Railway Gazette

LNER to pilot UK rail ticketing reform

UK: East Coast Main Line operator LNER is to pilot proposed reforms to Great Britain’s fares system from January 2 2020, with tickets going on sale from November 29. Announcing the trial on August...

Automated train operation demonstrated

RUSSIA: ‘This is truly a step into the future’, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov when automated operation of an electric multiple-unit was demonstrated at the Pro//Motion.Expo trade fair at...

West Coast Partnership contract signed

UK: The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28. The 70:30 joint venture of transport group...

UK railway news round-up

TransPennine Express put the first of its 13 Nova 3 trainsets into passenger service on August 24, with the first public train being the 05.55 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street. Each...

Condition-based maintenance in the desert

SAUDI ARABIA: CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co for passenger services on the...

Railway Gazette is changing

It has been a busy year for us, and we are proud to announce the relaunch of our digital platforms, www.railwaygazette.com and www.metro-report.com. This is the culmination of extensive audience...

DB Cargo wagons are getting smarter

GERMANY: A total of 34 000 wagons, or half of DB Cargo’s fleet, have now been equipped with telematics and smart sensors, the operator announced on August 27. All 68 000 wagons are scheduled to be...

OmniTRAX acquires Cleveland Commercial Railroad

USA: OmniTRAX has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Cleveland Commercial Railroad and its wholly owned subsidiary Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad for an undisclosed price. The...

Rail projects funded to support housing plans

UK: The government has announced the allocation of grants from its Housing Infrastructure Fund to transport projects which are intended to facilitate the development of new homes. This includes...

Vossloh to sell Locomotives business to CRRC

GERMANY: On August 26 Vossloh AG announced its intention to sell its Locomotives business unit to Chinese state-owned rolling stock group CRRC. Vossloh Locomotives is based in Kiel, where a new...

Flirt fleet refurbished

GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has completed one of its largest refurbishment projects, handing over to operator Keolis the last of 44 Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units which have been...

World rail freight news round-up

Siemens has trained staff at the Schienenfahrzeugbau Wittenberge workshop to undertaken maintenance and 30 000 km and 150 000 km inspections of Vectron AC and Smartron locomotives. SFW’s parent...

World rail infrastructure market - August 2019

Australia: ARTC has appointed Turner & Townsend and SNC-Lavalin to provide programme management office services for the Inland Rail project. Canada: Thales is to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling...

World rolling stock market - August 2019

Australia: The UGL Unipart 70:30 JV has been awarded a five-year extension to its contract to maintain Sydney Trains’ fleet of more than 1 050 vehicles. The contract runs for five years from July 1,...

EU to fund Maribor rail enhancements

SLOVENIA: The EU has allocated €101m from the Cohesion Fund for work to modernise the line between Maribor and Šentilj near the border with Austria on the route to Graz. The project aims to improve...

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