Hydrogen Refuelling Stations for Trains · Saskia Schulz Wins Innovation Prize

Allianz pro Schiene, the German Pro-Rail Alliance, has issued an award for a world premiere: hydrogen refuelling stations for trains. The ‘innovation prize for shaping mobility 2019’ has gone to 28-year-old Saskia Schulz for her contribution to environmentally friendly transport. The Alstom employee and her team developed the concept for the

19 November: news in brief

FirstGroup directors branded ‘immature’ as shares fall THERE is new turmoil at rail franchise operator FirstGroup, with a major investor branding its directors ‘immature’. Robert Tchenguiz has allied himself with 10 per cent shareholder Coast Capital to demand that First sells off its US businesses. First has already been challenged by

German-Swiss Agreement to Foster Shift to Rail for Freight

The BEV, Deutsche Bahn and the canton of Basel-Stadt have entered into several agreements between 1852 and 2003. This latest agreement aims to achieve mutual consideration and co-ordination regarding rail and logistics projects on the land of the Rangierbahnhof Basel Bad Bf. The goal of the agreement is to implement the

The Future of Transportation

Safety First Arguably the most eagerly anticipated development in the transportation industry is the self-driving or connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) which, despite perception, is set to increase passenger safety across multiple transportation modalities. Trains could very well be first out of the gate as fully autonomous forms of transportation. And

Industry Insider Week 46 · 14 Must-Read Rail News Stories

Alstom to Supply 19 Coradia Trains to Baden-Württemberg | Rolling Stock DB Regio, Deutsche Bahn’s regional operator, has ordered 19 EMUs from Alstom, type Coradia Continental. The trains will gradually enter service from December 2022 onwards, in a contract worth 120 million euros. Once delivered, the trains will become the property

16 November: news in brief

Weekend extra Green light for West Coast franchise NEW assurances by FirstGroup and Trenitalia over competition concerns about the West Coast Partnership franchise have been accepted by the Competition and Markets Authority. The partners have undertaken to cap fares and to maintain cheap Advance fares. The new franchise is due to begin

Season of industrial action starts

THE first day of industrial action by the RMT on West Midlands Trains starts on Saturday 16 November, and WMT is warning that service levels will be sharply reduced, with no trains at all on some routes or sections of routes. The walkout marks the start of a season of industrial

Alstom Presents Future Metro for Lille Metropolitan Region

At the 3rd Assises des Mobilités, the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL) and Alstom presented the future metro for the metropolitan region. The presentation took place in Alstom’s maintenance workshop in Villeneuve d’Ascq. The event was attended by Damien Castelain, President of MEL, Gilles Fargier, General Manager of Ilévia, the

European Transport Commissioner-Designate Hearing

Addressing the right to freedom of movement, Ms. Valean said this right applied to every EU citizen, regardless of location, income or special needs. Everyone, whether it be citizens living in remote areas or those with restricted mobility, needed to be able to access this right. Ms Valean also addressed the

Alstom Begins Delivery of Coradia Stream EMUs for Veneto and Liguria

The first Italian region to place an order under the 2016 framework agreement was Emilia Romagna for 47 units. Of these 14 trains are already in passenger service. Trenitalia’s Relaunch Effort Trenitalia (FS Italian Group) has initiated a wider plan for development of the regional transport. These new trains are a part

MARTA Signs Contract for 127 Stadler METRO Trains

“We have consistently exceeded our on-time performance target goal of 95 percent, but we know that the age of our current fleet contributes heavily to the delays we experience. “About 65 percent of our delays are due to rail car reliability, and with rail transit being the cornerstone of our business,

Alstom to Supply 19 Coradia Trains to Baden-Württemberg

DB Regio will acquire the new trains on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg. Once delivered, the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) will become the owner. It will lease the vehicles to DB Regio for a period of 13 years – the duration of their transport contract. Coradia Continental for

