All Railway Gazette International articles in December 2021

All articles published this month.

  • Southern Railway Bridge @Dávid Nyitrai (BFK)
    In depth

    Interview: Turning Budapest into a European rail hub


    A 20-year strategy for expanding Budapest’s regional and long-distance rail connections envisages the construction of new and upgraded cross-city links to alleviate the bottlenecks caused by the River Danube and the capital’s three termini, explains Budapest Development Agency CEO Dávid Vitézy.

  • Hydroflex 7
    In depth

    Research: Putting R&D at the heart of recovery


    The global rail community will gather in Birmingham in June for the 13th World Congress on Railway Research, providing a unique opportunity to discuss in person the role of rail R&D in a post-pandemic environment.

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    In depth

    Stations & Terminals: Solving the problem of Budapest Nyugati


    As the busiest station in the Hungarian capital, Nyugati pályaudvar has reached capacity. The favoured solution is to convert the existing terminus into a through station at the heart of a reshaped regional rail network. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    In depth

    Japan: Kintetsu plans a post-pandemic recovery


    Regional operator Kintetsu is looking to refocus its business in the Kansai region with real estate and leisure developments aimed at changing lifestyles and reflecting new working patterns. Mike Bent investigates.

  • Fig 3
    In depth

    Switzerland: Timetable recast in Luzern could add capacity


    The congested terminus at Luzern is one of the main infrastructure bottlenecks preventing an increase in services on the busy lines in central Switzerland. Reshaping the timetable pattern to make the most of the two-track approach to the terminus from the north could free up more paths to generate up to a 40% increase in capacity.

  • Cover Page (Touching an IC Card at an automatic gate)
    In depth

    Ticketing: Expanding the use of Japan's IC cards


    Originally developed as a form of smart travel ticket, IC cards are now in widespread use across Japan. They can be used for many types of transaction, and further applications are being added as rail operators strive to make travel more convenient.

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    In depth

    Stations & Terminals: Delta 3 aims to drive modal shift


    Operation of the Dourges Delta 3 intermodal and logistics hub in northern France is being transferred to a public sector organisation as part of a strategy to boost rail freight’s market share in France and western Europe. Laurent Charlier reports.

  • Moldova_03
    In depth

    Moldova: Looking to a better future


    With European investment being channelled into infrastructure and rolling stock renewals, plans are in place for structural reform of Moldova’s state-owned railway. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Forbo Flooring Systems

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  • KH Miniprof Wheel Rail 2

    Turn reliable data into reliable insights - unleash the full potential of your railway track, wheel, brake and switch profile measurements

    2022-01-04T09:32:00Z Sponsored by

    The world recognized MiniProf full contact profile measuring systems are ideal for monitoring the cross-sectional profile of railway wheels, tracks, brakes and switches within infrastructure and rolling stock. The portable MiniProf measuring systems are fast and easy to use and generate outstanding measuring results. They provide an extremely accurate and reliable foundation for making critical and economic decisions within quality control, safety regulation, manufacturing, research, planning and evaluation of maintenance activities such as rail grinding, rail milling and wheel machining.

  • World Map
    Data & Analysis

    Urban rail - list of openings (2021)

    New lines and extensions to metro, light rail and commuter rail networks. Map, operator and news links.

  • Bratislava tramway expansion (1)
    Metro Report International

    Work underway on Petržalka tram extension


    SLOVAKIA: Work is underway on the development of a new tram line to serve Bratislava’s largest housing estate, with opening anticipated by the end of 2023. Located on the south side of the River Danube, Petržalka is home to more than 100 000 inhabitants. It is ...

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    Cableway heritage commemorated


    JAPAN: Kintetsu’s Ikoma Cable Line has been certified by the Selected Civil Engineering Society as a Civil Engineering Heritage site, a designation created by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers to encourage the conservation of historic structures. With its lower terminus adjacent to Kintetsu’s Ikoma station, ...

  • Kanpur metro inauguration model
    Metro Report International

    First stage of Kanpur Metro inaugurated


    INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kanpur Metro on December 28, travelling the 8·7 km from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to Moti Jheel. Passenger services on the initial section of the Orange Line began the following day, ahead of the ...


    Coupler maintenance optimisation project gets underway


    GERMANY: Scharfenberg coupler manufacturer Voith and Siemens Mobility have launched a three-year project to lower costs by using data to optimise maintenance strategies. During the first phase of the project, Siemens Mobility maintenance teams will collect data on the condition of the Scharfenberg couplers on 84 Rhein-Ruhr-Express ...

  • CZ Loko Hydrogen shunter impression

    Developing alternative traction for shunting locos


    CZECH REPUBLIC: CZ Loko is developing a prototype hydrogen powered version of its Effishunter 1000 four-axle diesel loco design. Provisionally branded HydrogenShunter 1000, this will use hydrogen cells to charge traction batteries, with an output of up to 800 kW. Design work is also underway on ...

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    Vale orders autonomous track inspection technology


    BRAZIL: Vale has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to provide a suite of track inspection systems and analysis software over the next 12 months for use on its 2 000 km rail network. This will include an ENSCO-designed, manufactured and installed Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System ...

  • TMH R&D agreement

    R&D co-operation starts with locomotive component life cycles


    RUSSIA: A five-year agreement covering strategic co-operation in research and development has been signed by TMH Perspective Technologies Centre and Emperor Alexander I St Petersburg State Transport University. The TMH subsidiary and the university aim to expanded the scope and increase the quantity of research, undertake ...

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    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover opens at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport


    CHINA: A 2·6 km automated peoplemover has been opened to serve a new airside satellite hall at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. The Innovia 300 APM was supplied by the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture under a 453m yuan contract awarded ...

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    Road-rail services inaugurated in Shikoku


    JAPAN: The start of regular road-rail services on the Asa Kaigan Tetsudo in southeast Shikoku was marked with a ceremony at Awa-Kainan-Bunkamura on December 25.