All Railway Gazette International articles in August 2021

All articles published this month.

  • Dubai driverless metro1_RTA
    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

  • fr-rvb-relaying-train2-colas
    News

    RER Line A relaying completed

    2021-09-08T08:27:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris operator RATP has successfully completed the relaying of all trackwork on RER Line A, with the restoration of full services at the beginning of September. Completed in 1977, Line A has seen a 20% increase in ridership over the past decade, and is now ...

  • FirstGroup has unveiled Lumo as the brand name for the East Coast Trains open access service between Edinburgh and London which is set launch on October 25
    Rail Business UK

    Lumo aims to be the green alternative to Edinburgh – London flights

    2021-09-06T23:01:00Z

    Having unveiled Lumo as the brand name for its Edinburgh to London open access service, FirstGroup explains to Rail Business UK how it is taking a different approach to rail travel with the aim of winning passengers from air and coach.

  • Berlin S-Bahn vaccination train
    Metro Report International

    Berlin S-Bahn runs vaccination train

    2021-08-31T16:03:00Z

    GERMANY: A special coronavirus vaccination train ran on the Berlin S-Bahn’s ring line on August 30, with people over 18 who had not been vaccinated able to get the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine onboard. The Class 484 trainset made three anti-clockwise circuits on Route ...

  • gimble 1
    Metro Report International

    Glimble app aims to reduce Dutch transport payment friction

    2021-08-31T14:39:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as providing travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey. Glimble was developed after local authorities ...

  • Charlotte Gold Line streetcar (Photo Siemens)
    Metro Report International

    Charlotte’s modernised and extended Gold Line reopens

    2021-08-31T12:00:00Z

    USA: Charlotte’s CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar reopened on August 30, following a project to modernise the line and extend it at each end to connect the historic West End to the Elizabeth neighbourhood via Uptown. Trams run every every 20 min from 05.00 to 02.00 seven ...

  • tn_th-SRT_train-A_Benton-DSC4872_03.jpg
    News

    State Railway of Thailand awards locomotive ETCS contract

    2021-08-31T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded Progress Rail’s ECM subsidiary and its local partner GLI Grandline Innovation a contract to design, supply and install onboard equipment on 70 locomotives to support ETCS Level 1 operation. Italian company ECM develops and manufactures HMR9 microprocessor interlockings and ...

  • TRT-e 1
    Rail Business UK

    Battery powered rail handling machine developed for zero-emission operation

    2021-08-31T05:00:00Z

    UK: Unipart Rail and McCulloch Group have launched a prototype zero-emissions version of the Trac Rail Transposer rail handling machine, which can be used to remove and install bullhead, flat bottom and conductor rail in lengths from 6 m to 425 m, as well as switches ...

  • Končar EMU delivered to HŽPP (Photo: Toma Bacic)
    News

    Končar EMUs delivered to HŽPP

    2021-08-30T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Končar KEV has delivered the first two Class 6112 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator HŽPP last year. The order was placed under a January 2014 agreement between Končar KEV and HŽPP which covers up to 44 electric and diesel multiple-units. An initial 10 ...

  • Norfolk Southern's Franklin County Regional Intermodal Facility at Greencastle, Pennsylvania.
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-30T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • Brest tram Line B impression
    Metro Report International

    Brest awards contract for tram and electric bus projects

    2021-08-30T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Brest Métropole has selected the Mobi-Brest consortium to develop a second tram line and an electric bus rapid transit route. The consortium is led by Systra and includes SCE, B3I, LA/BA, Forma-6 and Ferrand-Sigal as joint contractors, with Copenhagenize, Toolz, AUAS and Artgéo as subcontractors. ...

  • Rosehill Rail Road Crossing
    News

    Rosehill Rail wins Infrabel level crossing contract

    2021-08-29T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded Rosehill Rail and its local partner Vatis an eight-year contract to supply rubber infills for use at 500 level crossings. The solid rubber infill material is produced in the UK from 100% recycled tyre rubber. ‘We’re delighted to have been ...

  • tn_emd-710-engine-EMD_01.jpg
    News

    Union Pacific ups biodiesel blend

    2021-08-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend across its range of 645 and 710 series engines. This follows testing with high-horsepower locomotives to monitor fuel consumption and the impact on engine oil and fuel filters. Approval will enable Union Pacific ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMU 777010 at Kirkdale (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler hands over first of 53 EMUs to Merseytravel

    2021-08-27T13:40:00Z

    UK: The first of 53 Class 777 EMUs which Stadler is manufacturing for Merseyrail services has been formally handed over to Merseytravel, which will own the fleet on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The handover follows intensive testing in Germany and on the ...

  • Singapore TEL2 Springleaf station
    Metro Report International

    Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 inaugurated

    2021-08-27T13:35:00Z

    SINGAPORE: An official inauguration ceremony for the 12 km Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 was held on August 27, ahead of the start of passenger services the following day. The TEL is intended to enhance connectivity between the northern, central and eastern parts of Singapore, and ...

  • Auckland EMU
    News

    Next Auckland passenger contract includes more integrated delivery model

    2021-08-27T10:26:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Transport has selected the Auckland One Rail 50:50 joint venture of ComfortDelGro Transit and UGL Rail for the next contract to operate the city’s passenger rail services. A revised delivery model is designed to reduce interfaces and maximise the benefits of NZ$7bn of ...

  • Pandrol truck
    News

    Pandrol takes to the road with European tour

    2021-08-27T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail fastening specialist Pandrol is to display its latest products to rail industry representatives during a three-month European road tour, taking in countries including the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain. ‘The Back on Track truck gives our customers an ...

  • RailPod machine
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
    Metro Report International

    Mersin awards contract for construction of first metro line

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has formally awarded the contract for construction of the city’s first underground metro line. The winner was a consortium of US company Dillingham Construction International and Turkey’s Kıska-Kom, which submitted the lowest bid of TL3·379bn. Bids had also been submitted by a consortium ...

  • IMG_20210826_135719
    News

    Capsule coach concept on show

    2021-08-26T15:18:00Z

    RUSSIA: A mock up of a design concept for ‘capsule’ accommodation on long-distance trains has been unevield by TMH Engineering at the PRO//Motion Railway Fair at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow. TMH said the design draws on Russian and international experience ...