All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2022

All articles published this month.

  • TX-Lok Green deal on track_ © TX Logistik_kl

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Paris tram line T13 (Photo Jérémie Anne) (6)
    Metro Report International

    Right and left-hand running as T13 tram-train route opens west of Paris


    FRANCE: Ile-de-France tram-train line T13 opened on July 6, running 18·8 km on an orbital route between Saint-Cyr and Saint-Germain-en-Laye RER stations to the west of Paris.

  • DB Star Alliance

    DB becomes Star Alliance’s first Intermodal Partner


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is to become the first Intermodal Partner of the Star Alliance on August 1, in a move which the train operator and group of airlines said sends a ‘strong signal for the environmentally-friendly evolution of the travel industry’. The Intermodal Partner model aims ...

  • Go Ahead Nordic train

    Go-Ahead operating contract revised for post-pandemic world


    NORWAY: Go-Ahead Group’s contract for the operation of Lot 1 Sør passenger services has been renegotiated to include a revenue support scheme as a result of the pandemic. The contract awarded by national rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet began in December 2019. It covers inter-city services on the ...

  • VTG wagon

    GIP and ADIA to acquire 73% stake in VTG


    EUROPE: Global Infrastructure Partners and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are to acquire a 72·55% equity interest in wagon leasing and logistics company VTG from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Joachim Herz Stiftung. The transaction announced on June 29 is subject to customary regulatory closing conditions. Hamburg-based ...

  • MRS Logistica Wabtec ES44ACi loco

    MRS Logística to invest R$10bn after early concession renewal


    BRAZIL: The Federal Audit Court has approved the early renewal of MRS Logística’s concession to operate freight services on its 1 643 km broad and mixed gauge network serving the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. This paves the way for MRS ...

  • RENFE Talgo VII (Photo: Tiago Miranda, CC BY 2.0)

    RENFE leases hotel trains to Turkish private operator


    TURKEY: Spanish national operator RENFE is to lease two Talgo locomotive-hauled hotel trains to private tourist train operator Sun Tren for use on a luxury tourist service linking Istanbul with Cappadocia.

  • Train cab
    Rail Business UK

    Train drivers wanted for driver advisory system research


    UK: Glasgow Caledonian University researcher Martin Ward is seeking British train drivers to participate in survey of their use of driver advisory systems. The survey asks drivers what influences them to follow the advice provided by DAS, and what they perceive as the benefits or risks. ...

  • Generic ÖBB Rail Cargo Group wagons (Photo: David Payr/ÖBB RCG)

    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine


    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

  • Dual Inventive and Plasser & Theurer have signed a co-operation agreement with a view to developing tools and processes aimed at improving track worker safety.

    Plasser and Dual Inventive sign track worker safety technology partnership


    NETHERLANDS: Dutch technology specialist Dual Inventive and Plasser & Theurer have signed a co-operation agreement with a view to developing tools and processes aimed at improving track worker safety. The partners are aiming to increase the output of on-track plant, with a specific focus on minimising ...

  • Kari Gonzales and Simon Jones
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Railway under construction to link the Tavan Tolgoi coking coal mines with Gashuun Sukhait on the border with China.

    Tetra communications deployed on Gobi desert railway


    MONGOLIA: Teltronic has deployed a Tetra communications network for the 240 route-km heavy haul railway which is under construction to link the Tavan Tolgoi coking coal mines with Gashuun Sukhait on the border with China. The Spanish company has installed a complete communications system based on ...

  • Kuching
    Metro Report International

    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

  • High speed trains

    Smart & Affordable High Speed Services in the EU study planned


    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have signed memorandum of understanding to undertake a study into ‘Smart & Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’, in order to demonstrate the benefits of a ‘radical transformation’ of the rail network to provide high speed services linking all major continental ...

  • us-New York Penn Station renewal work summer 2019 (12)

    New York Penn Station renewal design contract awarded


    USA: A contract to produce preliminary design options for the railway infrastructure elements of the planned redevelopment of New York Penn Station has been awarded to a team led by Arup and including Grimshaw, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Hatch LTK and Lendlease.

  • GTR Class 717 cab interior during ETCS tests
    Rail Business UK

    Government confirms further funding for ECML ETCS rollout


    UK: The government has confirmed a £950·5m tranche of funding for the East Coast Digital Programme to deploy ETCS Level 2 on the section of the East Coast Main Line between London’s King’s Cross and Stoke Tunnel, south of Grantham. The funding announced by Secretary of ...

  • train passenger
    Metro Report International

    Unicard and Amdocs announce account-based ticketing platform


    TICKETING: Unicard and Amdocs are co-operating to use their account-based ticketing and cloud-based payment platforms to offer a multi-mode and multi-operator ‘tap-in, tap-out’ ticketing system for rail, tram, bus and micromobility services. Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Technology & Head of Strategy at Amdocs, said the ...

  • South Shore Line groundbreaking (Photo: Governor Eric J Holcomb)

    South Shore Line double tracking project gets underway


    USA: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb has officially launched work to provide a double-track alignment along the whole 41 route-km section of the South Shore Line between Michigan City and Gary. This involves 29 km of double tracking, including a new 3 km segregated alignment to ...

  • gb-wascosa-wagons-Victoria
    Rail Business UK

    Flexible wagons to refresh infrastructure fleet


    UK: Swiss wagon leasing group Wascosa marked its entry into the UK freight market with an event at London Victoria station on June 28 to unveil three designs of wagon it is delivering to refresh Network Rail’s infrastructure maintenance fleet. The company is supplying 570 vehicles ...

  • Ferrocarril Central Andino GE C30-7

    Peru’s ‘Señor Tren’ joins Railroad Development Corp


    INTERNATIONAL: Railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corp has appointed Dr Juan de Dios Olaechea as Managing Director, International Business Development, with initial target markets of Latin America and worldwide mining-related opportunities.