TANZANIA: South Korean company Hyundai Rotem has been selected as preferred bidder for a 335·4bn won contract to supply 80 electric multiple-units and 17 electric locomotives to Tanzania Railways Corp by 2024.
TANZANIA: South Korean company Hyundai Rotem has announced a 335·4bn won contract to supply 80 electric multiple-units and 17 electric locomotives to Tanzania Railways Corp by 2024.
USA: Amtrak has awarded Siemens Mobility contracts to supply 73 trainsets including electro-diesel and diesel-battery hybrid vehicles to operate medium-distance inter-city routes.
EUROPE: The European Parliament has called for expedited deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System in order to reduce the ‘fragmentation’ of the European rail sector and achieve the EU’s climate and digital transition objectives.
POLAND: PCC Intermodal has awarded two contracts for the supply of electric locomotives to support expansion of its container services.
LITHUANIA: A TEM2UM-1000 shunting locomotive has been modernised using components from suppliers in the EU and the US to reduce fuel consumption by up 30% and meet the EU Stage V standard for particulate emissions.
UK: Incremental Solutions’ TRAnsition COnnectivity concept to track freight trains to reduce arrival time uncertainty and the need for paper-based systems has been awarded £393 371 from the Department for Transport’s First of a Kind competition.
GERMANY: Up to 13 intermodal trains a day for destinations across Europe are now being formed and dispatched from the automated MegaHub terminal at Lehrte, following a formal inauguration attended by Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann and DB Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla.
GERMANY: Railpool Group has acquired KTG Railservice, which operates a locomotive maintenance workshop at Duisburg inland port. The leasing company now has three workshops in Germany, open to all customers.
POLAND: Traction power supply infrastructure company PKP Energetyka has built a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility designed to stabilise the traction electricity supply and allow for more efficient use of renewable energy sources.
JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric President & CEO Takeshi Sugiyama has announced his resignation, after an internal investigation found that rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and air compressors supplied by the company had not been tested according to documented specifications.
UK: A project to reduce the emissions from an EMD Class 66 freight locomotive by converting it to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen has been awarded government funding.
RUSSIA: Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit, which is being developed as the next model in its family of EMUs for urban, suburban and long-distance applications.
UK: The Department for Transport and Innovate UK have awarded £9m of First of a Kind funding to support 30 rail innovation projects. This year’s funding round is focused on making railways ‘cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly’.
News from the world rail freight market
UK: Greater Anglia is providing work experience placements on its Customer Service Traineeship course for 10 young people currently out of mainstream education or employment.
SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has awarded a consortium of Eltra and TSS Grade a contract to electrify a 20·6 km section of the Košice–Zvolen main line between Haniska pri Košiciach and Moldava nad Bodvou.
EUROPE: Provisional agreement on a binding EU-level deal to promote the employment of women in the rail sector has been reached by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies, representing employers, and the European Transport Workers’ Federation, representing staff.
GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock management body SFBW has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 118 regional trainsèts with ETCS and automatic train operation equipment for operation in the Stuttgart area.
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