All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2022 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • London Underground Bank new southbound Northern line platform (Photo TfL)
    Metro Report International

    London Underground’s Bank station reopens as new tunnel completed


    UK: The Bank branch of London Underground’s Northern Line reopened on May 16 after a 17-week closure as part of a complex £700m project to provide a 40% increase in capacity at Bank station. The interlinked Bank and Monument station complex in the heart of the ...

  • Rio Grande Pacific Corp's freight railways include the Nebraska Central Railroad

    Uinta Basin railway engineering and construction contractors selected


    USA: Rio Grande Pacific Corp subsidiary Basin Railway Constructors has selected the engineering and construction contractors for the Uinta Basin Railway, a planned 140 km common carrier line to serve mineral, energy, agricultural, construction and manufacturing industries in northeast Utah. The selected firms are: AECOM: ...

  • Washington Metro station
    Metro Report International

    Management changes follow Washington metro recertification failure


    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager & CEO Paul J Wiedefeld retired with immediate effect on May 16 and Chief Operating Officer Joe Leader has resigned. The departures came after the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission identified lapses in train driver recertification. An investigation by ...

  • Auckland light rail impression
    Metro Report International

    Auckland light rail design contract tendering gets underway


    NEW ZEALAND: Tenders have been called for detailed planning and design of the light rail line which is proposed as spine of a rapid transit network covering Auckland. The NZ$14·6bn project envisages a 24 km, 18-stop light rail line running in tunnel from Wynyard Quarter to ...

  • Guangzhou_line_22_01
    Metro Report International

    China: Express metros serve growing conurbations


    As Chinese cities continue to expand, a new generation of express metro lines has emerged to serve the medium-distance niche between classic urban metros and high speed lines. Toma Bačić  investigates.

  • DFDS PrimeRail

    Ferry company forms rail business


    EUROPE: Ferry company DFDS has launched a rail business area with the acquisition of German company PrimeRail. PrimeRail was founded in 2019 and provides inland and maritime rail and road transport services. DFDS launched an intermodal transport competence centre in Köln in 2020 in partnership with ...

  • CRRC Jujuy Argentina

    Battery trains ordered for tourist services in Argentina


    ARGENTINA: Governor of Jujuy province Gerardo Morales has signed a contract for CRRC Tangshan to supply battery-powered ‘new-energy light rail’ trainsets for use on a tourist service between Volcán and Tilcara. The two-car articulated trains will have lithium batteries charged using solar power, a maximum speed ...

  • Berner Oberland-Bahnen impression of Stadler EMUs

    BOB park-and-ride EMUs to relieve valley roads


    SWITZERLAND: Berner Oberland-Bahnen has announced a SFr66m order for six Stadler ABeh 4/8 three-car electric multiple units to enter service in winter 2025-26. The order will enable a 15-min headway service to be provided at the proposed Matten station between Interlaken Ost and Wilderswil, where a ...

  • One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification.
    Metro Report International

    Grudziądz tram on test


    POLAND: One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification. The trams are being supplied under a 23·3m złoty contract awarded in March 2021. They are part of the Moderus Beta low-floor family, adapted ...

  • Northern 195125 East Didsbury 190421
    Rail Business UK

    IVU.rail goes live at Northern


    UK: Northern has gone live with the first phase of deployment of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail planning software, covering on-the-day control and engineering systems. This provides visibility of all resources in one system, supporting controllers in their decision making, reducing manual tasks to enable staff to ...

  • Trainose Cisalpino ETR470 (1)

    Cisalpino trainsets enter service in Greece


    GREECE: ETR470 tilting trainsets which were formerly used on Cisalpino services from Italy to Switzerland entered passenger service in Greece on May 15, operating two trains a day in each direction between Thessaloniki and Athens. The journey time on the 502 km ...

  • Urmston passengers
    Rail Business UK

    Next Chair of Transport Focus appointed


    UK: Nigel Stevens has been appointed as Chair of Transport Focus, the arm’s length body of the Department for Transport which acts as the independent statutory consumer watchdog for rail passengers in Great Britain; bus, coach and tram passengers in England outside London; and all users ...

  • One of four double-deck electric multiple-units which CRRC Zhuzhou is to lease to Austrian open access passenger operator Westbahn has arrived at the Velim test centre in Czech Republic.

    CRRC trainset for Westbahn arrives at test track


    AUSTRIA: One of four double-deck electric multiple-units which CRRC Zhuzhou is to lease to Austrian open access passenger operator Westbahn has arrived at the Velim test centre in Czech Republic. Testing and certification of the Chinese-built EMUs is scheduled to be completed by mid-2023. ...

  • Hong Kong's East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens
    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong’s East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens


    CHINA: Services on the cross-harbour extension of Hong Kong’s East Rail Line began on May 15 after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The extension enable passengers from the Northeast New Territories and Central Kowloon to travel directly under Victoria Harbour to the core business district ...

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    In depth

    Track Maintenance: Sittertobel renovation improves track forces


    Schweizerische Südostbahn worked with industry partners including Getzner Werkstoffe to renovate its historic Sittertobel viaduct and install a more optimised track structure. The benefits of the changes have been quantified in series of tests assessing the rail deflection generated by passing trains.

  • jp-sotetsu-210001-exterior1-KAsakawa

    Sotetsu progresses railway investment programme


    JAPAN: Sotetsu Holdings is making progress with a ¥16·4bn programme of investment in its Sagami Railway network west of Yokohama and is investing ¥600m in its bus operations.

  • Rail Baltica.

    Rail Baltica route to the Polish border selected


    LITHUANIA: The Ministry of Transport & Communications has selected its preferred route for the Polish border to Kaunas (Jiesia) section of the future 1 435 mm gauge Rail Baltica corridor. Four options had been studied by a joint venture of Sweco Lietuva and DB Engineering & ...

  • LokoTrain

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro.
    Metro Report International

    Johor Bahru – Singapore RTS independent certification contract awarded


    ASIA: Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have appointed a consortium of Systra, Minconsult and Bureau Veritas as independent verification and validation agent for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro. The consortium will undertake assessment and verification to ensure that ...

  • Thales TPWS Mk4
    Rail Business UK

    Thales launches TPWS Mk4 Single Cab Control Unit


    UK: Thales has launched the Mk4 version of its Train Protection & Warning System control unit, which is designed to offer additional features through a simple upgrade from previous versions. The first deployments of the Mk4 will be with Northern Ireland Railways and Chiltern Railways, where ...