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For KLW, Cummins, “the next step in level 4 power renewals”

Written by William C. Vantuono, editor KLW (Knoxville Locomotive Works, Inc.) and Cummins Inc. announced on March 6 the completion of their first KLWX 4400 ACT4, a rebuilt line haul locomotive equipped with a certified 4,400 hp Cummins QSK95 main engine EPA Tier 4. The locomotive is currently in …

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The UK’s first hybrid train is now operational

Chiltern Railways has retrofitted a 20-year-old diesel train with a battery that allows it to consume 25% less fuel and significantly reduce air pollution. Chiltern, Porterbrook and Rolls-Royce Railways have worked together to convert the diesel train to one that now runs on both diesel and battery power. It is …

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What are the new rules for travel from the UK to France?

The French ban on British travelers which began on December 18, 2021 is due to end on Friday. French Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne announced the lifting of restrictions with a Tweeter. “We are relaxing the conditions for entering France from the UK for vaccinated travellers,” he said. “No more compelling …

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Bus services in England face ax as end of emergency Covid funding looms | Business

Bus services in England used by hundreds of thousands of passengers are set to be cut when emergency funding for Covid expires at the end of March, transport authorities have warned. Passengers on buses have fallen sharply from 80% of pre-pandemic levels to less than 60% since the rise of …

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Belt and Road rail services, construction booming despite COVID-19_ 英语 频道 _ 央视 网 (cctv.com)

– “China is very important for the global supply chain. And in most cases it is faster (than sea transport). Therefore, it is a useful alternative to use the train, and it is is reliable, “said Axel Mattern, Deputy Managing Director of Marketing at the Port of Hamburg. – As …

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Alstom and MOL from Hungary agree on joint research into the use of hydrogen for rail transport

Alstom and MOL, Hungary’s largest oil and gas company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in reviewing the use of hydrogen technology in rail transport. MOL Group currently produces and uses nearly 150,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year. By signing the MoU, Alstom and MOL have taken …

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Transnet’s position may not start to improve until the end of 2022, according to Parliament

Transnet CEO Portia Derby said Transnet was still a long way from a permanent improvement in its financial situation. This has been further complicated by vandalism and theft of cables and recent cybersecurity breaches. Transnet chairman Popo Molefe said the R54 billion purchase of locomotive 1064 was further crippling the …

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Local trains will run faster as railways remove permanent speed restrictions

Commuters on Western Railway will have their journeys significantly speeded up, saving them time and money. Modernization works at nine sites have led to the removal of technical constraints and speed limits on the 60 km long Churchgate-Virar suburban corridor. Some of these locations include Khar, Bandra, Marine Lines, Bhayandar, …

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General Electric plans to split into three companies

General Electric, the iconic industrial company of the end of the 20th century, once a powerful conglomerate renowned for its management prowess, is definitely breaking with its historic past. The 129-year-old company announced on Tuesday that it plans to split into three publicly traded companies, a remarkable change for a …

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Could low carbon trains cure theft addiction in Europe?

In the 1920s and 1930s, long-distance train journeys were the norm across Europe, according to Mark Smith, also known as Man in Seat 61. The luxurious Orient Express, gliding along a scenic route from London to Istanbul, is just one example of how train travel was “both fun and convenient,” …

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Railways are the powerhouse of the industrial age

railways are the powerhouse of the industrial age Vedat Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security, attended the program “Squeezing 165 years of railway workers’ meeting” which took place in the TCDD Behiç Erkin meeting room. Stating that it was exciting to celebrate the 165th anniversary of the railroads, Minister …

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Official opening of the Rail Heritage Center in Doncaster

An extraordinary new railway heritage center opened this week, located inside Doncaster’s state-of-the-art Danum Gallery, Library and Museum. The Green Arrow and No. 251 locomotives built in Doncaster are a notable focal point for the center, with both steam locomotives on loan from the National Railway Museum. There are also …

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Enel’s Starace loves trains, music, biking and buying art

(Bloomberg Markets) – Francesco Starace has been Managing Director of Enel SpA, Europe’s largest public utility, based in Rome, since 2014. Here he discloses certain habits and preferences outside of working hours to Francine Lacqua de Bloomberg TV, co-host of Bloomberg Surveillance and host of Leaders With Lacqua. What is …

