All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 11

All articles published this month.

  • cn Hong Kong (Pexels)
    Metro Report International

    Detailed design of Hong Kong’s Northern Link gets the go ahead

    2021-01-07T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong ’s government has authorised MTR Corp to go ahead with the procurement of detailed planning and design consultancy services for the Northern Link project. The project has two phases. The first covers the completion of Kwu Tung station on the Lok Ma Chau ...

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    News

    CPCS Transcom and First Class Partnerships to merge

    2021-01-06T17:47:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Specialist transport and infrastructure management consultancies CPCS Transcom and First Class Partnerships are to merge, the two companies announced on January 6.

  • gb Rail Operations Group Orion trainset
    Rail Business UK

    STAR Capital Partnership invests in Rail Operations Group

    2021-01-06T16:29:00Z

    UK: European fund manager STAR Capital Partnership has made a ‘significant’ investment in Rail Operations (UK) Ltd, which owns operating company Rail Operations Group, freight subsidiary Orion and rolling stock storage and disposal business Traxion. STAR is to acquire a majority stake in the group, alongside the ...

  • BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service (Photo: BNSF).
    News

    BNSF and Wabtec test battery-electric locomotive in California

    2021-01-06T15:52:00Z

    USA: BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service on the 585 km route between Barstow and Stockton in California. The tests aim to assess the future potential of the technology, which as well as the battery features energy-management and system optimisation ...

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    Metro Report International

    São Paulo tenders suburban operations

    2021-01-06T10:56:00Z

    BRAZIL: The São Paulo state government has called tenders for the operation and maintenance of two busy suburban lines, under a programme intended to attract private investment for enhancements. The state’s Secretaría de Transporte Metropolitano has invited bids for a 30-year concession to operate and maintain Line ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Howdon depot
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro opens temporary depot

    2021-01-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has opened a temporary depot at Howdon which will be used to commission the replacement fleet of trainsets which is to be supplied by Stadler from 2022. The facility will also be used for cleaning and servicing of the existing articulated Metrocars ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-01-06T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • SNCF TGV (Photo: Erich Westendarp/Pixabay)
    News

    Montpellier – Perpignan high speed line inches forward

    2021-01-06T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Initial public consultations are underway on long-standing proposals to build a high speed line between Montpellier and Perpignan, after Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari established a steering committee for the project and commenced the process needed to authorise the 150 km Ligne à Grande Vitesse. Public consultations ...

  • r Grand Central said it would be suspending all its services from January 9 until March 1.
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central suspends services until March 1

    2021-01-05T17:33:00Z

    UK: Following the government’s announcement of a third national lockdown in England, London to West Yorkshire and Sunderland open access operator Grand Central said it would be suspending all its services from January 9 until March 1. ‘It is hugely disappointing for us to be starting 2021 ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon Fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains suspends services for a third time

    2021-01-05T17:17:00Z

    UK: East Yorkshire to London open access operator Hull Trains is to temporarily suspend all services from 00.01 on January 9, following the government’s announcement of a third coronavirus lockdown in England. As an open access operator, FirstGroup subsidiary Hull Trains is not eligible for the financial ...

  • cn Qingdao metro trains
    Metro Report International

    Qingdao opens two metro lines

    2021-01-05T15:44:00Z

    CHINA: The northern section of Qingdao metro Line 1 and the first phase of Line 8 opened for revenue service on December 24, adding almost 70 km to the city’s expanding urban rail network. The initial 21·5 km section of Line 1 runs north from an ...

  • The first section of Istanbul tram line T5 alongside the Golden Horn waterway has opened
    Metro Report International

    Istanbul opens first section of Golden Horn tramway

    2021-01-05T15:25:00Z

    TURKEY: The first section of Istanbul tram line T5 alongside the Golden Horn waterway opened on January 4. The initial section runs 8·8 km from Alibeyköy to Cibali. There are 12 stops, including connections with the TF2 cable car and metro line M7. The line ...

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
    Metro Report International

    Toronto Finch West light rail maintenance contract awarded

    2021-01-05T14:28:00Z

    CANADA: The Mosaic Transit joint venture which holds the PPP concession to design, build, finance and maintain Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit line has subcontracted Bombardier Transportation to provide 30 years of infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance services. The 11 km light rail line from Finch ...

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    News

    EIB backs CargoBeamer’s modal shift ambitions

    2021-01-05T14:25:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank is providing financing to support the development of three CargoBeamer rail freight terminals at Calais in France, Kaldenkirchen near Germany’s border with the Netherlands and Domodossola near Italy’s border with Switzerland. CargoBeamer’s patented system comprising wagons, transhipment terminals and logistics software enables ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mostaganem tram starts test running

    2021-01-05T11:59:00Z

    ALGERIA: Test running on Mostaganem tram route T2 began on December 31, ahead of an expected opening in the first quarter of 2021.

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    In depth

    Interview: ‘We have to win back our customers’

    2021-01-05T09:38:00Z

    Just when the French national operator’s passenger sector is coming to terms with Covid-19 and the collapse of business travel, it faces the arrival of competition in both the regional and long-distance markets. Chris Jackson asked Christophe Fanichet, President-Directeur Général of SNCF Voyageurs, about his strategy at a time of unprecedented challenges.

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    News

    Finnish passenger services secured as VR monopoly ends

    2021-01-05T09:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The Ministry of Transport & Communications has awarded national operator VR a public service obligation contract for the provision of loss-making but socially-desirable passenger trains during 2021. The agreement takes into account the drop in ticket revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The €30·6m ...

  • The first empty passenger trains have run over the branch of London Underground’s Northern Line which is under construction to serve the Battersea Power Station regeneration area (Photo: TfL)
    Metro Report International

    Test running begins on London’s Northern Line Extension

    2021-01-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: The first empty passenger trains have run over the branch of London Underground’s Northern Line which is under construction to serve the Battersea Power Station regeneration area. The branch starts from a step-plate junction with the existing Northern line tunnels at Kennington, then runs 3·2 km ...

  • IN Delhi Meerut RRTS train
    News

    Indigenous ballastless track for Delhi commuter line

    2021-01-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Work is underway to build the factory at Shatabdi Nagar which will supply ballastless slab track for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line. National Capital Region Transport Corp said the RRTS project would include ‘many firsts in terms of technology ...

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    Metro Report International

    Sillim Line operating contract awarded

    2021-01-04T16:55:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Concessionaire NamSeoul Light Rail Co has awarded a 329·5bn won contract to a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp for operation and maintenance of the Sillim Line automated light metro, which is due to open later this year.