All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • Wabtec Bochum

    Wabtec starts work on Bochum brake and coupler plant


    Source: Panattoni GERMANY: Wabtec has held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of a 20 000 m 2 brake and coupler manufacturing and maintenance factory at Bochum. Source: Wabtec/Patrick Sordoillet The plant is being developed by Panattoni Europe, with ...

  • Tikhvin-produced flat cars for Laude Smart Intermodal SA

    Laude Smart Intermodal orders heavy-duty container wagons


    EUROPE: Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply a further 200 Type 13-6851-01 flat wagons for carrying heavy duty containers on the 1 520 mm gauge Russia – Poland corridor. The latest batch of wagons is scheduled to be ...

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    Urban news

    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension


    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

  • DB Regio Netz Lausitz Siemens Mireo EMU

    ‘Modern and higher-quality’ EMUs ordered for Lausitz services


    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 18 three-car Mireo electric multiple-units for use on Netz Lausitz regional passenger services from late 2022. The EMUs to be supplied from Siemens’ Krefeld plant will have 180 seats including ‘premium-quality’ first class areas and ...

  • Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois
    Urban news

    Aptis electric buses ready to launch in Strasbourg


    FRANCE: Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois for use on Route H which is scheduled to launch on February 24. The 3·2 km route with 10 stops will connect the main station ...

  • UWC six-axle articulated hopper wagon

    Articulated hopper wagons certified


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for two designs of six-axle articulated hopper car with 25 tonne axleload bogies. The Type 19-6978 is intended for grain traffic, and the Type 19-6978-01 for mineral fertilisers. Both types have a capacity of 160 m 3 or ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

  • ba-sarajevo tram
    Urban news

    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation


    BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

  • West Midlands Trains EMUs at Five Ways
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Trains required to spend £20m on improvements


    Source: Tony Miles UK: West Midlands Trains must spend an extra £20m on improving services for passengers as a penalty for breaching its performance targets, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on February 9. The £20m will be used for a variety of measures including compensating ...

  • al HSH office

    Albanian railway modernisation technical support contract awarded


    ALBANIA: National railway HSH has awarded a consortium of Spanish companies Ardanuy Ingeniería and Metrotenerife and their local partner SIM a four-year contract to support the tendering and management of a contract covering the upgrading of the 345 km line between the Tiranë Public Transport Terminal and ...

  • Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works.

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Andrey Vlsenko was appointed CEO of Transmashholding ’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant on February 7. He was previously CEO of the Bryansk plant, where he is succeeded by Vadim Yakovlev who was Director of Logistics at Tver Carriage Works. Stadler has ...

  • William Cook Rail bogie overhaul
    Rail Business UK

    William Cook Rail commissions bogie overhaul workshop


    UK: William Cook Rail has commissioned a 750 m 2 bogie overhaul workshop where it can undertake cleaning, shot blasting, non-destructive testing, repair welding, component replacement, painting and rebuilding work. This is complemented by machining facilities capable of accommodating complete bogie frames after repair. ...

  • Organisations

    Yekaterinburg Metro

    Ekaterinburgskiy Metropoliten

  • pl- krakow automated tram NEWAG 1
    Urban news

    Automated tram operation demonstrated in Kraków


    Krakow automated NEWAG tram trial POLAND: Kraków city transport operator MPK has demonstrated what it said was the first automated operation of a tram in Poland, with no driver in the cab and an onboard computer controlling the speed and when ...

  • in- Kolkata train
    Urban news

    Kolkata east-west line inaugurated


    INDIA: The first 5·7 km section of Kolkata’s second metro line was formally inaugurated by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on February 13, with revenue service expected to start the following day. Under construction since 2009 at an estimated cost of Rs90bn, the 16·5 km east-west ...

  • DB Regio is to continue to operate RB20 Euregiobahn services.

    DB Regio awarded next Euregiobahn contract


    GERMANY: Regional transport authority NVR has awarded incumbent and sole bidder DB Regio a contract to continue to operate Euregiobahn passenger service RB20 for four years from December 12 2021. There are options for the contract to be extended or shortened by one year to align ...

  • ru- Vnukovo Airport metro station construction commences
    Urban news

    Construction of Moscow Vnukovo Airport metro station begins


    RUSSIA: Construction of a metro station at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport began this month. The underground station will be the terminus of a 5·2 km extension of Line 8A from Rasskazovka to Pykhtino and the airport which is scheduled to open in 2022. This will make ...

  • Palace of Westminster from the river
    Rail Business UK

    Five ‘crunch points’ for the UK rail network


    UK: Ahead of the government delivering the first budget of the new parliament on March 11, the Railway Industry Association has highlighted five ‘crunch points’ for the rail network in 2020-24. These are: ‘boom and bust’ renewals; a lack of shovel-ready enhancements and, ...

  • Richard Hope-edited
    Rail Business UK

    Railway Gazette to launch Richard Hope award


    UK: To commemorate the life and career of former Railway Gazette Editor Richard Hope, who died in October 2019, the Railway Gazette Group is to launch a new award, which will be presented at the 22nd Rail Business Awards taking place in London on February 27.

  • Dover
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    Network Rail and Transport for London have agreed to join the board of Transport for the South East . The subnational transport body which brings together local authorities, business groups and the transport sector expects to publish a 30-year transport strategy for the region this summer. ...