All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2023

All articles published this month.

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    Connectivity on the Rails: How WAVETHRU™ Retrofit Enhances Mobile Signal inside Trains

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    In the digital era, staying connected is no longer a luxury but a necessity - especially during train journeys. Rail companies face a monumental challenge: ensuring energy efficiency without compromising mobile connectivity. 

  • Rosehill Rail anti-trespass panels have been installed at Tri-Rail's Fort Lauderdale Airport station (Photo Rosehill Polymers)
    Rail Business UK

    Rosehill Polymers targets exports following financing deal


    UK: Rosehill Polymers Group has finalised a deal with Virgin Money and UK Export Finance to complete a refinancing and management buyout and accelerate international growth. Rosehill Rail anti-trespass panels have been installed to discourage people from walking on the tracks at Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale Airport station ...

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  • Turkish trains

    Turkish treasury to extend support for TCDD


    TURKEY: The national treasury is to continue to fund budget deficits run up by state railway infrastructure manager TCDD for a further 10 years until the end of 2033, according to a presidential decree published in the state gazette on October 6. The existing agreement on ...

  • Warszawa Zachodnia tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa Zachodnia tram link contract let


    POLAND: A consortium of Balzola Polska and Lantania has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1·6 km tram extension in Warszawa. This will connect Warszawa Zachodnia railway station with the tram stop at Bitwy Warszawskiej, served by routes 1, 7, 9, 15, 25 ...

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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.

  • Eurostar passengers boarding at London St Pancras

    Evolyn to launch Paris – London trains in competition with Eurostar


    EUROPE: High speed rail start-up Evolyn has announced plans to launch passenger services to compete with Eurostar on the ‘strategic and high demand’ route between Paris and London. On October 11 the company said it had reached an agreement to acquire 12 Avelia high speed trains ...

  • Eurostar Thalys merger brand reveal (2)

    CEO sets out how the merged Eurostar business aims to go further


    EUROPE: ‘We are opening a new chapter of the Eurostar story’ with ‘our most loyal customers as the main characters’, Eurostar CEO Gwendoline Cazenave said at an event on October 9 marking the launch of an international marketing campaign following the completion of the merger with Thalys.

  • Sacramento Siemens Mobility S700 LRV (Photo SacRT)
    Metro Report International

    Sacramento orders more low floor LRVs


    USA: Sacramento Regional Transit District has ordered further eight Siemens Mobility S700 low floor light rail vehicles. The latest order announced on October 9 follows from an initial 20 which were ordered in 2020 and further eight ordered in 2021, taking the total order to 36. ...

  • RENFE train in France

    RENFE reiterates Paris plans after successful open access launch


    FRANCE: Spanish incumbent RENFE Viajeros reported on October 3 that its entry into the French market under open access rules has been a success. The company has been running Barcelona – Lyon and Madrid – Marseille services under its own safety case since July; these routes ...

  • Eurostar train on High Speed 1
    Rail Business UK

    HS1 Ltd issues manifesto for rail growth


    UK: Channel Tunnel to London high speed line concessionaire HS1 Ltd has published a nine-point manifesto setting out policy interventions that it says the next government needs to make ‘to ensure the UK’s rail system is fit for the future’. These are to: capitalise on the ...

  • Willenhall station site during demolition work
    Rail Business UK

    Black Country station works to restart


    UK: Work on the future Willenhall and Darlaston stations is to resume, after Transport for West Midlands reached an agreement with Kier which acquired the rail activities of contractor Buckingham Group after it went into administration during August. TfWM said the pause in work and ‘refresh’ ...

  • European Sleeper train (5)

    European Sleeper announces launch date for Praha night train service


    EUROPE: Open access night train operator European Sleeper has announced the launch date and timetable for the extension of its current Brussels - Berlin service to Dresden and Praha. Services are scheduled to start on March 25 2024. European Sleeper’s Brussels – ...

  • Alstom and Saudi Railway Polytechnic

    Rail training programmes developed for young Saudis


    SAUDI ARABIA: Alstom and Saudi Railway Polytechnic have formed a partnership to provide Saudis aged 18 to 26 with Rolling Stock & Traction and Signalling & Telecom technical and vocational training. The programme will begin with 20 trainees. Male participants will have six months of intensive ...

  • Palace of Westminster
    Rail Business UK

    Rail leaders court Labour as fears of ‘managed decline’ grow


    UK: Amid mounting concern about potential cuts to rail provision, senior leaders in the passenger and freight markets have begun to engage more closely with the Labour Party ahead of a likely general election in 2024.

  • MRCE Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive

    Beacon Rail completes MRCE acquisition


    EUROPE: Beacon Rail announced on September 29 that it had completed the acquisition of locomotive leasing business Mitsui Rail Capital Europe from Mitsui & Co. The transaction had been agreed on August 7. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in the Netherlands, MRCE has a fleet of ...

  • BLS Cargo Vectron (Photo Toma Bacic)

    BLS Cargo orders XLoad Vectron locomotives


    SWITZERLAND: BLS Cargo has ordered 10 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives for use on north-south routes from Belgian and Dutch ports to Italy. The multi-system locos ordered on September 25 will be equipped for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. They will ...

  • HS2
    Rail Business UK

    Rail suppliers and unions call for clarity on High Speed 2


    UK: Ahead of the Conservative party conference on October 1-4 the Railway Industry Association has set out ‘key asks’ to provided clarity on the future of the rail industry, while trade unions have called for a High Speed 2 project summit. Industry asks Supply industry association ...

  • New York robot police
    Metro Report International

    Police robot to patrol New York Subway station


    USA: A police security robot is being trialled at the New York Subway’s Times Square station. The K5 robot has been supplied by Knightscope, which develops autonomous security robots and emergency communication systems. The manufacturer said the K5 was designed to provided ‘force multiplying physical deterrence’, ...

  • Fenniarail Vectron

    Private operator’s Vectron locomotive arrives in Finland


    FINLAND: What future operator Fenniarail says is the first electric locomotive to be acquired by a private operator in Finland arrived at the port of Hanko from Germany on September 17. Fenniarail ordered the Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive in September 2022. The 1 524 mm ...