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Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways (FS) has established a new unit, Polo Mercitalia, which integrates all rail freight and logistics companies in the group. Polo Mercitalia will be tasked to restore and to revive the freight transport business of Italian FS Group, by developing integrated solutions for freight&logistics with added value for rail transport. The aims is to return to …

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Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), part of Transmashholding, has presented a prototype of a triple-unit freight locomotive designed specifically for operations on the Baikal-Amur Railway. The 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, available in triple or in double unit variant, will continuously haul 7100-tonne freight trains on the 2800 km-long Taksimo-Sovetskaya Gavan route. 3TE25K2M locomotive units are equipped with a 3.1MW diesel …

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Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom has signed a contract worth around €100 million with Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the State’s public transport authority, to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. This will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002. The …

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ABB wins $70 million in equipment orders to expand European rail fleets

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ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators. The new equipment will enable more sustainable regional and suburban transit in urban areas with improved intercity connections, less congestion and reduced emissions. ABB traction systems …

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Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways (ČD) will launch a tender for the purchase of ten low-floor multiple units for regional transportation in Prague and Central Bohemia areas.  The 120 km/h vehicles will have to be equipped with air-conditioning and will have a minimum capacity of 120 seats.  The first unit is expected to be delivered in 2019 and …

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SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has presented the project for the modenisation and construction of Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection, part of Praha-Kladno rail line.  The project includes the modernization, double-tracking and electrification of the existing 3.8 km single-track Prague Veleslavín – Prague Ruzyně section, the construction of a new 5.5 …

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DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo is planning to work with Toshiba technology company to test the use of hybrid technology in freight locomotives. A feasibility study on the joint development will first be carried out, and DB Cargo will later acquire 100 new hybrid locomotives equipped with a diesel engine and a high-performance …

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CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 373m rail contract

CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 374 m rail contract

Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has selected Astaldi SpA-FCC Construccion SA-Salcef Construzioni Edili e Ferroviarie SpA– Thales Systems România venture in the tender for Rehabilitation works on Section 2: Km 614 – Gurasada, subsection 2a: Km 614 – Cap Y Bârzava. The section is part of Frontiera (Border) – Curtici – …

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Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

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In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman called for a new era of investment in Amtrak’s infrastructure, fleet, and stations, which are critical to the operations and future growth of passenger rail. “The time …

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UNIFE signs joint declaration for ambitious EU industrial strategy

UNIFE signs joint declaration for ambitious EU industrial strategy

UNIFE has joined 91 industry associations who have issued a call for European Commission to support an ambitious EU industrial strategy. Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrial revolutions and technological innovations. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across …

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