All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021

All articles published this month.

  • Opportunities for Transport for the North to take an active role in shaping the post-pandemic development of the rail sector were discussed at the latest Rail North Committee meeting, along with potential changes to fares and ticketing.
    Rail Business UK

    Six post-pandemic challenges for rail in northern England

    2021-01-18T10:21:00Z

    UK: Opportunities for Transport for the North to take an active role in shaping the post-pandemic development of the rail sector were discussed at the latest Rail North Committee meeting, along with potential changes to fares and ticketing.

  • Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivering WorkSite Tampers in semi-knocked down kit form for local assembly in support of the Make in India programme.
    News

    Russian tamper kits exported for Make in India assembly

    2021-01-18T09:14:00Z

    INDIA: Russia’s Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivering WorkSite Tampers in semi-knocked down kit form for local assembly in support of the Make in India programme. The first batch of kits arrived in Chennai on January 12, with a second to follow in early February. ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06.
    News

    Mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways double-deck fleet

    2021-01-18T09:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06. The programme will include modernisation of internal and external doors, toilet accessibility improvements and replacement of the passenger information systems ...

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    News

    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved

    2021-01-18T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering ...

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    In depth

    Comment: A zeal to electrify

    2021-01-18T05:35:00Z

    In this column last month, we urged the railway community to ‘seize the moment’ and embrace the political and societal opportunities that 2021 could bring. But by focusing on the impending inauguration of US President-Elect Joe Biden and the EU’s Year of Rail, we are capturing only a fraction of the world’s railways, and by extension only a fraction of the benefits that rail and metro investment can deliver globally in terms of meeting the world’s most pressing challenges, in particular climate change.

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales to reintroduce lockdown timetable

    2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales is to reintroduce a reduced timetable from January 25, following the latest imposition of tighter restrictions on travel during the coronavirus pandemic. TfW said the aim was to balance the safety of people who do need to travel, the safety of staff ...

  • Paris metro station (SofieLayla Thal, Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Hastus software to be used for Paris metro workforce management

    2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is to use Giro’s Hastus software to replace several different applications which are used to roster metro drivers. This builds on previous work covering staff allocation on the city’s bus and tram networks. ‘Public transport is transforming rapidly, as is our ...

  • A GE ‘shovelnose’ locomotive dating from 1954 and out of use since 2012 has been returned to service by Uruguayan fright operator SELF (Photo: Nicolas Brian).
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    News

    Booking train tickets on Google Maps

    2021-01-17T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Technology company Ntuple and national rail operator Korail have expanded the ga-G chatbot service to enable users to book train tickets directly on Google Maps. The interface is available in Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, and is intended to make it easier for ...

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    News

    Bengaluru Airport station inaugurated

    2021-01-16T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: A station was opened on January 4 to serve Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport. First proposed to the Karnataka state government in 2014, the station has been built by airport authority BIAL on Indian Railways’ existing Yeshwantpura – Devanahalli – Chickballapura ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail makes changes to reflect reduced demand

    2021-01-15T16:17:00Z

    UK: ScotRail is to reduce the length of some trains from January 18, reflecting the significant reduction in demand as a result of coronavirus travel restrictions as well as staffing shortages caused by the pandemic. Further changes may be implemented following a more thorough review of ...

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    News

    Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

    2021-01-15T10:19:00Z

    EGYPT: A memorandum of understanding for the design, construction and maintenance of a 1 000 km high speed rail network has been signed by the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels, Siemens Mobility and local companies Orascom Construction SAE and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman ...

  • Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s South Shore Line (Photo: Drew Jacksich/CC BY-SA 2.0).
    News

    Indiana double tracking project awarded funding

    2021-01-15T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $173m grant for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s $491m project to double-track 43 km of the South Shore commuter line between Gary and Michigan City. ‘FTA is proud to join our partners in northern Indiana to improve mobility, ...

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    In depth

    Catering: Making the customers smile again

    2021-01-15T06:00:00Z

    Roger Williams, Chairman of International Rail Catering Group, shares his view on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on rail catering and strategies to recover customer confidence.

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    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-01-15T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    QR code ticketing to go live in Hong Kong

    2021-01-15T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and electronic wallet company AlipayHK are to launch QR code payment on Hong Kong’s rail network on January 23. Passengers will be able to tap the entry/exit gates with a QR Code Ticket generated by an MTR Mobile or EasyGo app linked to ...

  • Rail Operations (UK) Stadler Class 93 trimode locomotive impression
    Rail Business UK

    Trimode Class 93 locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK)

    2021-01-14T17:49:00Z

    UK: Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Ltd have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 trimode locomotives, with an initial batch of 10 scheduled for delivery in early 2023. The Bo-Bo locomotives will be based on the Class 68 UKLight diesel and ...

  • Passenger services began using Manchester’s Ordsall Chord on December 10 (Photo: Tony Miles).
    Rail Business UK

    DfT consults on options to decongest Manchester’s railways

    2021-01-14T16:48:00Z

    UK: A public consultation on options for a recast of services around Manchester to improve performance and reliability was announced by the Department for Transport and Transport for the North on January 14.

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    News

    Low-temperature Fuxing high speed train to serve Harbin

    2021-01-14T16:30:00Z

    CHINA: A winterised variant of the Fuxing China Standard high speed train family has been developed for use on 350 km/h services linking Beijing with Shenyang and Harbin in the northern province of Heilongjiang. The southernmost section of the 698·3 km Beijing – Shenyang Passenger-Dedicated ...

  • Paris RER Line B Mi79 train
    News

    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract

    2021-01-14T14:55:00Z

    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and Paris transport operator RATP have confirmed their selection of a consortium of Bombardier Transpoartion and CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 146 suburban trainsets for the jointly operated north-south RER Line B.