All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2022

All articles published this month.

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    UK export financing to support completion of Ankara – Izmir high speed corridor


    TURKEY: UK Export Finance has agreed to guarantee £1·8bn through its Buyer Credit Scheme to support construction of the Polatlı – Izmir high speed line, which will create a more direct route between the capital and Turkey’s third largest city.

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    Diesel train modified for battery traction tests


    NETHERLANDS: One of Arriva’s 18 Stadler Wink diesel multiple-units has been temporarily modified to test the potential for using battery power for emission-free operation without the cost of fixed electrification infrastructure. Normally used on secondary routes around Groningen and Leeuwarden, the Wink units are powered by ...

  • DB Cargo UK to France automotive train service launched
    Rail Business UK

    UK to France automotive train service launched


    EUROPE: DB Cargo UK has launched a rail service transporting Corolla hybrid cars manufactured at Toyota’s Derby plant in the UK to Valenciennes in France via the Channel Tunnel, returning with Aygo, Yaris and Yaris+ vehicles. ‘This project is the culmination of four years of work ...

  • Open access operations Hull Trains and Lumo are both ‘marginally ahead’ of  FirstGroup’s expectations
    Rail Business UK

    First Rail’s management fee operations meet expectations and open access is ahead


    UK: Performance at First Rail’s four management fee-based train operating companies is in line with expectations for the second half of the financial year, while open access operators Hull Trains and Lumo are marginally ahead of expectations, FirstGroup said in a trading update on February 25. ...

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Vectron

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Metro Report International

    Tram driver trainer standards published


    UK: Light rail industry association UKTram has published a set of National Occupational Standards for tram driver trainers, which has been approved by the Scottish Qualification Authority. This forms part of a wider joint project by UKTram and the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board to ...

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    Algeciras picks Fesava to provide port rail services


    SPAIN: Algeciras port authority ABPA has awarded Fesava a two-year contract to provide rail services at its Isla Verde Interior and Exterior terminals. The port rail network was previously operated by ADIF under an agreement with APBA and Puertos del Estado, with rail freight operations managed ...

  • Switzerland, Wengernalpbahn WAB He(m) 4-4 '41' locomotive

    Wengernalpbahn locomotive delivered


    SWITZERLAND: Wengernalpbahn has taken delivery of the first of three Hem 4/4 narrow-gauge electro-diesel locomotives that it ordered from Stadler Bussnang in October 2019 at a cost of SFr13·5m for use on the Wengen Shuttle service. The first locomotive was delivered on ...

  • Pasazieru Vilciens Skoda EMU (1)

    Latvian electric train unveiled


    LATVIA: ‘These trains are bringing to Latvia a new standard of quality’, said Rodžers Jānis Grigulis, CEO of national passenger operator Pasažier Vilciens, at the unveiling of the first of 32 four-car electric multiple-units ordered from Škoda Transportation. The EMU was unveiled at the factory in ...

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London agrees fourth funding package


    UK: The Department for Transport and Transport for London have agreed a Fourth Funding Package to replace revenue lost because of the drop in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest package was announced on February 25, the day a short-term extension to the third package ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou metro tops 400 km as three lines open


    CHINA: Hangzhou metro opened two new lines and an extension on February 21, adding more than 59 route-km to the network on a single day. Both lines 3 and 10 were authorised in 2016, as part of the city’s third phase of urban rail development covering ...

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    Metro Report International

    Millimetre-wave radio data transfer trialled on the Madrid Metro


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have tested a millimetre-wave radio system supplied by Israeli company Radwin to support data transfer between trains and between train and the lineside. Radwin said the tests showed that its TerraBridge mmWave radio technology can provide a ...

  • Nis station, Serbia (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    CRCC to bore tunnel in Beograd – Niš corridor


    SERBIA: Infrastructure manager Infrastruktura Zeleznice Srbije has signed a contract with a consortium led by China Railway 21st Bureau Group, a subsidiary of CRCC, to build a tunnel between Stalać and Đunis in the south of the country. According to a statement issued by IZS on ...

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    In depth

    My Life in Rail: Jay Sheth


    Developing metros and millennials: Jay Sheth describes his urban rail career encompassing roles at London Underground and Mumbai Metro One, and sets out how rail organisations can attract and retain younger staff.

  • Operail Stargate Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive impression (1)

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Mechan is supplying 10 bespoke mobile jacks that will operate in conjunction with an existing wheel change unit.
    Metro Report International

    Extra Heathrow peoplemover cars to be delivered from September


    UK: Alstom has told Metro Report International that the 20 Innovia APM 200 automated peoplemover vehicles ordered for use on the Terminal 5 Transit at London’s Heathrow Airport are expected to be delivered from September. The bodies are being produced in Scotland by Alexander Dennis then ...

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    Etihad Rail signs passenger rail financing agreement


    UAE: A 1·99bn dirham agreement for the financing of future passenger rail services has been signed by Etihad Rail and First Abu Dhabi Bank, which will be the certified lead arranger for the loan. Freight services have been operating on the 264 km first phase of ...

  • 155th St Subway Station by Urbahn Arch (Photo: Ola Wilk Photography)
    Metro Report International

    Harlem Subway station storm-proofed


    USA: Urbahn Architects and Zafra Minhas Construction have completed a $1·8m flood mitigation and storm resilience programme at New York City Transit’s 155th Street/8th Avenue Subway station in Harlem, served by B and D Local trains. After the extensive flooding and damage caused by storm Sandy ...