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SJ wins north Norway operating contract

NORWAY: The SJ Norge subsidiary of Sweden’s national passenger operator has been selected for the Lot 2 Nord operating contract, national railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet announced on June...

Napier to Wairoa line reinstated

NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has completed rehabilitation of the 115 km Napier – Wairoa line, which was mothballed in December 2012 following severe storm damage. The project was supported with NZ$6·2m from...

World rail freight news round-up

The Queensland government is to provide A$20m/year for four years to reduce Queensland Rail track access charges on the Mount Isa corridor, which operator Aurizon says have contributed to...

São Paulo airport EMU unveiled

BRAZIL: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo suburban operator CPTM’s Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport under...

GB Railfreight to reopen March sidings

UK: GB Railfreight has secured a lease for the disused March Up Yard rail sidings in Cambridgeshire in eastern England. The operator plans to use the site for the stabling and maintenance of rolling...

Methanol wagon order

RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash is to supply 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons to chemical company Shchekinoazot by the end of July. The wagons will have a capacity of 88 m3  or...

Next-generation Acela trainsets take shape

USA: Alstom invited guests to its Hornell factory in New York state on June 12 to showcase the progress it is making in producing the next generation of Acela high speed trainsets for...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Head of the Russian Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov officially reopened RM Rail’s Ruzkhimmash factory in Saransk on June 10. It had been mothballed in 2014, but has reopened to produce...

Southeastern franchise extension confirmed

UK: The Department for Transport and the Govia joint venture of Go-Ahead (65%) and Keolis (35%) have agreed a short-term extension to the current South Eastern passenger franchise until November 10,...

Transdev orders Regio-S-Bahn Bremen Flirts

GERMANY: Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn has awarded Stadler a €100m contact to supply 16 Flirt electric multiple-units for use on Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services from December...

PPP partners to develop Utah freight railway

USA: Proposals for the construction of a 160 km freight railway to serve the Uinta Basin region of Utah state are to be taken forward under a public-private partnership, with the aim of starting...

Lausanne station to be rebuilt

SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport has approved plans for Swiss Federal Railways to proceed with the reconstruction of Lausanne station. Announcing the decision on June 3, BAV said that...

UK railway news round-up

42 Technology has equipped Porterbrook’s Class 319 technology demonstrator EMU with its Adaptable Carriage seating system, which enables seats to be moved out of the way to create space for freight,...

Brazilian line reopens after safety shutdown

BRAZIL: Mining giant Vale resumed regular operation of freight services on the Belo Horizonte branch of Estrado de Ferro Vitória a Minas on June 6, after confirmation that the railway would not be...

Sign language app for deaf passengers

UK: ScotRail and InterpreterNow have introduced an app designed to make it easier for railway staff to communicate with deaf people using British Sign Language. The app can be installed on staff or...

Bombardier presents fastest interlocking

INTERLOCKING: Bombardier Transportation presented what it says is the fastest computer-based interlocking at UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Speaking exclusively to Railway Gazette at the...

Thales presents big data software at UITP

THALES: Thales has presented two tools for big data analytics at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Thales’ NAIA software captures data on passenger flow, platform crowding, train...

Dodoma commuter rail study commissioned

TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital...

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