All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2022

All articles published this month.

  • RG2022-05 France RER Line E
    Country profile

    France: Paris RER Line E - project map

    France: Paris RER Line E – project map

  • CAF hydrogen train (4)

    Hydrogen multiple-unit testing gets underway


    SPAIN: The Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications consortium has begun static testing of an electric multiple-unit which has been fitted with a hydrogen and battery power package to enable catenary-free operation. The FCH2Rail consortium comprises rolling stock manufacturer CAF, the DLR aerospace research ...

  • Electrification
    Rail Business UK

    Midland Main Line electrification market engagement begins


    UK: Network Rail has begin market engagement ahead of procurement for the Midland Main Line electrification programme to extend 25 kV 50 Hz overhead to Nottingham and Sheffield. Electrification is currently in place from London St Pancras International to Bedford, Kettering and Corby, with East Midlands ...

  • DB Netz Chairman Frank Sennhenn

    DB Netz targets faster project approval and digital capacity boost


    GERMANY: DB Netz Chairman Frank Sennhenn says the infrastructure manager is targeting a 30% gain in capacity on existing lines ‘depending on the exact traffic mix’ from digitalisation including traffic management, automation and the roll-out of ERTMS. Speaking at the opening of the IAF track technology ...

  • Almaty_04
    Metro Report International

    Almaty metro extension opens


    KAZAKHSTAN: A 3·1 km southwestern extension of the Almaty metro from Moskva to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly opened May 30, adding two stations and taking the line to 13·4 km. The extension is expected to increase ridership on the city’s single metro line from 45 000 to 85 ...

  • Odense tramway flags (Photo: Odense Letbane)
    Metro Report International

    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens


    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

  • Sillim_Line_01
    Metro Report International

    Sillim Line automatic rubber tyre metro line opens in Seoul


    SOUTH KOREA: The Sillim Line rubber tyre automatic metro line linking Saetgang in Yeouido with Gwanak-gu near Seoul National University opened to passengers on May 28, after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The 7·8 km entirely underground line offers an end-to-end ...

  • Network Rail has awarded Loram two contracts totalling £25m for the support of its infrastructure monitoring vehicle fleet.
    Rail Business UK

    Loram awarded Network Rail infrastructure monitoring fleet contracts


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Loram two contracts totalling £25m for the support of its infrastructure monitoring vehicle fleet. The first contract covers the maintenance of 65 vehicles which Network Rail uses for the digital measurement and analysis of track and structure assets. The second contract ...

  • Hasselt - Maastricht tram-train impression
    Metro Report International

    Cross-border tram-train project scrapped


    EUROPE: After many years of discussion and planning, the government of the Belgian region of Vlaanderen has decided not to go ahead with plans to for a tram-train service running from Hasselt across the Dutch border to Maastricht. The route would have been around 30 km ...

  • Roger 600_Mermec

    Japanese railway diagnostics contracts signed


    JAPAN: Mermec has signed three contracts to provide advanced diagnostics for Japanese rail and metro networks. The contracts worth more than €20m were signed at the Italian embassy in Tokyo on May 27, in the presence of Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti and representatives of Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo ...

  • EMR train toilet
    Rail Business UK

    Train toilets get antimicrobial coating


    UK: The 162 toilets on East Midlands Railway’s Class 222 inter-city diesel multiple-unit fleet are being treated with Coatings Tech’s Cotech BioSafe protective coating incorporating Microban antimicrobial technology. Coatings Tech has previously applied its Cotech Clear Coat Easy Clean product for the outside of EMR trains, ...

  • pt-Beira Baixa reopening first trains-4

    Freight priority in Beira Alta route modernisation


    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal and national operator CP have updated local residents, policymakers and other stakeholders on progress with the €550m modernisation of the Beira Alta railway between Pampilhosa and Guarda.

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent

    CAF cleared to acquire Talent 3 and Coradia Polyvalent designs


    EUROPE: Alstom’s divestment to CAF of the Coradia Polyvalent and the former Bombardier Transportation Talent 3 platforms has been approved by the European Commission.

  • Impression of a Siemens Mobility Velaro high speed train in Egypt

    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed


    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.

  • The Rail Accelerator & Innovation Solutions hub for Enterprise in Goole has been formally inaugurated
    Rail Business UK

    Goole business centre to support railway research and innovation


    UK: The Rail Accelerator & Innovation Solutions hub for Enterprise in Goole has been formally inaugurated, adjacent to the new Siemens Mobility rolling stock assembly plant which is now nearing completion.

  • 2017_iaf_062

    Focus on Poland as IAF track technology shows opens its doors


    INTERNATIONAL: More than 120 exhibitors from 60 countries have been confirmed as taking part in the 28th International Exhibition of Track Technology at Münster in northwest Germany from May 31 to June 2.

  • DB_Cargo_Card_Mockup_2

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
    Metro Report International

    London Underground lets power supply upgrading contract


    UK: Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £50m contract to undertake traction power supply upgrading works on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line to support the introduction of new Siemens Mobility trainsets from 2025. The works will include the renewal and replacement of high voltage and low voltage ...

  • Train delay message
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger rail performance down but better than pre-pandemic


    UK: Passenger rail performance worsened in January to March 2022 but punctuality was still better than before the pandemic, according to the latest statistics from the Office of Rail & Road. Of the 1·64 million trains planned in the three months, 72·4% arrived on time, 89·1% ...

  • Leo Express

    Peter Köhler becomes Leo Express CEO again


    EUROPE: Shareholder RENFE has announced the appointment of Peter Köhler as CEO of central European open access and contract passenger operator Leo Express, a return to the position he held until the end of 2019. Pavel Spilka was appointed CEO in early 2020, since when Köhler ...