From the archive: The big bird that flew too far

Words: Nick Pigott As the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotive in the world at the time, Kestrel promised a motive power revolution… but it turned out to be ‘too good for its own good’! Shunned by BR despite its 125mph speed potential, it vanished behind the Iron Curtain where it became the

ODEG orders Stage V compliant DMUs

GERMANY: Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn has awarded Alstom a €45m contract to supply eight Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units for use on Netzes Elbe-Spree regional passenger services from December 2022. Announcing the order on June 20, Alstom said the 140  km/h DMUs would be its first with a powerpack complying with EU Stage V

The Network in Transit(ion)

Global Demand for Transportation is on the Rise Co-authored by: Kyle Connor, IoT and Transportation Industry Principal, at Cisco &Dani Schrakamp, Global Government Market Manager, at Cisco The past year turned out to be a success for the rail industry – outperforming the original projected growth rate, rail traffic grew at 2.9

Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer: Protestolara sert polis müdahalesinin sebebi ‘Bacaklarını kırın, …

Çorlu tren kazasında hayatını kaybedenlerin yakınları Ankara’da Anayasa Mahkemesi önünde ‘Adalet Nöbeti’ tutarak basın açıklaması yapmak istedi. Polis ailelerin ve milletvekillerinin AYM önünde açıklama yapmasına izin vermeyince arbede yaşandı. RS FM'de yayınlanan Yavuz Oğhan'dan Bidebunudinle programına katılan hukukçu Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer, polisin müdahalesini eleştirdi. Anayasaya göre herkesin,önceden izin almadan; silahsız

Bombardier Launches Updated MITRAC Solutions

Bombardier launched its latest version of its MITRAC solution at UITP in Stockholm.  Bombardier’s TALENT 3 Battery Electric Train © Bombardier The mobility provider has updated its MITRAC solution to reduce life-cycle costs. This reduces both investment and running costs for operators. Further, the new solution will have a smaller negative impact

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

Made of Stone: Tunstead Quarry, Derbyshire

Construction traffic is the biggest growth area for UK railfreight, with millions of tonnes of material being moved every year – much of it to London and the south-east of England. Ben Jones visits one of the country’s most important locations – Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry in Derbyshire. Less than three miles

Southeastern deal unresolved as deadline approaches

THE Department for Transport remains locked in talks with Govia over another extension to the Southeastern franchise, barely two weeks before the present contract is due to end. It was in June 2017 that the DfT announced that four bidders had been shortlisted for South Eastern. They were Govia, Stagecoach, Trenitalia

7 June: News in brief

Frankenstein A second rail union has called for privatisation to be reversed in the wake of a Transport Focus survey of how much passengers trust the railway industry, which left Southern trailing the list. However, the percentage of users who do trust Southern has risen from 17 per cent to

Infrastructure managers must do more to help freight, warns Mercitalia

EUROPE: Mercitalia Logistics Chief Executive Marco Gosso strongly criticised the performance of European infrastructure managers at the Transport Logistic trade show in München on June 6. Insisting that the FS subsidiary would ‘increase the pressure on infrastructure managers’, Gosso said that freight operators were still not being adequately compensated for day-to-day

First Kiss for DB Regio

GERMANY: DB Regio has placed its first order for Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units, signing a €220m contract on June 5 for 18 four-car units for use in Schleswig-Holstein. This follows the award in April of a contract for incumbent and sole bidder DB Regio to continue to operate Elektronetz Ost services

Critical Communications for Australian Railways

With the increased number of passengers using rail as their mode of transport Frontline Safety Critical Communications becomes ever more vital and also challenging. Getting safety communications accurate, brief, clear and professional will help ensure the safe travel of billions of customers. In this article, Anton Abrahams, Chairman, Australasian Critical

DB Regio Orders 18 Stadler KISS Trains

Germany: DB Regio and Stadler have signed a contract for the design, manufacture and delivery of 18 double-decker KISS trains. DB Regio will put them into service on the ‘Elektronetz Ost’ (Hamburg metropolitan area) route. DB Regio once again won the franchise in March this year. The contract is worth

Record Jack Numbers Boost Mechan Order Book

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, is enjoying record-breaking demand for its flagship lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year. Most of the jacks specified so far are being built by the Sheffield-based manufacturer for UK rail depots, although sets will also be heading to France and New

