Railway Gazette

Swiss Combi buys stake in SBB Cargo

SWITZERLAND: Swiss Combi AG, a joint venture formed of four road transport and logistics companies in the private sector, has bought a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG for an undisclosed sum, although SBB...

Victoria expands VLocity fleet

AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has ordered a further batch of VLocity diesel multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation, in order to meet growing demand on regional routes radiating from...

SBB Cargo plans in the cloud

SWITZERLAND: SBB Cargo has begun using a cloud-hosted version of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail software to plan the deployment of around 320 locomotives and 2 200 employees each day. The...

RegioJet to standardise on Traxx locomotives

CZECH REPULIC: Expanding independent operator RegioJet has ordered 15 Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for more. The contract announced on...

ČD fined for anti-competitive bidding

CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has been fined KC274·8m after anti-monopoly office ÚOHS ruled that it had abused its dominant position in an effort to prevent competitors entering the passenger...

Channel Tunnel 'ready for Brexit'

EUROPE: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is prepared for the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31 ‘no matter the outcome’, it said on September 2. The company said...

Wagon leasing joint venture formed

SWITZERLAND: Private markets investment manager SIG-i Capital  and established leasing company VTG  have formed Prio SA as a 55:45 joint venture which aims to acquiring a lease fleet of...

Hamilton – Auckland commuter service funded

NEW ZEALAND: Daily commuter services are to be introduced on the northern section of KiwiRail’s North Island Main Trunk line between Hamilton and Auckland from mid-2020, following the approval of an...

Loco2 to rebrand as Rail Europe

EUROPE: SNCF’s international ticket retailing platform Loco2 is to be rebranded as Rail Europe with effect from November 6. Announcing the change on September 2, Loco2 said Rail Europe was ‘a...

World rail freight news round-up

Iraq’s national railway has returned to service a fleet of Laehs refrigerated vans which have been out of use for 16 years. They are being used to carry chilled products such as food and medicines...

Wagons for heavy containers delivered

RUSSIA: Deltatrans has begun taking delivery of 60 Type 13-6903 wagons ordered from United Wagon Co. The wagons are designed for carrying heavy containers with a gross weight of up to 36 tonnes,...

Manuli Hydraulics launches rolling stock hoses

HOSES: Manuli Hydraulics has launched its SafeMaster range of hydraulic hoses for rolling stock applications. Designed to meet EN 45545 requirements, the hoses are made from materials that limit...

Systra buys British Steel’s TSP Projects business

UK: Systra announced the acquisition of British Steel’s TSP Projects subsidiary on August 30. The international transport consultancy said this would double its presence in the UK, with TSP Projects’...

Work to resume on Transnordestina

BRAZIL: Construction of the huge Transnordestina project in northeastern Brazil was due to resume at the end of August, Governor of Piauí state Wellington Dias announced during the Forum on Regional...

Texol orders articulated LPG tank wagons

KAZAKHSTAN: Texol Group has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 400 Type 15-9541-01 articulated liquefied petroleum gas tank wagons by the end of March 2021. The Russian manufacturer said...

Young Rail Tours to explore the world of rail

INTERNATIONAL: UK-based networking and educational association Young Rail Professionals has launched Young Rail Tours in partnership with the Young Members sections of the Institution of Mechanical...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Stadler held a topping out ceremony on August 28 for its double-deck train factory at St Margrethen in northeast Switzerland. This will replace a former aircraft factory in nearby Altenrhein which no...

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