All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2015 – Page 6

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    High speed project cancelled as economy worsens


    MEXICO: The federal government has decided to suspend ‘indefinitely’ the project to build a high speed line between Mexico City and Querétaro, Secretary of the Treasury & Public Finance Dr Luis Videgaray announced on January 30. The separate project to build a new railway for passenger and freight traffic between ...

  • National Express is to procure 38 five-car Škoda Transportation RegioPanter EMUs for the Nürnberg S-Bahn services.

    National Express selected for Nürnberg S-Bahn operating contract


    GERMANY: Following a competitive tender, on February 2 Bayern railway authority BEG named National Express Rail GmbH as preferred bidder for two parallel 12-year contracts to operate Nürnberg S-Bahn services from December 2018. Signing is subject to the 10-day standstill period. National Express said the contracts are expected to generate ...

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    Hangzhou opens third metro line


    CHINA: The first section of Hangzhou metro Line 4 opened on February 2. This is the third metro line in Hangzhou; Line 1 opened in November 2012 and Line 2 exactly two years later. The 9·6 km northeast section runs along the left bank of the River Qiantang between ...

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    Murcia high speed line ETCS contract


    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded a consortium led by CAF Signalling and including FCC and Revenga a €155m contract to supply and maintain for 20 years the signalling and telecom systems for the 65 km Monforte del Cid – Murcia high speed line. CAF Signalling will supply ETCS Level 2 ...

  • Addis Ababa light rail test running.

    Addis Ababa light rail test running begins


    ETHIOPIA: Celebrations on February 1 marked the official launch of test running on the Addis Ababa light rail line, ahead of the planned start of revenue services in May. Attendees at the launch included the Prime Minster, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs along with thousands of city ...

  • Alstom ETR610 New Pendolino tilting trainset for Swiss Federal Railways.

    SBB orders more ETR610 tilting trains


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has exercised an option for Alstom to supply an additional four ETR610 New Pendolino tilting trainsets for use on the north–south Gotthard and Simplon corridors from 2017. The SFr120m order announced on January 30 follows two previous orders for seven and eight trainsets. The 250 ...

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    Private sector expertise


    Jacek Leonkiewicz (photo) was appointed Chairman of PKP Intercity on January 16 in succession to Marcin Celejewski. A former banker, he became a board member at PKP SA in 2013, also serving as Chairman of the supervisory board at PKP subsidiary T K Telekom. In 2014 he became a member ...

  • Newag Dragon electric locomotive.

    Freightliner PL orders Dragon locomotives


    POLAND: Freightliner PL signed a contract to lease five Newag Gliwice electric locomotives from ING Lease on January 30. The 5 MW six-axle E6DCF Dragon locomotives are scheduled to be delivered from May to July 2016 under a €17·5m deal which includes two years of aftersales support. They will ...

  • The proposed Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line would link the Itäkeskus district of Helsinki with Keilaniemi in Espoo.

    Helsinki - Espoo light rail study commissioned


    FINLAND: Ramboll and WSP have been appointed to study the costs, feasibility and wider impact of constructing the proposed 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line. The route linking the Itäkeskus district of Helsinki with Keilaniemi in neighbouring Espoo would partially replace the region’s busiest bus service, the Bussi-Jokeri, which ...

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    Feature articles in the February 2015 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Feature articles in the February 2015 issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Stop chasing a chimera News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers ...