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+Romania / ARF invites bids to supply 20 EMUsmore

On 12th August 2022, the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) issued a call for bids to deliver 20 electric multiple units (EMU), along with the necessary maintenance and repair services. The EMUs are to connect urban centres, and are to cost EUR 490 million (RON 2.4 billion). The maintenance contract will run for 15 years, and of the 20 EMUs, two are allocated as reserves. In addition, there is an option for nine more EMUs, one of which is planned as a reserve. The increase is possible without a competitive procedure.
Source: TED Europe 2022/S 155-440961

+Poland / UTK records rail freight volume of 243.6 million t in 2021more

In 2021, a total of 243.6 million t of freight was transported by rail in Poland, according to figures from Polish rail transport authority UTK. This includes 48 million t of imports, 30.7 million t of exports and 7.6 million t of transit. Compared to 2020, the overall volume increased by over 20 million t. The transport performance increased by 7.2% to 56 billion tkm. In absolute numbers, the transport of energy resources increased by 7.5 million t to 90 million t. In intermodal transport, the volume increased by 11.6% to 26.5 billion t, and the transport performance increased by 4.4% to 8.2 billion tkm. Moreover, intermodal transport accounted for 14.6% of the total transport performance and 10.9% of the transport volume. Incumbent operator PKP Cargo had a 36.6% market share in terms of transport volumes. The next largest market shares were held by DB Cargo Polska (16.8%), Lotos Kolej (5.3%) and PKP LHS (4%).
Source: Rynek Kolejowy 09.08.2022

+European Union / Railway companies develop API specificationmore

Several companies active in the rail sector have jointly developed a first version of a specification for an application programming interface (API) between railway applications and the Safe Computing Platform. The API was subsequently published in OCORA Release 2. This includes a general definition of the concepts, key design paradigms for safe communication and computation, and implementation guidelines. The companies involved are software company Real-Time Innovations, German infrastructure operator DB Netz, Swiss network component supplier Duagon, Dutch state railway NS, Swiss state railway SBB, rail technology supplier Siemens Mobility, French passenger rail transport operator SNCF Voyageurs, French network operator SNCF Réseau, software supplier SYSGO, rail technology supplier Thales and software supplier Wind River.
Source: Thales press release 01.08.2022, SYSGO press release 04.08.2022

+Germany / Colas Rail takes over Hasselmann Groupmore

On 9th August 2022, the French track construction company Colas Rail signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of the Hasselmann Group. The Hasselmann Group consists of the three companies Hasselmann GmbH for railway infrastructure, NTG GmbH for rail tracks and LGM Logistik GmbH for railway safety. Through the acquisition, Colas Rail plans to expand its activities into the German market. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Source: Colas Rail press release 09.08.2022

+European Union / Bus market records decline of 5.9% in H1/2022more

The city bus market in Western Europe, including Poland, saw a 5.9% decline from 6,401 buses to 6,019 buses in the first half of 2022 (H1/2022). Nevertheless, after two years of registration downturns, which were marked by the coronavirus pandemic, the trend seems to be reversing. Buses with alternative drives stand out in particular. In this segment, a total of 4,452 new buses were registered in H1/2022, compared to 4,415 in H1/2021. Of these, 1,768 new registrations were for electric buses, an increase of 27.6% compared to H1/2021. In addition, 1,747 new CNG-powered buses and 885 hybrid buses were registered. Dutch manufacturer VDL had the largest market share in H1/2022, with 242 buses or 13.7%. It was followed by BYD ADL with 12.5%, Yutong with 12.3%, Iveco with 8.1%, MAN with 6.4%, Mercedes-Benz with 6% and Solaris with 5.9%.
Source: Busplaner 10.08.2022

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