All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2022

All articles published this month.

  • Operail DF7G locomotive in Estonia (Photo: Operail/Romet Liivamägi)

    COTIF uniform rules applied across Estonian network


    ESTONIA: The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail’s CIV rules for international passenger traffic and the CIM equivalent for freight apply to the entire Estonian network with effect from June 16. Estonia acceded to the COTIF convention in January 2009, the last of the then EU ...

  • Yoshiyuki Kasai

    JR Central Chairman Emeritus Kasai dies aged 81


    JAPAN: Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman Emeritus of Central Japan Railway, has died at the age of 81. Kasai was instrumental in the break-up and part privatisation of Japanese National Railways in 1987. He wrote a detailed personal account of the process in a book entitled Japanese National ...

  • Rostock Stadler TINA tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Rostock orders TINA trams


    GERMANY: Rostocker Straßenbahnen has ordered 28 Stadler TINA trams, which will gradually replace its 6N1 trams dating from 1994-96 on all six routes from 2025. The contract signed on June 24 is worth €98·2m, with the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contributing €9·45m. ...


    Installation robot to accelerate ETCS roll-out


    NETHERLANDS: Strukton Rail is to work with Trackbot robot developers AMT Group and No Man Trackwork to produce a prototype autonomous machine for the fast and accurate installation of balises and axle counters as part of the national ERTMS deployment programme. The partners hope that a prototype ...

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
    Metro Report International

    London Underground seeks renewable energy


    UK: London Underground has called tenders for a long-term contract for the supply of electricity from renewable sources, as part of a wider scheme for the Greater London Authority group to move to renewable energy by 2030. Transport for London as a whole uses around 1·6 ...

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    Go-Ahead condemns quality of rail infrastructure in southern Germany


    GERMANY: Private operator Go-Ahead Deutschland has issued a strongly-worded statement criticising DB Netz for the quality of the railway infrastructure in Bayern and Baden-Württemburg, where the company has train operating contracts.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Timisoara Bozankaya tram (4)
    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya tram enters service in Timișoara


    ROMANIA: The first of 21 trams being supplied by Turkish company Bozankaya has entered service on Route 1 in Timișoara, the first tram supplied new to the city in 50 years. In July 2019 Bozankaya beat Pesa to win a contract for ...

  • Cleartrak still
    Rail Business UK

    Train toilet waste treatment system awarded funding


    UK: Innovation agency Innovate UK has awarded rolling stock maintenance equipment supplier GBR-Rail a SMART grant to support the development of its Cleartrak train toilet treatment system which is designed to reduce whole life costs and environmental impact. Cleartrak recycles waste water for reuse in hand ...

  • Siemens Mobility Charger loco (Photo: Amtrak)

    Amtrak orders 50 locomotives


    USA: Amtrak has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 50 Charger locomotives. The order announced on June 23 has been placed as an option on a $850m contract awarded in December 2018. This covered an initial 75 locomotives and 20 years ...

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    In depth

    South Korea: Medium speed network takes shape


    Development of a ‘medium high speed network’ is now in full swing in South Korea, along with the upgrading of other corridors for both high speed and suburban traffic. Benjámin Zelki investigates.

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.

    Texas Central ‘open for business’ despite departure of CEO Carlos Aguilar


    USA: On June 22 Dallas – Houston high speed railway promoter Texas Central told Railway Gazette International that it ‘remains open for business under its new management, is continuing to seek further investment, and is moving forward with the development of this high speed train’. This ...

  • LNER Azuma train
    Rail Business UK

    Ridership doubles year-on-year but still down on pre-pandemic levels


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road reports that 990 million rail journeys were made in Great Britain between April 1 2021 and March 31 2022, more than double the 388 million journeys in 2020-21 when the pandemic caused figures to fall to the lowest levels ...

  • A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area

    Autonomous shunting locomotive on test


    FINLAND: A shunting locomotive retrofitted for unattended operation to Grade of Automation 4 is being tested at the Voikkaa Business Area as part of a project to develop an autonomous shunter for use at freight terminals, industrial sites and ports. Steelwheel has modified the Otso 4 ...

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract

    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract


    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • Moscow Central Ring
    Metro Report International

    Double-deck trains considered for Moscow Central Ring


    RUSSIA: The use of double-deck trains on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line is being studied, as ridership has reached 550 000 passengers/day and the infrastructure is now at maximum capacity. Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said the domestic production of double-deck electric trains ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Duisburg (Photo: DB).

    Connecting the dots to make modal shift happen


    INTERNATIONAL: Freight shipment visibility specialists Everysens and Shippeo have partnered to provide their customers with improved end-to-end information on multimodal deliveries by rail, sea and road. Rail specialist Everysens will provide Shippeo with reliable and real-time data from train operators and satellite tracking, while gaining access ...

  • Gragnano
    Metro Report International

    Gragnano light rail plan agreed


    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

  • CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport.

    CRRC completes Angolan DMU deliveries


    ANGOLA: CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport. Each of the 1 067 mm gauge 100 km/h DMUs has a capacity of 696 passengers, and up to ...