All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2023 – Page 6

  • ROG Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locomotive in Valencia (Photo ROG)
    Rail Business UK

    First Class 93 loco expected to arrive shortly


    UK: The first of the Class 93 tri-mode electric-diesel-battery locomotives ordered by Rail Operations Group is expected to be delivered shortly, following the completion of initial testing at Stadler’s factory at València in Spain. ROG said the locos are expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions on ...

  • Echizen Railway dinosaur train interior

    Dinosaur train brings the past to the rails


    JAPAN: The Echizen Railway has given a trainset a dinosaur theme for use on services to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. The two-car Series 1000 EMU is one of 12 built by Tokyo Sharyo in 1973-85, and was acquired by the Echizen third sector railway from ...

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    Metro Report International

    President opens Istanbul metro M3 extension


    TURKEY: An extension of Istanbul metro Line M3 running 6·2 km from Başakşehir Metrokent to Kayaşehir Merkez with three intermediate stations was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 8. The initial 11·6 km of Line M3 from Kirazlı to Başakşehir ...

  • Torpol railway project in Krakow

    CPK acquires rail infrastructure contractor Torpol


    POLAND: Railway, road and airport infrastructure project promoter Central Port Komunikacyjny has completed the purchase of a 38% controlling stake in rail infrastructure contractor Torpol from state-owned investor Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia. The deal was signed on April 5 following regulatory approval. ‘The most important benefit of ...

  • Northern train (Photo Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern uses Growth Flag data intelligence tool to identify opportunities


    UK: Train operator Northern is using the Growth Flag data intelligence platform from social enterprise Growth Company to gain a better understanding of the transport needs of businesses in the area it serves. The tool is used by organisations including public sector entities, local authorities and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

  • Vande Bharat trains

    Russian-Indian consortium wins Vande Bharat Express contract


    INDIA: Indian Railways has formally notified a consortium of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd and Russian company Transmashholding that it has been selected as the winner of a US$1·8bn contract to manufacture 120 third-generation Vande Bharat Express 16-car trainsets. The consortium was named as the lowest bidder ...

  • The dry ice technology being demonstrated at Wensleydale Railway
    Rail Business UK

    Supersonic-cryogenic leaf removal technology tested


    UK: The University of Sheffield and train operator Northern have demonstrated a passenger-train mounted rail head treatment system which fires dry ice pellets in a stream of air at supersonic speed to freeze any leaves on the line. The leaves are then blasted away as the ...

  • MARC commuter train loco (Photo Alstom)

    Digital innovation included in Maryland commuter rail operating contract


    USA: Digital innovations are included in the next contract for the operation of MARC commuter rail services, which the Maryland Transit Administration has awarded to incumbent Alstom. The contract covers train operations, locomotive and coach maintenance, customer service, crewing and station and facilities management on the ...

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz tram
    Metro Report International

    Vitoria-Gasteiz tramway extended to serve growing suburb


    SPAIN: A extension of the Vitoria-Gasteiz tramway has opened to serve a developing suburban area. A day of free travel marked the start of passenger services on April 11, and operator Euskotren is holding information and familiarisation events throughout the month. The extension in the southeast ...

  • Ermewa wagon

    Ermewa Group rebrands as Streem


    FRANCE: Wagon and tank container management business Ermewa Group has rebranded as Streem, and announced an aim to double its revenues by 2030. ‘The evolution of the Ermewa Group brand is a key strategic shift’, said CEO David Zindo on April 11. ‘This new name reflects ...

  • Ricardo appointed as Shadow Operations Consultant for Manila’s metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Shadow Operations Consultant advises Manila Line 4 promoter


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro to provide advice from an operator’s perspective to support the development of Manila metro Line 4. The planned 15·6 km elevated line will run from Quezon City to Taytay with 11 stations, serving the Mandaluyong, ...

  • Locomotive final assembly at Siemens Mobility’s Muenchen-Allach factory

    Siemens Mobility expands locomotive manufacturing and services site


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is expanding its locomotive manufacturing and services plant in München-Allach.

  • Palma metro train
    Metro Report International

    Palma de Mallorca metro extension contract awarded


    SPAIN: Operator SFM has awarded Comsa, Tecsa, Mab and Coexa a 12-month €28·9m contract to build a short extension of Palma de Mallorca light metro Line M1.

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    ERTMS & Digital Signalling

    2023-07-04T07:00:00Z 2023-07-05T21:00:00Z

    4 - 5 July
    London, UK

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    Rail Station Development & Regeneration


    27 June
    London, UK

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    Rolling Stock Forum


    4 May 
    London, UK

  • Gepard Express train

    Gepard Express to take over Brno – Wien Airport service


    EUROPE: Brno city council has selected local minibus and tour train operator Gepard Express to operate a subsidised daily train service to Wien airport from June 11 until the December 2025 timetable change.

  • Logport III freight terminal in Duisburg (Photo Duisport, Hans Blossey)

    Joint operating company formed to manage freight terminal


    GERMANY: Ziel Terminal GmbH has been established by Samskip (49·8%), Duisport (25·1%) and TX Logistik (25·1%) to operate the Logport III combined transport terminal at Duisburg-Hohenbudberg under a long-term lease. The 140 000 m2 facility has seven 720 m transhipment tracks, two shunting roads and two ...

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    Joint venture offers rail asset digitisation by drone


    AUSTRIA: SmartDigital Group and Plasser Group’s Digital Railway Solutions have formally established the Dynamic Rail Utilities Monitoring joint venture which will use unmanned aircraft and AI to build digital models of rail infrastructure assets. ‘With SmartDigital we are able to digitise a route from the air ...