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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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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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CO2 Mitigation measures for transport will not achieve climate ambitions

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Current and foreseeable policies to mitigate carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from global transport activity will not suffice to achieve the international community’s climate ambitions, a new study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) finds. Continued strong growth in demand for mobility means that even in the most optimistic scenario, transport …

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Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE: online and on board

Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE. On line and on board

Companies in the travel, transportation, and hospitality industry are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s in IoT, being among the main investors in connecting people, smart devices and systems, with the aim of delivering value to customers by providing them with even more personalised experiences. Within this industry, the …

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Siemens to expand China’s Nanjing line

Siemens to expand China's Nanjing line

Siemens has received an order from the Nanjing Metro Corporation to equip a 52-kilometer line with the Trainguard MT automatic train protection system for the Nanjing-GaoChun LuGao section. Siemens will be using LTE (Long Term Evolution) radio technology for the first time here in order to transfer mass data in …

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Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom, in partnership with CPVM, a company part of OHL group, delivered on January 24th to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte (SCT) the first of the 18 Metropolis trains that will circulate on the new Line 3 of Guadalajara metro network. Line 3 – which will be operated by the …

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Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has introduced new digital services for ICE passengers starting with the 1st of January. DB now provides high quality free WLAN in both ICE classes and in the near future the maxdome video streaming service in ICE will be available. Via DB’s portal, ICE passengers will be able to watch 50 …

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Mitsui to participate in UK passenger rail franchise operation

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Mitsui has entered into an agreement with Abellio Transport Group Limited to acquire a 40% stake in the East Anglia franchise. After obtaining regulatory approval, Mitsui will make the relevant capital investment and complete this transaction.       This project operates passenger rail services in the eastern region of …

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First China – UK direct freight train arrives in London

First China - UK direct freight train arrives in London

The first ever direct freight train from China to the UK has arrived today in London, at DB Cargo Eurohub at Barking. The container train with 44 x 40’ boxes ex point of departure Yiwu (ten of the containers are destined for Duisburg and are unloaded there) carries mostly textile goods. It has …

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Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail has awarded Carillion Powerlines Ltd a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of the Shotts line between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction. The project will deliver 74km of railway electrified, as part of a wider £160m Scottish Government investment in the line between Scotland’s largest cities. The contract covers the …

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