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

    2022-02-11T12:43:00Z

    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

    2022-02-03T10:30:00Z

    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

    2022-02-01T10:00:00Z

    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

    2022-01-31T11:39:00Z

    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

    2022-01-27T13:55:00Z

    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

    2022-01-26T10:00:00Z

    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.

  • fr-dourges-delta3-charlier-7423
    In depth

    Stations & Terminals: Delta 3 aims to drive modal shift

    2022-01-25T11:35:00Z

    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

    2022-01-25T10:30:00Z

    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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    Organisations

    Forbo Flooring Systems

    Forbo Flooring Systems have a truly comprehensive and compliant floor and wall covering product offering for the global rail sector. 

  • KH Miniprof Wheel Rail 2
    Sponsored

    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.

  • Bratislava tramway expansion (1)
    Metro Report International

    Work underway on Petržalka tram extension

    2021-12-31T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • PB020121
    News

    Cableway heritage commemorated

    2021-12-31T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-12-30T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • SMO_RRX
    News

    Coupler maintenance optimisation project gets underway

    2021-12-30T05:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Developing alternative traction for shunting locos

    2021-12-29T05:00:00Z

    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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    News

    Vale orders autonomous track inspection technology

    2021-12-28T12:00:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2021-12-28T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Shenzen_APM
    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover opens at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

    2021-12-28T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • jp-AKT-DMV_Opening Ceremony-KMiura-2
    News

    Road-rail services inaugurated in Shikoku

    2021-12-27T11:39:00Z

    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.

  • cn-Hefei-Line4-TB_01
    Metro Report International

    Hefei opens fifth metro line

    2021-12-27T11:14:00Z

     CHINA: Hefei Metro Line 4 was opened for revenue service on opened on December 26, being one of six new routes inaugurated that day.