All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2021 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • HS2 Mark Thurston visit to Washwood Heath
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 depot and control centre tenders called


    UK: High Speed 2 delivery company HS2 Ltd has called tenders for the estimated £275m contract to build the control centre and maintenance depot at Washwood Heath in Birmingham. The depot on the 30 ha brownfield site of the former Metro-Cammell works will include a ...

  • Škoda Brandenburg 2
    Metro Report International

    Three cities place joint tram order


    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...

  • SNCF night train refurbishment

    French night train network renaissance


    FRANCE: Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari has said his ambition is ‘to have about 10 overnight train services in 2030’. Speaking to Le Parisien after visiting the technicentre at Périgueux with SNCF President Jean-Pierre Farandou to see the first of 60 couchette coaches that ...

  • Andreas Vogler Studio is to undertake study into the use of autonomous trains in Bayern

    Automation of rural branch line trains to be studied


    GERMANY: A study into the potential automation of rural passenger train services has been awarded funding, with a branch line in Oberfranken selected for testing.

  • gb Northern CAF Class 195 (Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    App to support train crew caring for unwell passengers


    UK: Northern is trialling the Unwell Passenger app developed by York-based Incremental Solutions to provide on-train staff with step-by-step instructions to help passengers who become ill or are injured. ‘When a customer is unwell on one of our trains, the onboard member of staff currently ...

  • Integral Coach factory diesel-electric multiple-unit for Sri Lanka Railways.

    Sri Lanka plans local production of rolling stock


    SRI LANKA: The cabinet has approved the Ministry of Transport’s proposal to seek an investor to solve its shortage of coaches by manufacturing them locally. Involving the private sector in the production of an initial 100 coaches is seen as a solution to meeting a ...

  • Russian railway wagons

    Sportswear from Japan to the UK by rail and sea


    INTERNATIONAL: Operator Russian Railways and shipper Maersk have operated a first container train carrying Japanese goods bound for the UK along the Trans-Siberian route between Vostochny and St Petersburg. The train carried 40 40 ft containers of sportswear and equipment which had been transported by ...

  • Dubai Route 2020 metro station (Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai)
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • The CAF-led Momentum Trains consortium is supplying a 117-car fleet of diesel trainsets to replace the XPTs, Xplorer and Endeavour DMUs.

    Three step plan to improve Australian rail services


    AUSTRALIA: The Australian Railway Association has published a report commissioned from Arup which sets out a three-step plan to provide faster, more reliable and more frequent rail services through upgrades to the existing network and the creation of dedicated fast lines. ...

  • Sydney Metro Hurlstone Park station impression
    Metro Report International

    Commuter line to metro conversion contracts awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Contracts have been awarded for the upgrading of 13 km of Sydney’s T3 Bankstown Line commuter route between Sydenham and Bankstown to metro standards as part of the Metro City Southwest project. John Holland and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction have been awarded ...

  • Cambridge station (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Cambridge resignalling, re-lock and re-control project planned


    UK: Network Rail has set out details of the Cambridge resignalling, re-lock and re-control project, and is to undertake public consultation during March on proposals for the modernisation of seven level crossings. The C3R programme covers 200 track-km in an area between Meldreth and Elsenham ...

  • Trains began calling at the new Bow Street station near Aberystwyth on February 14, without ceremony because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Rail Business UK

    Lockdown opening for Bow Street station


    UK: Trains began calling at the new Bow Street station near Aberystwyth on February 14, without ceremony because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The station was funded by the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund, having intially been identified ...

  • Pilatus Bahnen new railcar

    Steepest rack railway launches modernisation programme


    SWITZERLAND: The world’s steepest rack railway is to introduce new rolling stock and modernise its stations to enable an increase in services. Pilatus Bahnen has ordered eight passenger railcars and a freight vehicle for its 800 mm gauge line, which uses the Locher rack system ...

  • Mauritius Metro LandT staff
    Metro Report International

    Mauritius light rail Phase 2A contract awarded


    MAURITIUS: India’s L T Construction has been awarded a contract to build Phase 2A of the Mauritius Metro Express. This will extend the light rail line by 3·4 km from Rose Hill Central to Quatre Bornes Central Station and Trianon, serving the densely populated areas ...

  • Plinx - TeamTag - Helmet Large
    Rail Business UK

    High speed line contractor to deploy social distancing helmets


    UK: High Speed 2 central area civil works contractor EKFB has awarded PLINX a contract to supply 1 500 helmet-mounted devices designed to help maintain social distancing at work sites during the coronavirus pandemic. The devices use wireless technology to monitor how close workers are ...

  • Railpool takes over Ajax Loktechnik GmbH (Photo: Railpool)

    Railpool to acquire maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik


    GERMANY: Leasing company Railpool is to take over Hamburg-based locomotive maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik with effect from March 1. Railpool said Ajax Loktechnik would bring expertise in flexible mobile servicing and heavy maintenance, as well as a second workshop in the important freight hub of ...

  • Pittsburgh (Photo: Bruce Emmerling/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh


    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year. More than 600 Masabi Justride validation devices have been ...

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
    Metro Report International

    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway


    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

  • Mat Baine, CEO of CPMS
    Rail Business UK

    Egis makes acquisition in ‘strategic and developing’ UK rail sector


    UK: French engineering group Egis says it has realised its ambition of becoming a key player in the UK rail and infrastructure market, following the acquisition of a majority shareholding in CPMS TOPCO and its operational arm Collaborative Project Management Services Ltd. Egis has been ...

  • in Chennai Metro Blue Line extension opening
    Metro Report International

    Chennai Blue Line extended north


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail’s 9·1 km Blue Line extension was opened by Prime Minister Narenda Modi on February 14. Running north from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar, the extension serves the districts between the coast and Southern Railway’s North Line. The Rs37·7bn project was authorised in ...