All coronavirus articles – Page 6

  • RENFE has introduced personalised tickets for passengers travelling on AVE, Larga Distancia, Avant and Alvia services and all other trains where seats reservations are obligatory.
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    RENFE introduces personalised tickets

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has introduced personalised tickets for passengers travelling on AVE, Larga Distancia, Avant and Alvia services and all other trains where seats reservations are obligatory. Purchasers are required to provide mobile phone numbers and other contact information, with their privacy protected under national ...

  • Westbahn and Austrian Federal Railways have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains
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    Westbahn and ÖBB awarded public service contracts to secure operations during the pandemic

    2020-04-20T11:41:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Both Austrian Federal Railways and open access competitor Westbahn have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains during the coronavirus pandemic, in a move which the ALLRAIL association of new market entrants said should provide a ...

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    Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

    2020-04-17T15:24:00Z

    EUROPE: To ensure deliveries to Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic, grocery chain ICA is transporting goods using rail services which Green Cargo normally operates for Volvo Group. The trains are run to transport goods from Sweden to Volvo’s factory at Gent in Belgium. For the last ...

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    Driver sign-on system adapted for social distancing

    2020-04-17T13:29:00Z

    GERMANY: Moveo Software has provided a temporary update for the duty registration system used by München transport operator MVB, enabling drivers to sign into work using mobile devices from their vehicle instead of a using web-based terminal in a shared staff room. ‘Usually, many drivers meet ...

  • Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health. ‘As a 150-year-old member of the greater Pittsburgh community, we have a responsibility to support our first responders during these unprecedented times’, said Wabtec President CEO Rafael Santana. ‘Wabtec ...

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    Making transport more sustainable after the coronavirus

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Emphasising that ‘the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic cannot simply be a return to business as usual’, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has published guidance for policy makers aiming to reduce car use in urban areas. Developed under the Transport Health ...

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    Trains branded in tribute to the NHS

    2020-04-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has applied special branding to three electric multiple-units in tribute to National Health Service staff fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ‘There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200 000 key ...

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    Greenbrier suspends wagon manufacturing at Gunderson site

    2020-04-16T13:44:00Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies has suspended wagon manufacturing at its Gunderson site in Portland, Oregon, owing to the economic impacts of Covid-19. The announcement on April 16 came a week after Greenbrier Gunderson ended production on its double-stack intermodal line, which has run nearly continuously for ...

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    Metro staff learning under lockdown

    2020-04-16T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corp Ltd has arranged for online training classes to be provided by the L T Metro Training Academy in Hyderabad, in order to make productive use of time during the national coronavirus lockdown period. A total of 41 people who had ...

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    LNER Reserves launched to connect staff with voluntary organisations

    2020-04-15T15:56:00Z

    UK: Inter-city operator LNER has launched the LNER Reserves scheme to connect its staff wishing to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic with organisations including the National Health Service, the emergency services, partner charity Campaign Against Living Miserably, FareShare, The Trussell Trust, Age UK and the National Council ...

  • Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to four industry associations.
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    Public transport continuity needed to ensure ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’

    2020-04-14T15:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to the International Association of Public Transport, United Cities Local Governments, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and ...

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    Hitachi Rail begins to restart production

    2020-04-14T14:49:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail began a staged restart of rolling stock production at its Newton Aycliffe site on April 14. Work had been put on hold during March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Our priority continues to be the safety and well being of all ...

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    Amtrak awarded $1bn from coronavirus relief package

    2020-04-14T11:58:00Z

    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration is making available more than $1bn to support Amtrak operations during the coronavirus pandemic, under the terms of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act approved by the US Congress on March 27.

  • Snälltåget Berlin to Malmö overnight train (3)
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    Berlin – Malmö night train to continue despite closure of ferry route

    2020-04-14T10:08:00Z

    EUROPE: The Berlin Night Express overnight train between Sweden and Germany will continue to run despite shipping company Stena Line’s plans to close the Trelleborg – Sassnitz ferry route which the train uses to cross the Baltic, operator Snälltåget has told Railway Gazette International . ...

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    Lineas brands locomotive in tribute to people fighting the coronavirus pandemic

    2020-04-09T15:51:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has unveiled a Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive which has been branded to honour people working to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ‘This is our way of saying thank you to the many brave people who are at the forefront ...

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    Covid-19 could push more Asia – Europe freight to rail

    2020-04-09T11:36:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: ‘I believe that the impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could well see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail freight option’, said Philip Stephenson, Chairman of Davies Turner, after the ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies
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    Two goals for Greenbrier in the Covid-19 crisis

    2020-04-09T11:26:00Z

    GREENBRIER: Wagon manufacturer The Greenbrier Companies has two primary goals during the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman CEO William A Furman said when presenting its Q2 results on April 7. These are ‘protecting the safety and health of employees and preserving the economic well-being of our enterprise ...

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
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    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges

    2020-04-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

  • Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-unit for Greater Anglia at Bombardier Transportation’s factory in Derby.
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    Bombardier Transportation UK to restart production with revised working practices

    2020-04-08T15:50:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation UK is to restart rolling stock production at its Derby factory and heavy maintenance at its Ilford site on April 14, with component overhaul at Crewe to follow the next day. The company had announced a temporary pause in operations on March 25 ...

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    BART reduces services and redeploys staff to capital projects as ridership drops to 7%

    2020-04-08T13:00:00Z

    USA: The San Francisco Bay Area’s BART metro is to withdraw alternate trains to reduce its weekday service from 15 min to 30 min headways from April 8 until further notice. The operator said ridership data showed that social distancing would remain possible on all trains, ...