All Railway Gazette International articles in February 2021 – Page 7

All articles published this month.

  • Infotec display on test
    Rail Business UK

    Large information display to be installed at ‘challenging’ Manchester Piccadilly


    UK: A large RGB LED display incorporating wayfinding and other information features is to be installed in a ‘very challenging’ area of Manchester Piccadilly station. 

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    Gono Line DMUs replaced


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has begun introducing new diesel-electric multiple-units to operate its Gono Line along the scenic northwestern coast of Honshu.

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
    Metro Report International

    Supertram training programme developed as Semcon targets the rail market


    UK: Technical documentation and digital training specialist Semcon is to develop a training system which will enable technicians at Sheffield’s Supertram to learn about the Controller Area Network bus system used on the network’s fleet of Vossloh Citylink tram-trains. The CAN bus allows the onboard ...

  • Hungary
    Country profile

    Hungary - country profile

    Forming an important strategic link between eastern and western Europe, Hungary’s network is now starting to receive investment to enhance links to neighbouring countries.

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria CRRC loco

    Certifying a Chinese electric locomotive for EU operation


    EUROPE: Type approval testing is about to begin with a prototype main line electric locomotive with last-mile capability which CRRC Zhuzhou has designed and built to the specifications of Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria.

  • Afghanistan
    Country profile

    Afghanistan - country profile

    Difficult geopolitical and economic conditions have prevented the development of a domestic rail network, although several cross-border links are now operational with further construction proposed.

  • hk-mtr-east-rail-R-train-lo-wu-RE2303
    Metro Report International

    New trains enter service as MTR commissions East Rail resignalling


    CHINA: The first of 43 nine-car EMUs being built for MTR Corp by Hyundai Rotem finally entered service on Hong Kong’s East Rail Line between Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau on February 6.

  • CAF Class 197 TfW Set
    Rail Business UK

    Wales & Borders rail franchise taken into public ownership


    UK: The Welsh Government took Wales & Borders passenger services into public ownership on February 7, insisting that the move which had been announced in October would provide longer-term financial stability to ‘protect services, safeguard jobs and deliver infrastructure improvements in light of the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.’

  • Organisations

    Guilin Metro

    Construction of an initial metro line connecting Suqiao in the southwest to Guilin railway station began in 2017 (47·2 km, 29 stations), with opening expected in 2022. Plans for six more lines would add a further 220 km. Address Guilin Guangxi Province China Network data ...

  • Organisations

    Fenghuang Maglev

    Single maglev line under construction. An first phase due to open in 2021 will link Fenghuang high-speed station on the Zhangjiajie–Jishou–Huaihua line under construction to the Folklore Park (9·1 km, four stops with two to be added later). Later phases are planned to extend the line to CIty East ...

  • Tallinn - Thumbnail
    Country profile

    Tallinn - city map

    Tallinn, Estonia: urban area rail network map

  • Lille metro train lighting
    Metro Report International

    LEDs replace halogen lights on Lille metro trains


    FRANCE: Lille operator Transpole has replaced the halogen lamps on its light metro trains with Mafelec M-Light ML5-1/170 multifunctional LED lighting units, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The trains previously had a separate white headlight, white marker light and red tail lights at each ...

  • Laude Smart Intermodal Vectron MS (4)

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

  • Mechan Davis jacks cropped
    Rail Business UK

    Custom jacks for a confined space


    UK: Depot equipment specialist Mechan developed a bespoke set of slimline lifting jacks for use in the confined space between shed wall and track at Davis Wagon Services’ workshop on the Isle of Grain in Kent. Mechan modified its jack design to make the footprint ...

  • Ohmtalbahn study agreement (Photo: Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf)

    Ohmtalbahn reopening study


    GERMANY: The Marburg-Biedenkopf local authority has commissioned consultancy Ederlog to study the potential reopening of the Ohmtalbahn.

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    Korosten junction electrification


    UKRAINE: Electrification of the 4∙2 km link between Post-Pіvdenniy and Korosten-Zhytomyrskyi in the railway junction on the edge of Korosten was completed on January 14. CEO of Ukrainian Railways’ Southwestern Railway Artem Myronovych said up to 3·9m hryvnia/year would be saved through the elimination of diesel ...

  • es-Avril test in Galicia-Talgo

    Talgo confirms work underway to approve Avril trains for use in France


    EUROPE: Work is underway to obtain approval for Talgo’s Avril high speed train design to operate in France, the manufacturer has confirmed. The announcement on February 3 came as the first Avril trainset for RENFE began dynamic type testing runs on the recently opened high ...

  • Helsinki Škoda Transtech LRV impression
    Metro Report International

    Helsinki orders Crown Bridges light rail vehicles


    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has exercised an option for Škoda Transtech to supply 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will link the Laajasalo district of eastern Helsinki with Korkeasaari island, the ...


    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Siemens S70 in San Diego.
    Metro Report International

    Lyft highlights public transport options


    USA: Information about San Diego MTS liught rail and bus services is now available alongside e-scooter and rideshare options in the Lyft app. MTS said this ‘puts mobility options front and centre, making it easier for riders to make informed decisions about how to get ...