All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2023 – Page 10

  • VLI Wabtec loco order

    Freight loco order to support traffic growth


    BRAZIL: Railway and port operator VLI has awarded Wabtec a R$200m contract to supply nine ES43BBI Evolution Series locomotives to support a growth in freight traffic. The order was signed on March 1 and the first locos are scheduled to be delivered in about 18 months. ...

  • ​LB Foster has opened a bonded insulated rail joint factory at Juiz de Fora

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Moskva Metro Big Circle Line 11 (2)
    Metro Report International

    Moskva’s Big Circle completed


    RUSSIA: The final two sections of Moskva’s Bolshaya Koltsevaya (‘Big Circle’) orbital metro line were formally opened on March 1. The completed Line 11 was inaugurated by President Vladimir Putin and Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. The final segments were two standalone sections totalling 23 ...

  • Avanti West Coast passenger with wheelchair uses the operator's Travel Companion service
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast launches instant accessibility help channel


    UK: Avanti West Coast has launched a WhatsApp channel providing instant access to specialist support for passengers with disabilities. Travel Companion is staffed by members of the inter-city operator’s social media team who have ‘passion and empathy for accessibility’, as well as specialist knowledge. AWC said ...

  • Caledonian Sleeper
    Rail Business UK

    Scottish Rail Holdings to take over Caledonian Sleeper


    UK: The operation of Caledonian Sleeper is to be taken over by Scottish Rail Holdings, an arm’s length company owned by the Scottish government, from June 25. In 2014 Transport Scotland awarded Serco a contract to operate the night train services between London and Scotland for ...

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  • Transdev operates the Guingamp - Paimpol branch line as a subcontractor to SNCF.

    €100bn rail investment pledge in French long-term transport plan


    FRANCE: Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has pledged up to €100bn of investment in the rail network as part of efforts to improve the provision of train services, reduce regional inequalities and support ecological transition goals.

  • Basel station

    Five priority projects in Swiss long-term spending plan


    SWITZERLAND: The Ministry of Transport has set out details of plans to enhance or rebuild key sections of the national rail network under legislation due to be passed in 2026 that will define further stages in the national long-term railway investment programme. Under the proposals announced ...

  • Sydney metro tunnel

    Gamuda to acquire Downer transport projects arm


    AUSTRALIA: Malaysian engineering group Gamuda has signed a binding agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s Australian Transport Projects division, continuing its expansion into the Australian market. Local subsidiary Gamuda Australia has already expanded from around 50 employees to almost 400 in less than a year, and the ...

  • Transport for Wales CAF Class 197 DMU at Blaenau Ffestiniog (Photo TfW)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • King of Prussia Rail Project impression
    Metro Report International

    King of Prussia Rail consultancy contract awarded


    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has awarded HNTB Corp a contract to provide consultancy services for the final design phase of the King of Prussia Rail Project, a planned 6·4 km five-station branch off Philadelphia’s Norristown High Speed Line third-rail interurban line. SEPTA has committed $390m ...

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    European funding to support Beograd – Niš route modernisation


    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, the European Union and the European Investment Bank have agreed to provide a joint financing package worth €2·2bn towards the modernisation of the 230 km Beograd – Niš main line.

  • West Midlands Trains Class 172 DMU at Birmingham Moor Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK becomes Transport UK Group as buy-out concludes


    UK: Dutch national train operator NS announced on March 1 that its international operating arm Abellio had formally completed the divestiture of its UK subsidiary through a management buy-out.

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    Metro Report International

    First Stadler Tyne & Wear Metro trainset delivered


    UK: The first of the 46 Class 555 trainsets that Stadler is to supply for the Tyne & Wear Metro under a £362m fleet replacement programme was delivered to Gosforth depot in the early hours of February 28, having arrived from Switzerland by rail via the ...

  • Ferrocarril Central works to Las Piedras completed (1)

    Ferrocarril Central tracklaying makes steady progress


    URUGUAY: Tracklaying on the Ferrocarril Central project to upgrade the 273 km main line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros route has reached Las Piedras, north of the capital. A final trainload of long rails for this section was delivered to Las Piedras on February ...

  • HZ Cargo locomotive

    HŽ Cargo seeks strategic partner again


    CROATIA: The government has launched a new attempt to find a strategic partner for national rail freight operator HŽ Cargo. Confirming that he expects a partner to be identified by the end of the year Minister for the Sea, Transport & Infrastructure Oleg Butković explained on ...

  • Targeted schemes supporting rail freight growth
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Partners sets out Freight Expectations for growth


    UK: Rail Partners has called on the government to implement five policies that would enable rail to play a greater role in decarbonisation of the logistics sector and would give freight operators and customers the confidence to invest in assets. On March ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp Phase 2 LRV farewell
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • SWR Travel with Confidence
    Rail Business UK

    Helping people with non-visible disabilities to Travel with Confidence


    UK: Information and training to help people with non-visible disabilities such as autism, anxiety or phobias use public transport is being provided by Hampshire Community Rail Partnership with the support of South Western Railway and Hampshire County Council. The first phase of the Travel with Confidence ...