TCDD Taşımacılık Genel Müdürü Arıkan’ın Ramazan Bayramı Mesajı

Sevgili Vatandaşlarımız; Bayramlar, dargınlık ve kırgınlıkların unutulduğu, toplumsal birlikteliğin pekiştiği, hoşgörünün egemen olduğu, iyilik ve güzelliklerin yoğun olarak yaşandığı huzur ikliminde geçirilen günlerdir. Bu günler; birlik, beraberlik, kardeşlik, sevgi ve saygı kültürüyle yardımlaşma ve dayanışmaya [devamı…]

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RMT sounds warning as Underground pay talks start

A NEW round of London Underground pay negotiations is due to begin tomorrow (5 June), and the RMT has prepared the way by making a ‘clear demand’ for ‘a deal that reflects the growing workload and pressures’ which it says affect the staff. One point of contention, according to the RMT,

Toshiba unveils tri-mode locomotive demonstrator

GERMANY: Toshiba Railway Europe unveiled a electric-diesel-battery hybrid traction technology demonstrator locomotive at the Transport Logistic trade show in München on June 4. The company has a contract to supply 50 diesel-battery centre cab locomotives to DB Cargo from 2021, TRE Managing Director Hinrich Krey told Railway Gazette. The demonstrator is

SBB looks at options to reintroduce night trains

SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways is examining options for reintroducing overnight services to a range of European destinations. Armin Weber, Head of International Passenger Services, told Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen on May 30 that SBB had identified a market need and was looking at potential routes. If SBB decided to re-enter the

World rail market – May 2019

Germany: DB has begun a €30m project to install Icomera wi-fi technology across its inter-city fleet by 2021. Hamburger Hochbahn is to use a Worldline SAM server for online and app payments as part of the conversion of its tickets from UIC barcode to VDV-KA standards. Italy: Dassault Systèmes is to supply its

First Maritime Class 66s unveiled by DB Cargo

DB CARGO has signed a long-term agreement with Maritime Transport Ltd to run Maritime Intermodal, a new rail freight operation.  The 10-year deal (from April 1) sees Maritime take over the day-to-day running of the DB’s freight terminals at Trafford Park (Manchester), Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (Birch Coppice) and Wakefield Europort.

Zonegreen Launch Depot Protection RFID Control Panel at Railtex

Sheffield safety specialists, Zonegreen, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their flagship system, which revolutionised working conditions in depots, at Railtex earlier this month. Zonegreen’s Railtex Stand To mark the occasion, the firm launched the results of their latest research and development project at the exhibition. The new Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS)

Industry Insider Week 21 – 12 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 21 for 20–24 May 2019: Stadler’s Euro Dual Locomotive for ELP © Stadler Rolling Stock Euro Dual Hybrid Locomotive © Stadler Stadler Delivers More Hybrid Locomotives for European Freight Corridors Stadler have entered into a contract

Network Rail awards haulage and seasonal services contracts

UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded contracts worth £800m for the haulage and operation of its engineering trains and the provision of seasonal rail treatment services in Control Period 6 which runs from 2019 to 2024. ‘These contracts demonstrate the commercially creative approach Network Rail’s supply chain now adopts’, said

Trenlerde Porno Film Çeken Personel İşten Çıkarıldı

Alman devlet demiryolu şirket Deutsche Bahn’da (DB) büyük skandal… Şirket, bir gişe çalışanını trenlerde porno film çektiği gerekçesiyle işten çıkardı. Teresa W. olarak anılan 33 yaşındaki kadın Bild gazetesine verdiği demeçte yaptığını savunarak, şirketten izin [devamı…]

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Ankara YHT Kazasında Bir Skandal Daha!

ankara yht kazasinda bir skandal daha Ankara’da 9 kişinin hayatına mâl olan tren kazasında skandalların ardı arkası kesilmiyor. Kazadan 5 gün önce elle makas değiştirmede sorun olduğu uyarısı yapıldığı ortaya çıktı. Türkiye’de tren kazaları yaşanıyor, yetkililer bir bedel ödemiyor. 15 Eylül 2004’te 38 kişinin öldüğü Pamukova’daki tren kazasının ardından dönemin Ulaştırma

