All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023 – Page 5

  • London Underground Bakerloo Line train (2)
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London restarts renewable power procurement process


    UK: Transport for London has restarted its efforts to set up a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement covering the long-term supply of renewable energy. TfL launched a procurement process known as PPA Comet in June 2022. This was subsequently paused after a disappointing response which TfL told ...

  • ScotRail Highland Explorer Class 153 and Class 156 (Photo ScotRail)
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail to scrap Highland Explorer supplement


    UK: ScotRail is to remove the £10 supplement for using its Highland Explorer diesel multiple-units from April 1, and the vehicles adapted to carry bicycles and sporting equipment will also be introduced on the Mallaig route. The Class 153 DMUs owned by leasing company Angel Trains ...

  • Inland Rail Glenrowan sod turning

    Inland Rail construction underway in Victoria


    AUSTRALIA: A groundbreaking ceremony in Glenrowan on February 1 marked start of main construction works for the section of the 1 700 km Melbourne - Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor in the state of Victoria. The Inland Rail route will follow the existing North East Rail ...

  • Freight yard (Photo: DB).

    State aid for wagonload traffic must not distort the market, says ERFA


    EUROPE: Financial support for single wagon traffic could play an important role in achieving EU modal shift targets, but it must be focused on last-mile services and avoid distorting the market for services which are viable without support, according to the European Rail Freight Association. ‘The ...

  • New York Subway open-gangway train (2)
    Metro Report International

    New York’s first walk-through Subway trains unveiled


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled the first walk-through R211 Subway trainset at Coney Island Yard in Brooklyn on February 3. The open gangway cars are being supplied by Kawasaki Rail Car as part of a January 2018 order to pilot the use of such ...

  • Avanti West Coast Hitachi Class 805 testing at Preston station
    Rail Business UK

    West Coast Main Line electro-diesels on test


    UK: The first two of 13 Hitachi Class 805 electro-diesel trainsets ordered for Avanti West Coast services are undergoing testing on the West Coast Main Line ahead of entry into service later this year. This follows two months of dynamic testing at Network Rail’s Rail Innovation ...

  • DB ICE passes freight train on Hannover to Hamburg line

    DB proposes high performance network


    GERMANY: A preliminary plan for a programme of 40 short, medium and long-term infrastructure projects to improve the performance and capacity of the rail network has been produced by Deutsche Bahn as a basis for discussion with the government. The proposals cover 4 200 route-km, with ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolinop (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast submits revised recovery plan


    UK: Inter-City West Coast operator Avanti West Coast has submitted a revised timetable production recovery plan to the Office of Rail & Road. The regulator had sought changes after the operator’s initial improvements had stalled with weekend timetables being finalised just a few days in advance. ...

  • Warszawa tram
    Metro Report International

    Withdrawn Warszawa trams head to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Warszawa is to provide the city of Konotop with 23 Konstal 105Na trams as humanitarian aid. The trams date from around 1990, and are currently stored after being been replaced by the Warsolino trams now being supplied to the Polish capital by Hyundai Rotem. ...

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Bernmobil_02
    Metro Report International

    Bern Tramlink tram delivered


    SWITZERLAND: The first of 27 Stadler Tramlink trams ordered by Bern operator Bernmobil was delivered for testing on February 1. Entry into service is planned for late summer. A framework contract signed between the two parties in September 2019 covers the supply of up to 50 ...

  • ENR_coach_2

    Egyptian coach maintenance agreement signed


    EGYPT: Chairman of Egyptian National Railways Mohamed Amer and Transmashholding Vice-President Sergo Kurbanov have signed a €430m, 12-year agreement for the maintenance of the coaches which are being supplied under a contract agreed in 2018. So far 725 of the 1 350 ordered coaches have been ...

  • Trains in Turkey

    TCDD starts work on first solar traction power plant


    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has begun construction of a 100 MW solar power plant at Boğazlıyan southeast of Ankara at a cost of TL780m. The plant is the largest of 10 that TCDD is taking forward as part of efforts to generate 75% of its power ...

  • Kouvola RRT freight terminal (1)

    Finnish dry port opens


    FINLAND: The Kouvola Rail & Road Terminal has been completed, roughly equidistant from the Russian border and the port of Helsinki and near to the ports of Hamina and Kotka. The terminal has been developed by the city of Kouvola, which says it is Finland’s first ...

  • SWR logo on train
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway operating contract extended


    UK: The Department for Transport has exercised an option to extend South Western Railway’s National Rail Contract for a further two years. Directly-awarded NRCs are intended as an interim step between the Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements which were put in place during the pandemic, and the ...

  • Alstom Derby academy (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom opens national training academy in Derby


    UK: Local Member of Parliament Dame Margaret Beckett opened Alstom’s £250 000 National Training Centre at its Litchurch Lane factory in Derby on February 7. The company plans to take on 120 apprentices and graduates in the UK this year, with all spending time at the ...

  • RegioJet_Traxx_MS3_Locomotives_2

    RegioJet orders 13 electric locomotives


    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 13 Traxx MS3 electric locomotives equipped with ETCS and national signalling systems for use in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024. ‘We currently ...

  • JR East E131-600 exterior (Photo: K Miura)

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Dortmund H-Bahn (Photo: H-Bahn21)
    Metro Report International

    Studies back Dortmund H-Bahn expansion


    GERMANY: There is a favourable economic case for the expansion of Dortmund’s H-Bahn suspension monorail, studies have found. One proposed route would run from the university campus to the Theodor Fliedner-Heim U42 stop. Another would run from Dorstfeld S-Bahn station via the Smart Rhino development area ...

  • Surrey Quays station entrance impression
    Rail Business UK

    Morgan Sindall awarded Surrey Quays station works contract


    UK: Transport for London has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as main works contractor for the construction of a second entrance at London Overground’s Surrey Quays station. This will provide more direct access to nearby developments and the existing shopping centre, with a ‘spacious’ ticket hall and ...