All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2022

All articles published this month.

  • Toronto GO Transit train (Photo: Korneel Luth/Pixabay)

    First Class Partnerships rebranded


    UK: Rail consultancy First Class Partnerships has been rebranded as the UK & Europe Division of its parent company CPCS, working alongside the divisions covering Africa, North America and elsewhere.

  • Tatravagonka InnoTrans 2022

    Non-traditional materials to reduce bogie weights


    SLOVAKIA: The readiness of the rail freight market to accept the use of non‑traditional materials in bogie production is being assessed in Tatravagónka’s Y25LsAL‑C-K bogie project, for which technical and economic feasibility studies are now underway. The wagon manufacturer says weight reductions and the resulting improvements ...

  • Grand Union Trains impression lightened
    Rail Business UK

    RENFE looks at entering UK rail market through open access partnership


    UK: Managing Director Ian Yeowart tells Rail Business UK about Grand Union Trains’ latest plan to launch a London – Carmarthen service in partnership with a Spanish investor and national operator RENFE.

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
    Metro Report International

    Auckland light rail development contract awards


    NEW ZEALAND: Contracts are being awarded for further planning and development of the proposed Auckland light rail project. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council have selected an alliance of Aurecon and Arup as preferred bidder for the next phase of planning and ...

  • Berlin Hbf (3)

    Service increases and new trains in German operating contract


    GERMANY: Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB has awarded DB Regio Nordost the contract to operate Netz Nord-Süd passenger services on behalf of the Länder of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sachsen-Anhalt. The contract runs for 12 years from December 2026 and covers services RE3 Schwedt/Stralsund – Berlin – ...

  • SKF

    Railway supply industry news round-up


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

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    Metro Report International

    Updated scenarios boost virtual reality tram safety tool


    UK: Additional scenarios reflecting real-life incidents and changes to the highway code have been added to a virtual reality hazard perception tool which light rail operators can use for training and as part of their recruitment processes. The tool was funded by the Light Rail Safety ...

  • InnoTrans

    World rail industry returns to InnoTrans in a spirit of optimism


    INNOTRANS: The four days of the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair attracted 2 834 exhibitors from 56 countries and 137 394 visitors from 131 countries, organiser Messe Berlin reports. The number of first-time visitors was particularly high at 56%, and 57% of visitors were from outside Germany. ...

  • CP freight train and mountains in Canada

    Canadian rail industry to assist Ukraine


    UKRAINE: A working group to support the reconstruction of Ukrainian transport infrastructure and the resilience of rail assets has been formed by the governments of Ukraine and Canada, national railway Ukraliznytsia, and the Railway Association of Canada on behalf of Canadian railways.

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression (1)

    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction the lots 4, 5 and 6 contracts for the South Commuter Railway project to build a 56 km electrified double-track line running south from Solis station in Manila to Calamba with 18 stations. The three ...

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    JR Central battery-hybrid trainsets enter service


    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway has launched its Series HC85 hybrid multiple-units on Limited Express services between Nagoya and Takayama. Branded on this route as Hida, the trains will also be deployed on Nanki Limited Express services between Nagoya, Shingu and Kii-Katuura.


    South Korean and UK bodies sign rail research MoU


    INTERNATIONAL: The Korea Railroad Research Institute and the UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board signed a memorandum of understanding covering collaboration in railway safety research and development during InnoTrans. KRRI and RSSB intend to co-operate on: research and development of technology such as data-based safety ...

  • Oman-Etihad Rail Co agreement

    Oman – UAE railway project developer established


    ASIA: National railway project promoters Oman Rail and Etihad Rail have agreed to establish equally-owned Oman-Etihad Rail Co to design, develop and operate a mixed traffic railway connecting the port of Sohar to the UAE’s developing network. The company is to develop a work plan, financial ...

  • CARS RSI UNIFE MoU InnoTrans 2022

    North American and European rail supply industry associations sign MoU


    INNOTRANS: The US Railway Supply Institute, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers and European supply industry association UNIFE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening future collaboration. The three organisations said the MoU signed at InnoTrans in Berlin would begin a new phase in ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

  • Boston subway train
    Metro Report International

    MBTA introduces online applications for reduced fare cards


    USA: People with disabilities, including low vision, can now apply online rather than in person for smart cards providing free or reduced fares on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority services around Boston. The process is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese, and is accessible to screen ...

  • Luc Lallemand

    Lallemand to step down as head of SNCF Réseau


    FRANCE: Luc Lallemand is to leave his role as President & Director-General of infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, the transport ministry confirmed on September 28.

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    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern scraps first class in timetable revision to meet changed demand


    UK: Southeastern has announced that it is to abolish first class travel with effect from December 11 2022, as part of timetable changes which aim to provide a ‘simpler, more reliable’ service and reflect the way people now travel following the pandemic. First class seating is ...

  • Israel Railways logo

    Tender No. 42209 For Carpets purchase for ISR’s DD coaches (“Tender”)

    Organisation: Israel Railways Ltd.
    Location: Israel
    Deadline: 8 December 2022

  • MRT-logo

    Project developer and asset owner for Projek Mass Rapid Transit Laluan 3: Laluan Lingkaran

    Organisation: MRT Lingkaran Sdn Bhd
    Location: Kuala Lumpur
    Deadline: 16 December 2022