All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2023 – Page 2

  • Beograd metro RATP Dev contract
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro early operator assistance contract signed


    SERBIA: Beograd city council has awarded RATP Dev the early operator assistance contract to support development of a planned three-line automated metro network. RATP Dev will draw on its international experience to review and advise on the design and specifications, with a focus on passenger experience, ...

  • Beaulieu Park station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Beaulieu Park station initial works contract awarded


    UK: J Murphy & Sons Ltd has been awarded the first of two contracts for construction of the future Beaulieu Park station on the Great Eastern Main Line near Chelmsford. The £37·8m enabling works contract announced on January 24 has been awarded by Network Rail on ...

  • Wagons (Photo Operail)

    Operail sells more wagons from its lease fleet


    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has sold a further 807 wagons from its lease fleet for €22·1m as part of a programme of divestment of non-core assets. More than 40 companies were invited to participate and 20 tenders were submitted. After what Operail said was a ...

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    Portugal: National plan to boost rail’s market share


    Ambitious plans to connect Portugal’s 10 largest cities by high speed rail form the centrepiece of a comprehensive railway development package unveiled by the Portuguese government late last year. To be completed by 2050, the plan also envisages new suburban corridors and a third bridge over the River Tagus. André Pires  reports.

  • Istanbul metro M11 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Automated metro to Istanbul airport opens


    TURKEY: The 34 km first phase of metro Line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport opened on January 22.

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    Long Island Rail Road opens its Grand Central Madison hub in New York


    USA: Long Island Rail Road opened its Grand Central Madison deep-level station beneath New York’s famous Grand Central Terminal on January 25.

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    DB Regio awarded Rheine – Löhne operating contract


    GERMANY: DB Regio has been selected to operate new regional express service RE62 Rheine – Osnabrück – Löhne for seven years from December 2023. The service running every 2 h is being commissioned by Neidersachsen transport authority LNVG and Westfalen-Lippe authority NWL to retain an hourly ...

  • Govia Thameslink Rail, Passenger Transport Operative, Mehmet Pacaci
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Dortmund Heiterblick tram (Photo: DSW21/Claudia Posern)
    Metro Report International

    Energy-efficient Dortmund tram unveiled


    GERMANY: The first of 90 energy-efficient high-floor light rail vehicles being supplied for use in Dortmund has been unveiled by operator DSW21, HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric at Dorstfeld depot. Under the B-car project, the two manufacturers are assembling 26 new trams in Leipzig and rebuilding 64 ...

  • Rail freight wagons being loaded at a yard (Photo Network Rail)

    Luxembourg Rail Protocol registrar designate changes hands


    INTERNATIONAL: Regulis, the registrar designate for the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, has been acquired from SITA by Canadian company Information Services Corp. The 2007 Luxembourg Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment has been developed to create a global legal regime for ...

  • 1st Class 777 service trains second arrivat at Kirkby 230123 TM05
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s custom-designed Class 777 EMUs enter service


    UK: Rail Business UK  travels on the first passenger service operated by Merseyrail’s custom-built Stadler Class 777 electric multiple-units to see a revised method of operation and hear about Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s plans for ‘putting the public back into public transport’.

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino at Stockport (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast required to produce improved timetable recovery plan


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has told Avanti West Coast to submit an improved timetable production recovery plan by February 2. The regulator said Avanti had initially made reasonable progress against its September 2022 recovery plan, but the position had deteriorated in 2023 with ...

  • Impression of a Škoda Group electric multiple-unit for Elron.

    Elron orders 10 more EMUs


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has awarded Škoda Group a firm order to supply a further 10 electric multiple-units. The order announced by the Czech manufacturer on January 24 has been placed using an option in a 2021 contract for initial six EMUs which are now being ...

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    Work to rebuild Praha Masarykovo station to start this year


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The remodelling and expansion of Praha’s Masarykovo terminus has received planning approval, infrastructure manager Správa železnic has confirmed. Tenders are due to be called in the spring, and construction work is scheduled to start later this year. The existing seven platforms will ...

  • Transnet Class 22E electric locomotives (Photo: Bruce Evans).

    Transnet seeks locomotive rehabilitation options


    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has announced its intention to call an open tender for the rehabilitation of 161 non-operational locomotives ‘as a matter of urgency’, saying it had reached an impasse with the manufacturer. The CRRC Class 22E electric locos are intended for use on the North, ...

  • Budapest Deak ter
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Electrification motor tower cars delivered


    AUSTRIA: Europten has taken delivery of the first two of three Plasser & Theurer MTW 100.216 motor tower cars for use on electrification and maintenance projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The MTW is a designed for overhead contact line installation inspection and maintenance, and can ...

  • Station in Wales
    Rail Business UK

    Wales & Western region framework contracts awarded


    UK: Network Rail’s Wales & Western region has awarded six framework contracts for infrastructure works in Control Period 7 (2024-29), with options to extend to a total of eight years. ContractContractor Wales and Western Electrification and plant AmcoGiffen Wales ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Penalty fares increase substantially


    UK: Penalty fares in England and Wales have been increased to a £100 surcharge plus the price of a full single fare for the passenger’s journey on that train. The penalty is reduced to £50 if paid within 21 days. People who fail to pay the ...

  • Eurostar Thalys merger brand reveal (2)

    Merged Eurostar and Thalys branding revealed


    EUROPE: The branding for the merged Eurostar and Thalys high speed rail businesses was unveiled in Brussels on January 24.