Railway Gazette

Hohenzollerische Landesbahn orders Coradia DMUs

GERMANY: Alstom announced on May 24 that it had received an order worth €50m from Hohenzollerische Landesbahn for the supply of 10 Coradia Lint 54 diesel multiple-units. Scheduled for delivery by May...

STIF to fund €1∙1bn Paris suburban fleet

FRANCE: Ile-de-France transport authority STIF announced on May 23 that it will be providing 100% of the funding for an order for 83 Bombardier Régio2N double-deck EMUs, worth €1∙1bn. Of the new...

David Tonkin

Former Atkins CEO David Tonkin has succeeded Siemens Mobility UK Managing Director Gordon Wakeford as Chairman of the UK’s Railway Industry Association.

ONCF hosts African safety summit

AFRICA: Senior industry leaders from railways in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia gathered in Rabat on May 15 for an 11-day...

Caltrain electrification funding confirmed

USA: The Federal Transit Administration confirmed on May 22 that it would execute a Full Funding Grant Agreement worth $647m for electrification of the Caltrain commuter rail corridor between San...

Iarnród Éireann deploys ticket sales software

IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has deployed a Sqills S3 Passenger sales, distribution and revenue management software platform to replace legacy systems and introduce dynamic pricing capabilities.S3...

World rail freight news round-up

Afghanistan’s cabinet has approved the construction of railway infrastructure at the Towraghondi (13 km) and Aqina (10 km) railheads on the border with Turkmenistan.  At the One Belt, One Road...

Arriva operating contract to be extended

NETHERLANDS: The Province of Gelderland is to exercise an option for Arriva to continue to operate the Achterhoek – Rivierenland package of rail and bus services for a further five years. The...

Serfer orders EffiShunter 1000 locomotives

ITALY: Trenitalia subsidiary Serfer Servizi Ferroviari has ordered five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives from CZ Loko, with an option for five more. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in February...

DB Cargo presents updated coil wagon

GERMANY: DB Cargo displayed the latest update to its coil-carrying wagon family at the Transport Logictic trade fair in München. The wagon is designed to carry steel for the automotive sector which...

Wabtec signs Tri-Rail PTC contract

USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a $40m contract to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control for South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Tri-Rail commuter rail...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Software company RailcarRx's Repair Shop Management System now supports leasing company TTX's billing format, which includes variations to the standard CRB billing format. RailcarRx says it has...

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