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Date de publication : 26-11-2023USA: Innovative Rail Technologies has converted two industrial shunting locomotives used at United States Steel Corp’s Edgar Thomson and Clairton sites from diesel to battery power using its Advanced Technology Li-Ion Adaptive System turnkey propulsion and control package.
Date de publication : 25-11-2023SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF is developing plans for a ‘rail motorway’ corridor to carry lorry trailers by rail between Zaragoza, Lleida and Tarragona.
Date de publication : 24-11-2023AUSTRALIA: The Australian Railway Research & Innovation Network has been launched to identify and deliver critical research and innovation in support of the National Rail Manufacturing Plan.
Date de publication : 24-11-2023This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.
Date de publication : 23-11-2023NETHERLANDS: Infrastructure manager ProRail has announced delays to rail enhancement projects as a result of problems approving its New Generation Signals.
Date de publication : 23-11-2023UK: Network Rail has awarded the main works contracts for the East Kilbride Enhancement Project, which includes electrification of the line near Glasgow.
Date de publication : 23-11-2023GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has unveiled its first Mireo Smart multiple-unit. This has been developed to offer an affordable price and a short delivery time, with a train able to be in service with a regional or commuter rail operator within 18 months of an order being placed.
Date de publication : 23-11-2023CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has rolled out a lithium iron phosphate battery powered industrial shunting locomotive ordered by Lianyang Iron & Steel Group.
Date de publication : 22-11-2023ARGENTINA: China’s CRRC has announced what it says is the largest diesel multiple-unit order in Argentina’s history, covering the supply of 50 trainsets.
Date de publication : 22-11-2023Wheel-rail interaction and the need to accelerate the pace of innovation were hot topics at the 48th Conference on Modern Rolling Stock held in Graz on September 17-19. Reinhard Christeller reports.
Date de publication : 22-11-2023UK: Electrification specialist Furrer+Frey has completed a project to install moveable conductor bar at Eurostar’s Temple Mills depot in east London.
Date de publication : 21-11-2023USA: Amtrak and its local and federal partners are proposing a major uplift in commuter and inter-city services between New York and New Jersey to create a ‘metro-style’ service offering at peak hours, subject to capacity enahncements in the Northeast Corridor being fully funded.
Date de publication : 21-11-2023EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding for the planned upgrading of the 206 km Skopje – Niš route has been signed by officials from North Macedonia and Serbia.
Date de publication : 21-11-2023INTERNATIONAL: The Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment is to enter into force in contracting states on March 8 2024, the intergovernmental ratification task force has announced.
Date de publication : 21-11-2023UK: There is a ‘strong strategic case’ for reinstating passenger services to Wisbech, but the ‘art of the possible’ will be key, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has said following a meeting with Network Rail to discuss an ongoing study of options.
Date de publication : 20-11-2023UK: A memorandum of understanding has been signed for discussions which could lead to further devolution of control of the rail network in Merseyside and collaboration to deliver a ‘fully integrated’ public transport system.
Date de publication : 20-11-2023EUROPE: Lithuania’s LTG Cargo and Ukraine’s Ukrzaliznytsia have operated a trial service transporting lorry semi-trailers by rail from Kaunas to Kyiv via Poland.
Date de publication : 20-11-2023News from the world rail freight market.
Date de publication : 19-11-2023ARGENTINA: The complex rebuilding of the Mitre suburban railway’s Retiro terminus in Buenos Aires was completed on November 6. This was marked by the restoration of services on the Bartolomé Mitre branch from the station.
Date de publication : 18-11-2023CANADA: The Earth District consortium of Ontario colleges and universities and Alstom have signed a memorandum of understanding covering learning, research and work opportunities in the transport sector.
Date de publication : 17-11-2023POLAND: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Newag a contract to supply and maintain 30 Dragon 2 six-axle electric freight locomotives with options for 50 more.
Date de publication : 17-11-2023A European research project led by Italy’s National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics suggests that adoption of AI technologies will have a transformative impact on railway business and operations.
Date de publication : 17-11-2023POLAND: PKP Intercity has announced that Newag was the sole bidder for a contract to supply and maintain 63 multi-system electric locomotives with an option for 32 more.
Date de publication : 17-11-2023INTERNATIONAL: Contract operating specialist RATP Dev has unveiled a revamped business strategy.
Date de publication : 17-11-2023This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.
Date de publication : 16-11-2023GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn reports that burrowing badgers have undermined about 11 km of embankment on the Fröndenberg – Unna railway, and repairs are likely to be very expensive and take a long time as the damage is more extensive than expected. In some places the repairs ...
Date de publication : 16-11-2023SLOVAKIA: Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of HMH, which supplies the MIREL legacy national train protection system used in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Date de publication : 16-11-2023The Subotica – Szeged line across the Serbian-Hungarian border was due to reopen for passenger traffic in October following suspension of services for upgrading. Attention is now focused on rebuilding the Serbian part of the Beograd – Budapest main line, writes Toma Bačić.
Date de publication : 15-11-2023SWITZERLAND: A rail-replacement helicopter service is being offered while a funicular serving a mountain village is closed for maintenance.
Date de publication : 15-11-2023UK: Alstom has begun collective consultation on the potential loss of 550 permanent jobs at its Litchurch Lane rolling stock factory in Derby, with 780 temporary contractors also at risk.