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Swiss Combi buys stake in SBB Cargo

Wed, 2019/09/04 - 06:58
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Combi AG, a joint venture formed of four road transport and logistics companies in the private sector, has bought a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG for an undisclosed sum, although SBB...
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Victoria expands VLocity fleet

Wed, 2019/09/04 - 01:44
AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has ordered a further batch of VLocity diesel multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation, in order to meet growing demand on regional routes radiating from...
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SBB Cargo plans in the cloud

Tue, 2019/09/03 - 22:00
SWITZERLAND: SBB Cargo has begun using a cloud-hosted version of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail software to plan the deployment of around 320 locomotives and 2 200 employees each day. The...
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HS2 benefits ‘substantially undervalued’, amid rising costs

Tue, 2019/09/03 - 06:18
UK: The Chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd Allan Cook believes that ‘the benefits of the current scheme are substantially undervalued’, according to a ‘stocktake report’ presented to the House of Commons...
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RegioJet to standardise on Traxx locomotives

Tue, 2019/09/03 - 01:42
CZECH REPUBLIC: Expanding independent operator RegioJet has ordered 15 Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for more. The contract announced on...
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ČD fined for anti-competitive bidding

Mon, 2019/09/02 - 22:00
CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has been fined KC274·8m after anti-monopoly office ÚOHS ruled that it had abused its dominant position in an effort to prevent competitors entering the passenger...
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Channel Tunnel 'ready for Brexit'

Mon, 2019/09/02 - 08:08
EUROPE: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is prepared for the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31 ‘no matter the outcome’, it said on September 2. The company said...
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Wagon leasing joint venture formed

Mon, 2019/09/02 - 06:00
SWITZERLAND: Private markets investment manager SIG-i Capital  and established leasing company VTG  have formed Prio SA as a 55:45 joint venture which aims to acquiring a lease fleet of...
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UNIFE demands ‘fair’ market access for European and Chinese suppliers

Mon, 2019/09/02 - 04:00
INTERNATIONAL: European suppliers’ association UNIFE reiterated its call for ‘a real level playing field’ and ‘fair conditions’ for both European and Chinese manufacturers on September 2. It said...
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Hamilton – Auckland commuter service funded

Mon, 2019/09/02 - 00:57
NEW ZEALAND: Daily commuter services are to be introduced on the northern section of KiwiRail’s North Island Main Trunk line between Hamilton and Auckland from mid-2020, following the approval of an...
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Loco2 to rebrand as Rail Europe

Sun, 2019/09/01 - 23:00
EUROPE: SNCF’s international ticket retailing platform Loco2 is to be rebranded as Rail Europe with effect from November 6. Announcing the change on September 2, Loco2 said Rail Europe was ‘a...
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World rail freight news round-up

Sun, 2019/09/01 - 22:00
Iraq’s national railway has returned to service a fleet of Laehs refrigerated vans which have been out of use for 16 years. They are being used to carry chilled products such as food and medicines...
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Wagons for heavy containers delivered

Sat, 2019/08/31 - 22:00
RUSSIA: Deltatrans has begun taking delivery of 60 Type 13-6903 wagons ordered from United Wagon Co. The wagons are designed for carrying heavy containers with a gross weight of up to 36 tonnes,...
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Manuli Hydraulics launches rolling stock hoses

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 22:00
HOSES: Manuli Hydraulics has launched its SafeMaster range of hydraulic hoses for rolling stock applications. Designed to meet EN 45545 requirements, the hoses are made from materials that limit...
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Systra buys British Steel’s TSP Projects business

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 06:04
UK: Systra announced the acquisition of British Steel’s TSP Projects subsidiary on August 30. The international transport consultancy said this would double its presence in the UK, with TSP Projects’...
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Work to resume on Transnordestina

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 04:00
BRAZIL: Construction of the huge Transnordestina project in northeastern Brazil was due to resume at the end of August, Governor of Piauí state Wellington Dias announced during the Forum on Regional...
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Texol orders articulated LPG tank wagons

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 03:41
KAZAKHSTAN: Texol Group has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 400 Type 15-9541-01 articulated liquefied petroleum gas tank wagons by the end of March 2021. The Russian manufacturer said...
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Smartron locomotive offered for Bulgaria and Romania

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 02:19
EUROPE: Siemens Mobility now offers its Smartron electric locomotives pre-configured for use in Bulgaria and Romania. The Smartron was launched in 2018 as a budget version of Siemens’ Vectron...
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Young Rail Tours to explore the world of rail

Fri, 2019/08/30 - 02:00
INTERNATIONAL: UK-based networking and educational association Young Rail Professionals has launched Young Rail Tours in partnership with the Young Members sections of the Institution of Mechanical...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Thu, 2019/08/29 - 22:00
Stadler held a topping out ceremony on August 28 for its double-deck train factory at St Margrethen in northeast Switzerland. This will replace a former aircraft factory in nearby Altenrhein which no...
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