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Go-Ahead signs Flirt EMU order

Railway Gazette International - 9 hours 29 min ago
GERMANY: Go-Ahead has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 22 four-car Flirt 3 electric multiple-units for use on the E-Netz Allgäu services on the München – Memmingen – Lindau route which it is to...
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Ukrainian Railways signs electric loco MoU with Alstom

Railway Gazette International - 9 hours 35 min ago
UKRAINE: Alstom and Ukrainian Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding for co-operation in the supply and maintenance of electric locomotives. The MoU was signed at InnoTrans 2018 on...
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GE to develop additive manufacturing of locomotive components

Railway Gazette International - 10 hours 9 min ago
INNOTRANS: Additive manufacturing could be used in the production of up to 250 locomotive components by 2025 if GE Transportation’s early trials of the technique prove successful. The company is...
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette International - 14 hours 39 min ago
Germany's Kreisbahn Siegen-Wittgenstein opened the Südwestfalen container terminal in Kreuztal in Nordrhein-Westfalen on September 14. The 18 500 m² facility has two 225 m tracks and a...
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Hong Kong high speed line opens

Railway Gazette International - Sun, 2018/09/23 - 05:03
CHINA: Revenue services on the 26 km Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong high speed line began on September 23, when MTR Corp’s first Vibrant Express departed at 07.00...
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World rail infrastructure market - September 2018

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2018/09/22 - 23:00
Australia: The Rail Infrastructure Alliance consortium of John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM has been selected as preferred bidder for a A$1bn contract for work on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel....
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World rolling stock market - September 2018

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/09/21 - 23:00
Australia: Transport for Victoria has awarded Alstom a €60m contract to supply a further five six-car X'Trapolis EMUs for Melbourne's 1 600 mm gauge suburban network. Cuba: Transforwarding has...
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‘Gorgeous beast' will change perception of rail travel

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/09/21 - 06:17
UK: Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans on September 20 of a Class 755/4 Stadler Flirt for Greater Anglia, Mark Swindell, CEO of investment company Rock Rail, described the four-car electro-diesel...
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Bogie developed for military tank transport wagons

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/09/21 - 04:27
INNOTRANS: A prototype three-axle bogie for use on specialist heavy freight wagons carrying loads such as armoured fighting vehicles has been developed by Greenbrier Europe’s plant at Arad in...
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Pesa to develop automated electro-diesel freight locomotive

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/09/21 - 01:25
POLAND: PKP Cargo, Pesa and the TABOR Institute of Rail Vehicles signed an agreement at InnoTrans on September 19 to develop an automated electro-diesel locomotive. PKP Cargo and Pesa will create a...
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Autonomous cleaning robot scrubs up well

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2018/09/21 - 00:57
ADLATUS: Ulm-based Adlatus Robotics is showing the CR 700 autonomous cleaning robot at InnoTrans 2018. Adlatus has been developing cleaning robots since 2015 and earlier this year won DB’s...
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Driverless small-profile metro train for Glasgow presented

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 23:41
STADLER: Stadler presented its first four-car driverless metro trainset for use on the Glasgow Subway to its client Strathclyde Partnership for Transport at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin on September 20....
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 23:00
An agreement has been signed for Perpetuum’s condition monitoring systems to be used with Siemens Mobility’s Railigent maintenance and operations support suite. The co-operation agreement...
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Ideenzug moves from concept to reality

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 05:43
GERMANY: Some of the concepts being developed under the Ideenzug (Ideas Train) project will be implemented on a train running in commercial service by 2020. DB Regio has chosen the Muehlendorf –...
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Pesa on the road to recovery

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 05:43
PESA: The takeover of Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa by state-owned investment vehicle PFR is due to be finalised in the coming weeks once the full financing package has been negotiated with...
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United Wagon Co shows standard gauge vehicle

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 02:15
INNOTRANS: United Wagon Co is exhibiting a Type Sggrs twin-section articulated flat wagon for carrying heavy containers. The wagon was designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre...
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British Steel rail contract extended

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 01:08
UK: A £200m contract for British Steel to supply approximately 200 000 tonnes of rail to Network Rail was formally signed at InnoTrans on September 19 in a ceremony attended by Secretary of...
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Rennes reinvigorates VAL concept

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2018/09/20 - 00:00
FRANCE: A spacious interior tailored to short hops is at the heart of the Cityval metro car being supplied to operate Line B of the automated light metro network in Rennes. On display at the...
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Traverso offers space and comfort

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/09/19 - 23:39
INNOTRANS: Swiss operator Schweizerische Suedostbahn and Stadler used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 19 to present what Stadler Group CEO Thomas Ahlburg described as the longest...
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Siemens offers one-price locomotive

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2018/09/19 - 23:05
INNOTRANS: The first Siemens Smartron electric locomotive is on show at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin. Announced earlier this year, the Smartron is a budget version of Siemens’ successful Vectron...
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