Unipart Rail: Taking Aqueous Guard Technology to China

Guangzhoh and DongGuan Metros have both invited Unipart Rail to protect their fleets external appearance with Aqueous Guard – and have been so impressed that they have now asked for their internal surfaces to be treated too. Aqueous Guard is a paint-on ceramic coating that enhances the appearance of a vehicle,

Keolis Opens New Section of Songjiang Tram Network

French public transport operator Keolis opened a new stretch of the Songjiang light rail network on 10 August. The total tram network, consisting of two lines, now measures 27km, with 40 stations. The first 13.9km of the network opened in December 2018. This tram network in the suburban Songjiang district of

CAF Group Consortium Wins Jerusalem Tram Contract

CAF Group, in a consortium with Saphir, has won the Jerusalem tram project. Jerusalem Light Rail Contract The Jerusalem tram project involves building 27km of new tram lines, 53 stations and a number of depots. The 27km break down as follows: a 6.8km extension to the existing Red Line, which is currently

Feature articles in the August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Jumping on the night train News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers Analysis Safety crisis prompts reform in Taiwan, ERA’s cross-authorisation of rolling

FreightCar America Announces Roanoke Facility Closure

United States: On 22 July 2019, FreightCar America Inc. announced that its Roanoke, Virginia, manufacturing facility is closing. The company is closing the facility in order to continue its progress towards its long-term cost and footprint reduction strategies. FreightCar America will save around 5 million USD (4.02 million GBP / 4.49

Industry Insider Week 30 – 10 Must-Read Rail News Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 30 for 22–26 July 2019: Current Westbahn KISS interior © Westbahn Rolling Stock Siemens, Bombardier and DB reach an agreement about the ICE 4 trains © www.siemens.com/press Deutsche Bahn Will Resume Acceptance of ICE 4

New lines go ahead as FS infrastructure spending approved

ITALY: A €28bn package of funding for FS Group infrastructure spending was formally approved by the government’s Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning on July 24, the state railway group has confirmed. CIPE has also approved updates to the programme contracts between the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport and the group’s two

Register Now for the 3rd ASEAN Rail Summit

Malaysia: As the fastest-growing region in the global economy, Southeast Asia emerging economies have attracted worldwide attention. It is estimated that by 2020, ASEAN is expected to become the fifth-largest economy in the world. As one of the important countries in ASEAN, China has always maintained close cooperation and exchanges.

FreightCar America to close Roanoke factory

USA: Wagon manufacturer FreightCar America is to permanently close its factory at Roanoke, Virginia, by mid-November. The company has leased the site from Norfolk Southern since 2005.   ‘The closure of our Roanoke facility is another next step in our “Back to Basics” strategy as we continue to streamline our manufacturing

Industry Insider Week 29 – 11 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 29 for 15–19 July 2019: Refurbished interior of the Class 175 with new carpets and upholstery © Transport for Wales Policy Rail Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2019 © Network Rail Report Shows Progress on

World rail infrastructure market – July 2019

Australia: Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains Melbourne have signed a A$89m contract to elevate the line at Toorak Road in Melbourne to eliminate a level crossing. e+ Architecture is to plan the refurbishment of Bendigo station in Victoria. Bangladesh: Pandrol is to provide Larsen & Toubro with VIPA DRS rail fastenings

Industry Insider Week 28 – 10 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 28 for 08–12 July 2019: Jazz train for Trenitalia © Railway-News Rolling Stock British Rail Class 720 Aventra EMU for Abellio Greater Anglia © Bombardier Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Fleet Begins Testing The first of the

World rail market – June 2019

China: ST Engineering is supplying a control system for Wuxi metro Line 3. Czech Republic: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, using Mikro­elektronika onboard vending machines with payments processed by ČSOB subsidiary Banit. Poland: Agat is to supply a train washing plant to PKP Intercity under a 7·4m

China: Testing Successful for CRRC Carbon-Fibre Metro

China’s ‘Future Metro’ CRRC believes the many new technologies and materials in its new metro vehicles are the future of metros worldwide, and will drive upgrades to metro technologies, which will in turn make travelling by metro more enjoyable for passengers. Ding Sansan, Deputy Chief Engineer, CRRC Qingdao Sifang, says these carbon-fibre

Camira: Made for Travelling in Style

With the ever-increasing demand on rail networks and operators striving to design trains that offer more for passengers, suppliers are being put to the test and asked to up their game in what they can provide to the rail sector. It all comes down to what defines a good train journey

