Railway Gazette

MOB’s gauge-changing bogies pass test

SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn is on course to launch its long-planned through-service between Montreux and Interlaken on December 13 2020, following the completion of tests with...

Dutch transport interchange inaugurated

NETHERLANDS: The Lansingerland-Zoetermeer interchange which brings together RandstadRail light rail, NS rail and bus services, a park-and-ride site and cycling facilities at a site to the east of Den...

ELP places first order under 100-loco framework

EUROPE: Leasing company European Loc Pool has awarded Stadler a firm contract to supply 10 Eurodual Co-Co electro-diesel freight locomotives, within a framework contract covering up to 100...

VIA Rail gets buzzy

CANADA: VIA Rail is installing beehives on the rooftops of its stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Québec City in partnership with Alvéole, a company which combines beekeeping with...

Wabtec invests in additive manufacturing

3D PRINTING: Wabtec has purchased an H2 binder jet printer from GE Additive that is to be used to 3D print components for the group’s locomotive, transit, engine and mining products. The printer...

Shift2Rail study backs fuel cell train development

EUROPE: Fuel cell and hydrogen trains ‘are well positioned to help Europe reach its greenhouse gas, air contaminant and noise reduction goals as a versatile zero-emission technology’, according to a...

SNCF to advise on Czech high speed line standards

CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽDC and SNCF Mobilités have signed a KC11m agreement to jointly draw up technical standards and documentation for future high speed lines in the country. SŽDC...

World rail freight news round-up

SBB Cargo has begun using automatic couplers as part of a project which it see as a important step towards partial automation of ‘last mile‘ rail operations. It has equipped 100 intermodal wagons and...

CRRC locomotive on test in North Macedonia

NORTH MACEDONIA: National operator MŽ Transport is testing the first of four CRRC Zhuzhou electric locomotives it has ordered to haul freight on the north–south corridor between the Serbian and Greek...

Boosting bogie performance

BOGIES: Anti-vibration specialist Trelleborg and Bombardier Transportation have  developed a hydraulic axle guide element  for Bomabardier’s Flexx family of bogies which provides...

Czech realignment contract awarded

CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded a consortium of Strabag Rail, Eurovia CS and Metrostav a KC3·87bn contract to build a new alignment between Soběslav  and Doubí u Tábora....

Railway supply industry news round-up

Wien climatic wind tunnel operator Rail Tec Arsenal has split its Project Execution division into separate Rail & Road Vehicles and Aviation & Technical Systems divisions, to cater...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Wien climatic wind tunnel operator Rail Tec Arsenal has split its Project Execution division into separate Rail & Road Vehicles and Aviation & Technical Systems divisions, to cater...

PPF sells minority stake in Škoda Transportation

ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION: Petr Kellner’s investment business PPF Group announced on May 7 that it had sold a 10% stake in Škoda Transportation to an entity controlled by Michal Korecký. The price was not...

Completed ALFA-X test train unveiled

JAPAN: East Japan Railway has formally unveiled its Series 956 ALFA-X high speed test train, which is due to start trial running at up to 400 km/h later this month. The completed 10-car trainset was...

Banks back Turkish railport

TURKEY: Two US$30m loans to finance the US$86m development of a privately-run inland rail terminal in Kocaeli province, to the east of Istanbul, have been agreed by the European Bank for...

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