All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 7

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    Independent review criticises delivery of Inland Rail scheme


    AUSTRALIA: The final cost and delivery plan for the Inland Rail scheme remain unclear, according to a scathing independent review of its governance issued on April 6.

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    Battery packs ordered for prototype Croatian multiple-units


    CROATIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Končar KEV has selected Leclanché to supply batteries for two prototype battery multiple-units which national passenger operator HŽPP ordered last December. Leclanché is to supply 14 of its INT-53 Energy lithium ion battery packs for use on a battery-only multiple-unit, and 12 ...

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    Rail improvements should be central to TEN-T revision, MEPs say


    EUROPE: Major EU transport infrastructure projects should focus on sustainable transport, avoid delays, improve links with Ukraine and Moldova and make provision for military transport, according to the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee. On April 13, the TRAN Committee formally adopted its position on the ...

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    JR Central targeting Tokaido Shinkansen ATO from 2028


    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway has set out plans to introduce GoA2 automatic train operation on the Tokaido Shinkansen by 2028. The system is currently on test and a demonstration for the media is planned for May 10.

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    Prasa reaches milestone in Cape Town suburban rail restoration


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa restarted services on April 4 between Langa and Nyanga on Cape Town’s Central Line.

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    Angolan railway expansion project approved


    ANGOLA: The government has approved funding for the construction of a 260 km railway to serve the inland provinces of Moxico and Lunda Sul. The Ministry of Transport has been authorised to award a US$1·2bn contract for design and construction of the line to a joint ...

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    Dinosaur train brings the past to the rails


    JAPAN: The Echizen Railway has given a trainset a dinosaur theme for use on services to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. The two-car Series 1000 EMU is one of 12 built by Tokyo Sharyo in 1973-85, and was acquired by the Echizen third sector railway from ...

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    CPK acquires rail infrastructure contractor Torpol


    POLAND: Railway, road and airport infrastructure project promoter Central Port Komunikacyjny has completed the purchase of a 38% controlling stake in rail infrastructure contractor Torpol from state-owned investor Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia. The deal was signed on April 5 following regulatory approval. ‘The most important benefit of ...

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    Russian-Indian consortium wins Vande Bharat Express contract


    INDIA: Indian Railways has formally notified a consortium of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd and Russian company Transmashholding that it has been selected as the winner of a US$1·8bn contract to manufacture 120 third-generation Vande Bharat Express 16-car trainsets. The consortium was named as the lowest bidder ...

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    Digital innovation included in Maryland commuter rail operating contract


    USA: Digital innovations are included in the next contract for the operation of MARC commuter rail services, which the Maryland Transit Administration has awarded to incumbent Alstom. The contract covers train operations, locomotive and coach maintenance, customer service, crewing and station and facilities management on the ...

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    Ermewa Group rebrands as Streem


    FRANCE: Wagon and tank container management business Ermewa Group has rebranded as Streem, and announced an aim to double its revenues by 2030. ‘The evolution of the Ermewa Group brand is a key strategic shift’, said CEO David Zindo on April 11. ‘This new name reflects ...

  • Locomotive final assembly at Siemens Mobility’s Muenchen-Allach factory

    Siemens Mobility expands locomotive manufacturing and services site


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is expanding its locomotive manufacturing and services plant in München-Allach.

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    Gepard Express to take over Brno – Wien Airport service


    EUROPE: Brno city council has selected local minibus and tour train operator Gepard Express to operate a subsidised daily train service to Wien airport from June 11 until the December 2025 timetable change.

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    Joint operating company formed to manage freight terminal


    GERMANY: Ziel Terminal GmbH has been established by Samskip (49·8%), Duisport (25·1%) and TX Logistik (25·1%) to operate the Logport III combined transport terminal at Duisburg-Hohenbudberg under a long-term lease. The 140 000 m2 facility has seven 720 m transhipment tracks, two shunting roads and two ...

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    Joint venture offers rail asset digitisation by drone


    AUSTRIA: SmartDigital Group and Plasser Group’s Digital Railway Solutions have formally established the Dynamic Rail Utilities Monitoring joint venture which will use unmanned aircraft and AI to build digital models of rail infrastructure assets. ‘With SmartDigital we are able to digitise a route from the air ...

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    Union Pacific to transfer Chicago commuter services to Metra


    USA: Chicago transport agency Metra is to take over the operation of three commuter rail services which are currently run on its behalf by infrastructure owner Union Pacific.

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    Otter footbridge installed in Denmark


    DENMARK: Pontoons for use by otters have been installed under a railway bridge which carries the line to Ribe over the River Tved. Infrastructure manager Banedanmark said that while the protected mammals are good swimmers, they dislike swimming under bridges and instead take the more dangerous ...

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    Lease information module added to fleet management software


    USA: Railinc’s TransmetriQ has added a Lease Management module to its wagon asset management software, providing wagon owners and lessees with a central location for storing detailed lease information such as renewal dates and repair responsibilities. ‘The new module addresses a lack of visibility to lease ...

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