All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2023 – Page 2

  • Map of East West Rail preferred route alignment from Oxford to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge
    Rail Business UK

    East West Rail plans updated and Bedford – Cambridge preferred route confirmed


    UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has published updated plans for the development of the future Oxford to Cambridge rail corridor, and confirmed its preferred alignment for the Bedford to Cambridge section of the route. The latest plans take into account the results of public ...


    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Manchester Metrolink
    Metro Report International

    Manchester Metrolink to deploy overspeed protection technology


    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed rolling stock engineering consultancy DB ESG and hardware manufacturer Sella Controls to design, install and commission driver vigilance devices and a Tram Overspeed Protection Systems for the 147 Metrolink light rail vehicles. DB ESG previously worked with Sella Controls ...

  • Austin light rail conceptual rendering
    Metro Report International

    Austin light rail preferred route announced


    USA: The proposed route for a Y-shaped light rail network has been published by the Austin Transit Partnership, a local government corporation established by the City of Austin and transport agency Capital Metro to improve public transport in the Texan state capital. In a revision to ...

  • Leo Express train

    Leo Express targets significant market share by 2030


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access and public service contract operator Leo Express says it is aiming to gain a ‘significant’ share of the Czech passenger market by 2030, and to launch further services in neighbouring countries. In 2022 its train and coach services in the Czech Republic, ...

  • Huawei1

    An all-optical Integrated Bearer Network for smart railways

    2023-05-25T08:40:00Z Sponsored by Huawei

    As climate change is becoming a global issue, the development of railways as a green, sustainable and high-capacity transportation mode is getting more and more important. The concept of mobility as a service has also become a trend as transportation needs are changing.

  • Hull Paragon station gateline (Photo TPE)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

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    Contract let to build first section of Salerno – Reggio Calabria high speed line


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded a €2bn design and build contract for a consortium of Webuild (60%) Ghella (20%) and Impresa Pizzarotti (20%) to build the Battipaglia – Romagnano section of the Salerno – Reggio Calabria high speed line. The project is to be financed ...

  • Tbilisi metro
    Metro Report International

    Metro train contract cancelled because of international sanctions


    GEORGIA: The city of Tbilisi has announced that it is to terminate a contract for Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains, because the Russian manufacturer is now subject to sanctions imposed by Georgia’s international partners as a result of the Russian war against Ukraine. ‘Georgia enforces international ...

  • Parsons Green scooter (Photo London Fire Brigade)
    Rail Business UK

    Train operators ban e-scooters because of fire risk


    UK: Most train operators are to ban the transport of e-scooters, e-unicycles, e-skateboards and hoverboards, because of concerns about the fire risk from overheating lithium-ion batteries. Electric mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and e-bikes will still be permitted on trains, as there are legal minimum standards regulating ...

  • RENFE train and passengers at Valencia station

    RENFE to provide third party access to travel data


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has agreed to provide third party ticket retailers with access to real-time ticketing and train running information which is currently only available through its own platforms. On May 19 RENFE met with the UNAV travel agency association which has 120 full members. ...

  • MehrSpur Zürich–Winterthur map

    SBB consults on second Zürich – Winterthur route


    Source: SBB SWITZERLAND: During June Swiss Federal Railways is to undertake public consultation on plans to build a new double-track line including a 9 km tunnel which, along with the existing route, would provide a total of four tracks between Zürich and Winterthur. The new alignment ...

  • Alstom logo on Saint Ouen building

    Export credit agency to support sustainable transport projects


    CANADA: Alstom and Export Development Canada have signed a C$3·5bn three-year sustainable global corporate partnership covering export financing support and insurance in the transport sector. The export credit agency will focus its support on digital systems, services and projects based on low-emission freight and passenger transport ...

  • Bergamo T2 tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Bergamo tramway T2 design and build contractor selected


    ITALY: Bergamo tram operator TEB has selected a consortium of four companies as preferred bidder to design and build Line T2 to Villa d’Almè. The consortium comprises Impresa Milesi Geom Sergio, Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie, Impresa Edile Stradale Artifoni and Škoda Transportation. ‘We are in the final ...

  • Potomac Yard
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Pomorskie voivodship has awarded Newag a 128m złoty contract to supply four Impuls 2 electro-diesel multiple-units.

    Pomorskie voivodship orders bi-mode multiple-units


    POLAND: Pomorskie voivodship has awarded Newag a 128m złoty contract to supply four Impuls 2 electro-diesel multiple-units. The contract was signed on May 15, with deliveries scheduled for the second half of 2024. The order is being financed from national and EU sources. The units will ...

  • East West Rail jacket
    Rail Business UK

    East West Rail’s accessibility panel holds first meeting


    UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has held the inaugural meeting of its Accessibility Advisory Panel, which it believes is the first of its kind for a UK-based company building a new railway The panel of 12 people from along the future Oxford to Cambridge ...

  • Palermo-Catania-Messina_01

    More Palermo – Catania route modernisation contracts let


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded two design and build contracts for the realignment of the Palermo – Catania main line to allow higher speeds. Both of the projects are to be financed through the EU’s Recovery & Resilience Fund. A €1·2bn contract for Lot 4A ...

  • Washington Metro Series 8000 train impression(1)
    Metro Report International

    Washington Metro seeks feedback on next generation of trains


    USA: Washington DC’s Metro is showcasing design concepts for its next generation of trains to seek passenger feedback. ‘We are working hard to get as much public input as possible’, said General Manager & CEO Randy Clarke. ‘Metro’s next generation of trains will serve our region ...

  • Level crossing
    Rail Business UK

    Six themes to the work of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch


    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch says six recurring safety themes ran through the operational and investigative activity undertaken during 2022. These were: the safety of track workers; railway operations; management of bad weather; safety of people getting on and off trains; safety at level ...