All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

  • Class 660 RegioPanter EMU for ŽSSK

    ŽSSK unveils RegioPanter EMU


    SLOVAKIA: The first of 25 Class 660 RegioPanter electric multiple-units which national passenger operator ŽSSK ordered from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and local partner ŽOS Trnava in March 2018 was unveiled on February 6. The order comprises 13 three-car EMUs with a capacity of 247 ...

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    Indian Railways to develop refrigerated services


    INDIA: Rail freight forms a key part of the government’s plan to raise incomes in the food sector by developing a national supply chain for the refrigerated delivery of perishables including milk, meat and fish. Kisan Rail is to be established, a public-private partnership to provide ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Supply chain to collaborate on ETCS deployment


    UK: An agreement for the original manufacturers of existing rolling stock to take a more active role in the retrofitting of ETCS has been reached by leasing company Porterbrook, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation. ‘This is an excellent example of collaboration and partnership across the supply ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Energy Innovation Centre works with Network Rail


    UK: The Energy Innovation Centre not-for-profit organisation is working with Network Rail to find ways of monitoring the condition of uninterruptible power supplies. ‘Having run similar collaborations with some of the UK’s biggest energy networks and water companies, we are really excited to have the opportunity ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail sector responds to High Speed 2 approval


    UK: The rail industry has welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s February 11 announcement that the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue . Rail industry Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group , said ‘these are crucial decisions that will turbo-charge ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 to proceed as government adopts High Speed North vision


    UK: Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on February 11. In recommitting to the national high speed rail programme, Johnson also said the government intended to rename the sections of HS2 serving ...

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    Etihad Rail freight facilities contract awarded


    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L T Construction and Power China International a 1·876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freight handling facilities on Stage 2 of the national rail network. The freight facilities will be built in Industrial City ...

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    Urban news

    OMNY contactless payment rollout continues in New York


    Cubic Transportation systems demonstrated OMNY readers at the Transport Ticketing Global event in London US: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to include Subway lines 2, 5 and 6 in the Bronx by the end of February. ...

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    Three Swedish passenger operating contracts awarded


    Source: Värmlandstrafik SWEDEN: State operator SJ has been selected for a passenger train operating contract, while the Vy Tåg subsidiary of Norwegian state operator Vy has won two others. Värmland regional transport authority Värmlandstrafik has selected Vy as preferred bidder to operate regional passenger ...

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    Euromaint awarded Bergensbanen fleet maintenance contract


    NORWAY: National passenger operator Vy has awarded Euromaint a nine-year contract to maintain rolling stock used on the Bergensbanen route between Oslo and Bergen. Most of the work will be undertaken at a workshop which is under construction in Bergen. The contract award follows railway agency ...

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    Urban news

    UCL to build station simulation laboratory


    UK: University College London has announced plans to build a laboratory in the London Borough of Barking Dagenham, which will be used to simulate the movement of people on large-scale environments such as stations. The Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory will consist of a 14 m ...

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    Frecciarossa 1000 derails at high speed


    Source: Polizia di Stato ITALY: There are clearly many questions to be answered about the co-ordination of signalling and infrastructure maintenance processes, following the high speed derailment of a Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000 trainset at Livraga, south of Lodi, on February 6. This was only the second ...

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    UK companies sought to join InnoTrans 2020 start-ups festival


    UK: Not-for-profit networking and development organisation the Rail Innovation Group is seeking recently-founded companies to join a Start-Up Festival to take place at the InnoTrans 2020 trade show in Berlin in September. The start-up recruitment campaign was launched in London on January 27. RIG ...

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    Two bids to operate Helsinki commuter services


    FINLAND: Greater Helsinki transport authority HSL has received two bids for a contract to operator commuter train services for 10 years from June 27 2021. It did not name the bidders, although national operator VR – which currently provides the services under a directly-awarded contract – ...

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    Urban news

    Hyderabad Metro opens Green Line


    INDIA: Hyderabad Metro’s 11 km Green Line was formally opened by the Chief Minister of Telangana state Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao on February 7. The north-south elevated route with nine stations serves the eastern side of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It starts from an ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Passenger information improvement plan to be presented


    UK: A plan for the improvement of passenger information is to be presented to the Office of Rail Road by the Rail Delivery Group on April 20. ORR said there had been improvements to passenger information systems in recent years. However, research commissioned from ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    Arkhbum has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 25 Type 13-6852-02 flat wagons for timber traffic by the end of Q1 2020, taking its fleet of UWC vehicles to 305. They will have Type 18-9855 bogies with a 25 tonne axleload, and a design ...

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    Fehmarn Belt railway consultancy contract awarded


    DENMARK: Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel project promoter Femern A/S has appointed SNC-Lavalin Group company Atkins to provide multidisciplinary railway consultancy services for the construction of the 18 km fixed link between Denmark and Germany. The agreement runs for eight years with potential for extension. ...