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German concrete sleeper factory inaugurated RAIL.ONE has inaugurated a new concrete sleeper plant at Aschaffenburg in Bavaria, which will have capacity to supply up to 600,000 sleepers a year, primarily for customers in Germany.
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Franck Barresi, technical director at Vossloh Cogifer, profiles the new 1400 MPa class steel for railway switches and crossings.THE availability of rail networks depends heavily on the reliability and durability of turnouts, especially their crossings...
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Active since January 2017, P&T Connected is providing fresh impetus in the development of new software and data science for Plasser & Theurer’s track maintenance machines. Kevin Smith spoke with Bernhard Maier, COO of P&T...
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EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Plasser & Theurer a contract worth around €6.8m to supply an EM100U track recording car. The vehicle, which is due for delivery next year, will be equipped with Plasser &...
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BADEN-Württemberg municipal transport operator Albtal Transport (AVG) has begun testing the use of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) catenary masts as part of a pilot project with Powerlines Group, Austria.AVG, which operates a 280km light rail...
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VOSSLOH announced on August 3 that it had signed a contract with international engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke for the acquisition of Australian concrete sleeper manufacturer Austrak, with closing expected in the third quarter of 2018...
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GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has launched a new website called iTrace which enables more than 420 German rail companies and those entitled to access its infrastructure, the opportunity to submit proposals online for enhancements...
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NEW Zealand national operator KiwiRail will restart its South Island Coastal Pacific passenger service on the Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch from December 1, two years operations were suspended due to the Kaikoura...
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THE RC2 consortium, which has been awarded the contract to re-electrify Line C of the Paris RER network between Paris Austerlitz and Bretigny sur Orge, has awarded Tesmec Service a €14.25m contract to design and...
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SWEDEN’s infrastructure manager Trafikverket temporarily closed the Linköping - Kalmar, Linköping - Västervik and Berga - Oskarshamn lines to both passenger and freight traffic on July 25 following an alert from the Swedish Meteorological and...
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NIGERIAN Railway Corporation (NRC) invites suppliers and consultants to pre-qualify for several projects under its 2018 budget for its narrow and standard-gauge networks, including new trains.The projects include:• procurement of locomotives, coaches, freight wagons, railway...

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