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ArcelorMittal secures another year of rail deliveries to Deutsche Bahn

ArcelorMittal secures another year of rail deliveries to Deutsche Bahn

ArcelorMittal has secured rail deliveries to Deutsche Bahn for another year, until 2018. The two companies also cooperate on developing new rail products together. Following this contract extension, ArcelorMittal will have supplied Deutsche Bahn continuously for four years. The German rail network provider will receive rails from ArcelorMittal´s production facilities in Spain and Poland, totalling …

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Bulgaria to announce EUR 1bn tenders for rail infrastructure projects by end of 2016

Over EUR 1.6 bn in EU funding for Bulgaria's railway infrastructure during 2014-2020 programming period

Bulgaria plans to announce by the end of 2016 tenders worth over BGN 2 billion (EUR 1 bn) for railway infrastructure construction, engineering and design projects, stated Maria Chakarova, director of Strategic Development and Investment Projects in the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC), at a local conference. Funding will be provider under …

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Lithuania launches Rail Baltica II project implementation 

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Lithuania has successfully completed phase I of Rail Baltica project implementation and is the first of the three Baltic states to launch the second phase of the project, informs Lithuania’s  Deputy Minister of Transport, Saulius Girdauskas. Lithuanian Railways’s Board of Directors has approved the start of works for 5 km long Jiesia–Rokai rail …

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DB Netz selects Nokia to operate communications network for S-Bahn Berlin

DB Netz selects Nokia to operate communications network for S-Bahn Berlin

DB Netz AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, has selected Nokia to manage an advanced communications network for S-Bahn Berlin. The network helps ensure safety, security and efficient operations on the railway system operating in and around Berlin. Nokia will provide managed services for S-Bahn Berlin’s Internet Protocol/Multi-protocol Label Switching …

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EU funding for Rail Baltica in jeopardy

EU funding for Rail Baltica in jeopardy

Rail Baltica project is at risk of losing the allocated EU funding due to disputes between the three Baltic in regarding the organization of tenders. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have not yet agreed on the project financing and implementation scheme. The three countries established in 2014,  in Riga, RB Rail SA, a joint venture company responsible for the design, construction and …

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Poland: Over PLN 4 bn for developing railways in Podlaskie region

PKP PLK to invest PLN 2.5 bn in developing railways in Podlaskie region

Polish rail infrastructure manger PKP PLK has submitted for consultation a list of 13 railway development projects for Podlaskie region, to be included in the National Railway Programe.  The value of the main 12 projects reaches PLN 2.5 bn (EUR 580 million). One project worth PLN 1.7 bn is currently on the …

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Romania to access EFSI financing for three strategic railway projects

Romania to access EFSI financing for three strategic railway projects

Romania aims to access financing from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for 16 infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Dan Costescu has coordinated their promotion at the ‘Boosting EFSI Investments In Transport’ session of the TEN-T Days 2016 event in Rotterdam. The list of infrastructure projects developed by the state owned companies subordinated …

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British Steel launches innovative zinc-coated rails

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UK-based steel products manufacturer British Steel has launched a premium zinc-coated rail, Zinoco® that can be installed in harsh environments where corrosion is expected to be the main cause of future rail replacement such as coastal lines, wet tunnels, level crossings, mineral lines and salt pans. Zinoco®, the name of which derives from …

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RZD International and Bombardier Transportation to jointly implement international rail infrastructure projects

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Russian Railways’ (RZD) international subsidiary RZD International and Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on close cooperation for the development and implementation of innovative approaches to international railway infrastructure projects.  The MoU provides the parties with the possibility of joining efforts in promoting new projects of railway construction and modernization of …

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HZ Infrastruktura reports EUR 8 million profit for 2015

HZ Infrastruktura reports EUR 8 million profit for 2015

Croatian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, HZ Infrastruktura reported a HRK 60.6 million (EUR 8 million) net profit for 2015. It is an important growth considering that 2013 a HRK 838 million (EUR 111 million) loss was registered. The company’s revenue in 2015 reached HRK 1.37 bn and expenditures HRK 1.31 bn.  For the future, …

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