Rüdiger Grube New Chairman of Bombardier Transportation Supervisory Board

Professor Rüdiger Grube has been elected the new chairman of the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH. The previous chairman, Wolfgang Tölsner, left the role in April due to personal reasons. Prof. Grube’s election was unanimous. New Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Bombardier

‘World’s largest fleet of fuel cell trains’ ordered

GERMANY: Following a European tender, the Fahma rolling stock subsidiary of Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and support a fleet of 27 fuel cell multiple-units. ‘RMV will have the world's largest fleet of fuel cell trains in passenger service’, said RMV Managing Director Prof Knut

Stradbally’s Bord na Móna Barclay named Róisín

THE 3ft-gauge Irish Steam Preservation Society will officially name its 1949-built Andrew Barclay 0-4-0WT No. 2 Róisín, the first time in its history the locomotive has carried a name.  The naming ceremony for the former Bord na Móna loco (W/No. 2264) took place at the Stradbally Woodland Railway on May 4,

TCDD 356 İşçi Alımı Yedek Aday Yerleştirme Duyurusu Yayımlandı!

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) tarafından açıklanan detaylara göre 356 işçi alımı sözlü sınavına katılacak adayların belirlenmesi adına düzenlenen kura töreninde adı çıkan ancak daha sonra evrak teslim etmeyen ve şartlara uygun olmadığı için başvuruları [devamı…]

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TCCA’s 21st CCW Event Set to Bring the Critical Communications World Together in Kuala Lumpur

Critical Communications World (CCW), the leading conference and exhibition dedicated to connecting critical communications professionals, will take place from 18th – 20th June in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by Malaysia’s Sapura Group. Registration for the event is now open. Produced by TCCA, CCW is the leading event for all stakeholders in mission-critical


BİRİNCİ BÖLÜM Amaç, Kapsam, Dayanak ve Tanımlar Amaç ve kapsam MADDE 1 – (1) Bu Yönetmeliğin amacı; Ulaşım Emniyeti İnceleme Merkezi Başkanlığı ile Değerlendirme Heyetinin oluşumu, görev, yetki ve sorumlulukları, çalışma usul ve esasları ile gerçek veya tüzel kişilerin yükümlülüklerine ilişkin hususları belirlemektir. Dayanak MADDE 2 – (1) Bu Yönetmelik, 10/7/2018 tarihli ve 30474 sayılı

FlixTrain ready to launch Berlin – Köln route

GERMANY: Open access inter-city operator FlixMobility has opened ticket bookings for its third daytime FlixTrain route, with daily services between Berlin and Köln expected to begin on May 23. Single fares are available from €9·99. Journey times of between 5 h and 6 h will be around 3 h quicker than the existing Flixbus

Phasor: Ready to Transform Mobile Connectivity

Momentum has been building at Phasor, moving into the second half of 2019. The Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) developer has begun a new phase, and is looking forward to the commercial rollout of its ESA products enabling true mobile broadband connectivity for the passenger rail mobile broadband market. With over five

Deutsche Bahn Celebrates Europe Day 2019

On 9 May it is Europe Day, when the European Union celebrates the Schuman Declaration – a statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950 proposing to place German and French coal and steel production under a single authority. By creating common interests between European

Nürnberg S6 contract awarded

GERMANY: Bayern transport authority BEG has awarded DB Regio a contract to operate the future route S6 of the Nürnberg S-Bahn network. The contract runs from the December 2021 timetable change to December 2030. It covers the operation of around 600 000 train-km/year on the Nürnberg Hbf – Neustadt (Aisch) – Markt Bibart route,

Rostock – Hamburg direct award

GERMANY: The Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has decided to directly award incumbent DB Regio Nordost a contract to continue to operate Ostseeküste-West regional passenger services for a further two years from the end of its current contract in December 2019. Announcing the decision on April 30, the Land’s Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure &

TCDD 356 Personel Alımı Kura Çekimi Sonuçları

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) işyerlerinde belirsiz süreli (daimi) iş sözleşmesi ile çalıştırılmak üzere 169 işyerine alınacak; 86 Tren Teşkil İşçisi, 42 Demiryolu Yol Yapım, Bakım ve Onarım Makinesi Operatörü, 188 Demiryolu Hattı Bakım Onarımcısı, [devamı…]

