All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023 – Page 4

  • Citadis 1_2
    Metro Report International

    Alstom unveils next-generation Nantes tram


    FRANCE: The first of 61 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for Nantes Métropole is unveiled at the supplier’s La Rochelle plant.

  • us-nyct-SIR-clifton-exterior
    In depth

    USA: Hurricane-resistant workshop inaugurated


    A ‘storm-resilient’ depot has opened to serve New York City Transit’s Staten Island Railway.

  • Geo-fencing-UI-Wearable-2023
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Ermewa grain wagon (Photo Ermewa)

    Research to make wagon maintenance more efficient


    FRANCE: The Maintenance 4·0 project to improve the efficiency of condition-based and predictive wagon maintenance has been launched by manufacturer Inveho, leasing company Ermewa and French research institute IRT Railenium, building on an agreement signed at InnoTrans in September last year. Maintenance 4·0 aims to combine ...

  • Valencia Line 10 (2)
    Metro Report International

    Integrated transport tool to cover six Spanish cities


    SPAIN: Indra is to develop and implement an integrated mobility-as-a-service platform enabling people to plan and pay for public and private transport services including trains, buses, taxis, bicycles, car-sharing, parking and access to low-emission zones in València, Valladolid, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gijón, Logroño and Fuenlabrada. The €11m contract ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirt Akku battery train for the North American market

    Partnership to develop North American battery train


    USA: A contract for the development and testing of a battery multiple-unit for the North American market based on Stadler’s Flirt Akku design for Europe has been signed by the Swiss manufacturer, Utah State University and the Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification engineering research centre.

  • Generic Wascosa wagons

    Wagon sale generates attractive returns


    EUROPE: Leasing company Wascosa has signed an agreement to acquire infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners’ Rota Rail II portfolio of 564 wagons in tranches during the first half of 2023. DIF acquired and expanded the fleet in 2019-21. It said the portfolio proved to be ...

  • Chicago Blue Line Racine station (Photo: Jacob G/CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Metro Report International

    Accessibility works to unlock Chicago metro station


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has approved a $75·4m contract for FH Paschen SN Nielsen & Associates to undertake a major renovation of Racine station on the metro’s Blue Line.

  • de-rummelsburg-werke-DB232191
    In depth

    Fleet Management: DB invests to keep ICE fleet in trim


    By 2030 Deutsche Bahn plans to spend around €2bn on new and expanded maintenance workshops to keep pace with its steadily expanding fleet of ICE trainsets. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • Irun station impression

    Irún station rebuilding contract awarded


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded OHLA and Construcciones Adolfo Sobrino a €55m contract to build a replacement station building at Irún on the French border. This will support an expected increase in traffic when the station ceases to be a break-of-gauge with 1 435 mm ...

  • Grand Central train
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva calls for open access summit


    UK: Arriva has called for an ‘open access summit’ to enable the rail industry to ’collectively work through the barriers and agree practical steps for unleashing more of these innovative services, including through making best use of unused capacity on the network’. In the George Bradshaw ...

  • PR-23-012-1
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Railway staff
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Forum ‘adopts’ Rail Safety Week


    UK: Not for profit trade association Rail Forum has ‘adopted’ the Rail Safety Week initiative, which this year will run from June 26 to July 2. RSW was established in 2016 as an industry-led initiative focused on rail safety for everyone, including people who work on ...

  • Porto CRRC LRV
    Metro Report International

    Metro de Porto unveils CRRC Tangshan light rail vehicle


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has officially unveiled the first of 18 Class CT light rail vehicles ordered from CRRC Tangshan, ahead of the planned entry into service in May. CRRC Tangshan beat Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to win the €49·6m order financed by the Ministry ...

  • Bedous12-c-bushell
    In depth

    France: Developing concepts to revive rural lines


    France’s policy of abandoning rural lines has been halted and the stage is set for a revival of lightly used or closed routes. Driven partly by efforts to decarbonise the economy, several low-cost operating and maintenance concepts are being developed with state support, reports Reinhard Christeller.

  • Badner_Bahn_02
    Metro Report International

    Badner Bahn LRVs enter service as more ordered


    AUSTRIA: ‘Accessibility, air-conditioning and more seats than before are just a few of the major improvements’, said Wiener Lokalbahnen Managing Director Monika Unterholzner at a presentation of the Alstom light rail vehicles which are entering service on the Badner Bahn inter-urban light rail line. ‘The new ...

  • New Taipei Ankeng Line LRT
    Metro Report International

    Ankeng light rail line opens in New Taipei


    TAIWAN: Mayor of New Taipei Hou Yu-ih attended the official opening of the Ankeng light rail line on February 10. Celebrations included music, a plant market and the sale of sets of three bottles of commemorative beer representing the Ankeng, Danhai and Circular lines. A free ...

  • Erfurter Bahn RegioShuttle (Photo: Erfurter Bahn).

    Erfurter Bahn DMU refurbishment financed


    GERMANY: Commercial bank Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen has arranged financing for the overhaul and refurbishment of 29 Erfurter Bahn RegioShuttle diesel multiple-units. Following an international tender, in November 2022, the Land of Thüringen awarded incumbent Erfurter Bahn the Ostthüringennetz contract to operate passenger services around Erfurt, Weimar, ...

  • Transport for Wales CAF Class 197 DMU at Blaenau Ffestiniog (Photo TfW)
    Rail Business UK

    Reliability headaches hinder Welsh train fleet renewal


    UK: Transport for Wales updates Rail Business UK on progress with its rolling stock renewal programme.

  • Changping Line
    Metro Report International

    Beijing’s Changping Line extended


    CHINA: A 9·7 km southern extension of Beijing’s Changping Linefrom Qinghe to Xitucheng opened on February 4, taking the north – south suburban metro line to 43 km. There are five stations, including an interchange with Line 15 at Liudaokou, with one more to open later. ...