All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2022

All articles published this month.

  • Toyota fuel cell module

    Hydrogen fuel cells delivered for demonstrator train


    SPAIN: The first hydrogen fuel cell modules have been delivered to the Centro Nacional del Hidrogeno for testing ahead of integration into a RENFE Class 463 Civia electric multiple-unit built by CAF. The demostrator is being developed as part of the EU-funded ...

  • Railway track

    Improved rolling stock battery cell launched


    JAPAN: Toshiba has introduced a 20Ah-HP version of its 20 Ah SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell, designed for heavy-load applications where high power input and output are essential, such as rolling stock traction and emergency power. The 20Ah-HP cell has a 1·7 times higher input and ...

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    In depth

    Viewpoint: DAC needs a migration strategy


    Roll-out plans for Europe’s digital automatic coupler must take account of the business case and operating requirements in different countries, suggests Armand Toubol.

  • London Waterloo coronavirus sign
    Rail Business UK

    Rail industry responds to end of Plan B coronavirus restrictions


    UK: Rail industry organisations have responded to the government’s announcement that coronavirus ‘Plan B’ restrictions in England will be eased from January 27, with the removal of the legal requirement for people to wear a face covering on public transport unless they have a reasonable excuse ...

  • Sinara TGM8A Elephant diesel locomotive for CBK

    Elephants on the way to Guinea


    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivery of six TGM8A Elephant locomotives ordered by the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The 1 435 mm gauge, four-axle 882 kW diesel-hydraulic shunting locos are equipped for multiple operation and ...

  • de Filstalbruecke (Photo Arnim Kilgus)

    Test running to start on Ulm – Wendlingen high speed line


    GERMANY: On January 31 Deutsche Bahn will switch on the 15 kV 16∙7 Hz traction power supply over the full length of the 59∙6 km Ulm – Wendlingen Neubaustrecke. This will pave the way for commissioning trials that will culminate with test runs at up to 275 km/h.


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  • Bilbao (Photo: SnapwireSnaps/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Bilbao tramway extension agreement


    SPAIN: Bilbao municipality and the Basque region’s transport department have signed an agreement to extend the city’s tram network by 2.4 km and five stops through Olabeaga to Zorrozaurre, northwest of the centre. The estimated cost of construction, not including new trams, is €40m, and the ...

  • TfW Class 769 at Cardiff Queen Street (Photo  TfW)
    Rail Business UK

    Local shops to sell local train tickets


    UK: Tickets for local rail journeys wholly within in the South Wales Metro area will be made available for purchase from 90 convenience shops from January 24. Transport for Wales says it is the first train operating company to offer ticket sales through Payzone’s instore devices, ...

  • The transport ministry has announced the opening of the 106 km Konya – Karaman line, which has been extensively upgraded and realigned by lead contractor Gülermak.

    Rebuilt Konya – Karaman route opens


    TURKEY: The transport ministry has announced the opening of the 106 km Konya – Karaman line, which has been extensively upgraded and realigned by lead contractor Gülermak. The double-tracked route mostly follows the alignment of the existing railway, but several cut-offs and ...

  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University light metro (Photo: Hitachi Rail)
    Metro Report International

    Women’s university awards Hitachi Rail new operating contract


    SAUDI ARABIA: Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has awarded Hitachi Rail a €72·5m contract to continue to operate and maintain the driverless light metro on its Riyadh campus for a further three years. The four-line network serving the women’s university campus totals 11·5 km with 14 ...

  • Srbija Voz Flirt at Sremski Karlovci station (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    Serbian operator orders Stadler trainsets


    SERBIA: Stadler Polska has beaten Alstom and Hitachi Rail to win a €112·3m contract to supply 18 four-car trainsets to national passenger operator Srbija Voz. The order is being financed by the state budget and a €100m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. ...

  • TMH Ivolga EMU

    TMH to supply 70 EMUs to Buenos Aires


    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport has awarded Transmashholding a US$864m contract to supply and maintain 70 eight-car electric multiple-units for use in Buenos Aires. The stainless steel bodied EMUs will be a 1 676 mm gauge variant of the 1 520 mm gauge Ivolga family which ...

  • InnoTrans

    'The mood is positive’ with 98% of InnoTrans display area now booked


    INNOTRANS: ‘The mood is positive in the rail industry at the start of this InnoTrans year’, reports trade fair organiser Messe Berlin. It has seen keen international interest in the event on September 20-23 which will have the slogan ‘the future of mobility in times of ...

  • ph-PNR-Biñan-station

    Chinese awarded PNR Bicol construction contract


    PHILIPPINES: A consortium of Chinese companies has been awarded a 142bn pesos contract to build the first 380 km of the so-called PNR Bicol line, replacing Philippines National Railway’s moribund Main Line South.

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    ADIF seeks better gauge-changing freight technology


    SPAIN: In a bid to enhance the competitiveness of rail freight moving in and out of Spain, ADIF has called bids for the development of improved gauge-changing technology for freight wagons.

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  • Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visits Talgo trainsets

    Wisconsin Talgo trains bound for Nigeria


    NIGERIA: The long-running saga of the two Talgo trainsets which were ordered for operation in the US state of Wisconsin but never entered service has taken another twist, with Talgo selling them for use on the Red Line in Lagos.

  • West Midlands Metro tram and bus (Photo WMCA)
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands transport investment priorities agreed


    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority board agreed a ‘wide-ranging’ list of more than 50 preferred schemes to improve rail, tram, bus, road, cycling and walking routes on January 14. The list includes the proposed Very Light Rail line in Coventry city centre, Aldridge station, developing ...

  • HS 2 Visual 1
    Rail Business UK

    TK Elevator to supply HS2 lifts and escalators


    UK: TK Elevator has been awarded a contract to supply and fit lifts and escalators for High Speed 2 stations. The contract covers the supply of at least 132 Victoria heavy-duty escalators, 157 Evolution lifts, and six freight lifts at four stations: Curzon Street and Interchange ...