All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

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    Urban news

    Chicago Red Line extension consulting contract let

    2020-02-20T15:18:00Z

    USA: The Chicago Transit Authority approved a contract for the planning and preliminary engineering services of the 8·5 km Red Line extension to T Y Lin International Great Lakes on February 10. The three-year contract worth $38·3bn has up to six one-year extensions, and is the ...

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    In depth

    Indonesia: Making progress at high speed

    2020-02-20T14:00:00Z

    After a delayed start, construction of the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line is finally moving ahead, with opening now expected in 2021. Toma Bačić investigates.

  • Brittany Ferries' proposed rail motorway between Cherbourg and Mouguerre would be similar to the service connecting Calais with Le Boulou.
    News

    Brittany Ferries to launch Cherbourg – Spain rail motorway service

    2020-02-20T13:24:00Z

    FRANCE: Brittany Ferries has announced plans to launch its first rail motorway service in 2021, a 980 km landbridge carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers between the Channel port of Cherbourg and Mouguerre close to the Spanish border near Bayonne. The rail service is intended to complement ...

  • eu-ERA winner Pauwels-Lineas-ERA
    In depth

    Comment: Stop talking, start acting

    2020-02-20T11:31:00Z

    ‘There is no European Green Deal without rail’. That was the emphatic message from Siemens Mobility CEO and UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan, addressing a round-table discussion at the annual European Rail Award in Brussels on February 18, hosted jointly by CER and UNIFE.

  • br- Via Goiânia minibus shuttle
    Urban news

    Goiânia on-demand minibuses complete first year

    2020-02-20T10:55:00Z

    BRAZIL: Latin America’s on-demand shuttle ride service completed a year of operation on February 18, having carried 80 000 passengers. The CityBus 2.0 project launched in Goiás’ state capital Goiânia in February 2019 with 15 minibuses covering 11 neighbourhoods, before expanding to a fleet of 40 ...

  • ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network.
    News

    Effects of operating freight trains on high speed lines to be studied

    2020-02-20T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network. The 16-month project will include field tests to observe and analyse the aerodynamic forces exerted when ...

  • Amtrak Acela Alstom Avelia Liberty (6)
    News

    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing

    2020-02-20T09:57:00Z

    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, ...

  • by- m110 exterior factory Minsk_Stadler_01
    Urban news

    First Stadler M110 metro trainset enters service in Minsk

    2020-02-20T09:19:00Z

    Stadler M110 Minsk BELARUS: Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 trainset has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line on February 5. The four-car aluminium-bodied transit vehicle can carry 756 passengers, 168 seated, and is one of six 78·4 m four-car and four 97·7 m ...

  • Gospel Oak - Barking track repairs
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-02-20T06:00:00Z

    Andrew Stephenson MP was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport on February 13, with responsibility for HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade. He was first elected as Conservative MP for Pendle in May 2010, and had been Minister of State ...

  • HŽ Infrastruktura has commissioned a feasibility study for the proposed 19 km Lepoglava connecting line which would run from Lepoglava on the Varaždin – Golubovec branch to Krapina or Sveti Križ Začretje on the Zabok – Đurmanec line
    News

    Croatian connecting line feasibility study

    2020-02-20T06:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has commissioned a feasibility study for the proposed 19 km Lepoglava connecting line which would run from Lepoglava on the Varaždin – Golubovec branch to Krapina or Sveti Križ Začretje on the Zabok – Đurmanec line. This would provide a more direct route ...

  • es- Ángel Garrido visits Esperanza station of Metro de Madrid
    Urban news

    Madrid Line 4 modernisation reaches halfway point

    2020-02-19T15:54:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid’s €47m modernisation of Line 4 is more than 50% complete and the small-profile line is expected to reopen by the middle of next month. The upgrading work will see legacy signalling renewed in the tunnels and the installation of rigid catenary, allowing ...

  • Acle Marshes user-worked-crossing
    Rail Business UK

    Wherry lines resignalling goes live

    2020-02-19T15:40:00Z

    UK: The Norwich – Great Yarmouth line reopened on February 17, services having been suspended since February 1 during a major project to replace the mechanical signalling with digital equipment controlled from Colchester. Final works are underway for the Norwich – Lowestoft line ...

  • fr-normandie-omneo-1st-train-ChM
    News

    Normandie’s inter-city EMUs enter service

    2020-02-19T14:58:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 40 Bombardier-built Omneo Premium electric multiple-units procured by SNCF on behalf of the Normandie region entered revenue service on the Paris – Caen – Cherbourg route on February 17.

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System construction (1)
    News

    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit railway works in full swing

    2020-02-19T13:34:00Z

    INDIA: The government of Uttar Pradesh has allocated Rs9bn for construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut regional express route in the state budget presented on February 18. This follows an allocation of Rs24·9bn in the national budget.

  • Šroubárna - Copy
    Organisations

    Šroubárna Kyjov, spol. s.r.o.

    2020-02-19T12:55:00Z

    The company’s product portfolio comprises products for railways, mining, engineering industry, construction and automotive industry.

  • Business, passenger, freight and community groups have published an open letter calling on Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps to end the stop-start nature of railway electrification projects
    Rail Business UK

    United call for a rolling programme of electrification

    2020-02-19T12:38:00Z

    UK: Business, passenger, freight and community groups have published an open letter calling on Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps to end the stop-start nature of railway electrification projects and instead kick-start an ‘ambitious’ rolling programme. The letter says electric railways: have ...

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    News

    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...

  • Gateway Basel Nord Dock 3
    News

    Gateway Basel Nord secures next phase funding but faces another legal setback

    2020-02-19T07:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Grand Council of Basel-Stadt voted on February 12 to approve funding for a loan worth SFr115∙53m to enable construction of a new basin forming part of the Gateway Basel Nord trimodal terminal to go ahead. Known as Dock 3, the 330 m long basin ...

  • Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement.
    Urban news

    Keolis joins Greentown Labs startup incubator

    2020-02-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement. The Greentown campus in Somerville, Massachusetts, offers startup companies resources including prototyping and wet lab space, shared offices, a machine shop and an electronics lab. It ...

  • Passenger using a mobile device to access free on-demand entertainment.
    Rail Business UK

    On-train connectivity ‘stuck in the digital dark ages’

    2020-02-19T06:00:00Z

    UK: The National Infrastructure Commission has published its Connected Future: Getting Back on Track report, saying that progress with providing mobile connectivity on trains has stalled since the government accepted the findings of its 2016 Connected Future report. NIC found there are few technical ...