All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 12

All articles published this month.

  • iCON Infrastructure Partners V has acquired a 40% stake in regional freight railway Iowa Interstate Railroad from Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp, which remains the majority owner (Photo: Erik Rasmussen).

    Iowa Interstate Railroad to be ‘platform for growth’ as investor takes 40% stake


    USA: Infrastructure investor iCON Infrastructure Partners V has acquired a 40% stake in regional freight railway Iowa Interstate Railroad from Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp, which remains the majority owner. IAIS was formed in 1984, with RDC acquiring a minority interest in 1991 and owning 100% since ...

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    Metro Report International

    High Capacity Metro Trains enter service in Melbourne


    AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26. The seven-car EMUs are being supplied by the Evolution Rail consortium of Downer, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Plenary Group under ...

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    Modi inaugurates first section of Eastern DFC and control centre


    INDIA: The 351 km initial section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor between New Khurja in Uttar Pradesh and New Bhaupur near Kanpur was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29. Addressing a socially distanced celebration at New Khurja by video ...

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    Vale agrees concession extensions in ‘biggest step in railway history’


    BRAZIL: Mining company Vale has agreed terms with the government to extend its concessions to operate the Estrado de Ferro Carajás and Estrado de Ferro Vitória a Minas by 30 years.

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    Rail Business UK

    Vegetable oil-fuelled Class 66 hauls steel train


    UK: DB Cargo UK has tested the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel an Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotive. Loco 66 150 hauled a consignment of long-welded rail from British Steel’s Scunthorpe site to Network Rail’s depot at Eastleigh in Hampshire on December 16. DB Cargo ...

  • Map of the planned 350 km Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail line.

    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project terminated


    ASIA: The project to develop a 350 km high speed line offering a 90 min journey time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has been terminated, the two governments have announced. The Malaysian government will now undertake a detailed study to explore the viability of a domestic ...

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    Metro Report International

    New EMUs enter service as first Berlin S-Bahn concession starts


    GERMANY: The first Class 483/484 EMUs for the Berlin S-Bahn network began running on route S47 in the early hours of January 1, as the route became the first in the city to be operated under a tendered contract. The Spindlersfeld – ...

  • Launch of an intermodal rail connection between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Rostock_2

    Bettembourg – Rostock intermodal service to launch in January


    EUROPE: CFL Multimodal, Stena Line, LKW Walter and Rostock Port are to launch a thrice-weekly service between the Bettembourg-Dudelange intermodal terminal and the RTM Terminal in Rostock on January 11, transporting craneable and non-craneable trailers as well as containers. ‘As a ferry and RoRo hub with connections ...

  • VIA Rail is procuring a new fleet of trainsets for the Québec City – Windsor corridor.

    Software platform to manage new train documentation


    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail is using the cloud-based Fabasoft Approve platform to manage technical data and documents for its new fleet of inter-city trainsets to be supplied by Siemens Mobility. ‘Our co-operation with Siemens Mobility has been simplified tremendously’, said Project Director Arnaud Lacaze. ‘Now ...

  • Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched in December 2018.

    Inland Rail starts NSW environmental consultation


    AUSTRALIA: National infrastructure manager ARTC has begun public consultation on the Environmental Impact Statement for the longest section of new construction in its 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor. Running for 306 km though the central west region of New South Wales, the Narromine – Narrabri line ...

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    More ČD Cargo locomotives to be equipped with ETCS


    CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned freight operator ČD Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a €12·9m contract to install Bombardier Transportation ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard equipment to 30 Class 753.7 diesel-electric locomotives by December 2022, under a deal co-funded from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport. ŽOS Vrútky ...

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    Metro Report International

    Wien metro tunnelling to begin in February


    AUSTRIA: A 50:50 consortium of Porr and Strabag has been selected to build 7 km of tunnels and four stations for the southern extension of Wien metro line U2.

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    Hefei – Anqing high speed line opened


    CHINA The 162 km Hefei – Anqing Passenger-Dedicated Line has been opened for revenue service, linking the capital of Anhui province with its second city of Anqing on northern bank of the Yangtse River.

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    Amtrak’s Moynihan Train Hall expands New York Penn Station


    USA: Amtrak will start to operate out of the converted Moynihan Train Hall from January 1 to boost its passenger handling capacity at New York’s Penn Station, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 28.

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    Metro Report International

    Ningbo opens metro Line 4


    CHINA: A fourth metro line serving the coastal city of Ningbo was opened for revenue service on December 23, following an inauguration ceremony attended by mayor Qiu Dongyao.

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    PTC implementation completed, reports FRA


    USA: Full implementation of Positive Train Control on all required routes has been achieved ahead of the Congressional deadline of December 31 2020, the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed on December 29.

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    RegioJet ready to launch Polish sleeper


    EUROPE: RegioJet has obtained all the approvals needed to launch its planned overnight service between Praha, Kraków and Przemysl, the Czech independent operator confirmed on December 30.

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    Metro Report International

    Vinnytsia to get Swiss Tram 2000 cars


    UKRAINE: The city of Vinnytsia is to receive a batch of second-hand Tram 2000 vehicles from Zürich, under a co-operation agreement signed on December 23.

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    Beijing – Xiong’an inter-city railway completed


    CHINA: The high speed line linking Beijing with the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province was completed on December 27 with the opening of a 91 km extension from Beijing Daxing International Airport.

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    CRRC Tangshan unveils high speed freight train


    CHINA: Rolling stock builder CRRC Tangshan has unveiled a prototype 350 km/h trainset aimed at the premium logistics market, derived from its China Standard passenger EMUs.