All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022

All articles published this month.

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    The journey of Czech national railways towards digital transformation with Passengera

    2022-08-23T08:16:00Z Sponsored by

    Czech Railways is the national railway operator in the Czech Republic and has been a strong player in the national transportation market since its origin in 1918. As a public transport operator, it has been actively investing in the digitization of passenger experience since 2012 in order to offer premium services in the highly competitive market shared with several private operators.

  • Station navigation app for visually impaired passengers on test at SWR
    Rail Business UK

    Station navigation app for visually impaired passengers on test


    UK: South Western Railway is trialling the myEyes app, which provides audio directions to help guide people with sight loss from a station entrance to assisted boarding points on platforms where they can get help to board the train. The myEyes app was developed by iKi ...

  • HZPP Koncar DMU (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    HŽPP orders DMUs


    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has placed a firm order for a further seven Končar diesel multiple-units. The three-car low-floor diesel-electric units with a maximum speed of 120 km/h will be identical to existing ones, with a capacity of 167 seated and 175 standing passengers. The ...

  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang CR400AF Fuxing trainset for the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line (Photo: CRRC).

    First Jakarta – Bandung high speed train unveiled


    INDONESIA: The first of 11 CR400AF Fuxing trainsets for the KCJB high speed line which will connect Jakarta and Bandung has been rolled out by Chinese manufacture CRRC Qingdao Sifang. Unveiling the eight-car trainset on August 5, CRRC said this would be the first time it ...

  • Barcelona tram connection impression
    Metro Report International

    Barcelona tram link to get ground-level power supply


    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its APS ground-level power supply for the first phase of the project to connect the city’s Trambaix and Trambesos tram networks. The currently separate networks are to be linked by building a 3∙9 km ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Get a Gripple on electrification at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Wire joining and tensioning specialist Gripple and Unipart Rail will be launching the Gripple Rail Dropper, which they say enables catenary droppers to be installed up to eight times faster than conventional methods. The Gripple catenary hanger design enables the quick and easy installation of ...

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    Alstom and Azerbaijan Technical University launch rail training centre


    AZERBAIJAN: Alstom and Azerbaijan Technical University are developing a training centre in Baku, with the first intake of 20 engineering students expected in October. The centre will provide access to over 140 h of unique courses developed and owned by Alstom University, the company’s in-house training ...

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    Electrification that is safer and cooler


    INNOTRANS: ‘Safe by design’ is the theme of this year’s offering from Swiss-headquartered electrification specialist Furrer+Frey.

  • DB ICE passes freight train on Hannover - Hamburg line (Photo: Deutsche Bahn/Volker Emersleben)

    DB heads back to profit


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn achieved an operating profit before tax and interest in the first half of this year and expects to turn in positive figures for the full year as well. Announcing details of DB’s performance in the first half of this year on July 28, ...

  • Aurizon has completed the acquisition of One Rail Australia for A$2·35bn.

    Aurizon completes ‘transformative’ acquisition of One Rail Australia


    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon announced on July 29 that it had completed the acquisition of One Rail Australia for A$2·35bn. The acquisition includes two distinct businesses. One Rail’s bulk haulage and general freight assets in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including the 2 200 km Tarcoola – ...

  • Girona (Photo: Ron van der Steeg/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Catalunya studies tram-train networks


    SPAIN: The government of Catalunya and railway operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya have called tenders to undertake studies for four tram-train networks which would have a combined length of around 280 km. The four planned schemes are: Terres de l’Ebre, a 41 km, two-line ...

  • Network Rail has begun formal consultation with trades unions on proposed reforms to maintenance which it says are required to ‘improve productivity and efficiency’, and would see around 1 900 redundancies.
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail begins consultation on maintenance changes


    UK: Network Rail has begun formal consultation with trades unions on proposed reforms to maintenance which it says are required to ‘improve productivity and efficiency’, and would see around 1 900 redundancies. The infrastucture manager said the proposed changes would involve: fault fixes by ...

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    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway


    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

  • Transport for London's extraordinary funding agreementhas been extended until midday on August 3.
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London needs time to consider funding proposal


    UK: Transport for London announced on July 28 that its extraordinary funding agreement, which was due to expire the same day, had been extended until midday on August 3, to give it time to discuss the government’s draft proposal for a long-term funding settlement. Mayor of ...

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision

    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal


    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Macau light metro
    Metro Report International

    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins


    CHINA: Tunnelling has begun for a light metro line connecting the Macau Special Administrative Region with Zhuhai’s Hengqin Port across the Shizimen canal. Being built at an overall cost of US$437m, Macao Light Rail Transit’s Hengqin Line will run for 2·2 km from an interchange with ...

  • Footprint Modular Platform
    Rail Business UK

    Rubber block modular platform developed


    UK: A modular platform concept using recycled materials has been launched with a view to reducing installation times, lowering maintenance requirements and cutting the carbon footprint of platform works. The Footprint Modular Platform is supported on walls made from recycled rubber blocks, rather than steel or ...

  • US train (Photo: David Lustig)

    Federal Railroad Administration proposes national train crew size rule


    USA: Rail industry associations have criticised a Federal Railroad Administration proposal to replace varying state laws on train crew size with a uniform national standard requiring a minimum of two people for main line operations. There would be exceptions for low-risk operations, with railways able to ...

  • RegioTram Kassel (Photo: RTG)
    Metro Report International

    RegioTram operating contract awarded


    GERMANY: Following an international tender, Nordhessen transport authority NVV has awarded incumbent RTG the next contract to operate RegioTram tram-train services on three routes around Kassel. RTG is a joint venture of Kassel transport operator KVG and Hessische Landesbahn and has operated the RegioTram services since ...