Railway Gazette

SNCF rolls out GIRO scheduling software

FRANCE: SNCF is to deploy GIRO’s Hastus integrated scheduling and operations software to replace the existing tools which are used to manage staff and rolling stock on its network of high speed...

Belarus orders more Flirts

BELARUS: Stadler announced on January 17 that it had received an order from Belarussian national railway BC for a further 10 Flirt trainsets. The 1 520 mm gauge, five-car Flirt EMUs will...

Jeremy Vine to host 21st Rail Business Awards

UK: The rail industry is gearing up for the 21st Rail Business Awards which take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on February 21 2019. This year the evening will be hosted by broadcaster and...

DB Cargo signs 100 locomotive framework deal

GERMANY: DB Cargo and Siemens Mobility announced the signing of a framework agreement covering up to 100 Vectron electric locomotives on January 18, with a firm order for an initial 40 to be...

Slovakian passenger service reinstated

SLOVAKIA: Passenger services on regional Line 153 running 74 km south from Zvolen to Šahy on the Hungarian border were reinstated by national operator ZSSK with effect from January 2. Services...

Railway supply industry news round-up

Strukton Rail increased its stake in the Italian rail contractor CLF Group from 60% to 100% with the acquisition of 40% of the shares from Unieco on January 14. Strukton Rail has been a shareholder...

DB sets out five-point improvement plan

GERMANY: Passengers travelling with Deutsche Bahn can expect to see better punctuality and performance later this year thanks to a package of ‘step-by-step’ improvements announced on January...

Machine vision to support autonomous trains

CHINA: US-based visual perception technology company PerceptIn has worked with rolling stock manufacturer CRRC to develop a long-range machine vision device for high speed trains which it says can...

Modi inaugurates Odisha enhancement works

INDIA: Visiting the eastern state of Odisha on January 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the recently-completed electrification of two lines totalling...

Ermewa buys intermodal wagon fleet

EUROPE: SNCF’s wagon leasing subsidiary Ermewa announced on January 14 that it had acquired the intermodal fleet of Macquarie European Rail. The fleet comprises almost 600 vehicles made up of...

UK railway news round-up

The West Midlands Rail Executive group of 16 local authorities published its Rail Investment Strategy on January 15, setting out short, medium and long-term ambitions for the next 30 years. These...

Taiwan orders 50 inter-city trainsets

TAIWAN: A NT$44·3bn contract for Hitachi to supply 50 12-car inter-city trainsets was signed by Taiwan Railway Administation and its procurement agent Bank of Taiwan on January 15. The contract...

Shift2Rail publishes 2019 call for proposals

EUROPE: The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2019 call for proposals on January 16, with €77m of co-funding available to support railway research & innovation projects expected to have a...

State approves Bangalore suburban rail network

INDIA: The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a four-route suburban railway network planned for Bangalore. Services would use dedicated tracks to serve 81 stations, including 30 elevated. The...

Alstom joint venture to maintain RENFE trainsets

SPAIN: National operator RENFE has renewed three contracts for Alstom to undertake the full maintenance of 15 S-104 Avelia Pendolino high speed trainsets and to provide preventive, predictive and...

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