All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2022 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • Budapest bridge

    Budapest bridge reconstruction completed


    HUNGARY: The third track on the 500 m bridge over the River Danube on the Southern Rail Link in Budapest has been commissioned for regular operation. This strategic section of line carries 90% of traffic between the eastern and western regions of the country, including three ...

  • IMG_Hübner_Kai-Mentel

    Kai Mentel (HÜBNER Group): “Short delivery routes are essential for security of supply and the carbon footprint”

    2022-08-29T07:00:00Z Sponsored by Hubner

    The HÜBNER Group has company sites all over the world. In an interview, Kai Mentel, Senior Vice President Mobility Rail, explains the advantages for the company’s supply security and carbon footprint.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Genova metro extension map
    Metro Report International

    Genova metro expansion


    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

  • Turasas_fire_car1

    Fire fighting and rescue wagon rolled out


    TURKEY: A fire-fighting and rescue wagon has been rolled out by Türkiye Raylı Sistem Araçları in Eskişehir. It has a platform with an equipment module and water tank containers which can be used to fight lineside forest fires or tackle fires on trains carrying petroleum products, ...

  • Inland Rail students

    First students complete Inland Rail Skills Academy Foundation Course


    AUSTRALIA: The first students has successfully completed the Inland Rail Skills Academy Foundation Course in Boggabilla, New South Wales. This covered construction skills, literacy, numeracy, financial and digital literacy and career preparation skills. The students can now apply for positions with contractors such as Freight Connect, ...

  • Eurostar Velaro e320 high speed train.

    Eurostar confirms end of Disneyland service


    EUROPE: Eurostar has confirmed that it will not be running the direct service between London and Marne-la-Vallée, the station for Disneyland Paris, from June 5 2023. The operator said ’whilst we continue to recover financially from the pandemic, and monitor developments in the proposed EU Entry/Exit ...

  • Ukraine UK transport pact

    Ukraine-UK transport partnership to support rebuilding of war damaged infrastructure


    UKRAINE: The UK and Ukraine have signed an agreement to share engineering expertise for the rebuilding of rail, road, port and air transport infrastructure damaged by the Russian invasion. Further details have also been given of a £10m package of British support for Ukrainian Railways, which ...

  • Arad station (Photo Toma Bacic)

    Timișoara – Arad route modernisation contracts


    ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has selected a joint venture of Webuild and Salcef to modernise two sections of the Caransebeș - Timișoara – Arad line. The first contract is worth €448m and covers rehabilitation and double-tracking of the 56 km between Arad and the Ronat Triaj ...

  • BEML Myanmar visit

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet


    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

  • Junction (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail needs to change depot plant asset management


    UK: Consultancy Frazer-Nash has undertaken a review of Network Rail’s depot plant asset management systems on behalf of the the Office of Rail & Road, looking at whether effective systems are in place to ensure that depot plant is maintained, renewed and upgraded. Frazer-Nash concluded that ...

  • NS train.

    Dutch EMU contract preferred bidder selected


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 60 electric multiple-units. The base order would cover 30 four-car single-deck EMUs and 30 six-car double-deck units, with options to order additional units including for cross-border traffic. The 160 km/h ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
    Metro Report International

    Local production included in Cairo metro train order


    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • New York MTA combined commuter rail app screenshots
    Metro Report International

    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app


    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

  • EVB Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen multiple-unit (8)

    Hydrogen fuel cell trains enter regular commercial service


    GERMANY: Regular commercial operation of series-built Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units was officially launched by Eisenbahnen & Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser on August 24. Alstom has now delivered five of the 14 iLint units which were ordered by Land transport authority LNVG in 2017, and the ...

  • JNA X Box Wagon 3
    Rail Business UK

    JNA-X box wagon prototype for GB Railfreight rolled out


    UK: The first of 50 JNA-X box wagons ordered by leasing company Porterbrook for use by GB Railfreight has been rolled out at Greenbrier Europe’s factory at Arad in Romania. The order was announced on March 15, and deliveries are planned in two batches in September ...

  • Transpennine Route Upgrade launches campaign to raise awareness of major railway improvements
    Rail Business UK

    ‘On Track to Better’ Transpennine Route Upgrade awareness campaign launched


    UK: The ‘On Track to Better’ marketing campaign has been launched to communicate the benefits of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme between York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

  • Vietnam_01

    Vietnam revives high speed line vision


    VIETNAM: The Ministry of Transport expects to submit proposals to the government in September for the construction of a 1 545 km high speed line between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Announcing the project on August 14, the ministry told local media that the first stage ...

  • Trainline football promotion
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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