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World rail freight news round-up

Sun, 2018/08/19 - 23:00
CSX Corp has announced a new eastern and western management structure intended to decentralise operational and support functions. ‘This is a proven model that pushes decision making closer to the...
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Rail approved cable glands at InnoTrans 2018

Sun, 2018/08/19 - 22:00
CMP: Cable gland, cleat and accessory specialist CMP will be showcasing its range of rail-specific products, which have been supplied for high-profile projects including London’s Crossrail and metro...
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Optic fibre cable troughing launched

Sat, 2018/08/18 - 23:00
TROUGHING: Groundworks and civil engineering product supplier Scott Parnell has expanded its Arcosystem range with the launch of Arcosizesero glass-reinforced plastic elevated troughing which is...
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Accessibility advisers help improve Flirt UK trains

Fri, 2018/08/17 - 23:00
UK: Greater Anglia recently took a wheelchair-using passenger, a blind person and a visually impaired person plus his guide dog to Stadler’s factory at Bussnang in Switzerland to test prototype ramps...
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Double-deck EMU order approved

Fri, 2018/08/17 - 05:41
HUNGARY: The government has given the go-ahead for MÁV-Start to exercise an option for Stadler to supply a further eight Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units. The HF39bn order approved on August...
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ÖBB signs 700-coach framework agreement

Fri, 2018/08/17 - 05:31
AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways and Siemens Mobility have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 700 coaches with a potential total value of €1·5bn, with an option to...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Thu, 2018/08/16 - 23:00
Central Japan Railway subsidiary Nippon Sharyo is to close its US rolling stock plant in Rochelle, Illinois, at the end of August. The plant opened in July 2012 to serve the North American market,...
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Get connected with Era-Contact

Thu, 2018/08/16 - 22:00
ERA-CONTACT: The latest features of Era-Contact’s Ethernet coupler will be presented at InnoTrans 2018. Era-Contact has worked with Frankfurt transport operator VGF to test the provision of a...
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Italian local railways awarded funding

Thu, 2018/08/16 - 07:22
ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has announced the allocation of government funding with a total value of €338m towards signalling and safety system upgrading projects on local...
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Expert team to review MTR Corp project management

Thu, 2018/08/16 - 04:59
CHINA: Following the discovery of problems with construction methods and documentation on the Shatin – Central Link project, Hong Kong’s Transport & Housing Bureau has appointed three retired...
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UK railway news round-up

Wed, 2018/08/15 - 23:00
On August 3 the Secretary of State for Transport approved a Transport & Works Act Order granting legal powers for the construction of a dive-under at Werrington Junction north of Peterborough....
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3D printing demonstration at InnoTrans 2018

Wed, 2018/08/15 - 22:00
STRATASYS: A Fortus 450mc Production 3D printer will be running live on the Stratasys stand, demonstrating how the use of additive manufacturing to produce high-performance replacement parts on...
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DB deploys heat protection film in heatwave

Wed, 2018/08/15 - 03:22
GERMANY: In response to the ongoing heatwave, DB Regio is applying heat protection film to the windows of Type DBuz non-air-conditioned double-deck coaches used on the Frankenbahn route between...
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Mobile passenger information display launched

Wed, 2018/08/15 - 03:08
DISPLAY: In response to customer requests, Infotec has launched the MD42P mobile passenger information display designed to enable station operators to show additional information or special notices...
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Wabtec highlights three core themes at InnoTrans 2018

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 23:15
WABTEC:  The multinational component specialist Wabtec has three core areas of focus at this year’s InnoTrans. These are: improving the passenger experience; comprehensive product life-cycle...
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Eifel-Bördebahn contract awarded

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 23:00
GERMANY: Local transport authority NVR has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Rurtalbahn GmbH a contract to continue to operate Eifel-Bördebahn service RB28. The passenger service on the 30 km...
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International Rail Partners buys its first short line

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 06:57
USA: International Rail Partners has made its first short line acquisition, buying Grenada Railroad from Iowa Pacific Holdings and taking over operations on August 2 under a lease-purchase agreement...
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East Japan Railway studies driverless operation

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 04:27
JAPAN: East Japan Railway Co has set up a team to develop plans for driverless operation, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports. Trains would initially run with an onboard supervisor able to...
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Nacco asset divestment agreement clears way for VTG acquisition

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 04:17
GERMANY: An agreement has been signed for a consortium of leasing company Wascosa and Hamburg-based investor Aves One to buy about 30% of Nacco Group’s wagon leasing activities and assets. This one...
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Sande bypass contract awarded

Tue, 2018/08/14 - 00:00
GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded a consortium of Strabag, Ed Züblin and Strabag Rail a €115m contract to upgrade or replace 5·7 km of the railway from Oldenburg to the JadeWeserPort container...
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