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    How the rail sector fought Covid-19

    2020-06-18T09:33:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways’ coronavirus task force has published its third document on the sector’s response to the crisis, focusing on how the rail industry fought Covid-19 during lockdown periods and looking at the mitigation measures put in place to stop the spread of ...

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    Dashboard to help passengers ‘travel smarter’ in Chicago

    2020-06-18T05:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has launched an ridership information dashboard to help passengers avoid travelling at the busiest times during the coronavirus pandemic. CTA and the Chicago Department of Public Health have set capacity limits of 15 passengers on a standard bus and 22 on an ...

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    Metro de Barcelona tests UV light disinfectant

    2020-06-16T10:55:00Z

    SPAIN:· In addition to the regular daily cleaning of surfaces using conventional methods, Metro de Barcelona is working with cleaning companies and robot manufacturers to test the use of ultraviolet light for disinfecting trains, stairways, handrails and passenger circulating areas. The test sessions have taken place ...

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    SNCF launches ‘unprecedented’ regional rail and tourism campaign

    2020-06-15T12:43:00Z

    FRANCE: What SNCF terms an ‘unprecedented relaunch’ of its TER regional passenger services was announced on June 12 as the country starts to open up after the coronavirus pandemic. Branded ‘TER de France’, the campaign is being led by SNCF in conjunction with regional authorities acting ...

  • Great Western Railway has applied artwork in the form of painted face coverings to one of its Hitachi Intercity Express Trains.
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    Face coverings now mandatory on trains in England

    2020-06-15T11:50:00Z

    UK: It became mandatory for public transport passengers in England to cover their nose and mouth on June 15. Government advice remains to avoid public transport where possible, however mandating the use of face coverings is intended to help prevent infected people from spreading coronavirus as ...

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    Comment: A question of support

    2020-06-12T11:48:00Z

    Chris Jackson , Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette Governments and railways around the world are facing up to the economic turmoil engendered by the coronavirus pandemic and the threat of long-term recession. But as countries start easing their lockdown restrictions, the thinking needs to move from simply getting ...

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    Coronavirus crisis offers lessons for rail freight policy

    2020-06-11T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association says lessons about the key success factors for rail freight can be learned from the significant improvement in performance which has occurred as a direct consequence of the drastic reduction in passenger traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. Shippers have long ...

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    New York MTA implements 13-point reopening plan

    2020-06-10T07:00:00Z

    Source: Joseph M Calisi USA: A 13-point plan to return subway and commuter rail services to pre-coronavirus levels was launched by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on June 8. The action plan includes: an increase in services; additional cleaning and disinfecting; ...

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    Rail supply chain needs clarity on future work to support coronavirus recovery planning

    2020-06-09T09:20:00Z

    UK: Companies in the railway supply chain are largely confident that they can survive the coronavirus crisis as long as they gain visibility on future work by early autumn, according to the findings of a survey commissioned by the Rail Supply Group. RSG said the survey ...

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    Department for Transport demands train operators return to full service from July 6

    2020-06-05T11:55:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has advised all franchised operators that a full service timetable is to be re-introduced from July 6. This follows the step-up in services from May 18, and despite high numbers of staff continuing to be unavailable for work after contracting the ...

  • The government has announced that operators of public transport services including trains, trams, buses, coaches, ferries and aircraft in England will be asked to make the wearing of non-medical face coverings a requirement for passengers from June 15.
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    Face coverings to be required on trains in England from June 15

    2020-06-05T11:49:00Z

    Source: Transport for London UK: The government has announced that operators of public transport services including trains, trams, buses, coaches, ferries and aircraft in England will be asked to make the wearing of non-medical face coverings a requirement for passengers from June 15. The rules ...

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    Alerting passengers to busy trains and stations before leaving home

    2020-06-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Intending passengers can see how busy a specific train or station is likely to be before leaving home, using technology launched as part of efforts to help people stagger their journeys while social distancing measures remain in place The system developed ...

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    Welsh Government announces £65m Emergency Measures Agreement

    2020-06-04T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government is to provide up to £65m over the next six months through an Emergency Measures Agreement to ensure that Wales Borders passenger services can continue to operate. This will also ensure key infrastructure projects can be delivered, and fund free ...

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    Union calls for government support for open access operators

    2020-06-03T13:09:00Z

    UK: The RMT trade union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport calling on the government to intervene to support open access operators Hull Trains and Grand Central. Unlike franchised operators, the open access companies which are owned by FirstGroup and Arriva have not ...

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    Wabtec launches BlueFilter air filters for trains

    2020-06-02T05:00:00Z

    FILTER: Wabtec Corp has launched BlueFilter, a filter designed to be retrofitted to current passenger train HVAC systems to ensure the provision of clean air on board. The company says it can remove contaminants that are .01 to 1 000 μm size, smaller than current standard ...

  • 'We took all our precautions, especially social distancing, and restarted trips on some of our lines', said Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu.
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    Limited inter-city service restarts in Turkey

    2020-06-01T14:32:00Z

    TURKEY: Limited inter-city services on the national network restarted with the departure of a high speed train from Ankara to Istanbul at 07.00 on May 28, the first such train since services were suspended as part of coronavirus lockdown measures on March 28. Passenger services have ...

  • 'A boost for rail travel and clean mobility in our cities and regions’ is included in the proposals for a major post-coronavirus recovery plan set out by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
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    Boost for rail travel and clean mobility in EU recovery plan

    2020-05-29T08:46:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘A boost for rail travel and clean mobility in our cities and regions’ is included in the proposals for a major post-coronavirus recovery plan for the European Union set out by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on May 27. This includes changes to ...

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    Transport for London studies bus driver coronavirus infections

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has asked University College London’s Institute of Health Equity to provide independent advice as part of a study to better understand the pattern of coronavirus infections and deaths among London’s bus workers. The first part of the study will review TfL’s operational ...

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    Govia Thameslink Railway uses 30-day ‘coronavirus killer’

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway’s entire train fleet as well as stations and staff areas have been treated with Zoono, a viruscide which is designed to stick to surfaces and inactivate the coronavirus for up to 30 days. The product is applied on a 21-day cycle, and a ...

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia

    2020-05-28T06:25:00Z

    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...