All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 5

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    European Commission investigates possible anticompetitive practices in online rail ticketing


    SPAIN: The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether national incumbent RENFE may have abused its dominant position in the passenger rail market by refusing to supply all ticketing information and real-time data to rival retailing platforms. RENFE sells tickets offline and online ...

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    Work in Rail highlights career opportunities


    AUSTRALIA: The Australasian Railway Association has launched a Work in Rail campaign to highlight career opportunities in the sector. A Work in Rail website showcases 80 different careers, outlining each role as well as training and education pathways, salaries and providing links to current vacancies. The ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

  • DSB Talgo 230 driving coach

    DSB doubles Talgo inter-city train order


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has increased its order for Talgo 230 inter-city trainsets from eight to 16 trainsets. It has also ordered 16 driving trailer coaches which will enable push-pull operation with Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. DSB said push-pull operation would be cheaper and more ...

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    Record traffic on Saudi high speed line during Ramadan


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Haramain High Speed Rail line which connects Makkah and Madinah carried a record number of passengers during the Ramadan period, when a special timetable was operated to meet the high demand. Spanish national train operator RENFE, which operates the line on behalf of ...

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    Ankara – Sivas high speed line inaugurated


    TURKEY: The long-delayed Ankara – Sivas high speed line was formally opened on April 26, when national operator TCDD Taşımacılık ran its first public passenger services over the new route. The 405 km double-track line heading east from the capital incorporates 112 km of existing alignment as ...

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    More RER NG double-deck EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has exercised an option for Alstom to supply a further 60 RER Nouvelle Génération electric multiple-units for use on Paris suburban lines D and E. The €1bn order announced on April 26 is being financed by regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités. It has ...

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    Converting Finland’s rail network to standard gauge is not financially viable, study finds


    FINLAND: A study has concluded that converting the 1 524 mm broad gauge national railway network to the European standard of 1 435 mm would not be financially viable. Recognising that regauging would facilitate international passenger and freight traffic and could simplify rolling stock procurement, the ...

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    Grand Est seeks return of direct trains to the south


    FRANCE: Grand Est région has called on the national government to fund and launch a direct inter-city service between Lorraine and southern France.

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    DB drops Nürnberg ICE workshop plan


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has dropped a plan to build a €400m maintenance and repair facility for its ICE trains in the Nürnberg area.

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    Bulgaria to realign railway to Romanian border


    BULGARIA: Infrastructure manager NKZI has announced plans to replace the Medkovets – Vidin section of its Sofia – Vidin main line serving the northwest of the country with a new alignment, enabling passenger trains to run at 160 km/h and freight trains at 120 km/h. The ...

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    Türasaş unveils E5000 electric locomotive prototype


    TURKEY: State-owned locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Türasaş unveiled its prototype Type E5000 electric locomotive in Eskişehir on April 19. Designed by Tübitak, the four-axle electric locomotive has a continuous rating of 5MW and is able to operate at speeds up to 140 km/h. Following the ...

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    Brightline opens Orlando Airport station for services to start this summer


    USA: Florida inter-city operator Brightline has formally opened its station at Orlando International Airport, ready for the extension of its Miami – West Palm Beach services to Orlando ‘in the summer’. The service expansion follows upgrading and double-tracking of the existing Florida East Coast Railway between ...

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    Keolis picked to run Valleilijn services


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Gelderland has selected Keolis Nederland to operate Valleilijn services between Amersfoort and Ede-Wageningen via Barneveld for 13 years from the December 2023 timetable change. The line is currently operated by Transdev subsidiary Connexxion, using a fleet of five Protos EMUs supplied by ...


    Rail freight operator expands in southeast Europe


    EUROPE: The Metrans rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has acquired a 51% stake in Croatian operator Adria Rail.

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    ANTT prepares to relet Malha Oeste concession


    BRAZIL: ANTT has launched the process to relet the Malha Oeste operating concession, which is currently held by Rumo Logística.

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    Supreme Railways to serve more cities from September


    Photos: Benjámin Zelki SOUTH KOREA: Open-access high speed operator Supreme Railways to launch services to Jinju, Yeosu, and Pohang from September from its Suseo terminus in southeast Seoul. The expansion plan was announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport on April 4 following discussions ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

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    Automated train wheelchair lift launched


    SWITZERLAND: Högg Group company Simplify Engineering has received the first order for its latest design of automated train-mounted wheelchair lift.

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    Brightline to deploy S3 Passenger inventory and reservation system


    USA: Florida private sector passenger operator Brightline is to deploy the S3 Passenger inventory, ticketing and reservation platform from Siemens Mobility subsidiary Sqills. This intended to support the operator as it prepares to launch to services to Orlando, enabling it to manage and maximise seat utilisation ...