All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • Akiem has completed a €290m issue of green US private placement notes with tenors of 15 and 20 years

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Bangalore metro.
    Metro Report International

    Bengaluru metro phases 2A and 2B approved


    INDIA: The cabinet has approved the next two phases of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project, which will run along the Outer Ring Road and National Highway 44. Phase 2A will run 19·8 km from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram with 13 stations, and Phase ...

  • A 3D view of plans for the Harrier Hydroshunter from the University of Birmingham
    Rail Business UK

    Harrier HydroShunter fuel cell locomotive to be converted from Class 08


    UK: A Class 08 diesel-electric shunting locomotive is being converted to fuel cell power by the Severn Valley Railway heritage line, the University of Birmingham and hydrogen technology specialist Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions. ‘Vanguard has developed the HydroShunter to enable cost-effective retrofitting of diesel locomotives ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Electrification programme needed to meet Net Zero legal commitments


    UK: Emphasising the need to meet the government’s legally binding Net Zero commitments, 17 rail business, industry and campaign groups have issued an open letter to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps calling for a comprehensive programme of railway electrification to begin as soon as possible. The letter ...

  • us Chicago metro train Series 7000
    Metro Report International

    Chicago’s first Series 7000 metro cars enter passenger service


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport. Out-of-service testing began last year to evaluate the vehicles’ performance in a wide range of weather and ...

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    Snälltåget will not bid for Stockholm – Brussels night train contract


    EUROPE: Open access operator Snälltåget has decided not to bid for the contract to operate the Swedish government’s proposed overnight service between Stockholm, Malmö, Hamburg, Köln and Brussels.

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    Siemens preferred bidder to supply Amtrak with bi-mode trainsets


    USA: Amtrak has selected Siemens Mobility as preferred bidder to supply a fleet of 83 electro-diesel trainsets for use on medium-distance inter-city services in the Northeast Corridor, the Cascades corridor in the Pacific Northwest and on various state-supported routes.

  • Caulmert’s Structural and Civil Engineering Team
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

  • Containerships and Green Cargo

    Containerships launches Swedish shuttle train


    SWEDEN: Multimodal logistics company Containerships has started its own shuttle train service between the port of Helsingborg and the Mälardalen region around Stockholm, to meet its requirement for more efficient transport, higher capacity and shorter lead times. The service is being operated by Green Cargo ...

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
    Metro Report International

    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF confirms Lisboa Route 15 tram contract


    PORTUGAL: Lisboa operator Carris has finalised a €43m contract for CAF to supply 15 metre-gauge Urbos trams and provide five years of maintenance. Announcing the contract award on April 21, CAF said the 28·5 m long, five-section unidirectional low-floor vehicles would have a maximum speed of ...

  • RailAdventure has announced its entry to the UK market, with an investment in Hanson & Hall Rail Services and the purchase of eight Class 43 power cars which it intends to form into twin-section locomotives.
    Rail Business UK

    RailAdventure to enter UK market with converted HST power cars


    UK: German rolling stock transfer and train testing specialist RailAdventure has announced its entry to the UK market, with an investment in Hanson Hall Rail Services and the purchase of eight Class 43 power cars which it intends to form into twin-section locomotives. ...

  • sustainable stations
    Rail Business UK

    Sustainable stations guide to best practice published


    UK: The Sustainable Stations: Best Practice Guide has been published by the Rail Delivery Group, offering advice on ways stations can be made more environmentally friendly. The intention is that operators, transport authorities and government can use the guide to agree what would be ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RAIB publishes annual report


    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its annual report for 2020, when it received 457 notifications which led to 38 preliminary examinations of evidence and 14 investigations which will be published as detailed reports and six as safety digests. RAIB also published 16 ...

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    SBB orders 60 double-deck EMUs to increase capacity and accessibility


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 60 Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to provide additional capacity and improve accessibility on its InterRegio long-distance services.

  • de Koeln tram stabling facility
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • Hanseatische Eisenbahn is to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change (Photo: HANS/Johannes Watzke).

    HANS retains operating contract


    GERMANY: Sachsen-Anhalt transport authority NASA and its Berlin-Brandenburg counterpart VBB have awarded Hanseatische Eisenbahn a contract to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change. The contract covers local services RB 34 Stendal – Rathenow and RB33 Stendal –Tangermünde. ...

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    Canadian National launches US$34bn rival bid for KCS


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National has unveiled a rival bid to acquire Kansas City Southern, insisting to investors that its offer presented to the KCS directors on April 20 would be ‘superior’ to the proposed merger between KCS and Canadian Pacific announced on March 21.

  • Brush produced the Class 60 diesel locomotives (Photo: Ken Short/GB Railfreight)
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to close Brush Traction plant


    UK: Wabtec has announced its intention to close its manufacturing operations at the Brush Traction site in Loughborough.

  • Bangkok Red Line On-Track Training
    In depth

    Training & Skills: Training the world’s rail welders


    Last year, Pandrol opened a railway welding centre of excellence in Raismes, northern France, which is already proving its worth as training methods change during the pandemic. Nick Kingsley reports.