All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • The first Kočevje-bound passenger train since 1971 departed from Ljubljana station at 12.08 on January 3.

    Passenger services return to Kočevje


    SLOVENIA: Passenger services have resumed on the Ljubljana – Kočevje line after a gap of nearly 50 years, following the completion of a €100m rehabilitation project to facilitate the operation of services to and from the capital The first Kočevje-bound passenger train since ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 15 trams for the tramway which is under construction in the city of Wenshan in in the southeast of Yunnan province.
    Metro Report International

    Wenshan tram delivered


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 15 trams for the tramway which is under construction in the city of Wenshan in the southeast of Yunnan province. The 100% low-floor four-section tram has 72 seats and a total capacity of ...

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    Refurbished Pendolino arrives in Greece


    GREECE: The first of five ETR470 Pendolino trainsets being refurbished for use on Trainose’s flagship Athens – Thessaloniki route has been delivered to Thessaloniki and is expected to enter service in March.

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression

    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3


    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ETCS ...

  • Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays
    Rail Business UK

    Touch-enabled displays launched as station poster replacements


    UK: Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays, which are designed to provide an intuitive, resilient and cost-effective way of providing passenger information and interactive multimedia content in all areas of a station. The 50 mm deep TFT displays are ...

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    Metro Report International

    Berlin tram extension approved


    GERMANY: Final planning approval has been granted for a 2·1 km extension of Berlin tram route M10 from the Hauptbahnhof to Turmstraße U-Bahn station on Line U9.

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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

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    Multimodal booking platform FromAtoB closes


    EUROPE: Berlin-based multimodal travel booking platform FromAtoB closed at the end of December. In a statement to customers, FromAtoB said 2020 had been a tough year, and ‘no-one could really foresee the impact that this pandemic would have on personal lives, or the economy. After months ...

  • People wearing face coverings at Manchester Piccadilly station during the coronavirus pandemic
    Rail Business UK

    Budget cut and end of smart ticketing scheme threaten levelling-up agenda, say northern leaders


    UK: Transport for the North and other regional stakeholders have reacted angrily to the Department for Transport’s reduction of its budget for 2021-22 following the Comprehensive Spending Review, which includes an end to all funding for the Integrated & Smart Ticketing programme. TfN’s 2021-22 Funding and ...

  • in Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
    Metro Report International

    Bombardier low-bidder for Mumbai Line 4 car order


    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has named Bombardier Transportation as low bidder to supply rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 4. The 32·3 km Green Line will run from Wadala near Mumbai Harbour through Thane to Kasaravadavali; construction of the elevated guideway is ...

  • gb Transport for Wales Class 170 DMU
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh Government backs plans for southeast Wales rail enhancements


    UK: The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission, which published a report in November proposing a ‘comprehensive and co-ordinated’ programme of rail enhancements, rapid bus routes and active travel measures to reduce congestion on the M4 motorway without building ...

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    Railcoop plans freight launch this year ahead of passenger market entry


    FRANCE: Start-up open access operator Railcoop aims to launch its first freight services later this year. If the co-operative’s plans come to fruition, Railcoop would follow up in 2022 with the launch of inter-city passenger services on the Bordeaux – Lyon via Périgueux route.

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    Pension funds invest in rolling stock leasing company


    ALPHA TRAINS: Investment manager AMP Capital and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board have separately agreed to sell their stakes in rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains to Dutch pension providers APG, which already owns an indirect interest, and PGGM Infrastructure Fund. Completion is subject to regulatory ...

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    Brazilian rail tender draws bidders’ interest


    BRAZIL: A 35-year ‘sub-concession’ to operate freight services on the 537 km section of Ferrovia de Integração Oeste-Leste between Caetité and the port of Ilhéus is attracting more interest than expected. The bid auction is due to take place in São Paulo on April 8 with contract ...

  • DB ICE4 in factory

    ICE4 inspection and maintenance contract awarded


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the first scheduled inspection and maintenance of 40 ICE4 high speed trainsets, with an option covering a further 50.

  • SNCB has sold its remaining 10% stake in part-privatised freight business Lineas to the federal government’s holding and investment compnay SFPI.

    SNCB divests remaining stake in freight operator Lineas


    BELGIUM: SNCB has sold its remaining 10% stake in part-privatised freight business Lineas to the federal government’s holding and investment company SFPI, as part of the national train operator’s strategy of focusing on its core passenger activities. In 2015 SNCB sold an initial 69% stake in what ...

  • Railpool locomotive.

    Railpool financing package agreed


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool’s plans for the acquisition of new vehicles are being supported by KfW IPEX-Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and ING Bank, which are providing equal amounts of debt capital totalling €150m in a seven-year financing package. KfW IPEX-Bank is ...

  • Dresden CarGoTram (Photo: DVB)
    Metro Report International

    CarGoTram freight tram service comes to an end


    GERMANY: The CarGoTram freight tram service which carried automotive parts to a Volkswagen factory in Dresden has ended, following the car manufacturer’s adoption of a revised logistics approach with the switch from production of the e-Golf car to the all-electric ID.3.

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    Hyundai Rotem wins KTCS-2 onboard contract


    SOUTH KOREA: National railway operator Korail has selected Hyundai Rotem to assist with commercialisation of the Korea Train Control System 2, which uses a 4G (LTE-R) communications backbone. Under the contract announced on last month, Hyundai Rotem is to supply onboard equipment for a pilot project ...

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    UK government called on to support Eurostar during the pandemic


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has called for financial support of the kind which has been offered to airlines during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that without government funding ‘there is a real risk to the survival of Eurostar and the green gateway to Europe’.