All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2023

All articles published this month.

  • nl-Lineas-Loc-NL
    In depth

    Comment: Green credentials on the line


    The European Commission’s Greening Freight proposals reiterate the EU’s commitment to growing rail’s share of the logistics chain, but they also set out the challenge the sector will face amid the complexity and cost of building new infrastructure, and as measures are adopted to aid the decarbonisation of competing modes.

  • DB Cargo UK Class 90 in I am the backbone of the economy livery
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK withdraws Class 90 electric locos


    UK: DB Cargo UK has taken what it calls ‘the bold decision’ to withdraw its entire fleet of Class 90 electric locomotives, citing ‘the cost of running and maintaining this fleet given the extraordinary economic pressures facing our sector’. The operator currently has 24 of the ...

  • TX Logistik loco

    Acquisition to make TX Logistik the second largest rail freight operator in Germany


    GERMANY: Mercitalia Logistics has announced an acquisition that it says will make its TX Logistik subsidiary the second largest rail freight operator in Germany after DB Cargo. Subject to regulatory approval, the Italian national railway’s freight business is to acquire Hamburg-based Exploris Deutschland Holding and its ...

  • Montreal REM opening
    Metro Report International

    Montréal’s REM automated light metro opens


    CANADA: The first section of Montreal’s Réseau Express Métropolitain automated light metro was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier of Québec François Legault and Mayor Valérie Plante on July 28. Large numbers of people took advantage of a weekend of free travel on July ...

  • DB ICE passes freight train on Hannover to Hamburg line

    DB passenger traffic still booming


    GERMANY: In the six months to June 30 2023 Deutsche Bahn carried 990∙2 million passengers, a 7∙9% increase over the first half year in 2022. Passenger-km totalled 41 196 million, up by over 13% from 36 431 million in January to June 2022. At 15∙4%, the ...

  • Hillhead sidings, 14June23-8

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston Village
    Metro Report International

    Identifying tramway training needs


    UK: The Light Rail Safety & Standards Board is working with sector professionals to identify their current and future training needs and provide access to practical information and forums to share best practice. This follows a workshop in Birmingham that brought together representatives of the Edinburgh, ...

  • RENFE CAF Cercanias Civia (Photo RENFE)
    Metro Report International

    RENFE pilots Green Mobility Hubs


    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE has launched a Green Mobility Hub pilot project to encourage rail passengers to opt for environmentally friendly first- and last-mile transport to and from stations. Suburban station car parks will be adapted to provide facilities for bikes, vehicle sharing and for ...

  • Inland Rail project

    Dedicated ARTC subsidiary to lead Inland Rail project


    AUSTRALIA: Infrastructure manager Australian Rail Track Corp has established a dedicated subsidiary to take responsibility for the 1 700 km Inland Rail freight corridor linking Melbourne and Brisbane, following a highly critical review of the project. Announcing the restructuring on July 7, federal Minister for Infrastructure, ...

  • Construction of the 537 km first phase of the Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste project between the port of Ilhéus and Caetité was restarted on July 3 at an event in Ilhéus attended by President of Brazil Lula da Silva

    Work restarts on FIOL 1


    BRAZIL: Construction of the 537 km first phase of the Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste project between the port of Ilhéus and Caetité was restarted on July 3.

  • Lyon metro Line B (Photo Jeremie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Sytral sets out Lyon metro investment plan


    Photos: Jérémie Anne FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral Mobilités has presented a €1·6bn programme covering renewal and enhancement of the city’s four-line metro network from 2023 to 2035. The investment is split into three tranches, funded from Sytral’s own resources. In 2023-26, €222m is to be ...

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    Ensuring asset security with LoRaWAN tracking solution for construction wagons in Switzerland

    2023-07-28T10:24:00Z Sponsored by Gurtam

    State-of-the-art telematics and IoT technologies help to cope with seemingly unmanageable business issues in various industries. 

  • Chiltern Railways Class 68 HVO
    Rail Business UK

    HVO fuel switch starts Chiltern Railways decarbonisation drive


    UK: Chiltern Railways has switched to using hydrotreated vegetable oil in its fleet of Class 68 diesel locomotives, as part of a long-term strategy to decarbonise London’s last remaining all-diesel suburban network.

  • Rail

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Prasa reintroduces Gauteng suburban services.

    Prasa reintroduces Gauteng suburban service


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has restarted a limited service on the Germiston – Leralla line in the Johannesburg suburbs. The reintroduction of services on June 27 follows a 14-month blockade to restore vandalised infrastructure. Trains are currently only calling at Leralla, Limindlela, ...

  • Train at Alameda Central

    Santiago suburban EMU order increased


    CHILE: National railway group EFE announced on July 21 that it had exercised an option to order three three-car electric multiple-units from CRRC to increase capacity on the Santiago – Rancagua suburban service. EFE ordered six three-car EMUs from CRRC for the route in September 2019 ...

  • Derailed Croydon tram near Sandilands (Photo: RAIB).
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London and operator fined over Croydon tram crash


    UK: Transport for London and Tram Operations Ltd have been fined a total of £14m over the fatal London Trams derailment at Sandilands in Croydon. Seven passengers were killed and many more injured in November 2016 when a tram overturned after entering a sharp curve at ...

  • Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland's SBB Cargo

    Swedish company buys SBB Cargo diesel locomotives


    EUROPE: Nordic Re-Finance has bought 44 Am843 diesel locomotives from Switzerland’s SBB Cargo, saying this will enable it to offer ‘future-proof’ locomotives for lease in the Swedish market. The Am843 single-cab four-axle Vossloh G1700-2 diesel locos dating from 2003-09 are used for shunting and light freight ...

  • Sevilla metro
    Metro Report International

    Metro de Sevilla Line 3 tendering underway


    SPAIN: Tenders have been called for a contract to build a 1·5 km section of the future Metro de Sevilla Line 3. The €132m 36-month contract covers a section of the line which will run in a 12·5 m deep cut-and-cover tunnel with two stations at ...

  • tickets
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Worst case scenario’ put forward as ticket office closure consultation extended


    UK: In what appears to be a rushed decision, the consultation period for passengers to give views on the proposed closure of ticket offices has been extended to September 1.