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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/20/2024 - 07:00
News from the world rail freight market.
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Railmark takes over Mississippi freight line

Railway Gazette - Dom, 05/19/2024 - 07:00
USA: Railmark Industrial Railway is to take over operation of an 18 km freight branch in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, which interchanges with Norfolk Southern and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
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SCT Logistics automates resource management tasks

Railway Gazette - Sáb, 05/18/2024 - 07:00
AUSTRALIA: SCT Logistics has signed a multi-year agreement to use Trapeze Group’s Rail Workforce Management software to automate a range of complex staff and fleet resource allocation processes.
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President unveils Sierra Leone iron ore railway locos

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 16:00
SIERRA LEONE: President Julius Maada Bio attended the unveiling of 10 diesel locomotives which CRRC Ziyang has supplied for the 197 km railway linking Leone Rock Metal Group’s New Tonkoliri Iron Mine with the port of Pepel.
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Danish ETCS programme revised again

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 15:00
DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has announced a revised timetable for the deployment of ETCS in eastern Denmark, following further delays to the national Signalling Programme.
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Government proposes lowering the minimum age to be a train driver

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 14:30
UK: Industry bodies and drivers’ union ASLEF have welcomed the start of consultation on a government proposal to lower the minimum age to become a train driver in Great Britain from 20 to 18.
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Control centre opening marks latest stage in Paris RER modernisation

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 13:00
FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP and national railway SNCF have transferred the management of RER Line A to a new control centre.
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FirstGroup’s Lumo seeks to launch Rochdale – London open access service

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 11:18
UK: FirstGroup has applied to operate Rochdale – London open access passenger trains, more than 20 years after a short-lived through service ran between the two destinations.
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette - Vie, 05/17/2024 - 07:00
This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.
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Eurostar plans to acquire 50 ‘fully interoperable’ trains

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 17:09
EUROPE: International high speed train operator Eurostar says it is ‘preparing to invest’ in up to 50 high speed trainsets, which would be fully interoperable ’across five countries and beyond’.
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Oxygène next-generation French inter-city train unveiled

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 15:09
FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and manufacturer CAF have unveiled the first of the Z26700 Oxygène inter-city trainsets which will replace Corail locomotive-hauled coaches on 200 km/h inter-city serves on conventional lines.
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Modernised Port Harcourt – Aba railway reopens

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 14:00
NIGERIA: Minister of Transportation Sa’idu Alkali flagged off an inaugural train to mark the completion of work to modernise the 62 km Port Harcourt – Aba line on April 30, and has provided an update on progress with other ongoing rail projects.
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Xi Jinping and Orbán agree to develop Hungarian rail projects

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 12:00
HUNGARY: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán have reached an agreement to start ‘preparation works’ for the development of a rail freight bypass around Budapest and a rail-based link to the capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
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British Steel rail ordered for Turkish project

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 11:00
TURKEY: British Steel has won a contract of disclosed ‘multi-million-pound’ value to supply ‘tens of thousands of tonnes’ of rail for the project to modernise and electrify the 286 km Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep line to for 200 km/h operation.
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Scenic Plus coach refurbished for New Zealand tourist train service

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 10:00
NEW ZEALAND: National railway KiwiRail’s tourist train business Great Journeys New Zealand has unveiled a coach which has been refurbished to provide a premium ‘immersive travel experience’ on the 223 km TranzAlpine coast-to-coast service between Greymouth and Christchurch.
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Capacity to be increased on Siberian main lines

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 08:00
RUSSIA: The government has given the go-ahead for the third stage of work to increase capacity on the Baikal – Amur and Trans-Siberian main lines.
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RegioJet orders Škoda EMUs

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 18:08
CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has awarded Škoda Group a KC3·5bn contract to supply 23 customised 160 km/h electric multiple-units.
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Southeastern announces shortlist to supply ‘modern trains for a modern network’

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 15:44
UK: Southeastern has shortlisted five bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of 750 V DC third rail electric multiple-units for use on its ‘Metro’ network of suburban services in southeast London and Kent.
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Prasa reports completion of resignalling schemes

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 15:23
SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has resignalled six suburban rail lines across the country, Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga reported on April 24.
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Korean company awarded Thai signalling contract

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 07:00
THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded South Korean company LS Electric a 32·7bn won contract to supply signalling for the 177 km railway under construction between Ban Phai and Nong Pok.
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