All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 10

All articles published this month.

  • Impression of Alstom Coradia Continental battery-electric multiple-unit

    Alstom signs battery-electric multiple-unit contract


    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Alstom has been awarded a €100m contract to supply and maintain the first battery-electric version of its Coradia Continental multiple-unit family. The 11 three-car BEMUs have been ordered by Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS, which has taken out a ...

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    Urban news

    Metro de Panamá awards Line 3 contract


    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá awarded a U$2·5bn contract for the construction of Line 3 to South Korean consortium HPH Joint Venture on February 04. The HPH joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co has been chosen for the 54-month ...

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    Urban news

    Bogotá Metro changes metro and BRT lines


    COLOMBIA: The Mayor of Bogotá Claudia López has announced a new transport plan for the city, including the extension of the future Bogotá Metro’s first line and a change of the proposed Transmilenio bus rapid transit route. The 4·1km metro extension would run from Calle 72 ...

  • Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year.
    Urban news

    Porto to introduce contactless ticketing this year


    PORTUGAL: Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year, enabling holders of EMV bank cards to touch a validator and travel without needing to use the local Andante smart card. The TIP group of transport operators is working with Visa CyberSource, financial services ...

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    Conversion of local railway into a busway to be studied


    Source: Lokaltog DENMARK: A feasibility study for converting the Østbanen local railway in eastern Sjælland into a busway is to be undertaken following an agreement between Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht and the regional council. The jointly-funded DKr3·5m study is to be undertaken in parallel ...

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    In depth

    Major Projects: Software challenge blows Crossrail off course


    For a decade, construction of London’s east-west cross-city tunnel seemed set for completion on time in late 2018. But this deadline has slipped as project promoter Crossrail Ltd grapples with the emerging complexity of delivering a new railway centred on digital technology. Alan Hannaford* reflects on the challenges faced.

  • The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled

    Australind DMU design revealed


    AUSTRALIA: The design of the diesel multiple-units ordered for Transwa’s twice-daily Australind service has been unveiled by Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan. ‘The sleek new design will make the journey between Perth and Bunbury more comfortable for residents and tourists alike, encouraging more ...

  • Network Rail VP small plant contract signing
    Rail Business UK

    VP plc awarded £257m Network Rail portable plant contract


    UK: Network Rail has awarded VP plc a contract worth up to £257m for the hire, supply and maintenance of all small plant powered by external means. This includes rail drills, torque wrenches, chainsaws and handheld tamping machines, as well as related consumables such as oil, and ...

  • East West Rail phases 1 and 2 geographical map
    Rail Business UK

    Bicester – Bedford railway reinstatement approved


    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved Network Rail’s application for a Transport Works Act Order granting legal powers for work to begin on the Bicester – Bedford section of the East West Rail project to develop a rail corridor between Oxford ...

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    Urban news

    Detroit People Mover runs counter-clockwise for first time in 11 years


    USA: The Detroit People Mover is operating counter-clockwise for the first time since 2008. According to the Detroit Transportation Corp, a major rail replacement on the circular line led to a reverse direction operational testing in December 2019. The testing ‘determined that there is an advantage ...

  • Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019

    Canadian Pacific aims to outpace its peers in 2020


    CANADA: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019, a 7% year-on-year increase. Diluted earnings per share increased 29% to a record C$17·52. The operating ratio was 59·9, an improvement from 61·3 the previous year. ‘Global economic uncertainty caused by geopolitical and macroeconomic ...

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    Urban news

    FTA approves $4·55bn of transport grants


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has awarded grants totalling $4·55bn to 22 projects. The FTA has granted $18m to various operators in Colorado for projects including the construction of of a bus maintenance facility in Denver and the purchase of a fleet of electric buses and ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.

    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

  • RegioJet

    RegioJet to develop central maintenance depot


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Independent operator RegioJet is to develop a central rolling stock maintaince depot for its fleet on a former scrap metal yard site which it has acquired in Praha’s eastern suburb of Dolní Měcholupy, close to Praha-Hostivař station. The site will be available for use ...

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    In depth

    More action needed to secure Alpine freight modal shift


    With the imminent completion of a corridor able to carry 4 m high lorries on trains through Switzerland, the Swiss government has outlined measures to ensure that transit freight continues to switch from road to rail, but operators believe that these will not suffice. MurrayHughes investigates.

  • The first customer for Cubic Interactive is Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works.
    Urban news

    Cubic Interactive aims to incentivise public transport use


    LOYALTY: Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a loyalty platform which is designed to enable transport agencies to incentivise the use of public transport, to reward passengers for engaging with advertising in transport apps and to encourage travel outside the peaks. The first customer for Cubic Interactive ...

  • Train Door Solutions

    Polarteknik acquires Train Door Solutions


    EUROPE: Finnish door and partition wall manufacturer Polarteknik Oy has acquired UK pneumatic and electrical door systems servicing specialist Train Door Solutions Ltd under a deal completed on January 31. Established in 1999, Milton Keynes based Train Door Systems was previously owned by Nigel Mason, Vanessa ...

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    Urban news

    Barcelona Metro opens first elevated station


    SPAIN: On February 1, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona inaugurated a 1·6 km southern extension of metro Line 10 containing its first elevated station. The new €40m Zona Franca stop is located in the industrial district of Sants-Montjuïc and is expected to serve 3 600 passengers daily. ...

  • Events

    The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail

    26 - 27 May 2021
    Cologne, Germany

  • Aircraft

    Rail and air associations to co-operate on ticketing


    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways and the International Air Transport Association have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in standard setting and interoperability, with a focus on data exchange to support intermodal travel. Areas for co-operation include: journey planning; reservations; ...