All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2021 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • Serbian route modernisation
    News

    Serbia calls tenders for 200 km/h EMUs

    2021-02-15T10:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The Ministry of Construction, Transport Infrastructure has called tenders for the supply of three 200 km/h electric trainsets for use on the Beograd - Novi Sad - Subotica route. The trainsets are required to be around 100 m long with a minimum ...

  • The Retrack subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives
    News

    EuroDual electro-diesel locos delivered

    2021-02-15T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: The Retrack freight operating subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives, ordered under a long-term leasing contract for up to four locomotives which it signed with European Loc Pool last year. The EuroDual locos are rated at ...

  • The Inclusive Passenger Experience centre would focus on topics such as inclusive design, digital connectivity, future passenger preferences, and demand and performance metrics
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger Experience and Economics, Policy & Operations rail research centres planned

    2021-02-15T09:00:00Z

    UK: The UK Rail Research Innovation Network has called on academic institutions to express interest in establishing two centres of excellence. The Inclusive Passenger Experience centre would focus on topics such as inclusive design, digital connectivity, future passenger preferences, and demand and performance ...

  • Moscow tram PK TS Vityaz
    Metro Report International

    Supercapacitors and sensors on latest generation of Moscow trams

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow has taken delivery of the first four of the latest generation of PK TS Vityaz-M trams, ordered under a 30-year contract which covers the supply and maintenance of 74 three-section and 40 single-section vehicles. Features include supercapacitors which are expected to reduce traction ...

  • Medway foto-comboio-china-006-fev2021
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • HydroFLEX on mainline
    Rail Business UK

    Funding competition to support passenger experience and decarbonisation innovation

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport and Innovate UK have opened the 2021 First of a Kind competition, offering a share of £9m of funding to support the development of ‘pioneering technology and exceptional ideas’ on three themes. These are: increasing passenger confidence by ...

  • VR FleetCare bogie
    News

    VR FleetCare selects software for growth in a competitive market

    2021-02-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare is to standardise on the Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise software platform, which will be implemented by Infor’s local partner Midport Scandinavia. It will be rolled out to 1 000 users, replacing a legacy system ...

  • pl Silva locomotive
    News

    Silva Logistic System ready to launch

    2021-02-13T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Kronospan group company Silva Logistic System has obtained a licence to operate its own rail freight services, and staff training is underway with a view to running its first trains this month. Silva LS has obtained more than 38m złoty of EU co-funding to ...

  • Events

    Rail Safety Technology

    14 April 2021
    Virtual

  • UGL has won a contract to operate and maintain New South Wales' Country Regional Network, which is currently managed by John Holland Rail.
    News

    UGL wins NSW rail network management contract

    2021-02-12T12:40:00Z

    AUSTRLIA: The New South Wales government has named UGL as the winner of a A$1·5bn contract to operate and maintain the Country Regional Network on behalf of Transport for NSW for 10 years from January 2022. The CRN comprises almost 2 400 km of operational ...

  • The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed reductions in track access charges in France (Photo: Christophe Masse)
    News

    ERFA calls for reduction in freight access charges to help meet EU targets

    2021-02-12T11:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed reductions in track access charges in Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and called for further waiving or reductions of charges in other EU member states. ERFA said it was ‘of utmost importance that ambitious measures ...

  • Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
    Metro Report International

    Baselland Transport selects Stadler trams

    2021-02-12T11:23:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles. The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts. The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 ...

  • CAF - Passenger Counter _ LeadMind
    News

    Turning passenger counts into actionable data

    2021-02-12T09:00:00Z

    SPAIN: CAF has developed a vehicle occupancy data management platform which enables rail operators to track the number of passengers per train, coach, location, time and service, and to analyse historical data to forecast passenger demand more accurately. The number of passengers can be estimated ...

  • solar-power-plant-in-helsinki-depot-photo-antti-lehmuskoski
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Olomouc (Photo: Pavel Karásek/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Olomouc tram extension goes ahead

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The city of Olomouc has awarded a consortium of OHL ŽS and IDS Olomouc of a contract to build a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 3 and 5 to connect Nové Sady with the Povel housing estate in the southwest. The estimated ...

  • IRO headshots Fiona-10
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Academy interactive training portal rolled out

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Institution of Railway Operators has completed the phased launch of Rail Academy, a ‘one-stop’ online training platform providing remote learning courses for operating staff of varying experience and skill levels.

  • HS2 Phase 2a map
    Rail Business UK

    Royal Assent for Phase 2a takes High Speed 2 to Crewe

    2021-02-11T16:30:00Z

    UK: The HS2 Phase 2a: High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill obtained Royal Assent on February 11, granting legal powers for the construction and operation of the 58 km section of high speed line between Fradley near Lichfield and Crewe. Project promoter HS2 ...

  • Xulian_01
    News

    Lianyungang – Ürümqi high speed corridor completed

    2021-02-11T14:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 185 km Xulian high speed line between Lianyungang and Xuzhou in eastern China was opened for revenue service on February 8. This completes the 3 422 km Lianyungang – Ürümqi corridor, which is the longest east-west route within the ‘eight vertical and eight ...

  • nz-te-huia-coaches-exterior
    News

    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll

    2021-02-11T11:25:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.