All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2022 – Page 6

  • RENFE high speed train.

    High speed train depot to be expanded


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has awarded Seranco-Pavasal a €12·5m, nine-month contract to double capacity at the Santa Catalina high speed train maintenance depot in the southern suburbs of Madrid. Once the expansion has been completed and the cross-capital tunnel with 1 435 mm gauge tracks has ...

  • Level crossing

    Denver to host 2022 International Level Crossing Awareness Day


    SAFETY: After two years of virtual conferences, the International Level Crossing Awareness Day organised by the International Union of Railways returns to a live format with a three-day launch event in Denver. Taking place annually since 2009, ILCAD is supported by railways around the world, with ...

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    Tim Runnacles


    It is with sadness that we report that Timothy Vernon Runnacles died at the end of April. From 1983 until 2004 Tim was Railway Gazette International’s correspondent and contributor in Hong Kong, covering developments there and in mainland China. Holding Master’s Degrees in Transport from Imperial ...

  • US double-stack freight train (Photo: David Lustig).

    STB seeks to tackle US rail freight performance issues


    USA: Federal regulator the Surface Transportation Board is to require Class I railways to submit reports on their operations, performance and employment in an effort to address the problems reported by agricultural, energy and other shippers. It follows a recent public hearing involving government officials, unions ...

  • Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams.
    Metro Report International

    Göteborg tram modernisation contract awarded


    SWEDEN: Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams. The work to be undertaken at Škoda Ekova’s Ostrava site in 2022-27 includes replacing the doors, installing a wheelchair ramp, renewing braking systems, fitting cab air-conditioning, an internal ...

  • A project providing ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence on the Barcelona metro has been launched.
    Metro Report International

    Purple officers to tackle harassment on the Barcelona metro


    SPAIN: A project providing specially trained ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence, encourage respectful coexistence and assist victims of harassment has been launched by Barcelona metro operator TMB and Santa Coloma de Gramenet council. This is an ...

  • Elizabeth Line escalators (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Regulator approves Elizabeth Line passenger operation


    UK: Industry regulator the Office of Rail & Road confirmed on May 13 that London’s Elizabeth Line had received final authorisations for the passenger use of its infrastructure, trains and stations (except Bond Street), ahead of the opening which is scheduled for May 24. Bond Street ...

  • Inland Rail (Photo: ARTC)

    ARA to lead delegation from down under at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: The Australasian Railway Association is to lead an Australian rail industry delegation to InnoTrans 2022. As at previous InnoTrans events, the ARA will have a stand at the exhibition and will host social events, with participation and use of the general section of the stand ...

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train

    Siemens to exit the Russian market


    SIEMENS: Siemens AG announced on May 12 that it is to exit the Russian market as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The company said it had begun proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities, in line with regulatory requirements ...

  • King of Prussia Rail Project impression
    Metro Report International

    SEPTA invites proposals for King of Prussia Rail Project


    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has issued a request for proposals for the third and final design phase of the King of Prussia Rail Project. The planned 6·4 km extension of Philadelphia’s Norristown High Speed Line third-rail interurban line to King of Prussia would add five ...

  • Construction

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Rail Baltica impression

    Business opportunities as Rail Baltica looks 150 years ahead


    EUROPE: ‘What will this look like in 150 years?’ is a question being asked by Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail, which sees the greenfield construction project as offering opportunities to take a very long-term view of where rail technology is heading, and to apply best ...

  • Castellón de la Plana station

    Thales awarded Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager Adif Alta Velocidad has awarded Thales a contract for signalling renewals on the 155 km Castellón de la Plana – L’Ametlla section of the Valencia – Barcelona main line, and on the 13 km branch linking L’Aldea Amposta with Tortosa.

  • Bulldog tools shovel
    Rail Business UK

    Individually tested insulated tools for the rail industry


    UK: Rollins & Sons is now offering its Bulldog range of insulated hand tools in the rail sector, in response to demand from customers who were familiar with its products from other markets. Each Network Rail approved PowerBreaker tool is manufactured in Wigan and individually tested ...

  • PKPE hydrogen storage

    PKP Energetyka to trial green hydrogen energy storage


    POLAND: PKP Energetyka has launched the construction of a hydrogen-based energy storage system at its Garbce traction power substation, as part of a research initiative aimed at transitioning the national rail network to renewable energy sources. The state railway’s power subsidiary announced on May 11 that ...

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    Test running starts on Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen


    JAPAN: Test running has started on the isolated Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen between Nagasaki and Takeo Onsen, which is scheduled to open for revenue service on September 23.

  • Mitsubishi Electric’s 3300V Full Hybrid SiC Power Module for Traction Inverters

    MoU to use silicon carbide to increase train efficiency


    EUROPE: Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate to use silicon carbide power modules to increase the efficiency and lower the weight of onboard traction systems. Siemens Mobility said the rail market is stimulating demand for more efficient energy ...

  • East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor light rail line map
    Metro Report International

    Federal funding planned for East San Fernando Valley light rail project


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has issued a letter of intent to allocate funding for first phase of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor light rail line. The planned 10·7 km line would provide a north – south connection between ...

  • West Midlands Interchange
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

  • br-Santos-port-aerial

    Santos port rail network to be tendered


    BRAZIL: Bids for a concession to operate the 100 km internal rail network in the port of Santos are to be called in July if the Federal Audit Court agrees to the proposals. Interested parties are likely to include existing rail operators Rumo, MRS and VLI. ...