Deutsche Bahn Opens New Training Centre in Cologne

Vehicle Maintenance When it comes to vehicle maintenance, trainees will be able to work on original equipment that is actually fitted in trains. For example, the new centre has coffee machines from the on-board restaurants, air-conditioning units, different toilet models and the standard train control systems. However, the training centre also

Spain: Recoletos Tunnel Project Completed

In just five months Alstom has completed the signalling upgrade works in the Recoletos Tunnel in Madrid. The project included modernising the signalling and protection systems, and installing new fixed communications systems. While Alstom was delivering its part of the project, it also had to co-ordinate with other contractors on site

Stadler Wins FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train Contract in the US

“Implementing innovative solutions like this first-of-its-kind passenger train is an excellent example of how we are demonstrating our commitment to the next generation in San Bernardino County. “The hydrogen FLIRT will help us address the commuting needs of today while preserving our environment for a better tomorrow.” source= https://railway-news.com/stadler-wins-us-flirt-h2-hydrogen-contract/

Eurostar unveils new ‘plastics-free’ train

EUROSTAR is marking its 25th anniversary by unveiling a plastics-free train, on which single-use plastics have been eliminated. The first Eurostar left London Waterloo on 14 November 1994, and since then Eurostar has gained more routes and a new fleet of rolling stock. The train forming the 10:24 departure from London to

Eurostar marks 25th anniversary with first ‘plastic-free’ train

Eurostar is operating a train with no single-use plastics to mark the 25th anniversary of its inaugural service. The 10.24am departure from London to Paris on Thursday will feature wooden cutlery, cans of drinking water, glass wine bottles and paper-based coffee cups. In an interview, Eurostar chief executive Mike Cooper acknowledged

First Test Tram on Manchester’s Trafford Park Line

“Last week we poured the final bit of concrete, all but marking the end of construction, and this week we’ve undertaken the first tram testing. “This is another significant moment on our journey towards completion, as our focus now turns to the safety critical signalling systems and driver training. “We’ve still got

Update on Sale of British Steel

Jingye Group, a leading Chinese steelmaker, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts and reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of British Steel. The Official Receiver and Special Managers from EY, Sam Woodward, Hunter Kelly and Alan Hudson, can confirm that contracts have been entered into with Jingye Steel (UK)

Next government will be urged to commit to railway improvements

THE Railway Industry Association has unveiled its own manifesto, with less than a month to go before the General Election. The suppliers’ trade group has set out the main tasks which face the industry over the next 30 years, with the aim of developing a ‘long-term, sustainable rail industry’. RIA is calling

Rail Baltica Tender for Riga International Airport Announced

Construction Phases The construction works will take place in six stages. The first stage will see the construction of the station building, which has three levels. This stage also includes constructing the overpass building structures and access roads with all the associated infrastructure. Next, the contractor will create the building façade with

UWC to Supply 100 Freight Cars to Zimbabwe

“When choosing a supplier of rolling stock, we evaluate partners by various criteria. Firstly, we assess the supplier’s technical capacity and production facilities: from research and design to manufacturing. The supplier’s experience of working in similar export markets also matters. We check the actual design of railcars for compliance with

HS2 should go ahead despite costs hike, says review

Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire A recommendation that HS2 should continue to be built in full despite soaring costs has been welcomed by political leaders in the North. The leaked early draft of a report seen by The Times stated that the high-speed railway should go ahead as “large ticket price rises”

Hitachi Class 802 enters service with TransPennine Express

By Tony Miles THE first of 19 five-car Hitachi Class 802 bi-mode trains entered passenger service with TransPennine Express on September 28.  They had received clearance from ORR late the previous evening.  Set 802201 operated the 06.03 Newcastle-Liverpool Lime Street and 09.25 return as a one-off working ahead of regular

