All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 11

  • CRRC Tangshan has unveiled the first of two articulated battery railcars to operate solar-powered tourist trains through the Quebrada de Humahuaca World Heritage site in northwest Argentina.

    Solar tourist train to operate in the Andes


    ARGENTINA: CRRC Tangshan has unveiled the first of two articulated battery railcars to operate solar-powered tourist trains through the Quebrada de Humahuaca World Heritage site in northwest Argentina. Backed by the province of Jujuy, the Tren Turístico de La Quebrada project involves the reactivation of passenger ...

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    Trans-Afghanistan Railway agreement signed


    ASIA: Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed the route for the proposed Trans-Afghanistan Railway, which is being planned as joint initiative between the three countries to promote regional connectivity and provide Central Asia with access to Pakistan’s seaports. The protocol was signed at a ...

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    Innovation Council appointed to grow Australian rail supply sector


    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has appointed a Rail Industry Innovation Council tasked with streamlining practices to increase domestic manufacturing as part of the National Rail Manufacturing Plan. The council is chaired by Jacqui Walters, who has been appointed as Rail Manufacturing Advocate with the aim of ...

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    Mitteldeutschen S-Bahn operating contracts awarded


    GERMANY: Transport authority ZVNL has awarded DB Regio and Die Länderbahn contracts to operate Mitteldeutschen S-Bahn services centred on Leipzig, which it said form one of the largest and most complex tendered networks in Germany.

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    The Overland to continue for a further three years


    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has agreed an A$11·5m three-year package to support the operation of The Overland long-distance passenger trains.

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    Swiss help sought to keep Eurostar running to Amsterdam


    NETHERLANDS: A Swiss firm has been commissioned to assist with finding a way of enabling Eurostar services to continue to run during a major refurbishment of Amsterdam Centraal station. The planned works mean that areas of the station which Eurostar uses to undertake the border and ...

  • Iryo launches high speed train services to Andalucia (4)

    Deloitte to develop Spanish track access charging regime


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Deloitte a contract to develop a scale of access charges which will apply to RENFE, Iryo and Ouigo in 2024 and 2025. Responsibility for access charges was transferred from the state budget to ADIF in December 2022, and they can ...

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    Akiem signs 100-loco framework agreement


    EUROPE: Alstom and leasing company Akiem have signed a €500m framework contract for up to 100 Traxx Universal MS3 locomotives, with a firm order for 65. The locomotives will be suitable for freight and inter-city passenger operations at up to 160 km/h in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ...

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    Hamburg S-Bahn to trial digital energy saving controls


    GERMANY: As part of the Digitale S-Bahn Hamburg programme, the city of Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial an intelligent operations control system aimed at making operations more energy efficient. Signing a co-operation accord on July 18, the three partners agreed to invest ...

  • Eurostar passengers can now use SmartCheck biometric verification to check-in and pass UK border exit checks when travelling from London St Pancras International station.

    Eurostar check-in biometric verification goes live


    The SmartCheck biometric check-in and UK border exit system has gone live at Eurostar’s London St Pancras station; Railway Gazette International tries it out and speaks to the high speed train operator and supplier iProov.

  • Vy Group CEO Gro Bakstad and Railway Director Knut Sletta at the signing of the Østlandet traffic agreements on June 29 (Photo: Jernbanedirectorate/Njål Svingheim)

    Service enhancements announced as Vy signs Østlandet operating contract


    NORWAY: Enhanced services are to be rolled out in eastern Norway following the signing of contracts for state-owned operator Vy to run the Østlandet network for 10 years from December 2023.

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    Rail Broadcast Week 2023 emphasises rail’s digital future


    INTERNATIONAL: Taking place on November 20-23 and organised by the Railway Gazette Group, Rail Broadcast Week will provide business-critical insights, real-world examples and thought-provoking discussions centred on the key trends shaping the rail industry globally. Now in its third edition, Rail Broadcast Week comprises a series of ...

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    Eurobahn contract extended to match battery train delivery


    GERMANY: Westfalen-Lippe transport authority NWL has directly awarded Eurobahn a three-year extension to its contract to operate Ostwestfalen-Lippe Nord diesel-worked passenger services. The contract started on December 2013 and was due to run to December 2025. It has been extended so that the next tendered contract ...

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    Wagon pooling company relocates headquarters


    NORTH AMERICA: Wagon pooling company TTX is to move its headquarters from Chicago to Charlotte in North Carolina. TTX is a co-operative owned by BNSF, CN, CPKC, CSX Ferromex, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. It has a fleet of more than 170 000 wagons for traffic ...

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    SBB unveils inter-regional double-deck trainsets


    SWITZERLAND: The first of 60 Stadler RABe512 double deck electric multiple-units for use on Interregio services was unveiled by Swiss Federal Railways at Zürich’s main station on July 7. SBB awarded Stadler a SFr1·3bn contract to supply the EMUs in 2021, having ordered similar units from ...

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    Alstom to open train cab factory in Morocco


    MOROCCO: Alstom is to build a second factory in Fez, where will produce driving cabs for regional and metro trains. This 160m dirham investment is expected to create 200 direct jobs by 2025. Alstom produces electrical wiring and Mitrac transformers at its existing plant in the ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    DB Regio awarded E-Netz Oberelbe operating contract


    GERMANY: Oberelbe transport authority VVO has awarded DB Regio a contract to operate E-Netz Oberelbe passenger services from 14 years from December 2026. The contract covers services from Dresden to Leipzig, Cottbus and Hoyerswerda totalling 3·1 million train-km/year. The scope will be expanded in 2035 with ...

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive (Photo Alpha Trains Florian Fraaß)

    Long-term locomotive service contract signed


    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility have signed their largest servicing contract, covering the maintenance of Vectron locomotives over 15 years. Maintenance work will be undertaken at Siemens Mobility Service facilities in 13 countries, with major overhauls to be done at the Siemens Rail ...

  • The Hudson Tunnels are used by both Amtrak long-distance and New Jersey Transit commuter trains. Amtrak is the infrastructure owner for this section of the Northeast Corridor.

    Gateway Programme back on course as Hudson tunnel gets federal grant


    USA: The project to build another rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River linking New York City with New Jersey is to be allocated a further $6·9bn of federal funding.