All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2023 – Page 5

  • Mannheim weather monitoring tram (Photo RNV)
    Metro Report International

    Tram becomes rolling weather station


    GERMANY: A Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr tram has been fitted with weather monitoring sensors to complement static equipment which municipal transport, energy and digital technology company Smart City Mannheim is installing at 400 fixed locations throughout the city by the end of 2023. The equipment includes two air parameter sensors ...

  • Panoramique des Dômes Stadler EMU on the Puy-de-Dôme rack railway

    Panoramique des Dômes mountain railway trains to be refurbished


    FRANCE: Suppler Stadler and local company ACC M are to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of the four GTW2/8 trainsets used on the Panoramique des Dômes mountain railway. The 5 km metre-gauge line equipped with the Strub rack system opened in 2012 to provide access to the ...

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    Alstom Ubunye opens South African welding school


    SOUTH AFRICA: The Alstom Ubunye Welding School in Nigel has opened to provide free professional welding training for unemployed young people. It is accredited by the South African Institute of Welding, and will provide theoretical and practical modules developed under the guidance of industry specialists and ...

  • CP locomotive and a KCS locomotive on a train

    Canadian Pacific Kansas City formed as merger is completed


    NORTH AMERICA: The formal merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern on April 14 was marked with the driving of a ceremonial spike in Kansas City, Missouri, at the only place where the two constituent railways meet. ‘Today we celebrate this historic combination creating a ...

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    Independent review criticises delivery of Inland Rail scheme


    AUSTRALIA: The final cost and delivery plan for the Inland Rail scheme remain unclear, according to a scathing independent review of its governance issued on April 6.

  • Public transport
    Metro Report International

    Addressing the US public transport workforce shortage


    USA: The American Public Transportation Association has released the first of six workforce development guides designed to help operators address critical workforce shortages across the sector. These will provide best practices, case studies and insights on: advancing awareness of transit careers; creating internships and apprenticeships; ...

  • Class 99 bi-mode locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    Class 99 locomotive maintenance contract awarded


    UK: Stadler has been awarded a contract to provide full maintenance and servicing of the 30 Class 99 six-axle electro-diesel locomotives ordered by leasing company Beacon Rail for use by GB Railfreight. The service contract will start once the first loco has been handed over in ...

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    In depth

    Train Control: SNCF committed to NExTEO roll out


    Despite speculation to the contrary, SNCF Réseau and its contractors are continuing to roll out the NExTEO communications-based train control system which will manage the extended RER Line E in Paris, as project manager Jérôme Lefebvre explains to Jérémie Anne.

  • Končar KEV electric multiple-unit

    Battery packs ordered for prototype Croatian multiple-units


    CROATIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Končar KEV has selected Leclanché to supply batteries for two prototype battery multiple-units which national passenger operator HŽPP ordered last December. Leclanché is to supply 14 of its INT-53 Energy lithium ion battery packs for use on a battery-only multiple-unit, and 12 ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Rostov-na-Donu tram
    Metro Report International

    Rostov-na-Donu tramway reconstruction concession signed


    RUSSIA: Sinara City Transport Solutions has signed a public-private partnership concession agreement for the upgrading and expansion of the tram network in Rostov-na-Donu. The work to be undertaken in 2023-28 includes the modernisation of 43·7 km of track and 15 substations, and the construction of 75·3 ...

  • London King's Cross station
    Rail Business UK

    London King’s Cross station gets LED lights


    UK: Metal halide lamps on platforms 1 to 8 at London King’s Cross station have been replaced with more than 160 LED lights with the aim of significantly reducing maintenance costs, cutting energy consumption by 60% and future-proofing the building’s illumination systems. ...

  • Train and a European flag

    Rail improvements should be central to TEN-T revision, MEPs say


    EUROPE: Major EU transport infrastructure projects should focus on sustainable transport, avoid delays, improve links with Ukraine and Moldova and make provision for military transport, according to the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee. On April 13, the TRAN Committee formally adopted its position on the ...

  • Ankara 2
    Metro Report International

    Ankara opens M4 metro extension


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a 3·3 km three-station extension of Ankara metro Line M4 on April 12. The extension connects Atatürk Kültür Merkezi with the newly expanded Kızılay station, which is served by the M1 and Ankaray metro lines. It has intermediate stations at ...

  • Tokaido Shinkansen

    JR Central targeting Tokaido Shinkansen ATO from 2028


    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway has set out plans to introduce GoA2 automatic train operation on the Tokaido Shinkansen by 2028. The system is currently on test and a demonstration for the media is planned for May 10.

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    Prasa reaches milestone in Cape Town suburban rail restoration


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa restarted services on April 4 between Langa and Nyanga on Cape Town’s Central Line.

  • Angola freight train (Photo CFB)

    Angolan railway expansion project approved


    ANGOLA: The government has approved funding for the construction of a 260 km railway to serve the inland provinces of Moxico and Lunda Sul. The Ministry of Transport has been authorised to award a US$1·2bn contract for design and construction of the line to a joint ...

  • SWR Class 444 EMU (Photo SWR)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Flowbird RATP TVM screen
    Metro Report International

    Paris in Olympic sprint to install ticket machines


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Flowbird a contract to supply 100 ticket vending machines, with a tight deadline for installation at metro stations and tram stops ahead of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games which are expected to bring large numbers of visitors to ...

  • East West Rail
    Rail Business UK

    Initial East West Rail services to be included in Chiltern contract


    UK: The operation of future East West Rail ‘Connection Stage 1’ passenger services between Oxford, Bletchley and Milton Keynes is to be added to the existing National Rail Contract for the operation of Chiltern line services. Arriva subsidiary Chiltern Railways currently holds the National Rail Contract ...