All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2023 – Page 9

  • Cluj-Napoca light metro
    Metro Report International

    Cluj-Napoca to build first metro line


    ROMANIA: A consortium of Gülermak, Alstom and Arcada has been selected as the winner of a 9bn lei contract to build Cluj-Napoca’s first light metro line. The 21 km line with 19 stations is to run fully underground, with the depot on the surface. Cluj-Napoca ...

  • br Alstom deliveres 8900 serie train to SP
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo suburban EMU delivered


    BRAZIL: Alstom has delivered the first Series 8900 EMU to São Paulo commuter rail concessionaire ViaMobilidade.

  • in-PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat trainset

    TMH, Alstom and Stadler bid to build Vande Bharat trainsets


    INDIA: A consortium of Russia’s Transmashholding and public sector utility Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd has been named low bidder for a contract to manufacture and maintain a fleet of 200 third-generation Vande Bharat semi-high speed trainsets for Indian Railways.

  • Kinshasa Centrale station

    Kinshasa Urban Train aims to improve transport in fast-growing city


    DR CONGO: Plans for the development of a 300 route-km urban rail network in the rapidly growing city of Kinshasa have been announced by Africa Finance Corp and Trans Connexion Congo.

  • Kiwirail wagon delivery (1)

    KiwiRail wagons shipped


    NEW ZEALAND: Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka shipped 133 flat wagons destined for KiwiRail on February 27. They are part of an order for 262 wagons which the national freight operator placed with Australian company UGL in January 2021. The 40 ft, 50 ft, and ...

  • Fukui Railway LRV
    Metro Report International

    Sky, fields and rippling waves inspire light rail vehicle styling


    JAPAN: Fukui Railway is taking delivery of three F2000 Fukuramu Liner light rail vehicles ordered from Alna Sharyo.

  • Furry + Frey moveable electrification concept
    Rail Business UK

    Innovation in Railway Construction grants awarded


    UK: A test section of overhead electrification which can be raised or lowered to provide different contact wire gradients and to assess whether bridges actually need to be raised or speed restrictions imposed during electrification projects is one of 24 proposals awarded a grant from the ...

  • RG2023-03 Poland - thumbnail
    Country profile

    Poland: high speed network plan - project map

    Poland: high speed network plan – project map of proposed lines

  • Celje_CAF Signalling

    Celje station resignalling completed


    SLOVENIA: CAF Signalling and its local partner Iskra have commissioned renewed signalling at Celje station, the Spanish company announced on February 20. These works were the most complex part of a signalling enhancement programme covering the line that links Zidani Most east of Ljubljana with Šentilj ...

  • Northumberland line track
    Rail Business UK

    Northumberland Line expected to reopen in summer 2024


    UK: Northumberland Line services between Newcastle and Ashington are expected to begin in summer 2024, Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper has confirmed. The exact launch date will announced closer to the time. ‘Restoring lost railway connections will drive tourism, boost local business opportunities and ...

  • Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport within the Ministry of Transport

    Rail secretariat chief appointed


    BRAZIL: Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport.

  • Karaj metro Line 2
    Metro Report International

    Second Karaj metro line opened for limited service


    IRAN: An initial 5·5 km section of the 27 km metro Line 2 currently under construction in Karaj opened for limited passenger services on February 27. The second metro line in Karaj, 40 km west of Tehran, was opened by Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi. The initial ...

  • Inno4wood train

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Minsk Metro station
    Metro Report International

    Metrowagonmash awarded Minsk metro contract


    BELARUS: Russian manufacturer Metrowagonmash has been awarded a contract to supply seven four-car Moskva trainsets for the second phase of Minsk Metro’s Zelenoluzhskaya Line. The 81-765/766/767 cars will be equipped for GoA3 automation. The 4 km extension from Kaval’skaya Slabada to Sluckі Gascіnec with three stations ...

  • Knorr-Bremse rail services UK
    Rail Business UK

    Knorr-Bremse expands aftermarket business with acquisition of Westcode UK


    UK: Knorr-Bremse has bought Unipart Rail’s Wiltshire-based door, pneumatics, brake actuation and HVAC business Westcode UK, saying the acquisition will expand its RailServices aftermarket activities as a one-stop-shop for the train subsystem life cycle. ‘RailServices is — alongside the provision of new equipment for trains — ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt

    Egyptian high speed line track contract awarded


    EGYPT: NGE subsidiary TSO has signed a contract with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors for the supply and installation of trackwork for 330 km of high speed line in Egypt. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrified line is to connect the port of Ain Sokhna ...

  • InnoTrans

    High number of early bookings highlight the importance of InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Exhibitors have already reserved 80% of the display areas at InnoTrans 2024, a record for bookings this far ahead according to organiser Messe Berlin which reports a noticeable demand for larger stands. Registration for InnoTrans 2024 is open until September 22 2023. ‘We are delighted ...

  • TfW Rail Class 175 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    TfW Rail scales back Class 175 DMU operation following ‘thermal events’


    UK: Following a series of underbody fires, TfW Rail has stood down a significant proportion of its Class 175 diesel multiple-unit fleet from March 2 until each set has undergone an intensive cleaning process. Chief Operations Officer Jan Chaudhry van der Velde and Engineering Director Ryan ...

  • East Palestine

    Inspection initiative targets railways with hazardous loads


    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has announced a national initiative to undertake focused inspections on lines which carry high-hazard flammable trains and large volumes of hazardous materials. FRA is to immediately begin work with the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to identify such routes and ...

  • Rio - Sao Paulo high speed line map

    Rio – São Paulo high speed line planning to restart


    BRAZIL: National Land Transport Agency ANTT has granted approval for work to resume on planning for a high speed railway between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The ruling was published in Brazil’s Official Gazette on February 22 after endorsement by the ANTT board on February ...