All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2023

All articles published this month.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

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    In depth

    Algeria: Urban projects back on track


    Flush with higher revenues from oil and natural gas exports, Algeria has restarted extensions to the capital city’s metro and is unfreezing tram projects that had been put on ice. Christian Scasso reports.

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    Pomorskie voivodship orders EMUs


    The 20 EMUs for SKM services will have three cars each with three doors per side POLAND: Pomorskie voivodship has confirmed orders for Newag to supply 20 electric multiple-units for use on SKM suburban services from Gdańsk to Wejherowo via Gdynia, and a further 11 EMUs ...

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    Bi-mode tamper ordered


    NORWAY: State-owned rail engineering contractor Baneservice has placed the first Scandinavian order for a Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-2X-4x4/4S Dynamic E³ tamping machine equipped for electric and diesel operation. The tamper will use the 15 kV 16⅔ Hz overhead electrification to provide power for both movement ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tehran metro extensions open


    IRAN: Two extensions of the Tehran metro network have been formally inaugurated by President Ebrahim Raisi. The opening on March 18 of the 9·5 km central section of Line 6 between Tarbiat Modares University and Emam Hossein has joined up two previously isolated sections to complete ...

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    German government promises more rail funding


    GERMANY: The coalition government has reached agreement on a package of transport and climate protection-related reforms that includes streamlining the planning process for road and rail projects. After three days of debate, on March 28 the leaders of the Social Democrat, Green and Free Democrat parties, ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    Metro Report International

    Alstom awarded Tung Chung signalling contract


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has selected Alstom to supply signalling and train control systems for its Lantau Extension project. The Tung Chung Line is to be extended by 1·3 km to Tung Chung West, while a new intermediate station is to be added at Tung ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Kingmoor resignalling contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility a £41·4m contract to undertake the Kingmoor resignalling scheme covering a section of the West Coast Main Line to the north of Carlisle. Siemens is to supply its Trackguard Westlock computer-based interlocking and Westrace Trackside System, designed in York ...

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    Cummins and Leclanché to collaborate on lower-emissions traction


    INTERNATIONAL: Engine manufacturer Cummins and lithium-ion battery technology company Leclanché have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a range of hybrid, battery and fuel cell products for rail and marine applications. The two companies plan to offer customer an integrated package which will include ...

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    Audit Office warns of ‘chronic crisis’ at Deutsche Bahn


    GERMANY: The Federal Audit Office has strongly criticised Deutsche Bahn and the federal government for failing to deal with the national railway’s ‘permanent crisis’, its ongoing financial failings and its inability to cope with operational problems. In a 33-page report published on March 15, the Office ...

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    Beacon Rail buys SNCF electric locomotives


    FRANCE: Leasing company Beacon Rail has purchased 12 surplus Alstom Prima BB27300 electric locomotives from SNCF. Built in 2004-09 to operate Transilien push-pull suburban services, the dual-system 1·5 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz locomotives are being modified them for use by the RegioRail subsidiary of Railroad ...

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    Boston South Station track and signalling contract awarded


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Middlesex Corp a $98m contract to renew track, turnouts and signals at Boston’s South Station. The upgrading programme is expected to improve the reliability and resilience of the nine MBTA commuter rail routes that use the station, which also ...

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    Metro Report International

    Luton Airport DART cable-hauled peoplemover opens


    UK: Full services on the Direct Air-Rail Transit automated cable-hauled peoplemover linking Luton Airport Parkway railway station with the airport terminal began running on March 27, following a soft launch with a limited timetable on March 10. Airport owner Luton Borough Council approved the 2·08 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TSSA union pauses merger discussions


    UK: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union has ‘paused’ discussions over a possible merger with the GMB or any other potential partner for the foreseeable future. The two unions had revealed in January that TSSA was seeking a merger with the much larger GMB, in ...

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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.

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    First tunnel completed for Bulgarian route upgrade


    BULGARIA: Construction of a 1 km twin-bore tunnel has been completed as part of the upgrading of the 20 km Elin Pelin – Vakarel section of the Sofia – Plovdiv line. This section is the most complex part of a 498·8m lev EU-backed project to modernise ...

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    Metro Report International

    Luxtram extension plans announced


    LUXEMBOURG: Plans have been announced for the construction of two extensions to Luxembourg’s Luxtram tram network by 2035. One would branch off Line 1 at Gare Centrale to run 1·1 km west to the Hollerich district and the future Nei Hollerich neighbourhood, with two stops. The ...

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    DART+ train mock-up unveiled in Dublin


    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the electric and battery-electric multiple-unit cars which Alstom is to supply for the DART+ programme to enhance rail services into Dublin. The units from Alstom’s X’trapolis modular commuter train platform will ...