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ČD to equip Czech passenger fleet with ETCS CZECH Railways (ČD) announced on April 13 that it will equip 663 vehicles of 33 different types with ETCS Level 2 as deployment of the system continues under infrastructure manager SŽDC's ERTMS National Implementation Plan.
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THE European Union moved an important step closer to harmonised safety approvals for railway equipment and operators on April 28, when the European Parliament approved the European Council's common position on the technical pillar of...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail NR has awarded Alstom a £79m contract to resignal the 58km London Paddington - Reading section of the Great Western Main Line. The contract was awarded through Signalling Solutions, which became...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto said in its first-quarter operation review published on April 19 that its AutoHaul project to convert its Tom Price heavy-haul railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to driverless...
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IRJ at SmartRail Europe, Amsterdam: Denmark's largest rail freight operator DB Cargo Scandinavia (DBCS) has warned it could be forced to pull out of the market because of the cost of equipping its locomotives with...
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WABTEC has been awarded a $US 30m contract to supply Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's (NICTD) 140km South Shore Line, which links Millennium station in Chicago with South Bend,...
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CZECH Railways (ČD) announced on April 13 that it will equip 663 vehicles of 33 different types with ETCS Level 2 as deployment of the system continues under infrastructure manager SŽDC's ERTMS National Implementation Plan. The...
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SOUTHEASTERN Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) will begin provisional revenue service operations with Positive Train Control (PTC) from next week after receiving authorisation from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Septa will begin PTC operation on the Warminster...
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With the sale of its power generation and turbine business to GE at the end of last year, Alstom has been left to focus entirely on its rail activities. Chairman and CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge explains...
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EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded a contract to Siemens to resignal the main line from Benha, on the Cairo - Alexandria main line, via Zagazig to Port Said, and line from Zagazig to Abu...
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THE Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (JU) has received 43 proposals with total requested funding of €80m for its first call for 15 topics for which only €26.1m is available, while the 27 Shift2Rail members have requested...