All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • Organisations

    Société du Grand Paris (SGP)

    Network of orbital metro lines and other projects under construction. See Paris network map . This government agency is co-ordinating infrastructure works required as part of the Grand Paris project, including the four orbital automated Grand Paris Express metro lines totalling 200 route-km and serving 68 stations. ...

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    Urban news

    Calgary orders 15 S200 light rail vehicles


    CANADA: Siemens Mobility announced a further contract to provide 15 S200 light rail vehicles to Calgary Transit on February 25. They will be built at Siemen’s Sacramento facility to replace CTrain’s U2 LRVs which have operated since the 1980s. The order is in addition to ...

  • Electrification design and installation contractor SPL Powerlines UK formally opened its headquarters in Coatbridge to the east of Glasgow on February 20.
    Rail Business UK

    SPL Powerlines UK opens head office


    UK: Electrification design and installation contractor SPL Powerlines UK formally opened its headquarters in Coatbridge to the east of Glasgow on February 20. The complex has 1 000 m 2 of office space and work halls, with room for future growth. Around 50 employees have ...

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    Hessische Landesbahn retains Wetterau West-Ost contract


    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded incumbent Hessische Landesbahn the next contract to operate Wetterau West-Ost passenger services in the area north of Frankfurt. The contract running for 10 years from December 11 2022 covers services RB46 Gießen – Gelnhausen, RB47 ...

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    Urban news

    Lund tramway gets revised launch date


    SWEDEN: Lund’s SKr890m tram Line 1 will open for revenue service on December 13, regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has announced. According to Skånetrafiken, the original opening date of September 2019 was pushed back owing to a delay in the completion of the depot. The 5·5 ...

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    Malaysia’s rail sector to exhibit at InnoTrans for the first time


    INNOTRANS: The Malaysian rail industry will be represented on a combined stand for the first time at InnoTrans 2020. The stand in Hall 11.2 will feature 10 companies. ‘Over recent years, developments and growth in the Malaysian rail sector have certainly exceeded expectations’, explains Badrul ...

  • Organisations

    Wuhu Metro

    Two-line monorail network under construction for 2020 opening. Line 1 will run from Baoshun Rd south via Beijing Rd to Baimashan (30·4 km, 25 stations). Line 2 will run from an interchange with Line 1 at Beijing Rd east via Wuhu mainline station and the Fangte theme park to ...

  • Organisations

    Shaoxing Metro

    Metro under construction, including initial metro line and an inter-urban link to Hangzhou Metro . Shaoxing’s first metro line is under construction from Fangquan north across the historic city centre and original mainline station to reach Shaoxing North high-speed station and Keqiao Coach Center in the northwest, with a ...

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    Rolling motorway reaps reward from lorry transit restrictions as row looms with EU


    AUSTRIA: Introduction of further restrictions on specific cargoes and certain categories of lorry on the A12 Inn Valley motorway between Langkampfen near Wörgl and Ampass near Innsbruck from January 1 2020 has led to a 32% increase in rolling motorway traffic on the Brenner corridor, reports Austrian ...

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    Bengbu Metro

    Single line under construction of planned six-line monorail network. Construction of Line 2 began in 2019, to run from Changnan Bus Station to Huaiyuan Old River Bay (32·7 km, 24 stations). Work on Line 1 is planned to start in 2021, running from East Xuzhuang to East Fengyang (37·4 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Signalling equipment on stilts helps storm-proof main line


    UK: Network Rail’s decision to mount signalling equipment on 3 m high stilts following previous flood damage meant the West Coast Main Line at Caldew Junction just north of Carlisle was able to reopen within 24 h of flooding during Storm Ciara on February 9, compared to ...

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    Indian wagon concept presented by Russian defence supplier


    INDIA: Russian armoured vehicle and rolling stock manufacturer Uralvagonzavod highlighted its railway products at a defence sector show for the first time during the DefExpo 2020 event in Lucknow. UVZ showed a concept for a platform wagon with 27 tonne axleload 1 676 mm gauge bogies ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Trusted, bold and innovative’ companies sought for East West Rail


    UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has published a Prior Information Notice seeking specialist companies to participate in the development of the planned Oxford – Cambridge rail corridor. A market engagement event is to be held in Milton Keynes on March 5. ‘Our mission is ...

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    TransContainer drops Dobrá intermodal gateway


    SLOVAKIA: Russian intermodal operator TransContainer has decided to close its Slovakian subsidiary and end its lease on the Dobrá intermodal terminal five years early.

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    Urban news

    New York MTA seeks open-gangway Subway cars to renew A Division fleet


    R262 Rendering USA: New York MTA announced on February 24 plans to design and purchase up to 1 500 Subway cars with an open-gangway configuration for its A Division of numbered lines. The five-car R262 sets would replace 1 139 R62 and R62A cars ...

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    ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line


    JAPAN: West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

  • Northern Class 195 DMUs at Manchester Oxford Road (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern franchise termination was the only option, says Transport for the North


    Industry sources have expressed some unease at the decision to terminate Arriva’s franchise rather than agree to its proposals for stabilisation. But termination was the only available option, Transport for the North Strategic Rail Director David Hoggarth tells Rail Business UK’s Tony Miles.

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    Urban news

    Dublin automated metro operations consultant appointed


    IRELAND: SNC-Lavalin has been selected to act as Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s operations adviser for the MetroLink project to build an automated metro line running north–south across Dublin. The contract scope includes the development of an operational vision and strategy, reviewing and critiquing the design of the ...

  • Odakyu Electric Railway is testing the use of Nokia’s SpaceTime scene analytics to provide real-time warnings of obstructions at level crossings.

    Odakyu Electric Railway tests AI-based level crossing monitoring


    JAPAN: Odakyu Electric Railway is testing the use of Nokia’s SpaceTime scene analytics to provide real-time warnings of obstructions at level crossings. The railway currently uses 137 radar units for object detection on its 120·5 km three-line network with 229 crossing points. The trial will assess ...