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Xi Jinping and Orbán agree to develop Hungarian rail projects

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 12:00
HUNGARY: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán have reached an agreement to start ‘preparation works’ for the development of a rail freight bypass around Budapest and a rail-based link to the capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
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British Steel rail ordered for Turkish project

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 11:00
TURKEY: British Steel has won a contract of disclosed ‘multi-million-pound’ value to supply ‘tens of thousands of tonnes’ of rail for the project to modernise and electrify the 286 km Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep line to for 200 km/h operation.
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Scenic Plus coach refurbished for New Zealand tourist train service

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 10:00
NEW ZEALAND: National railway KiwiRail’s tourist train business Great Journeys New Zealand has unveiled a coach which has been refurbished to provide a premium ‘immersive travel experience’ on the 223 km TranzAlpine coast-to-coast service between Greymouth and Christchurch.
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Capacity to be increased on Siberian main lines

Railway Gazette - Jue, 05/16/2024 - 08:00
RUSSIA: The government has given the go-ahead for the third stage of work to increase capacity on the Baikal – Amur and Trans-Siberian main lines.
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RegioJet orders Škoda EMUs

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 18:08
CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has awarded Škoda Group a KC3·5bn contract to supply 23 customised 160 km/h electric multiple-units.
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Southeastern announces shortlist to supply ‘modern trains for a modern network’

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 15:44
UK: Southeastern has shortlisted five bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of 750 V DC third rail electric multiple-units for use on its ‘Metro’ network of suburban services in southeast London and Kent.
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Prasa reports completion of resignalling schemes

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 15:23
SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has resignalled six suburban rail lines across the country, Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga reported on April 24.
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Korean company awarded Thai signalling contract

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 07:00
THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded South Korean company LS Electric a 32·7bn won contract to supply signalling for the 177 km railway under construction between Ban Phai and Nong Pok.
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DB ESG expands rail sector digital manufacturing services

Railway Gazette - Mié, 05/15/2024 - 06:00
UK: DB ESG has expanded its range of digital manufacturing services to include 3D printing using carbon reinforced or flexible polymers as well as various metals.
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Laos: Nascent link fosters tourist and cargo trade

Railway Gazette - Mar, 05/14/2024 - 15:30
Travel on the Laos – China Railway is booming as tourists are keen to visit and locals are eager to ride. Peter Janssen reports.
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First Fehmarn Belt immersed tunnel element cast

Railway Gazette - Mar, 05/14/2024 - 14:00
EUROPE: The first of 89 concrete elements which will be assembled to form the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube rail and road tunnel between Denmark and Germany has been cast at the production site in Rødbyhavn.
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Virtual reality to help people use public transport

Railway Gazette - Mar, 05/14/2024 - 13:00
BRAZIL: The Alstom Foundation and Instituto Jô Clemente have launched a Virtual Reality for Inclusion initiative which aims to help people with disabilities overcome accessibility obstacles and use urban public transport safely.
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Progress Rail locos delivered to Mongolian coal railway

Railway Gazette - Mar, 05/14/2024 - 11:00
MONGOLIA: Progress Rail has delivered the first four of 16 SD70ACe/LW locomotives for the 234 km heavy haul railway which connects the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposits in the Gobi desert to an inland port close to the Chinese border at Gashuun Sukhait.
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DB Regio orders EMUs with ski holders

Railway Gazette - Mar, 05/14/2024 - 07:00
GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has been awarded its first contact to supply Desiro HS electric multiple-units equipped with holders for transporting skis.
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Improvements to railway serving car-free village near completion

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/13/2024 - 17:44
SWITZERLAND: Stadler is delivering new rolling stock as part of the final stage of a programme to increase capacity and accessibility on Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren’s metre-gauge railway.
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Alberta to develop passenger rail master plan

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/13/2024 - 15:00
CANADA: The government of Alberta has allocated C$9m for the development of a Passenger Rail Master Plan as a foundation for the development of commuter and regional services to meet the needs of the growing population.
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Fare Collection: Data sharing is key to a complex ticketing landscape

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/13/2024 - 09:00
Evolving technologies and changing customer demands are driving change in fare collection, ticketing and payment systems, but railways are just one aspect of an increasingly complex multimodal transport ecosystem, suggests Toma Bačić.
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World rail freight news round-up

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/13/2024 - 07:00
Green Cargo has introduced an intermodal service between Göteborg and the port of Norrköping, with weekday departures carrying trailers, swap bodies and containers. According to Green Cargo Key Account Manager Matilda Hedström, a large volume of goods is currently being transported by road in this corridor, so the operator has ...
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Tidyco to overhaul Class 170 HVAC units

Railway Gazette - Lun, 05/13/2024 - 06:00
UK: Porterbrook Leasing has awarded Tidyco a contract to overhaul and refurbish 444 cab and saloon heating, ventilation and air-conditioning modules from ADtranz/Bombardier Class 170 Turbostar diesel multiple-units operated by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry.
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Chizhou – Huangshan high speed line opens

Railway Gazette - Dom, 05/12/2024 - 07:00
CHINA: The 125 km Chizhou – Huangshan high speed line through the mountains and valleys of Anhui province opened on April 26.
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