All articles by Railway Gazette International

  • SCT Logistics (Photo SCT)

    SCT Logistics automates resource management tasks


    AUSTRALIA: SCT Logistics has signed a multi-year agreement to use Trapeze Group’s Rail Workforce Management software to automate a range of complex staff and fleet resource allocation processes. SCT has around 1 500 employees, including drivers, shunters and maintenance workers, plus a fleet of 40 locomotives ...

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    President unveils Sierra Leone iron ore railway locos


    SIERRA LEONE: President Julius Maada Bio attended the unveiling of 10 diesel locomotives which CRRC Ziyang has supplied for the 197 km railway linking Leone Rock Metal Group’s New Tonkoliri Iron Mine with the port of Pepel. The locos were unveiled on ...

  • Electric railway in Denmark (Photo Banedanmark)

    Danish ETCS programme revised again


    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has announced a revised timetable for the deployment of ETCS in eastern Denmark, following further delays to the national Signalling Programme. Eastern Denmark ETCS deployment timetable Route Previous plan Revised plan Roskilde – Holbæk – ...

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    Metro Report International

    Control centre opening marks latest stage in Paris RER modernisation


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP and national railway SNCF have transferred the management of RER Line A to a new control centre.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    Eurostar plans to acquire 50 ‘fully interoperable’ trains


    EUROPE: International high speed train operator Eurostar says it is ‘preparing to invest’ in up to 50 high speed trainsets, which would be fully interoperable ’across five countries and beyond’. The new trains would enter service from the early 2030s, replacing the 17 PBKA and nine ...

  • SNCF CAF Oxygene train (Photo Jérémie Anne) (5)

    Oxygène next-generation French inter-city train unveiled


    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and manufacturer CAF have unveiled the first of the Z26700 Oxygène inter-city trainsets which will replace Corail locomotive-hauled coaches on 200 km/h inter-city serves on conventional lines. The Oxygène trainsets are designed to be ‘the reference inter-city train of the ...

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    Modernised Port Harcourt – Aba railway reopens


    NIGERIA: Minister of Transportation Sa’idu Alkali flagged off an inaugural train to mark the completion of work to modernise the 62 km Port Harcourt – Aba line on April 30, and has provided an update on progress with other ongoing rail projects. The upgrading of the ...

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    Xi Jinping and Orbán agree to develop Hungarian rail projects


    HUNGARY: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán have reached an agreement to start ‘preparation works’ for the development of a rail freight bypass around Budapest and a rail-based link to the capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The agreement was announced by Péter ...

  • British Steel rails

    British Steel rail ordered for Turkish project


    TURKEY: British Steel has won a contract of disclosed ‘multi-million-pound’ value to supply ‘tens of thousands of tonnes’ of rail for the project to modernise and electrify the 286 km Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep line for 200 km/h operation. Deliveries from the steelmaker’s plant at ...

  • KiwiRail Scenic Plus coach (Photo: KiwiRail)

    Scenic Plus coach refurbished for New Zealand tourist train service


    NEW ZEALAND: National railway KiwiRail’s tourist train business Great Journeys New Zealand has unveiled a coach which has been refurbished to provide a premium ‘immersive travel experience’ on the 223 km TranzAlpine coast-to-coast service between Greymouth and Christchurch. ‘The innovative carriage is the icing on the ...

  • The government has given the go-ahead for the third stage of work to increase capacity on the Baikal – Amur and Trans-Siberian main lines.

    Capacity to be increased on Siberian main lines


    RUSSIA: The government has given the go-ahead for the third stage of work to increase capacity on the Baikal – Amur and Trans-Siberian main lines. The 3·7bn rouble programme running to 2035 aims to increase the capacity of two routes from 180 to 210 million tonnes/year ...

  • RegioJet EMU impression (image Škoda Group)

    RegioJet orders Škoda EMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has awarded Škoda Group a KC3·5bn contract to supply 23 customised 160 km/h electric multiple-units. The order announced on May covers 15 two-car and eight three-car units to be delivered by December 2026. They will be used on services in the Ústí nad ...

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    Prasa reports completion of resignalling schemes


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has resignalled six suburban rail lines across the country, Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga reported on April 24. Under a project that is expected to take seven years to complete, Prasa is resignalling the network in phases, the minister ...

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    Korean company awarded Thai signalling contract


    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded South Korean company LS Electric a 32·7bn won contract to supply signalling for the 177 km railway under construction between Ban Phai and Nong Pok. This forms the first phase of a 55·4bn baht project build a 354 km ...

  • Fehmarn Belt immersed tunnel element interior (Photo Femern AS)

    First Fehmarn Belt immersed tunnel element cast


    EUROPE: The first of 89 concrete elements which will be assembled to form the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube rail and road tunnel between Denmark and Germany has been cast at the production site in Rødbyhavn. The 217 m element comprises nine 24 m segments ...

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    Progress Rail locos delivered to Mongolian coal railway


    MONGOLIA: Progress Rail has delivered the first four of 16 SD70ACe/LW locomotives for the 234 km heavy haul railway which connects the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposits in the Gobi desert to an inland port close to the Chinese border at Gashuun Sukhait. The 1 520 mm ...

  • DB Regio Siemens Mobility Desiro HC EMU impression (Image Siemens Mobility)

    DB Regio orders EMUs with ski holders


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has been awarded its first contact to supply Desiro HS electric multiple-units equipped with holders for transporting skis. DB Regio is to use the six five-car Desiro HC partly double-deck EMUs on regional services from München to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald. The incumbent is to ...

  • Delivery of Stadler EMU for Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (Photo BLM) (2)

    Improvements to railway serving car-free village near completion


    SWITZERLAND: Stadler is delivering new rolling stock as part of the final stage of a programme to increase capacity and accessibility on Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren’s metre-gauge railway. Jungfraubahnen company BLM operates a cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, where passengers change to a 4 km adhesion railway ...

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    Alberta to develop passenger rail master plan


    CANADA: The government of Alberta has allocated C$9m for the development of a Passenger Rail Master Plan as a foundation for the development of commuter and regional services to meet the needs of the growing population. ‘World class’ consultants are to be appointed to produce the ...