All Railway Gazette International articles in December 2022

All articles published this month.

  • World Map
    Data & Analysis

    Urban rail - list of openings (2022)

    New lines and extensions to metro, light rail and commuter rail networks. Map, operator and news links.

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    ‘The future is ours’, Rail Ambassadors tell Dutch minister


    NETHERLANDS: A delegation of young rail ambassadors has presented a report to Environment & Water Management Secretary Vivianne Heijnen outlining their experience of being part of the EU’s European Year of Youth.

  • Akiem loco for GBRf (Photo: GBRf)
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight to lease Akiem locomotives


    UK: GB Railfreight has announced a 10-year deal with leasing company Akiem which will see 11 EMD Class 77 and 66 diesel locomotives transferred from Continental Europe to the UK between January 2023 and May 2024. The locos will be modified for use on the British ...

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    Qube loco order to boost Melbourne – Sydney service


    AUSTRALIA: Import-export logistics specialist Qube has ordered 12 EMD GT46 diesel locomotives from Progress Rail for delivery from August 2023.

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    Bolloré completes African logistics sale


    AFRICA: French industrial conglomerate Bolloré has completed the sale of its Bolloré Africa Logistics business, including three railway concessions in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Bénin and Niger.

  • EMKA emergency hammer for railway vehicles

    Theft and fire resistant hammer developed


    INTERNATIONAL: Anti-theft and additional safety measures are incorporated into EMKA’s latest design of hammer for breaking train windows in the event of an emergency. A 1·5 m steel cable is integrated into the mounting to prevent theft of the hammer. The handle is made from plastic ...

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    Nanning – Chongzuo PDL opens


    CHINA: The 121 km Nanning – Chongzuo Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 5. With a line speed of 250 km/h, the route cuts the journey time between the two cities from 2 h 36 min to 52 min.

  • Generic railway track (Photo Martin Winkler from Pixabay)

    Gearbox predictive maintenance collaboration


    INTERNATIONAL: Rail gearbox supplier GGT Gmeinder Getriebetechnik and industrial internet of things company Stimio have worked together to produce a gearbox oil monitoring sensor with connectivity to support predictive maintenance. Gmeinder’s GGT-GearSaverman oil-condition sensor monitors gearbox operating data including metal abrasion, temperature, oil quality, relative humidity ...

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    Metro Report International

    Paris ticket machines to be replaced


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded the Easier subsidiary of Bolloré Group a six-year contract to supply and maintain customised ticket vending machines across its urban rail network. Replacement of the 2 400 ticket machines at RER and metro stations is set to begin in ...

  • The co-operation agreement was signed in Astara by Hytera Kazakhstan Country Manager Ivan Wang, KTZ Chief Engineer Batyr Kotyrev, and BT Signal Director B M Bayzakov.

    Communications joint venture formed


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has signed an agreement with Hytera Communications and BT Signal to develop a centre of competence for broadband railway communications systems. This is intended to help accelerate the introduction of future-proof communication systems to the Kazakh rail network. It will provide a ...

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    Venezia Marco Polo link let as RFI pushes ahead with airport rail connections


    Italy: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded a €428m contract to construct a rail line to Venezia’s Marco Polo Airport, while it called tenders for rail links to Brindisi Salento Airport and Bergamo’s Orio al Serio airport.

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    Metro Report International

    Stadler presents mock-up of tram-trains for German and Austrian operators


    EUROPE: A mock-up of the Citylink tram-trains that Stadler is to supply to operators in Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken, Neckar-Alb, Oberösterreich and Salzburg was unveiled at the Betriebshof West depot in Karlsruhe on December 13. The mock-up is 22 m long, with a fully equipped interior. A consortium ...

  • DSB IVU.rail

    Rail replacement buses added to scheduling software tool


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB is planning rail replacement services in København using IVU.rail resourcing and scheduling software. This enables DSB’s planners to view rail and substitute bus services as one integrated timetable and automate several manual tasks. ‘The fact that we can now plan rail ...

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    In depth

    Greece: Rail revival struggles to gain momentum


    Despite a macroeconomic recovery and an injection of EU funding for infrastructure, Greece’s rail recovery is still facing headwinds, typified by the low-key launch of Pendolino services between the country’s two principal cities. Toma Bačić reports from Athens.

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    Work starts on Gaspésie realignment


    CANADA: Work has started on the reconstruction of a section of the Gaspé Railway in Québec, as part of a programme to restore freight and passenger trains to the Gaspé peninsula. VIA Rail long-distance passenger trains between Montréal and Gaspé were suspended in 2011 owing to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Monaco’s ‘mobility companion in your pocket’


    MONACO: As part of the principality’s target of reducing light vehicle traffic by 20% by 2030, Flowbird has developed the Monapass app as a ‘one-app, one-account’ platform for travel and ticketing. Monapass supports integrated journey planning including parking, public transport and active travel, account-based ticketing with ...

  • Girona (Photo: Ron van der Steeg/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Four tram-train studies commissioned


    SPAIN: Catalunya operator FGC has awarded four contracts for studies to estimate the construction costs, potential demand and operating characteristics for proposed tram-train networks totalling 280 km. Ayesa Ingeniería y Servicios has been awarded a €88 200, eight month contract for the study of a proposed ...

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    Rail logistics and fleet management collaboration


    USA: Railinc and Commtrex have announced a collaboration to provide outsourced logistics and fleet management services for the rail industry. Association of American Railroads subsidiary Railinc can now provide fully outsourced or on-demand services using its TransmetriQ Rail Management System software, while Commtrex will utilise the ...

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    In depth

    Australia: Reshaping Brisbane’s rail connections


    With construction of the Cross River Rail link well underway, Queensland’s state government has unveiled a comprehensive strategy for development of Brisbane’s regional rail network to accommodate projected population growth. Chris Jackson  explores the proposals.

  • JR Freight bonded air cargo by rail

    JR Freight to transport bonded cargo for airlines


    JAPAN: JR Freight is to begin the regular transport of bonded cargo between warehouses and Tokyo’s main airports in April 2023, as part of a programme to reduce emissions and provide reliable logistics services as Japan faces a shortage of lorry drivers. During the coronavirus pandemic, ...