All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2023

All articles published this month.

  • Omneo Premium

    Hauts-de-France unveils Premium EMU


    FRANCE: The first of 19 Omneo Premium double-deck inter-city electric multiple-units ordered by the Hauts-de-France région for the Paris – Amiens and Paris – Saint Quentin – Cambrai/Maubeuge ‘Picardie Y’ routes has been rolled out at Alstom’s Crespin plant.

  • København metro train
    Metro Report International

    København metro train mid-life refurbishment contract awarded


    DENMARK: København metro operator Metroselskabet has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of the 34 three-car AnsaldoBreda driverless trainsets used on lines M1 and M2. Alstom is to undertake the work at a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands over three years. ...

  • Sepulveda Transit Corridor map
    Metro Report International

    Sepulveda Transit Corridor programme management contract awarded


    USA: Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority has appointed Anser Advisory to support development of the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project. This aims to provide a metro or monorail through the natural barrier of the Santa Monica mountains which lie between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles’ ...

  • Transport ministers from the three Baltic States met in Tallinn to discuss co-operation to improve passenger and freight links.

    Baltic States discuss Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn passenger service and gauge conversion


    EUROPE: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are to explore options to launch a passenger service between their capitals using existing 1 520 mm gauge railways, ahead of the completion of the future Rail Baltica 1 435 mm gauge line. The lack of through services between the Baltic ...

  • Manchester Piccadilly cancellations (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Rail regulator calls for passenger-friendly approach to short-notice train cancellations


    UK: Train operators need to introduce a more passenger-friendly and transparent ways of working when making late changes to services, according to industry regulator the Office of Rail & Road. Currently ‘pre-cancellations’ made via a process known as ‘p-coding’ can be confirmed up to 22.00 the ...

  • Umo Pass Greenville bus tap
    Metro Report International

    Passenger trust, digital expectations and changing travel patterns will drive transport innovation in 2023


    Making accurate predictions in an increasingly unpredictable world can be a fool’s errand, but Galen Chui, Senior Vice-President of Engineering & Products at Cubic Transportation Systems, looks at the trends that will shape public transport in the coming year.

  • Singapore Cross Island Line Phase 1 groundbreaking
    Metro Report International

    Cross Island Line construction begins


    SINGAPORE: Minister for Transport S Iswaran has launched construction of Cross Island Line Phase 1 with a ceremony at the site of the future CRL Bright Hill station. Singapore’s eighth metro line, CRL is being developed in three phases. When completed, it will be the island’s ...

  • Forth Bridge
    Rail Business UK

    Scottish HLOS and SoFA submitted to ORR


    UK: The Scottish government’s High-Level Output Specification and Statement of Funds Available for Control Period 7 was submitted to the Office of Rail & Road on January 27. Initial publication of the HLOS and SoFA for the period from April 1 2024 to March 31 2029 ...

  • Organisations

    Resita Tramway

    Work on reopening a tram line began in 2022. It is to follow most of the central section of Reșita’s previous tram route, running from Kaufland in the north to Piața Republicii in the southeast in 2024 (9 km). The original line operated for just 23 years until being abandoned ...

  • Polregio H Cegielski FPS EMU impression

    Regional railways to be revitalised with 200-train framework agreements


    POLAND: Regional passenger operator Polregio has signed framework agreements with four manufacturers for the supply of up to 200 electric multiple-units which are intended to offer a step-change in quality on routes serving smaller towns. The agreements signed on January 25 enable H Cegielski FPS, Pesa ...

  • CPK Torpol

    Rail project promoter to take stake in infrastructure contractor


    POLAND: Airport, rail and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase a controlling stake in rail infrastructure contractor Torpol, to mitigate the risk of the lack of adequate contractor resources to implement its plans to build 2 000 km of ...

  • Mumbai_04
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai metro lines extended south


    INDIA: Extensions of Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7 were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19, with passenger services starting the following day. The elevated Line 2A (Yellow) has been extended 9 km south from Dahanukarwadi to Andheri West, taking it to 18·6 ...

  • Container handling by rail (Photo JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven)

    World rail freight news round-up


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  • Accrington & Rossendale College has installed a section of track for use as part of a railway maintenance and repair course which is designed to fast-track unemployed people aged 19+ into ‘well-paid, skilled careers for life’.
    Rail Business UK

    Training for ‘well-paid, skilled careers’ in rail


    UK: Accrington & Rossendale College has installed a section of track for use as part of a railway maintenance and repair course which is designed to fast-track unemployed people aged 19+ into ‘well-paid, skilled careers for life’. The course runs Monday to Friday over an eight-week ...

  • de Flirt RE19

    Stadler Flirt3 XLs ordered for Frankfurt – Koblenz service


    GERMANY: VIAS Rail is to lease eight Stadler Flirt3 XL electric multiple-units from Alpha Trains for use on a Frankfurt – Koblenz service along the right bank of the Rhein which is to be introduced in December 2025. There is an option for one more EMU. ...

  • Rail Baltica train concept

    Rail Baltica regional station design contract signed


    ESTONIA: National Rail Baltica project implementation body Rail Baltic Estonia has awarded Ardanuy Ingeneria a €368 000 contract to design seven stations for use by regional passenger services on the future 1 435 mm gauge line. The stations at Assaku, Luige, Saku and Kurtna in the ...

  • Aerial view of HS2's London Euston station site
    Rail Business UK

    Government ‘committed to delivering HS2 to Manchester’


    UK: The government is committed to building High Speed 2 through to London Euston rather than terminating it short at Old Oak Common, according to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. ‘I don’t see any conceivable circumstance in which that would not end up at Euston’, he told the ...

  • National Express RRX RE1 at Duesseldorf Hbf

    National Express selected for 10-year operating contracts


    GERMANY: National Express Rail has been selected to operate passenger services RE1 Aachen – Hamm and RE11 Düsseldorf – Paderborn – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe for 10 years from the December 2023 timetable change. The €1bn contract tendered by Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR, go.Rheinland (formerly NVR), Westfalen-Lippe authority NWL ...

  • Global Centre for Rail Excellence
    Rail Business UK

    Global Centre of Rail Excellence promoters confident as investment search ramps up


    Rail Business UK visits the future site of the Global Centre of Rail Excellence in South Wales, as promoter GCRE Ltd steps up its search to find an outside investor able to attract £330m in funding to fulfil its vision. Nick Kingsley reports.

  • RWG Spain ratification - Final

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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