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FreightCar America to close Roanoke factory

USA: Wagon manufacturer FreightCar America is to permanently close its factory at Roanoke, Virginia, by mid-November. The company has leased the site from Norfolk Southern since 2005.   ‘The...

Gautrain success foreshadows expansion

SOUTH AFRICA: Outline plans to extend Gautrain to serve more of the Gauteng region have been drawn up as part of an assessment of the project’s economic and social impact. About R110bn could be...

DB buys Westbahn’s Kiss EMUs

EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to acquire Austrian open access operator Westbahn’s fleet of 17 Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units. Announcing the deal on July 22, the...

Mendip Rail orders aggregate wagons

UK: Touax Rail UK has signed a contract to supply 55 Greenbrier Europe JNA open wagons and 40 HOA hoppers to Mendip Rail for use on aggregates traffic. Announcing the order on July 22, the leasing...

Vectrons ordered for Ceneri Base Tunnel services

SWITZERLAND: Landesbank Baden-Württemberg subsidiary SüdLeasing has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 20 Vectron multisystem electric locomotives which will be operated by SBB Cargo...

Higher capacity double-deck coach on test

ISRAEL: National railway ISR has reconfigured three of its Bombardier Transportation double-deck coaches with a revised interior layout designed to provide a 20% increase in capacity per vehicle In...

Gautrain seeks second-hand EMUs from the UK

SOUTH AFRICA: Gautrain Management Agency is planning to obtain second-hand rolling stock from the UK. This follows an abortive tender called in February 2016 for a fleet of 12 new four-car trainsets....

World rail freight news round-up

The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport has published a list of 13 policy measures it would like to see implemented in the 2019-24 EU legislative period. These include transforming...

World rolling stock market - July 2019

Belarus: TMH’s Tver works is to supply BC with 14 Type 61-4447.02 platskartny cars, eight Type 61-440.00 sleeping cars and eight Type 61-445.03 sleeping cars with staff compartments. The order is...

World rolling stock market - July 2019

Belarus: TMH’s Tver works is to supply BC with 14 Type 61-4447.02 platskartny cars, eight Type 61-440.00 sleeping cars and eight Type 61-445.03 sleeping cars with staff compartments. The order is...

World rail infrastructure market - July 2019

Australia: Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains Melbourne have signed a A$89m contract to elevate the line at Toorak Road in Melbourne to eliminate a level crossing. e+ Architecture is to plan...

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and...

National control centre approved

IRELAND: The construction of a €135m National Train Control Centre to manage the entire Iarnród Éireann network was approved by the Irish government on July 17. The new centre is to be delivered by...

Fuzhou Changle airport lines approved

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the construction of two railway lines to provide access to Fuzhou Changle International Airport in Fujian province. The Fuzhou –...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Alstom booked €1·6bn of orders in Q1 to June 30, compared to €2·6bn in the same period last year. Sales increased 2% to €2·1bn, with a decrease in Systems balanced by a growth in Signalling and...

Construction of Uttar Pradesh line approved

INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of an 81 km line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat in Uttar Pradesh. The government said the railway would support...

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