All Railway Gazette International articles in April 2021 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    VR FleetCare to modernise couchette cars for Norway


    NORWAY: The Finnish national railway’s VR FleetCare rolling stock business has won its first contract in Norway, covering the refurbishment of eight former Deutsche Bahn BDcmz 874.1 couchette cars which Vy Tåg has acquired for use on Bergensbanen services. Refurbishment will be undertaken at VR ...

  • AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric and eight bimode units

    Biodiesel-electric units in order for lingonberry-coloured trains


    SWEDEN: Leasing organisation AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric units and eight bimodes which will also be able to run on renewable biodiesel to meet local environmental targets on lines which are not currently ...

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    Ferrocarril Central completion delayed until 2023


    URUGUAY: The completion date for the Ferrocarril Central programme to modernise the 273 km line between Montevideo and Paso de los Toros has been put back from September 2022 until May 2023. At the end of 2020 the works were 31% complete, instead of 53% ...

  • Luoyang has become the second city in Henan province with a metro, following the opening of the east–west Line 1.
    Metro Report International

    First metro line opens in Luoyang


    CHINA: Luoyang has become the second city in Henan province with a metro, following the opening of the east–west Line 1. The line was formally opened on March 28, with passenger services starting the following day. The line runs 25·3 km from Yangwan to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TravelSpace app aims to help get passengers back on the trains


    UK: Beta test partners are being sought for live trials of the TravelSpace app, which aims to use up-to-date passenger loading data to help passengers find the least busy trains and assist operators in managing capacity to facilitate social distancing. The app can also be ...

  • Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter

    Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter joins the InnoTrans podcast


    INNOTRANS: Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter is the guest on the latest InnoTrans podcast , discussing how the transport sector can contribute to reaching Europe’s climate targets Topics covered in the third episode of the podcast released by trade fair organiser Messe Berlin on April ...

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    In depth

    Interview: Digital becomes tangible


    There is a window of opportunity to combine increased public funding with the demonstrable operational benefits of digital technology in order to drive modal shift to rail after the pandemic, Knorr-Bremse’s Board Member for Rail Systems Dr Jürgen Wilder explains to Nick Kingsley.

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    Metro Report International

    First tram for Raide-Jokeri line delivered


    FINLAND: The first Smart Artic X54 tram for the future Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line linking Helsinki and Espoo was delivered by Škoda Transtech on April 9. The company is supplying 29 ForCity Smart Artic XL vehicles for the line under a €95·2m contract which ...

  • RegioJet Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet wins tendered operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ministry of Transport has selected RegioJet for a contract for to operate R23 fast passenger services on the 135 km electrified line between Kolín and Ústí nad Labem-západ. The contract announced on March 30 runs for eight years from the December 2021 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trapeze launches intelligent transport software business


    NORTH AMERICA: Trapeze Group Americas has launched its Vontas business unit, which will focus exclusively on software for real-time intelligent transport applications such as yard management and fare collection. Trapeze will continue to offer mobility on demand, mobility-as-a-service, planning and scheduling, asset management, workforce management and ...

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    Metro Report International

    US supports Brazilian urban networks


    INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience. Using a videoconference link, Executive Director of ANPTrilhos Roberta ...

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    Alstom selected for ‘milestone’ Danish electric train contract


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has named Alstom as the winner of a contract to supply at least 100 electric multiple-units in 2024-29, saying the order marks an important milestone in the transition to more climate-friendly and sustainable public transport. Formal ...

  • České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

    ČD orders 230 km/h push-pull trainsets


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

  • Valley signal box
    Rail Business UK

    Signal box’s wet rot problem solved


    UK: Specialist property restoration company Peter Cox has completed a project to address wet rot which was affecting the Grade II listed 1867 signal box at Valley station on Anglesey. The first step was to find the source of water ingress ...

  • Paris tram T9 (Photo: Île-de-France Mobilités)
    Metro Report International

    Trams with custom lighting enter service as Paris T9 opens


    FRANCE: Île-de-France tram line T9 opened on April 10, connecting Porte de Choisy metro station with Place Gaston Viens in Orly in the southeast suburbs of Paris. T9 runs via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais. The line is 10·3 km long ...

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    In depth

    Switzerland: GoldenPass Express launch postponed to 2022


    After repeated delays, Montreux-Oberland Bahn has chosen to further postpone the start date for its gauge-changing GoldenPass Express panoramic trains between Montreux and Interlaken until the end of 2022. Murray Hughes reports.

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco

    AfDB backs Egyptian railway modernisation


    EGYPT: The African Development Bank has approved a €145m loan to support reliability and capacity upgrading works as part of the Egypt National Railways Modernisation Project. Rail’s share of the passenger market is predicted to increase from 8% to 15% and its share of the ...

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  • uz Toshkent metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Toshkent metro orders more trains


    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. ...