All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 3

  • 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.

  • Progress Rail EMD Joule battery electric locomotive (Photo PHL)

    Joule battery loco unveiled ahead of trial


    USA: Pacific Harbor Line has unveiled a Progress Rail EMD SD40JR Joule battery electric locomotive ahead of a one-year trial. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF and Union Pacific trains within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It ...

  • VR Transpoint Stadler DR19 diesel locomotive (Photo VR)

    First Dr19 diesel locomotive enters service


    FINLAND: The first of 60 Class Dr19 diesel locomotives being supplied by Stadler has entered revenue service with national operator VR, hauling round wood from Kemi to Kolari on May 3. In April 2019 VR awarded Stadler a €220m contract to supply 60 of the centre-cab ...

  • Gauteng resignalling

    Gauteng resignalling project completed


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has completed the resignalling of its suburban rail network in Gauteng province, serving Johannesburg and Pretoria. Underway since 2011, the two-stage project is the largest signalling project carried out on the network, according to main contractor Siemens Mobility. ...

  • R&S_Istria_01

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Ermewa and Nexxiot

    Ermewa to use Nexxiot technology for wagon telematics


    EUROPE: Leasing company Ermewa is to integrate Nexxiot’s sensor and data technology into its existing wagon telematics to provide real-time information and detailed metrics covering vehicle location, utilisation, mileage, shocks and other events affecting maintenance, quality and safety. Nexxiot’s technology includes an interoperable ecosystem of ATEX-certified ...

  • BDZ_03

    Narrow gauge locos refurbished


    BULGARIA: Express Service has completed the refurbishment of two Class 77 diesel locomotives used by national operator BDZ on the 760 mm gauge Septemvri – Dobrinishte line. The 4m leva contract was awarded in May 2020. The Maybach diesel engines have been replaced with Stage V ...

  • Channel Tunnel freight Shuttle (Photo: Eurotunnel)

    Eurotunnel lorry shuttle service rebranded


    EUROPE: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Getlink has announced what it calls a ‘major rebranding initiative’ for its Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight lorry shuttle service, which will now be known as LeShuttle Freight. This is part of a ‘full brand evolution across both the freight and car passenger ...

  • BDZ electric loco

    Bulgarian ETCS support scheme approved


    BULGARIA: The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €32m Bulgarian scheme to encourage freight and passenger modal shift from road to rail. To be funded through the Recovery & Resilience Facility, the scheme aims to remove technical barriers to rail interoperability and ...

  • National Express train

    National Express to become Mobico Group


    INTERNATIONAL: National Express plc is to change the name of its corporate parent company to Mobico Group plc from early June. The board believes that the Mobico name better reflects its international nature and the range of public transport services it operates. The company said National ...

  • Hyundai Rotem and Hana Bank have agreed to form a fund which will invest in long-term railway, road and airport projects.

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • DSB IC5 Alstom Coradia Stream mock-up (7)

    Danish IC5 Coradia Stream mock-up unveiled


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has unveiled a full-size mock-up of the IC5 Coradia Stream multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to replace IC3, IC4, IR4 and Øresund trainsets on inter-city and regional services. The IC5 design combines ‘innovation, sustainability and great passenger comfort in the ...

  • Rail Freight Forward 1

    ‘We need more capacity’ urges DB’s Nikutta as she takes on Rail Freight Forward leadership


    EUROPE: DB Board Member for Freight and DB Cargo CEO Sigrid Nikutta has succeeded Rail Cargo Group Chief Executive Clemens Först as Chair of the Rail Freight Forward alliance.

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    Ouigo España launches Madrid – Alacant service


    SPAIN: SNCF’s low-cost subsidiary Ouigo España launched two pairs of daily trains between Madrid Chamartín and Alacant on April 28, following a ceremony at Alacant Terminal the previous day. The trains call only at Albacete Los Llanos on the 486 km route from Madrid Chamartín to ...

  • FGC Stadler Class 257 loco launch

    Metre gauge electro-diesel freight locos enter service


    SPAIN: Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya has put into service the first two of five Class 257 metre gauge electro-diesel freight locos ordered from Stadler to replace its Class 254 diesels. The €30·2m contract for the 20 m long, 3 900 mm high, 90 tonne ...

  • BoxXpress train

    German government urged to revise pessimistic rail freight assumptions


    GERMANY: The leaders of six private rail freight operators have published an open letter to federal Transport Minister Dr Volker Wissing urging the government to revise pessimistic forecasts for the sector’s future growth.

  • CP hydrogen locomotive

    Hydrogen locos to be tested on coal trains


    CANADA: Piloting the use of hydrogen locomotives is included in an agreement for Canadian Pacific Kansas City to haul steelmaking coal from Teck Coal’s four operations in southeastern British Columbia. The agreement announced on May 4 builds on existing services for Teck and runs until the end ...

  • Transport Logistic freight skills event

    Dutch rail freight community launches skills drive


    EUROPE: More needs to be done to attract younger people to work in the sector, representatives of the Dutch rail freight industry said at the Transport Logistic trade fair in München. The announcement on May 9 was co-ordinated by Rail Cargo Information Netherlands and partners to ...

  • Turkmenistan_RZD

    Turkmenistan’s oldest railway workshop to be modernised


    TURKMENISTAN: A memorandum of understanding for co-operation to modernise the Gyzylarbat rolling stock repair plant was signed by national railway Demirýollary and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International at the International Transport & Transit Corridors: Interconnection & Development 2023 conference in Ashgabat on May 4. The Gyzylarbat ...

  • ÖBB and Ukrainian Railways

    Intermodal rail freight service to bring Ukraine into the European logistics chain


    EUROPE: Rail Cargo Group used the Transport Logistic trade show in München on May 9 to announce an intermodal freight service linking Kyiv and Lviv with Budapest and Wien. Austrian Federal Railways’ freight subsidiary said this would be the ‘first regular, high frequency intermodal connection’ between ...