All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020

All articles published this month.

  • Events

    Alpine Rail Optimisation

    6 October 2021
    Vienna, Austria

  • Zagreb Zapadni – Savski Marof line (Photo: Toma Bačić)

    Zagreb infrastructure modernisation contract signed


    Source: Toma Bačić CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura and Swietelsky have signed a contract for modernisation of the 17·8 km Zagreb Zapadni – Savski Marof section of the Zagreb – Dobova line. This is used by 160 trains/day including Zagreb suburban services. The 27-month project will raise ...

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    Metro Report International

    Former FRA Administrator Feinberg appointed interim NYCT President


    USA: New York MTA has appointed Sarah Feinberg as interim President of New York City Transit on February 25, following Andy Byford’s departure in January. Feinberg is an MTA board member and chair of its Transit Committee, and previously acted as Administrator of the Federal Railroad ...

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    TX Logistik expands NiKRASA semi-trailer transport network


    Source: TX Logistik HUNGARY: TX Logistik has begun using its NiKRASA system to load semi-trailers which are unsuitable for lifting by crane onto wagons at the Mahart Container Centre in Budapest. Its first shipment for a Hungarian customer was for International-Alexander and ran from ...

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    Romania ordered to recover €570m of state aid to freight operator


    ROMANIA: The European Commission has ordered the government to recover €570m of state aid incompatible with EU rules which national freight operator CFR Marfă received through a debt write-off and failure to collect debts. The Commission said rail freight transport in Romania is highly competitive, with ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Celebrating excellence at the Rail Business Awards


    UK: Paying tribute to the innovation, dedication and hard work that characterises the UK railway and its supply chain every single day, more than 500 guests from across the rail sector came together on February 27 for the 22nd Rail Business Awards . Organised by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Panamá approves Line 2 extension


    PANAMÁ: Panamá Metro approved plans for a 2 km extension of Line 2 connecting the ITSE vocational school to Tocumen Airport on February 12. The US$42·7m extension will be designed and built by the GdE Consortium of Alstom, Thales, Sofratesa, CIM and TSO, which built the ...

  • RM Rail’s VKM Steel plant has been equipped with a 16 tonne capacity electric arc steelmaking furnace supplied by Thermomelt

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Russian wagon manufacturer RM Rail ’s VKM Steel plant has been equipped with a 16 tonne capacity electric arc steelmaking furnace supplied by Thermomelt of Italy, and a shot blasting chamber from Slovenian company STEM. Modernisation of the foundry forms part of RM Rail’s strategy to development ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Punctuality matters on high frequency routes, passengers say


    UK: Transport Focus has published the results of research commissioned from independent market research agency Illuminas to understand how passengers’ expectations of punctuality and reliability might differ on high frequency routes such as the Thameslink core between London Blackfriars and London St Pancras International. The watchdog ...

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    InnoTrans 2020 provides gateway to Berlin-Brandenburg


    INNOTRANS: Companies from Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg will be exhibiting together on a joint stand in Hall B of the CityCube building, with a combined display area of more than 1 200 m². ‘At InnoTrans 2020 some 80 exhibitors from the capital Berlin ...

  • Transport for Wales Rail Services has awarded Tracsis Travel Compensation Services a five-year contract to provide an automated systems to handle delay repay compensation.
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh fleet deployment programme rationalised


    TfW uses Class 175 DMUs suplied by Alstom in the late 1990s on its long-distance services between north and south Wales. UK: Faced with mounting costs from Network Rail to provide gauge clearance services, KeolisAmey has revised its plans to roll out new and refurbished rolling ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tel Aviv to consult on three metro lines


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro promoter NTA expects to start consultation next month for the first stages of three proposed underground heavy metro lines, for which plans were announced last year. Totalling 145 route-km with around 100 stations, the metro network is provisionally expected to cost around ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Trains refurbished to provide a ‘dedicated airport experience’ on the Heathrow Express


    UK: Heathrow Express has released images of the Bombardier Transportation Class 387 electric multiple-units which are being refurbished as a dedicated pool for use on the London Paddington – Heathrow Airport shuttle service from this summer. The 12 four-car Electrostar EMUs previously ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.

    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives


    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

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    Spanish infrastructure managers fined for inflated access charges


    SPAIN: Competition regulator CNMC has fined infrastructure managers ADIF and ADIF Alta Velocidad for imposing excessive access charges. However, under current railway legislation, the maximum fine is just €6 300, which CNMC believes is too low to enable it to perform its duties as a regulator. ...

  • Organisations

    City Rail Link Ltd (CRLL)

    Project to construct mainline tunnel under central Auckland. See Auckland network map . From July 1, 2017, CRLL took on responsibility for delivery of the 3·5 km underground rail connection from the current Britomart terminus via stations at Aotea and Karangahape to the Western line at Mount ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    Worcestershire Parkway station opened on February 23, served by GWR and CrossCountry. The fully-accessible station has a single platform on the North Cotswolds Line and two platforms on the route from the Midlands to South Wales, along with toilets, a ticket desk, a 500-space car park, ...

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    Lotos Kolej expands fleet in EU-backed intermodal freight programme


    POLAND: Freight operator Lotos Kolej has placed orders for an electric locomotive and flat wagons with co-financing from an EU programme which aims to increase the use of intermodal freight and move containerised traffic from road to rail. The EU’s aim is to reduce the negative ...

  • Organisations

    Attiko Metro SA

    This company is responsible for construction of Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens metro (see Statheres Sygkoinonies, STASY ) opened from 2000, and for the planned Line 4. It also manages the Thessaloniki Metro project, currently under construction for opening in 2023. Address 191-193 Messogion Avenue ...