Railway Gazette

Chinese locomotive arrives in Serbia

SERBIA: The first of two CRRC Zhuzhou locomotives ordered by state electricity generator Elektroprivreda Srbije in April 2016 has arrived in Obrenovac, after being shipped from China to the Romanian...

Capitol Corridor Charger unveiled

USA: The first of six Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for northern California’s Capitol Corridor inter-city route from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley was...

Terms agreed for SNC-Lavalin to buy Atkins

WS ATKINS: The boards of WS Atkins plc and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc of Canada announced on April 20 that they had agreed terms for SNC-Lavalin to acquire the entire issued share capital of Atkins. This...

Railway supply industry news round-up

A record 470 people took part in HaCon‘s 20th annual HAFAS multi-modal route planning and booking software user conference in Hannover this month, attending lectures and workshops covering trends...

HS2 rolling stock procurement moves forward

UK: The competition for a £2·75bn contract to design, build and maintain trainsets for High Speed 2 was formally launched by project promoter HS2 Ltd on April 20, with the despatch of an OJEU tender...

UK railway news round-up

Network Rail undertook more than 200 engineering projects with a total value of £70m over the four-day Easter period.  RSSB has published guidance to help railway companies cut their...

Swedish railcars arrive in Montevideo

URUGUAY: Seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars originally built for SJ of Sweden were unloaded at the port of Montevideo on April 15. National operator AFE has purchased the vehicles from rolling stock...

Indian Railways selects 200 km/h upgrade option

INDIA: The Delhi – Chandigarh line is to be upgraded to permit ‘semi-high speed’ operation at speeds up to 200 km/h, Indian Railways has announced. Reference design studies will now be...

RegioJet expands fleet and introduces sixth class

CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access passenger operator RegioJet announced on April 18 that it had ordered eight Bombardier Transportation Traxx multi-voltage electric locomotives with an option for 20 more....

Toshkent orbital railway plan

UZBEKISTAN: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved plans for a 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway paralleling the Toshkent ring road. The orbital line would be designed to...

World rail market April 2017

Belgium: A consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel is to provide consultancy services for the modernisation of Brussels metro lines 1 and 5. Brazil: CRRC Times Electric is to supply platform...

World rail freight news round-up

CRRC Dalian has manufactured the first two of four Type CDN10A diesel locomotives ordered by Alborzniroo for use on open access services in Iran. They are customised to withstand high temperatures...

World rolling stock market April 2017

Australia: Sydney Trains has exercised a A$225m option to extend Downer EDI’s maintenance contract for its fleet of 35 four-car Millennium EMUs for a further 10 years from June. Alstom has...

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