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Industry Insider Week 17 – 8 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 17 for 22–26 April 2019: Crossrail progress: line-wide systems © Crossrail Ltd Rolling Stock Stadler FLIRT train for Ottawa Trillium Line Stadler Wins Contract for Ottawa Trillium Line Trains Stadler has won a contract to

Coming up in the May 2019 issue of The RM: Abellio awarded East Midlands franchise – after DfT disqualifies incumbent Stagecoach

A decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) to award the East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio in the face of the disqualification of incumbent Stagecoach could have far reaching effects on rail franchising. The decision could lead to the Virgin Trains name disappearing, company founder Sir Richard Branson has

TCDD’nin Ankara Hızlı Tren Kazası Raporu Tamamlandı

TCDD makasçı ile ölen makinistleri suçladı. Makasçıya yeterli eğitim verilmedi .Gece ikimakinistçalıştırılmadı. Tren Hat 1’e girdiğinde kumanda merkezi aranmadı. 9 Aralık’ta trafiğin değişmesi iki trenin karşılaşma riskini doğurdu. Cumhuriyet‘ten Alican Uludağ’ın haberi; TCDD Teftiş Kurulu [devamı…]

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Golden ‘Teddy Bear’ to star at Didcot event

CLASS 14 No. D9551 arrived at Didcot by road from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) on March 8.  The golden ochre-liveried loco is seen at DB Cargo’s fuelling point prior to being taken across the tracks to enter Didcot Railway Centre. Behind is DBC Class 66 No. 66057. The 0-6-0DH will be used on

‘Deltic’ Alycidon fails on main line charter

THE Deltic Preservation Society reports Class 55 No. D9009 Alycidon suffered a high-voltage power surge while heading the return working of the A1 Trust’s ‘Auld Reekie’ railtour from Edinburgh to Doncaster on March 3.  The train was rescued from Berwick by DB Cargo Class 67 No. 67004. ‘Deltic’ No. D9009 Alycidon failed on the ‘Auld

Tornado returns to action with Scottish adventures

Peppercorn ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado made its return to railtour action with March 3’s ‘Auld Reekie’ from York to Edinburgh, having successfully completed a loaded test run from Ferryhill to Carnforth on March 1. There was disappointment later in the day when Class 55 No. D9009 Alycidon failed on the return

Germany Launches Rail Freight Noise Monitoring

The German Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is launching a new rail freight noise monitoring programme. It is installing measuring stations in nineteen locations along busy railway lines. They will measure the noise caused by passing freight trains using a standardised method. This will make any progress or

DB Progress on Reducing Rail Freight Noise Pollution

Rail freight noise pollution is a huge problem for individuals living beside busy rail corridors. In time for International Noise Awareness Day (24 April 2019), Deutsche Bahn has published a progress report outlining how the company is performing with regards to reducing and alleviating noise. Deutsche Bahn says it has

TCDD 356 İşçi Alımı İçin Kura Çekimine Katılmayacak Adayların Dikkatine

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) işyerlerinde belirsiz süreli (daimi) iş sözleşmesi ile çalıştırılmak üzere; 86 Tren Teşkil İşçisi, 42 Demiryolu Yol Yapım, Bakım ve Onarım Makinesi Operatörü, 188 Demiryolu Hattı Bakım Onarımcısı, 40 Liman Vinç [devamı…]

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RailFreight Zirvesi’nde Yeni İpek Yolu’nda İntermodal Konuşulacak

RailFreight Zirvesi’nde Yeni İpek Yolu bağlantıları, Polonya ve bölgedeki diğer intermodal yolları tartışmak için demiryolunun liderleri toplanıyor. Polonya’nın Gdansk şehrinde 15 ve 16 Mayıs tarihlerinde düzenlenen RailFreight Zirvesi’nde Yeni İpek Yolu bağlantıları, Polonya ve bölgedeki [devamı…]

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Hawthorn Leslie Met up for sale