China Railway Corp becomes China State Railway Group Co

CHINA: China Railway Corp was officially restructured as China State Railway Group Co on June 18, with China Railway and CR as its official English-language short name and abbreviation. China Railway is a solely state-owned enterprise with registered capital of 1·74tr yuan, established in accordance with company law. Its responsibilities include

Budapest – Beograd corridor upgrading contract signed

HUNGARY: A US$2·078bn contract to implement a major modernisation of the Hungarian section of the Budapest – Beograd route was signed on June 12.  The scope includes doubling-tracking the 150 km route from Budapest Soroksár to the border at Kelebia, installing ETCS Level 2 and work to permit 160 km/h operation. The

Industry Insider Week 23 – 13 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 23 for 3–7 June 2019: Eurodual six-axle locomotive © Stadler Rolling Stock FLIRT train for Dallas, Texas © Stadler Stadler to Deliver 8 FLIRT Trains to Texas Swiss train manufacturer Stadler has entered into a

Siemens Mobility Joins Competition to Win HS2 Bid

HS2 train design as submitted by Siemens Mobility Ltd © Siemens Siemens Mobility’s Experience in the High-Speed Sector Siemens wanted to highlight its experience in the high-speed sector for both rolling stock and infrastructure. It said its Velaro platform was used in several countries, such as Spain, China, Russia, Germany, France and

High Speed 2 rolling stock bids submitted

UK: The deadline to submit bids for the estimated £2·75bn contract to design, manufacture and maintain the High Speed 2 train fleet passed at midday on June 5. Project promoter HS2 Ltd will now evaluate the five bids received and expects to announce the winner in early 2020, with entry

HS2 rolling stock bids submitted

UK: The deadline to submit bids for the estimated £2·75bn contract to design, manufacture and maintain the High Speed 2 train fleet passed at midday on June 5. Project promoter HS2 Ltd will now evaluate the five bids received and expects to announce the winner in early 2020, with entry

Bombardier and Hitachi Reveal Proposed HS2 Train Design

Not to be outdone by Alstom and its unveiling of its proposed design for the new HS2 trains, Bombardier and Hitachi also reveal their first image of their proposed HS2 train design.  Bombardier-Hitachi HS2 train design © Bombardier Bombardier-Hitachi Joint HS2 Rolling Stock Bid Bombardier and Hitachi announced in July last year that they

600 km/h maglev prototype unveiled

CHINA: Two prototype vehicles intended to support research into a 600 km/h maglev system were unveiled by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on May 23. The 53 m long locally-developed prototype comprises a driving car and an intermediate vehicle. It has been built as part of a five-year maglev development programme announced by the

‘Intelligent’ bogie manufacturing workshop

CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has begun production at what it describes as ‘the world's first intelligent bogie manufacturing workshop’. The manufacturer said this provides ‘30·1% more production efficiency’ with 50% fewer staff and a 35% shorter R&D time compared to traditional manual operation. Automated guided vehicles retrieve and transport materials to the workstations which undertake

CRRC-Bombardier JV Sign Contract for 19 APMs for Singapore

In March 2018 Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority to upgrade the Bukit-Panjang Light Rapid Transit system. CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Co., Ltd (PBTS), a joint venture established by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Ltd and Bombardier Transportation, has now signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the

Financing agreed for high speed line PPP

CHINA: A consortium led by the Fosun conglomerate has agreed a 28·1bn yuan loan package with a group of banks to finance the construction of the first high speed line in China to be built and operated under a PPP concession. The 269 km Hangzhou – Shaoxing – Taizhou line is being

Güneydoğu Asya’nın ilk YHT’si 18 Milyar Dolar Getiri Sağlayacak

Endonezya-Çin konsorsiyumu Endonezya başkenti Cakarta ile tekstil merkezi Bandung arasında bir yüksek hızlı tren (YHT) hattı inşa etmekte. Yapılan resmi açıklamaya göre, tren hattı boyunca oluşacak uydu kentler ve endüstri merkezleri yoluyla 18 milyar dolar [devamı…]

Haberin detayı ve fotoğraflar için tıklayınız: Güneydoğu Asya’nın ilk YHT’si 18 Milyar Dolar Getiri SağlayacakRayHaber

