All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 10

All articles published this month.

  • dk Fehmarn Belt tunnel virtual sod turning
    News

    Virtual groundbreaking launches construction of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel

    2021-01-11T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 1 to officially mark the start of construction of the 18 km Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Plans for a live event in Rødbyhavn on January 4 had been cancelled because of the ...

  • us Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-01-11T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • gb Network Rail Bexleyheath works
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards framework contracts

    2021-01-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded 13 companies three-year framework contracts for building and civils work across its Southern region. The contracts have a combined estimated value of around £200m. Work Contractors General building and civils Balfour Beatty Rail; ...

  • uz Toshkent metro extension opening (4)
    Metro Report International

    Toshkent metro expansion aims to cut road traffic, pollution and delays

    2021-01-11T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: A 7∙1 km extension of the Toshkent metro’s Chilonzor Line south from Olmazor to Quipchoq (Bekat-5) in the Sergeli district was inaugurated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on December 26. The extension has been built since 2017 at a cost of US$170m. ...

  • Wireless track condition monitoring sensors
    News

    Track monitoring R&D collaboration

    2021-01-10T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau and British monitoring technology company Senceive are to collaborate to define the requirements for wireless track condition sensors. The exclusive two-year research and development agreement will see the project team analyse data from structural, geotechnical and track monitoring instruments installed at ...

  • DTi
    News

    Grant for grommets

    2021-01-09T05:00:00Z

    GROMMET EDGING: US company Device Technologies Inc has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Programme grant to help market its Spring-Fast SL-FST grommet edging to the European rolling stock market. This will build on DTi’s long term programme to grow international sales through its Hamburg-based European ...

  • by BC orders CRRC locomotives (2)
    News

    Belarusian Railway orders electric locomotives

    2021-01-08T15:48:00Z

    BELARUS: A contract for the supply of 15 Type BKG2 mixed-traffic AC electric locomotives has been signed by Belarusian Railway, China National Electric Import Export Corp and manufacturer CRRC Datong. The €64·3m contract agreed on December 29 is being financed ...

  • Bogie (3)
    Rail Business UK

    Investment in bogie capabilities pays off for ZF Services UK

    2021-01-08T15:40:00Z

    UK: ZF Services UK has obtained RISAS recertification for a further three years for rail final drives and bogie overhauls at its Nottingham Rail Centre of Competence. The company said a significant investment in equipment and training which began in early 2019 ...

  • EFE has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use from mid-2023 on the partially electrified Santiago – Chillán line.
    News

    Chilean operator orders electro-diesel multiple-units

    2021-01-08T10:37:00Z

    CHILE: National operator EFE has awarded CRRC Sifang a contract to supply six four-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use from mid-2023 on the partially electrified Santiago – Chillán line. The US$70m contract finalised in December includes maintenance. It has been awarded as part of a US$115m programme ...

  • Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais.
    News

    Etihad Rail Stage Two tracklaying underway

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    UAE: Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais. The 1·5bn dirham Package ...

  • fr-CAF-confort200-vestibule
    In depth

    France: Confort 200 to trim trip times on two routes

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Along with a programme of track upgrades, a fleet of 10-car articulated EMUs is set to transform travel on the inter-city routes from Paris to Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand in the second half of this decade. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • EnduraLite
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • gb 387-123-at-three-bridges-station
    Rail Business UK

    Electrostar ETCS framework agreement signed

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation and Porterbrook have signed a framework agreement for the installation of ETCS onboard equipment including Bombardier’s EBI Cab 2000 ATP on all Electrostar EMU fleets. The initial agreement is worth £11·3m, and covers the first-in-class deployment of ETCS equipment on a Porterbrook-owned Class ...

  • es Barcelona metro CAF Series 6000-2 TMB
    Metro Report International

    Series 6000 trains enter service on Barcelona Line 1

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first two of four CAF-built second-generation Series 6000 trains ordered by Barcelona metro operator TMB in 2018 have entered service on the 1 672 mm gauge Line 1. The five-car fully gangwayed trainsets are 86 m long and have a capacity of 1 111 ...

  • ar-subte-lineaD-alstom-1
    Metro Report International

    Customer service focus in next Subte operating concession

    2021-01-07T18:39:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro authority Subterráneos de Buenos Aires SE has agreed a new operating concession with the incumbent Metrovías, which is due to enter into force during the first quarter of 2021.

  • Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway
    News

    FART orders new trains

    2021-01-07T17:48:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ticino rail and bus operator Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway in time for the metre-gauge line’s 100th anniversary in 2023. Announcing the SFr94m contract on January 7, Stadler said the replacement ...

  • A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambas
    News

    Chinese trains proposed for upgraded Beograd – Budapest route

    2021-01-07T14:31:00Z

    SERBIA: A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo on January 6. ...

  • gb Edinburgh tram face covering
    Metro Report International

    Additional support for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway

    2021-01-07T10:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish Government has announced a further £8m of emergency funding for the Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The third tranche of funding announced on December 23 runs until the end of March. An ...

  • Island Line Class 483 last day in depot
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-01-07T05:00:00Z

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

  • Private freight operator Hector Rail has raised a SKr519m financing package from Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Siemens Bank to refinance its existing debt.
    News

    Hector Rail refinanced to support ambitions for growth

    2021-01-07T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Private freight operator Hector Rail has raised a SKr519m financing package from Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Siemens Bank to refinance its existing debt. The term loan and capex facility ‘will support our ambitions to further expand our fleet, strengthen our position as the leading independent rail ...