All Railway Gazette International articles in October 2021

All articles published this month.

  • au-austrak-sleepers-queensland-vossloh

    QR awards concrete sleeper contract


    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Rail has awarded Vossloh’s Austrak subsidiary a framework contract for the supply of concrete sleepers worth around A$25m over three years. Sleepers will be supplied from the Austrak plant in Rockhampton for use in modernisation and renewal works across the state’s 6 600 route-km ...

  • Kardemir is based in Karabürk, around 200 km north of Ankara.

    Wagon wheel exports start


    TURKEY: Steel producer Kardemir is to begin exporting wagon wheels to EU customers, having obtained TSI certification. The company announced on October 20 that it was about to begin exporting 30 000 freight wagon wheels to unnamed customers across the EU. The steel plant at Karabuk ...

  • STM's Work Site Tamper (WST)

    Indian plant begins assembly of Russian track machines


    INDIA: Experts from Sinara Transport Machines have begun supervising the assembly of tampers and ballast regulating machines at the Russian company’s ‘Make in India’ partner San Engineering & Locomotives Co’s site in Bengaluru. STM has supplied staff from RPM Group, Kalugaputmash and ...

  • TSL button factory

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Manchester Piccadilly station concourse (Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Councils plan bids for Great British Railways headquarters


    UK: A number of councils across the country have confirmed their intention to bid to host the headquarters of Great British Railways, under a competition announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps. Chief Executive of Derby City Council Paul Simpson said the city ‘has ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
    Metro Report International

    Taipei metro verification & validation contract awarded


    TAIWAN: The city of Taipei has appointed Ricardo to provide independent verification & validation services for Phase 2 of the Line 7/Light Green driverless medium-capacity metro project. Rolling stock and railway systems for the line are being supplied by consortium of Alstom and CTCI under contracts ...

  • Vietnam_01

    Vietnamese government approves planning of nine lines


    VIETNAM: Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành has signed off the government’s formal approval for plans to be drawn up for nine new railway lines totalling 2 362 km. Design work is scheduled to be completed by 2030, with opening envisaged by 2050. The longest of ...

  • BMAC component for HydroFlex
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Sofia metro car refurbished2
    Metro Report International

    Sofia metro cars refurbished


    BULGARIA: TMH’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary has returned 12 Type 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars to Sofia Metro following their refurbishment. Sofia Metro has 168 cars which were built at the Mytishchi plant in Russia. A pilot batch of eight vehicles was modernised under a contract signed in December 2018, ...

  • Preliminary impression of CAF train for SJ

    CAF wins Swedish inter-regional EMU contract


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a SKr3bn contract to supply 25 trainsets for use on inter-regional services, mainly in the Stockholm-Mälaren region. The Civity Nordic electric multiple-units will have a maximum speed of 200 km/h, with winterisation for Swedish ...

  • HMT autumn budget 2021
    Rail Business UK

    Rail industry responds to budget


    UK: The rail industry has responded to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review presented to parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on October 27.  

  • Lumo 803001 at Edinburgh Waverley (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Ticket sales ahead of expectations as low-cost Lumo launches


    UK: FirstGroup reports that initial ticket sales at its newly launched London – Edinburgh open access operator Lumo are ahead of expectations, with weekend services proving to be particularly popular. ‘We have always said we intend to reimagine rail travel and we are glad people ...

  • Ben Ackroyd[71]
    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook appoints Chief Operating Officer


    UK: Porterbrook has appointed Ben Ackroyd as its first Chief Operating Officer, with strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. Currently Managing Director of Trenitalia c2c Ltd, he is expected to join the rolling stock leasing and asset management company in spring 2022. ‘The ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro deploys monitoring drone


    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun using a Matrice 300 RTK drone to monitor the 77 km Tyne & Wear Metro network. The unmanned aerial vehicle is currently equipped with a L1 sensor for lidar surveys, P1 sensor for photogrammetry and imaging and H20T for thermal ...

  • VR training simulator for ADIF

    VR infrastructure training simulators


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Virtualware a US$1m contract to supply virtual reality simulators for construction and maintenance training. A 250 m2 room in Valencia will be used to train staff in lifelike immersive multi-user environments using Virtualware’s Viroo platform ADIF will be able to ...

  • Tel Aviv Red Line testing (2)
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • RENFE Avril high speed train

    RENFE aims to compete with Eurostar on Paris – London route


    EUROPE: Spanish national rail operator RENFE is developing plans for a Paris – London train service which would compete with Eurostar and provide it with an alternative route into the French passenger market. RENFE believes that the launch of a Paris – London service would be ...

  • tr-antalya-line-T3-tram-tunnel
    Metro Report International

    Antalya light rail extension opened


    TURKEY: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the third stage of AntiRay light rail route T3 on October 25, offering a week of free travel before the start of revenue operations at the end of the month. The 24 km line links Varsak in the north of the ...

  • Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform.
    Metro Report International

    Berlin transport app to offer an ‘all-round package for seamless mobility’


    GERMANY: Following two Europe-wide tenders, Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform to create ‘an all-round package for seamless mobility’. Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade will ...

  • Amey tunnel drill
    Rail Business UK

    Tunnel drill offers speed and safety


    UK: Network Rail and Amey have developed a tunnel drill designed to reduce the risk of vibration injuries, noise, inaccuracies and dust contamination when installing overhead electrification equipment. The infrastructure manager noticed the potential for improvement when working with the contractor on tunnel refurbishments that require ...