All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2020 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

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    In depth

    Zimbabwe: The long wait goes on


    An agreement for Russia’s United Wagon Company to supply 100 wagons offers fresh hope for investment in National Railways of Zimbabwe. However, a proposed US$1bn recapitalisation programme collapsed in October, further delaying much-needed enhancements. Daisy Jeremani reports from Bulawayo.

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    RM Rail to begin series production of covered van design


    RUSSIA: Wagon manufacturer RM Rail has obtained certification for its Type 11-1268 van design, and expects to begin series production in March. The design offers an axleload of 23·5 tonnes, a capacity of 68 tonnes and a floor area of 52·8 m 2 . The wide-opening ...

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    Urban news

    Daugavpils tramway opens new alignment


    LATVIA: City transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme has opened a replacement single-track tram alignment for part of route T3 on February 05. The new 2·2 km section between Brāļu kapi and the eastern terminus of Stropu ezers provides direct access to the city hospital, replacing the previous ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards major signalling framework contracts


    UK: Network Rail has awarded five geographical framework contracts for major signalling renewal programmes: Alstom (Southern Region and Eastern region); Siemens Mobility (Scotland Region and North West Central region); Hitachi Rail STS UK and Linbrooke Services joint venture (Wales ...

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    Urban news

    Singapore Jurong Line trains ordered


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Hyundai Rotem a S$416·5m contract to supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line. The fully automated trains are expected to be delivered from the supplier’s Changwon plant between mid-2024 and 2027. ...

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    In depth

    Putting Chile back on the rails


    In contrast to the fluctuating political support that has long hampered railway development in Latin America, President Sebastián Piñera has launched a wide-ranging investment programme to boost rail’s market share. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Urban news

    São Paulo Metro develops a station navigation system for blind passengers


    BRAZIL: Metrô de São Paulo has developed an infrared navigation system to help blind passengers navigate stations. The ‘Siga Fácil’ system uses an infrared receptor device that attaches to a user’s mobile phones to receive directions from transmitters installed throughout a station. The directions can then ...

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    Urban news

    San Francisco Bay transport integration proposal


    USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’. The Bay Area Seamless Transit Act filed on February 4 proposes that agencies ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    United Metallurgical Co ’s Vyksa Steel Works produced a record 951 000 wheels in 2019, up 11% on 2018. Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail has awarded Hit Rail a 10-year contract to host and operate the Common Interface which provides interoperable connectivity ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Fugro’s RILA approved for platform gauging


    UK: Fugro has obtained Network Rail approval for its RILA train-borne track measurement system to be used for gauging the clearance between trains and platform edges. The infrastructure manager has made extensive use of RILA for a range of projects since 2013, collecting absolute track position ...

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    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Mayor holds off calling for West Midlands franchise termination


    West Midlands Mayor Andy Street tells Rail Business UK’s Tony Miles why he has held back on his threat to ask the Department for Transport to remove the West Midlands Trains franchise from Abellio.

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    Ile-de-France seeks to open RER network to competition by 2030


    FRANCE: Ile-de-France is seeking to accelerate the opening up of local rail services to competition, regional President Valérie Pécresse announced on February 5. In line with the provisions of the EU’s Fourth Railway Package, the French regional passenger market is being liberalised with effect from January 1 2023. Under ...

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    nVent Schroff


    For more than 50 years, nVent SCHROFF has claimed a worldwide leading position for the reliable and secure protection of electronic systems. 

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    Urban news

    Helsinki metro fleet expansion and cab modifications agreed


    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has awarded CAF a €39·9m contract to supply a further five four-car M300 metro trainsets and provide spare parts over their expected 40-year life. The additional M300 sets are scheduled for delivery from CAF’s Zaragoza plant in 2022, providing an increase ...

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    TMH modernises two Sofia Metro trainsets


    Sofia modernised metro TMH BULGARIA: Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash unveiled two four-car metro trainsets modernised for the metro of Sofia, on February 4. The 81-717.4/714.4 cars used on lines 1 and 2 have been equipped with new anti-skid wheel slide protections, safety standards-compliant interior materials, shockproof glass, ...

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    Record capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21


    INDIA: A 17% year-on-year increase in capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21 was announced when Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman presented the national budget on February 1. The Ministry of Railways said the emphasis would be on continuing capacity enhancement works, and accelerating implementation to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    Govia Thameslink Railway is to double the number of apprenticeships it will offer in 2020, with more than 300 apprenticeships across 14 roles ranging from drivers, engineers and operations to business administration and marketing. The operator has been accreditated by the Education Skills Funding Agency as ...

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    Kansas City signalling equipment manufacturer acquired


    USA: Strait Lane Capital Partners has sold signalling equipment manufacturer J A Industries to signalling and level crossing supplier CDL Electric Co. J A Industries General Manager Mark Biehl and the existing management team will continue to lead the Kansas City-based business. ‘J A Industries’ ...

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    DB unveils refurbished Kiss EMU


    GERMANY: The first refurbished Stadler Kiss double-deck EMU for Deutsche Bahn was formally unveiled at Berlin Hbf by the head of DB Personenverkehr Berthold Huber on February 5.

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    Talgo to supply coaches for DSB’s Hamburg service


    DENMARK: National operator DSB has selected Talgo to supply a fleet of locomotive-hauled coaches to operate international services to and from Hamburg.