All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2021 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • Jerusalem tram in Cfir livery
    Metro Report International

    Cfir takes over Jerusalem light rail operations


    ISRAEL: The Cfir grouping of CAF and local company Shapir Engineering Ltd took over as operating concessionaire for the Jerusalem light rail network on April 16, succeeding CityPass which had held the contract to operate the Red Line for the past 10 years. Under the ...

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  • Martin Tugwell
    Rail Business UK

    Next Transport for the North Chief Executive named


    UK: Martin Tugwell has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of Transport for the North, succeeding Barry White who is to step down this month. 

  • Map of the 42 km Cotton Belt commuter rail line.

    Silver Line access to Dallas/Fort Worth airport agreed


    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board has approved a payment of $21·5m to Trinity Metro to fund works which will enable the existing TEX Rail station at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B to be used by the future DART Silver Line, which is under ...

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    JR East’s mobile maintenance unit takes to the rails


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway’s GMAC mobile maintenance unit is to ready be deployed from a base at Mito, following delivery of the third vehicle, the railway announced on April 16.

  • Nuevo-Simulador-Integral-de-Conducción-Resolución-de-Averías-y-Operación-de-Ferrocarril-Metropolita-de-Barcelona-04
    Metro Report International

    Metro driving and operations simulator provides comprehensive training facility


    SPAIN: A multi-functional metro operational control, driving and breakdown repair simulator suite has been installed in the Barcelona metro’s training centre at Hospital Clínic station. Developed by operator TMB and railway technology research centre CITEF, it supports a wide range of training exercises involving interaction ...

  • Impression of the south portal of the Laiming tunnel (Image: Deutsche Bahn)

    Brenner northern approach alignment selected


    EUROPE: The preferred alignment for the cross-border northern approach route to the Brenner Base Tunnel has been announced by Deutsche Bahn, Austrian Federal Railways and Germany’s Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure. Five alignments had been proposed, with the Violet Route option selected following ...

  • Nigerian Railway Corp Warri to Itakpe freight train (1)

    Nigerian rail freight is cheaper, faster and safer than road


    NIGERIA: Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi ceremonially flagged off a train on April 16 to mark the start of commercial freight operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Warri – Itakpe line. Nigerian Railway Corp is operating trains for Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to ...

  • Paris metro station (SofieLayla Thal, Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Increased investment, rolling stock renewals and elimination of diesel buses in Paris operating contract


    FRANCE: A 25% increasing in investment is included a €1·6bn/year operating contract for 2021-24 which has been agreed by Paris operator RATP and regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités The agreement covers 14 metro lines, 341 bus routes and eight tram lines, as well as the ...

  • Railway between Senegal and Mali (Photo: John Stubbs).

    West African mineral line in prospect as Dakar – Bamako renovation inches closer


    SENEGAL: The Ministry of Infrastructure has opened negotiations with a view to building a rail link to carry iron ore from deposits located near the headwaters of the River Falémé in the far southeast of the country, close to the border with Mali. Ousmane Cissé, ...

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    In depth

    Training & Skills: Time to HOP on board


    Innovation and digitalisation are changing young people’s perception of railways, while opening up attractive career opportunities. Work is underway to rethink rail-related training and education, in order to provide the skills needed to shape sustainable mobility for the future.

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    Remodelled station opens in Canfranc ahead of reopening of cross-border link


    SPAIN: On April 15, a RENFE DMU carrying invited guests from Zaragoza became the first train to arrive at the remodelled and relocated station in Canfranc, marking a further step in the long-running plan to reinstate the railway through the Pyrénées mountains linking Pau with Huesca.

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    STIMIO provides remote monitoring IoT solutions for railway companies to enable condition-based & predictive maintenance

  • my Klang Valley LRT3 construction
    Metro Report International

    TÜV SÜD awarded Klang Valley LRT3 contract


    MALAYSIA: Main contractor MRCB George Kent JV has awarded TÜV SÜD the overall independent safety assessment contract for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 metro project in the Klang Valley, which is under construction for opening in 2024. The 37 km line from Bandar Utama ...

  • TX train Cologne-Curtici_© TX Logistik

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

  • Manchester Metrolink 2CC St Peter's Square stop-scaled
    Metro Report International

    Tram operator joins CIRAS health and safety reporting service


    UK: Manchester tram operator KeolisAmey Metrolink has joined the CIRAS independent and not-for-profit confidential health and safety reporting service for the transport sector. If an employee contacts CIRAS with a health or safety issue, CIRAS will listen and share the concern with KAM, without identifying ...

  • The 10-car version of the Sinara/Siemens joint venture’s Lastochka EMU offers more capacity than a pair of five-car units.

    Long-distance Lastochka EMUs on test


    RUSSIA: Certification testing has begun with the latest member of Ural Locomotives’ Lastochka electric multiple-unit family, a 10-car variant which is intended for use on inter-regional routes of up to 700 km. Revenue services are planned to start this summer, with ...

  • Teleste headquarters

    Teleste information screens selected for Danish stations


    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Teleste a framework contract for the supply of up to 4 500 outdoor TFT LCD displays as part of work to enhance passenger information provision at stations. The contract runs for five years, with an option for a further ...

  • A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16.
    Metro Report International

    Montréal REM airport station financing package confirmed


    CANADA: A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16. The C$600m station development is being led by Aéroports de Montréal, which will provide up to C$100m and repay loans ...

  • VR Transpoint has begun regular operation of 7 000 tonne trains

    ‘Monster’ freight train in regular service


    FINLAND: VR Transpoint has begun regular operation of 7 000 tonne trains carrying Russian transit freight to the port of Hamina. The 1 km long trains with 80 wagons and the capacity of 92 lorries have been branded Mörkö , meaning a giant monster or ogre ...