All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2020

All articles published this month.

  • coronavirus
    News

    Rail ticket refunds offered to Chinese customers unable to travel because of the coronavirus

    2020-01-31T16:07:00Z

    UK: Passenger operators in Great Britain have agreed to offer fee-free refunds for rail tickets purchased in China, following the suspension of flights in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Train operators and independent ticket retailers Assertis, Atomised, Click Travel, Evolvi, On Track ...

  • The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line has opened.
    Urban news

    Singapore’s Thomson–East Coast metro line opens

    2020-01-31T15:53:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line opened for passenger service on January 31. This adds three stations to the SMRT network: Woodlands North, Woodlands – which acts an interchange with the North South Line – and Woodlands South. When finished, ...

  • thales
    News

    High speed line signalling contract renewed

    2020-01-31T14:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Thales a €68·8m contract to continue to undertake preventive and corrective maintenance of signalling and traffic control systems on the Madrid – Sevilla and Córdoba – Málaga high speed lines for a further 48 months. Thales now has similar contracts ...

  • tw-taipei-metro-hitachi2
    Urban news

    First section of Taipei Circular Line opens

    2020-01-31T14:22:00Z

    TAIWAN: The first section of Taipei Metro’s fully automated Circular metro line is now in operation, serving the Daipinglin district in the south of the city. The 15·4 km route has been developed by Hitachi Rail as part of its first turnkey metro ...

  • de- Volkswagen_press_conference,_IAA_2017,_Frankfurt_(1Y7A2075) by Matti Blume
    Urban news

    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well ...

  • Rail has been allocated a NZ$1·1bn share of a NZ$6·8bn package of transport infrastructure funding.
    News

    New Zealand government announces investment in commuter capacity and freight

    2020-01-31T12:27:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Rail has been allocated a NZ$1·1bn share of a NZ$6·8bn package of transport infrastructure funding announced by the government on January 29. Transport Minister Phil Twyford said the rail investment was targeted at getting lorries off the roads and improving passenger services, particularly at ...

  • tn_vn-hanoi_metro_line_2A_testing_1.jpg
    Urban news

    Hanoi Metro lets three-year ticketing contract for Line 3

    2020-01-31T10:25:00Z

    VIETNAM: French company RATP Smart Systems has signed a €12m contract with Hanoi Metro covering design and supply of the future Line 3’s ticketing system. The three-year contract includes the development of a contactless card and token system, as well as the installation of access control ...

  • Long Marston rail facility
    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook aims to put Long Marston on the global map for rail innovation

    2020-01-31T10:23:00Z

    UK: Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook has taken a 15-year lease on property company St Modwen’s Long Marston site in Warwickshire, and will take responsibility for the future direction and development of the rail technology centre on the 55 ha former military site. The site will ...

  • Ukraine
    News

    Ukraine seeks local content in locomotive renewal programme

    2020-01-31T07:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia will need funding of 51·2bn hryvnia over six years to modernise its locomotive fleet, according to management board member Frantisek Bures. He said that this programme ‘should always support Ukrainian rolling stock producers’. UZ will need to acquire around 135 new AC ...

  • RailVision team
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    Rail Vision Ltd says it is in advanced negotiations with ‘a leading European train operator’ for a €0·5m prototype deployment of its vision sensor and machine learning technology in a shunting yard. The system is designed to automatically detect and classify objects such as people, vehicles ...

  • GTR Paragon ID smart card machine
    Rail Business UK

    Self-service smart card machines to go live at GTR

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway passengers will be able to obtain the operator’s ITSO-compliant The Key smart cards through self-service vending machines from February 3. Paragon ID has supplied GTR with 12 free-standing kiosks which have been installed at selected stations outside London. Passengers will use ...

  • tn_nl-amsterdam-noordzuidlijn-Vijzelgracht-Ge-Dubbelman.jpg
    Urban news

    Indra completes Amsterdam ticket machine deployment

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Indra has completed the development and deployment of more than 130 Mova Collect ticket vending machines across Amsterdam’s metro, tram and bus networks. The supplier adapted its Mova Collect range to suit city transport operator’s GVB user-focused conceptual design proposal, and ...

  • br- line 17 gold construction Metro de Sao Paulo
    Urban news

    São Paulo Metro lets contracts to complete Line 17

    2020-01-30T16:54:00Z

    BRAZIL: On January 13, Metrô de São Paulo signed a R$494·8m contract with construction company Constran for the completion of Line 17. The agreement allows Constran to complete construction of the remaining 14% of the line, as well as fit out eight stations which have already ...

  • East West Rail Bedford to Cambridge preferred route option map
    Rail Business UK

    Route for Bedford – Cambridge section of East – West Rail announced

    2020-01-30T15:52:00Z

    UK: The government has announced its preferred route for the Bedford – Cambridge section of the planned East West Rail corridor which is being developed to link Oxford and Cambridge. The announcement on January 30 follows public consultation on five route options. While the ...

  • tn_us-newyork-subway-r179-impression-bombardier.jpg
    Urban news

    Faulty Bombardier Subway cars returned to service

    2020-01-30T15:28:00Z

    USA: Bombardier has recalibrated the door mechanisms of 298 New York City Transit R179 Subway cars following two isolated instances of train doors opening between stations. The cars were withdrawn from service on the A, C, J and Z lines on January 8 for analysis, and ...

  • RegioJet Desiro
    News

    Arriva leases Alpha Trains DMUs for Czech operating contract

    2020-01-30T13:12:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has signed a long-term agreement to lease five two-car Siemens Desiro Classic diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains. The DMUs are currently operated by RegioJet in Slovakia. They will be used by Arriva’s Czech subsidiary on competitively-tendered passenger services on the Liberec – ...

  • in- Nagpur Metro Aqua Line Opening Uddhav Thackeray
    Urban news

    Nagpur Metro opens Aqua Line

    2020-01-30T12:13:00Z

    INDIA: The first section of Nagpur metro’s Aqua Line was opened on January 27, adding six stations and 11 km to the network. The extension brings Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation’s operational mileage to 24·5 km. The Aqua Line connects the Orange Line’s Sitabuldi interchange station ...

  • tn_br-Sao Paulo CPTM_7538-Zelki
    News

    São Paulo state studies Sorocaba passenger concession

    2020-01-30T10:24:00Z

    BRAZIL: According to state minister for transport Alexandre Baldy, São Paulo suburban operator CPTM is studying options for tendering of passenger services to Sorocaba. The move is part of the state government’s proposal to introduce regional passenger services linking São Paulo with surrounding cities. The state ...

  • SmartRail World is now Railway Gazette Events.
    News

    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events

    2020-01-30T09:34:00Z

    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a ...

  • Barrow Hill Talgo
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    Talgo has given a sleeping car formerly used on Madrid – Paris overnight services to Chesterfield Borough Council. It is to be used for training and education purposes at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse, where the Spanish company’s UK business plans to establish an innovation centre based ...