First ‘INFRA Extra’ Projects Unveiled

These projects, some of which are rail-related, made it to the final round for INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grant funding, USDOT reported, but did not receive awards due to a combination of “overwhelming demand” and limited funds. (USDOT in June selected 24 projects—seven rail/port specific—to receive $905.25 million in INFRA grants.)
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Hybrid locomotives to operate on Norwegian tracks

Europe
CargoNet, a Norwegian rail freight operator, will start using two EuroDual hybrid locomotives.

Will Glasgow be central to climate change for rail freight?

UK
Last week’s showcase of a bio-fuelled class 66 freight locomotive gave the public a chance to see for themselves how the industry is tackling the challenge of climate change.

EMR reprimanded for cancelling competition over ‘poor quality of entries’

UK
East Midlands Railway has been reprimanded by the advertising watchdog after it failed to award a promised £5,000 prize in a competition due to the “poor quality of entries”.

More emu EMUs ordered

Cityrail News
Transport for NSW has awarded the RailConnect joint venture a contract to supply a further 56 Mariyung double-deck electric multiple-unit cars, increasing the New Intercity Fleet to a total of 610 vehicles.

Supply chain blueprint sets rail reform agenda 

ACT
The Australasian Railway Association has released its Rail Supply Chain Blueprint, outlining a three-year plan to drive reform to support the industry’s growth.

Macron puts high speed projects back on track in ‘decade of the TGV’

Europe
In a speech at Paris Gare de Lyon during an event held on September 17 to mark 40 years since the launch of TGV services, President Emmanuel Macron announced the revival of plans to expand the TGV network, describing the 2020s as ‘the decade of the TGV’.

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