All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • KTZ container train
    News

    EBRD invests in Middle Corridor transit freight route

    2022-07-26T08:14:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is investing up to 50bn tenge to support national railway KTZ in the implementation of crisis response measures to cope with the after-effects of the pandemic and ‘ongoing geopolitical turmoil’. Measures include the reorganisation of transit freight operations ...

  • 20211007_OCORA_image-RGCF-def
    In depth

    Signalling: OCORA aims at onboard simplification

    2022-07-26T08:00:00Z

    This month is due to see the second release of the OCORA specifications being developed by an international working group to facilitate a standard ‘reference architecture’ for onboard Command Control & Signalling systems.

  • Yarra Trams Chief Executive Julien Dehornoy and solar panels
    Metro Report International

    Solar panels installed on Yarra Trams depot

    2022-07-26T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Melbourne’s Yarra Trams has commissioned 100 kW of solar panels installed on the roof of its Southbank depot, the first of seven depots to be equipped with a total of 200 solar panels to produce over 550 MWh/year. Installed with funding support from the Victorian ...

  • Gleisgründungszug
    News

    GGZ foundation construction machine to be shown at InnoTrans

    2022-07-26T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Gleisgründungszug is a newly developed machine for drilling piles for bridge foundations, overhead electrification masts, noise barriers and earthworks stabilisation which Techne (formerly Kirow) and Bauer have produced for contractor Hering Bahnbau. Able to be equipped for cutter soil mixing and triple soil mixing, ...

  • TfL Image - Battersea Power Station - train at platform
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London receives draft proposal for funding settlement

    2022-07-25T14:37:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport provided Transport for London with a draft proposal for a long-term funding settlement on the evening of July 22. The most recent extension of TfL’s extraordinary funding and financing agreement is due to expire on July 28. TfL said it would ...

  • in-MCF-Raebareli-GTC-CEO-Ndiaye-220609
    In depth

    Sénégal: Rites deal supports passenger revival

    2022-07-25T13:00:00Z

    Grands Trains du Sénégal’s ambitions to restore passenger services on sections of the Senegalese network will be boosted by support from Indian consultancy Rites.

  • SWR Class 701 Arterio Bombardier Transportation Aventra EMU
    Rail Business UK

    SWR to agree fresh milestones for Class 701 EMU introduction

    2022-07-25T13:00:00Z

    UK: New milestones for the significantly delayed roll-out of South Western Railway’s Class 701 Arterio electric multiple-unit fleet are to be agreed with the Department for Transport as part of the operator’s Business Plan for 2022-23. No firm dates are given, but the Business Plan says ...

  • SWR train branding (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Eight themes in South Western Railway’s 2022-23 Business Plan

    2022-07-25T11:22:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has agreed its 2022-23 Business Plan with the Department for Transport, setting out what it plans in the second year of its National Rail Contract and how much it will cost. Under the National Rail Contract all revenue is paid to the ...

  • Burgos – Venta de Baños high speed line
    News

    High speed line to Burgos opens

    2022-07-25T10:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services on a 75 km high speed line between Burgos and a junction with the Madrid – Valladolid – León line at Venta de Baños began on July 22, the day after a formal inauguration by King Felipe VI. It is planned that this will eventually form part of a high speed corridor to the French border.

  • CAF MetroCentro Sevilla
    Metro Report International

    Sevilla tram order

    2022-07-25T09:11:00Z

    SPAIN: Sevilla city council has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further two vehicles for use on the Metrocentro de Sevilla tram line. The €33m contract awarded on July 21 includes 30 years of maintenance, and options for three more vehicles. The five-section 100% low-floor ...

  • no-norske-tog-reclining-seats-6
    News

    Norske Tog trials reclining seats on overnight trains

    2022-07-25T09:00:00Z

    NORWAY: As a pilot project for the planned renewal of the country’s long-distance passenger train fleet, rolling stock company Norske Tog has started trialling reclining seats on overnight services.

  • CRRC Chile wagons
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Makkah metro control room
    Metro Report International

    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

  • gb-RC22-aachen-trophies
    Rail Business UK

    FH Aachen and Reuschling celebrate second Railway Challenge win

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: A German grouping of FH Aachen and Reuschling has recorded a second win in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ 11th Railway Challenge, having first won the competition in 2019. Intended to reinforce practical skills and the ability to follow a system engineering process, the Railway ...

  • Trenord Alstom Donizetti EMU
    News

    Trenord introduces ‘buy now pay later’ option

    2022-07-24T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional passenger operator Trenord has introduced ‘buy now pay later’ functionality for ticket purchase made online at trenord.it or through its Trenord app, thanks to a partnership with Milano-based payments company Scalapay. Passengers using regional trains or the premium Malpensa Express services who book ...

  • pl-KD-bicycle-van-exterior
    News

    Polish operator attaches bicycle vans to trains

    2022-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie says it is the first in Poland to offer dedicated bicycle transport services, attaching bright yellow vans to its DMUs between Wrocław Główny, Sobótka Zachodnia and Świdnica Przedmieście. Each van can carry up to 38 bicycles, which ...

  • Cando train
    News

    AIMCo to acquire Cando Rail & Terminals

    2022-07-22T13:00:00Z

    CANADA: Alberta Investment Management Corp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% equity stake in Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd from the rail freight group’s employees and private equity investor TorQuest. Manitoba-based Cando was founded in 1978 and now operates more than 40 industrial ...

  • London Waterloo station (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway defers December 2022 service increase

    2022-07-22T11:13:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has agreed with Network Rail and the Department for Transport to defer the timetable changes which were planned for December this year, citing the lack of commuter demand following the pandemic and ‘the ongoing cost challenge facing the rail industry’. During last ...

  • Athens metro Line 1 trains (Photo: STASY)
    Metro Report International

    Athens metro train refurbishment contract awarded

    2022-07-22T11:10:00Z

    GREECE: Operator STASY has awarded CAF a contract to refurbish 14 trainsets dating from 1983-85 which are in service on Athens metro Line 1. The 34-month project to extend the life of the five-car MAN/Siemens trainsets for a further 25 years has a €70m budget and ...

  • Talgo 230 DB ICL coach interior
    News

    Talgo 230 ICE L coach ‘sneak peek’ at InnoTrans

    2022-07-22T10:15:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Talgo will be providing a ‘a sneak peek’ of the first Talgo 230 ICE L coach for Deutsche Bahn on its stand in Hall 4.2 at InnoTrans. The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer says its Talgo 230 platform is intended as a ‘truly interoperable’ train able ...