All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2023 – Page 4

  • Los Angeles East San Fernando Light Rail Project impression
    Metro Report International

    East San Fernando Valley light rail construction management contract awarded


    USA: Los Angeles County MTA has appointed a joint venture of Arcadis and Mott MacDonald as construction management support services consultant for the East San Fernando Valley light rail project. The contract announced by the AMM joint venture on January 17 and ...

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    In depth

    Southeast Asia: Rising costs force ASEAN nations to redefine Belt & Road projects


    Ballooning costs and imprecise contract terms have led to significant changes to major projects and in some cases to renegotiation of terms. Toma Bačić  investigates schemes in three ASEAN countries.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief at East Keota

    Amtrak launches night train fleet replacement process


    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has issued a request for information to potential suppliers of rolling stock to replace the vehicles used on 14 overnight routes including the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder and Southwest Chief. During December ‘as many as 10’ ...

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    Hungary seeks EU support for rail schemes in Budapest, Debrecen and at the Ukrainian border


    HUNGARY: The national government has issued a list of railway projects for which it intends to seek funding support from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility 2. CEF is one of few EU funding instruments to which the Hungarian administration led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán currently has ...

  • Toronto Scarborough subway extension map
    Metro Report International

    Progressive design-build model for Scarborough Subway Extension development


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Toronto area transport agency Metrolinx have appointed the Scarborough Transit Connect consortium as Stations, Rail & Systems development partner for the Scarborough Subway Extension project. Scarborough Transit Connect comprises applicant leads Aecon Infrastructure Management and FCC Canada, design prime team member Mott ...

  • RS Clare acquires Swiss lubrication product supplier

    RS Clare acquires Swiss lubrication product supplier


    EUROPE: UK-based lubricant supplier RS Clare & Co has acquired Switzerland-based wheel-rail friction management product manufacture Igralub Holding, along with its subsidiaries in Germany and Austria and its share in a North American joint venture. Igralub will operate as a subsidiary of RS Clare, benefiting from ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • The second phase of Xi’an Metro Line 6 has opened, running through the city centre from Xibeigongyedaxue (NW Polytechnical University) and then east to Fangzhicheng.
    Metro Report International

    Xi’an Line 6 extended east


    CHINA: The second phase of Xi’an Metro Line 6 has opened, running through the city centre from Xibeigongyedaxue (NW Polytechnical University) and then east to Fangzhicheng. The 15·6 km first phase of Line 6 running southwest from Xibeigongyedaxue to Xi’an International Medical Centre with 13 stations ...

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    European Commission investigates state aid to Fret SNCF


    FRANCE: The European Commission has begun a detailed investigation into measures taken by the French government in 2007-19 to provide financial support to Fret SNCF, the rail freight subsidiary of Rail Logistics Europe, itself a subsidiary of national operator SNCF. The objective is to determine whether ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Citylink tram-train (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Rail projects allocated ‘levelling up’ funding


    UK: Cardiff Crossrail and the Mid-Cornwall Metro are amongst 29 transport projects allocated a total of £672m as part of £2·1bn of government funding for ‘levelling up’ schemes.

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    Metro Report International

    Construction of Brussels tramway extension begins


    BELGIUM: Construction of a tramway extension to improve access to the Neder-Over-Heembeek district of northern Brussels was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on January 18. The future 9·6 km tram Route 10 will use existing track from Rogier to Van Praet and 5·5 km of new alignment ...

  • Limerick - Foynes phase 1 contract

    Limerick – Foynes railway reopening contract awarded


    IRELAND: Rehabilitation of the Limerick – Foynes line to enable freight services to restart is set to begin in February, after Iarnród Éireann awarded John Sisk & Son a contract for the first phase of work. The 42 km line closed to passenger traffic in 1963, ...

  • AlUla tram impression (4)
    Metro Report International

    RATP Dev to develop AlUla transport strategy


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Royal Commission for AlUla has awarded France’s RATP Dev a ’360 Mobility’ contract covering the development and implementation of a comprehensive transport strategy to support tourism. RATP Dev will support RCU in developing plans, policies, governance and infrastructure. This will include the ‘experiential’ ...

  • Northern Intelligent Trains concept train 150136 at Manchester Victoria (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern unveils Intelligent Train for in-service infrastructure monitoring


    UK: Rail Business UK joins a demonstration run of a diesel multiple-unit which has been equipped to undertake infrastructure monitoring while in passenger service.

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    Rail Business UK

    Zoe Lyons to host 25th Rail Business Awards


    UK: The 25th annual Rail Business Awards will take place at London’s Hilton on Park Lane hotel on February 23. The gala evening will be hosted by Zoe Lyons, who was nominated for the Comedy Award Best Newcomer after her first Edinburgh Festival show. Lyons’ natural ...

  • Kirton Lindsey (Photo Independent Brigg Line Rail Group)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Yaroslavl tram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Yaroslavl tramway upgrading concession signed


    RUSSIA: A 20-year PPP agreement for the modernisation of the tramway in the city of Yaroslavl has been signed by the regional government and transport project concessionaire Movista Regions. Movista Regions is to upgrade the entire 45·3 km single track network, including eight traction substations, two ...

  • AZD Praha point machine

    AŽD offers Estonia an alternative to Russian equipment


    ESTONIA: Infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee has awarded AŽD Praha a contract to supply 800 point machines. The large order ‘is very important for AŽD and creates an interesting alternative to existing Russian-made products in the Baltic countries’, said Petr Žatecký, the Czech company’s Director of Foreign ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler EMU at InnoTrans 2022 (12)
    Rail Business UK

    Introduction of Merseyrail Class 777 EMUs ‘just days away’


    UK: ‘The time has finally arrived — our new trains are now just days away’, said Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram when he announced that Merseyrail’s Stadler Class 777 EMUs are expected to enter service on January 23. Rotheram’s announcement on January 18 came after ...

  • Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line.
    Rail Business UK

    MTR Elizabeth Line appoints Managing Director


    UK: Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line. Current Managing Director Nigel Holness is to step down in early February, remaining with MTR and focusing on developing future business opportunities. Holness said he had achieved the ‘extraordinary career highlight’ ...