All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2023

All articles published this month.

  • freighttalk

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  • Rail Business Awards
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Business Awards come to Manchester


    UK: After 25 years in London, the longest established national awards for the UK rail sector has decided to start ringing the changes, and reflect the geographical spread and diversity of our railway network. The 26th Rail Business Awards will therefore be taking place in Manchester, ...

  • Reading Green Park station opening (Photo GWR)
    Rail Business UK

    Reading Green Park station opens


    UK: Passenger trains began serving the new Reading Green Park station on the Reading to Basingstoke line on May 27, following an inauguration ceremony two days previously. The station’s development was undertaken by Reading Borough Council, Network Rail and train operator Great Western Railway, with the ...

  • Northern Class 150 DMU at Salford Crescent station
    Rail Business UK

    Locally guided £72m rail plan aims to unblock northern rail capacity


    UK: Rail Minister Huw Merriman announced a £72m programme of investment for the network in Greater Manchester during a visit to Manchester Victoria station.

  • European Sleeper founders Elmer van Buuren and Chris Engelsman with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Georges Gilkinet

    European Sleeper begins operations with Berlin – Brussels night train


    EUROPE: Night train start-up European Sleeper has begun passenger operations, providing an overnight rail connection between Brussels and Berlin for the first time since 2008. The inaugural service left Berlin Gesundbrunnen on May 25, engineering works having prevented the use of Hauptbahnhof. The train comprised 11 ...

  • Montpellier_02
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Hendaye station

    Cross-border local train service proposed in the Basque Country


    EUROPE: Plans for frequent local passenger services between San Sebastián in Spain and Bayonne in France are being developed by local authorities on each side of the border.

  • UK pavilion Middle East Rail
    Rail Business UK

    British railway supply sector targets Middle East opportunities


    UK: More than 30 British rail businesses promoted their export products and services in the UK Pavilion at the Middle East Rail trade fair. The pavilion at the event held in Abu Dhabi on May 15-16 was organised by the Department for Business & Trade, the ...

  • Cluj-Napoca metro contract signed
    Metro Report International

    Contract signed for ‘ambitious and innovative’ Cluj-Napoca automated metro


    ROMANIA: A €1·8bn turnkey contract has been signed for the construction of the first metro line in Cluj-Napoca. Completion of the 21 km fully automated Line 1 with 19 stations is planned for 2031. The line is to be built by a consortium of Turkish construction ...

  • Groundbreaking marks start of work on Hong Kong metro extension
    Metro Report International

    Groundbreaking marks start of work on Hong Kong metro extension


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of main works for a project to realign and extend the Tung Chung Line.

  • Madrid C9 trains (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Metre-gauge line to be modernised


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has called tenders for a comprehensive upgrade of the 1 000 mm gauge Cercedilla – Los Cotos mountain railway, which is operated as Madrid suburban Line C9.

  • Rio de Janeiro metro
    Metro Report International

    Build Brazil’s missing metros to combat urban sprawl, study recommends


    BRAZIL: A report from the National Confederation of Industry suggests that the country’s 15 principal cities need to invest heavily in rail-based public transport to improve productivity, competitiveness and the environment. The Confederação Nacional da Indústria document entitled Urban Mobility in Brazil: Institutional Framework & Proposals ...

  • LB Foster lubrication trial at London Waterloo
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail reports cost savings from London Waterloo lubrication trial


    UK: Network Rail reports significant cost and time savings following the trial installation of novel lubrication equipment on switch & crossing components on the approach to London Waterloo station. The turnouts experience very high levels of traffic, resulting in high rates of rolling contact fatigue and ...

  • EFVM passenger train in Brazil

    Tax exemptions help fund Brazilian rail projects


    BRAZIL: The Federal Ministry of Transport has announced that a number of privately-funded rail projects will qualify for tax exemptions under the REIDI programme intended to encourage infrastructure investment. Details of the qualifying projects were published in the Official Gazette towards the end of April. Three ...

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    Electrification contract awarded


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has awarded ELTRA a €216·1m contract to modernise and electrify the 33·5 km Bánovce nad Ondavou – Humenné line east of Košice. The single-track line will be electrified at 3 kV DC with provision for future conversion to 25 kV 50 Hz. ...

  • Paris Transilien real-time train occupancy information screen
    Metro Report International

    Paris suburban services show real-time occupancy


    FRANCE: Paris suburban operator SNCF Transilien and transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités have launched a real-time train occupancy information system on routes H, J, K, L, N, P, R and E, which use Francilien and Regio 2N EMUs equipped with suitable data systems. Infrared sensors at every ...

  • Rail Cargo Group subsidiary Rail Cargo Carrier Southeast operated its first train in Serbia  (Photo: RCCS/Dubravko Slivarić)

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Inpasa wagon

    Rumo-Inpasa partnership keeps ethanol flowing


    BRAZIL: Rumo Logística has signed a 10-year agreement with ethanol producer Inpasa Group to operate a ‘rail pipeline’ from Rondonópolis in Mato Grosso state to serve markets in the São Paulo area. Inpasa has invested around R$100m in the project, acquiring a dedicated fleet of 50 ...

  • Abidjan – Ouagadougou railway

    West Africa rail action plan agreed


    AFRICA: Transport ministers from Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin and Togo have agreed an action plan for the development of an international rail network. The proposed network connecting the cities of Abidjan, Ouagadougou, Niamey, Cotonou and Lomé would have a total length of 3 034 ...

  • pl Pomorskie Alstom

    Airport link maintenance contract extended


    POLAND: Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna has awarded Alstom a further two-year contract to maintain signalling and train control systems on its 19·5 km route serving Gdańsk airport. The contract running from May 1 covers repair and periodic inspections of equipment manufactured by Alstom, including balises, axle counters ...