All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 4

  • Indian Railways

    Indian Railways reports buoyant business in post-Covid rebound


    INDIA: Publishing its final results for the 2022-23 financial year, Indian Railways has reported a 27·75% increase in revenue for the 12 months to March 31. Reflecting economic buoyancy in the face of global headwinds, the national railway reported revenues of Rs2·44tr for the year. This ...

  • MagRail Booster GATX diagram

    GATX supports MagRail Booster linear motor wagon test


    POLAND: Hyperloop and maglev technology developer Nevomo is to use conventional wagons supplied by GATX Rail Europe to test its MagRail Booster concept for retrofitting existing rolling stock to enable linear motor propulsion. The aim is to provide faster acceleration and additional power on steep gradients ...

  • Nowe lokomotywy Vectron - PKP CARGO (4)

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Taiwan groundbreaking

    Taitung – Hualien double-tracking works begin


    TAIWAN: Taiwan Railways Administration has started work to double-track the southern section of its East Coast main line between Hualien, Taitung and Zhiben, following a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20. Rebuilt to 1 067 mm gauge in 1982 and electrified in 2014, the 162 km coastal ...

  • RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year.

    Track machines ordered for Scandinavia


    EUROPE: RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year. The Austrian manufacturer said the two machine types were ...

  • Captrain Euro6000

    Captrain España orders electric locos


    SPAIN: Freight operator Captrain España has ordered a further eight Euro6000 multi-voltage electric locomotives from Stadler Valencia. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2025, taking its fleet to 24. The order announced on May 3 has been funded in part by a €15m grant from ...

  • Railpool Traxx

    GIC becomes majority shareholder in Railpool


    GERMANY: Singapore’s foreign reserves investor GIC has become the majority shareholder in rolling stock leasing company Railpool, following the acquisition of a further 27% stake from co-owner German infrastructure investor Palladio Partners which takes GIC’s stake to 77%. ‘Railpool has delivered strong business performance since our ...

  • MxV Rail FAST construction diagram

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • S-tog.

    DSB cleared to order automated S-bane trains


    DENMARK: State-owned operator DSB has received government authorisation to start the procurement of its next generation of trains for the København S-bane, paving the way for fully-automated operation from 2029. Due to be rolled out over the next 15 years, the trains are intended to replace ...

  • IQ Series from Amsted Digital Solutions

    Greenbrier orders Amsted technology to improve wagon management


    EUROPE: Wagon fleet management and telematics company Amsted Digital Solutions has announced a multi-year contract to supply IQ Series onboard gateways to Greenbrier Europe. The gateways are designed to provided operational insights without the need for additional sensors. This includes GPS location data to manage inbound ...

  • EuroDual

    Körfez Ulaştırma sees traffic and fleet growth


    TURKEY: Private rail freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma has reported an increase in traffic for the first quarter of the year and confirmed its intention to expand its locomotive fleet. The subsidiary of Turkey’s largest oil refiner Tüpraş was the first private operator to be granted a ...

  • Suites rapides caténaires

    SNCF seeks third catenary renewal train


    FRANCE: Faced with the prospect of renewing a substantial proportion of the overhead line equipment across the national railway network, SNCF Réseau has announced its intention to procure a third catenary renewal train. The infrastructure manager has recently put into service two highly automated machines, (known ...

  • Gibraltar Fixed Link tunnel project impression

    Strait of Gibraltar tunnel plans revived


    INTERNATIONAL: Spain and Morocco have agreed to restart the development of proposals for a rail tunnel under the Strait of Gibraltar. Studies for an inter-continental fixed-link have been undertaken at intervals over more than 40 years, under the co-ordination of state owned entities Secegsa in Spain ...

  • OeBB Nightjet Skoda Group refurbishment

    Couchette coach refurbishment contract awarded


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Škoda Group a contract to modernise six couchette cars for Nightjet overnight services, with an option for 28 more. Škoda said the modernised coaches would feature ‘comfortable’ beds, modern lighting and updated toilets as well as an accessible compartment. The ...

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    Study finds batteries and hydrogen could replace diesel locos on heavy freight trains


    AUSTRALIA: Batteries or a combination of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells could feasibly replace diesel traction on rail freight corridors across Australia, according to a study undertaken by the University of Queensland and operator Aurizon. Researchers analysised real-world data to assess the energy required to transport ...

  • Railcoop freight train

    Railcoop suspends freight operations


    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop announced on April 25 that was suspending its freight operation on the 150 km north-south line between Toulouse-St-Jory and Capdenac.

  • American Track Services project

    US and Canadian rail contractors join forces


    NORTH AMERICA: US rail infrastructure contractor American Track Services has acquired Canadian company Universal Rail Systems from investors led by TorQuest Partners.

  • Port of Marín

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • STM_Work Site Tamper

    Track machine production underway in India


    INDIA: Sinara Transport Machines has completed the first Work Site Tamper to be assembled at the SAN Engineering & Locomotives factory in Bengaluru. Tampers and 19 ballast regulators for Indian Railways are being assembled from kits with the Russian company’s local partner under the government’s Make ...

  • ELP Balkans loco

    ELP to seek Balkan locomotive certification


    EUROPE: Swiss locomotive leasing company European Loc Pool is to seek certification of its Stadler EuroDual locomotives for operation in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company announced on April 20 that it was working with Stadler Rail Valencia and local partners to conduct test runs ...