All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2022 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • Nairobi Central station design (5)

    Nairobi Central station designs completed


    KENYA: Final designs for a new Nairobi Central station have been completed by Atkins UK for Kenya Railways and the Ministry of Transport. In January 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for British support for the Nairobi Railway City & Central Station programme to expand and decongest ...

  • Freightliner employee James Mather- a member of the team fitting RFID tags at Crewe Maintenance Facility
    Rail Business UK

    RFID tags fitted to freight fleets


    UK: Work is underway to fit more than 15 000 wagons and freight locomotives with radio frequency identification tags for use by lineside readers at 22 wheelset monitoring locations. The two-year project is being funded from the £22m Freight Safety Improvement Portfolio for 2019-24. ‘Each freight ...

  • ROBEL Rail Automation robot Demonstrator

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works (Photo: Jérémie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express elevated stations contract awarded


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded Vinci Construction subsidiary Chantiers Modernes Construction an €80·9m contract to build the elevated Palaiseau, Orsay-GIF and CEA-Saint-Aubin stations on the future Line 18 of the automated metro. A consortium of Rougnon, Dalkia and Fouassin has been awarded a €12m ...

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    Programme seeks to identify US inter-city passenger expansion opportunities


    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has launched a Corridor Identification & Development programme to identify routes where inter-city passenger rail services could be introduced or expanded.

  • PRASA train on the Fish Hoek Line

    Government sets out ambitions to make rail South Africa’s ‘transport backbone’


    SOUTH AFRICA: A White Paper on National Rail Policy has set out the Department of Transport’s ambitions to make rail the backbone of the transport network by 2050.

  • IZY ex-Eurostar trainset (Phot Christophe Masse)

    Izy low-cost train services to end


    EUROPE: The Izy-branded low cost train service between Paris Nord and Brussels Midi is to end on July 10, Thalys has announced. Launched by Thalys in 2016, Izy services use the conventional line from Paris to Arras and then LGV Nord and Belgium’s LGV1 from Arras ...

  • Mendoza Metrotranvía ex-San Diego LRV (4)
    Metro Report International

    San Diego LRVs find new home in Argentina


    ARGENTINA: Mendoza’s Metrotranvía has taken delivery of the first three of up to 39 Siemens SD100 light rail vehicles which have been donated to the city by the US city of San Diego’s operator MTS. The LRVs forming MTS’s second generation fleet have been in service since ...

  • Valencia Line 10 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Line 10 opens in València


    SPAIN: Metrovalencia Line 10 was inaugurated on May 17, running 5·3 km from Alacant to Natzaret in central Valencia. The western 2·3 km with three stops is in tunnel, and the eastern 3 km with five stops is on the surface. Construction ...

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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.

  • ŁKA 31WEha-001 (Photo Radek Kopras)

    Łódz orders multiple-units


    POLAND: Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna has awarded Newag a contract for the supply and maintaince of three electro-diesel multiple units for stage four of the Łódź Agglomeration Railway programme, with an option for a further two. The order for the intital three trainsets is valued at 75·6m ...

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    Sustainable development priority in FS Group’s €190bn 10-year business plan


    ITALY: New organisational and governance structures and a focus on sustainability are the centrepieces of a €190bn business plan for 2022-31 unveiled by national railway FS Group.

  • Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram at ASLEF's Invest in Rail meeting (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Burnham and Rotheram call for more control of rail


    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram called for more investment in public transport and greater devolution of budgets and control at a meeting held in Manchester on May 12 as part of the ASLEF trade union’s Invest ...

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    Four companies launch Spanish passenger operators’ association


    SPAIN: Independent high speed operator Iryo, regional railways FGC and Euskotren, and national incumbent RENFE have joined forces to launch a national association of passenger train operators.

  • Get us back on track (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Rawtenstall – Manchester travel corridor business case under development


    UK: Systra is to undertake a survey of residents and business on behalf of Rossendale Council to support the production of a strategic outline business case for the development of a Rawtenstall – Manchester travel corridor. The council was awarded £150 000 from the Department for ...

  • Tel Aviv Green Line Alstom Citadis tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Tel Aviv Green Line light rail contract awarded


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has formally awarded the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium a €2·6bn contract to design, finance and build the Green Line light rail route and provide 25 years of maintenance. The consortium of Alstom, local ...

  • Destroyed Ukrainian locomotives in Mariupol (Photo: Allrail)

    Call for rail sector to mobilise to get Ukrainian agricultural exports moving


    EUROPE: Rail has a central role in the European Commission’s plan to establish ‘Solidarity Lanes’ for the transport of Ukrainian agricultural exports which would normally use the Black Sea ports that are being blockaded by Russia.

  • Railtex-Infrarail-2022 (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Next Railtex to be held in Birmingham in May 2023


    UK: The next Railtex industry trade fair will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on May 9–11 2023, event organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has confirmed. A total of 130 companies from 14 countries exhibited at the Railtex/Infrarail 2022 event at Olympia London ...

  • Barcelona metro Series 7000
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak launches apprenticeship pilot programme


    USA: Amtrak has announced an apprenticeship pilot programme providing new recruits and existing employees with opportunities for professional development. All apprentices will take core courses including safety, environmental awareness and personal protective equipment, before moving into classroom and hands-on instruction and then branching off into craft-specific ...