Penbryn Engineering of Hengoed, South Wales, is seeking a buyer for ex-Metropolitan Electric Supply Company Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST Met (2800/1909). Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST Met stands in store at Long Marston in 2008 prior to its move to South Wales for overhaul. Credit: JACK BOSKETT The forgotten loco was sent to the Hengoed

TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Genel Müdürlüğü Teftiş Kurulu Yönetmeliği Yayınlandı

TCDD TAŞIMACILIK A.Ş. GENEL MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ TEFTİŞ KURULU YÖNETMELİĞİ BİRİNCİ BÖLÜM Amaç, Kapsam, Dayanak ve Tanımlar Amaç MADDE 1 – (1) Bu Yönetmeliğin amacı, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Genel Müdürlüğü Teftiş Kurulu Başkanlığının teşkilat, görev, yetki ve [devamı…]

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Flex: The go-anywhere train

With so many new trains being delivered and electrification schemes shelved, Porterbrook and Brush Traction are using their engineering expertise to convert surplus Thameslink commuter trains into ‘go-anywhere’ bi-mode trains. Ben Jones visits Loughborough to see how the project is progressing. When you’ve invested millions of pounds in maintaining and updating

DB Regio awarded Elektronetz Ost contract

GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein has awarded sole bidder DB Regio the Elektronetz Ost passenger operating contract. Running from December 2022 to December 2035, the contract covers services RB86 Lübeck – Travemünde, RE8/80 Lübeck Hbf – Hamburg Hbf and RB85 Lübeck Hbf – Puttgarden, a total of 175 route-km. There will

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

DB’s Innovative Freight Car Project a Success

After two and a half years the research project ‘Design and Testing of Innovative Freight Cars’ (Aufbau und Erprobung […] The post DB’s Innovative Freight Car Project a Success appeared first on Railway-News.

DB tests talking robot head

GERMANY: A robot head which smiles at passengers and greets them with ‘My name is FRAnny. How can I help you?’ is being tested by Deutsche Bahn’s information technology arm DB Systel and airport operator Fraport. The initial trial is at Frankfurt airport, with trials at Berlin Hbf planned for

DB stops accepting ICE4 trains after welding issues discovered

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has stopped accepting deliveries of new ICE4 trainsets, after it emerged that bodyshell welding had not been carried out as prescribed. Siemens Mobility is the general contractor for the ICE4 fleet under framework contract awarded in May 2011, with subcontractor Bombardier Transportation responsible around 30% of the overall

MPs ‘alarmed’ over Crossrail delays

► Warning signs were ‘missed or ignored’ ► Failure to identify root causes is ‘unacceptable’ ► Shortcomings in DfT’s project management ► Committee ‘not convinced’ that line will open in 2020 THE delays to Crossrail and its spiralling costs are ‘unacceptable’, a committee of MPs has concluded. The Commons

Talgo committed to UK expansion strategy

UK: Planning for the development of a rolling stock manufacturing plant in Scotland and a research facility in northern England is continuing ‘at full pace’, Talgo Group President Carlos de Palacio Oriol told Railway Gazette in Madrid on April 1. Pointing out that Talgo’s two Spanish plants at Las Matas and

Re-Shaping the Future of Rail Connectivity

For connectivity on-the-move, nothing can rival satellite. Unconstrained by terrestrial infrastructures’ limited reach and congestion, satellite delivers complementary broadband […] The post Re-Shaping the Future of Rail Connectivity appeared first on Railway News.

Maritime Transport launches rail freight business

UK: Logistics company Maritime Transport officially launched its Maritime Intermodal business on March 29. DB Cargo UK unveiled two specially-branded Class 66 locomotives to mark the start three days later of a 10-year contract to operate daily container trains from Southampton and Felixstowe to inland terminals on Maritime’s behalf. As part

Government supports Borders Railway study

THE government is to back a feasibility study which will examine the possibility of extending the Borders Railway from Tweedbank over the rest of its former route to Carlisle, via Melrose and Hawick. No formal announcement has been made, but the news came from Scottish secretary David Mundell in a letter

Hochbahn divests BeNEX stake ahead of direct award

GERMANY: Infrastructure investment group International Public Partnerships Ltd is to acquire its joint venture partner Hamburger Hochbahn AG’s 51% stake in rail and bus operator BeNEX GmbH. The signing of the purchase agreement was announced on April 1. The transaction is expected to be completed by July at the latest, with

