Railway Gazette

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...

Cybersecurity firm raises seed funding

ISRAEL: Railway cybersecurity startup company Cervello has raised US$4·5m during a seed funding round. Investors include North First Ventures of Israel and Awz Ventures of Canada, along with Nissim...

World rail freight news round-up

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Freightliner has successfully operated a 4 624 tonne ‘jumbo train’ of aggregates from Merehead in Somerset to Acton in London, which it described as ‘the...

ETCS roll-out underway

CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastucture manager SŽDC has begun the installation of ETCS Level 2 on the 108 km Česká Třebová – Přerov route which connects the country’s two principal corridors 1 and 2. The...

MÁV domestic coach production gathers pace

HUNGARY: Following on from two prototype vehicles produced in 2014-15, a series batch of 20 IC+ hauled coaches for international trains has been completed by national railway holding MÁV. The...

Vossloh sales up as rationalisation progresses

VOSSLOH: Reporting its half-year results on July 25, Vossloh Group announced that sales had increased by 4·6% to €437·1m from €418·1m for the first six months of 2018. An 18·6% increase in orders...

CDG Express trains ordered

FRANCE: The Hello Paris consortium selected to operate the CDG Express airport rail link has ordered 13 electric multiple-units to run the service at a cost of €160m, Alstom confirmed on August...

Czech regional line to be upgraded for 160 km/h

CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽDC and contractors Subterra, OHL ŽS and EŽ Praha have begun work to electrify and modernise the 29 km Olomouc – Uničov line by mid-2021. This will be SŽDC’s...

Railway supply industry news round-up

On July 29 The Greenbrier Companies reported that it had completed the acquisition of the wagon and components manufacturing businesses of American Railcar Industries, under a US$400m deal agreed in...

Passenger trains start to serve Yakutsk

RUSSIA: Regular passenger trains have started running on the northern section of the Yakutia Railway, following celebrations on July 27 attended by State Counsellor Vyacheslav Shtyrov, on behalf of...

Talgo signs Egyptian co-operation agreement

EGYPT: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has signed a framework co-operation agreement with the Arab Organization for Industrialization for the joint development of capacity and performance...

Azuma launches on Flying Scotsman

UK: East Coast Main Line operator LNER launched its Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma trainsets on Anglo-Scottish services on August 1, deploying one of the electro-diesel units on its flagship 05.40...

Robel takes stake in Vogel & Plötscher

GERMANY: Track maintenance plant supplier Robel has taken a majority stake in Vogel & Plötscher GmbH, which specialises in track measurement systems and electric drives. Based at Breisach in...

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