All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2022

All articles published this month.

  • railtex21-23
    Sponsored

    Come and Meet the Rail Industry

    2022-04-14T07:40:00Z Sponsored by Railtex

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  • GIRO-Train_Passager-02
    Rail Business UK

    Bringing Passengers Back: How Integrated Planning, Resource Management and Optimization Technologies Open a New Chapter for Rail.

    2022-04-11T13:50:00Z Sponsored by

    UK rail reform exemplifies an industry in evolution Passenger rail is still feeling the aftershocks of two years of uncertainty and major disruption. The industry is gradually recovering in many countries, but we still do not know entirely what the lasting effects will be. What we do know, however, is ...

  • Greg Ballantyne QTS Graduate
    Rail Business UK

    Graduate scheme aims to tackle the rail industry’s ‘talent vacuum’

    2022-04-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rail contractor QTS Group has launched a graduate scheme to help develop talent and position the industry as an attractive career choice for young people. Following a pilot in 2021, QTS Group is now recruiting graduates for the programme across several offices, including South Lanarkshire ...

  • Marjan Rintel
    Organisations

    Head of NS steps down to join airline

    2022-03-31T15:08:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger train operator NS announced on March 31 that Marjan Rintel is to step down as President to become President & CEO of airline KLM on July 1. Rintel has been at NS since November 2014, initially as Chair of the Passenger Services business ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains

    2022-03-31T13:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (9)
    News

    Egyptian Talgo train delivered

    2022-03-31T13:06:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of seven Talgo trainsets for Egyptian National Railways has been delivered from Spain to the port of Alexandria. In April 2019 ENR selected Talgo to supply and maintain a fleet of 160 km/h inter-city trainsets for its principal routes ...

  • X72500 train
    News

    French open access passenger service launch postponed

    2022-03-31T13:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop has indefinitely postponed the launch of its planned Lyon – Bordeaux passenger service, which had been scheduled to start with the December timetable change. On March 30 the co-operative community interest group released a statement confirming the deferral of its entry ...

  • CD Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive impression
    News

    ČD orders 230 km/h Vectron locomotives

    2022-03-31T12:01:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 50 Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives suitable for hauling international passenger trains at up to 230 km/h. The locomotives are to be produced at Siemens Mobility’s München-Allach factory for delivery from December 2025. ...

  • The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar.
    News

    Merger approval ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar’, says SNCF

    2022-03-31T11:58:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar. SNCF Voyageurs told Railway Gazette International the merger ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar.’ Announcing its decision on March 29, the Commission said ...

  • Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site
    Metro Report International

    Work starts on Toronto’s Ontario Line

    2022-03-31T10:11:00Z

    CANADA: Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site on March 27. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, and Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney were joined for the celebrations by Federal Minister of Transport Omar ...

  • Angola freight train (Photo CFB)
    News

    Lobito Corridor concession decision due in May

    2022-03-31T10:00:00Z

    ANGOLA: The Ministry of Transport is due to announce in May the winner of a competition to manage the Lobito Corridor that includes the 1 067 mm gauge Benguela Railway. The 1 344 km line was rebuilt in 2002-15 with the help of various Chinese companies ...

  • PriestmanGoode train interior design concept (6)
    Rail Business UK

    Flexible train interior concept goes on show at London Marylebone

    2022-03-31T09:00:00Z

    UK: Design agency PriestmanGoode has put a flexible train interior mock-up on display at London Marylebone station. Branded ‘Proteus’ after a Greek god able to foretell the future, the design concept aims to offer more comfort and flexibility and reflect societal changes emerging from the coronavirus ...

  • TBB3
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2022-03-31T05:00:00Z

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

  • Portren has begun construction of a US$25m workshop and operations centre near Juanicó
    News

    Portren workshop construction gets underway

    2022-03-31T05:00:00Z

    URUGUAY: Nascent rail freight operator Portren has begun construction of a US$25m workshop and operations centre near Juanicó where it will maintain its growing rolling stock fleet Portren is a three-way joint venture formed by Deutsche Bahn International Operations, Christophersen of Uruguay and the Spanish company ...

  • București Imperio tram at factory (6)
    Metro Report International

    București tram delivery ahead of schedule

    2022-03-31T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first of 100 Imperio trams being built for the București network is nearing completion at the Astra Vagoane Călători factory in Arad, and is now expected to be delivered in early June. The trams were ordered ...

  • ao passenger train
    News

    Benguela Railway launches Lobito – Luau expresses

    2022-03-30T14:39:00Z

    ANGOLA: Caminho de Ferro de Benguela has extended the Lobito – Luena express passenger service that it launched in mid-2021 to Luau in Moxico province, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The train departs Lobito on Mondays at 07.00, arriving in Luau on ...

  • MML electrification
    Rail Business UK

    Mixed picture on railway decarbonisation progress

    2022-03-30T14:10:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association has found a ‘mixed picture’ when reviewing the government’s progress in meeting the rail decarbonisation recommendations made in the House of Commons Transport Committee’s Trains fit for the future? report which was published in March last year. ...

  • London Victoria aerial photo
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom awarded London Victoria Area Re-signalling Programme Phase 5 contract

    2022-03-30T13:56:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Alstom a £69m contract to deliver Phase 5 of the Victoria Area Re-signalling Programme, covering an area from London Victoria to Sydenham Hill, Elephant & Castle and Ravensbourne. The announcement on March 30 follows the £37m Phase ...

  • Coventry Station 6
    Rail Business UK

    Coventry station ‘transformation’ completed

    2022-03-30T12:59:00Z

    UK: An £82m ‘transformation’ of Coventry station has been officially completed by Network Rail, Avanti West Coast and other operators, Transport for West Midlands, Friargate JV Project Ltd, Coventry City Council and other local regeneration stakeholders. The project includes an extended station ...

  • Beth West
    News

    East West Railway Co CEO named

    2022-03-30T10:11:00Z

    UK: Beth West has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co with effect from April 1, succeeding Simon Blanchflower who is retiring. West joins after a period of consulting, having previously been Regional South Managing ...