All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

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    Recommendations to save Japan’s rural railways issued


    JAPAN: A study group formed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has published its report into whether and to what extent rural railways across the country can be revived.

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    Magyar Vagon becomes sole owner of Dunakeszi Járműjavító


    HUNGARY: Investment company Magyar Vagon has become sole owner of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító coach factory, by acquiring the 50% stake in the TMH Hungary Invest joint venture which was previously held by the TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock group Transmashholding. Magyar Vagon said it ...

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform


    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

  • David Pearce Vice Chair of the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership with the printed timetables Courtesy Bittern Line CRP
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

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    Metro Report International

    Mobility+ looks at technology and the last mile


    INNOTRANS: Mobility+ is a new zone at InnoTrans where providers of services such as apps, shared mobility, travel information, booking and payment, drones and last-mile innovations can highlight their products. ‘This is where companies exhibiting new mobility services can meet domestic and international transport companies, transport ...

  • Cabs for modernised Union Pacific locomotive at Wabtec's Fort Worth plant

    Union Pacific awards $1bn+ loco modernisation contract


    USA: Union Pacific has awarded Wabtec a contract worth more than $1bn for the modernisation of 525 AC4400 and AC6000 and 75 Dash-9 locomotives. This will include the FDL Advantage engine enhancement and Modular Control Architecture. The modernisation aims to extend the life of the locos ...

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains

    Talgangbahn reopening backed by council


    GERMANY: Albstadt council in Baden-Württemberg has voted in favour of reopening the 8 km Talgangbahn from Ebingen to Onstmettingen. The revived line would form part of route S1 of the planned Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb, with half-hourly electric tram-train type services running through to Tübingen Hbf. ...

  • Transpennine Express Class 802 at Stalybridge  (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Rail Business UK

    Transport Committee calls on government to revisit Integrated Rail Plan decisions


    UK: A reassessment of the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the North & Midlands is essential to ensure that the opportunity to address regional imbalances is not missed, according to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. A report published on July 27 says a full ...

  • MARTA Stadler metro train impression
    Metro Report International

    MARTA metro train HVAC contract


    USA: Wabtec is to supply heating, ventilation and air conditioning units for use on 56 four-car CQ400 metro trainsets which Stadler’s Salt Lake City factory is to build for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. The order covers 112 cab HVAC units and 224 units for the ...

  • New York MTA has undertaken accessibility works at Livonia Av station on the L line (Photo: Marc A.Hermann/MTA).
    Metro Report International

    All Stations Accessibility Programme launched


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has announced the All Stations Accessibility Programme, which will provide $1·75bn of grants to improve access to rail transport for people with limited mobility.

  • St Petersburg Uraltransmash retro-styled tram impression
    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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    Rail Business UK

    CrossCountry deploys ITAL Revenue Protection platform


    UK: CrossCountry has rolled out ITAL’s Revenue Protection platform, following trials with a prototype and testing by selected ticket inspectors. A digital daily duty monitor captures activities throughout a inspector’s shift and automatically produces a detailed report, removing the need for manual data entry and analysis. ...

  • A Series 813 EMU on JR Kyushu's Kagoshima Main Line (Photo: Wikipedia/Amayagan)

    JR Kyushu trials contactless payment


    JAPAN: Working with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Nippon Signal and Quadrac, JR Kyushu is experimenting with contactless fare payment using touch-compatible Visa cards and smartphones. In a trial running from July 22 to March 31 2023, contactless payment will be accepted at five stations on the Kagoshima ...

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    Delmia discusses virtual twins for optimisation and sustainability


    INNOTRANS: On September 20 Delmia CEO Guillaume Vendroux will be talking about how digital twins can support innovation in manufacturing and operations to improve efficiency, reduce costs and deliver better results more sustainably. Topics to be covered will be modelling and simulation of rolling stock and ...

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    SmartTransit West explores North America’s growing rail and metro market


    USA: Taking place in Denver on October 24-26, SmartTransit West will bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of regional, suburban and metro rail in North America, and to assess the wider urban mobility landscape.

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    Powers sought for Dublin’s DART+ electrification project


    IRELAND: A formal application is being lodged for powers to upgrade and electrify Iarnród Éireann’s suburban routes from Dublin Connolly/Spencer Dock to Maynooth and M3 Parkway. The DART+ West enhancement project is to be funded by the National Transport Authority under Project Ireland 2040. According to ...

  • Rio de Janeiro Alstom Citadis tram in Cinelândia (Photo Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Rio de Janeiro tramway extension contract


    BRAZIL: Alstom has been awarded a contract to build a 700 m extension of Rio de Janeiro’s VLT Carioca tramway to the Terminal Gentileza bus interchange, which is under construction in the port area as part of a bus rapid transit scheme. The double-track extension will ...

  • KVSZ Sggrss 80 ft wagon on test in Serbia.

    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs


    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

  • Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight
    In depth

    Europe: Bringing unaccompanied freight to the UK through the Channel Tunnel


    Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is planning new rail services to meet growing demand for the unaccompanied transport of lorry trailers between continental Europe and inland destinations in the UK, Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight, tells Railway Gazette International.

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