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Marcopolo Rail announces hybrid railcar in expansion drive

Mié, 06/12/2024 - 16:01
BRAZIL: As part of an expansion of its range, rolling stock supplier Marcopolo Rail has increased the production capacity at its Caxias do Sul plant with the addition of a 2 600 m² hall, the manufacturer announced on June 5.
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Carbon Clean & Capture process cuts diesel loco emissions

Mié, 06/12/2024 - 13:00
UK: Independent testing has been undertaken to measure the reduction in emissions which can obtained by fitting a diesel shunting locomotive with Advanced Hydrogen Technologies Group’s Engine Carbon Clean & Capture technology.
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BLS undertakes Lötschberger mid-life refurbishment

Mié, 06/12/2024 - 13:00
SWITZERLAND: BLS has returned to service the first of its RABe535 Lötschberger electric multiple-units to undergo mid-life refurbishment at its Bönigen works.
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Alstom signs talent development and R&D agreement

Mié, 06/12/2024 - 07:00
HUNGARY: Alstom and the University of Miskolc are to co-operate to bring practical training and theoretical knowledge closer together, support talent development and undertake R&D to support the production of steel structures in Hungary.
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Rhatische Bahn’s replacement Albula tunnel opens

Mar, 06/11/2024 - 16:00
SWITZERLAND: More than 300 guests from the rail industry, politics, business and tourism attended opening celebrations held at both ends of Rhätishe Bahn’s replacement Albula tunnel on June 8, ahead of the start of regular services on June 12.
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Steam turbine freight locomotive prototype to be developed

Mar, 06/11/2024 - 13:35
UK: A Class 60 diesel locomotive is to be converted to a modern form of steam power as a potential alternative to electrification for zero-emission heavy freight operations.
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Interview: ‘The commuter experience will be back to its best’

Mar, 06/11/2024 - 09:00
South Africa’s Railway Safety Regulator is tasked with overseeing safe and secure rail services on a network ravaged by vandalism and asset theft over recent years. RSR is also implementing the government’s plan to open up the Transnet network to new entrants. Acting CEO Mmuso Selaledi explains the scale of ...
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Nairobi battery commuter train study

Mar, 06/11/2024 - 07:00
KENYA: Consultancy Systra has undertaken a study into the potential use of battery-powered trains on commuter services between Nairobi and Thika, around 40 km to the northeast.
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Ontario Northlander passenger train revival contracts awarded

Lun, 06/10/2024 - 16:00
CANADA: The government of Ontario has awarded contracts for infrastructure works to enable the reinstatement of Ontario Northland’s Northlander passenger service between Toronto Union station and a new Timmins-Porcupine station.
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Private sector funding sought for next phase of Seoul Great Train Express

Lun, 06/10/2024 - 13:00
SOUTH KOREA: Minister of Land, Infrastructure & Transport Park Sang-woo has engaged with businesses to explore options to use private financing as well as government funding for the second phase of the Great Train Express programme in the Seoul region.
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Australia: Sydney – Newcastle plan marks another high speed attempt

Lun, 06/10/2024 - 09:00
Australia’s High Speed Rail Authority has been tasked with drawing up proposals for a new line between Sydney and Newcastle, as the first step in developing a 1 750 km route linking urban and regional centres along the East Coast corridor.
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Southern section of Guangzhou – Foshan circular line opens

Lun, 06/10/2024 - 07:00
CHINA: The South Ring Section of the Guangzhou – Foshan circular railway opened on May 26, running from Panyu (Guangzhou Nan) to Foshan Xi.
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World rail freight news round-up

Lun, 06/10/2024 - 07:00
News from the world rail freight market.
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CCTV added to railway trespasser detection system

Dom, 06/09/2024 - 07:00
SECURITY: Sensonic has added CCTV functionality to its optic fibre based Distributed Acoustic Sensing security system, enabling railways to visually identify trespassers after detecting and locating them in real-time.
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FRA studies the behaviour of very long freight trains

Sáb, 06/08/2024 - 07:00
USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has produced three reports into the safety and performance of trains more than 7 500 ft (2 286 m) in length.
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Maintenance deal to enhance Carajás loco fleet

Vie, 06/07/2024 - 16:00
BRAZIL: Mining group Vale has signed a 10-year master service agreement with Wabtec Corp for maintenance of the Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives used on the 1 600 mm gauge Estrada de Ferro Carajás. Worth R$1∙8bn, the agreement will ‘optimise the maintenance services for Vale’s fleet, increasing availability, reliability and the ...
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Virginia looks to boost passenger services

Vie, 06/07/2024 - 15:00
USA: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority is in preliminary discussions with Norfolk Southern for the purchase of the route used by Manassas Line commuter services, and to introduce passenger services to the New River Valley in the southeast of the state.
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Sale of Estonian national rail freight operator gets underway

Vie, 06/07/2024 - 14:30
ESTONIA: The government has formally launched a two-stage process to privatise national rail freight operator Operail.
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Pesa confirmed as winner of Romanian EMU contract

Vie, 06/07/2024 - 13:08
ROMANIA: Railway reform authority ARF has confirmed Pesa Bydgoszcz as the winner of a contract to supply 20 electric multiple-units for InterRegio services, after a court required a review of the bids following an appeal by Alstom.
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Air-Rail Links: Better connectivity would benefit southeast Asia

Vie, 06/07/2024 - 09:00
A report by the Aviation Studies Institute of Singapore University of Technology & Design recommends replacing short-haul air routes by high speed lines in southeast Asia to improve sustainability. It also finds that airport-rail links in the region are less common than elsewhere and that better rail connectivity would yield ...
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