All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2023 – Page 4

  • GO Expansion programme

    Consultants appointed to support Toronto commuter rail enhancement


    CANADA: Regional transport authority Metrolinx has appointed a team led by Arup to act as technical adviser for the GO Expansion programme to provide frequent all-day electric train services across the Toronto region. Arup and subconsultants AECOM, Egis and Network Rail will support Metrolinx’s Technical Management ...

  • Praha Smichov rebuild (3)

    Work to start in September on five-year rebuild of Praha Smíchov station


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager Správa Železnic has awarded Strabag Rail a KC60·8m contract for the first phase of rebuilding Praha’s Smíchov station. SŽ received planning approval in March for the reconstruction of one of the capital’s busiest stations, and the contract was signed on May 2. ...

  • LNER Azuma Alnmouth
    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Azuma charter signed


    UK: LNER, Agility Trains and Hitachi Rail have signed a ‘pioneering’ Relationship Charter covering collaboration during the remaining 23 years of the contract to provide rolling stock for use on the East Coast Main Line. In 2014 Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme awarded Agility Trains ...

  • Grand Paris Express Alstom train for lines 16 and 17 (Photo Jeremie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Keolis selected to operate Grand Paris Express lines 16 and 17


    FRANCE: Île-de-France-Mobilités has selected Keolis as preferred bidder to operate the future Grand Paris Express automated metro lines 16 and 17. The decision is due to be approved by the transport authority’s board on May 30. The contract will include a two-year pre-operating phase, leading up ...

  • NightJet stock in Zagreb (Photo Toma Bacic)

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • TfL branded merchandise
    Metro Report International

    IMG to manage Transport for London brand licensing


    UK: Transport for London has announced a multi-year deal for licensing agency IMG to expand its brand engagement and licensing programme in the UK and internationally, with a special focus on engaging children and supporting wellness and active travel products. Brands will be able to access ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Brush Mk3 battery locomotive
    Metro Report International

    Wabtec to modernise Hong Kong battery locomotives


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has awarded Wabtec a £12m contract to modernise 25 Mk3 electric-battery maintenance locomotives to improve performance and extend their service life by at least 15 years. The locos were built in the UK in 1996-97 by Brush Traction, which was subsequently ...

  • rails+verts+3

    Infrabel takes a greener track


    BELGIUM: Infrabel has started a transition to using more environmentally friendly rails, produced using recycled material rather than fresh steel.

  • Moldova

    Moldova gets access to Connecting Europe Facility transport funding


    MOLDOVA: The government has signed an agreement with the European Commission enabling Moldovan promoters to apply for Connecting Europe Facility funding to support projects of common interest in the transport, energy and digital sectors. Moldovan authorities and companies will be able to apply for co-funding under ...

  • Sisak station (Photo Toma Bacic)

    Croatian railway reopening announced


    CROATIA: Plans to reopen the disused railway between Sisak Caprag and Petrinja have been announced. The 10·1 km long single-track route formed part of the Sisak Caprag – Karlovac line which closed with outbreak of hostilities in 1991-95. Petrinja and the Banovina region were heavily damaged ...

  • Reading Green Park station and GWR Class 165 DMU (Photo GWR)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • VR Transpoint round wood train for Kemi mill

    Precise planning pays off as Finnish wood trains launch


    FINLAND: National freight operator VR Transpoint has launched a ‘fine-tuned’ service transporting round wood by train to Metsä Group’s new Kemi bioproduct mill. The mill is due to start operation in Q3 2023, producing 1·5 million tonnes of pulp per year along with 2·0 TWh of ...

  • Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams.
    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya to supply trams to growing network


    TURKEY: Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams. The 100% low-floor bidirectional trams will be 33 m long and able to carry 298 passengers, including 66 seated. Bozankaya says that the trams are to be designed and built ...

  • Vancouver SkyTrain Surrey Langley Extension map
    Metro Report International

    Vancouver SkyTrain extension shortlists


    CANADA: Shortlists have now been announced for all three of the major works contracts for the Surrey Langley Extension of Vancouver’s SkyTrain automated light metro network. The project will extend the Expo Line by 16 km along Fraser Highway from King George station to 203 Street ...

  • DB Talgo ICE L (Photo DB, Tobias Holzer

    Deutsche Bahn orders 73 ICE trainsets


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced two orders for a total of 73 inter-city trainsets.

  • Duisport Rail has signed a letter of intent with Vossloh Rolling Stock for the possible use of two hydrogen locomotives at its inland port facilities.

    Hydrogen shunting loco plan


    GERMANY: Duisport Rail has signed a letter of intent with Vossloh Rolling Stock for the possible use of two hydrogen locomotives at its inland port facilities. The operator and its parent company Duisburger Hafen are currently building a new container terminal, where operations are intended to ...

  • LTG and Ukrainian Railways

    Broad gauge railways seek closer European integration


    EUROPE: Ukrainian national railway Ukrzaliznytsia has signed a memorandum of intent to co-operate with the FREE Rail programme, which aims to develop an operating model that is based on EU rail standards and best practice while being aligned with the specific needs of 1 520 mm ...

  • Wroclaw_01
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Trains at Paris Est

    Frequentis awarded SNCF Réseau communications contract


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Frequentis to develop and supply a customised voice and data communication system covering the entire national rail network, including high speed lines. Frequentis will provide its FTS 3020 IP-based fixed terminal system. This supports GSM-R, which partially covers the ...

  • GTR apprenticeships
    Rail Business UK

    Transport skills review published


    UK: The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education has published the findings of a review into skills and training needs across the transport and logistics sector. Having consulted with businesses, the report identifies nine core principles and characteristics that employers will in future be asked to ...