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Polish Newag and Pesa could merge to gain commercial edge on new markets

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PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag are leaders of the Polish rolling stock market, one of CEE’s most buoyant market in terms of acquisitions. Until now the local market has been fueled by a large number of train and tramway orders financed under EU’s Cohesion Fund. According to an analysis published by Gazeta Wyborcza, …

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Modernised Phoenix EMU presented in Poland

Photo: Waldemar Wylegalski http://www.gloswielkopolski.pl/

Polski Tabor Szynowy (Polish Rolling Stock) and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych have presented a modernised EMU type EN57.  The Phoenix EMU is designed for regional and suburban transport. The prototype run over 4000 km without any issues during trials. The first ten EMUs will soon enter operation.  H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych is modernising 20 EMUs type EN57 on …

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Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), RB Rail AS, the JV of the three Baltic states, the Ministry of Economics and Communication of Estonia, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Lithuania have signed the CEF grant agreement under the with a total value of …

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PKP PLK launches tender worth PLN 500m for Line 1 rail section modernisation

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Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has launched a PLN 500m (EUR 112 million) tender for the modernisation of Częstochowa – Zawiercie rail section, the last segment of Line no 1 connecting Warsaw to Katowice (Wiedenki).  Modernisation works will include the replacement of track and catenary on the 44 …

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Tenders for Helsinki-Tallinn rail tunnel feasibility studies ongoing  

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The founding partners of the Finnish-Estonian Transport Link Initiative FinEst Link project have launched two consultancy services tenders for the proposed rail tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The aim of the FinEst Link (Finnish Estonian Transport Link), WP2 Comparative impact analysis tender is to support decision of whether the fixed link between Helsinki …

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EU investigates predatory pricing practices of Czech Railways 

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The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether the Czech railway incumbent České dráhy, a.s. (ČD) charged prices below costs with the aim of shutting out competition in rail passenger transport services, in breach of EU antitrust rules.  “Competition drives prices down and service quality up. This is …

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Budapest-Belgrade railway line modernisation agreement signed

MÁV continues its modernisation with HUF 3 bn worth IT projects

Hungary and China have signed an agreement for Budapest-Belgrade railway modernisation, representing a first major cross-border CEE investment project financed by China. The document was signed on the 5th of November during a China-CEE summit in Riga. The total cost of Budapest-Belgrade railway modernisation project could reach up to HUF 700 billion (EUR 2.3 …

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Bombardier inaugurates new production hall at its Wroclaw site

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Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new 20,000 square meter production and painting hall for high speed train car bodies today at its Wroclaw site in Poland. The new hall, equipped with unique 3D laser-welding technology, will support the production ramp-up of car bodies for Deutsche Bahn’s ICE4 train. With a capital expenditure …

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Warsaw Metro announces concept design tender for next Line II stations

Warsaw Metro announces concept design tender for next Line II metro stations

Warsaw Metro has announced a tender for the concept architectural design and construction of the next section of Line II towards Bemowo district. The 4 km long route will include three metro stations and a depot/technical station (STP Mory). The last stations of the western section will be ready in 2023. The planned …

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Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian Railways (RZD) and Estonian Railways have signed an agreement on electronic data exchange on international rail freight. The document was signed in the Estonian capital Tallinn on 27 October 2016 at the 65th meeting of the Council for Rail Transport of Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States – Participants of …

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