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UK business groups skeptical of isolation exemption plans

Updates on the economic impact of the coronavirus Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about news about the economic impact of the coronavirus. On Friday, business groups, food industry executives and agricultural executives expressed skepticism about the UK government’s plans to allow some essential …

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Low battery: Brexit Britain faces acid test

Britain needs new battery factories as EU moves forward Stakes are high as UK seeks to retain EU market access EU content rules for UK cars tighten from 2027 Industry experts say Britain lacks a common strategy LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Britain has stepped up the race for electric …

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Next stop, hydrogen? The future of rail fuels

With 2021 designated the European Year of Rail, all eyes are on the industry for innovation, sustainability initiatives and new technologies. Rail has been recognized as one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Data from the Office of Rail and Road, published in its report Rail …

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Network Rail and Highways England publish multimodal freight strategy

Network Rail and Highways England have published the first phase of Solent’s multimodal freight strategy in the Midlands. The study is part of Network Rail’s long-term planning process and Highways England’s pioneering route strategy and projects, both designed to identify investment priorities for the future. He revealed that roads are …

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CRRC to produce zero-emission locomotive for Dutch port of Rotterdam

crrc Netherlands to produce zero-emission locomotives for the port of Rotterdam CRRC ZELC (“CRRC”) and Rail Innovaators Group (“RIG”) signed a joint development agreement in 2018 aimed at replacing diesel shunting locomotives in the port of Rotterdam. Now that the deal is done, production can begin. The zero-emission locomotive is …

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Launch of the ACAMS chapter in Eurasia with the aim of reducing

Chicago, June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As part of ongoing efforts to protect Eurasia’s banking and business sectors, ACAMS, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), launched the Eurasia Chapter of ACAMS to serve compliance professionals in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine. …

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Fastest train journey from London to Glasgow attempted

West Coast Avanti Train An attempt to break the 36-year record for the fastest train journey between London and Glasgow will be made on Thursday. Avanti West Coast has said it will offer non-stop service from London Euston to Glasgow Central to highlight “the ease of traveling between countries of …

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FiberinMotion® train-to-ground solution chosen to connect first driverless transit line in Bangkok, Thailand

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – RADWIN (www.radwin.com), one of the world’s leading providers of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that Krungthep Thanakom, on behalf of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in Thailand, RADWIN approved FiberinMotion® wireless mobility solution for the Bangkok Gold Line. RADWIN’s train-to-ground solution provides …

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Hyundai raises hydrogen game as new trucks arrive in Europe

FRANKFURT: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor plans to ship a new series of fuel cell trucks to Europe later this year, stepping up the pressure on rivals in a battle to test the viability of transporting heavy-duty hydrogen-powered cargo. A new class of Hyundai Xcient trucks, equipped with more efficient fuel …

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Can railways accelerate economic recovery after Covid-19?

The impacts of Covid-19 have been very damaging to the British rail industry, which has seen a drop in ridership, a reduction in services and a slowdown in subscription purchases, which has had major economic consequences. Passenger train travel started to decline from the beginning of March last year and …

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German CDMO Richter-Helm triples cGMP production capacity to meet global market demand

HAMBURG, Germany, May 6, 2021 / B3C newswire / – Richter-Helm BioLogics GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German-based, cGMP-compliant biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), today announced the start of construction of an expansion project at its cGMP manufacturing facility in Bovenau, Germany. The new multi-product organic manufacturing …

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How the Dereham Mid-Norfolk Railway is rebuilding itself better

While work came to a halt for many during the coronavirus pandemic, behind closed doors the Mid-Norfolk Railway team and volunteers were going wild. After hosting a wedding party on March 15, 2020, Heritage Railroad President and Owner Charlie Robinson didn’t expect another 15 months to pass before another visitor …

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Indian Railways receives Alstom’s 100th electric locomotive

In May of last year, the first Prima T8TM WAG-12B locomotive began commercial service. Credit: Alstom. French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has manufactured and supplied the 100th fully electric high-powered two-section locomotive to Indian railways. Alstom will deliver around 800 electric locomotives of 12,000 hp under a contract of approximately …

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