Railway Gazette

VTG expands US and Russian wagon fleets

VTG: Leasing company VTG has strengthened its position in the US market and completed a ‘major strategic step’ in Russia through a series of wagon acquisitions. VTG Rail Inc has expanded its US...

Airline veteran Richard Anderson to head Amtrak

USA: National passenger operator Amtrak named Richard Anderson as its next President & Chief Executive on June 26. The former CEO of Delta and Northwest Airlines will take up the post on July 12,...

Murray Basin gauge conversion contract awarded

AUSTRALIA: A contract for regauging and upgrading more than 1 000 route-km of railway serving the Murray Basin region was announced on June 26 by Federal Minister for Infrastructure &...

World rail market June 2017

Canada: Bombardier has announ­ced a six-year C$700m agreement for IBM to support the integration of IT services across its Transportation and Aerospace businesses in 47 countries.  Mauritania:...

Uralchem modernises ammonia wagon fleet

RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a batch of ammonia tank wagons offering a capacity of 92·7 m3 and 60·2 tonnes, an increase of between 5%...

500th Vectron locomotive ordered

CZECH REPUBLIC: European Locomotive Leasing has awarded Siemens a contract to supply a further eight Vectron electric locomotives. The locomotives will be rated at 6·4 MW and have a maximum speed of...

World rail freight news round-up

Lithuanian operator Lietuvos Geležinkeliai has ordered two type ES1000 battery shunting locomotives from Bulgarian company Express Service for use in Kaunas and Vilnius. Trinity Chemical has...

World rolling stock market June 2017

Azerbaijan: ŽOS Vrútky has under­taken heavy overhaul of eight ADY sleeping cars, which have been converted into 160 km/h air-conditioned economy/business class cars with 60 seats. Another seven...

World rail infrastructure market June 2017

Argentina: Alstom has won a €17m contract to renew power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B. Australia: Victoria's Level Crossing Removal Authority has awarded KBR a contract for engineering...

DSB finds buyer for AnsaldoBreda IC2 DMUs

DENMARK: National operator DSB reached an agreement to sell 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel multiple-units on June 16. The two-car DMUs were withdrawn from service last year after a troubled...

Arriva wins Pågatåg operating contract

SWEDEN: Regional transport authority Skånetrafiken announced on June 22 that it had selected Arriva for the next contract to operate Pågatåg passenger services in the Skåne area of southern...

Railway supply industry news round-up

RSSB has selected Altius VA to provide IT and management services for the UK’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme from May 2018, while Capita has been selected to provide audit services....

Catania upgrading progresses

ITALY: The first stage of the Passante Catania project opened on June 18. The project is being undertaken to enable the operation of frequent suburban services across the city from Taormina in the...

Alstom to overhaul Akiem electric locomotives

FRANCE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Alstom a €20m contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB36000 tri-voltage electric locomotives to ensure they can provide another 15 years of...

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