All coronavirus articles – Page 9

  • gb Greater Anglia new Bombardier EMU on test at Liverpool Street
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    £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 ...

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    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)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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)
    Urban news

    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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 ...

  • Infrarail has been rescheduled.
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    Infrarail rescheduled to take place alongside Railtex 2021

    2020-03-26T16:33:00Z

    UK: The Infrarail 2020 railway infrastructure trade fair has been rescheduled because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will now be co-located with the Railtex 2021 exhibition of railway equipment and services, which is due to be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on May 11-13 ...

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    SNCF deploys hospital TGV

    2020-03-26T15:11:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has started transporting Covid-19 patients using a TGV Duplex trainset that has been has adapted as a mobile hospital unit. It is being used to evacuate recuperating patients from hot spot areas where the hospitals are saturated to regions which have spare capacity in their ...

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    Urban news

    Edinburgh tram extension site works on hold during pandemic

    2020-03-26T11:40:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Council has instructed contractors Morrison Utility Services and Sacyr Farrans Neopul to cease site works for the construction of the tramway extension from York Place to Newhaven. The contractors are to make the construction sites safe by the end of the week before shutting ...

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    Brightline suspends services

    2020-03-26T11:07:00Z

    USA: Miami to West Palm Beach inter-city train operator Brightline temporarily suspended its services on March 25. The private-sector operator said the decision had been taken to help slow the spread of the coronavirus to a rate which healthcare systems can cope with, ‘and with the ...

  • Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Crossrail work suspended

    2020-03-24T15:55:00Z

    UK: Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation said it was working with its Tier 1 contractors to safely close down sites at the earliest opportunity. The announcement came amid ...

  • The Department for Transport has given the franchised passenger train operators it is responsible for the opportunity to move to temporary management contracts.
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    UK train operators offered management contracts or nationalisation

    2020-03-23T10:29:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has given the franchised passenger train operators it is responsible for the opportunity to move to temporary management contracts. On March 23 DfT said it would temporarily suspend existing franchise agreements and transfer all revenue and cost risk to the government ...

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    Transport Select Committee to question Shapps on coronavirus implications

    2020-03-20T14:33:00Z

    UK: The House of Commons Transport Select Committee is to question Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps about the impact of coronavirus on transport at 14.30 on March 25. As the situation changes daily, the Committee will be asking how the Department for Transport is ...