All coronavirus articles – Page 8

  • The Greenbrier Companies

    Greenbrier suspends wagon manufacturing at Gunderson site


    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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    Urban news

    Metro staff learning under lockdown


    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 ...

  • Stuart Rawcliffe LNER
    Rail Business UK

    LNER Reserves launched to connect staff with voluntary organisations


    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.
    Urban news

    Public transport continuity needed to ensure ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’


    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 ...

  • Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe plant.
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi Rail begins to restart production


    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


    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)

    Berlin – Malmö night train to continue despite closure of ferry route


    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


    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 ...

  • Davies Turner

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


    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

    Two goals for Greenbrier in the Covid-19 crisis


    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
    Urban news

    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges


    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.
    Rail Business UK

    Bombardier Transportation UK to restart production with revised working practices


    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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    Urban news

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


    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, ...

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    Urban news

    Urban transport news round-up


    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 ...

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


    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. ...

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


    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,

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


    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 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central follows Hull Trains in suspending open access services


    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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    Russian Railways simplifies freight procedures to support social distancing


    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

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    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 ...