All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2022 – Page 9

  • Vetriebskooperation-Voith_PJM@PJM

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Milano Line 4 project
    Metro Report International

    Italian metro and tram projects allocated funding


    ITALY: The national government has allocated a total of €4·7bn from the 2022 national budget to fund metro construction in Milano, Napoli, Torino, Genova and Roma, and tram projects in Roma. In Milano, €180m has been allocated for the western extension of metro Line 1 from ...

  • RegioJet Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet enters the freight market


    EUROPE: Open access and PSO contract passenger train operator RegioJet ran its first freight train under its own licence on April 24, when a Traxx 3 MS electric locomotive hauled 20 covered wagons carrying 1 260 pallets of Mattoni mineral water from Praha-Hostivař to Kecskemét in ...

  • Water station 1
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • More than 500 delegates converged on Valenciennes for the 2022 ERTMS Conference organised by the European Union Agency for Railways

    ERTMS conference explores rollout strategies and ‘game changer’ enhancements


    The EU Agency for Railways’ 2022 ERTMS Conference focused on the technical advances, deployment strategies and political imperatives that will shape deployment over the coming years. Jérémie Anne reports from Valenciennes.

  • Guangzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou opens Line 7 western extension


    CHINA: The western section of Guangzhou metro Line 7 was opened for revenue service on May 1, running for 13·8 km from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Meidi Dadao and serving eight stations. Construction began in 2016, and tunnel boring got underay ...

  • The Andersons Inc has signed an agreement to sell its wagon repair business to Cathcart Rail.

    Cathcart Rail buys The Andersons wagon repair business


    USA: The Andersons Inc has signed an agreement to sell its wagon repair business to Cathcart Rail. The transaction is expected to close this summer, completing The Andersons’ exit from the rail sector. ‘As announced in August of last year, we made a strategic decision to ...

  • The 25 freight trainsets are to be based on the same platform as the Vande Bharat Express Train 18 inter-city EMU.

    Indian Railways orders freight multiple-unit fleet


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has ordered an initial build of 160 km/h freight multiple-units to operate parcels and express freight services on premium routes. To be built at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, the 25 electric trainsets are to be based on the same ...

  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail Elizabeth Line to open on May 24


    UK: Elizabeth Line services on the Crossrail route across central London will finally begin on May 24, Transport for London has announced. ‘The opening day is set to be a truly historic moment for the capital and the UK, and we look forward to showcasing a ...

  • GTR Class 717 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS lineside equipment commissioned on Northern City Line


    UK: In a major step for the East Coast Digital Programme, the ETCS Level 2 signalling and train control equipment on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate was commissioned over the May Day bank holiday weekend. The conversion is a key element in ...

  • Odense tram
    Metro Report International

    Odense tramway handed over with opening expected this month


    DENMARK: The Odense tramway is set to open at the end of May, after the contractor formally handed the project over to owner Odense Letbane when regulatory approval for operation was received on April 26. In June 2017 the CME consortium led by COMSA with subcontractors ...

  • Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Silesia Invest, Spaw-Tor and Grotex a 49m złoty contract to modernise 3·5 km of mostly single track tram route along ul Wojska Polskiego in Sosnowiec
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Paris Nord station

    Eurostar Group formed as holding company for Eurostar and Thalys


    EUROPE: Eurostar Group has been established as the holding company for international high speed train operators Eurostar and Thalys, and the shareholders have announced their ambition for the combined services to carry 30 million passengers/year within 10 years, compared to 18 million in 2019. ...

  • Vale CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive battery loco

    Vale takes delivery of CRRC battery locomotive


    BRAZIL: Vale’s Estrado de Ferro Carajás has taken delivery of a battery locomotive for trials to inform decisions on its traction decarbonisation strategy. The latest locomotive has been supplied by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive, and follows from an EMD Joule battery loco which Progress Rail’s Sete Lagoas ...

  • Fuzhou metro train (2)
    Metro Report International

    Third metro line opened in Fuzhou


    CHINA: Fuzhou metro Line 5 opened on April 29, running 22·4 km from Ancient Luozhou Town to Jingxi Houyu with 17 stations including an interchange with Line 2. Main construction began in September 2017. Services are operated at headways of 8 min ...

  • Global Centre of Rail Excellence Wales plan
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Unique in Europe’ Welsh test centre to push technological boundaries


    UK: The Global Centre of Rail Excellence at Onllwyn in south Wales will be ‘unique in Europe’ when it opens in 2025, GCRE Chief Technology Officer Andy Doherty told the Railway Industry Association Innovation Conference on April 27.

  • AutoSeal_Mould_1

    Pandrol to demonstrate fastening and welding innovations at IAF


    GERMANY: At the IAF trade show in Münster at the end of May, Pandrol will host an outdoor display area on stand A-100 where it will be displaying and demonstrating a range of products along a 50 m section of track.

  • Shaoxing_02
    Metro Report International

    Shaoxing metro Line 1 extended


    CHINA: A 26·3 km southern extension of Shaoxing metro Line 1 from China Textile City to Fangquan with 18 stations opened on April 29, taking the line to 47·1 km and 28 stations. Shaoxing started planning a metro network in 2011, and the construction plan was ...

  • Organisations

    CaterParrott Railnet (CPR)

    Founded in 2005, CPR operates shortlines in Georgia: Valdosta Division (70 km): Valdosta – Ray City – Nashville – Willacoochee (ex-Georgia & Florida); Madison Division (49 km): Madison – Godfrey – Shady Dale – Machen, and Machen – Newborn; Thomaston Division (29 km): Barnesville – The Rock – Thomaston. ...

  • ŽOS_Trnava_Prestavba vozňa Laaers BA 560

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.