All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023 – Page 3

  • Temirtau tramway (Photo Maxim Golbraykht)
    Metro Report International

    Temirtau tramway operations suspended


    KAZAKHSTAN: Services have been suspended on the 11 km single-route tramway owned and operated by steelmaker ArcelorMittal in the city of Temirtau.

  • London Southwark over-station development impression
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London selects office development partner


    UK: Transport for London’s wholly owned commercial property company TTL Properties Ltd has selected Helical as its preferred investment partner for the development of ‘high-quality and sustainable’ office space above or close to Underground stations, starting with sites at Bank, Paddington and Southwark. A 49:51 joint ...

  • Lewisham track renewals
    Rail Business UK

    Custom concrete bearers produced for track renewal scheme


    UK: Concrete sleeper manufacturer Cemex adapted its production process to provide Network Rail with a bearers of a ‘never-seen-before’ design for a ‘challenging’ track replacement project at Lewisham. ‘Production of bearers of this size had never been done before’, said Terence Clair, S&C Business Manager for ...

  • The auditors are particularly critical of the average speeds achieved on parts of the Spanish high speed network.

    Madrid airport high speed rail link contract awarded


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Lantania and ASCH Infraestructuras y Servicios a €21·3m contract to undertake works for an 8·8 km long 1 435 mm gauge line which will enable high speed trains to access Barajas Airport in Madrid.

  • Mostaganem tramway opening
    Metro Report International

    Mostaganem tramway opens


    ALGERIA: The two-line tram network in the city of Mostaganem was opened by Minister of Transport Kamel Beldjoud and Wali of Mostaganem Aissa Boulahia on February 18. The 12·2 km Line T1 runs from the university at Kharouba in the north, via national railway SNTF’s station ...

  • region sud logo

    General public administration services


    Organisation: Région Sud
    Location: France
    Deadline: 2025

  • GATX RCA grain wagon

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • National Centre for Accessible Transport launch event
    Rail Business UK

    National Centre for Accessible Transport launched


    UK: The National Centre for Accessible Transport has been launched to undertake research into ways of ensuring that rail, road, air, sea and other modes are accessible to all. ‘It is vital that we listen to what disabled people have to say about their experiences of ...

  • Robel ROMIS
    Metro Report International

    MTR Corp orders Robel mobile maintenance train


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has awarded Robel Bahnbaumaschinen a contract to supply a ROMIS mobile maintenance train to increase worker safety and optimise the use of limited track possessions on the Tuen Ma and East Rail lines. It comprises two units. ...

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    Gilgandra – Coonamble upgrading funded


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales state government has approved funding for improvements to the 96 km Gilgandra – Coonamble line north of Dubbo, as part of its A$400m Fixing Country Rail Program. The A$24m upgrading scheme will see the maximum axleload on the branch raised from 21 ...

  • Vilnius railway station aerial view (Photo Vilnius municipality) (4)

    Vilnius Railway Node design tender announced


    LITHUANIA: Infrastructure manager LTG Infra launched design procurement for Rail Baltica’s Vilnius Railway Node on February 13. The procurement covers the design of Vilnius station, which will become the country’s main hub for Rail Baltica international passenger services, the regional stations at Vilnius Airport and Lentvaris, ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirtnex train for Norske Tog

    Stadler to supply Norwegian long distance trains making the journey an ‘experience in itself’


    NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog has selected Stadler as the winner of a contract to supply 17 long distance trainsets to be branded as Flirtnex, with options for 100 more. ‘This is a big day’, said Norske Tog CEO Øystein Risan on February 17. ...

  • Länderbahn train

    Bayern operating contracts awarded


    GERMANY: Incumbent Netinera’s Länderbahn subsidiary has won two contracts tendered by Bayern railway agency BEG for the operation of regional passenger services. The Lot 1 Oberpfalz contract includes services RB23 Regensburg – Marktredwitz, RB27 Schwandorf – Furth im Wald, RB28 Cham – Lam and RB 29 ...

  • Operail Finland
    In depth

    Nurminen sees opportunities for growth following acquisition of Operail Finland


    FINLAND: Nurminen Logistics says its purchase of Estonian national freight operator Operail’s Finnish business has attracted great interest from its customers in Finland, central Europe and China. Nurminen announced the completion of the transaction on February 14, saying it was now a full-service rail freight operator ...

  • ST Extruded Products Group

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Croydon tram
    Metro Report International

    Tram operators share best practice on third-party disruption and communications


    UK: Light rail operators are to discuss ways to address disruption caused by other road users, and an industry group has been formed to share best practice in customer communications. ‘The actions of third parties can have a significant impact on service delivery’, said James Hammett, ...

  • PKP Energetyka

    PKP Energetyka green energy initiative gets EU research funding


    POLAND: Traction power supply infrastructure company PKP Energetyka has signed a funding agreement with the Europe’s Rail research partnership. The funding to support energy-efficiency projects is worth an initial €3·4m in 2023-26 and could be worth a further €5·6m by 2031. This will be co-financed under ...

  • Trento bypass

    Trento avoiding line contract awarded


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI awarded a consortium led by Webuild a €934m contract to design and build the 13 km Trento bypass, most of it in tunnel. This section is part of the Italian section of the Verona – München corridor, which will link the southern ...

  • Vivarail Class 230
    Rail Business UK

    GWR buys Vivarail battery train assets to secure Greenford trial


    UK: Great Western Railway has agreed contracts to buy Vivarail’s battery train related assets, saying this will secure the future of planned trials of the technology in London. The deal announced on February 16 includes intellectual property, rolling stock and equipment relating to the development of ...

  • DB Cargo UK welfare vans
    Rail Business UK

    Welfare vans to improve conditions for breakdown and recovery teams


    UK: DB Cargo UK has taken delivery of a fleet of Ford and Iveco welfare vans fitted with toilet, catering and cleaning facilities for use by its breakdown and recovery teams. The teams based at Didcot, Wigan and Millerhill respond to more than 100 incidents a ...