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World rail infrastructure market - April 2019

Railway Gazette International - Sat, 2019/04/20 - 22:00
Afghanistan: Kazakh company Integra Construction has won a contract to build 43 km of the Khaf – Herat railway. The Aktobe steelworks is to supply 350 000 tonnes of rail. Egypt: Alstom has...
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World rolling stock market - April 2019

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/04/19 - 22:00
Australia: The NSW government has awarded the RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail a A$130m contract to supply a further 42 double-deck EMUs cars,...
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Light monitoring pilot

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/04/19 - 06:00
NORTH AMERICA: A Class 1 railway has ordered a pilot installation of TekTracking's Safety Light Monitor, which is designed to measure and verify the operation of signal, level crossing and other...
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Travel information and adverts at Stansted Airport

Railway Gazette International - Fri, 2019/04/19 - 04:00
UK: The baggage reclaim area at Stansted Airport now has digital screens which show live car, coach and rail journey time comparisons for travel to London Liverpool Street station. The project was...
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Railway supply industry news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 22:00
India’s Chittaranjan Locomotive Works produced 402 locomotives in the 2018-19 financial year, up 15% from  2017-18 and with a 7·5% reduction in unit costs’. CLW said a WAG9 locomotive now costs...
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Greenbrier to acquire American Railcar Industries in $400m deal

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 08:04
USA: The Greenbrier Companies Inc has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries from ITE Management in a deal worth $400m. The transaction announced on April 18 is...
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Montréal increases CRRC coach order

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 04:00
CANADA: Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches. The deal announced this month is an option on a...
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VR signs contract for ‘top of the line’ Stadler locomotives

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 03:22
FINLAND: VR Group has formally signed a contract for preferred bidder Stadler to supply 60 diesel-electric locomotives, the manufacturer announced on April 18. The contract is worth approximately...
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Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 02:35
NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the...
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Croatian infrastructure manager signs MoUs with Chinese companies

Railway Gazette International - Thu, 2019/04/18 - 01:00
CROATIA: Infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura signed memoranda of understanding with two Chinese companies during the latest 16+1 conference of China and 16 central and eastern European countries...
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UK railway news round-up

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/04/17 - 22:00
Network Rail recorded 619 balloon-related incidents in the past year, many involving helium balloons getting tangled around high voltage overhead wires, with a total cost to the industry of...
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Eurostar aims to reduce paper ticket use with Google Pay

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/04/17 - 07:40
EUROPE: Eurostar passengers can now save paperless tickets on Google Pay, in what the cross-Channel high speed train operator says is a ‘first for any international rail company’. Travellers using...
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Vossloh signs turnout framework deals worth €100m

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/04/17 - 07:38
EUROPE: Vossloh has agreed multi-year framework deals for the supply of turnout components to Sweden and Italy. The agreement with Swedish transport agency Trafikverket runs for four years and has...
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‘National Train’ EMUs on course for delivery this year

Railway Gazette International - Wed, 2019/04/17 - 00:15
TURKEY: State-owned passenger train manufacturer Tüvasaş expects to begin construction of the first of 21 five-car electric multiple-units under the National Train programme ‘within the next two...
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Länderbahn awarded first Czech operating contract

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/04/16 - 22:00
CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ústí nad Labem regional authority has awarded Netinera subsidiary Länderbahn its first passenger train operating contract entirely within the Czech Republic. The contract...
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Firm orders for Hybrid PowerPacks

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/04/16 - 08:23
EUROPE: Contracts have been signed for Rolls-Royce to supply nine MTU Hybrid PowerPacks to Ireland’s Iarnród Éireann and four to UK leasing company Porterbrook. The firm orders announced on April 16...
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Warri line cleared for passenger operation

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/04/16 - 07:31
NIGERIA: Federal Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has instructed Nigerian Railway Corp to start full-scale commercial passenger operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri...
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Capricorn EMU unveiled by Rhätische Bahn and Stadler

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/04/16 - 03:11
SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn’s first Capricorn electric multiple-unit was unveiled at Stadler’s Altenrhein factory on April 15. The metre-gauge EMUs are branded with the Romansh name for the Alpine...
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Slovenian line reopens

Railway Gazette International - Tue, 2019/04/16 - 00:00
SLOVENIA: The 49 km Grosuplje – Kočevje line reopened to freight traffic on April 12, services having ceased in 2009. Work to eliminate 51 level crossings and install barriers and lights at 30 others...
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DB Regio awarded Elektronetz Ost contract

Railway Gazette International - Mon, 2019/04/15 - 22:00
GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein has awarded sole bidder DB Regio the Elektronetz Ost passenger operating contract. Running from December 2022 to December 2035, the contract covers services...
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