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SNCF to test energy management system FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is to test the Erex IT energy management and billing system on 50 of its freight locomotives developed by the Eress consortium of five European infrastructure managers and one railway.
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is to test the Erex IT energy management and billing system on 50 of its freight locomotives developed by the Eress consortium of five European infrastructure managers and one railway. Erex...
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BOMBARDIER has handed over the first of 15 Traxx DE ME multi-engine diesel locomotives ordered last year Germany-based financial joint venture Paribus-DIF Netz West Lokomotiven for use on regional passenger services in northern Germany. The €60m...
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PASSENGER Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has confirmed it expects its new Vossloh Afro 4000 diesel locomotives to enter service on long-distance mainline passenger trains within the next two months. Prasa has recently accepted a...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has begun six months of trials with the first of 32 diesel locomotives being supplied by Sinara for the 1067mm-gauge network on the Pacific island of Sakhalin. Sinara has delivered two of the...
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THE Brazilian Railway Industry Association (Abifer) says that Brazilian rail vehicles industry production increased substantially in 2014, with the industrial sector producing and delivering 4703 freight wagons, which was more than double the 2280 produced...
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BOMBARDIER formally handed over the last of 19 Traxx F140 MS (class 186) multi-system electric locomotives for Netherlands Railways (NS) in a ceremony at the Dutch Railway Museum in Utrecht on February 6. The ETCS Level...
abb-to-supply-traction-systems-for-transnet-locos
ABB announced on February 5 that it has been awarded a contract worth around $US 50m to supply transformers and associated traction equipment to Bombardier for a new fleet of electric locomotives ordered by Transnet,...
traxx-last-mile-gains-swiss-certification
BOMBARDIER announced on February 5 that its Traxx F140 AC3 Last Mile locomotive has received authorisation from the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV) for unrestricted commercial operation in Switzerland. Bombardier has been working with BLS Cargo...
transnet-gears-up-to-recapture-freight-from-road
Transnet Freight Rail is investing unprecedented amounts in new assets. Paul Ash speaks to chief executive Siyabonga Gama about the state-owned railway's bold plan to win traffic back from South Africa's roads. MR Siyabonga Gama...
softronic-and-lac-plan-hungarian-loco-plant
ROMANIAN rolling stock manufacturer Softronic and LAC Holding, Hungary, have signed an agreement to establish a locomotive assembly plant in Hungary. The deal was signed on January 27 at Budapest railway museum, when Softronic also handed...