Spain to invest EUR 1.26 bn in improving the suburban railway system..(Think Railways)

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May 22, 2015

Infrastructure

Spain to invest EUR 1.26 bn in improving the suburban railway system

The Spanish government plans to invest in the next four years EUR 1.26 bn in improving the suburban railway system, both infrastructure and rolling stock. It is the most important investment made in commuter rail transport since the launch of the service 20 years ago. More

EBRD seeks consultant for Kosovo Railways rehabilitation and upgrading project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a loan of up to EUR 36 million to the Republic of Kosovo, to be on-lent to Infrastructure of Kosovo Railways JSC (INFRAKOS). The loan will finance the urgent rehabilitation and upgrading of the southern section (Fushe Kosove – Macedonian border) of Rail Route 10 (Kosovo-Serbia border to Kosovo-Macedonia border) in Kosovo. More

EU invests EUR 4.7 billion to improve transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic

The European Commission adopted last week the 2014-2020 Operational Programme for “Transport” in the Czech Republic, for the improvement of transport infrastructures across the country. Almost EUR 2.4 billion (51% of the budget) will be invested in infrastructure for railway and other modes of sustainable transport. More

EVRAZ to supply rails to Malaysian Railways

EVRAZ will supply 2,000 tonnes of high quality 54 E1 rails for the SkyPark Terminal at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, a gateway to Kuala Lumpur city. The rails will be produced at EVRAZ West-Siberian Steel plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) and will be shipped to Malaysia by the end of the third quarter of 2015. More

Transport of NATO’s cargo to trigger up to EUR 1 million worth investments in Latvian railways

NATO’s increasing presence in the Baltic countries and its high volumes of military cargo transported by rail could trigger between EUR 0.5 and EUR 1 million long term investments in developing Latvia’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock fleet, stated the President of Latvian Railways (LDz), Ugis Magonis during a strategic meeting with Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis and Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss. More

CIS

InfoBrief: 62nd Session of the Council for Rail Transport of Community of Independent States

The 62nd Council for Rail Transport (CRT) of Community of Independent States (CIS) took place in Minsk on 20-21 May, hosted by Belarusian Railways and presided by Vladimir Yakunin, Russian Railways CEO. The discussions focused on international transport of passengers and freight, the joint use of rolling stock, mutual settlements for services provided, and the development of common regulations. More

MoC between Russian Railways and Azerbaijan Railways signed

Russian Railways and Azerbaijan Railways have signed a memorandum of cooperation, during the 62nd meeting of the Council for Rail Transport of CIS countries taking place in Minsk (Belarus). More

Rolling stock

Newag presents new 39WE EMU design project

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag has presented the design of the new EMU for War­szaw­ska Kolej Dojaz­dowa (WKD — War­saw Com­mu­ter Rail). The design for the new six-car 39WE EMU has been inspi­red by the city’s modern archi­tec­ture. More

Estonia: Elron plans to purchase new trains

The Estonian state-owned railway passenger operator Elron plans to purchase five-car train sets to operate on Tallinn-Tartu route. The value of the new order is estimated at EUR 30 million. More

Freight

PKP CARGO to complete acquisition of AWT in coming weeks

PKP CARGO’s acquisition of 80% shares of Advanced World Transport will be completed in following weeks. PKP Crago has obtained the consent of the Czech anti-trust office, the last condition the necessary to finalize the EUR 103.2 million contract. More