Noah Gunzinger

13,021 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 1 Following | 543 Followers | @Gunzinger | Working since 2011 in the transport industry, gained experience on many international rolling stock and maintenance projects.

Co-ordinated roll-out of ERTMS between London, Paris and Brussels agreed

EUROPE: The co-ordinated deployment of ERTMS on the high speed rail routes linking London, Paris and Brussels was agreed by the four infrastructure …

Channel Tunnel

Fortaleza VLT line extends

BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four …

Brazil

Ferrocarril de Antofagasta renews locomotive fleet

CHILE: Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives and awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five …

Locomotives

Three 'key challenges' to ensure UK railways remain safe

UK: The Office of Rail & Road published its annual health & safety performance report on July 17.<p>No passengers died as a result of using trains in …

Trains

CAF selected to develop Spanish test track

SPAIN: The ADIF Board of Directors has approved the award of a concession for CAF to develop and operate a railway test centre at Corella, 92 km from …

Knowledge Management

Railway supply industry news round-up

Alstom booked €2·6bn of orders in Q1 2018-19 between April 1 and June 30, compared to €1·9bn over the same period last year. Group sales were up 14% …

Trains

Digital transport and the challenges of urbanisation

<b>Digitalisation was the key topic of the SITCE conference in Singapore, held for the first time as part of the World Cities Summit.</b><p>Singapore is ‘a …

Smart Cities

British transport secretary confirms Trans-Pennine electrification

In a letter to Railway Industry Association (RIA) chief executive, Mr Darren Caplan, dated July 12, Grayling said the Trans-Pennine upgrade will be …

Trains

GE Transportation secures first locomotive deal in Chile

The locomotives have been specially designed for FCAB for light-axleload operation and are equipped with a GE FDL 12-cylinder engine to operate at …

Locomotives

Britain’s railways descend into crisis

There are several serious problems which have led to the crisis: the collapse for a third time of the Inter-City East Coast franchise; continuing …

Great Britain

Olsztyn orders Durmazlar LRVs

The first two vehicles are due to be delivered within 21 months, with the last arriving in Poland five months later.<p>At 32.5m, the five-section …

Solaris

Wales urges British government to increase rail funding

He says infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Wales Route, which makes up 11% of the network, has received little more than 1% of total spend on …

Great Britain

CAF acquires shareholding in Orbital Critical Systems

OCS, which was set up in 2008, has headquarters in Noain, Spain, and offices in Madrid and Germany. It initially worked in the aircraft industry but …

Employment

NZTA holds market engagement for Auckland light rail

New Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced the launch of a procurement process on May 9 …

Transportation

Ukrainian Railways locomotives under construction in the USA

UKRAINE: GE Transportation has rolled out the first of 30 TE33A Evolution Series locomotives which it is building for Ukrainian Railways at its plant …

Locomotives

UK railway news round-up

Following a competitive procurement on behalf of train operators and Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group has appointed Dispute Resolution Ombudsman …

Network Rail

Trans-Pennine upgrade will include electrification, Grayling confirms

UK: The planned Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade will include electrification, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has confirmed.<p>In a letter …

Network Rail

Padma Rail Link project launched

BANGLADESH: The project to build the 225 km Padma Rail Link formally got underway on July 3, following the signing on April 27 of US$2·67bn loan …

Knowledge Management

Tajikistan – Afghanistan railway construction could start this year

ASIA: Design work has been completed and Tajikistan could begin construction of a cross-border rail link to Afghanistan by end of 2018, the …

Afghanistan

Abuja metro starts operation with diesel-hauled trains

NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the initial section of the Abuja metro on July 12.<p>China Civil Engineering & Construction Corp acted …

Trains

Israel Railways to build cyber security centre

ISRAEL: National operator Israel Railways has awarded government-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems a US$8·2m contract for the development of a …

Cybersecurity

SNCF Logistics buys Spanish freight operator

SPAIN: An agreement for SNCF Logistics to acquire Comsa’s stake in private operator Comsa Rail Transport was signed on July 9. The transaction is …

Trains

ORR welcomes Siemens-Alstom merger investigation

UK: The Office of Rail & Road has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens …

Great Britain

Alstom shareholders approve Siemens Mobility merger

ALSTOM: All proposed resolutions related to the proposed merger of Alstom and Siemens Mobility were approved with majorities of more than 95% at …

Energy

SBB challenges long-distance concession split

SWITZERLAND: Insisting that ‘legal clarification is necessary’, on July 16 Swiss Federal Railways lodged a formal challenge with the Federal …

Trains

Competition concerns trigger full European Commission review of Siemens-Alstom merger

EUROPE: Following an initial Phase I investigation which raised concerns about competition in the rolling stock and signalling markets, the European …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Jacobs awarded Etihad Rail consultancy contract

UAE: Etihad Rail has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical and programme consulting services to support the expansion of its …

Engineering

Environmental approval paves way for Linha do Oeste upgrading

PORTUGAL: National environment agency APA has approved plans for the modernisation of part of the Linha do Oeste which links Lisboa with Louriçal and …

Knowledge Management

Review of Network Rail’s tree management launched

UK: Terms of reference for a review of how Network Rail can best ensure the safety of railway operations while also protecting wildlife and …

Network Rail

KPA gets more cranes to boost rail cargo delivery

They are part of the six cranes the KPA ordered from China in December 2016 a cost of Sh2.12 billion

Kenya