All Railway Gazette International articles in December 2021 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • cn-Hefei-Line4-TB_01
    Metro Report International

    Hefei opens fifth metro line


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

  • Freight train (Photo Göteborg Port Authority)

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • MOB Goldenpass Express gauge changing Stadler panorama coach impression (2)

    Gauge-changing panorama coaches ordered


    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn has awarded Stadler a SFr12m contract to supply four low-floor gauge-changing panorama coaches for the future Goldenpass Express service between Montreux and Interlaken. The order is being financed by MOB with the support of the cantons of Bern, Vaud and Fribourg and the ...

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    In depth

    Japan: road-rail midi-buses on a rural railway


    This month is expected to see the launch of commercial passenger services with ‘dual-mode’ road-rail midi-buses on a rural railway in southern Shikoku. Mike Bent reports.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • gb-20190919-snowplough
    Rail Business UK

    Christmas and New Year break


      UK: The next Rail Business UK newsletter will be on January 6 2022.

  • München tram
    Metro Report International

    München city council backs tram network expansion


    GERMANY: Two more routes are to be added to the München tram network under a package of public transport investment plans authorised by the city council on December 16. Formal planning approval will now be sought from the Oberbayern regional government for the Westtangente and the ...

  • St Die - Epinal opening

    French Prime Minister promises rural line revival


    FRANCE: Speaking in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to mark the reopening of the line to Épinal which had been closed since December 2018, Prime Minister Jean Castex promised the ‘regeneration’ of rural lines right across France. Describing the reopening on December 12 as ‘a very symbolic moment’, Castex said ...

  • Potsdam Stadler tram order
    Metro Report International

    Potsdam orders low-floor trams to ‘strengthen sustainable mobility’


    GERMANY: Potsdam transport operator ViP has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 10 Tramlink trams along with spare parts and 10 years of maintenance services. Deliveries are planned for 2024, taking the city’s fleet of Stadler vehicles to 28 trams. There is an option for a ...

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    Electrification of Ankara – Kayseri line completed


    TURKEY: Electric services have been launched over the entire 352 km length of the Ankara – Kayseri main line, after infrastructure manager TCDD completed wiring work between Nenek and Şefaatli, Closing the final gap enables electric trains to run directly from Turkey’s three main cities of ...

  • Josh Haggart is the new Director of Rail at Coleman James, with Director Rachel, Young and Managing Director, Andrew Mackay.
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

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    Canadian National and Google Cloud form technology partnership


    CANADA: CN and Google Cloud have announced a seven-year strategic technology partnership. This includes collaboration to develop a digital platform to give customers more visibility of logistics planning, shipping and payments, with simplified ordering and automated tracking. CN will also gradually move the majority of its ...

  • Nanning_01
    Metro Report International

    Nanning opens driverless Line 5


    CHINA: Nanning’s fifth metro line was opened for revenue service on December 16. Designed for unattended train operation to Grade of Automation 4, the 20·2 km line looping around the western side of the city centre links Jinqiao Coach Station in the northeast to Guokai Dadao ...

  • Norske Tog Alstom Coradia Nordic cross-section

    Norske Tog orders Alstom commuter trains


    NORWAY: National rolling stock owning body Norske Tog has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 30 commuter electric multiple-units, with options for 170 more which could take the total value to NKr4·2bn. The first 30 EMUs are scheduled to enter service on the Østfoldbanan in ...

  • SJ Alstom high speed train impression

    SJ orders Sweden’s fastest trains


    SWEDEN: National operator SJ has confirmed that Alstom is to supply the fastest trains in Sweden, which will have a maximum speed of 250 km/h for use on long distance inter-city services including routes to Denmark and Norway. The initial order will cover 25 electric trainsets ...

  • HS2's Graduate scheme opens today
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 launches 2022 graduate recruitment scheme


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has launched its 2022 graduate recruitment scheme, offering 16 places on a two-year programme. This year’s graduate vacancies include: project management and IT focused roles; engineering roles supporting the construction programme; opportunities to join the Hybrid Bill ...

  • City Junction
    Rail Business UK

    National Gauging Database replacement contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Cordel Group a £3·2m contract to supply the Railway Gauging Data Solution which will replace the current National Gauging Database. Cordel will provide a software-as-a- service platform for the storage and processing of gauge and clearance information for the entire network, ...

  • MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city
    Metro Report International

    Wrocław tram contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city, with options for 16 more which could take the total value to 337·5m złoty. The 29 ...

  • Joanne Maguire
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail announces next Chief Operating Officer


    UK: ScotRail has announced the appointment of Joanne Maguire to succeed Ian McConnell as Chief Operating Officer on April 1, when the train operator transfers from Abellio to public body Scottish Rail Holdings. Maguire is currently Vice-Principal — Resources at the University of the West of ...

  • ICE at Frankfurt airport (Photo: Deutsche Bahn/Volker Emersleben)

    More ICE Sprinters offer alternative to flying


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn introduced more limited-stop Sprinter ICE services on long-distance inter-city routes with the timetable change on December 12. Sprinter-branded ICE services now operate on eight domestic routes, while a daily Frankfurt am Main – Paris service calling at Mannheim and Karlsruhe also carries the ...