All articles by Railway Gazette International

  • 10 000 motors produced in Hyderabad

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • Impression of the modernised Santiago – Melipilla line.

    Consortium selected to renovate Santiago suburban lines


    CHILE: National railway EFE has selected a 50:50 consortium of Systra and domestic engineering company Zañartu to modernise the Santiago – Melipilla and Santiago – Batuco lines to enable the launch of dedicated suburban services.

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    Goiás seeks private investors in rail schemes


    BRAZIL: Goinfra, the agency responsible for infrastructure and transport within the state of Goiás, has put forward legislation designed to facilitate the construction of rail projects by private sector companies. The draft bill was unveiled at a workshop on railways held on March 8 in Goiânia ...

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    Blockade plan confirmed to equip Wien cross-city core with ETCS


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infra announced plans on March 17 to rebuild the infrastructure on Wien’s 11·3 km cross-city S-Bahn core that links Floridsdorf with Meidling through the heart of the city. The route is to be fitted with ETCS Level 2 and several stations are to be ...

  • Stadler Eurolight Dual electro-diesel loco impression

    Trenitalia awards 50-locomotive framework contract


    ITALY: Trenitalia has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply and maintenance of electro-diesel locomotives able to operate pull-pull passenger services and rescue trains across the entire network managed by RFI. The locomotives will be able to rescue two coupled ETR1000 high speed trainsets ...

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    Sotetsu-Tokyu Link enables through running to Tokyo


    JAPAN: The 10 km Sotetsu-Tokyu Link connecting the Sotetsu and Tokyu railways was opened for revenue service on March 18. 

  • PKP IC Newag loco

    PKP Intercity orders electric locos


    POLAND: National long-distance operator PKP Intercity has signed a 551·4m złoty contract for Newag to supply 20 Griffin electric locomotives by February 2024. The 3 kV DC locos will have a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will be equipped with ETCS, ...

  • CFL Intermodal wagon

    Rolling stock identification rules adopted


    INTERNATIONAL: A voluntary standard for permanently attaching a Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System identifier to rolling stock has been adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

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    Digital Maintenance Gateway aims to make rolling stock updates more secure


    UK: Rail cybersecurity company RazorSecure has launched its Digital Maintenance Gateway, designed to improve security and efficiency when maintaining and updating rolling stock software. Asset owners can automate repeated tasks and roll out over-the-air updates across multiple trains at once, reducing the need for engineers to ...

  • Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca services resume (1)

    Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca services resume after bridge works completed


    ARGENTINA: Passenger services on the Roca line that links Constitución terminus in Buenos Aires with Bahía Blanca in the southwest resumed on March 10. The 1 676 mm gauge line was closed on October 26 2022 due to the deterioration of the ...

  • GoldenPass Express

    Gauge-changing GoldenPass Express restricted to metre gauge route


    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn has suspended the gauge-changing GoldenPass Express through service between Montreux and Interlaken.

  • PJM-80-ft-InnoWaggon

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • RENFE train

    RENFE passengers get access to digital newspapers and magazines


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE is to make the PressReader digital newspaper and magazine platform available to passengers before departure as well as onboard its trains. A link to access PressReader will be sent to passengers by e-mail or text message prior to their departure, enabling travellers ...

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    Inland Rail to use solar powered signalling


    AUSTRALIA: The use of solar powered signalling on the Inland Rail project has been approved by Australian Rail Track Corp following a trial on a passing loop at Coolleearlee in New South Wales. This will eliminate the need to use the local power supply infrastructure or ...

  • A memorandum of understanding for the Dream of the Desert luxury train project was signed at the Saudi Tourism Forum in Riyadh.

    Dream of the Desert cruise train planned for Saudi Arabia


    SAUDI ARABIA: A Dream of the Desert five-star luxury cruise train service on the North South Railway from Riyadh to Al Qurayyat on the border with Jordan is planned to launch in 2025. A memorandum of understanding for the project was signed at the Saudi ...

  • TransANT wagon

    Ukrainian wagon builder targets international expansion


    AUSTRIA: Ukrainian company TAS Group has acquired a 40·03% stake in lightweight modular wagon development joint venture TransANT as part of its strategy of expansion into the international market. This reduces steelmaker Voestalpine’s stake in the Linz-based joint venture from 80·2% to 48·1% and ÖBB Rail ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • jp-Kiruri Line JR East risk of closure-3

    Kururi Line closure plan fuels fears for Japan’s rural railways


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has confirmed that it is to launch consultations for the partial closure of the 32·2 km Kururi Line east of Tokyo.

  • Freightliner Poland loco

    Genesee & Wyoming appoints Tim Shoveller as UK/Europe CEO


    EUROPE: Genesee & Wyoming Inc has appointed Tim Shoveller as CEO of its UK/Europe operations.

  • Auckland CRL Britomart station works

    Auckland’s City Rail Link seeks more funding as pandemic drives up costs


    NEW ZEALAND: Cross-Auckland rail tunnel project promoter City Rail Link Ltd has submitted a formal request for more funding from the government and Auckland Council, citing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on construction works, the supply chain, resourcing, materials and labour costs. The cost of ...