All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2015 – Page 6

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    Government funds Phnom Penh – Sisophon rehabilitation


    CAMBODIA: Work is expected to begin in September on initial repairs to the Northern line which links the capital Phnom Penh with Sisophon, 40 km from the border with Thailand. The government has agreed to provide US$33m to support what it terms ‘emergency repairs’ on the 386 km metre gauge ...

  • The Chicago – Indianapolis Hoosier State passenger service has begun running under new operating contracts (Photo: Jay Wasson/INDOT).

    Hoosier State train operating contracts in place


    USA: On August 2 the Chicago – Indianapolis Hoosier State passenger service began running under new operating contracts which have been awarded to Amtrak and Iowa Pacific Holdings by the Indiana Department of Transportation and local authorities on the route. Federal funding for Amtrak services of less than 1 ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro fleet refurbishment complete


    UK: The three-quarter life refurbishment of the Tyne & Wear Metro fleet has been completed five months ahead of schedule. A total of 86 cars have been modernised over five years at a cost of £30m. The work forms part of the broader £389m ‘Metro all change modernisation’ programme. ...

  • Vix Technology is to supply a multi-modal ticketing system for Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.

    Kuala Lumpur multi-modal ticketing contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Land transport authority SPAD has awarded Australian company Vix Technology a A$27m contract to design, supply and operate a unified multi-modal ticketing system covering Kuala Lumpur and the wider Klang Valley. The cashless payment system is to be rolled out from early 2017, and will enable passengers to pay ...

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    Vashishta Johri


    Vashishta Johri has taken charge as General Manager of India’s Southern Railway.

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    Thales awarded London Underground Sub-Surface Lines resignalling contract


    UK: Transport for London announced on August 3 that it had awarded sole bidder Thales a £760m contract to renew the signalling and train control systems on London Underground's Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. Collectively known as the Sub-Surface Lines, the four large-profile lines form a ...

  • Smith Brothers & Webb’s  Controlled Effluent Transfer System toilet tank emptying unit.

    High speed train toilet emptying system delivered


    CHINA: The first of Smith Brothers & Webb’s ‘airline-style’ Controlled Effluent Transfer System toilet tank emptying units has been installed at Hong Kong’s Shek Kong depot, which will maintain trainsets used on the future Express Rail Link. The manufacturer says the automated CETS can empty tanks three times faster ...

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    Saft supplies Haramain back-up batteries


    SAUDI ARABIA: Back-up power for the 125 V DC signalling, security and telecom systems on the Haramain high speed line is to be provided by specialist batteries developed by Saft and electrical equipment supplier Tecnibat. The customised 510 Ah capacity nickel-based backup power systems are required to withstand the desert ...