Peak rail fares could soar unless HS2 is built, says leaked report

HS2 SHOULD still be built in spite of rising costs, according to a newspaper report based on a leaked version of the Oakervee review. The Times says it has seen a draft version of the review, and that high speed lines could boost cities in the North and Midlands because there

Talgo Gifts Rodal to National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure

“I am delighted to present the Rodal today, for all to see here at this excellent college. This is part of Talgo's plan to generate better understanding of up-to-date technologies that are being used around the world, but which have so far eluded the UK. “Talgo's strategy of 'true manufacturing' –

Guide to Network Rail’s routes and regions

Network Rail’s new geographic regions, established in June, takes on accountability for the delivery of all projects within their borders, including track and signalling.  This is the second phase of the company’s transformation into a customer and passenger focussed business. Andrew Haines, chief executive said: “Network Rail’s drive to be more customer and

Euston’s landmark towers vanish as HS2 redevelopment work continues

PREPARATORY work is continuing at London Euston despite ongoing uncertainty over whether High Speed 2 trains will ever serve the station. Contractors are quickly demolishing the two early-1970s tower blocks in front of the station, clearing the land for the redevelopment and expansion.  Progress on the demolition of the

Industry Insider Week 45 · 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories

Serbian State Railway Company Gets €100m Rolling Stock Loan from EBRD | Rolling Stock The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says it is loaning 100 million euros to Serbia’s state railway company Srbija Voz for the purchase of up to 18 new trains. These will be four-car regional passenger trains

Elizabeth Line delays will affect suburban links too

Updated 12 November THE predicted costs of Crossrail are set to rise again by as much as £650 million to more than £18 billion. Phased openings, now set to begin in 2021, will mean initial Elizabeth Line services to Shenfield will start from Liverpool Street main line, and Reading and Heathrow services

Elizabeth Line trains will not run through to suburbs at first

CROSSRAIL will not provide through trains under London linking the east and west suburbs at first, although the predicted costs of the project are set to rise again by as much as £650 million to more than £18 billion. The phased opening, now set to occur in 2021, will mean initial

Crossrail Central Section Will Not Open in 2020

“The two critical paths for the project remain software development for the signalling and train systems, and the complex assurance and handover process for the railway; both involve safety certification for the Elizabeth line. These must be done to the highest quality standards to ensure reliability of the railway from

London to Glasgow passengers choose rail over air

The proportion of people travelling between London and Glasgow by rail rather than air has reached a record level, according to Virgin Trains. Some 29% of passengers making the journey between England and Scotland’s biggest cities in the 12 months to July chose to travel with the train company rather

New Transport Commissioner for the EU Announced

With the new European Commission waiting to commence work because 3 of Ursula von der Leyden’s 27 appointees were rejected by MEPs, the date for the hearings for the new commissioners-designate has now been set for 14 November. Among them is Adina-Ioana Valean from Romania, who has been given the

Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing – MECX Medical

Rail (RISQS) Certified Supplier No. 3621 & RGS GE/RT 8070 Testing Railway Safety Critical Workers for Drugs & Alcohol It is every Employers legal duty to ensure that they protect their employee’s health, safety & well-being. This includes understanding the signs of drugs, alcohol & substance misuse or even abuse. MECX Medical

11 November: news in brief

Boris Johnson is ‘wary’ of scrapping HS2 THE Prime Minister has warned that HS2 is ‘incredibly expensive’ but has also conceded that he is wary of scrapping it. A decision will be made after the Oakervee review of the scheme has been published. The review is in its final stages, although

Virgin reports record modal shift from planes to trains

THE number of passengers using trains rather than planes between London and Glasgow has reached a new record, according to Virgin Trains. The operator said rail had a 29 per cent share of the traffic during the 12 months to July this year, and that annual passenger numbers on the route

Eurostar to merge with Thalys to form ‘Green Speed’

Heading north to Amsterdam: Thalys quad-voltage TGV set 4345 on the high-speed line just south of Rotterdam on September 13, 2018, about to go under the Oude Maas river tunnel.  KEITH FENDER International high-speed operators Eurostar and Thalys announced plans in late September to merge the two companies to create

Class 195 roll-out continues – but ‘Pacers’ will run into 2020

DELIVERIES of new DMUs and EMUs to Northern by CAF are running late, although the company introduced a further nine Class 195s over the Calder Valley line between Leeds and Chester via Manchester and Warrington in October.  It takes the number of ‘195s’ in traffic to 29, exactly half the order. 

