All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2023 – Page 7

  • Calypso ticket gates
    Metro Report International

    Calypso ticketing guides aim to ensure scalability, interoperability and vendor independence


    TICKETING: Contactless ticketing body the Calypso Networks Association has published a handbook describing the role, content and governance of its smart ticketing standards, along with a guide to support transport authorities and operators in drafting tenders for cards, NFC mobile ticketing and terminals. CNA was established ...

  • Electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    RIA calls on government to accelerate plans to decarbonise rail


    UK: The Railway Industry Association has launched a RailDecarb23 campaign urging the government to take three steps to accelerate plans to decarbonise rail and reach Net Zero by 2050. These are to: immediately implement a rolling programme of cost-effective electrification on intensively-used lines; ramp-up orders ...

  • Avanti West Coast Superfare ticket booking on mobile phone
    Rail Business UK

    Superfare ticket trials aims to attract flexible travellers to rail


    UK: Avanti West Coast is trialling a low-price Superfare ticket, aimed at people who can be more flexible with their journeys and who would not normally opt to travel by train. Superfare prices London – Birmingham £12 London – ...

  • APTA Marketing & Communications workshop
    Metro Report International

    US public transport operators develop positive messages at APTA workshop


    USA: More than 350 marketing and communications experts from the public transport industry gathered in Las Vegas for APTA’s first in-person Marketing & Communications Workshop since before the pandemic.

  • Beacon Rail Traxx

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Overhead electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    Government must electrify at a faster rate, says Transport Committee


    UK: To achieve its decarbonisation goals the government must electrify the rail network at a faster rate, according to the Fuelling the future: motive power and connectivity report published by the House of Commons Transport Committee. The report published on March 2 looks across transport modes. ...

  • Uraltransmash domestically produced tram
    Metro Report International

    Russian tram with all-domestic components on test


    RUSSIA: Testing of a tram produced by Uraltransmash using entirely domestically manufactured components is underway in Yekaterinburg, with a view to obtaining certification to enable series production. The single-section fully low-floor Type 71-415M tram is a restyled version of UTM’s 71-415 design. The interior and exterior ...

  • RKR Engineering and Rhomberg Rail Australia are to be merged as Rhomberg Sersa Australia

    Rhomberg Sersa to merge Australian subsidiaries


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney-based structural design, metal fabrication and site installation company RKR Engineering and Rhomberg Rail Australia are to be merged as Rhomberg Sersa Australia with effect from April 1. The new name is part of a global rebranding of all Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group companies to ...

  • A&O Hostels booking app

    Hostel chain integrates transport ticket sales


    GERMANY: A&O Hostels is using Vesputi’s Mobilitybox platform to sell train and bus tickets alongside room bookings on its app and website, removing the need for travellers to register for and use external platforms. ‘With the integrated ticketing, we offer our guests a convenient and sustainable ...

  • Screenshot-2023-03-10-at-16.21

    Podcast: Rail Evolution


    The Rail Evolution PodcastBrought to you by Rail Vision in association with Railway Gazette Group, this series podcast deals with the future of rail, from innovation to regulation and everything in between. 

  • Tram warning
    Metro Report International

    Vélez-Málaga tramway revival planned


    SPAIN: Vélez-Málaga council has called tenders for infrastructure works to reopen the closed tramway. The 18-month contract with an estimated value of €3·4m would include rehabilitation of the track, overhead electrification and stops. It will be financed with €3·7m from the EU’s Next Generation fund. The ...

  • Les Aubrais agreement

    Construction of Orléans intermodal freight terminal to begin


    FRANCE: Construction of an intermodal freight hub at Les Aubrais in the north of Orléans is set to begin in July for opening in 2025. Shippers have been requesting such a facility for a long time, SNCF Réseau CEO Matthieu Chabanel said when the infrastructure manager, ...

  • Alstom DART+ multiple-unit impression

    Dublin’s DART+ South West electrification agreed


    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the DART+ South West project to provide ‘fast, high-frequency and electrified’ suburban train services from Hazelhatch & Celbridge station to Dublin Heuston. An application for a Railway Order granting planning permission for the project is to be submitted to planning body ...

  • HS2 impression
    Rail Business UK

    Industry responds as High Speed 2 delays confirmed by government


    UK: Delays to High Speed 2 along with other transport schemes have been confirmed by Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper, who said ‘we have seen headwinds from inflation, triggered by the impact of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine, as well as supply chain disruption ...

  • Chiltern Class 168 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva UK Trains appoints partner to develop ACE digital customer platform


    UK: Arriva UK Trains has formed a strategic partnership with Nagarro to further develop its Arriva Customer Engine digital ticket retailing and real-time information platform. ACE launched at Arriva’s Chiltern Railways business five years ago and according to the company is now ‘a feature-rich, mature platform’ ...

  • Valmadrera_inauguration_4

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • TfL Image - DLR Depot at Beckton (2)
    Metro Report International

    Docklands Light Railway depot expansion gets underway


    UK: Transport for London has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as main delivery partner for the expansion of the Docklands Light Railway’s Beckton depot to accommodate new B23 trainsets being supplied by CAF. This will include the construction of a new maintenance building and additional stabling for ...

  • Innsbruck_03
    Metro Report International

    Innsbruck tramway extension opens


    AUSTRIA: The Innsbruck tram network is to be extended west from Technik-West to Völs by 2030 at the latest, the Land of Tirol’s transport portfolio holder René Zumtobel said at the opening of an eastern extension of Line 5. The Land has invested €30m in the ...

  • airport-livery-@Foster-+-Partners
    In depth

    Poland: Airport scheme catalyses high speed network plan


    Government plans to build a central airport and make it the hub of a revamped passenger network for Poland will require the construction of 1 981 km of new lines, almost half of which will be dedicated high speed corridors. Work on the Warszawa – Łódź route is due to start next year. Benjámin Zelki  reports.

  • Mosaiq
    Metro Report International

    Mosaiq brings together fragmented data to create a bigger picture


    INTERNATIONAL: Snapper Services launched its Mosaiq data and analytics platform at the Transport Ticketing Global conference in London on March 7. The Mosaiq’s Transit Intelligence Suite includes together several cloud-based products which can bring together and process multiple streams of public transport data in one system ...