All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021

All articles published this month.

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    Africa Rail

    21 - 22 June 2022
    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Metro Report International

    DSB awards S-bane automation consultancy contract


    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected a joint venture of international consultants to assist with the automation of the København S-bane network.

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    DFC concessions proposed to raise infrastructure funding


    INDIA: Plans to outsource the operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors were unveiled as part of the national budget for the 2021-22 financial year, which was presented to parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact


    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

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    Country profile

    Berlin - region map

    Berlin, Germany: regional rail network map

  • Berlin InnoTrans venue Funkturm (Photo: Achim Scholty/Pixabay)

    InnoTrans to launch mobility podcast this month


    INNOTRANS: The first InnoTrans podcast will be launched on streaming portals at 10.00 Berlin time on February 9. Due to be issued at monthly intervals, the 20 min long broadcasts will be devoted to discussing the latest developments and challenges in the transport sector. ‘Together ...

  • Mark Russell
    Rail Business UK

    New Chairman at Angel Trains


    UK: Mark Russell became Chairman of rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains on February 1, when Tom Smith stepped down after two three-year terms. Russell is Chair of Ministry of Defence procurement and support organisation DE S, Vice-Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive ...

  • Coal exported from Russian to China in containers

    Containerising coal simplifies the break of gauge


    ASIA: Russian Railways has begun the regular export of containerised coal from Krasnokamensk and Priargunsk to China through the Zabaikalsk border crossing, with the use of 20 ft open-top containers simplifying transhipment at the break of gauge. Each 20 ft container can hold 34 tonnes ...

  • Synectics Security is to provide IP-based video surveillance on the coaches used on Iarnród Éireann’s Dublin – Cork inter-city services (Photo: Tony Miles).

    Iarnród Éireann CCTV update


    IRELAND: Synectics Security is to provide IP-based video surveillance on the coaches used on Iarnród Éireann’s Dublin – Cork inter-city services. The Synectics T2000 platform with fish-eye cameras in the vestibules and saloons will provide full connectivity from trains to the control room, replacing the existing ...

  • DB Regio Siemens Mobility Desiro HC and Mireo impression

    DB Regio orders Desiro HC and Mireo EMUs


    GERMANY: DB Regio Bayern has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 Desiro HC electric multiple-units and six Mireo units for use on Donau-Isar regional passenger services from the December 2024 timetable change. Last year Bayern railway agency BEG awarded DB Regio the contract ...

  • CRRC Datong fuel cell battery hybrid loco

    Fuel cell-battery hybrid locomotive unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Datong has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered hybrid locomotive. The modular design is intended for shunting, underground and industrial applications, and offers the flexibility to produce a locomotive meeting different customer requirements. The loco unveiled at the ...

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    Alstom completes Bombardier Transportation acquisition to create ‘a global mobility leader’


    INTERNATIONAL: ‘Today is a unique moment for Alstom and the mobility sector worldwide, with the creation of a new global leader centred on smart and sustainable mobility’, said Alstom Chairman CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge when the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation was completed on January 29. ...

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    Russian Railways to stop buying diesel-only locomotives by 2025


    RUSSIA: Only locomotives powered by electricity, natural gas or other alternative energy sources will be purchased by national railway RZD after 2025, according to Deputy General Director Chief Engineer Sergey Kobzev. ‘In the future, we are going to operate locomotives using rechargeable batteries, multiple-unit ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB appoints Sustainability Director to ‘reinvigorate’ rail sector’s approach


    UK: Rail safety and standards body RSSB has appointed George Davies as Director of Sustainable Development, leading a new programme designed to ‘reinvigorate’ the rail sector’s efforts to tackle challenges including decarbonisation, air quality and social sustainability. Davies was previously Head of Sustainability at Heathrow ...

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    Metro Report International

    Investor joins São Paulo metro Line 6 project


    BRAZIL: Spanish infrastructure group Acciona has sold a 12·3% stake in the São Paulo Metro Line 6 concession holder Concessionária Linha Universidade to STOA, a French infrastructure investment group which specialises in emerging markets Owned by Caisse des Dépôts (83·3%) and Agence Française de Développement (16·7%), ...

  • Deutsche Bahn passenger in the coronavirus pandemic

    EU railway revenue down €26bn owing to Covid-19 crisis


    EUROPE: Railways in the European Union lost a total of €26bn in revenue in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data collected by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies.

  • APTA

    APTA Expo

    8 - 10 November 2021
    Florida, USA

  • Nexus
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the UK railway industry

  • Kocaeli metro Bozankaya train impression (3)
    Metro Report International

    Domestic trains to work Turkish metro line


    TURKEY: Bozankaya has been awarded a contract to supply seven four-car driverless trainsets for the metro under construction to link Gebze and Darica in Kocaeli province to the southeast of Istanbul. Bozankaya beat a rival bid from CRRC, and said it ...