All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023

All articles published this month.

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    The rail industry is about to witness a remarkable transformation

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    Israel’s state-owned principal railway company, signed an agreement to purchase 10 Rail Vision Main Line Systems and related services for $1.4 million.

  • West Midlands Trains CAF Class 196 DMU (Photo: WMT)
    Rail Business UK

    Business cases to be developed for five West Midlands stations


    UK: Transport for West Midlands and the West Midlands Rail Executive are to study the feasibility of and develop business cases for five proposed stations. Balsall Heath on the Camp Hill line in Birmingham would require construction of the Bordesley chords and extra capacity at ...

  • New York subway Line A train (Photo: Joseph Calisi)
    Metro Report International

    Transit Wireless to double 5G fibre network through New York Subway partnership


    USA: Neutral host provider Transit Wireless has finalised a partnership with New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority which will enable it to double the size of its 5G fibre network in the metropolis. The partnership follows the signing of a public-private partnership agreement last year between MTA ...

  • CRRC trainset for the Xicheng S1 line in Wuxi.
    Metro Report International

    Wuxi Xicheng S1 Line train unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC has unveiled the first trainset for the Xicheng S1 line which is under construction in the northern part of Wuxi. The six-car Type B trainset is designed for 120 km/h operation. The 30·4 km Xicheng S1 line will run from ...

  • East Japan Railway Series E8 high speed train

    JR East presents first Series E8 high speed train


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has unveiled the first of its 300 km/h Series E8 high speed trainsets, which have been ordered for use on services between Tokyo, Fukushima, Yamagata and Shinjo via the Yamagata mini-Shinkansen.

  • LKA Pesa EMU impression

    Łódź orders EMUs to handle growing ridership


    POLAND: Łódź voivodship has awarded Pesa Bydgoszcz a contract to supply four three-car Regio160 electric multiple-units.

  • Impression of Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train at Haymarket
    Metro Report International

    Metro operator opts for better mobile signal instead of wi-fi


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro operator Nexus has chosen to eliminate mobile phone connectivity ‘not spots’ instead of deploying on-train wi-fi as previously planned. ‘Research with customers shows that people now value a good connection for their phone, using their own data, rather than wanting to ...

  • GTR's Great Northern employees met with with freight operator DB Cargo UK to share its expertise of digital signalling
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS knowledge sharing in action


    UK: DB Cargo UK recently took a Class 66 diesel locomotive to Govia Thameslink Railway’s Hornsey depot, so the freight operator could learn more about the passenger operator’s approach to rolling out ETCS. The companies have been working together for months to share their knowledge, as ...

  • Philadelphia SEPTA Alstom trolley impression
    Metro Report International

    Alstom to replace Philadelphia trolley fleet


    USA: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority board has selected Alstom Transportation to replace its entire Philadelphia trolley fleet with modern vehicles meeting current accessibility standards. The contract announced by SEPTA on February 23 will include a $714m base order for 130 trams to be delivered in ...

  • Elephant & Castle Northern Line new station entrance
    Metro Report International

    Elephant & Castle design study contract awarded


    UK: Transport for London has appointed Arcadis and Hawkins\Brown architects to lead design studies for Stage 2 of the Elephant & Castle Station Capacity Upgrade project. Stage 1 comprises the construction of a station box as part of the wider Elephant & Castle Town Centre Redevelopment ...

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    UAE – Oman railway co-operation agreement signed


    ASIA: Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co is to support Oman-Etihad Rail Co with the development of plans for a mixed traffic railway connecting the UAE with Oman. Working groups are to be formed to share expertise and undertake joint economic and financial feasibility ...

  • Swissterminal

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • London Tramlink service at East Croydon station.
    Metro Report International

    Weather guidance for tram operators published


    UK: Weather and climate resilience guidance for light rail operators has been developed by the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board. The LRG37 Weather & Climate Resilience document produced in partnership with an operators’ working group led by industry association UKTram highlights the impact of severe ...

  • Ferrovie Appulo Lucane DMU.

    Narrow gauge DMU order


    ITALY: Ferrovie Appulo Lucane has awarded Stadler a €23·6m contract to supply three diesel multiple-units for its 950 mm gauge network in Puglia. The three-car partially low-floor units will include an accessible toilet. Stadler Bussnang was the sole bidder for the contract which was tendered in ...

  • Train and bus

    Integrated transport passes announced in Hungary


    HUNGARY: Integrated monthly bus and rail passes for travel within one of the 19 vármegyék (counties) or nationally are to be introduced from May 1, state railway group MÁV announced on February 18. The monthly passes will be for valid on all national and regional bus ...

  • St Pancras station strike sign
    Rail Business UK

    TSSA members at train operators accept offer to end strikes


    UK: Members of the TSSA trade union have voted to accept offers made by train operating companies in the long-running dispute over pay, job security and conditions. An online ballot of more than 3 000 TSSA members working in management, station, control, engineering, clerical and customer ...

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
    Metro Report International

    South Commuter Railway construction contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Acciona the South Commuter Railway project Lot 2 contract. The €480m contract involves the construction of 7·9 route-km of elevated track in the Manila area including España, Santa Mesa and Paco stations. The 54·6 km South Commuter Railway with ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Excellence recognised at the 25th Rail Business Awards


    UK: Launched soon after rail privatisation to recognise and celebrate achievements across every aspect of industry, the 25th anniversary of the Rail Business Awards was marked with a gala evening hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons at London’s Hilton on Park Lane on February 23. Attended by ...

  • Ukrainian Railways 0 km point

    Ukraine launches railway decolonisation programme


    UKRAINE: ‘A comprehensive programme of Ukrainisation, which does not just remove Soviet symbols and Russian names, but fundamentally changes Ukrainian railways’ has been announced by Oleksandr Kamyshin, CEO of national railway Ukrzaliznytsia. To mark the start of the programme, a new zero point for measuring ...

  • Wabtec Indian Railways 500th loco

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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