Friesen Bridge replacement project gets underway

A ceremony has been held to symbolically launch work to build the largest swing bridge of its kind in Europe, which will replace the Friesen Bridge over the River Ems near the Dutch border which was irreparably damaged by a cargo ship in December 2015.
Europe

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Brand new Manton Bridge, Rutland, is completed by Network Rail 

UK
Network Rail has confirmed that the full bridge replacement to Manton Bridge in Rutland has been completed.

Rumo telecommunications upgrade to improve network coverage

International Rail News
BRAZILIAN freight railway Rumo has selected Embratel, Brazil, and Nokia to supply a range of telecommunications solutions to improve network coverage and control of train operation and safety by providing more reliable communications between trains and the control centre.

Canadian Pacific publishes comprehensive Climate Strategy

Canada
CANADIAN Pacific (CP) published its first comprehensive Climate Strategy on July 26 detailing a path to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and how operations can be adapted to the physical risks of climate change.

Back in Black! Steam locomotive 5025 unveiled in LMS Lined Livery in Scotland

Railway Preservation
Yesterday, LMS Black 5 No. 5025 was unveiled in LMS Lined Black livery having completed the last part of its 10-year restoration.

FRA Issues Final Rule on Revised PTC Reporting

USA
“Recognizing that the railroad industry intends to enhance FRA-certified PTC systems to continue improving rail safety and PTC technology’s reliability and operability

New FLIRT trains for Transport for Wales begin testing in Switzerland

UK
Transport for Wales has confirmed that testing for the new FLIRT trains has begun in Europe by Stadler.

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