Railway Gazette

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...

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...

RegioJet to strengthen overnight trains

EUROPE: RegioJet has bought 18 couchette cars from Deutsche Bahn, which it intends to use to lengthen its night trains on the Praha – Košice  route to up to 18 vehicles with a capacity of up to...

World rail freight news round-up

China Railway Container Transport Co and ČD Cargo signed a memorandum on strategic co-operation on July 11. The Czech company said China Railway had expressed a serious interest in...

World rail freight news round-up

China Railway Container Transport Co and ČD Cargo signed a memorandum on strategic co-operation on July 11. The Czech company said China Railway had expressed a serious interest in establishing...

Trac Rail Transposer machines delivered

PLANT: The first four of 10 Trac Rail Transposer rail handling machines have been delivered to McCulloch Rail by Unipart Rail, seven months after the order. The TRT was developed by McCulloch Rail...

Point machine built for winter on the steppe

KAZAKHSTAN: In co-operation with national railway KTZ, the KazElektroPrivod equally-owned joint venture of Alstom and SOP Trade has completed a six-month test of a P80 point machine on a turnout...

Prima H4 pre-series locos on test with SBB

SWITZERLAND: A pre-series batch of five Prima H4 shunting locomotives has now been delivered to SBB for a year of in-service trials. Designated Aem940 by SBB, the locomotives will be used mainly at...

Ikea furnishing for BDZ sleeping cars

BULGARIA: As part of its onboard advertising programme, national operator BDZ has worked with furniture and household goods company Ikea to fit sleeping cars with ‘colourful accessories giving the...

Railway supply industry news round-up

According to local reports, Bombardier Transportation is drawing up plans to lay off up to half the 1 100 employees at its Thunder Bay plant in Canada in November as current projects end. ‘The plant...

Leeds high speed rail institute funded

UK: The University of Leeds’ Institute for High Speed Rail & System Integration is on course to open by the end of 2020 after it was granted £11m in government research funding on July 10,...

PKP Intercity selects Stadler to supply EMUs

POLAND: PKP Intercity has selected Stadler as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 12 eight-car 160 km/h Flirt electric multiple-units and maintain them for 15 years. Formal award of the...

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