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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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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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More urban rail projects for Istanbul

More metro projects for Istanbul

The urban rail network of Istanbul will reach 489 km in 2019 and could more than double after 2023, stated Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, at the tunnel completion ceremony for Mecidiyeköy – Tekstilkent metro line section, part of Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey line (M7). “We are talking about 1000 kilometers of rail lines. In the future, we …

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HŽ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia’s railways reform

HZ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia's railways reform

Croatian rail infrastructure manager, HŽ Infrastruktura is part of a consortium participating in the tender for providing technical assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (MoCTI) for implementing the reform of the state-owned railway companies. The KPMG Belgrade-led consortium, which also includes Dornier and Safege companies, is among the eight organisations shortlisted …

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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan

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Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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Design for the construction of second track on Croatia’s  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Design for the construction of second track on Croatia's  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Croatia’s rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has signed with IGH d.d. – Granova d.o.o. consortium a HRK 33.7 million (EUR 4.5 million) contract for the design of project and other documentation for the construction of second track, upgrade and modernization of  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani rail section.  The contract involves the preparation …

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