All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2022

All articles published this month.

  • East-West Gate terminal at Fényeslitke

    East-West Gate intermodal terminal opens at Hungary – Ukraine border


    HUNGARY: The arrival of a train loaded with Ukrainian agricultural produce inaugurated the East-West Gate terminal at Fényeslitke, which developer East-West Intermodal Logistics says is Europe’s largest inland intermodal facility. The 85 ha facility is within a 140 ha development site around 15 km from the ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Metro Report International

    Supertram to be publicly operated from 2024


    UK: Sheffield’s Supertram light rail services are to be operated by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority through a publicly-owned ‘arm’s length’ company once Stagecoach’s current contract ends in March 2024. SYMCA — formerly the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive — said the change forms part of ...

  • Training-(1)-min

    Dellner: providing local services worldwide focused on sustainability

    2022-09-01T09:00:00Z Sponsored by Dellner

    Being the world’s leader of Train Connection Systems (TCS) goes beyond offering state-of-the-art products to the global market. It implies a tremendous responsibility towards sustainability, contribution to society and meaningful business by providing comprehensive aftersales services to customers.

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    A new Global Centre of Rail Excellence is coming to Europe

    2022-09-01T08:00:00Z Sponsored by GCRE

    The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) will provide state-of-the-art rolling stock testing, infrastructure testing and storage and maintenance for the UK and international rail industry.

  • KingsCross

    L.B. Foster Delivers Safer, Quieter and Easier Journeys at InnoTrans

    2022-09-01T06:35:00Z Sponsored by L.B. Foster

    L.B. Foster Company, the NASDAQ listed transportation and infrastructure solutions group, is showcasing its end-to-end track management and performance monitoring solutions at Innotrans 2022 in Hall 21 on stand 250, and outside on stand O160.

  • Via Rail first Siemens Mobility trainset

    Southwest Ontario passenger rail study


    CANADA: The federal government is to call tenders shortly for the appointment of an external adviser to assist with exploring options for upgrading passenger rail services in southwestern Ontario. The adviser will analyse passenger demand and route options, submitting a final report by the end of ...

  • Siemens Mobility generic Vectron locomotive

    Akiem orders the 1 500th Vectron locomotive


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply 65 Vectron AC and Vectron MS electric locomotives from mid-2024. The 6·4 MW locos for use on cross-border freight and fast passenger services will have a maximum speed of either 200 or 230 ...

  • Ghana Western Railway agreement (1)

    Ghana Western Railway development agreement signed


    GHANA: A 25-year agreement for the development of the 299 km Western Railway has been signed by the government and a consortium of Thelo DB and local partner Transtech Consult. Under the agreement, national railway Ghana Railway Co will act as rail operator and Thelo DB ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro trains rolled out


    UK: The first two of the 46 trainsets ordered for the Tyne & Wear Metro have been rolled out by Stadler in Switzerland. Following initial static and dynamic testing, they are to be sent to the Velim test track in the Czech ...

  • Bonn tram in climate chamber
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • El Berrón (Photo: Smiley.toerist, CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Gijón to Pola de Laviana line closes for track renewals


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF is to launch a €50m programme of track renewals on the metre gauge line between Gijón, El Berrón and Pola de Laviana. The existing track dates from when the line was converted from 1 445 mm to 1 000 mm gauge in 1983.

  • London Underground roundel and Palace of Westminster clock tower (Photo: xxolaxx/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London funding agreed to 2024


    UK: The government and Transport for London have reached agreement on a funding settlement running until March 31 2024. This includes just under £1·2bn of base funding and a revenue support mechanism, although there is still a funding gap and TfL is required to consider pension ...

  • Rail Baltica impression

    Rail Baltica shadow operator appointed


    EUROPE: A joint venture of the German national railway’s DB Engineering & Consulting business, Spanish national operator RENFE Operadora and consultancy Ineco is to act as shadow operator for the Rail Baltica project. The €8m contract was signed by Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and ...

  • A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station to mark his contribution to the railway business over more than half a century (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Marylebone statue and train naming commemorate Adrian Shooter’s rail career


    UK: A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station on August 30 to mark his contribution to the railway business over a period of more than half a century. Shooter was Managing Director of Chiltern Railways from 1994 until ...

  • First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens
    Metro Report International

    First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens


    CHINA: The first phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opened on August 28, running 31·3 km from Pandun to Wanshou with 16 stations. This includes the 6·8 km Doqingzhou Bridge over the River Min, which has metro tracks on the lower deck and a six-lane road ...

  • TMH St Petersburg metro train agreement
    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg to replace almost half its metro fleet


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg metro operator Petersburg Metropoliten has signed a 25-year agreement for the lease of 950 metro cars from the Transholdleasing subsidiary of rolling stock manufacturer TMH. The agreement signed on August 26 is valued at 242·6bn roubles. The six and eight-car sets comprising Type ...

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa
    Metro Report International

    SEPTA extends services to reopened Wawa station


    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa on August 21. SEPTA trains last served the area in September 1986, and the opening marks the first extension of its rail services since the Airport Line in ...

  • London Liverpool Street station councourse
    Rail Business UK

    Don’t base future plans on the pandemic, says RIA


    UK: The Railway Industry Association has called on the Treasury and policymakers not to base 30-year rail programmes and ridership forecasts on the period of the pandemic, but instead to plan ’increased investment for the growth in capacity we are going to need in the years ...

  • Belford-OHE-maintenance
    In depth

    Infrastructure: Connected workers inspect catenary


    A novel workflow tool has been trialled by Network Rail on the East Coast Main Line in northeast England to combine the benefits of monitoring overhead lines using drones with the elimination of paper-based processes at the worksite.

  • Lightline Niigata Transys HU300 light rail vehicle (Photo: Kosei Asakawa)
    Metro Report International

    Utsunomiya light rail expansion planned as opening rescheduled


    JAPAN: Plans are being drawn up to extend the future Utsunomiya light rail line through the urban area on the west side of the JR East station and Tohoku Main Line.