All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • Gautrain-at-O-R-Tambo-3
    In depth

    Interview: Gautrain sees a stable path to growth


    Having made a positive socio-economic impact since opening a decade ago, the 1 435 mm gauge Gautrain network serving Johannesburg and Tshwane is seeing passengers return gradually after the pandemic. Benjámin Zelki  asks William Dachs, CEO of the province’s organising authority Gautrain Management Agency, how he sees the future.

  • Budapest Keleti station

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Corys simulator
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro simulator delivered


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has taken delivery of a Corys full-size cab simulator to train staff on its incoming fleet of trains to be supplied by Stadler. The simulator replicates the network and all 60 stations, as well as weather conditions such as snow or ...

  • OptiFuel Argentina locomotive diagram cropped

    Gas locomotive collaboration agreement


    ARGENTINA: Ferrocarriles Argentinos Sociedad del Estado and OptiFuel Systems are to plan the repowering of 400 diesel locomotives to run on 100% compressed natural gas and/or renewable natural gas, with the aim of meeting decarbonisation goals. US low-emissions technology company OptiFuel is developing modular kits for ...

  • One Rail train

    Aurizon cleared to acquire One Rail


    AUSTRALIA: Aurizon expects to complete its acquisition of One Rail by the end of July, following a qualified approval of the deal by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

  • Greater Anglia Class 321 EMU.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 321 EMU battery option to be developed


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to assess the possibility of using Vivarail’s battery traction technology to enable its Class 321 Renatus electric multiple-units to operate on non-electrified lines. The outer-suburban EMUs built by BREL in 1998-90 were refurbished by Wabtec in 2015-19 under the Renatus ...

  • SNCB Siemens Mobility Desiro EMU at Antwerpen

    Traffic boost envisaged in Belgian operating contracts


    BELGIUM: Final negotiations over the next 10-year operating contracts for state-owned passenger operator SNCB and national infrastructure manager Infrabel are expected to start in the coming weeks, following the publication of draft versions for consultation. According to federal Minister of Mobility Georges Gilkinet, rail needs to ...

  • Cairo to 10th Ramadan City and New Administrative Capital electric railway inauguration (2)

    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities


    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

  • St Albans City second footbridge render 2
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • AMT Group TrackBot

    Meet a robot at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: A robot will be included in the electrically-powered railway construction machines which AMT Group is to exhibit at InnoTrans. The robot has been developed to make smarter use of labour, enabling physically demanding and monotonous work to be carried out by a machine. The Dutch ...

  • Warszawa_01
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro extension opens


    POLAND: A western extension of Warszawa metro Line M2 was opened by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and European Commissioner for Cohesion & Reforms Elisa Ferreira on June 30. The extension runs 2·7 km from Ksiecia Janusza to Bemowo, with an intermediate station at Ulrychów. ...

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
    Metro Report International

    Fornebu metro tunnelling contract awarded as funding envelope revised


    NORWAY: The second major tunnelling contract for Oslo’s Fornebu metro line has been signed, following an agreement by local authorities in the Oslo metropolitan region and the county of Viken of a revised funding package to cover increased costs.

  • ASLEF Gen Sec Mick Whelan
    Rail Business UK

    No going back to British Rail days, says ASLEF General Secretary


    UK: ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan has told Rail Business UK that pay talks are proving difficult, with the trade unions legally obliged to negotiate with the train operating companies which employ them, while those employers are tightly controlled by the Department for Transport under the ...

  • Gulf Inland Logistics Park

    Texas railway changes hands in logistics park expansion project


    USA: Liberty Development Partners has acquired the Gulf Inland Logistics Park and Class III railway CMC Railroad which operates on the site near Dayton in Texas. Liberty Development Partners was formed by property developer Connor Investment Real Estate and Logistics & Development Resources, a rail company ...

  • RVLR-Demonstrator-Ironbridge-071021-TM1
    In depth

    Passenger Rolling Stock: Lightweight railcar deploys composite components


    The UK’s Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle has made extensive use of composite components in the bodyshell, production of which can now be automated to reduce costs.

  • CP double-stack container freight train on a bridge in Canada (Photo Canadian Pacific)

    Canadian measures to address effects of climate change on rail


    CANADA: Transport Canada has announced a Rail Climate Change Adaptation Programme to provide up to C$2·2m of co-funding for to support research and development activity to address the impacts of climate change on the rail sector.

  • Utsunomiya Light Rail Co Lightline Niigata Transys HU300 light rail vehicles (Photo: Kosei Asakawa)
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Speno RR 16 M

    Four themes to Speno’s InnoTrans innovations


    INNOTRANS: Speno will be discussing how it has increased the productivity of rail grinding, and highlighting four themes to its innovations. These are: Clean machines, with a technique to ensure the recovery of debris and metal chips during the grinding process; Smart machines, with the ...

  • GWR Class 150 DMU on St Ives Branch (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    GWR seeks input to decarbonisation plan


    UK: Great Western Railway is to undertake a market engagement exercise to support its development of a decarbonisation plan including a move away from diesel traction. The operator is seeking industry input to inform the creation of a Future Fleet & Depot Proposal, setting out ‘affordable’ ...

  • eu-CER event 2022-25_CZ Pres event_Kupka

    Czechs urge high speed rail promoters to focus on released capacity benefits


    EUROPE: High speed rail investment should place greater focus on the benefits of releasing capacity on existing lines, a group of Czech policymakers and industry leaders told a summit in Brussels on July 11.