Railway Gazette

World rail market - October 2017

Germany: Transdev has been awarded a contract to manage ticket sales, including support for vending machines and supplying staff handsets, for Erfurter Bahn and Süd-Thüringen-Bahn for 11 years...

CAF Sprinter New Generation EMU unveiled

NETHERLANDS: The first four-car CAF Sprinter electric multiple-unit for NS was unveiled at NedTrain’s Zaanstraat depot in Amsterdam on October 19. In 2014 NS selected CAF for an order to supply 68...

Cross-border link to be reinstated

LITHUANIA: State railway Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai expects to start work shortly on reinstating the 19 km cross-border railway from Mazeikiai to Renge in Latvia, Managing Director Mantas Bartuska...

Transilien double-deck EMU launches new livery

FRANCE: The first Regio 2N double-deck EMU for the Transilien suburban network around Paris was officially unveiled at SNCF’s Villeneuve Technicentre on October 19, by Pierre Messulam, Deputy...

Railway supply industry news round-up

President & CEO of GE Latin America, Rafael Santana, has been named to succeed Jamie Miller as President & CEO of GE Transportation with effect from November 1. ‘Rafael has deep roots in GE...

Railway supply industry news round-up

President & CEO of GE Latin America, Rafael Santana, has been named to succeed Jamie Miller as President & CEO of GE Transportation with effect from November 1. ‘Rafael has deep roots in GE...

Rail connection to Vaca Muerta proposed

ARGENTINA: State-owned oil company YPF has presented the Ministry of Transport with a US$500m project to build a rail connection to the Vaca Muerta field in the province of Neuquén, requiring new...

Korail orders Hyundai Rotem EMUs

SOUTH KOREA: Korail has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 111·6bn won contract to supply 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivey of the 110 km/h trainsets is...

UK railway news round-up

ScotRail services began calling at the relocated Forres station between Inverness and Elgin on October 17. The replacement station was built by BAM Nuttall; AFM Electrical Ltd acted as subcontractor...

UK training hubs open

UK: Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening officially opened the Doncaster campus of the National College for High Speed Rail on October 9, with its partner facility in Birmingham opening...

LocoTech opens modernised maintenance depot

RUSSIA: LocoTech inaugurated a modernised rolling stock maintenance facility in Komsomolsk-na-Amur on the Baikal-Amur Magistral route on October 4. The former Russian Railways depot was transferred...

Talgo developing plans for UK rolling stock factory

UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has confirmed that it is developing plans to open a factory in the UK with a ‘fully localised supply chain’, to support its strategy of gaining a foothold...

Portal Bridge renewal launched

USA: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia marked the start of work on the long-planned replacement of the Portal Bridge with a groundbreaking ceremony on October...

Stadler breaks ground on Utah factory

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 13 for Stadler’s rolling stock factory in Salt Lake City. The $50m final assembly plant is being built near Salt Lake City airport and has a...

ÖBB coach tender back on track

AUSTRIA: Tendering for a fleet of coaches for daytime and overnight inter-city services for national operator ÖBB is to resume following withdrawal of an objection by Siemens. The company had...

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