All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2023 – Page 9

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    In depth

    Track Maintenance: Alleviating suffering on the metre gauge


    Following severe wheel-rail interaction problems on Swiss metre-gauge networks, the RailPlus association has launched a technical study to investigate and address the issue, as Technical Manager Markus Barth  explains to Reinhard Christeller.

  • Aspec Acquisition Signing Ceremony

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Qingdao metro
    Metro Report International

    Qingdao opens east-west metro Line 4


    CHINA: Qingdao metro’s east-west Line 4 was opened for revenue service on December 26, four months ahead of schedule. The 30·7 km line linking Renmin Huitang in the old city with Dahedong to the east serves 25 stations, although the interchange with Line 1 at Guanxiangshan ...

  • ScotRail Class 334 EMU (Photo Eversholt)
    Rail Business UK

    Eversholt awards Class 334 overhaul contract


    UK: Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £12m contract for the mileage-based overhaul 40 three-car Class 334 electric multiple-units which are leased by ScotRail. The contract announced on January 5 covers the overhaul of pneumatic and electrical components on the Alstom-built 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs, ...

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    Brightline opens two more Florida stations


    USA: Private inter-city operator Brightline added two stations to its route in Florida on December 20. The opening of stations at Aventura and Boca Raton means that Brightline now serves five stations in southern Florida on its route between Miami Central and West Palm Beach. Both ...

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens Dhaka metro Line 6
    Metro Report International

    Bangladesh’s first metro line opens


    BANGLADESH: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened the country’s first metro line in Dhaka. The capital was one of the biggest cities in the world without a metro, with more than 22 million people in the metropolitan area, and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology has ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Productivity not exploitation


    Poor working conditions risk impacting on railways’ ability to recruit the people they need to be competitive for the future, argues Railway Gazette’s Senior Editor Chris Jackson.

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    Jinhua opens second suburban rail line


    CHINA: The suburban rail network in the city of Jinhua expanded on December 28 with the opening of the first section of the Yidong Line in Yiwu. The 48·4 km line is intended to augment the Jinyi Line, which opened on August 30 2022, as part ...

  • Installing track crossing at Holbeck, Leeds (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Huangshi tram
    Metro Report International

    Huangshi inaugurates catenary-free tram line


    CHINA: The first phase of the Huangshi tram network in Hubei province was formally inaugurated with a ceremony at Huangshi Bei station on the morning of December 28. Public services began at 12.30, with free travel being offered until January 31.

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    Arriva wins Zutphen – Hengelo – Oldenzaal operating contract


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva has won the next contract to operate passenger trains on the Zutphen – Hengelo – Oldenzaal line and local bus services in Twente. Incumbent operator Keolis had also bid for the Twente-ZHO contract awarded by Overijssel province with Gelderland participating in the rail element. The ...

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    Chengdu – Kunming capacity enhancement programme completed


    CHINA: A major programme of modernisation, track doubling and construction of new alignments to increase speeds and capacity on the Chengdu – Kunming axis was completed with the departure of the first train over the upgraded Emei – Miyi section on December 26. The programme is ...

  • us Phoenix peoplemover
    Metro Report International

    Phoenix airport peoplemover extended and trains lengthened


    USA: Passenger services on a 4 km extension to the PHX Sky Train automated peoplemover system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona began on December 20.

  • HS2 box bridge slide across the M42 in Warwickshire
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 contractors claim world’s longest bridge slide near Birmingham


    UK: HS2 Ltd and contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci completed a milestone in construction of the high speed line on December 24-26 when the Marston Box bridge over the M42 motorway was slid into position northeast of Birmingham.

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    ŽSSK orders more RegioPanter EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ŽSSK has ordered a further five four-car RegioPanter electric multiple-units from a consortium of Škoda Group and ŽOS Trnava.

  • DB Netz has taken delivery of the country’s first Robel-built Mobile Maintenance System for use on specialist track maintenance work.

    Robel MMS provides a safe environment for DB Netz track maintenance


    GERMANY: Infrastructure operator DB Netz has taken delivery of the country’s first Robel-built Mobile Maintenance System for use on specialist track maintenance work. Branded by DB Netz as FIZ (Fahrbahninstandhaltungszug), the three-vehicle MMS is formed of a traction and supply unit with crew accommodation, toilet facilities ...

  • CrossCountry Voyager at Birmingham New Street
    Rail Business UK

    CrossCountry direct award planned


    UK: The Department for Transport has published a prior information notice which gives it the ability to directly award a contract for the operation of CrossCountry passenger services. The services have been operated by Arriva subsidiary XC Trains Ltd since 2007. The franchise was originally due ...

  • London Waterloo passengers buying tickets (Photo Rail Partners)
    Rail Business UK

    Government announces 5·9% increase in regulated fares in England


    UK: The government has announced that the annual increase in regulated fares in England is to be capped at 5·9%, 6·4 percentage points lower than the Retail Price Index figure on which they have been historically based. Until the pandemic, fares had been raised in January ...

  • HS2 is searching for 40 talented graduates to join the business this September
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd seeks 2023 graduate intake


    UK: High speed line project promoter HS2 Ltd has issued a final call for applications for its 2023 graduate recruitment programme, which starts in September and will offer 40 places across a range of disciplines. The deadline to apply is January 22. HS2 Ltd says the ...

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    CRRC unveils hydrogen train


    CHINA: CRRC has unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell powered train designed to enable suburban services to be extended onto non-electrified routes. The four-car trainset based on CRRC’s Fuxing family of designs has been developed jointly by CRRC Changchun and Chengdu Rail Transit, ...