All articles by Railway Gazette International – Page 8

  • Trenes Argentinos has opened a two-station extension of its Paraná – Berduc local passenger service (3)

    Trenes Argentinos extends Entre Ríos passenger service


    ARGENTINA: Trenes Argentinos has opened a two-station extension of its Paraná – Berduc local passenger service in Entre Ríos province. There is a service of two trains each way per day from the city of Paraná to the new stations at La Picada and Jorge Méndez, ...

  • KTZ 3

    Wagon manufacturer enters passenger market


    KAZAKHSTAN: The passenger division of national railway KTZ has put into service the first batch of coaches supplied by Petropavlovsk-based wagon manufacturer Ziksto. The company has begun producing Type 61-4440 compartment and 300 Type 61-447 open saloon coaches to a design developed at Transmashholding’s Tver plant. An ...

  • Transnet train

    Freight operator investigates whether ghost trains are haunting its network


    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has started investigating allegations of ‘ghost trains’ on its network, following reports that services may be operating which are not formally scheduled, with the revenue not flowing back to the national freight operator. In a statement on March 27, Transnet emphasised that ‘these ...

  • SJ Alstom X40 electric multiple-unit

    VR FleetCare awarded Swedish EMU refurbishment contract


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ has awarded Finland’s VR FleetCare a €35m contract to modernise its 27 three-car Alstom Coradia Duplex X40 double-deck electric multiple-units. The comprehensive refurbishment of the EMUs dating from 2004–08 will include changes to the internal layout, replacement of the seats and ...

  • Wagons

    Operail completes disposal of wagon leasing fleet


    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has completed its exit from the wagon leasing business, with the sale of the final 1 036 vehicles in February and March. More than 40 companies were invited to participate in the sale of the fleet, and 20 opted to make ...

  • São Paulo skyline

    Delayed São Paulo inter-city tender approved


    BRAZIL: Publication of an international tender for the operation of inter-city and regional passenger trains over the 101 km route between São Paulo and Campinas has been approved by Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, state governor of São Paulo and former federal minister for infrastructure in the ...

  • Coradia multiple-unit for Dakar

    CAF secures multiple-unit orders from France and Sénégal


    INTERNATIONAL: CAF has announced its first order to supply Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units since acquiring the product platform and the Reichshoffen factory from Alstom in August last year. Under the contracts announced on April 3 CAF is to supply 11 four-car Régiolis trainsets ordered by the ...

  • RegioJet Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet awarded Praha – Brno operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ministry of Transport has selected RegioJet as the winner of a contract to operate subsidised express trains on route R9 from Praha to Havlíčkův Brod and Brno or Jihlava. The contract runs for 15 years from December 2026 and covers 2·8 million train-km/year. ...

  • Work starts on final section of Napoli – Bari line

    Work starts on final section of Napoli – Bari line


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana has marked the start of boring work for a tunnel between Telese and Vitulano on the new Napoli – Bari alignment. Minister of Infrastructure & Transport Matteo Salvini attended a ceremony on March 15 to mark the point at which ...

  • Electric train on tracks 3

    South Australia to take back Adelaide suburban operations


    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has reached agreement with the state government of South Australia to hand back the operation of the Adelaide suburban rail network progressively from January 2025.

  • Hauts de France TER train

    Hauts-de-France awards its first regional train operating contract


    FRANCE: Incumbent SNCF Voyageurs has beaten a rival bid from Transdev to win the Hauts-de-France région’s first competitively tendered contract for the operation of passenger train services. The contract announced by the regional authority on March 30 runs for nine years from December 2024, and is ...

  • Berlin - Hamburg track renewals (Photo DB Netz)

    Poor state of German rail network demands ‘radical change of course’


    GERMANY: DB Netz has warned that the poor condition of parts of the national rail network risks jeopardising the future growth and quality of services.

  • Slovakian GSM-R contract

    Slovakian main line GSM-R contract signed


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej Republiky has awarded a contract to roll out GSM-R to support ETCS Level 2 on its 329 km main line linking Varín east of Žilina to Košice and Čierna nad Tisou on the Ukrainian border. The €40m turnkey contract has been ...

  • ICE4 trainset (Photo: DB).

    DB bounces back from pandemic


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn group has reported a positive year in 2022, closing with an adjusted EBIT of just over €1∙25bn compared with an operating loss of €1∙55bn in 2021. Group revenues increased by 19∙1% to reach a record of €56∙3bn thanks to high demand for passenger ...

  • Iryo launches high speed train services to Andalucia (1)

    Iryo launches services to Sevilla and Málaga


    SPAIN: Open access high speed operator Iryo has introduced commercial services from Madrid to Sevilla and Málaga with two return services per day from March 31. The inaugural run was made from Madrid to Sevilla a day before. The initial services call only at Córdoba, giving ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • CPK map

    Katowice – Ostrava high speed line alignment selected


    POLAND: Project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has selected a preferred variant for the proposed 250 km/h mixed-traffic line from Katowice towards Ostrava in the Czech Republic, which it will use to seek investors. The line is intended to form part of the 1 981 km network ...

  • Amtrak train

    Amtrak to establish a digital clearance ecosystem


    USA: Amtrak has awarded Cordel Group and D/Gauge Ltd a 6½ year contract to provide software-as-a-service for automated gauging and clearance checking. Cordel’s artificial intelligence, scanning and data processing expertise will be combined with specialist rail clearance technology from TÜV Rheinland Group company D/Gauge. The system ...

  • SETRAG is the concessionaire of the 650 km Transgabonais rail line between Franceville and Libreville.

    ENSCO to help monitor Gabonese track geometry


    GABON: Railway concessionaire Sociéte d’Exploitation du Transgabonais has awarded ENSCO a 12-month contract to provide track geometry measurement services. ENSCO is to supply and install its measuring equipment on one of SETRAG’s existing vehicles. The company will also provide comprehensive training for the SETRAG personnel to ...

  • Pomorskie suburban

    Pomorskie voivodship orders EMUs


    The 20 EMUs for SKM services will have three cars each with three doors per side POLAND: Pomorskie voivodship has confirmed orders for Newag to supply 20 electric multiple-units for use on SKM suburban services from Gdańsk to Wejherowo via Gdynia, and a further 11 EMUs ...