All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2021 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
    Metro Report International

    Lagos Governor launches Red Line works


    NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The north-south mass transit ...

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    Aotea station underground works begin


    NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff ceremonially launched the start of underground works for the City Rail Link’s Aotea station on April 16. The future station will be 15 m below ground, with 300 m long platforms. It is being build by CRL contractor the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    4D training tool to replace generic videos


    UK: A customisable online training tool is being developed by 3D Repo, Freeform and HS2 contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci JV to replace generic videos and presentations with live walkthroughs of site-specific 4D visualisations based on existing BIM models. Funding is being ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    DSB increases Talgo order to provide more international capacity


    DENMARK: DSB has decided to increase the capacity of the eight Talgo trainsets it has ordered for use on services to Hamburg. The national passenger operator said international ticket sales were increasing before the pandemic, and this would help to meet growing demand for more climate-friendly ...

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    World’s highest railway bridge takes shape


    INDIA: A key milestone has been reached in the construction of the world’s highest railway bridge, with the completion of the main arch of the Chenab Bridge. Intended to carry the rail link to Kashmir across the Chenab river gorge through ...

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    Lombardia operator orders more Coradia Stream EMUs


    ITALY: Following the confirmation of funding from the Lombardia region, FNM Group’s Ferrovienord has awarded Alstom a €125m firm order to supply a further 20 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units from June 2023 for use on Milano – Sondrio – Tirano services. The order announced on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Quantum computing could provide a more resilient transport network


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has formed a partnership with specialist technology company Q-CTRL to explore the use of quantum computing to increase the resilience of Sydney’s transport network. Possible applications include tackling complex problems such as updating schedules in real time if there is ...

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    Dutch lines get the Wink


    NETHERLANDS. The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12. Arriva was the launch customer for Stadler’s Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug (‘convertible, innovative short train for local transport’) placing ...

  • LNER Kickstart
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland.

    Sweden reinstates passenger trains to Finnish border


    SWEDEN: Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland. Regular passenger services on the line had ended in 1992, but have now restarted with Vy Tåg’s Norrtåg subsidiary initially operating two return trains a ...

  • There are three FlixTrain services already running in Germany.

    FlixTrain prepares to launch in Sweden


    SWEDEN: Open access operator FlixMobility has opened ticket bookings for its first rail service in Sweden, with services between Stockholm and Göteborg expected to start from May 6, a year later than originally anticipated.

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    Shunting robots speed grain exports


    BRAZIL: German industrial automation specialist Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH has commissioned four remote-controlled shunting robots at the Archer Daniels Midland grain export terminal in Santos.

  • Transpennine Express Class 802 at Stalybridge (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Rail Business UK

    RIA issues regional rail industry ‘manifestos’ ahead of elections


    UK: The Railway Industry Association has published five manifestos setting out its ‘key asks’ ahead of the devolved and regional elections taking place next month. The recommendations for each region are: London establish long-term multi-year financial settlements for Transport for London in ...

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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Real-time loading information provided as Hull Trains restarts


    UK: Hull Trains emerged from its three-month ‘hibernation’ as English coronavirus restrictions were eased on April 12, and has begun publishing real-time information on how busy its services are. The technology developed in-house by First Rail uses data supplied by onboard staff to show how ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Joint venture awarded HS2 geotechnical works contract


    UK: High Speed 2 package C23 civil works contractor EKFB has awarded a joint venture of Bauer Technologies and Keller UK a £95m contract for geotechnical works. Package C23 covers the 80 km between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood, with 15 viaducts, 81 ...

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    Automation test track takes shape


    CZECH REPUBLIC: AŽD Praha has installed the first regional variant of its GateSWing GTA-100 level crossing protection system as part of a project to develop a test track for autonomous train operation under the Shift2Rail programme and the future Europe’s Rail JU. Intended specifically as a ...

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    Turkey’s first private passenger service to target Japanese visitors


    TURKEY: A license has been granted for the operation of the first regular private passenger train service in Turkey, a luxury night train which will operate between Istanbul and the Cappadocia region tourist destination. The service will be operated by a joint venture of Japan’s ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manchester tram airflow helps to limit coronavirus risk, study finds


    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The constant circulation of air by the ventilation system on Greater Manchester’s light rail vehicles helps to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, an independent study has found. Transport for Greater Manchester commissioned Arup to undertake computational fluid dynamics ...