All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • ch SBB ICN trainset SBB CFF FFS

    SBB announces ICN tilting train modernisation plan


    Source: SBB SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has announced plans to undertake the SFr400m mid-life refurbishment of its 44 ICN tilting inter-city trainsets in 2021-29. The work to ensure a further 20 years of operation of the RABDe 500 fleet will incorporate elements from the IC2000 ...

  • ZRL and Zamtel have signed an MoU

    Zambia Railways to benefit from telecoms firm’s digitalisation expertise


    ZAMBIA: National telecoms company Zamtel has signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Zambia Railways Ltd with voice and data communications as well as digitalisation technology. As part of the agreement, Zambia Railways’ telecoms network on the corridor from Chililabombwe to Livingstone will be integrated with ...

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    Urban news

    Los Angeles Metro secures final Purple Line extension grant


    USA: Los Angeles Metro has secured a $1·3bn federal Department of Transportation grant for the completion of the 10·3 km Purple Line extension. The funding confirmed on February 11 is expected to be finalised in March following a mandatory 30-days Congressional approval process for transport grants. ...

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    Urban news

    Vitoria-Gasteiz light rail extension awarded


    SPAIN: A 24-month contract to construct a 2·5 km extension to the 9·5 km light rail network in Vitoría-Gasteiz was awarded to a consortium formed by Tecsa Altuna and Uría on February 21. The metre-gauge extension would link Florida tram stop with Salburua. The Tecsa Altuna/Uría ...

  • Prince Charles at CAF's Newport factory
    Rail Business UK

    Prince of Wales inaugurates CAF’s Newport rolling stock factory


    Source: Tony Miles UK: CAF’s rolling stock factory at Newport was formally inaugurated by the Prince of Wales on February 21, when he toured the facility and learned more about the complex process of building trains. CAF now employs around 200 people at the factory ...

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    Urban news

    LTA lets contracts for the construction of four stations


    si - LTA JRL new stations SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority awarded three contracts for the design and construction of four Jurong Region Line stations for a total of S$596m on February 13. One of the contracts awarded to China Communications Construction Co covers the design ...

  • Keolis opens Cardiff HQ

    Keolis moves UK headquarters from London to Cardiff


    UK: Keolis Group CEO Patrick Jeantet, UK CEO Alistair Gordon and the Welsh Government’s Minister for International Relations Eluned Morgan officially opened the international transport group’s UK headquarters at Callaghan Square in Cardiff on February 21. All UK headquarters functions are being ...

  • Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered two 2TE25KM main line diesel locomotives which Uzbekistan’s uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgy Co ordered late last year

    World rail freight news round-up


    Transmashholding ’s Bryansk works has delivered two 2TE25KM main line diesel locomotives which Uzbek uranium producer Navoi Mining Metallurgy Co ordered late last year. Three similar locos were delivered to Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Railway in January and February. Genesee ...

  • Network Rail STEM learning centre (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail opens STEM learning facility to inspire the next generation


    UK: Network Rail has opened a dedicated STEM learning facility with the aim of closing national skills gaps by inspiring children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. Schoolchildren and community groups can participate in a range of STEM-based activities ...

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    EffiShunter 300 locomotives to be delivered to Serbia


    SERBIA: Following an international tender, national passenger operator Srbija Voz has selected CZ Loko to supply two locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. The EffiShunter 300 locomotives, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, will be similar to a pair which infrastructure manager ...

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    GIRO software to plan TER operations


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has awarded GIRO a contract to supply its HASTUS software for managing the resources needed to operate its 8 200 TER regional passenger services per day, including 2 250 trainsets and 27 000 crew. ‘This project is fundamental to the business’, said SNCF’s ...

  • Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line

    Trial passenger service to assess reopening prospects


    Source: NEG GERMANY: Regional operator Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line north of Hamburg on February 20. Source: NEG This is intended to help assess potential demand for a long-discussed ...

  • The first Stadler Wink for Arriva

    Stadler Wink regional DMU revealed


    NETHERLANDS: The first Stadler Wink multiple-unit has been revealed. Following testing it is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this spring, with entry into service on Arriva’s regional routes in Groningen and Friesland planned by the end of the year. Arriva is the launch customer for ...

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    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway announces additional strike compensation


    UK: South Western Railway has announced additional compensation above normal delay repay arrangements for passengers who were affected by industrial action in December. The cost of up to five days of travel will be paid to season ticket holders and daily ticket holders who travelled frequently. ...

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    Finland negotiates next contract for loss-making passenger services


    FINLAND: The Ministry of Transport Communications and national operator VR have begun negotiations for the next contract to provide socially-desirable passenger services under a public service obligation contract. While most VR services are operated on a market basis, the ministry spends €30m/year purchasing the ...

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    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram


    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

  • Pesa tram for Czestochowa

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Cargotec Corp subsidiary Navis has entered into an agreement to acquire Melbourne-based freight railway planning and scheduling optimisation software company Biarri Rail by the end of February. ‘Rail freight companies are investing in new digital initiatives in planning in order to increase efficiency and the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook appoints former Labour adviser as Director of Public Affairs


    UK: Leasing company Porterbrook has appointed James McGowan as Director of Public Affairs with effect from March 2. McGowan has more than 20 years’ experience in politics and communications, most recently as transport policy adviser to Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald. Before that, he was ...

  • Grand Central Class 90 loco (Photo: DB Cargo UK)
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central prepares to launch London – Blackpool services


    Source: DB Cargo UK UK: The first of five Class 90 electric locomotives to receive open access passenger operator Grand Central’s branding has been unveiled ahead of the launch of London Euston – Blackpool North services this spring. Four of the 175 km/h locomotives hired ...

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    Urban news

    Madrid invests €35m in electric bus fleet


    The latest version of the Tecnobús Gulliver SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal transport company EMT has put out a €35m tender for the purchase of 50 electric buses. The winning bidder must deliver all vehicles between September 1 and December 18 of this year. Describing the ...