All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 7

All articles published this month.

  • ICNG_3110-Zwolle-Gerrit-Jan-van-den-Berg
    In depth

    Benelux: Faster timings in prospect with ICNG fleet


    Part of the fleet of Intercity New Generation trainsets now being tested by Netherlands Railways is destined to replace the locomotive-hauled ICRm sets currently in use on Amsterdam – Brussels services via HSL-Zuid, trimming up to 40 min off the journey. The rest of the 200 km/h fleet will be deployed on domestic routes.

  • SBB Twindexx EMU

    SBB drops active suspension on Twindexx fleet


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has announced that it will no longer pursue plans to introduce active suspension on its fleet of Twindexx double-deck electric multiple-units. SBB had planned to launch the technology on inter-city versions of its Twindexx fleet in 2027 as a means of saving ...

  • Dublin MetroLink Tara Street station impression
    Metro Report International

    Cabinet backs Dublin automated metro business case


    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the preliminary business case for the proposed MetroLink automated metro in Dublin. This will enable Transport Infrastructure Ireland to submit a planning application in September and begin procurement next year ready for construction to start from 2025. Opening is envisaged in ...

  • Orient Metal container wagon (2)

    Uzbek company produces prototype container wagon


    UZKBEKISTAN: Steel fabricator Orient Metal has produced a prototype wagon for transporting four 20 ft or two 40 ft containers. Acceptance and certification testing is expected to be completed in Q3 2022, enabling the company’s plant in the Yashnobod district of Toshkent to produce up to ...

  • Cambridge station GTR Electrostar
    Rail Business UK

    Digitising signalling data saves time


    UK: Alstom says it has achieved a 30% reduction in the time taken up by administrative tasks for the Cambridge resignalling scheme by using EviFile’s data collection and management software, and it expects to increase this to between 50% and 60% in the future. The deployment ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange station aerial impression
    Rail Business UK

    Laing O’Rourke wins HS2 Interchange station contract


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has selected Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd for a £370m contract to undertake detailed design and construction of the Interchange station in Solihull to the east of Birmingham. Skanska Construction UK and the Unity Joint Venture of Sir Robert ...

  • MGB Stadler Orion EMU (2)

    Orion narrow gauge rack EMU unveiled


    SWITZERLAND: The first of the Orion metre-gauge rack electric multiple-units ordered by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has been unveiled at Stadler’s Bussnang factory. In March 2020 MGB placed a SFr148·5m order for 12 EMUs to replace locomotive-hauled stock as part of its 2030 fleet strategy. It has ...

  • Dallas to Houston high speed railway impression

    Texas Central on path to ‘successful development’ after court ruling


    USA: Dallas to Houston high speed rail project promoter Texas Central Partners issued an update on July 8. This follows a Texas Supreme Court ruling in the June that Texas Central can use eminent domain powers for land acquisition; the ruling came not long after the ...

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    Next phase of Portuguese coastal railway upgrading underway


    PORTUGAL: Work is set to start on rebuilding and electrifying the central section of the Linha do Oeste corridor between Torres Vedras and Caldas da Rainha following signature of a contract between Infraestruturas de Portugal and the construction consortium on June 28.

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    Padma rail and road bridge inaugurated


    BANGLADESH: The 6 241 m long rail and road bridge over the River Padma was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 25. The bridge is intended to improve links between Dhaka and the southwest of the country, with one estimate being that it could ...

  • Transport Minister Baroness Vere and George Lowder, the Chairman of UK Tram, meet ahead of the launch of the landmark Light Rail Strategy.
    Metro Report International

    UKTram publishes light rail rallying call


    UK: Light rail industry association UKTram has published a ‘bold and ambitious’ strategy which it says makes ‘a compelling case’ for tramways and similar transit systems. The document details the benefits that existing systems have brought to cities where they operate, and calls for closer collaboration ...

  • Bursa tramway T2 (8)
    Metro Report International

    Bursa opens T2 tramway


    TURKEY: Bursa’s north-south tramway T2 opened on July 2, with a week of free travel. The 9·4 km line connects the Terminal bus station in the north with Kent Meydanı, where there is an interchange with T1. The route has 11 stops. ...

  • Dynamic Consist Composition

    VDS Rail to show train consist reconfiguration tool


    INNOTRANS: VDS Rail will be showcasing the Dynamic Consist Composition tool embedded in all its Ethernet consist switches to provide fully automatic, fast and reliable train composition discovery that can if needed be followed by IP network enumeration based on the updated coach sequence. The Dynamic ...

  • CD Cargo CZ Loko EffiShunter

    Slovakian EffiShunter contract


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a contract to rebuild 20 Class 742 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locos to the EffiShunter 1000M design, with an option for 20 more. This is CZ Loko’s largest order from Slovakia. The locos will be similar to Class ...

  • Erfurter Bahn (Photo: Erfurter Bahn).

    Erfurter Bahn gets direct award


    GERMANY: The Land of Thüringen has directly awarded Erfurter Bahn a contract to operate a Zeulenroda – Hof passenger service from June 2022 to December 2024. The contract covers 360 000 train-km/year. A direct award was used as the service is operated as a continuation of ...

  • Operail containers

    Freight company Operail facing ‘complicated circumstances’


    ESTONIA: National rail freight operator Operail says 2022 has brought ‘complicated circumstances’, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacting on its operations. The management board is taking steps to find replacements for sanctioned traffic and to direct its wagons on lease away from high-risk regions. ‘Despite ...

  • VistaDome-shutterstock_editorial_12825837a
    In depth

    Passenger Rolling Stock: Building better trains in India


    Indian Railways is developing a new generation of passenger coaches aimed at weaning travellers away from rapidly growing air and road services. Raghu Dayal investigates.

  • SJ CAF Civity Nordic impression

    Comfortable seats and good connectivity specified in inter-regional train order


    SWEDEN: State-owned passenger operator SJ has awarded CAF a €300m contract to supply 25 five-car inter-regional electric multiple-units, with options for 35 more. The 200 km/h units from the Spanish manufacturer’s Civity Nordic family will be winterised to withstand snow and temperatures down to -40ºC. They ...

  • Voith_Group_Heidenheim

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • James Bain
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Supply Group appoints new Chair


    UK: CEO of Worldline UK & Europe James Bain has been appointed as Chair of the Rail Supply Group. He succeeds Atkins President Philip Hoare, who has decided to step down after four years chairing RSG. Bain has worked in the rail industry for more than ...