All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2022 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

  • Departure board and passenger concourse
    Rail Business UK

    Six locations shortlisted to be Great British Railways headquarters


    UK: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a shortlist of six locations for the future headquarters of Great British Railways. A total of 42 bids were submitted, with Birmingham, Crewe, Derby, Doncaster, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York being shortlisted. The final decision will be made by the Secretary ...

  • Zhengzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Chengjiao Line extended in Zhengzhou


    CHINA: The second phase of Zhengzhou’s Chengjiao Line opened on June 20, running 9 km underground from Xinzheng International Airport to Zhengzhou Hangkonggang railway station. The metro extension adds three new stations, with another to follow when the airport’s Terminal 3 is ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)

    DB to operate Delhi – Meerut RRTS commuter railway


    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded Deutsche Bahn International Operations a 12-year contract to operate and maintain the future 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The Delhi area commuter rail project promoter said it had taken a ‘path-breaking step’ ...

  • Chinese high speed rail staff

    Two more Chinese high speed routes opened


    CHINA: The 424 km Xiangyang – Wanzhou section of the Chongqing – Zhengzhou high speed rail corridor and the 195 km Zhengzhou – Puyang section of the Zhengzhou – Jinan route opened on June 20, and on the same date Beijing Fengtai station reopened following a ...

  • Ingeteam

    Ingeteam to show traction and control system innovations at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Spanish company Ingeteam designs and supplies traction systems and converters, control systems and predictive maintenance technology based on its in-house developments of power and control electronics. In Hall 9 at InnoTrans 2022 it will be showing Ingetrac modular traction converters incorporating the latest advances in ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
    Metro Report International

    London Underground signalling design contract awarded


    UK: Transport for London has appointed Costain to design enhancements to the signalling infrastructure on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. Costain will work with TfL’s design team to ensure that the signalling between Heathrow Airport and Barons Court is compatible with both the existing trains and the ...

  • NS ICNG at Rotterdam Centraal station (Photo NS)

    NS unveils its Intercity Next Generation trainset


    NETHERLANDS: The Intercity Next Generation trainset was officially unveiled by Acting President of national passenger operator NS Bert Groenewegen and Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge at Rotterdam Centraal station on July 2, ahead of entry into service later this year. NS said the trains would become an ...

  • SBB Cargo International Vectron locos (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Vectron locos ordered with XLoad to increase Alpine capacity


    SWITZERLAND: SüdLeasing has placed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package to increase the locos’ haulage capability. The 160 km/h locos will be delivered from early 2024 and leased by SBB Cargo International under a ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives

    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives


    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

  • Wellington cityscape
    Metro Report International

    Light rail plan to get Wellington moving


    NEW ZEALAND: The government has backed the further development of plans for a light rail line from Wellington railway station to the Regional Hospital and Island Bay under the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme. A study of four potential public transport options had concluded that light ...

  • Changsha_02
    Metro Report International

    Changsha metro Line 6 opens


    CHINA: Changsha’s east-west metro Line 6 was opened on June 28, running 48·1 km from Huanghua Airport to Xiejiaqiao with 34 stations including seven interchanges. Construction of Line 6 began in December 2016, and the opening takes the metro to 190·7 km ...

  • PT_EM120VT_(c)-Plasser&Theurer
    In depth

    Comment: No time to delay


    The rail industry is emerging from the pandemic facing an urgent need to prioritise investment and ensure tangible operational, productivity and technological benefits are delivered within the next five years, argues our Executive Editor Nick Kingsley.

  • Ankara - Sivas high speed line testing (3)

    Ankara – Sivas high speed line to open ‘this year’ despite tunnelling problems


    TURKEY: Completion of the Ankara – Sivas high speed line is facing more potential delays because of an error in the excavation of emergency access tunnels. A member of parliament for the city of Sivas, Ulaş Karasu, has asked Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu to explain why ...

  • Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) Improvement Scheme
    Rail Business UK

    Huddersfield to Dewsbury route upgrading approved


    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a Transport & Works Act order granting Network Rail powers to undertake the Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) Improvement Scheme, which forms part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. The scheme covers a 13 km section of the trans-Pennine ...

  • Siemens Mobility Goole Lee Rowley visit 3
    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility announces £7m Goole component facility


    UK: Siemens Mobility is to open a £7m traction drive and motor maintenance facility at the ‘rail village’ being developed around its future rolling stock factory in Goole. To be built by local contractor GMI Construction Group for opening in 2023, the facility will undertake UK ...

  • TX Locos 'Wir Brennen' (We burn for what we do)_© TX Logistik

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • ORR HM Railway Inspector at freight yard
    Rail Business UK

    ORR launches RM3 health and safety learning platform


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has launched an online learning platform to assist health and safety professionals in gaining a further understanding of how to use the rail industry’s Risk Management Maturity Model. The e-learning platform designed by Premier IT went live on June ...

  • Tenneco TEN_Jurid_847_LL_Block_1

    Tenneco to show second generation wagon brake blocks at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Tenneco is to showcase its second generation of LL wagon brake blocks, which are designed to cope with the high thermal loads and noise limits on trans-Alpine routes. The Jurid 847 LL block features an optimised contact surface shape and uses advanced friction material manufacturing ...

  • Michael Kujas (left) hands over the role of CEO of eos.uptrade to Mathias Hüske (right), who will run the company with CFO Babette Röder.

    Leadership change at eos.uptrade


    GERMANY: Michael Kujas, the founder of transport ticketing software company Eos.uptrade, has handed over the role of CEO to Mathias Hüske, who now runs the business with Chief Financial Officer Babette Röder. Kujas founded the Hamburg-based company in 2000, and it was acquired by Siemens Mobility ...

  • Alstom has completed the transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail

    Alstom transfers V300 Zefiro activities to Hitachi Rail


    EUROPE: Alstom has completed the transfer of its activities relating to V300 Zefiro high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business. Divesting the V300 Zefiro activities was one of the commitments which Alstom made to the ...