All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2023 – Page 3

  • Angola CFB CRRC Tangshan DMU

    CRRC DMUs enter service on Lobito – Benguela line


    ANGOLA: Three diesel multiple-units supplied by CRRC Tangshan have entered revenue service on the Lobito – Benguela line. The trains are being used on the Ombaka Express service operated by Caminho de Ferro de Benguela; the Lobito to Benguela journey takes 30 min. An adult ticket ...

  • Deutschlandticket train

    Retail group offers staff discounted Deutschlandticket


    GERMANY: REWE is the first company to sign a national framework agreement with Deutsche Bahn enabling the retail and tourism group’s 150 000 staff to use the Deutschlandticket as a Jobticket employer-subsidised season ticket. REWE Group employees can now buy a monthly Deutschlandticket for €34·30 rather ...

  • SUMO launch
    Metro Report International

    SUMO wrestles with rising transport operating costs


    GERMANY: The transport operators in Dresden, Chemnitz and Leipzig have formed the SUMO alliance to facilitate co-operation to reduce their costs. Plans for the Sächsische Unternehmensallianz Mobilität include joint efforts to reduce energy consumption, make infrastructure management more efficient, improve timetable and staff planning, offer more ...

  • Transpnevmatika brakes

    Russian company launches domestic production of disc brakes


    RUSSIA: Transpnevmatika has begun the series production of disc brake systems for use on Transmashholding’s Ivolga 3 electric multiple-units and the newly launched ES104 Vostok EMU. The ES104 is a domestic design developed as an alternative to the Lastochka EMUs derived from the Siemens Desiro range, ...

  • Havering plan
    Rail Business UK

    Light rail in Havering Council infrastructure vision


    UK: Havering Council has announced an infrastructure vision for the east London borough which includes a ‘tram, light rail or other form of transport’.

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    Country profile

    Edinburgh - city map

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom: urban area rail network map

  • Network Rail engineering works
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail publishes five-year Strategic Business Plan for England & Wales


    UK: Network Rail has published its Strategic Business Plan setting out how it intends to spend £44bn on operating, maintaining and renewing the rail network in England and Wales during Control Period 7, which runs for five years from April 1 2024. The SBP published on May ...

  • Via Rail Siemens trainset

    VIA Rail President & CEO appointed


    CANADA: Mario Péloquin has been named as the next President & CEO of national passenger train operator VIA Rail. Péloquin’s five-year term starts on June 12. He will succeed Martin Landry, who took over the role of President & CEO on an interim basis after Cynthia ...

  • Intramotev TugVolt autonomous battery-electric wagon

    Autonomous battery-powered wagons to be deployed in Michigan


    USA: Intramotev has been awarded funding for the first commercial use of its TugVolt concept for an autonomous battery-electric wagon. Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility & Electrification has awarded a $200 000 grant for the deployment at a mining site in the state’s Upper Peninsula in ...

  • EMU-320

    Korail and Supreme Railways order high speed trains


    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a contract to supply 31 high speed trains to South Korea’s two inter-city operators. The supplier will deliver 17 eight-car EMU-320 high speed trainsets for national operator Korail, plus 14 similar sets to private operator Supreme Railways, Hyundai Rotem ...

  • it Firenze HS tunnel

    Construction starts on Firenze high speed tunnel


    ITALY: Work on the 7 km twin-bore tunnel to carry the country’s north-south high speed under Firenze was officially inaugurated on May 15, with the launch of the first tunnel boring machine near Campo di Marte station. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Infrastructure & ...

  • New York subway Line A train (Photo: Joseph Calisi)
    Metro Report International

    Transit Tech Lab to pilot transport efficiency and human resources innovations


    USA: The Transit Tech Lab initiative created by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership for New York City has selected 15 companies to participate in its annual transport innovation challenge. The latest round attracted nearly 150 applicants. The selected proposals are: Accure Battery ...

  • Orient Express La Dolce Vita impression

    UAE luxury cruise train service planned


    UAE: Etihad Rail and Italian luxury hospitality company Arsenale have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of a luxury cruise train, which would operate in UAE and potentially in Oman and across the Gulf Co-operation Council countries as the region’s rail network expands. The ...

  • NS CAF Sprinter New Generation EMU (Photo NS) (2)

    Sprinter New Generation EMU deliveries completed


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has put into service the last of 206 Sprinter New Generation electric multiple-units ordered from CAF. CAF beat Alstom to win the SNG contract, with a €500m firm order placed in December 2014 for 68 three-car and 50 four-car units based ...

  • CRRC locos for Turkmenistan

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • St Petersburg UKVZ tram (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    UKVZ awarded St Petersburg tram contract


    RUSSIA: UKVZ has won a tender to supply 14 fully low-floor, single section, four-axle trams to St Petersburg in 2023-24. UKVZ last supplied trams to St Petersburg in 2017, when it delivered Type 71-631 vehicles. The latest order is worth 1·3bn roubles and covers trams with ...

  • Digital screen
    Rail Business UK

    Rail innovators call for improvements to the funding ecosystem


    UK: The Rail Innovation Group has produced a report suggesting ways to improve the outcomes from innovation funding, setting out its micro, start-up and SME members’ experiences of receiving public support to help them enter the supply chain. The three recommendations are for funders to: ...

  • Rail Baltica impression

    Rail Baltica Academy to provide project insights for all


    EUROPE: The Rail Baltica Academy is to hold its third series of online public lectures from May 22, aiming to provide a broad audience including industry professionals, policymakers, students and future users with insights gained from the cross-border standard gauge line project. The lecture programme is ...

  • Turkey_Engineering_Centre_Inauguration_1

    Alstom opens Istanbul engineering centre


    TURKEY: Alstom has opened its first Engineering Centre in Turkey, which will focus on signalling. The site at Teknopark Istanbul is part of the company’s strategy to develop a local pool of highly qualified engineers responsible for interlockings, automatic train control and ETCS. It will initially ...

  • US dollars in bundles

    PSC acquires wagon repair business


    NORTH AMERICA: PSC Group has acquired the assets of Steel Line Rail Services, which provides mobile wagon repair, inspection and valve maintenance services for the petrochemical, refining and rolling stock leasing industries in the USA and Mexico. Steel Line Rail was founded in 2018, and now ...