All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2023 – Page 2

  • ScotRail Class 334 EMU (Photo Eversholt)
    Rail Business UK

    Scottish Rail Holdings board members appointed


    UK: On April 26 Scotland’s Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart announced the appointment of two non-executive directors to the board of Scottish Rail Holdings, the non-departmental public body wholly owned by the Scottish government which acts as the owning group for train operator ScotRail. Richard Cairns ...

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    DB drops Nürnberg ICE workshop plan


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has dropped a plan to build a €400m maintenance and repair facility for its ICE trains in the Nürnberg area.

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    Bulgaria to realign railway to Romanian border


    BULGARIA: Infrastructure manager NKZI has announced plans to replace the Medkovets – Vidin section of its Sofia – Vidin main line serving the northwest of the country with a new alignment, enabling passenger trains to run at 160 km/h and freight trains at 120 km/h. The ...

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    Türasaş unveils E5000 electric locomotive prototype


    TURKEY: State-owned locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Türasaş unveiled its prototype Type E5000 electric locomotive in Eskişehir on April 19. Designed by Tübitak, the four-axle electric locomotive has a continuous rating of 5MW and is able to operate at speeds up to 140 km/h. Following the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bespoke fire doors supplied for London Underground station


    UK: Rhino Doors has designed, supplied and installed 20 self-closing fire doors for the cross passages at London Underground’s Bank station in a £1m project which the company says presented a number of logistical challenges. Rhino worked alongside Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project contractor Dragados to ...

  • SWR station vending machines
    Rail Business UK

    Station vending machines fitted with ‘living walls’


    UK: ‘Living walls’ which can be attached to vending machines are being tested at Bournemouth station by South Western Railway, Decorum Vending, Regency Design and plant supplier PHS Greenleaf. The small, self-sufficient, vertical gardens are designed to thrive in all locations, whether in sunlight or shade. ...

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    Brightline opens Orlando Airport station for services to start this summer


    USA: Florida inter-city operator Brightline has formally opened its station at Orlando International Airport, ready for the extension of its Miami – West Palm Beach services to Orlando ‘in the summer’. The service expansion follows upgrading and double-tracking of the existing Florida East Coast Railway between ...

    Metro Report International

    Construction of Tallinn old harbour tramway extension begins


    ESTONIA: Construction work has started on the second phase of the Vanasadam tram extension through the old harbour area of Tallinn. The 2·5 km line linking Linnahall and Paberi stops on the existing network will create a loop through the harbour area and city centre. This ...

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    Keolis picked to run Valleilijn services


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Gelderland has selected Keolis Nederland to operate Valleilijn services between Amersfoort and Ede-Wageningen via Barneveld for 13 years from the December 2023 timetable change. The line is currently operated by Transdev subsidiary Connexxion, using a fleet of five Protos EMUs supplied by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Busan plans express metro to offshore airport


    The Busan – Gimhae light metro line serves Busan’s Gimhae International Airport. Photo: Benjámin Zelki SOUTH KOREA: The southeastern city of Busan has announced plans to build an express metro line to serve the proposed Gadeok International Airport. The airport is due to be built on ...


    Rail freight operator expands in southeast Europe


    EUROPE: The Metrans rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has acquired a 51% stake in Croatian operator Adria Rail.

  • ScotRail Highland Explorer Class 153 and Class 156 (Photo ScotRail)
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail to carry more bikes to Mallaig


    UK: ScotRail has increased its capacity for carrying bicycles on the West Highland line with the introduction of Highland Explorer DMUs on services to and from Mallaig.

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    Metro Report International

    Minister pledges to build long-planned Trabzon tram line


    TURKEY: Long-standing plans for a light rail network in the northeastern port city of Trabzon are set to be implemented with current Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announcing that the first line would be completed by the end of 2025. Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections ...

  • GWR Class 802 IET Penzance TM01
    Rail Business UK

    Class 802 maintenance moves to Plymouth as quest for better availability goes on


    UK: Great Western Railway, Eversholt Rail and Hitachi Rail are to extend their maintenance partnership covering 36 Class 802 inter-city trainsets, with work to be transferred to the GWR depot at Laira in Plymouth.

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    ANTT prepares to relet Malha Oeste concession


    BRAZIL: ANTT has launched the process to relet the Malha Oeste operating concession, which is currently held by Rumo Logística.

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    Supreme Railways to serve more cities from September


    Photos: Benjámin Zelki SOUTH KOREA: Open-access high speed operator Supreme Railways to launch services to Jinju, Yeosu, and Pohang from September from its Suseo terminus in southeast Seoul. The expansion plan was announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport on April 4 following discussions ...

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    Metro Report International

    Napoli calls bids for driverless metro Line 10


    The planned Line 10 would link Napoli Afragola high speed station with Piazza Cavour in the city centre ITALY: Prequalification bids have been invited by May 15 for a €1·6bn turnkey contract which would also include the supply of driverless trainsets. The 12·9 km line with ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Freightliner Ipswich
    Rail Business UK

    Freightliner creates ERTMS training academy


    UK: Freightliner has developed a rail freight training academy in Ispwich to support the roll out of ERTMS. The operator has leased the seventh floor of MCR Property Group’s St Vincent House office building, which offered ‘a blank canvas within which to create a unique space ...

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    Automated train wheelchair lift launched


    SWITZERLAND: Högg Group company Simplify Engineering has received the first order for its latest design of automated train-mounted wheelchair lift.