All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • Etihad Rail construction works (3)

    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract


    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...

  • The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed.
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Forum to help UK suppliers prepare for ‘super-sized rail show’ InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: UK rail industry association Rail Forum is to hold an Introduction to InnoTrans workshop setting out opportunities for British companies at what it calls ‘a super-sized rail show like no other’. The workshop on July 28 will be held in-person in Derby as well as ...

  • UTA apprenticeships under development

    UTA to offer rail apprenticeships


    USA: Utah Transit Authority has appointed specialist training company Xpan to develop apprenticeships in light rail vehicle maintenance, maintenance of way and commuter rail vehicle maintenance. The three-year apprenticeships will offer a mix of e-learning, interactive simulations, instructor-led training, labs and on-the-job training. UTA is developing ...

  • HS2 footbridge design impression (6)
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 rural footbridge design revealed


    UK: HS2 Ltd has revealed the standard design developed for 11 bridges which will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the high speed line in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The design was produced by HS2 main works contractor EKFB, a joint venture ...

  • SKF

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Bogota metro Line 1 train mockup (1)
    Metro Report International

    Bogotá metro train mock-up unveiled


    COLOMBIA: CRRC Changchun has unveiled a mock-up of the 30 driverless trainsets it is to supply for Bogotá metro Line 1. The six-car trainsets will be 145 m long and 2 900 mm wide and will be able to carry up to 1 800 passengers. ...

  • Rail Operations (UK) Stadler Class 93 bodyshell
    Rail Business UK

    Tri-mode locomotive ‘of firsts’ to be delivered next year


    UK: The bodyshell for the first of the Class 93 tri-mode electric-diesel-battery locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK) has been completed at Stadler’s factory at Valencia in Spain. ‘This is a project of firsts’, said Iñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, on July 21. ‘The Class ...

  • The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications & Transport has extended Kansas City Southern de México’s operating concession (Photo: JM Calderon)

    KCSM concession extended in return for infrastructure investment


    MEXICO: The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications & Transport has extended Kansas City Southern de México’s operating concession by 10 years, in return for a commitment to 4bn pesos of infrastructure investments including the Celaya-NBA Line bypass to separate KCSM and Ferromex tracks. KCSM’s exclusive concession now ...

  • Angola Lobito Corridor train

    Lobito Corridor concessionaire selected


    ANGOLA: The Ministry of Transport has announced the award of a 30-year concession for operation of rail freight and logistics services in the Lobito Corridor.

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    Extremadura high speed line inaugurated


    SPAIN: Passenger services began using an upgraded 193 km mixed-traffic route between Plasencia and Badajoz in Extremadura on July 19, following the inauguration of three sections of new alignment totalling 146 km by King Felipe VI the previous day.

  • Le-metro-dAbidjan_CIV_9
    Metro Report International

    Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan metro makes slow progress


    Longstanding plans for construction of a north-south metro line in the capital of Côte d’Ivoire have progressed slowly, with only 4∙4 km of the route so far cleared for the main work to start.

  • SJ Nord Rørosbanen

    Norwegian operating contracts renegotiated


    NORWAY: National rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet has completed the renegotiation of its tendered train operating contracts to reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The three tendered contracts with Go-Ahead Norge, SJ Norge and Vy Tog all came into force before the outbreak of Covid-19 in early ...

  • Cheadle station impression
    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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    Tracklaying completed on Sotetsu – Tokyu Link


    JAPAN: The completion of tracklaying on the link line connecting the Sotetsu and Tokyu railways was marked with a ceremony at Shin-Yokohama on July 8.

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    Attensys aims change the way you think of train seats


    INNOTRANS: Attensys is to show Seat Informer, its next generation of seat occupancy detector which not only knows whether a seat is being used but can also identify objects, liquid spills or vandalism in real time. This can be used to help passengers to find empty ...

  • GTR hot weather warning message
    Rail Business UK

    Specialists appointed to railway weather resilience taskforce


    UK: Network Rail has announced a taskforce to investigate and make recommendations on how the railway can develop its approach to resilience during hot weather. The review will consider four key areas, each led by an independent specialist. Forecasting: Dame Julia Slingo FRS, former chief scientist ...

  • Andy Bagnall, Rail Partners
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Partners wants a ‘reinvigorated public-private partnership for the railway’


    UK: Rail Partners has been officially launched, after being spun out of the Rail Delivery Group to act as a trade body to provide advocacy and policy development services for passenger train operator owning groups and freight operators. It will also provide operations and engineering technical ...

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    Africa: SNCC restores passenger services in DR Congo


    Passenger services have been reinstated on the 1 067 mm gauge line from Lubumbashi to Kananga following the arrival of modern rolling stock from China. Murray Hughes reports.

  • Yapı Merkezi Tanzania SGR contract signing

    Tabora – Isaka standard gauge railway contract signed


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded a contract to Turkish contractor Yapı Merkezi for the construction of Stage 4 of its expanding 1 435 mm gauge network. Valued at US$900·1m, the contract covering 130 km of the main line between Tabora and Isaka and 35 km ...

  • Port of Barcelona tracks

    Southern rail access to Barcelona port goes ahead


    SPAIN: The Barcelona Port Authority board has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a project to provide a southern rail access to the port. Tenders are to be called for a 24-month construction contract budgeted at €31·2m. There are six elements to the project, ...