All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2022 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • Kursk Movista
    Metro Report International

    Kursk tramway modernisation concession signed

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A PPP agreement for the modernisation of tramway infrastructure in Kursk has been signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions. The planners estimate that the modernisation programme will save passengers an average of 5 min per trip once the works have been ...

  • Train in Uzbekistan
    News

    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: An Asian Development Bank assessment of the state of railways in the 11 countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Programme has set out six reforms that ADB believes are needed to make rail more efficient and financially sustainable. The CAREC area covers Afghanistan, ...

  • Ashford International station
    Rail Business UK

    No Eurostar services to Ashford or Ebbsfleet in 2023

    2022-08-24T14:32:00Z

    UK: Eurostar services will not stop at Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations during 2023, and the cross-Channel high speed train operator told Rail Business UK ‘we cannot make any commitment for another two to three years’.

  • SMV-Betteravia,-CA---7-21-17--Lustig-(2)
    In depth

    USA: Attracting shippers to freight rail

    2022-08-24T13:28:00Z

    AAR subsidiary Railinc has developed an intuitive software platform aimed at making it easier for freight shippers to choose rail over other modes, as Product Manager Danny Dever explains to Nick Kingsley.

  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
    News

    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

  • OeffiPakerl-MAH-3
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-08-24T05:00:00Z

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

  • Leo Express Alstom Lint DMU (Photo Leo Express)
    News

    Leo Express to take over Bratislava – Komárno services

    2022-08-24T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport has selected Czech open access operator Leo Express for a PSO contract to operate passenger services on the 95 km Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno line. The contract is intended to run for nine years from December 10 2023, but ...

  • Pfaff-B1_Hebebockanlage_24x15t
    News

    Lifting maintenance to new heights

    2022-08-24T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Pfaff Verkehrstechnik will be demonstrating its expertise in the planning, installation and maintenance of turnkey jacking systems for rolling stock maintenance depots. The German subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products has recently completed a major installation at the new Ashqelon depot where Israel Railways maintains ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market

    2022-08-23T17:06:00Z

    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Halle orders 56 Tina trams

    2022-08-23T14:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025. The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats ...

  • DB decided to impose immediate speed restrictions or to close lines while checks were made.
    News

    Sleeper checks trigger widespread disruption in Germany

    2022-08-23T12:27:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is checking the condition of around 200 000 prestressed concrete sleepers of a specific type installed at numerous locations across its network.

  • Heraklion (Photo Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
    Metro Report International

    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road (Phpto Tom Nicholson, TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Next phase of London’s Elizabeth Line to launch in November

    2022-08-23T09:36:00Z

    UK: The next phase of operation on the Elizabeth Line is to begin on November 6, Transport for London has confirmed.

  • Alstom has signed a contract to provide full-service maintenance for 60 MaK DE6400 diesel locomotives operated by DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands.
    News

    Alstom awarded 60-loco maintenance contract

    2022-08-23T08:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has signed a contract to provide full-service maintenance for 60 MaK DE6400 diesel locomotives operated by DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands. Alstom sites in Rotterdam and Brugge will be responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance for an initial term of three years, ...

  • Regional-train-at-Forli
    In depth

    Italy: Accelerating the national rail investment programme

    2022-08-23T07:00:00Z

    Managing Director of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Vera Fiorani  and Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Infrastructure & Sustainable Mobility, have confirmed plans to meet sustainability targets and accelerate investment in railway infrastructure as part of Italy’s post-Covid economic recovery programme. Christian Scasso  reports.

  • Bank station
    Metro Report International

    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

  • SNCB train
    News

    Beacons deployed to provide better train location data than GPS

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has completed an initial deployment of HID Global’s real-time location services platform and BEEKs Bluetooth Low-Energy beacons to provide more precise data than is possible with GPS. This approach replaces the use of an app on an onboard attendant’s smartphone which ...

  • Rolls Royce MTU at Innotrans
    News

    Powering the path to net zero

    2022-08-23T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Recognising the challenges for vehicle manufacturers and railway operators in meeting the emissions reduction objectives set out in the Paris climate change agreement, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will be promoting a range of future-oriented technologies at InnoTrans 2022 under the theme of ‘Powering the path to ...

  • Eurostar and Thalys
    News

    Eurostar Group names next CEO and targets 30 million passengers within 10 years

    2022-08-22T14:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Gwendoline Cazenave has been appointed as CEO of Eurostar Group with effect from October 1. She will succeed Jacques Damas, who has been CEO of Eurostar since October 2020 and CEO of Eurostar Group since it was formed as the holding company for Eurostar and ...