All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023 – Page 2

  • Ukraine to Poland railway reopening (1)

    Two Ukraine – Poland cross-border links reopen


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia reopened two lines to the Polish border on February 17 after modernisation work.

  • Track maintenance staff (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Siemens Mobility awarded Metrolinx maintenance contract


    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport agency Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to provide track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for its West Region. The contract runs for three years with an option for a further two years. Siemens Mobility currently provides signal and telecoms ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa plans three more metro lines by 2050


    POLAND: Mayor of Warszawa Rafał Trzaskowski has presented a public transport master plan presented that envisages expanding the metro network from three lines totalling 41·5 km to five lines totalling 113 km by 2050. Infill stations would be built on Line M1 at Plac Konstytucji at ...

  • Project Monitor

    Digital freight train innovation project launched


    FRANCE: The MONITOR project has been launched to support the development of digital freight trains by combining radio communication between wagons with brake and bogie monitoring sensors and automated brake testing. The aim is to reduce the risks of derailments and untimely brake applications and to ...

  • Dan Squires, Vardy Jones, Ian Ward, Virginie Lanfrey, Jimmy Brasse
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • IE Class 29000 DMU with Aura livery

    Iarnród Éireann DMUs reliveried


    IRELAND: Commercial vehicle graphics specialist Aura Brand Solutions has reliveried 17 Iarnród Éireann four-car CAF Class 29000 diesel multiple-units as part of their mid-life refurbishment. This involved the removal of all existing branding and full anti-corrosion treatment, followed by the preparation and spray painting of the ...

  • CAF trams for Jerusalem will be equipped with technology designed to make it easier for blind and visually impaired people to travel.
    Metro Report International

    Digital wayfinding to help visually impaired passengers use tram services


    ISRAEL: The 114 CAF trams that are scheduled to begin entering service in Jerusalem later this year will be equipped with technology from digital wayfinding company Step-Hear which is designed to make it easier for blind and visually impaired people to travel. The Jerusalem Transportation Masterplan ...

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    USDOT seeks to enhance safety measures following Ohio derailment


    USA: Federal Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has called for ‘a three-pronged push’ by regulators, industry and Congress to improve the safety of rail freight operations, following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals at East Palestine, Ohio.

  • Traxx locomotive for Railpool

    Railpool orders more Traxx locos


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 42 Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives with a firm order for 27, the two companies announced on February 21. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway ...

  • Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company.

    Škoda Group acquires ETCS software specialist The Signalling Company


    BELGIUM: Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company. The Czech company announced on February 21 that it had acquired a 93·9% stake, leaving TSC executives Stanislas Pinte and Frédéric Du Jardin holding the remaining 6·1%. Škoda said TSC ...

  • Huw Merriman
    Rail Business UK

    Rail needs to get out of a pickle, says Minister in Gherkin


    UK: ‘The perception that passengers cannot rely on rail is too close to the truth’, Rail Minister Huw Merriman told representatives of the passenger industry.

  • Suzanne Donnelly
    Rail Business UK

    Ticket reform on the way


    UK: The government is planning to announce details of plans for national rail ticket reform by May, Rail Business UK understands.

  • The I Came By Train campaign
    Rail Business UK

    I Came By Train aims to get more people to go by train


    UK: Recommendations for ‘nudging’ travellers towards trains as a lower carbon option than cars or flying are set out in a report produced by Trainline and GlobeScan as part of the ticker retailer’s I Came By Train campaign to highlight the environmental benefits of rail. ...

  • Track being installed during engineering work (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail announces Southern Integrated Delivery alliance contractors


    UK: Network Rail has appointed four companies to the Southern Integrated Delivery alliance which will undertake an estimated £9bn of renewal works in its Southern Region during Control Period 7 (2024-29) and CP8 (2029-34). Southern Integrated Delivery alliance VolkerFitzpatrick Buildings & ...

  • Railway track

    Interim operating contract awarded pending battery train deployment


    GERMANY: Incumbent DB Regio has been directly awarded an interim passenger train operating contract while battery trains and charging equipment are procured to replace diesel multiple-units on the routes. The interim contract awarded by transport authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz covers the West & Südpfalz ...

  • br-Sao Paulo Line 15 monorail-Systra
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    In depth

    Technology: Expanding the scope of condition monitoring tools


    Swedish company Railway Metrics & Dynamics has developed a low-power monitoring unit initially aimed at addressing rolling stock faults such as wheel flats. Now, as CEO Jan Lindqvist explains, the company is exploring how infrastructure can be monitored more effectively as well.

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    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express trains combine ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort’


    FRANCE: Alstom says ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort for passengers’ will be offered by the 37 automated metro trainsets that it is to supply for the future Grand Paris Express Line 18. The interior design unveiled on February 15 was developed by Alstom’s Advanced & Creative Design ...

  • Auckland CRL flood protection (2)

    Planning reduces cyclone damage to Auckland rail project


    NEW ZEALAND: Extensive flood response planning at construction sites has enabled Auckland’s City Rail Link project to withstand Cyclone Gabrielle and the earlier Auckland Anniversary with minimal lasting impacts, project promoter CRL Ltd reports. CEO Dr Sean Sweeney said the advance cyclone warning allowed CRL and ...

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    Trans-Namib route modernisation completed


    NAMIBIA: A three-year project to renovate a 108 km section of the Trans-Namib main line between Walvis Bay and Arandis has been completed.