All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021

All articles published this month.

  • es-Santiago de C rebuild-2-ADIF

    Station refurbishment at Santiago de Compostela to go ahead


    SPAIN: On June 1 the government authorised ADIF Alta Velocidad to call tenders for reconstruction of the station at Santiago de Compostela.

  • Irish Rail Operation Fanacht

    Iarnród Éireann digitalises revenue protection


    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has worked with technology companies Famoco and Theta to increase the level of digitalisation in its revenue protection process.

  • Ontario north passenger service proposal map

    Northern Ontario passenger rail service to be studied


    CANADA: The government of Ontario has allocated C$5m to support the development of plans to reintroduce passenger train services running north from Toronto to Timmins or Cochrane. Ontario Northland’s Northlander train service between Toronto and Cochrane ended in 2012; at the time the province ...

  • VR Transpoint Finnlog woodchip wagons (2)

    Wagons delivered for wood chip import service


    EUROPE: The Finnlog subsidiary of Finland’s VR Group has taken delivery of 35 wagons manufactured by ZMK which will be used for transporting wood chips from Metsä Group’s Svir sawmill in Russia to its pulp mill at Joutseno in Finland. Cross-border ...

  • Dawlish sea wall (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Government plans new rail pass to boost domestic tourism


    UK: Plans for a new rail pass designed to help the tourism sector recover following the coronavirus pandemic and encourage sustainable domestic holidays have been announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media Sport. The rail pass is one of the measures in ...

  • fr-Castex relaunches Paris-Nice night train-3
    In depth

    France: Report presages night train renaissance


    A detailed report on the revival of domestic and international overnight passenger services on the French network indicates a potential market of 5∙7 million trips a year.

  • RazorSecure security-gateway-release-blog-featured
    Rail Business UK

    Rail cybersecurity company completes £2m investment round


    UK: Rail cybersecurity specialist RazorSecure has raised more than £2m in its latest investment round, bringing the total funds raised since its launch in 2015 to more than £6m. The investment has come from existing investors Enterprise M3 Growth Fund, Dutch venture capital fund Mainport ...


    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • 20210605_sinara_moscow_4
    Metro Report International

    Design of Moscow’s next tram unveiled


    RUSSIA. Sinara has revealed the appearance of the 90 Type 71-628M fully low-floor, four-axle trams which it has designed for Moscow and which will be produced by subcontractor UKVZ. The contract includes 30 years of maintenance. The first five cars are ...

  • Shift2rail standardisation MoU

    Shift2Rail, CEN and CENELEC sign standardisation co-operation agreement


    EUROPE: Shift2Rail, the European Committee for Standardization and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization have signed a memorandum of understanding formalising their existing collaboration and agreeing to work together to identify areas where standardisation can contribute to innovation in the rail sector. Examples of such ...

  • Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 14.18.01

    The Rail Freight Group Conference

    6 October 2021
    London, UK & Virtual
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  • Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 14.14.00

    Achieving Rail Decarbonisation

    22 September 2021
    London, UK & Virtual
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  • STM RZD 2TE35A twin-section diesel freight loco impression.jpg

    RZD places order for 200 diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways and Sinara Transport Machines have agreed a firm order for the supply and life-cycle maintenance of 200 2TE35A twin-section main line freight diesel locomotives able to haul trains of up to 7 100 tonnes. This follows a framework agreement for the supply ...


    ERTMS & ETCS: The Future of Railway Signalling

    28 June - 1 July 2021
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  • logo-full

    Registration of Rolling stock vendor

    Organisation: Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd
    Location: Sarawak, Malaysia
    Deadline: 1 July 2021

  • FlixTrain is to launch an overnight service between Hamburg, Berlin and München on June 17.

    FlixTrain enters the overnight market


    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain is to launch an overnight service between Hamburg, Berlin and München on June 17. The company says many FlixBus passengers like to travel overnight, and that it has always believed there is ‘great potential’ for a night train service. ‘We would ...

  • Tren Maya P'atal train impression (Image Alstom) (2)

    Contract for jaguar inspired Tren Maya fleet signed


    MEXICO: The 36·6bn pesos contract to supply 42 diesel and electro-diesel trainsets for the Tren Maya project was signed in the presence of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on June 9. National tourism promotion fund Fonatur announced on May 26 that it had chosen a ...

  • Avanti_West_Coast_Wayfinding_4
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • tn_pl-olsztyn_tram_1_02.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Olsztyn tram extension contract finalised


    POLAND: After more than year of appeals against the planned contract award, in early June the city of Olsztyn was finally cleared to award a consortium of Polimex and Trakcja a 403m złoty contract to build a 6 km extension of the tram network. The ...

  • Mittelrheinbahn

    Left bank of the Rhein operating contract awarded


    GERMANY: The Rheinland-Pfalz Nord, Süd and Rheinland transport authorities have jointly awarded incumbent Transdev company Trans Regio Deutsche Regionalbahn the next contract to operate RB26 MittelrheinBahn regional passenger services linking Köln, Koblenz and Mainz via the scenic route along the left bank of the River Rhein. ...