All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2023 – Page 7

  • Norske Tog Alstom Coradia Nordic impression

    Norske Tog orders EMUs


    NORWAY: The state-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog has exercised an option for Alstom to supply a further 25 Coradia Nordic regional electric multiple-units. The €230m order announced on February 7 is the second to be placed under a framework agreement for up to 200 EMUs ...

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
    Metro Report International

    Calgary Green Line Delivery Partner contract awarded


    CANADA: The city of Calgary has awarded the Delivery Partner contract for the light rail Green Line to the CSIX Partners consortium. The Green Line will cover an 18 km route from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. The consortium comprises ...

  • Portishead reopening
    Rail Business UK

    Portishead railway reopening contact awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick the multi-disciplinary works contract for the reinstatement of 5·5 km of disused line between Pill and Portishead to enable the reintroduction of passenger services to Bristol. There are two phases to the contract, with the £6·14m first stage covering detailed ...

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    Metro Report International

    EIB supports accessibility improvements in València and Alacant


    SPAIN: The European Investment Bank and the regional government of València have signed a €50m financial agreement to fund improvements on the València light rail and Alacant tram networks, both operated by FGV. The loan is the first tranche of approved financing totalling €300m, which is ...

  • RENFE metre gauge Class 2900 DMU

    Confusion over clearances delays narrow gauge train delivery


    SPAIN: The production of multiple-units for use on metre-gauge lines in northern Spain has been delayed by confusion about infrastructure clearances on the routes and legal technicalities around the design of new rolling stock. On January 23 Euskotren unveiled the first of four Class 940 electric ...

  • Euskotren Class 940 EMU

    Euskotren unveils EMUs to increase capacity


    SPAIN: Basque regional train operator Euskotren has taken delivery of the first two of four CAF Class 940 electric multiple-units ordered to meet growing passenger demand during cultural and sporting events and to modernise its fleet with trains offering higher performance than older types. The €32m ...

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    Timber wagon shunter delivered


    FINLAND: Forestry company Metsä Group has taken delivery of the first of two Windhoff Bahn & Anlagentechnik TeleTrac RW100EM-DT shunting machines for moving timber wagons at its Kemi pulp and paper mill. The fully electric shunters have two cable-connected 50 tonne sections ...

  • Tung Chung Line extension
    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong metro extension approved


    CHINA: The government has given final approval for construction of a 1·3 km western extension of the Tung Chung Line plus the addition of an extra station on the existing route. Under plans confirmed by operator MTR Corp on January 10, the line is to be ...

  • The Rail Safety & Standards Board and University of Sheffield are collaborating to investigate how more detailed information on temperature, humidity and the presence of leaf layers or other contaminants can be used to predict low-adhesion track condition
    Rail Business UK

    Research to improve prediction of low-adhesion rail conditions


    UK: The Rail Safety & Standards Board and University of Sheffield are collaborating to investigate how more detailed information on temperature, humidity and the presence of leaf layers or other contaminants can be used to predict low-adhesion track conditions caused by leaves on the line. The ...

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    Amsterdam – Barcelona night train plan


    EUROPE: Night train start-up European Sleeper has announced details of its proposed Amsterdam – Barcelona service, which has won the backing of the European Commission. The night train is one of 10 proposals selected for a pilot programme which aims to break down practical barriers to ...

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    Country profile

    Angers - city map


    Angers, France: urban area rail network map

  • Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity.

    PKP Intercity coaches delivered


    POLAND: Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity. The 700m złoty order signed in February 2018 included seven first-class compartment cars, 27 second-class open and 27 second-class compartment cars, 10 second-class open cars with spaces for eight bicycles ...

  • Tbilisi metro (Photo Vladimir Waldin
    Metro Report International

    Tbilisi metro train order back on again


    GEORGIA: An aborted contract for Russia’s Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains to Tbilisi has been renegotiated, the city has announced. Financing was agreed with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in February 2020, and following an international tender Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash was awarded €49·2m contract ...

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    Strukton and ProRail trial battery-electric locomotive conversion


    NETHERLANDS: Contractor Strukton Rail and infrastructure manager ProRail demonstrated a hybrid battery-electric locomotive in Utrecht last month. The Alstom-built Class 1700 Bo-Bo dating from the early 1990s was used by passenger operator NS, but was withdrawn as surplus to requirements following the replacement of push-pull trainsets ...

  • Toulouse Line C (1)
    Metro Report International

    Work starts on third Toulouse metro line


    FRANCE: Toulouse transport operator Tisséo has begun work on the city’s third metro line with a construction of a 30 m deep evacuation shaft in the Sept-Deniers district. Previously referred as Aerospace Express and now designated as Line C, the automated line from Colomiers railway station ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Wheelchair user unable to board a train
    Rail Business UK

    Transport Committee to investigate accessibility obligations, enforcement and redress


    UK: The House of Commons Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into transport accessibility for disabled people and those with access needs. This will examine the effectiveness and enforcement of legislation, and any gaps in it that need to be filled. The committee will also look at ...

  • Siemens-Mobility-trains-for-Egypt

    Turnkey GSM-R contract awarded for Egyptian rail programme


    EGYPT: Kontron Transportation has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply GSM-R for the network of three electrified lines to be developed by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. Kontron Transportation said it would supply ‘the most advanced railway radio communication technology’, fully compliant with UIC ...

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    Wagon monitoring technology contract


    INTERNATIONAL: Wagon leasing company Ermewa has awarded Amsted Digital a multi-year contract to supply 7 000 solar-powered IQ Series gateways for the real-time monitoring of key components. ‘The IQ Series can activate our Bogie IQ features which include real-time monitoring of wheel flats and the ability ...

  • Inverness Airport station inauguration February 2 2023
    Rail Business UK

    Inverness Airport station opens


    UK: Inverness Airport station opened to passengers on February 3, after being inaugurated by Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth the previous day. The station 12 km northeast of the city on the line to Aberdeen is intended to improve transport links to the airport, business park ...