All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2023

All articles published this month.

  • Capture

    White Paper: Enhancing the resilience of the modern railway

    2023-10-30T08:45:00Z Sponsored by

    ‘Resilience’ is the theme of this White Paper, produced by the Railway Gazette Group and nVent SCHROFF.

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    Driving New Way - Light Modular WheelSET - Limoset®

    2023-06-07T09:50:00Z Sponsored by

    Lucchini RS Innovative low-floor wheelset solution equips Durmazlar Panorama vehicles

  • Taiwan groundbreaking

    Taitung – Hualien double-tracking works begin


    TAIWAN: Taiwan Railways Administration has started work to double-track the southern section of its East Coast main line between Hualien, Taitung and Zhiben, following a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20. Rebuilt to 1 067 mm gauge in 1982 and electrified in 2014, the 162 km coastal ...

  • MxV Rail FAST construction diagram

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

  • STM_Work Site Tamper

    Track machine production underway in India


    INDIA: Sinara Transport Machines has completed the first Work Site Tamper to be assembled at the SAN Engineering & Locomotives factory in Bengaluru. Tampers and 19 ballast regulators for Indian Railways are being assembled from kits with the Russian company’s local partner under the government’s Make ...

  • ELP Balkans loco

    ELP to seek Balkan locomotive certification


    EUROPE: Swiss locomotive leasing company European Loc Pool is to seek certification of its Stadler EuroDual locomotives for operation in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company announced on April 20 that it was working with Stadler Rail Valencia and local partners to conduct test runs ...

  • RENFE train and passengers at Valencia station

    European Commission investigates possible anticompetitive practices in online rail ticketing


    SPAIN: The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether national incumbent RENFE may have abused its dominant position in the passenger rail market by refusing to supply all ticketing information and real-time data to rival retailing platforms. RENFE sells tickets offline and online ...

  • Brendan O'Connor and Caroline Wilkie

    Work in Rail highlights career opportunities


    AUSTRALIA: The Australasian Railway Association has launched a Work in Rail campaign to highlight career opportunities in the sector. A Work in Rail website showcases 80 different careers, outlining each role as well as training and education pathways, salaries and providing links to current vacancies. The ...

  • Toulouse aeroport 2
    Metro Report International

    Three cities place joint tram order to reduce costs


    FRANCE: The transport authorities in Toulouse, Brest and Besançon have jointly awarded Alstom an eight-year framework agreement for the supply of trams, with firm orders for an initial 22 vehicles. The three cities opted for a joint contract with the aim of optimising costs. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

  • Seatfrog app
    Rail Business UK

    Seatfrog secures £6m investment for European expansion


    UK: Ticketing app developer Seatfrog has secured £6m of investment to support planned expansion across Europe. The growth funding round was backed by investors Pembroke, Praetura and Octopus Ventures, and advised by FinnCap’s Private Growth Capital team. Seatfrog launched in 2018, initially offering a way for ...

  • DSB Talgo 230 driving coach

    DSB doubles Talgo inter-city train order


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has increased its order for Talgo 230 inter-city trainsets from eight to 16 trainsets. It has also ordered 16 driving trailer coaches which will enable push-pull operation with Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. DSB said push-pull operation would be cheaper and more ...

  • Haramain High Speed Rail Ramadan service (2)

    Record traffic on Saudi high speed line during Ramadan


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Haramain High Speed Rail line which connects Makkah and Madinah carried a record number of passengers during the Ramadan period, when a special timetable was operated to meet the high demand. Spanish national train operator RENFE, which operates the line on behalf of ...

  • Ankara – Sivas high speed line inauguration (1)

    Ankara – Sivas high speed line inaugurated


    TURKEY: The long-delayed Ankara – Sivas high speed line was formally opened on April 26, when national operator TCDD Taşımacılık ran its first public passenger services over the new route. The 405 km double-track line heading east from the capital incorporates 112 km of existing alignment as ...

  • 5TH-GCRE-Overview
    Rail Business UK

    Private sector invited to tender for Global Centre of Rail Excellence stake


    UK: Pre-qualified organisations have been invited to tender to take a majority stake in the Welsh government-owned company which is developing the Global Centre of Rail Excellence in South Wales. The procurement process began in January, and the pre-qualified bidders have now progressed to the next ...

  • Paris RER NG EMU

    More RER NG double-deck EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has exercised an option for Alstom to supply a further 60 RER Nouvelle Génération electric multiple-units for use on Paris suburban lines D and E. The €1bn order announced on April 26 is being financed by regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités. It has ...

  • Finnish train

    Converting Finland’s rail network to standard gauge is not financially viable, study finds


    FINLAND: A study has concluded that converting the 1 524 mm broad gauge national railway network to the European standard of 1 435 mm would not be financially viable. Recognising that regauging would facilitate international passenger and freight traffic and could simplify rolling stock procurement, the ...

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road station (Photo: Tom Nicholson/TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

  • Strasbourg station

    Grand Est seeks return of direct trains to the south


    FRANCE: Grand Est région has called on the national government to fund and launch a direct inter-city service between Lorraine and southern France.

  • Quebec tram project impression
    Metro Report International

    Québec orders Alstom Citadis Spirit trams


    CANADA: The city of Québec has selected Alstom Transport Canada to supply and maintain 34 Citadis Spirit trams to operate its future tram line. The 19·3 km line with 29 stops is intended to connect Pôle Le Gendre in the southwest with Pôle D’Estimauville to the ...