INPP to take full control of BeNEX

GERMANY: UK-listed infrastructure investment group International Public Partnerships Ltd is to acquire joint venture partner Hamburger Hochbahn AG’s 51% stake in German rail and bus operator BeNEX GmbH. The signing of the purchase agreement was announced on April 1, and financial close is expected before the end of June 2019. INPP has

Danish electrification on test

DENMARK: The first overnight test runs have been undertaken using 25 kV 50 Hz electrification newly installed on the 45 km Køge Nord – Næstved line, infrastructure manager Banedanmark announced on March 25. Work to upgrade and electrify the route to permit 160 km/h operation began in 2015, and has included track

ČD orders push-pull sets and EMUs

CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka a KC6bn eight-year framework contract for the supply of up to 50 RegioPanter electric multiple-units, with a KC3·6bn firm order for an initial 31, and a separate KC1bn firm order for five three-car sets of

DB to dispose of Arriva

EUROPE: The DB AG Supervisory Board confirmed on March 27 its intention to dispose of the company’s international operating subsidiary Arriva, Railway Gazette’s sister publication Rail Business has reported. DB’s management team has been tasked with developing options for the transaction, which could either take the shape of a sale to

Diesel days on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

THE Swindon & Cricklade Railway ran diesel services on Sundays in February.  On the 10th, haulage was provided by ex-BR Departmental 0-6-0DE Ruston & Hornsby No. PWM651, making a special appearance in its 60th year.  It is seen at Taw Valley Halt carting a headboard commemorating well-known and active diesel enthusiast Andrew ‘Brillo’

Almanya’da Demiryollarına 50 Milyar Euro Ek Yatırım

almanyada demiryollarina milyar euro ek yatirim Bild am Sonntag gazetesi, Alman hükümetinin demiryolu altyapısına önümüzdeki 10 yılda 50 milyar euroluk yatırım yapmaya hazırlandığını bildirdi Almanya’da demiryolu altyapısına önümüzdeki 10 yılda 50 milyar euroluk yatırım yapılacağı bildirildi. Haberi duyuran Bild am Sonntag gazetesi, kaynaklarını açıklamadı. Bild’in haberine göre, Alman Maliye Bakanlığı 10 yıllık

EMUs to increase capacity in eastern Austria

AUSTRIA: National railway ÖBB’s passenger business has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm contract to supply a further 24 Cityjet three-car Desiro ML electric multiple-units for use in Wien, Niederösterreich and Burgenland from mid-2020. These will replace older vehicles, increase capacity to accommodate rising ridership, and support upgrading of the Marchegger Ostbahn, Pottendorf,

Modernised platskartny coach enters service

RUSSIA: The first platskartny coach to be modernised by the Vagonremmash factory in Tambov re-entered revenue service on March 18, following the completion of testing and certification. It is to be used on trains 19/20 Rostov-na-Donu – Moscow and 11/12 Anapa – Moscow. Platskartny coaches offer the most basic, and cheap, accommodation

Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed tenders called

INDIA: Tenders for design, construction and commissioning of civil engineering works on around half of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line were invited by the National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd on March 15. Covering a 237 km section in the state of Gujurat, running south from Vadodara to the

Tilting train service direct award planned

GERMANY: The Land of Thüringen has given advance notice of its intention to directly award incumbent DB Regio a new contract to continue to operate a group of regional passenger services which require the use of tilting diesel-multiple units to achieve the required timings. The Land said a direct award was

Overhead Line Electrification for Railways

Book Review Overhead Line Electrification for RailwaysBy Garry Keenor Developed over several years by an experienced electrification engineer, this book is intended to provide ‘an approachable and reasonably comprehensive’ study of overhead electrification systems, setting out ‘the why as well as the what’ for readers with some basic engineering knowledge. It is

DB unveils details of ECx Talgos

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced further details of the 23 push-pull trains that it ordered from Talgo for €550m in February as part of a framework contract for up to 100 trainsets. At an event in Berlin on March 13 attended by the government’s Commissioner for Rail and Parliamentary Secretary of