All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2023 – Page 5

  • Sao Paulo Line 9 station

    Suburban signalling enhancement to support automated reversals


    BRAZIL: Alstom has signed a contract with operating concessionaire ViaMobilidade to modify signalling equipment on São Paulo suburban Line 9, the supplier announced on May 2. The project covers enhancement of traffic supervision and control systems on Line 9 to support automatic train operation at Osasco ...

  • Melbourne tram
    Metro Report International

    Bank card payment in next Victoria Myki ticketing contract


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Business Services and its partner Convergint have been awarded a contract to operate Victoria’s Myki public transport ticketing system for 15 years from December 1 2023.

  • CPK map

    Route for Poznań high speed line selected


    POLAND: Rail, airport and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has announced its preferred route for the Poznań arm of the proposed Y-shaped Warszawa – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław/Poznań high speed rail network. CPK selected its preferred Sieradz - Poznań route from four options, taking into ...

  • Chiltern Class 165 DMU at London Marylebone
    Rail Business UK

    Chiltern electrification alternatives studied


    UK: Chiltern Railways is working to present the Department for Transport with options for a fleet renewal programme, with London Marylebone being the only non-electrified London terminal and pressure for the withdrawal of diesel trains continuing to mount, particularly from local residents. Industry insiders report that ...

  • Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices.

    Load Status in Motion project aims to improve maintenance


    FRANCE: Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices. Amsted Digital IQ Series onboard gateways with integrated sensors will be used to measure the load status of ...

  • Mahindhann Krishnapillai, Head of AITX Rail Europe

    AITX launches European wagon services business


    EUROPE: North American wagon leasing, repair and data company AITX has launched AITX Rail Europe, saying it is looking to ‘proactively expand’ its portfolio and partnerships in the European market. AITX Rail Europe will provide rolling stock manufacturers, operating lessors and shippers with access to fleet ...

  • STM ES104

    Russian Railways orders domestically-developed EMUs


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has awarded Sinara Transport Machines a contract to supply 22 five-car electric multiple-units to the ES104 Vostok design, which has been developed as the basis for a family of trains using domestically-produced components.

  • PK TS tram
    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg light rail vehicle contract awarded


    RUSSIA: Concessionaire BaltNedvizhService has awarded PK TS a 4bn rouble contract to supply trams for the Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail route which is under construction in St Petersburg. The 21 km line is being built under a 30-year PPP agreement signed by ...

  • Garforth Beacon footbridge artist impression
    Rail Business UK

    Work to begin on first Beacon footbridge


    UK: Work is to begin this month on the construction of the first footbridge to the ‘Beacon’ design, named for its illuminated lift shafts. Due to be completed by April 2024, the first bridge will provide step free access at Garforth station in West Yorkshire. The ...

  • Tunnel
    Rail Business UK

    ORR requires Network Rail to clear structure examination backlog


    UK: Industry regulator the Office of Rail & Road has written to Network Rail regarding its concerns about a backlog in examining the condition of structures, including bridges, tunnels and culverts. ORR said it has been closely monitoring the infrastructure manager’s progress to clear the backlog ...

  • Chicago Red Line
    Metro Report International

    Three prequalify for Chicago metro contract


    USA: Three potential bidders have prequalifed to submit proposals for the design and build contract for Chicago Transit Authority’s $3·6bn Red Line Extension metro project. They are: FH Paschen, Ragnar Benson, Milhouse and BOWA joint venture; Kiewit Infrastructure; Walsh Vinci Transit Community Partners. The ...

  • Progress Rail EMD Joule battery electric locomotive (Photo PHL)

    Joule battery loco unveiled ahead of trial


    USA: Pacific Harbor Line has unveiled a Progress Rail EMD SD40JR Joule battery electric locomotive ahead of a one-year trial. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF and Union Pacific trains within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It ...

  • Chiltern strengthened six-car 16.11 Oxford to Marylebone train at High Wycombe
    Rail Business UK

    Chiltern Railways adds capacity to Oxford and retains loco-hauled fleet


    UK: Chiltern Railways is providing additional capacity between Oxford and London Marylebone following the emergency closure of the main line route between Oxford and Didcot on April 3 owing to the structural condition of the southern end of Nuneham Viaduct. With repairs to the viaduct now ...

  • VR Transpoint Stadler DR19 diesel locomotive (Photo VR)

    First Dr19 diesel locomotive enters service


    FINLAND: The first of 60 Class Dr19 diesel locomotives being supplied by Stadler has entered revenue service with national operator VR, hauling round wood from Kemi to Kolari on May 3. In April 2019 VR awarded Stadler a €220m contract to supply 60 of the centre-cab ...

  • Gauteng resignalling

    Gauteng resignalling project completed


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has completed the resignalling of its suburban rail network in Gauteng province, serving Johannesburg and Pretoria. Underway since 2011, the two-stage project is the largest signalling project carried out on the network, according to main contractor Siemens Mobility. ...

  • R&S_Istria_01

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Putrajaya Line
    Metro Report International

    Bank backs Malaysian metro contractors and entrepreneurs


    MALAYSIA: MBSB Bank is to offer a specially-designed financing programme to support contractors and suppliers involved in projects for Mass Rapid Transit Corp, including construction of the Rapid Transit System Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The financing programme is intended to increase the competitiveness of ...

  • Northern train wheelchair accessible PRM toilet
    Rail Business UK

    Six projects awarded rail accessibility innovation funding


    UK: Independent pan-disability body the Northern Accessibility User Group has selected six projects to share funding from Northern’s £250 000 Accessibility Innovation Fund. South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority will create an Accessibility Hub at the Meadowhall transport interchange in Sheffield. Working with TransPennine Express, this ...

  • Ermewa and Nexxiot

    Ermewa to use Nexxiot technology for wagon telematics


    EUROPE: Leasing company Ermewa is to integrate Nexxiot’s sensor and data technology into its existing wagon telematics to provide real-time information and detailed metrics covering vehicle location, utilisation, mileage, shocks and other events affecting maintenance, quality and safety. Nexxiot’s technology includes an interoperable ecosystem of ATEX-certified ...

  • BDZ_03

    Narrow gauge locos refurbished


    BULGARIA: Express Service has completed the refurbishment of two Class 77 diesel locomotives used by national operator BDZ on the 760 mm gauge Septemvri – Dobrinishte line. The 4m leva contract was awarded in May 2020. The Maybach diesel engines have been replaced with Stage V ...