All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2013 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • Rail.One has laid similar track on Rhinstrasse in Berlin.

    Doha tram track to be provided by Rail.One


    QATAR: Construction contractor Habtoor Leighton Group has awarded Rail.One a contract to supply Rheda City ballastless track for the Education City tram project in Doha. About 15 km will be concreted, with a short section will be covered with turf. Around 14 000 TB/BZ concrete sleepers for the track ...

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    Bidirectional Pesa trams coming to Warszawa


    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has selected Pesa to supply 45 new bidirectional low-floor trams to the Polish capital for 380bn złoty. Delivery will start in April 2014. The trams will be similar to the six Pesa Swing Duo trams that arrived in Warszawa in September, which are twin-cab versions of ...

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    TÜV SÜD Rail acquires DNV KEMA's European transportation division


    EUROPE: TÜV SÜD Rail announced the acquisition of the European Transportation Systems division of Norwegian-Dutch energy consulting, testing and certification company DNV KEMA on January 30. DNV KEMA is focusing its activities on the energy sector, and TÜV SÜD Rail said the deal was an opportunity to expand its portfolio ...

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    Products & Technology in Brief


    RATP Développement has selected GoalRailmetro and GoalStaff software from Spanish company Goal Systems to plan the deployment of light rail vehicles and drivers during the expansion of the Manchester Metrolink network. BNSF has appointed Bartless & West to digitise its collection of maps of the 51000 km network, some of ...

  • A Skoda single-car DMU carried invited guests including RZD President Vladimir Yakunin and Governor of Khabarovsk Vyacheslav Shport to the Kuznetsovsk tunnel opening ceremony.

    Kuznetsovsk tunnel shortens the BAM corridor


    RUSSIA: The Kuznetsovsk Tunnel on the Komsomolsk-na-Amur – Sovetskaya Gavan section of the Baikal-Amur Magistral was opened on December 25. Priced at 60bn roubles, it is one of the biggest infrastructure projects undertaken by RZD in recent years. The 3890 m single-track tunnel was designed by Bamtonnelproject and built by ...

  • The Vossloh UKLight locomotives for Direct Rail Services will be designated Class 68 in Britain.

    Direct Rail Services reveals Class 68 design


    UK: Freight and charter train operator Direct Rail Services has unveiled the design of its future UKLight mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotives. Vossloh España is building 15 locomotives in Valencia under a contract announced in January 2012, with deliveries scheduled to begin towards the end of this year. To ...

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    Carillion awarded £40m Cumbernauld electrification contract


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Carillion a £40m contract to electrify at 25 kV 50 Hz 'over 50 km of railway' between Cumbernauld and Glasgow, lengthen platforms at Cumbernauld and install turn-back facilities at Springburn. The contract announced on January 30 forms part of a £80m upgrade of the Cumbernauld ...

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    São Paulo Line 6 tender called


    BRAZIL: São Paulo state governor Geraldo Alckmin called tenders for a PPP concession to develop metro Line 6 (the Orange line) on January 30. The project is valued at an estimated R$7·8bn and construction is due to start in July 2014. The concession will run for 25 years, allowing six ...

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    Michael O’Higgins


    Michael O’Higgins has been appointed a Non-Executive Director on the Network Rail board. The former Audit Commission Chairman and current Chairman of The Pensions Regulator was selected to bring a stronger focus on ‘serving the public interest’. The UK infrastructure manager has also named Jonathan Crick as Commercial ...

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    Open access operator Hamburg-Köln-Express celebrates first six months


    GERMANY: Open-access inter-city operator Hamburg-Köln-Express held the ‘Fastest Music Festival in Germany’ on January 23 to celebrate six months of operation. Bands and solo artists travelled with the passengers, performing music in 120 sec slots while the train doors were opened at stations HKX has carried almost 150 000 passengers ...

  • Railway Gazette International magazine, February 2013.

    Feature articles in the February 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Articles in the February 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine. Comment Liberalisation: the war of words rages on Analysis Fyra lurches from farce to fiasco Amtrak and California team up UK franchising ‘not fundamentally flawed’ Heavy haul Developing a heavy haul ...