Railway Gazette

Rail Baltica procurement to ramp up this year

EUROPE: Political support for Rail Baltica and public awareness have increased significantly in the past year as government and EU agreements have been reached, Acting CEO Ignas Deaks said at...

Luxembourg GSM-R deployment completed

LUXEMBIOURG: A three-year project to deploy GSM-R across the 271 km CFL network has been completed, supplier Kapsch CarrierCom announced on January 22. Kapsch has implemented an all-IP RDN.core...

Amtrak seeks Amfleet I replacements

USA: Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals for the supply of single-deck coaches to replace its 470 Amfleet I and ex-Metroliner vehicles, which are more than 40 years old. This follows a request...

Rail expansion at Hamburg container terminal

GERMANY: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has completed a project to expand the rail facilities at its Container Terminal Burchardkai in the Port of Hamburg. Work to increase capacity of HHLA’s...

Hitachi completes Ansaldo STS takeover

ITALY: Trading in Ansaldo STS shares is to be suspended on January 28-29, and the shares will be delisted from the Italian stock exchange with effect from January 30, the company announced on January...

Heathrow Express EMU fleet contract awarded

UK: Leasing company Porterbrook has awarded Bombardier Transportation an £11m contract to modify 12 Class 387 Electrostar electric multiple-units for use on the Heathrow Express shuttle service...

RailRunner Europe files for insolvency

GERMANY: RailRunner Europe GmbH has filed for insolvency, with the bankruptcy court of Hamburg appointing Dr Susanne Riedemann of specialist law firm Prof Dr Pannen Rechtsanwälte as preliminary...

SBB Cargo stands alone

SWITZERLAND: The ‘gradual separation’ of freight activities from the national railway operator has taken a further step, with SBB Cargo AG being managed as an independent company within the SBB Group...

World rail freight news round-up

Slovenian national freight operator SŽ-Tovorni has placed a €9·1m order for sole bidder CZ Loko to supply four EffiShunter 1000 diesel locomotives with CAT C32 895 kW engines for use at the Port...

SNCF rolls out GIRO scheduling software

FRANCE: SNCF is to deploy GIRO’s Hastus integrated scheduling and operations software to replace the existing tools which are used to manage staff and rolling stock on its network of high speed...

Belarus orders more Flirts

BELARUS: Stadler announced on January 17 that it had received an order from Belarussian national railway BC for a further 10 Flirt trainsets. The 1 520 mm gauge, five-car Flirt EMUs will...

Jeremy Vine to host 21st Rail Business Awards

UK: The rail industry is gearing up for the 21st Rail Business Awards which take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on February 21 2019. This year the evening will be hosted by broadcaster and...

DB Cargo signs 100 locomotive framework deal

GERMANY: DB Cargo and Siemens Mobility announced the signing of a framework agreement covering up to 100 Vectron electric locomotives on January 18, with a firm order for an initial 40 to be...

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