Railway Gazette

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...

UK railway news round-up

The Department for Transport has published a prior information notice in the Official Journal of the European Union giving 12 months' notice that it could directly award a contract for the operation...

SBB halts court battle with BLS

SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has asked the Federal Administrative Court to suspend its appeal lodged in July 2018 against the decision by the Federal Office of Transport to allocate two routes...

Eagle Railcar Services buys wagon workshops

USA: Eagle Railcar Services has agreed to acquire five wagon workshops along with around 400 employees from Rescar. This will take Eagle Railcar Services’ network to 10 sites employing almost 1 200...

‘Drone train’ completes first trial

FRANCE: National operator SNCF has successfully tested a remotely-controlled train over a distance of 4 km in the Paris suburbs. Representing a key stage in SNCF’s programme to develop automated...

Eliwana mine and railway project launched

AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group held a ceremony on July 5 to officially launch construction of its Eliwana mine and railway in Western Australia. The US$1·275bn project includes the construction...

Wheel boots approved

WHEEL PROTECTION: Protective boots designed to protect wheel treads and flanges while bogies and wheelsets are in transport or storage have been officially endorsed by UIC and included in its latest...

Eagle Railcar Services buys wagon workshops

USA: Eagle Railcar Services has agreed to acquire five wagon workshops along with around 400 employees from Rescar. This will take Eagle Railcar Services’ network to 10 sites employing almost 1 200...

Mobility+ brings the last mile to InnoTrans 2020

INNOTRANS: A new addition to the Public Transport section of the InnoTrans 2020 trade fair in Berlin will be Mobility+,  an area of the exhibition focusing on the increasingly important ‘last...

ERA issues its first vehicle authorisation

EUROPE: The EU Agency for Railways has issued its first vehicle authorisation, three weeks after becoming the European authorising entity for rail traffic in the EU on June 16. ERA said the...

Westermo acquires Neratec

SWITZERLAND: Beijer Group company Westermo has acquired 100% of Neratec Solutions, which supplies wireless communication products for on-train and trackside applications. Bubikon-based Neratec has...

CPTM plans tourist service to Santos

BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM ran two test trains in late June on the São Paulo – Santos route as part of assessments ahead of the possible launch of a passenger service.   The test...

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