‘Çin’in Kuşak ve Yol girişiminin, Orta Koridor’la Kafkasya ve Türkiye üzerinden devreye …

Hasan Kanbolat, Çin’in Kuşak ve Yol girişimi çerçevesinde ilk yük treninin Kafkasya üzerinden Türkiye rotasıyla Avrupa'ya geçmesinin önemine işaret etti. Kanbolat, ABD'nin de kısa süre önce duyurduğu Mavi Nokta Ağı girişiminin henüz pek az bilindiğini belirtirken, Pekin tarafından rakip olarak algılandığını aktardı. Kaynak & =https://tr.sputniknews.com/ceyda_karan_eksen/201911081040591794-cinin-kusak-ve-yol-girisiminin-orta-koridorla-kafkasya-ve-turkiye-uzerinden-devreye-girmesi-onemli/

Deutsche Bahn Agrees Purchase of 30 High-Speed Trains · Sigrid Nikutta Joins DB

Deutsche Bahn’s requirement to manufacturers is as follows: starting in December 2022, there should be at least 11,400 extra seats on DB’s long-distance services. Furthermore there are to be eight bicycle spots per train. Deutsche Bahn says this decision is another important step towards implementing its ‘Starke Schiene’ (Strong Rails)

Crossrail: The story so far

Walkway for the new Elizabeth Line at Bond Street Station in central London. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire The boss of the company building Crossrail has confirmed the railway will not open next year and has run even further over budget. Crossrail will not open next year and its cost has increased by

Crossrail: Line will not open until 2021 as costs rise

Photo: Crossrail Crossrail will not open next year and its cost has increased by up to £650 million, the firm building London’s new east-west railway has admitted. Mark Wild, chief executive of Crossrail Ltd, insisted services would begin “as soon as practically possible in 2021”. He revealed the bill for the scheme

30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Look at the German Unity Rail Projects

Saturday, 9 November, marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Within less than a year East and West Germany were reunified. In the wake of this development, Germany implemented its Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit (VDE) – German Unity Transport Projects – large-scale transport projects between East and

Serbian State Railway Company Gets €100m Rolling Stock Loan from EBRD

“Thanks to excellent assistance and cooperation we have had with the EBRD, and with the support of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Finance and the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Srbija Voz will implement another project to be financed by the EBRD, and that

Railways in north of England blocked by floods

HEAVY rain has blocked and damaged railways, particularly in the North of England. South Yorkshire was the area worst affected, and there were no trains running on Friday morning between Sheffield and Leeds via Moorthorpe, or between Sheffield and Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Hull or Huddersfield. Trams in Sheffield were also affected by

Class 313 charity farewell to Moorgate raises £10,000

THE final two operational Govia Class 313s – Nos. 313064 and 313134 – worked a charity farewell special on October 23 from King’s Cross to Royston, then to Hertford North, before running to Moorgate where the train terminated. The sets were replaced by Class 717s on all Great Northern services

24/7 Maintenance Cover for Safety and Control Systems

Rail Industry Examples Notable examples within the rail industry include 24/7 maintenance currently in place for Bombardier at their Ilford depot on their Depot Protection System. This covers both the 2 Road Paintshop Facility and the 6 Road Maintenance Shed. We have also assisted 1stinRail with Locally Operated Points Systems (LOPS) Hardware

Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited at IREE 2019

Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited participated in the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) for the first time from 22 – 24 October 2019 in Aerocity, New Delhi. Along with being an exhibitor at IREE, Frauscher also was a sponsor for International Rail Conference (IRC). IRC was held at the

CAF Wins Signalling Contract in Uruguay

CAF Signalling has expanded its international operations, winning a customer in Uruguay. The company recently obtained the contract for the Ferrocarril Central project. The whole project value is close to 50 million euros, with CAF Signalling’s share lying at 30 million euros. Communications and Signalling Systems The Construction Consortium Ferrocarril Central, which

MPs’ group backs plan for new rail ‘guiding mind’

THE All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group has supported suggestions that there should be a new ‘guiding mind’ for the operational railway, which would take over many of the functions currently carried out by the Department for Transport, such as awarding franchises and managing their performance. The idea has already been given

Rail industry remembers WW1 fallen

THE rail industry has commemorated the thousands of railway workers who lost their lives during World War 1. Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group, Transport for London, the Railway Industry Association, Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail, the RMT, ASLEF and TSSA were among the organisations at the Railway Workers Centenary Memorial Service, held

Çin’den çıkıp Türkiye üzerinden Avrupa’ya giden ilk yük treni Ankara’dan …

'Tek Kuşak Tek Yol' projesi kapsamında, Çin’den yola çıkıp Bakü-Tiflis-Kars Demiryolu Hattı üzerinden devam eden ve Marmaray’ı kullanarak Avrupa’ya kesintisiz gidecek ilk yük treni, Ankara Gar’ından uğurlandı. Azerbaycan Ekonomi Bakan Yardımcısı Seferov, “Bu daha başlangıçtır, düşünüyoruz ki yakın zamanda trenlerin sayısı artacak” dedi. Kaynak & =https://tr.sputniknews.com/turkiye/201911061040570890-cinden-cikip-turkiye-uzerinden-avrupaya-giden-ilk-yuk-treni-ankaradan-ugurlandi-bu-daha-baslangic/

Polarteknik Launches Next Generation Door Control Unit

The new D56 door control unit is designed and built to purpose of controlling electrical internal doors in trains. The door control unit is designed for flexibility in controlling the train passenger flow for vestibule, saloon, catering, universal toilet and gangway fire doors that have different needs for functionality, features and

Çin’den Avrupa’ya giden ilk yük treni, Ankara’dan törenle uğurlandı

Çin'in Xi'an şehrinden yola çıkıp, Marmaray'ı kullanarak Avrupa'ya geçecek ilk yük treni olan 'China Railway Express' bugün Ankara'ya geldi. Toplamda 65 ülkeye ziyaret edecek tren, Ulaştırma ve Altyapı Bakanı Cahit Turhan'ın da katıldığı törenle İstanbul'a uğurlandı. Kaynak & =https://tr.sputniknews.com/turkiye/201911061040570352-cinden-avrupaya-giden-ilk-yuk-treni-ankaradan-torenle-ugurlandi/

November issue on sale!

Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present. This month’s The Railway Magazine features an in-depth interview with Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy as we discover his passion for transport encompasses both

RAIB says Romney & Hythe sands incident has echoes of Abermule

By Cliff Thomas A REPORT by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) into the serious operating irregularity at the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) on August 28 draws parallels to the circumstances that led to the head-on Abermule collision in 1921, when 17 people were killed. In the

Worcester Parkway on track for December opening

Construction work is almost complete on the new Worcestershire Parkway station, with testing and commissioning expected to be complete ready for opening on December 15.  The split-level station will be operated by Great Western Railway (GWR) on behalf of Worcestershire County Council, with CrossCountry Cardiff to Nottingham trains serving the lower

Northern franchise hangs in the balance after Shapps warning

By Tony Miles The future of the Northern franchise is hanging in the balance after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps addressed the Transport Select Committee on October 16. He said: “I can tell the committee that I have already issued a request for proposals from both Arriva and the

