All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • TransPennine Express Class 802 on newly wired section of TRU under diesel power (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Full electrification in scope as Transpennine Route Upgrade makes progress


    UK: The Transpennine Route Upgrade is no longer the series of piecemeal interventions and partial electrification that regional stakeholders had feared, with the programme now including significant works to increase speeds and capacity as well as full electrification of the Transpennine North Railway between York and Manchester. ...

  • Mumbai Line 3 train
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

  • Mexico City Line 1 CRRC trainset (2)
    Metro Report International

    Mexico City Line 1 train unveiled


    MEXICO: The first of 29 trainsets which CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive is supplying as part of the modernisation of Mexico City metro Line 1 was rolled out on July 18. The event was marked by a hybrid ceremony in both Mexico and China, attended by the city’s ...

  • Churchill, Canada (Photo: David Mark/Pixabay)

    Hudson Bay Railway permafrost study funded


    CANADA: Current and future permafrost conditions along the Hudson Bay Railway corridor to Churchill in Manitoba are to be studied by the University of Calgary with C$4·4m of funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund. The results will be used to develop strategies to ensure the ...

  • RENFE EMU (Photo: Marc Pascual/Pixabay)

    Mixed response to Spanish free rail travel proposals


    SPAIN: Measures to encourage regular commuters to shift from car to rail including free season tickets were outlined by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez during the government’s State of the Nation debate in mid-July, however the limitations of the offer have led to confusion among policymakers and campaign groups.

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    Metro Report International

    Dolderbahn rack railcar design unveiled


    SWITZERLAND: City transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich has unveiled the design of two railcars ordered for the Dolderbahn, which climbs 162 m in 1 328 m using the von Roll rack system. In June 2021 VBZ awarded Stadler Bussnang a SFr10·6m contract to supply two Bhe 1/2 ...

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    Stadler to unveil rolling stock at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Stadler will be unveiling its hydrogen-powered Flirt H2 multiple-unit for California’s San Bernadino County Transportation Authority at InnoTrans, and displaying its battery Flirt EMU, three trainsets for the UK, a Euro 9000 locomotive and TINA, its next-generation of trams. Stadler’s signalling activities will have their own stand for the ...

  • Barking Riverside Extension (3)
    Metro Report International

    Barking Riverside extension opens


    UK: The 4·5 km Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground network opened on July 18. London Overground concessionaire Arriva Rail London is now operating four trains per hour as an extension of its Gospel Oak – Barking route, offering a 7 min journey time between ...

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    TMH to move rolling stock production


    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of an electric rolling stock factory in St Petersburg was signed by the city’s government and Transmashholding during June. The cost of at least 3bn roubles will be financed by TMH, which expects to create more than 1 000 new ...

  • Dudley Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre Furrer and Frey charger (3)
    Metro Report International

    Very Light Rail overhead charger commissioned at Dudley test facility


    UK: A rapid battery charger which supplier Furrer+Frey says is the first of its kind for a rail application has been commissioned at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley. This will enable testing of the automated rapid charging capability of the prototype ...

  • West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston Village
    Metro Report International

    West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston opens


    UK: The 1·4 km second phase of the Birmingham Westside light rail extension opened on July 17, adding three stops at Brindleyplace, Five Ways and the Edgbaston Village terminus. Services run every 12 to 15 min, with peak time frequencies to be increased as more of ...

  • Trenitalia ETR1000 at Lyon Part-Dieu-J Anne

    Slow ERTMS roll-out is hindering French market opening, regulator warns


    FRANCE: The limited roll-out of ERTMS is a major obstacle to the opening of the French domestic market to competition, according to rail regulator ART.

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    Transhipment facility opened at Laos-Thailand break-of-gauge


    LAOS: The Vientiane South freight transhipment yard opened on July 1, at the break of gauge where the standard gauge railway from China which opened in December last year meets an extension of the metre-gauge line which enters Laos from Thailand. The first traffic was a ...

  • DB Cargo PJM automatic brake testing

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Stirling station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Stirling station modernisation works to begin


    UK: Luddon Construction is to begin work on a £5m modernisation of Stirling station on July 18. ScotRail will manage the project, which is scheduled to be completed by spring 2023. Funding is being provided by the Scottish government through Sustrans and by Stirling Council, Network ...

  • Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives (Photo: Lorenz Degen)
    Metro Report International

    Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives for testing


    SWITZERLAND: The first of 10 Be 6/8 Tramlink light rail vehicles being supplied by Stadler Valencia to operate the Waldenburgerbahn south of Basel has been delivered to Bad Bubendorf for the start of test running. Car 101 was delivered in three parts on a fleet of ...

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    GreenSpeed for a better flowing rail network


    INNOTRANS: Thales company Cubris will be highlighting the capabilities of its GreenSpeed driver advisory systems, which use timetables, network constraints and detailed train characteristics to present an optimal train speed profile as actionable and easy to follow driving advice. Cubris said respecting timetables and timing points, ...

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    Quartz servo accelerometer on show


    INNOTRANS: JAE will be presenting its newly-developed JA-80GA quartz servo accelerometer at InnoTrans 2022. It is designed to provide accurate and cost efficient measurements for rail and industrial control applications. It has been designed for temperatures between -55 to +96°C and to ...

  • PantoInspect

    Taking pantograph monitoring to the Americas


    INTERNATIONAL: Ricardo and PantoInspect have formed a strategic alliance to supply PanMon pantograph monitoring technology in the Americas, building on its use in Europe, Australia and Africa. PanMon uses high-definition cameras and lasers above or adjacent to the track to scan passing pantographs at 3 000 ...

  • SBB Cargo Siemens Mobility Vectron design study

    SBB Cargo Vectron order


    SWITZERLAND: Reichmuth & Co Investment Management’s LokRoll 3 business has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply and maintain 35 Vectron AC electric locomotives which Northrail will lease to SBB Cargo for eight years from 2024. The locos are to be equipped ...