Railway Gazette

World rolling stock market - July 2019

Belarus: TMH’s Tver works is to supply BC with 14 Type 61-4447.02 platskartny cars, eight Type 61-440.00 sleeping cars and eight Type 61-445.03 sleeping cars with staff compartments. The order is...

World rail infrastructure market - July 2019

Australia: Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains Melbourne have signed a A$89m contract to elevate the line at Toorak Road in Melbourne to eliminate a level crossing. e+ Architecture is to plan...

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and...

National control centre approved

IRELAND: The construction of a €135m National Train Control Centre to manage the entire Iarnród Éireann network was approved by the Irish government on July 17. The new centre is to be delivered by...

Fuzhou Changle airport lines approved

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the construction of two railway lines to provide access to Fuzhou Changle International Airport in Fujian province. The Fuzhou –...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Alstom booked €1·6bn of orders in Q1 to June 30, compared to €2·6bn in the same period last year. Sales increased 2% to €2·1bn, with a decrease in Systems balanced by a growth in Signalling and...

Construction of Uttar Pradesh line approved

INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of an 81 km line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat in Uttar Pradesh. The government said the railway would support...

PKP Cargo Vectron in cross-border service

EUROPE: One of PKP Cargo’s Vectron MS electric locomotives has completed a cross-border journey from Poland to Germany and back, the operator announced on July 11. The loco hauled a passenger service...

UK railway news round-up

HS2 Ltd is consulting on plans for a 2·3 km elevated peoplemover which would link the future Interchange station in Solihull with the National Exhibition Centre, the existing Birmingham...

ICE4 deliveries to resume

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has resumed acceptance of ICE 4 trainsets with immediate effect, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation announced on July 17. The national operator had stopped...

Industry comments on Williams Rail Review

UK: Organisations from across the rail sector have responded to Keith Williams’ speech in Bradford on July 16 during which he provided an update on the strategic review of the rail sector which he is...

Electrification goes live in northern Portugal

PORTUGAL: Prime Minister António Costa and Housing & Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos attended ceremonies on July 16 to mark completion of two electrification schemes on routes north of...

MÁV-Start’s first Kiss rolled out

HUNGARY: Stadler’s factory in Dunakeszi has rolled out the first Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator MÁV-Start, which has so far ordered a total of 19 under a 2017...

Surge arrester to save roof-top space

COMPONENTS: TE Connectivity has introduced the RSTI 68 surge arrester which is designed to be mounted directly on the transformer, saving space on a train roof. The company said roof space is at a...

Malmbanan resignalling to support ETCS

SWEDEN: Trafikverket has started work on a three-year project to resignal the Malmbanan heavy haul line between Boden and Riksgränsen with digital interlockings and ETCS at an estimated cost of...

EU to fund Latvian electrification programme

LATVIA: The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support the electrification of the main east–west corridor and the replacement of diesel locomotives. Only around 14% of Latvia’s 1 860 km...

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