking work to equip the international platform tracks at Ashford International station with the KVB warning system used on High Speed 1, and is also altering the platform...
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Optimising sensor data to support predictive maintenance

Fri, 2018/01/19 - 03:46
BELGIUM: An imec.icon research project has been launched to investigate ways of collecting and presenting the increasing amount of data which is being produced by on-train sensors, with the aim of...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Thu, 2018/01/18 - 23:00
Knorr-Bremse Nordic Rail Services announced on January 18 that it had agreed to sell its Swedtrac rolling stock modernisation and repair business to Stadler Service Sweden. The transaction is...
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Shift2Rail issues 2018 call for proposals

Thu, 2018/01/18 - 01:06
EUROPE: The Shift2Rail joint undertaking formed to promote strategic research and innovation in the European rail sector has published its 2018 call for proposals, based on its amended Annual Work...
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UK railway news round-up

Wed, 2018/01/17 - 23:00
TransPennine Express has installed 15 Cubic Transportation Systems ticket gates at Manchester Airport station; 11 of these are wide gates to accommodate large luggage. Some of the gates are remotely...
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Demand outstrips exhibition space ahead of Berlin show

Wed, 2018/01/17 - 08:39
INNOTRANS: Demand for space at this year’s InnoTrans exhibition was outstripping supply ‘to an unprecedented extent’, Organiser Messe Berlin announced on January 17. The trade show, which takes...
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GE Transportation signs Kazakh shunting loco contract

Wed, 2018/01/17 - 07:40
KAZAKHSTAN: Contracts for the supply of 300 shunting locomotives and the provision of 18 years of support for 175 TEP33A passenger locomotives were signed by national railway KTZ and GE...
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Koleje Mazowieckie orders 71 EMUs

Wed, 2018/01/17 - 05:08
POLAND: An agreement for Stadler Rail to supply 71 Flirt electric multiple-units to voivodship-owned regional passenger operator Koleje Mazowieckie was signed in Warszawa on January 17. Stadler said...
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Eastleigh Works sold

Wed, 2018/01/17 - 02:00
UK: The Key Property Investments joint venture of developer St Modwen and Kuwait-based Salhia Real Estate Co has sold the 19 ha Eastleigh Works train maintenance and repair site to corporate...
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Cubic expands in India after US contract wins

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 23:00
INDIA: Cubic Transportation Systems expects to double the number of staff at its Hyderabad-based CTS India software design, development and testing business this year, after winning contracts to...
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CAF coaches to enter service with Caledonian Sleeper in October

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 08:18
UK: The coaches which CAF is building in Spain for use on Caledonian Sleeper trains between Scotland and London are expected to begin entering passenger service during October, the operator said...
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Ballarat Line upgrading contract signed

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 06:52
AUSTRALIA: Upgrading and capacity enhancement works on the Melbourne – Ballarat line in Victoria are to be completed by late 2019, under a A$551·7m contract announced on January 16. Funded by the...
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Warszawa EMU tenders opened

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 05:00
POLAND: Pesa has been named as the lowest bidder for a contract to supply electric multiple-units to suburban train operator SKM Warszawa. The tender covers the supply and maintenance for 15 years...
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Strategic Transport Plan for northern England published

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 04:01
UK: Transport for the North has published its draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for northern England, outlining a 'revolutionary investment programme' running to 2050 which is intended to drive...
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Academy to support Ethiopian railway operations

Tue, 2018/01/16 - 01:06
ETHIOPIA: Work is to start later this year on the construction of a railway training academy, Ethiopian Railways Corp announced on January 13. When fully operational, the academy is expected to...
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Opening and electrification in Uzbekistan

Mon, 2018/01/15 - 23:00
UZBEKISTAN: Projects to expand and upgrade the national railway network are making progress, with the launch of freight services on a newly-built direct line between Bokhara and Miskin, work underway...
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BLS signs its largest rolling stock contract

Mon, 2018/01/15 - 07:39
SWITZERLAND: A firm order for the supply of 52 six-car Flirt electric multiple-units was signed by BLS Chief Executive Bernard Guillelmon and Stadler President Peter Spuhler on January 15. Stadler...
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Brightline launches higher-speed inter-city service

Mon, 2018/01/15 - 02:18
USA: The first privately-operated scheduled passenger trains since the early 1980s began running on January 13, when Brightline launched an introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort...
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World rail freight news round-up

Sun, 2018/01/14 - 23:00
Hupac has launched a thrice-weekly direct container service between Hannover and Novara. This is an 'evolution' of its Hamburg/Hannover – Busto shuttle, which continues to run as a Hamburg – Busto...
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