Railway Gazette

Beijing suburban route S5 extended

CHINA: Beijing suburban railway service S5 was extended northeast from Huairou Bei to Gubeikou adding three stations on April 30. The maximum operating speed of trains on the commuter route was...

Baden-Württemberg shortlists lines for reopening

GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg has commissioned a detailed comparative study of the cost and feasibility of reintroducing passenger services on 41 routes, following an initial investigation...

Alger Houari Boumediene Airport rail link opened

ALGERIA: A rail link to Alger Houari Boumediene Airport  opened along with a new terminal on April 29. National railway SNTF operates an hourly service from Alger’s Agha station to Bab Ezzouar...

RDG proposes arms-length body to oversee UK rail

UK: Greater accountability to rail users and devolved authorities is envisaged under proposals from the Rail Delivery Group published on April 30, along with the establishment of an ‘independent...

CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s...

Caledonian Sleeper launches new CAF coaches

UK: London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper put the first of its new fleet of CAF coaches into service on April 28. The Mk V vehicles built in northern Spain are initially...

Stadler signs Waldenburgerbahn contract

SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport and Stadler Rail signed a contract on April 26 for the supply of 10 Tramlink Be 6/8 vehicles to operate on the Waldenburgerbahn. The contract signing follows BLT’s...

Aventra EMU cybersecurity assessed

UK: Ricardo and Roke Manor Research are working with Bombardier Transportation’s in-house teams to produce a full appraisal of the digital security risk profile of Aventra electric multiple-units,...

World rail freight news round-up

OmniTRAX's Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad in California has begun using a Tier 4 compliant 1 050 hp Knoxville Locomotive Works SE10B T4L locomotive with an MTU 2000 V12 engine. It was...

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