All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • Al-Tayer-launches-electronic-Platform-for-railway-engineering-information+
    Metro Report International

    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

  • Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons

    Transwaggon to install Savvy telematics equipment on entire fleet


    EUROPE: Swiss wagon leasing company Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons over the next three years, completing the roll-out across its entire fleet of 13 500 vehicles. The rugged devices which are designed to operate even ...

  • SJ X2000 train at Malmö C station (Photo: SJ/Mats Ek)

    Swedish ticket offices to close


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ is to close its remaining travel centres at the main stations in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö from March 1. Customer service staff will instead be deployed around the stations to provide information and assist passengers with using ticket machines, digital purchases and rebooking.

  • DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK tests vegetable oil fuelled Class 60


    UK: DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive which hauled 2 500 tonnes of steel coil from Margam steel works in Port Talbot to the Round Oak terminal at Brierley Hill in ...

  • PKP Intercity has awarded CZ Loko an €8·9m contract to supply 10 locomotives for light shunting

    PKP Intercity orders shunting locomotives


    POLAND: PKP Intercity has awarded CZ Loko an €8·9m contract to supply 10 locomotives for light shunting at depots and stabling points in Warszawa, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice and Kraków. The two-axle EffiShunter 300 is designed to give low production and operating costs. The locomotives for ...

  • Saudi Railway Co freight train.

    Saudi Arabia approves merger of railway companies


    SAUDI ARABIA: The merger of Saudi Railways Organization and Saudi Railways Company has been formally approved. The combined entity will be responsible for all inter-city railways in the country, and will use the Saudi Railways Company name, abbreviated SAR. The merger and associated legislative ...

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    Concern over digital agenda as Jeschke quits DB board


    GERMANY: Currently Board Member for Digitalisation Technology at Deutsche Bahn, Professor Sabina Jeschke is to step down in the next few months, the national railway confirmed on February 18. Jeschke was recruited to the DB management board in November 2017 at the behest ...

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    Infrabel completes GSM-R migration


    BELGIUM: Infrabel has successfully completed a two-year project to migrate its radio communications core network infrastructure to a VOIP backbone, as part of its ongoing telecoms modernisation and resignalling programme. Working with industrial partner Kontron Transportation, the national infrastructure manager has been working to switch its ...

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    Metra to test electric shunting locomotive


    USA: The board of Chicago commuter operator Metra has approved a plan to procure seven low-emission shunting locomotives, including its first zero-emission electric loco. The six diesel locos would be required to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier IV emissions standards, the highest currently in ...

  • Wabtec Flxdriver battery loco on a bridge

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth depot app
    Metro Report International

    App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot works


    UK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets. ...

  • Wear a face covering sign
    Rail Business UK

    Union calls for suspension of on-train ticket checks during lockdown


    UK: The RMT trade union has written to the government calling for a suspension of on-train revenue protection and ticket inspection duties at all Train Operating Companies for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown. Current guidance from the Department for Transport and the Office of ...

  • Thales is to undertake the Stuttgart digital signalling project  (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).

    Thales to undertake Stuttgart digital signalling project


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Thales the contract to implement modules 1 and 2 of the Digital Node Stuttgart project to deploy digital signalling systems to increase rail capacity around the city. The €127m contract running to the end of 2025 covers the supply and ...

  • iq Cryocan tank wagons factory

    Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival


    IRAQ: Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail. Cryocan expects to deliver a further 100 wagons this year, ...

  • sn SN-CFS locomotives leased from Traxtion

    Traxtion supplies locomotives to Sénégal


    SENEGAL: Société des Nationale Chemins de Fer du Sénégal has awarded Traxtion Group a contract to supply five refurbished main line diesel locomotives and one shunting loco, in a two-year leasing deal which includes maintenance at the operator’s workshop. CFS was formed last year to ...

  • Long Marston rail facility
    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook appoints Head of Site at Long Marston railway technology centre


    UK: Porterbrook has appointed Mark Knowles as Head of Site for the Long Marston rail facility, which the rolling stock leasing and management company is scheduled to take over at the end of June under a 15-year lease with owner St Modwen. ...

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    Introduction of Dutch services postponed


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has postponed by at least a year its plans to introduce a fast IC Direct service from the southwest to the northeast of the country via Rotterdam Central, Amsterdam Zuid and Almere. The service had been expected to launch in ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

  • France railway track (Photo: JackieLou DL/Pixabay)

    French ERTMS installation financing


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has secured more than €31m in grants from the European Commission’s Innovation Networks Executive Agency and a similar sum in debt financing from Caisse des Dépôts to finance the installation of ERTMS equipment on 252 passenger vehicles and freight ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA launches metro engineering information platform


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has launched an electronic platform for railway engineering information, containing about 800 000 documents relating to assets on the metro’s Red and Green lines as well as data about the authority, consultants, project contractors, rail operators and other bodies. ...