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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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Tramway system emits half as much CO2 as a BRT diesel system, study reveals

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Alstom and Carbone 4, a consulting company specialised in climate-resilient and low-carbon strategy, presented today the results of a study demonstrating that tramways have a smaller footprint than Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. This occurred in the lead up to COP22 that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, in which …

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Greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions, report shows

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Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Finding that global, national and local transport systems are hobbled by inefficiencies …

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European Union Agency for Railways publishes report on co-existence of GSM-R system with future LTE system

European Union Agency for Railways publishes report on co-existence of GSM-R system with future LTE system

The European Union Agency for Railways has recently published a report by LS telcom on the possibility of using the ER/R-GSM spectrum (frequency bands “876-880 / 921-925 MHz” and “873-876 / 918-921 MHz”) by other radio communication systems for railways in coexistence with the existing GSM-R system operated in that …

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Market share of international rail travel in Europe could reach 25%, report shows

Royal HaskoningDHV, a founding partner of Train2EU, has published the results of a study that examined the market potential for international train travel within Europe. Based on publicly available data from 2015, the report revealed the amount and the share of international passenger travel by rail is much greater than currently …

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Asset management increasingly important for rail, ABB survey shows

Asset management increasingly important for rail, ABB survey shows

A global survey of approximately 200 senior executives from major rail operators has revealed that most identify asset management facilitated by the integration of Information Technologies (IT) and Operational Technologies (OT), as a key contributor to meeting the financial and operational goals of their organization. Some 88 percent indicated asset …

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Fitch: Polish Regional Railways may lead to significant capital expenditure for regional governments

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The expected development of regional railway operators in Poland may lead to significant capital expenditure and rising costs for regional governments, Fitch Ratings says in a new report entitled Polish Regional Railways: Regions’ Own Railway Operators on Growth Path. Responding to demand for high quality public transport, Polish regions have started …

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Russian rolling stock market drops by 37 percent in 2015, freight wagon exports increase

Russian rolling stock market drops by 37 percent in 2015

The Russian Government has approved the directive for supporting transport engineering sector in 2016, stated Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting analysing the prospects for the development of transport engineering.  “The programme contains a number of important provisions –  first, a ban on the use of carriages with an extended lifespan and second, …

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Governments underwrite 88% of rolling stock procurement

CFR Calatori to launch tender for e-ticketing portable devices 

The Rail Working Group together with the Consulting firm Roland Berger have published the second part of a new study examining the extent to which rolling stock procurement in Europe is, directly or indirectly publicly funded. The Study, now expanded to cover Eastern Europe, analyses by country and sector 370 …

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Israel’s volume of investment in urban and intercity railways is low

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Israel’s volume of investment in urban and intercity railways is low by international comparison, while the volume of investment in roads is high, according to the Annual Report for 2014 soon to be published by the Bank of Israel. Infrastructure projects require large investments, which frequently creates natural monopolies.  Moreover, in contrast …

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