All Railway Gazette International articles in October 2022

All articles published this month.

  • RMV Alstom iLint hydrogen train (Photo: RMV/Arne Landwehr)

    RMV prepares to deploy world’s largest hydrogen train fleet


    GERMANY: Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has demonstrated the first of 27 Cordia iLint fuel cell multiple-units being delivered by Alstom, which are due to begin entering revenue service from December. ‘Not only are we putting the world’s largest hydrogen train fleet on the rails, we are ...

  • Adstrap Comfort
    Metro Report International

    Anti-bacterial option added to hanging strap range


    AUSTRIA: Plastics manufacturer Faigle Kunststoffe has introduced an antibacterial version of hanging straps in an effort to encourage passengers to use them without fear of coming into contact with potentially harmful bacteria. The additive is compatible with the supplier’s full range of colours and designs. It ...

  • au-Inland Rail & McConnell Dowell

    First contract let covering Inland Rail civil works in Victoria


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp announced on October 31 that it had awarded a contract worth approximately A$200m for McConnell Dowell to start civil works on the first Inland Rail sites in Victoria.

  • Ukraine Moldova freight train

    Standard gauge to Ukraine and Moldova could benefit the whole world, says EIB


    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank has begun a pre-feasibility study looking at the development of standard gauge cross-border links to connect the Ukrainian and Moldovan rail networks with the Trans-European Transport Network.

  • Cambrils, Spain
    Metro Report International

    Tarragona light rail scheme advances


    SPAIN: FGC has awarded a contract to produce specifications for the proposed Tramvia del Camp de Tarragona light rail line.

  • Rolling stock mix at Man Oxford Rd 160622 TM1
    Rail Business UK

    McLoughlin berates government over northern rail failures as disruption set to worsen


    UK: TfN Chair Lord Patrick McLoughlin has described the ongoing rail disruption on routes within and to and from northern England as ‘unacceptable’. 

  • O21_6486 New overhead Haneda line opens

    Third sector company to build Haneda Airport access link


    JAPAN: Tokyu Corp and Tokyo’s Ota Ward have set up a third sector company to build a link that will improve access to Haneda Airport from the northwestern part of Tokyo.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • BONNmobil -8648_4MB
    Metro Report International

    Bringing Bonn’s transport modes into one app


    GERMANY: The BONNmobil app has been launched to provide a centralised way to book and pay for all modes of public transport in Bonn, including train, bus, rental bikes and e-scooters. ‘Thanks to our technology, passengers can use all connected mobility services with just one registration ...

  • First-in-class
    Rail Business UK

    Class 387/1 EMU to be fitted with ETCS


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has sent its first Class 387/1 EMU to be fitted with ETCS in-cab signalling as part of the East Coast Digital Programme. Alstom will install the Atlas 3 ETCS in Worksop, including a new driver’s dashboard, AWS/TPWS, doppler radar and ETCS ...

  • JUMO_PI_2052_Thermometer_Bahn

    Advanced HVAC probes and sensors


    INNOTRANS: Fulda-based Jumo used September’s InnoTrans exhibition to highlight its range of air-conditioning sensors, probes and thermostats. These are designed to mitigate the effects of increasingly extreme weather in passenger vehicles. The company says its air-conditioning components are intended not only to reduce interior temperatures in ...

  • Generic railway tracks.

    Romanian route upgrading contract awarded


    ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR SA has selected a consortium of Webuild (50%), Pizzarotti (30%) and Salcef (20%) to modernise and electrify a section of the 166 km line from Cluj-Napoca to Episcopia Bihor near the Hungarian border. The €490m Lot 4 contract covers design and construction ...

  • GCRE site
    Rail Business UK

    Land acquired for Global Centre of Rail Excellence


    UK: The 700 ha site for the Global Centre of Rail Excellence research and testing facility at the former Nant Helen opencast site and Onllwyn washery has formally been acquired from mining company Celtic Energy, the Welsh government’s Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced. Outline planning ...

  • Generic railway track (Photo Martin Winkler from Pixabay)

    Study to support the transition to very low-emission traction


    EUROPE: The Association of European Rail Rolling Stock Lessors has commissioned consultancy Eolos to identify technologies which could reduce the climate impact of existing diesel-powered fleets and help non-electrified lines transition to low-carbon technologies. The association said the transition from diesel must be planned to reflect ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

  • Northern England electrification priorities
    Rail Business UK

    Electrification priorities in northern England


    UK: The Railway Industry Association North has published Greener, Faster, Better, setting out which routes in northern England should be prioritised for electrification and where battery or hydrogen could be appropriate. This was one of the key recommendations of RIA North’s previous Building the North’s New ...

  • RMVgo_App
    Metro Report International

    RMV launches app as a step to MaaS


    GERMANY: Rhein-Main transport authority RMV which covers the Frankfurt region has launched the RMVgo app developed with Siemens Mobility company Hacon. RMVgo includes a journey planner, ticket purchasing and travel information and modes including taxis and car, scooter and bike sharing. There are options for expansion ...

  • Alberta Midland Railway Terminal

    New owners to expand services at Alberta Midland Railway Terminal


    CANADA: Rail freight terminal operator Alpenglow Rail Services and investor Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure have acquired Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd, which provides wagon staging and storage-in-transit for industrial customers in the the greater Edmonton region. The 120 ha AMRT site 30 km east of ...

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    Australian National Rail Manufacturing Plan funded


    AUSTRALIA: The 2022-23 federal budget includes A$14·2m over four years to establish a National Rail Manufacturing Plan ‘to ensure more trains are built in Australia, support skilled manufacturing and expand the local rail industry’. An Office of National Rail Industry Co-ordination will be formed within the ...

  • Helsinki station

    VR selects preferred bidder for EMU order


    FINLAND: National operator VR has selected Stadler Bussnang as preferred bidder to supply 20 electric multiple-units. The contract worth around €250m would include the supply of spare parts, tools, training and documentation, along with options to purchase up to 50 additional EMUs and maintenance services. Stadler ...