All Railway Gazette International articles in December 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • Pandrol battery shearing machine

    Pandrol launches E+ product range


    INTERNATIONAL: Pandrol has launched its E+ range of resilient track materials and battery powered maintenance tools designed to cut carbon emissions and reduce noise without compromising on power. E+ products include a battery grinder, battery-operated weld shear, CD100, QTrack, under-ballast mat and ...

  • Warszawa metro Skoda Transportation Varsovia trainset (2)
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro train unveiled


    POLAND: Škoda Transportation has unveiled the first of the trainsets it is producing for the Warszawa metro. Testing is to be undertaken the Czech manufacturer’s Plzeň plant, ahead of further trials at the Velim test centre and on the Praha metro network before delivery to Poland ...

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    Royal opening marks launch of Madrid – Ourense standard gauge services


    SPAIN: Guests including King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez joined a special high speed train between Madrid and Ourense on December 20 to mark completion of the Galician high speed line, over which commercial services began the following day.

  • Sachsen tram of the future
    Metro Report International

    ‘Tram of the future’ selected by Sachsen operators


    GERMANY: The LEIWAG consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric has been awarded a framework contract to supply up to 155 trams to city transport operators in Leipzig, Zwickau and Görlitz under the ‘Sachsen Tram of the Future’ programme. The contract was signed on December 15, following ...

  • Alstom is to supply 16 eight-car Omneo Premium electric multiple-units for the Marseille – Toulon – Nice TER services which Transdev is to operate under contract to Région Sud from summer 2025.

    Trains with a sea view ordered for Marseille – Nice concession


    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply 16 eight-car Omneo Premium electric multiple-units for the Marseille – Toulon – Nice TER services which Transdev is to operate under contract to Région Sud from summer 2025. Transdev beat bids from incumbent operator SNCF and Trenitalia’s ...

  • Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive generic

    Akiem orders 20 locomotives for cross-border passenger services


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has ordered 20 Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. The firm order announced on December 21 is the first to be placed under a framework agreement which the companies signed in August. The 6·4 MW multi-system electric locomotives will be equipped with ETCS and various ...

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    Metro Report International

    Wuxi opens fourth metro line


    CHINA: Wuxi metro Line 4 was opened for revenue service on December 17, following a formal inauguration by the city’s Mayor, Du Xiaogang, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee. Designated as the Purple Line on the city’s metro map, the 25·4 km north-south line connects Liutan ...

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    Nuclear freight accord signed


    FRANCE: Fret SNCF has signed a partnership with Orano Nuclear Packages & Services and Société de Transports Spéciaux Industriels aimed at decarbonising the transport of nuclear material in Europe. According to Orano NPS, the transport of nuclear material by rail requires one-sixth of the energy for ...

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    Metro Report International

    Metro de Madrid buys out rolling stock leases


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has opted to buy two rolling stock fleets outright, ending the leasing arrangements under which they were managed.

  • London King's Cross passengers (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Autism-friendly guide to travelling by train


    UK: Network Rail has worked with the National Autistic Society to produce an online guide help autistic people travel by train independently and with confidence. The guide shows the sights and sounds passengers could experience during every stage of a journey, from purchasing tickets, to getting ...

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    Railway bill clears Brazilian Congress


    BRAZIL: Legislation setting out a new regulatory framework for railway concessions and simplifying the approval of new rail projects was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on December 14.

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    Metro Report International

    Sczcecin tramway extended


    POLAND: A western extension of Sczcecin tram routes 1 and 3 to serve the city’s Netto Arena was opened for revenue service on December 18.

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    Metro Report International

    Work to start on Pasing U-Bahn extension


    GERMANY: Construction of the western extension of München metro line U5 to Pasing is expected to begin in January, following approval of the formal planning application by the city government on December 15.

  • An SNCB Desiro EMU passes through the Schuman - Josaphat tunnel. Photo: Infrabel/Bart van Tricht

    Siemens to retrofit SNCB fleet for ETCS Level 2 operation


    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has selected Siemens Mobility to upgrade the ETCS onboard equipment on selected electric multiple-units and push-pull driving trailers for Level 2 operation.

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    Trenitalia launches Paris – Milano open access services


    FRANCE: Trenitalia formally inaugurated its Paris – Milano open access high speed service on December 18, with a morning departure from the French capital.

  • Amtrak Acela Express crosses the Hell Gate Bridge that links Queens with the Bronx (Photo: Amtrak)

    New York MTA awards $2∙9bn Penn Station Access contract


    Photo: Amtrak USA: New York MTA has awarded a 63-month design and build contract to a joint venture Halmar International and RailWorks for work on the Penn Station Access programme. To be completed within a budget of $2∙9bn, the programme covers the four-tracking of a 30 ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Metro-North Railroad Waterbury branch
    Metro Report International

    PTC reaches Naugatuck valley


    USA: Working with Connecticut Department of Transportation, Metro-North Railroad has completed the installation of signalling and Positive Train Control on the Waterbury Branch. The single-track line had been the last section of MNCR still relying on manual block operation, and its resignalling completes the roll-out of ...

  • Sellafield Clayton hybrid loco
    Rail Business UK

    Nuclear site locos delivered


    UK: Clayton Equipment has supplied two Type CBD80 battery-diesel locomotives to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Sellafield site, where they will be used to move nuclear materials and waste on the internal rail network. The 80 tonne Bo-Bo hybrid locomotives are powered by Stage V compliant Deutz ...