All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 2

  • CRRC locos for Turkmenistan

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Rail Baltica impression

    Rail Baltica Academy to provide project insights for all


    EUROPE: The Rail Baltica Academy is to hold its third series of online public lectures from May 22, aiming to provide a broad audience including industry professionals, policymakers, students and future users with insights gained from the cross-border standard gauge line project. The lecture programme is ...

  • Turkey_Engineering_Centre_Inauguration_1

    Alstom opens Istanbul engineering centre


    TURKEY: Alstom has opened its first Engineering Centre in Turkey, which will focus on signalling. The site at Teknopark Istanbul is part of the company’s strategy to develop a local pool of highly qualified engineers responsible for interlockings, automatic train control and ETCS. It will initially ...

  • US dollars in bundles

    PSC acquires wagon repair business


    NORTH AMERICA: PSC Group has acquired the assets of Steel Line Rail Services, which provides mobile wagon repair, inspection and valve maintenance services for the petrochemical, refining and rolling stock leasing industries in the USA and Mexico. Steel Line Rail was founded in 2018, and now ...

  • GO Expansion programme

    Consultants appointed to support Toronto commuter rail enhancement


    CANADA: Regional transport authority Metrolinx has appointed a team led by Arup to act as technical adviser for the GO Expansion programme to provide frequent all-day electric train services across the Toronto region. Arup and subconsultants AECOM, Egis and Network Rail will support Metrolinx’s Technical Management ...

  • Praha Smichov rebuild (3)

    Work to start in September on five-year rebuild of Praha Smíchov station


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager Správa Železnic has awarded Strabag Rail a KC60·8m contract for the first phase of rebuilding Praha’s Smíchov station. SŽ received planning approval in March for the reconstruction of one of the capital’s busiest stations, and the contract was signed on May 2. ...

  • NightJet stock in Zagreb (Photo Toma Bacic)

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • rails+verts+3

    Infrabel takes a greener track


    BELGIUM: Infrabel has started a transition to using more environmentally friendly rails, produced using recycled material rather than fresh steel.

  • Moldova

    Moldova gets access to Connecting Europe Facility transport funding


    MOLDOVA: The government has signed an agreement with the European Commission enabling Moldovan promoters to apply for Connecting Europe Facility funding to support projects of common interest in the transport, energy and digital sectors. Moldovan authorities and companies will be able to apply for co-funding under ...

  • Sisak station (Photo Toma Bacic)

    Croatian railway reopening announced


    CROATIA: Plans to reopen the disused railway between Sisak Caprag and Petrinja have been announced. The 10·1 km long single-track route formed part of the Sisak Caprag – Karlovac line which closed with outbreak of hostilities in 1991-95. Petrinja and the Banovina region were heavily damaged ...

  • VR Transpoint round wood train for Kemi mill

    Precise planning pays off as Finnish wood trains launch


    FINLAND: National freight operator VR Transpoint has launched a ‘fine-tuned’ service transporting round wood by train to Metsä Group’s new Kemi bioproduct mill. The mill is due to start operation in Q3 2023, producing 1·5 million tonnes of pulp per year along with 2·0 TWh of ...

  • DB Talgo ICE L (Photo DB, Tobias Holzer

    Deutsche Bahn orders 73 ICE trainsets


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced two orders for a total of 73 inter-city trainsets.

  • Duisport Rail has signed a letter of intent with Vossloh Rolling Stock for the possible use of two hydrogen locomotives at its inland port facilities.

    Hydrogen shunting loco plan


    GERMANY: Duisport Rail has signed a letter of intent with Vossloh Rolling Stock for the possible use of two hydrogen locomotives at its inland port facilities. The operator and its parent company Duisburger Hafen are currently building a new container terminal, where operations are intended to ...

  • LTG and Ukrainian Railways

    Broad gauge railways seek closer European integration


    EUROPE: Ukrainian national railway Ukrzaliznytsia has signed a memorandum of intent to co-operate with the FREE Rail programme, which aims to develop an operating model that is based on EU rail standards and best practice while being aligned with the specific needs of 1 520 mm ...

  • Trains at Paris Est

    Frequentis awarded SNCF Réseau communications contract


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Frequentis to develop and supply a customised voice and data communication system covering the entire national rail network, including high speed lines. Frequentis will provide its FTS 3020 IP-based fixed terminal system. This supports GSM-R, which partially covers the ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 9 station

    Suburban signalling enhancement to support automated reversals


    BRAZIL: Alstom has signed a contract with operating concessionaire ViaMobilidade to modify signalling equipment on São Paulo suburban Line 9, the supplier announced on May 2. The project covers enhancement of traffic supervision and control systems on Line 9 to support automatic train operation at Osasco ...

  • CPK map

    Route for Poznań high speed line selected


    POLAND: Rail, airport and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has announced its preferred route for the Poznań arm of the proposed Y-shaped Warszawa – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław/Poznań high speed rail network. CPK selected its preferred Sieradz - Poznań route from four options, taking into ...

  • Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices.

    Load Status in Motion project aims to improve maintenance


    FRANCE: Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices. Amsted Digital IQ Series onboard gateways with integrated sensors will be used to measure the load status of ...

  • Mahindhann Krishnapillai, Head of AITX Rail Europe

    AITX launches European wagon services business


    EUROPE: North American wagon leasing, repair and data company AITX has launched AITX Rail Europe, saying it is looking to ‘proactively expand’ its portfolio and partnerships in the European market. AITX Rail Europe will provide rolling stock manufacturers, operating lessors and shippers with access to fleet ...

  • STM ES104

    Russian Railways orders domestically-developed EMUs


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has awarded Sinara Transport Machines a contract to supply 22 five-car electric multiple-units to the ES104 Vostok design, which has been developed as the basis for a family of trains using domestically-produced components.