Çin’den Avrupa’ya giden tren Ankara’ya ulaştı

Dışişleri Bakanlığı, Çin'den Avrupa'ya doğru yola çıkan ve Marmaray'ı kullanarak Avrupa'ya geçecek ilk yük treninin Ankara'ya ulaştığını ve bu gelişmenin Türkiye'nin izlediği 'doğu ve batı bağlantısallığının geliştirilmesi vizyonunun son örneği' olduğunu bildirdi. Kaynak & =https://tr.sputniknews.com/turkiye/201911061040567902-cinden-avrupaya-giden-trenankaraya-ulasti/

RMT to stage strikes through December on SWR

THE RMT has called its longest series of strikes yet since disputes over on-train staff and the role of guards first flared several years ago. The union said its drivers and guards on South Western Railway will strike for 27 days next month, starting on 2 December and continuing until 11

Alstom Reveals Model for the Aqua Line in Mumbai

Rolling Stock Design Alstom says the design for the metro trains for Mumbai’s Aqua Line came from the city’s positive energy and architecture. The theme reflects how Mumbai has changed and grown over the years. The city’s architecture is a melting pot of styles from all over the world. With the exterior

Gail Valley Railway Electrification Almost Complete

Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) has been electrifying the Gail Valley Railway (Gailtalbahn). Now, the project is entering its final phase. Following a construction period of almost two years, OEBB has modernised the route and put in place all of the electrification infrastructure. The last bits of work along the tracks and

Çin’den Avrupa’ya giden trenin yolculuğunda Türk Konseyi’nin katkısı büyük

Çin'den gelip Marmaray'ı kullanarak Avrupa'ya geçecek ilk yük treninin yolculuğu için güzergah üzerindeki Türk Konseyi üyelerinin ulaştırma alanındaki çalışmaları ciddi katkılar sundu. Kaynak & =https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/guncel/cinden-avrupaya-giden-trenin-yolculugunda-turk-konseyinin-katkisi-buyuk/1636829

Alstom and FS Italiane Reconfirm Partnership with University of Bologna

Topics will cover in-depth analyses about railway infrastructure, line maintenance and control, communications systems, signalling systems, and integrated mobility in urban systems. There will also be workshops and site visits to production facilities. Students enrolling in the course will also have the chance to take up a training course for

Vivarail battery hybrid trials underway

TRIALS using a Vivarail Class 230 battery hybrid multiple unit were operated on September 9-10 between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh. In addition to diesel power on its converted trains, Vivarail can harness battery power, with hydrogen eventually planned. The company is building on tests undertaken in 2018 when its development set No. 230002

‘Plain Jane’ look for ‘Pendolino’

THE end of Virgin Train West Coast franchise is just two months away, and an on-going repaint programme has led to the release of the first unbranded Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ set.  The repaint work is part of the interim maintenance regime, which began in June 2017. Set No. 390137 was

Schaltbau – Safe and Reliable Train Electrics

Schaltbau supply train electrics to companies including Bombardier, Siemens, Hitachi, Rotem, PESA & Kawasaki for use worldwide in urban transportation and main-line rail vehicles, providing maximum safety, reliability and long life. Master controllers are made to customer requirements but offer freedom of configuration of the individual operating controls, latching elements and

Industry Insider Week 44 · 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories

All the important rail news of the past week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 44 for 28 October–01 November 2019: Talgo to Establish Manufacturing Base in Scotland | Business Following Talgo’s recent announcement that it was setting up Talgo UK in order to see through

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Factory commissioning of Merseyrail Class 777 begins

STATIC factory-based testing of the first of 52 Stadler Class 777 four-car EMUs for Merseyrail has started in Switzerland.  When engineers are satisfied, the set will be moved to Germany for dynamic testing on Siemens Wildenrath test circuit, before the first completed set is delivered to Merseyside later in the year.