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DB to invest €5.5bn in infrastructure upgrading in 2016 GERMAN Rail (DB) is to spend €5.5bn this year on modernising its existing network which is around €200m more than in 2015.
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GERMAN Rail (DB) is to spend €5.5bn this year on modernising its existing network which is around €200m more than in 2015.The investment is part of a five-year plan to spend a record €28bn modernising...
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SWITZERLAND's largest private railway BLS has awarded IG Valbt, a consortium of Swiss engineering companies led by SRP Ingenieur, a contract to plan to the extension of double-track in the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. The 34.6km tunnel...
stukton-rail-increases-stake-in-italian-infrastructure-contractor
STRUKTON Rail announced on January 22 that it will increase its stake in Bologna-based railway infrastructure contractor Construzioni Linee Ferroviarie (CLF) to 100% with the acquisition of the 40% stake in the company currently held...
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JOIN IRJ and Plasser & Theurer on January 21 at 09.30 Eastern Standard Time, 14.30 GMT, and 15.30 Central European Time for an interactive webinar on smart rail welding. Electric flash-butt welding continues to be...
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SWITZERLAND's Federal Office of Transport (BAV) published a report on January 14 detailing the reasons behind the deterioration in the condition of the country's standard-gauge rail infrastructure and outlining potential solutions to the problem. The research...
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Sekisui's FFU synthetic sleepers have been deployed on 1400km of switch and bridge track sections in 16 countries since they were introduced over 30 years ago. Japan's Railway Technical Research Institute returned to two early...
windhoff-lifts-lid-on-track-vehicles-for-sbb
WINDHOFF has released further details of the 35 self-propelled On-Track Machines it is supplying Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in what it says is the company's largest ever order. The new bidirectional vehicles will be used for...
university-to-develop-tram-rail-wear-tool
THE University of Huddersfield's Institute of Railway Research (IRR) has secured a £140,000 grant to develop a software-based asset management tool to help light rail operators calculate the most appropriate rail-wear limits for their network...
london-underground-upgrades-track-maintenance-fleet
LONDON Underground (LU) took delivery of two new points and crossings tampers supplied by Matisa, Switzerland, in early December. The two machines were ordered in 2013 at a cost of £7m and are part of a...
shift2rail-launches-first-call-for-projects
THE Shift2Rail joint technology initiative published its first call for proposals on December 17, making an initial tranche of €170m in grant funding available for railway research projects in Europe. The first call is being funded...