All coronavirus articles – Page 10

  • Lyon tram
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    As part of a series of studies on shared mobility in different urban contexts, the International Transport Forum at the OECD has published a report examining five scenarios in which shared transport options could replace privately-owned cars in the Lyon metropolitan area. The simulations offer ...

  • siemens-door-handle
    News

    3D-printed handles aim to reduce hand contact with train doors

    2020-04-07T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Attachments designed to enable train toilet and cab doors to be opened with an elbow or lower arm rather than a hand, and thus reduce the risk of spreading germs or a virus like Covid-19, are being tested by Russian Railways. ...

  • China high speed
    News

    UBS predicts post-pandemic shift from air to high speed rail

    2020-04-07T09:58:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A report published by UBS Research suggests that many travellers will switch from air to high speed rail in the post Covid-19 period.

  • DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany,
    News

    Short-notice spaghetti trains organised to get pasta across the Alps

    2020-04-06T08:25:00Z

    Source: DB Schenker EUROPE: DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany, enabling 650 Aldi supermarkets to replenish supplies which had been depleted by customers stocking up during the coronavirus pandemic. The first delivery included ...

  • Refurbished Grand Central Class 180 (5)
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central follows Hull Trains in suspending open access services

    2020-04-06T08:12:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Grand Central temporarily suspended all services from the end of April 3, as coronavirus restrictions continue to affect its passenger numbers. The London King’s Cross to Sunderland and Bradford operator said it anticipated that the ‘necessary but temporary’ measure would last for ...

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    News

    Russian Railways simplifies freight procedures to support social distancing

    2020-04-04T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A simplified procedure for remote interaction with freight customers has been established by Russian Railways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus infections. In order to increase social distancing while supporting businesses, a procedure has been established for automatically prolonging contracts between cargo owners and ...

  • Knorr-Bremse
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-03T06:00:00Z

    Knorr-Bremse suspended its guidance for the 2020 financial year on March 27, saying the effects of the Covid-19 crisis had rendered numerous assumptions obsolete. It said a rapid recovery in China, where Knorr-Bremse’s plants have resumed 97% of their operations, showed that with appropriate measures delivery ...

  • gb Greater Anglia new Bombardier EMU on test at Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Aventra EMU reaches Liverpool Street

    2020-04-03T06:00:00Z

    UK: The first of the Class 720 Aventra EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is supplying for Greater Anglia’s commuter services has completed its first test run into London Liverpool Street station. As part of the testing programme, the EMU is expected to run over all of ...

  • Zipabout Passenger rail demand lockdown FV
    Rail Business UK

    Use data to tailor coronavirus timetables to current needs, says Zipabout

    2020-04-02T08:27:00Z

    UK: Passenger data systems supplier Zipabout says train operators should revise their emergency timetables based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand data, to ensure their reduced services can meet the needs of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘The necessary reduction in ...

  • LNER food
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    LNER ’s daily return service between Hull and London King’s Cross has been reinstated with effect from March 31. It had been temporarily suspended as part of the coronavirus-related service reductions, but was reinstated after Hull Trains announced that it was suspending all of its services. The ...

  • The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy & Transport Ken Skates has announced a £40m package of support to ensure the continued operation of a skeleton Wales & Borders rail service during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Rail Business UK

    £40m support package for Wales & Borders services

    2020-03-31T13:53:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy Transport Ken Skates has announced a £40m package of support to ensure the continued operation of a skeleton Wales Borders rail service during the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Government is working with Transport for Wales ...

  • RSSB logo
    Rail Business UK

    RSSB offers membership fee payment delay

    2020-03-31T06:00:00Z

    UK: Rail safety and standards body RSSB has offered its members with an annual turnover below £10m the chance to defer payment of their 2020-21 membership levy for until later in the year. The measure affects more than half of RSSB’s members, who can continue ...

  • Refurbished Grand Central Class 180 (5)
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central commits to revised timetable, but Blackpool launch likely to be delayed

    2020-03-30T16:25:00Z

    UK: Asked whether Grand Central was planning to follow the other East Coast Main Line open access operator Hull Trains in temporarily stopping operations because of the coronavirus pandemic, Grand Central Managing Director Richard McClean told Rail Business UK on March 30 ‘we remain committed to ...

  • cz-CD Cargo wood to Austria
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-03-30T06:00:00Z

    Dutch rail freight industry body RailGood has called on the government and infrastructure managers to ensure round-the-clock operation of at least one rail corridor to and from all seaports, multimodal hubs and industrial complexes during the coronavirus crisis. It also called for a temporary suspension of ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains suspends services ‘to protect long-term future of business’

    2020-03-29T18:51:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains announced on March 29 that was temporarily suspending services with effect from midnight, in a move which it said aimed to ‘safeguard the future of the business’ in the ‘unprecedented circumstances’ of the coronavirus pandemic. Arrangements have been made for tickets ...

  • Coronavirus - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    News

    International Transport Workers’ Federation calls for action to protect staff from Covid-19

    2020-03-28T06:00:00Z

    Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases INTERNATIONAL: The International Transport Workers’ Federation of almost 700 trade unions representing nearly 20 million people in 150 countries has issued a list of five areas where it believes governments and employers must take action to protect employees ...

  • Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels (1)
    Metro Report International

    Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels

    2020-03-27T15:52:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has been using modified infrastructure inspection vehicles to spray all its tunnels with liquid disinfectant. The disinfecting programme aims to tackle the coronavirus. As well as all tunnels used by revenue services, the scope includes tunnels which are used ...

  • RENFE stopped accepting cash payments for tickets at booking offices with effect from March 27, citing hygiene reasons.
    News

    RENFE ticket offices go cashless

    2020-03-27T11:22:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE stopped accepting cash payments for tickets at booking offices with effect from March 27, citing hygiene reasons. The measure will last as long as the duration of coronavirus lockdown, now prolonged at least until mid-April. Credit and debit cards are now the ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Derby
    Rail Business UK

    UK rolling stock manufacturers suspend production

    2020-03-27T11:14:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation, CAF and Hitachi Rail have temporarily put the production of rolling stock at their UK plants on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘In the current unprecedented circumstances, we want to protect our people from Covid-19, support the government’s efforts to ...

  • Koleje Śląskie coronavirus
    News

    Polish operator tests titanium dioxide disinfectant

    2020-03-27T08:28:00Z

    POLAND: Koleje Śląskie is testing the use of TitanSolid, a titanium dioxide based product used in hospitals and food production plants to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms. The substance integrates with the surface it is applied to, creating an active coating that uses photocatalysis to destroy bacteria, fungi ...