All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • 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 ...

  • CryoTrans wagon

    Lineage Logistics acquires refrigerated wagon owner


    USA: Temperature-controlled transport and warehousing company Lineage Logistics has acquired refrigerated wagon owned Cryo-Trans, saying the deal would a create a ‘uniquely comprehensive and seamlessly integrated supply chain solution for food and beverage customers’. Cryo-Trans owns more than 2 200 refrigerated and insulated wagons, the largest private ...

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    Rail Business UK

    DfT revisits Euston plans as pressure mounts over HS2’s Eastern Leg


    UK: An agenda for the Transport for London board meeting on February 5, issued in late January, indicates that the Department for Transport intends to proceed with changes to the layout of the High Speed 2 terminus at London Euston and the construction phasing.

  • The Land said a direct award was justified as a market survey had found that only DB Regio had access to suitable vehicles.

    DB Regio retains tilting train contract


    GERMANY: The Land of Thüringen and a group of local transport authorities have awarded incumbent DB Regio a contract to continue to operate regional passenger services using tilting trainsets from the end of the current agreement on December 12 2021 until December 9 2028. The contract covers ...

  • West Yorkshire Mass transit map
    Rail Business UK

    Mass transit network proposed for West Yorkshire


    UK: ‘Emerging plans’ for a network of light rail or bus rapid transit services are included in the Connectivity Infrastructure Plan and Mass Transit Vision 2040 published by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The documents also set out the role of railway electrification and major projects ...

  • ALLRAIL said Eurostar’s original Class 373 trainsets dating from the early 1990s could be made available to competitors rather than scrapped.

    Call for Eurostar trains to be made available to support on-rail competition


    EUROPE: The ALLRAIL association of new entrants to the rail market has said any government support which might be offered to Eurostar during the coronavirus pandemic should be accompanied by conditions designed to facilitate cross-Channel competition.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • technotrans zeta.rail

    Battery train cooling equipment contract


    EUROPE: Technotrans is to provide customised cooling systems for the lithium-ion traction power batteries which will be fitted to 55 Flirt Akku trainsets which Stadler is building for use in Schleswig-Holstein, as well as 24 of the 35 Flirt multiple-units to be supplied for use in south ...

  • es-Avlo trains at Cerro Negro-Mariano Alvaro Navarro

    RENFE’s Avlo high speed service to launch in June


    SPAIN: RENFE’s low-cost high speed service, branded Avlo, is to launch later this year following a delay of more than a year caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Bombardier Transportation Brugge factory

    Bombardier Transportation invests to increase capacity at Brugge factory


    BELGIUM: Bombardier Transportation has announced €6m of investment to increase production capacity at its Brugge factory, including the recruitment of at least 180 employees. The plan announced on January 26 includes a new production line for single-deck coaches and for Type M7 double-deck cars for SNCB, ...

  • UKVZ Type 71-628 tram on test in Ust-Katav (Photo: Yakov Titenok)
    Metro Report International

    Sinara to supply Moscow with UKVZ trams


     RUSSIA: Having won a contract to supply 90 trams to Moscow, Sinara City Transport Solutions has awarded UKVZ a subcontract to build the vehicles.

  • Jurong Line train impression
    Metro Report International

    Hyundai Rotem orders Wabtec’s Metroflexx brakes for Singapore metro trains


    SINGAPORE: Hyundai Rotem has awarded Wabtec a contract to supply braking, door and air-conditioning systems for 62 three-car automated metro trainsets ordered for the Jurong Region Line. This will be the first application of Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking technology in Asia. The first order for Metroflexx was ...

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    iLint hydrogen project wins European Railway Award


    EUROPE: Germany’s iLint initiative to put hydrogen fuel cell trains into commercial operation on regional lines in Niedersachsen was named as winner of the 14th European Railway Award during a virtual ceremony on January 25, hosted from Brussels by industry associations UNIFE and CER. According to the ...

  • Groningen’s main station

    Rail link to Groningen’s Zernike campus studied


    NETHERLANDS: Studies for a rail link to the Zernike educational, research and industrial campus in the north of the city of Groningen have been undertaken by Movares on behalf of the province and municipality. Buses to the campus were become increasingly crowded before the pandemic, with ridership ...

  • An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco.

    ERTMS Knowledge Alliance launched


    NETHERLANDS: An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco. ProRail said the deployment of ERTMS would be one of the biggest ...

  • Eight railway industry associations have jointly set out their three most important requests from politicians ahead of the federal election to be held in September this year (Photo: DB/C Bedeschinski).

    Digitalisation, infrastructure and modal shift on the German industry’s wish list


    GERMANY: Eight railway industry associations have jointly set out their three most important requests from politicians ahead of the federal election to be held in September this year. The three requests are to expand railway infrastructure to support a Deutschlandtakt national regular-interval timetable; to ...

  • Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station feedback sought


    UK: West Yorkshire Combined Authority has begun public engagement on the latest iteration of proposals to build a Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station. The plans have been updated following feedback received during a public consultation last year. The station would be located between Horsforth and Bramhope Tunnel ...

  • Marseille metro train design impression (Image Alstom Design&Styling, Ora ïto and Fabien Bourdier) (1)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Listen to the City’ train styling brings Mediterranean sunshine to the Marseille metro


    FRANCE: The design selected for the driverless rubber tyred metro trains which are to enter service in Marseille from 2023 has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom, the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence authority and design studio Ora-ïto.

  • LTG Link

    Lithuanian GSM-R upgrading contract awarded


    LITHUANIA: Infrastructure manager LTG Infra has awarded Kontron Transportation a €16m contract to update its GSM-R network over the next 1½ years, and provide nine years of maintenance. The current GSM-R system was installed 10 years ago by Belam-Riga and Nortel (now Kontron Transportation), and has 136 ...

  • cn-Shanghai-Line15-train-tunnel
    Metro Report International

    Line 15 opening gives Shanghai the world’s largest metro


    CHINA: Shanghai’s position as operator the world’s largest metro network was confirmed on January 23, with the opening of the driverless north-south Line 15.