All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2023

All articles published this month.

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    Systra seeks strategic investor to fund expansion


    FRANCE: Paris-based transport engineering consultancy Systra has announced its intention to bring in a strategic investor to fund further expansion of its activities over the next five years.

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    Driver-only EMUs unveiled in Hokkaido


    JAPAN: JR Hokkaido has unveiled its first Series 737 EMUs, which are the railway’s first to be designed for driver-only operation.

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    Metro Report International

    Metro opening aims to make Milano even more liveable


    ITALY: An extension of Milano metro Line M4 has opened, providing a direct link from Linate airport to the city centre. The 5·3 km first phase of M4 from the airport as far as Dateo opened in November 2022, but was initially isolated from the rest ...

  • CBH Group is to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives.

    Australian grain shipper orders locos and wagons in growth drive


    AUSTRALIA: Western Australian grain co-operative CBH Group announced an agreement to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives on June 29, and the following day placed an order for CRRC Meishan to supply 200 standard gauge and 450 narrow gauge hopper wagons. The orders ...

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    Double-deck coaches find new home in Tanzania


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp is taking delivery of 30 double-deck passenger coaches formerly used by Deutsche Bahn in Germany. The ex-DB ‘Görlitz’ coaches have been purchased through Lückemeier Transport & Logistik, which is refurbishing then for use in Tanzania. They are suitable for 160 km/h operation, ...

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    PKP Intercity orders more 200 km/h locomotives


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity has exercised an option to purchase five more electric multi-system locomotives from Newag. The option announced on June 21 was included in an October 2021 contract for an initial 10 Griffin E4MSP locomotives capable of 200 km/h operation. Valued at ...

  • Honolulu metro opening ceremony
    Metro Report International

    First section of Honolulu metro opens at last


    USA: Revenue services on the first phase of Honolulu’s Skyline-branded light metro line started on June 30 with an opening ceremony held at Aloha Stadium at 14.00. Passengers possessing a valid HOLO public transport smartcard can travel for free until July 4. The first section of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Three openings take Xi’an metro to 300 km


    CHINA: Xi’an metro Line 16 was opened for revenue service on June 27, along with extensions at both ends of Line 2. These three additions totalling 22 route-km take the city’s metro network to nine lines and 304 route-km. Serving the city’s western suburbs, the orbital ...

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    Tirol endorses Zillertalbahn hydrogen project


    AUSTRIA: The Tirol provincial government has formerly endorsed proposals to convert the 760 mm gauge Zillertalbahn to hydrogen traction, whilst acknowledging that conventional overhead electrification would have been cheaper. The Land has commissioned further work on development of the concept, including a project structure and implementation ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Macau Light Rapid Transit East Line project map
    Metro Report International

    Macau LRT East Line design contract awarded


    CHINA: Arup is to provide architectural, civil, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire engineering services for the detailed design of the south section of the Macau Light Rapid Transit East Line scheme.

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    Rail Business UK

    CIRAS app makes it easier to raise transport safety concerns


    UK: An app has been launched to make it easier for transport workers to raise health, safety and wellbeing concerns with the CIRAS confidential reporting hotline. Users complete a form or press the quick-dial button to call the hotline. CIRAS will protect their identity and pass ...

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    RENFE orders more Media Distancia EMUs


    SPAIN: RENFE has ordered a further batch of 200 km/h electric multiple-units from CAF for use on medium distance services. The €190m order for 32 trainsets announced on June 27 has been placed as part of a October 2022 framework agreement which covered an initial 28 ...

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    First stage of Retiro terminus modernisation completed


    ARGENTINA: The first stage of a complex rebuilding of the Mitre suburban railway’s Retiro terminus in Buenos Aires has been completed with a ceremony attended by Minister of Transport, Diego Giuliano. Services on the Mitre Railway’s JL Suárez and Tigre branches resumed running into Retiro on ...

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  • Captis by Kallipr Rail Pit Monitoring
    Metro Report International

    IoT tools monitor tramway pointwork and track temperature


    AUSTRALIA: Melbourne operator Yarra Trams has completed the deployment of IoT-based condition monitoring tools to support preventive maintenance of points and to mitigate the effects of hot weather on its tracks. YT has installed Queensland-based IoT technology company Kallipr’s Captis Pulse Lite and Captis Pit Monitoring ...

  • Vande Bharat EMUs

    Alstom to build Vande Bharat sleeper EMUs


    INDIA: Indian Railways has named Alstom as low-bidder for a contract to supply and maintain 100 aluminium bodied Vande Bharat 4.0 trainsets with sleeping car facilities for use on longer-distance routes. Alstom’s bid is valued at Rs1·51bn per 16-coach train, compared with Rs1·69bn from a consortium ...

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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.

  • Wabtec G&W loco (Photo Wabtec)

    Genesee & Wyoming buys 69 locos for six railways


    USA: Wabtec Corp has announced the largest order to date under its certified pre-owned locomotives programme, with 69 locos to be delivered by December. The order announced on June 27 covers the supply of 35 Dash 9 and 34 Dash 8 locomotives to six Genesee & ...

  • Sardinian transport operator ARST has ordred six hydrogen powered multiple-units

    Narrow gauge hydrogen trains ordered


    ITALY: Sardinian transport operator ARST and Ferrovie della Calabria have placed a joint order for 12 hydrogen powered multiple-units. The €156m contract awarded to Stadler on June 19 is being funded from Italy’s National Recovery & Resilience Plan. The 950 mm gauge trainsets will be 50 ...