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Austrian railfreight traffic reaches record levels FREIGHT traffic on Austria's rail network reached record levels last year while passenger numbers also saw a slight increase, according to figures released as part of rail regulator Schienen-Control's annual report.
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THE prime minister of Benin, Mr Lionel Zinsou signed a concession agreement with his Nigerien counterpart, Mr Brigi Rafini and Bolloré Group's CEO, Mr Thierry Ballard, in Niamey on August 13. Under the Bénirail concession agreement,...
artc-selects-testra-for-high-speed-telecommunications
THE Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has selected Telstra in a 10-year contract to provide continuing telecommunications services through its NextG network to support ARTC's National Train Communications System (NTCS) for the 8500km Australian freight...
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DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFFCIL) has awarded two civil works contracts worth Rs 43.3bn ($US 660m) for sections of the second phase of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) between Delhi and Mumbai...
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THE first locomotive produced by First Locomotive Company, the joint venture of Zavod Metallokonstrukcii and Bombardier, was unveiled at a ceremony held at the joint venture's Engels plant in Saratov region, Russia, on August 19.   The multi-system...
aurizon-profits-soar-despite-static-traffic
AUSTRALIA's largest railfreight operator, Aurizon has reported a 139% increase in statutory net profit after tax to $A 604m ($US 443.8m) for the 2015 financial year despite traffic remaining relatively flat.Total revenue for fiscal 2015...
asciano-board-backs-brookfield-takeover-bid
THE board of Australian logistics group Asciano has recommended that shareholders accept a bid from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners for 100% of the company, which includes Pacific National, Australia's second largest railfreight operator. The deal will see...
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THE premier of the Australian state of Victoria Mr Daniel Andrews and minister for public transport Mrs Jacinta Allan announced on August 17 that the state government will back the full implementation of the Murray...
cd-cargo-to-order-multi-system-locomotives
CZECH railfreight operator CD Cargo announced on August 14 it is launching a tender worth an estimated Koruna 550m ($US 22.7m) for a contract to supply five ETCS Level 2-equipped multi-system electric locomotives, with an...
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The first of three six-axle type 774.7F locomotives being supplied by CZ Loko, Czech Republic, to Finnish open-access operator Fennia Rail was delivered to the Velim test track in the Czech Republic for testing in...
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THE Mongolian cabinet gave its approval on August 10 for the country's investment agency to proceed with the implementation of a concession agreement to build and operate the 547km Erdenet - Ovoot line, which will...