All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2006

All articles published this month.

  • News

    Karelian Trains gets go-ahead


    CONTRACTS were due to be signed by the end of October formally establishing Karelian Trains, a joint venture of RZD and VR which will operate international passenger services between Helsinki and St Petersburg. The company will have a charter capital of €1m, according to RZD Vice-President Mikhail Akulov, and each ...

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    Orbital metro in RATP development strategy


    UNVEILING HIS strategic plan for 2008-12 on October 6, the new President of Paris transport operator RATP Pierre Mongin announced proposals to develop an orbital metro route, about 2 km to 3 km outside the Boulevard Périphérique and paralleling the largely-disused Petite Ceinture railway ring. Known as Métrophérique, the new ...

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    Better seating justifies investment


    'Rolling stock builders are taking too large a risk at the start of projects', warns Marc Granger, President of French train seat manufacturer Compin. Cutting corners today 'will hit them later', five to 10 years into the life cycle of the rolling stock.

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    Broad-gauge Velaro fleet relaunches Russia’s high speed programme


    Siemens is to supply eight Velaro RUS high speed trains to Russian Railways for services from Moscow to St Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

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    Modalohr plans Europe-wide expansion


    A long-distance piggyback service between Perpignan and Bettembourg is due to start in March 2007, and Modalohr President Philippe Mangeard envisages an expanding network which will reach Trieste, Rotterdam and central Europe by 2012

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    Syntegra revives the gearless drive


    OFFICIALLY unveiled at InnoTrans 2006, the Syntegra bogie from Siemens is the latest attempt to develop a gearless electric drive. The concept brings together running gear, traction equipment and braking in 'a single mechatronic unit', with fewer mechanical parts than existing bogies. A pair of metro car bogies incorporating Syntegra ...

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    Railway Conversion - the impractical dream


    Book review

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    Hybrid shunter conversion


    ALSTOM Transport has developed a hybrid shunting locomotive for industrial applications in Europe. Built at the Stendal locomotive plant in Germany, the prototype 203 701 conversion of a former DB diesel-hydraulic is expected to receive formal certification next February and begin field testing in April 2007. A 200 kW ...