UNIFE’s 2018 World Rail Market Study Results showcased at InnoTrans

The seventh edition of the World Rail Market Study, conducted by Roland Berger on behalf of the European Rail Supply Industry Association UNIFE, provided both a view of the market in its current form and a forecast of its future development in the different regions and segments.
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Progress Rail notches up Egypt deal

Arabian Rail News
Progress Rail, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Egyptian National Railways for new locomotives, as well as terms to modernize, overhaul and maintain a portion of ENR’s existing locomotive fleet, with a long-term service agreement.

Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

Rail Events
The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September 18.

Brightline goes west, plans LA-Las Vegas high speed rail

USA
Brightline on Tuesday said it had acquired XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas.

[EU / InnoTrans] MRCE to provide 3 Bombardier locomotives to SNCF for Paris-Moscow Express

Rail Events
At this year’s InnoTrans rail fair in Berlin, Voyages SNCF, RZD and MRCE will confirm an agreement to improve the Paris-Moscow Night Express. The Paris-Moscow Express service is provided by RZD in cooperation with their partner Voyages SNCF in France and with support from DB Fernverkehr and PKP Intercity for the sections in Germany and Poland.

UP: More like CSX?

USA
UP 2020, which will launch Oct. 1 and be rolled out in phases across the entire Union Pacific rail network, “is an important part of Union Pacific’s objective of operating a safe, reliable and efficient railroad,” UP said.

Australasian and UK rail industries to develop a new partnership

Rail Events
At the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) stall in InnoTrans (Hall 10.2, Stand 212), it has been announced that the ARA and the UK’s Railway Industry Association (RIA) are forming a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their various memberships, which will see both organisations working closer together.

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