Railway Gazette

World rail freight news round-up

At the end of July ČD Cargo put into service the first of a batch of Eanos open wagons which are being supplied by Greenbrier Europe’s Świdnica plant. They will mainly be used for wood and scrap...

Vall de Núria rack locomotive delivered

SPAIN: A Stadler electro-diesel rack locomotive is expected to enter service on Catalunya operator FGC’s Vall de Núria line this month. The metre-gauge route between Ribes-Enllaç and Vall de Núria...

Slovenian signalling contract awarded

SLOVENIA: The Ministry of Infrastructure has awarded a consortium of CAF Signalling and local company ISKRA a contract to design, supply install and commission electronic interlockings and other...

Understanding noise propagation

NOISE: Baden Württemberg-based software specialist SoundPLAN has developed a noise mapping tool intended to help railways better understand and mitigate lineside noise emissions. This takes...

Appenzeller Bahnen to Ouagadougou

AFRICA: Société de Transport Ivoiro-Burkinabe has acquired rolling stock formerly used by Appenzeller Bahnen in Switzerland. Following refurbishment in France, the three BDe 4/4 II electric...

Railway supply industry news round-up

India’s Chittaranjan Locomotive Works produced 107 electric locomotives between April and July, with 32 completed last month. It expects to achieve a record production figure this financial...

Levenmouth reopening moves forward

UK: The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the 6·5 km railway serving Levenmouth at an estimated cost of £70m, Cabinet...

Sofia resignalling contract

BULGARIA: Infrastructure manager NRIC has awarded the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium of local company AER and CAF Signalling a  contract to modernise signalling and telecoms on the 12 km route...

Amsterdam – Brussels trainsets ordered

NETHERLANDS: National operator NS has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 18 Intercity New Generation 200 km/h electric multiple-units, which will provide it with a pool of 20 units...

UK railway news round-up

The Department for Transport is to provide £10m to support the construction of stations at Darlaston and Willenhall on the Walsall – Wolverhampton line. Planning applications are due to be submitted...

UK to leave Interrail and Eurail ticketing schemes

UK: The Rail Delivery Group will cease to be a member of the Eurail Group of railway companies with effect from January 1 2020, ending the ability of visitors to Great Britain to use the Interrail...

Coast-to-coast cruise train crosses Africa

INTERNATIONAL: On August 2 a passenger train set out on the return leg of a coast-to-coast trip across Africa. Departing from the port of Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast and bound for the Tanzanian...

Rumo signs Ferrovie Norte-Sul concession

BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas were the principal guests at a ceremony marking signature of a 30-year concession on July 31 for Rumo SA to...

Alstom to supply 10 EMUs to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

FRANCE: Alstom is to supply the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with a further 10 four-car Coradia Polyvalent multi-system electric multiple-units for €70m. The region has previously ordered 17 similar...

Baden-Württemberg backs battery Mireos

GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg has decided to order a fleet of 20 Mireo battery-electric multiple units from Siemens Mobility to operate the Netz 8 Ortenau package of regional lines, the...

Trenitalia plans €2·7bn regional EMU spend

ITALY: State-owned passenger operator Trenitalia has invited expressions of interest by October 1 for the supply of up to 250 single-deck EMUs with an estimated total value of €2·7bn. The FS Group...

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