All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2022

All articles published this month.

  • EAV Stadler battery-diesel multiple-unit (3)

    Diesel-battery multiple-units enter service in Napoli


    ITALY: The first two diesel-battery multiple-units that Stadler has supplied for Campania regional operator EAV entered service on the Napoli – Piedimonte Matese line on November 24. EAV ordered five Stadler diesel-battery multiple-units in May 2019 at a cost of €35m plus ...

  • Binary data 1s and 0s

    Rail Data Marketplace to simplify access to information


    UK: The Rail Delivery Group has awarded Tata Consultancy Services a contract to develop and operate a Rail Data Marketplace bringing fragmented information into one place to make it easier to create apps and digital services. The RDM will provide technology companies with a framework to ...

  • Urmston Passengers 2022
    Rail Business UK

    Rail industry finances showed signs of recovery in 2021-22


    UK: The rail industry’s finances showed signs of recovery from the effects of the pandemic in the last financial year but passenger revenue remained well below pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest statistical report from the Office of Rail & Road. The Rail Industry Finance report ...

  • California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected an AECOM-Fluor joint venture to provide programme management support

    California high speed rail programme management contract awarded


    USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected an AECOM-Fluor joint venture to provide programme management support for its planned Los Angeles – San Francisco corridor, where construction of the initial 270 km section between Merced and Bakersfield is already underway in California’s Central Valley. The Program ...

  • IE Alstom DART+ multiple-unit impression

    Iarnród Éireann battery-electric train order approved


    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has been given the go-ahead to place a firm order for a further 18 five-car Alstom battery-electric multiple-units as part of the DART+ programme to expand Dublin commuter services. The order was approved by the cabinet on November 29 and is ...

  • Pakistan Railways CRRC coach

    CRRC delivers coaches to Pakistan


    PAKISTAN: CRRC Tangshan has delivered a batch of 46 broad-gauge long-distance coaches for Pakistan Railways. CRRC Tangshan was awarded a Rs31bn contract in November 2021 to supply 230 long-distance coaches and spare parts to Pakistan Railways. Arriving in Karachi by ship on ...

  • PriestmanGoode has unveiled Green Carriage, a collection of train interior design concepts developed to 'push boundaries for greener systems and processes across the entire interior, rethinking what a future interior can be’.
    Rail Business UK

    Holistic design concepts rethink train interiors for sustainability


    UK: PriestmanGoode has unveiled Green Carriage, a collection of train interior design concepts developed to ’push boundaries for greener systems and processes across the entire interior, rethinking what a future interior can be’. The transport design consultancy’s ‘reductive, modular and circular’ approach takes a holistic view ...

  • ElephantCastle
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Alstom_Foundation_Fundación_Juan_XXIII

    Inclusive Trains aims to improve employability of people with learning disabilities


    SPAIN: An Inclusive Trains initiative to improve the employability of people with learning disabilities is being launched by specialist training body Fundación Juan XXIII with backing from the Alstom Foundation. A course starting in January will provide training to help people into jobs such as providing ...

  • Catastrophic flood damage in May led to an indefinite suspension of services on the 300 km of the Hudson Bay Railway between Gillam and Churchill.

    Funding to address the impact of climate change on rail


    CANADA: Transport Canada has issued the first call for proposals under the Climate Change & Adaptation to Extreme Weather Infrastructure initiative. Funding of up to C$10·5m is available in the next year to increase rail’s resilience to extreme weather events, repair damage resulting from such events ...

  • Hull Trains passengers alighting at Paragon station
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Partners calls for changes to prevent cuts leading to a ‘spiral of decline’


    UK: The Rail Partners association of train operator owning groups has called for changes which it says are needed to prevent lower post-pandemic revenues, rising industry costs and delays to reform triggering a ‘spiral of decline’ with a ‘protracted hiatus, stunted recovery from the pandemic and ...

  • Helsinki metro tunnel cleaning wagon (Photo VR Fleetcare)
    Metro Report International

    Speeding up tunnel cleaning on the Helsinki metro


    FINLAND: A wall-washing wagon has been produced which can cover 2 km of Helsinki metro tunnel during a single night shift. The metro’s tunnels, including the walls, ceilings, rails, equipment housings, fire doors and escape routes, are washed once a year. The process usually takes around ...

  • VR Stadler Flirt EMU impression

    Commuter trains to combine Finnish design with Swiss engineering


    FINLAND: National operator VR has awarded Stadler a €250m contract to supply 20 electric multiple-units for entry into service on commuter routes from spring 2026, with options for 50 more and full maintenance. VR’s three priorities when tendering the contract were energy efficiency, a proven track ...

  • Deutsche Bahn trains at Leipzig Hbf (Photo: DB/Max Lautenschläger)

    DB Netz and DB Station&Service become InfraGO


    GERMANY: The federal government is planning to complete the merger of DB Netz AG and DB Station&Service AG by January 1 2024, when the merged business will become known as InfraGO. More details of the government’s plans for restructuring the two Deutsche Bahn businesses emerged on ...

  • Paris RER NG EMU interior (Photo: Jérémie Anne)

    Novel interior layout in next-generation Paris RER fleet


    FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Ile-de-France-Mobilités and Alstom unveiled the first RER NG EMU at Valenciennes Petite-Forêt on November 22.

  • Kiel tram 2
    Metro Report International

    Kiel approves 36 km tram network


    GERMANY: Kiel city council has voted by a large majority to develop a 36 km tram network across the northern port city by 2034, at an estimated cost of around €1bn. The network would have four routes overlapping with each other in the city centre. ...

  • ADY Stadler Flirt DMU impression

    Stadler relocates Flirt production from Belarus to Poland


    POLAND: Stadler Rail has switched the production of Flirt multiple-units being built for Azerbaijan Railways from its Fanipol plant in Belarus to Siedlce in Poland. National railway ADY ordered four Flirt DMUs and six EMUs in November 2019. These were due to be assembled at the ...

  • London Underground bridging device preparation (Photo Transport for London)
    Metro Report International

    London Underground seeks passenger feedback on gap-bridging device


    UK: Trials are underway with a bridging device designed to improve accessibility at step-free London Underground stations where there remains a small gap between the platform and train carriage. Designed to provide additional support, comfort and reassurance to passengers, the device is the same width as ...

  • FCAB CRRC hydrogen loco

    FCAB orders hydrogen locomotive


    CHILE: The Ferrocarril de Antofagasta transport subsidiary of mining company Antofagasta has ordered a hydrogen fuelled locomotive from CRRC Qishuyan and AHTECH. The metre-gauge locomotive is expected to enter service in the second half of 2024. It will be powered using green hydrogen. FCAB said it ...

  • The initial 5·7 km eastern section of metro Line M4 in Milano has opened between Linate Airport and Dateo
    Metro Report International

    Fifth metro line opens in Milano


    ITALY: The initial 5·7 km eastern section of metro Line M4 in Milano opened between Linate Airport and Dateo on November 26. The opening ceremony for the city’s fifth metro line was held at 12.30 by Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milano and Deputy Prime Minister of ...