Mongolia’s Northern Railways signs EPC agreement

MONGOLIA: The Northern Railways subsidiary of coking coal mine project developer Aspire Mining Ltd has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the proposed 547 km Erdenet – Ovoot railway with a joint venture of China Gezhouba International Engineering Co and China Railway 20 Group Corp. The agreement was signed

Rail agreements reached at the Belt & Road Forum

INTERNATIONAL: Railway projects were included in the ‘283 concrete results’ announced by the hosts following the Second Belt & Road Forum for International Co-operation, which was held in Beijing on April 25-27. The forum was organised by the Chinese government to bring together heads of government and other senior figures to

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 increased from 70 to 100 km/h at the same time. Route S5 is now 135 km long with stations at Huangtudian

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 Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives, wagons and urban rail vehicles. CRRC Financial Leasing Co Ltd is registered in the

World rolling stock market – April 2019

Australia: The NSW government has awarded the RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail a A$130m contract to supply a further 42 double-deck EMUs cars, taking its New Intercity Fleet order to a total of 554 vehicles. This will enable peak services on the South Coast

East Coast Rail Link back on

MALAYSIA: Construction of the East Coast Rail Link to open up the country’s eastern seaboard is set to resume next month, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on April 15. Contracts had been awarded in 2017 for China Communications Construction Corp to develop the 530 km ECRL linking Port Klang on the west

CRRC tests ‘variable configuration’ EMU

CHINA: CRRC Tangshan has completed pre-delivery testing of a variable configuration electric multiple-unit, which is designed to be formed of two power cars and up to 16 single or double-deck coaches. The train has been designed to enable operators to configure train lengths in response to changes in passenger demand, unlike

RZD to support Kyrgyzstan railway upgrade

KYRGYZSTAN: Construction of a China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan railway and links between the disconnected northern and southern sections of the national network are among the projects to be studied jointly by state railway KTJ and Russian Railways under the terms of a memorandum of co-operation to develop the Kyrgyz

World rolling stock market – March 2019

Australia: NSW is to ‘fast-track’ the delivery of a further 17 Downer EDI/CRRC Changchun Waratah Series 2 double-deck EMUs for use on the Sydney Trains network from 2020, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance announced on February 6. Meanwhile, the UGL Unipart JV’s contract to provide heavy maintenance and logistics services

China plans Zhoushan Island rail link

CHINA: Surveying and detailed design work has begun for the construction of a 77 km rail link between Ningbo and the Zhoushan Islands in eastern Zhejiang province. This would include China’s first section of undersea line designed for 250 km/h passenger services as well as freight trains. According to feasibility studies undertaken last

Algorithm could cut high speed rail energy use

CHINA: Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong-
Liverpool University’s Suzhou campus have developed an algorithm intended to optimise the storage and reuse of braking energy. Currently, regenerative braking is used extensively across China’s 29 000 km high speed network. Typically, the energy is returned to the grid by trains under braking, and reused by accelerating trains

Etihad Rail awards Stage Two construction contract

UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail announced on March 11 that it had awarded the first construction contract for Stage Two of the network to a joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corp and South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction. The 1·5bn dirham Package A includes design and construction

RENFE seeks ‘pro-active’ international expansion

SPAIN: RENFE will be adopting an ‘unprecedented and pro-active’ approach to international expansion as its domestic market faces more liberalisation under the EU’s Fourth Railway Package, the Spanish incumbent’s  President Isaías Táboas Suárez told the Rail Live trade show in Bilbao on March 6. Suárez highlighted RENFE’s participation in the Haramain

African rail summit sets out digital future

AFRICA: The first UIC African Rail Digital Summit which was held in Cape Town on February 25-27 set out an agenda for the digital transformation of railways across the continent. Taking as its theme ‘Africa: the continent of the digital future for rail’, the event was organised by the International Union

Nigerian locomotive order signed

NIGERIA: China Civil Engineering Construction Corp has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply diesel locomotives and multiple-units for use in Nigeria. The order covers four NDJ3N diesel multiple-units, two DF7GN shunting locomotives, six DF11GN passenger locomotives and nine DF8BN freight locomotives. The first batch of 10 locomotives is scheduled to

World rail infrastructure market – February 2019

Argentina: The Ministry of Transport has awarded a consortium of Alstom (58%) and POSE (42%) a €90m contract to modernise signalling on sections of the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires. Australia: The NSW state government has awarded Lendlease a A$476m contract to build Victoria Cross station as part of