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  • dk DSB Alstom Coradia Stream EMU impression

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Fortescue's Infinity Train would capture regenerated energy from loaded downhill runs and store it to power the returning empty trains.

    Fortescue looks to Infinity and beyond with gravity-powered battery train


    AUSTRALIA: Mining company Fortescue and its recently acquired Williams Advanced Engineering business have announced plans for the Infinity Train, which is intended to capture regenerated energy from loaded downhill runs and store it to power the returning empty trip. ‘The Infinity Train has the capacity to ...

  • Freight train (Photo: Christophe Masse)

    Domestic thinking continues to hinder European freight revival, conference told


    EUROPE: The need for European co-ordination, better train paths and the best use of technology to improve service quality were among the topics covered when the French Ministry of Transport organised a conference in Paris on February 23-24 to discuss ways of improving European rail freight ...

  • Kyiv station and flags

    Rail supply sector responds to Russian invasion of Ukraine


    Railway Gazette International  asked major companies from the railway supply industry how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is affecting their business activities.

  • Recaro has announced a ‘double digit million euro’ investment in Polish train seat manufacturer Growag

    Recaro enters the train seat market with Growag investment


    POLAND: Aviation and automotive seat company Recaro has announced a ‘double digit million euro’ investment in Polish train seat manufacturer Growag, saying it expects to see significant growth in the rail market in the next 10 years. Recaro said its expansion into the train seat market ...

  • Hyundai Rotem DMUs provide a limited suburban service running south from Manila to Santa Rosa.

    NSAR to support Philippines rail training academy


    INTERNATIONAL: The Philippines and UK governments have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in rail. Under the MoU, which covers training and skills development, the UK’s National Skills Academy for Rail will work directly with the Philippine Railway Institute.

  • Repairs of Chambeshi Railway Bridge to start

    Chambeshi railway bridge repair contract signed


    ZAMBIA: A four-month project to repair the Chambeshi Railway Bridge on the Tanzania – Zambia Railway is to begin in March, after Jianngsu Gold Civil Construction Co signed a US$1·6m contract for the works. Freight services are expected to restart in July, along with cross-border passenger ...

  • The final section of track for the rail link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been ceremonially installed

    Ceremony completes Dubai – Abu Dhabi tracklaying


    UAE: The final section of track for the rail link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been ceremonially installed by Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Etihad Rail Sheikh Theyab ...

  • Paris Lourdes night train relaunch (Photo: J Anne)

    Rolling stock manufacturers keen to support night train market


    EUROPE: Rolling stock manufacturers have expressed interest supplying new sleeping cars at a conference in Paris on February 23-24 on best practice in night train operation. The conference in Paris was organised by the French Ministry of Transport as part of the country’s Presidency of the ...

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco

    Egypt – Sudan railway preliminary studies completed


    AFRICA: Preliminary studies for the construction of a passenger and freight railway between Egypt and Sudan have been completed, Egypt’s Ministry of Transport has announced. The first phase of the proposed line would run for 285 km from Aswan to Abu Simbel in Egypt, with the ...

  • vossloh 300 China

    Vossloh to supply rail fastenings for Laixi – Rongcheng line


    CHINA: Vossloh has been selected to supply rail fastenings for use in the construction of the 193 km Laixi – Rongcheng passenger-dedicated line in Shandong province. Authorised in August 2020 and under construction since October that year, the 350 km/h line is intended to provide a ...

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-units

    Diesel train modified for battery traction tests


    NETHERLANDS: One of Arriva’s 18 Stadler Wink diesel multiple-units has been temporarily modified to test the potential for using battery power for emission-free operation without the cost of fixed electrification infrastructure. Normally used on secondary routes around Groningen and Leeuwarden, the Wink units are powered by ...

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    E131-600 EMUs take over Omiya branches


     JAPAN: East Japan Railway has unveiled the Series E131-600 electric multiple-units which are due to take over two 1 067 mm gauge branches in its Omiya division from a timetable change on March 12.

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Vectron

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Algeciras port (Photo: ABPA)

    Algeciras picks Fesava to provide port rail services


    SPAIN: Algeciras port authority ABPA has awarded Fesava a two-year contract to provide rail services at its Isla Verde Interior and Exterior terminals. The port rail network was previously operated by ADIF under an agreement with APBA and Puertos del Estado, with rail freight operations managed ...

  • Switzerland, Wengernalpbahn WAB He(m) 4-4 '41' locomotive

    Wengernalpbahn locomotive delivered


    SWITZERLAND: Wengernalpbahn has taken delivery of the first of three Hem 4/4 narrow-gauge electro-diesel locomotives that it ordered from Stadler Bussnang in October 2019 at a cost of SFr13·5m for use on the Wengen Shuttle service. The first locomotive was delivered on ...

  • Pasazieru Vilciens Skoda EMU (1)

    Latvian electric train unveiled


    LATVIA: ‘These trains are bringing to Latvia a new standard of quality’, said Rodžers Jānis Grigulis, CEO of national passenger operator Pasažier Vilciens, at the unveiling of the first of 32 four-car electric multiple-units ordered from Škoda Transportation. The EMU was unveiled at the factory in ...

  • Nis station, Serbia (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    CRCC to bore tunnel in Beograd – Niš corridor


    SERBIA: Infrastructure manager Infrastruktura Zeleznice Srbije has signed a contract with a consortium led by China Railway 21st Bureau Group, a subsidiary of CRCC, to build a tunnel between Stalać and Đunis in the south of the country. According to a statement issued by IZS on ...

  • Operail Stargate Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive impression (1)

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • UAE passenger train

    Etihad Rail signs passenger rail financing agreement


    UAE: A 1·99bn dirham agreement for the financing of future passenger rail services has been signed by Etihad Rail and First Abu Dhabi Bank, which will be the certified lead arranger for the loan. Freight services have been operating on the 264 km first phase of ...