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  • Rolling motorway targets transit freightCFR Narfa launched a rolling motorway service on July 26, having received financial support for the project from Romania's national environment fund. 12 October 2018
  • S-Bahn automation agreement signedThe Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city's suburban rail network was signed by the city's mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. 10 August 2018
  • Road-rail bus launchedSouth African transport group Transnet is working with manufacturer RailPro to test a road-rail bus on a 21km route between Cullinan and Mamelodi. 10 August 2018
  • Kathmandu rail link accord signedConstruction of a trans-Himalayan rail link connecting China and Nepal is planned for completion within seven years following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on June 21. 10 August 2018
  • Driverless heavy haul trainOn July 10, Rio Tinto completed its first iron ore delivery in Australia using a driverless train. 10 August 2018
  • Smart gate to identify wagonsIndia is developing a 'smart gate', which it envisages would be able to digitally identify wagons as they are handled at freight terminals. 23 July 2018
  • Too much too quicklyReports on some of the problems in the North-West following the introduction of a new set of rail timetables on May 20th. 23 July 2018
  • Lessons from RastattEuropean transport ministers have called for the rapid integration of measures to mitigate the effects of a major incident such as the seven week closure last August of the Rhein Valley main line between Basel and Karlsruhe following a tunnel collapse at Rastatt. 23 July 2018
  • GE to merge locomotive unit with Wabtec in $11.1 billion dealGeneral Electric Co. agreed to merge its century-old locomotive business with rail-equipment maker Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion, the biggest step yet in Chief Executive Officer John Flannery's plan to shed unwanted units and revitalize the beleaguered manufacturer. 24 May 2018
  • Delayed indefinitelyEntry into service of 46 three-car and 24 four-car Class 385 EMUs being built for ScotRail by Hitachi Rail Europe has been delayed indefinitely following the discovery of signal sighting problems with the curved glass windscreens. 18 May 2018
  • Cut and runA report by the National Audit Office has found that last year's decision to cancel several major electrification projects in the UK was driven largely by cost, without taking other factors into consideration. 18 May 2018
  • F1 technology to be trialled on metro trainF1 technology to be trialled on metro train 08 May 2018
  • ATO first as Thameslink Programme nears completionATO first as Thameslink Programme nears completion 08 May 2018
  • Arctic Ocean link proposedArctic Ocean link proposed 08 May 2018
  • Diesel locomotive rebuilt as an electricDiesel locomotive rebuilt as an electric 08 May 2018
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