All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2015 – Page 6

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    Atlanta Streetcar enters service


    USA: Tram services in Atlanta started on December 30 following an opening ceremony for the Downtown Loop circulator at 11:00. Travel will be free for the first three months of service. The 4·2 km standard gauge street running line with 12 stops links the Martin Luther King Jr National ...

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    Guangzhou tram line opens


    CHINA: The fifth modern tram line in China opened on December 31 in Guangzhou. The 7·7 km east-west Haizhu Line with 11 stops is first phase of a planned circular route in Haizhu district. The standard gauge line runs along the south bank of the Pearl River, connecting Canton ...

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    West Island Line opens to passengers


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s West Island Line extension was opened for revenue service on December 28, when passengers joined MTR Corp Acting Chief Executive Officer Lincoln Leong a for ribbon-cutting ceremony on the station platform at Kennedy Town station. To mark the start of services, a formal inauguration ceremony was ...

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    Railway supply industry news in brief


    Systra has acquired Indian transport, building and environmental engineering consultancy SAI, which has 600 staff and turnover of €11m. The deal will ‘enrich Systra’s expertise in the field of railway design’, according to Systra board member Bruno Schmitt, and ‘give Systra the critical mass necessary to become a major player ...

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    Buenos Aires metro to be driverless


    ARGENTINA: Preliminary engineering work has started on Buenos Aires metro Line F, with construction of the first phase expected to begin in 2017. The initial section would connect Constitución with Callao/Santa Fe, with a planned extension to Facultad de Derecho. Ridership is forecast at 500 000 passengers/day. Services would ...

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    Rail industry news in brief - January 2015


    Tajikistan’s Ministry of Finance and Ex-Im Bank of China have signed a credit agreement to complete the 40·7 km Vahdat – Yovon section of the Dushanbe – Qurghonteppa line by 2016. Indian Railways is planning to expand the use of RFID technology for wagon identification, following a successful pilot ...

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    PKP Cargo agrees to buy 80% stake in AWT


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Polish state rail freight operator PKP Cargo announced on December 30 that it had agreed to buy a controlling stake in Advanced World Transport as part of its plans for expansion in central and eastern Europe. The Netherlands-registered company is the largest open-access rail freight operator in the ...

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    Redesigning wagons


    SWEDEN: A year-long research project to enhance the design of a Kiruna Wagon mineral hopper concluded at the end of 2014. The project saw the wagon manufacturer collaborate with students from Luleå University of Technology as part of an effort to reduce the tare weight of the side-dumping wagons used ...

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    Urban rail news in brief - January 2015


    Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency has invited expressions of interest in a 44 km light rail line in Bogotá. This is envisaged to be built under a PPP contract by 2018. The Inter-American Development Bank is to provide US$750m and CAF US$150m for the construction of Lima metro ...

  • January 2015 issue of Railway Gazette International.

    Feature articles in the January 2015 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Comment Time to be ambitious again News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers Analysis JR Kyushu flotation in prospect Danish IC4 DMU saga rumbles on Asian rivals eye Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed contracts Europe Creeping towards a messy compromise? ...