All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

  • Passenger services began using Manchester’s Ordsall Chord on December 10 (Photo: Tony Miles).
    Rail Business UK

    DfT consults on options to decongest Manchester’s railways

    2021-01-14T16:48:00Z

    UK: A public consultation on options for a recast of services around Manchester to improve performance and reliability was announced by the Department for Transport and Transport for the North on January 14.

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    News

    Low-temperature Fuxing high speed train to serve Harbin

    2021-01-14T16:30:00Z

    CHINA: A winterised variant of the Fuxing China Standard high speed train family has been developed for use on 350 km/h services linking Beijing with Shenyang and Harbin in the northern province of Heilongjiang. The southernmost section of the 698·3 km Beijing – Shenyang Passenger-Dedicated ...

  • Paris RER Line B Mi79 train
    News

    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract

    2021-01-14T14:55:00Z

    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and Paris transport operator RATP have confirmed their selection of a consortium of Bombardier Transpoartion and CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 146 suburban trainsets for the jointly operated north-south RER Line B.

  • Inauguration of the railway from Aqina on the Turkmenistan border to Andkhoy in Afghanistan.
    News

    Railway opening forges ‘bonds of friendship’ between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan

    2021-01-14T14:44:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: ‘Those who thought that building a network of railways in Afghanistan was impossible need to reconsider their perspective’, said President Ashraf Ghani during the inauguration of the line from Aqina on the Turkmen border to the northern town of Andkhoy on January 14. ...

  • Koralm tunnel
    News

    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains

    2021-01-14T11:05:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains worth €240m, with a €60m firm order for an initial five to enter service by mid-2024. The trains will be used to respond to emergencies in ...

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    News

    Mota-Engil to build Niger – Nigeria link

    2021-01-14T10:59:00Z

    AFRICA: Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.

  • East Midlands Railway Class 810 Aurora impression
    Rail Business UK

    Design changes make EMR’s Aurora a new Hitachi product

    2021-01-14T10:54:00Z

    UK:  East Midlands Railway has released final details of the interiors of its future Hitachi Class 810 Aurora inter-city trainsets, which although derived from existing Class 80x designs are now being seen as a new product.

  • GWR IETs at Swindon
    Rail Business UK

    It’s right to change timetables in ‘a challenging environment’, says GWR MD Hopwood

    2021-01-14T10:00:00Z

    UK: The need to adapt timetables to cope with reduced demand as well as increased staff absences as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is creating a ‘very challenging environment’, Great Western Railway Managing Director Mark Hopwood has told Rail Business UK . ‘Normally as ...

  • Phoenix Valley Metro
    Metro Report International

    Phoenix South Central light rail grant awarded

    2021-01-14T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has approved a $529·8m funding package from the Capital Investment Grants programme for Phoenix’s Valley Metro’s $1·35bn South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub project. The 8·9 km, eight-stop light rail extension to South Mountain Village ‘will better connect Phoenix residents to jobs, ...

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    News

    ADIF to electrify Zaragoza – Teruel – Valencia route

    2021-01-14T05:54:00Z

    Photo: Javier Lopez SPAIN: ADIF has invited tenders for electrification of the single-track route from Zaragoza to Sagunt, which forms part of the Mediterranean Corridor linking ports near Valencia with the industrial hinterlands of the north. The budgeted cost of electrification ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-01-14T05:00:00Z

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

  • The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz electrification works and the subsequent transition to electric operation using a fleet of Stadler Kiss electric multiple-units.
    News

    Caltrain operating contract extended to support electrification programme

    2021-01-14T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board has awarded Herzog subsidiary TransitAmerica Services a five-year extension to its current contract to operate Caltrain commuter services, which link San Francisco with San Jose. The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz ...

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

    Temporary train service reductions aim to provide deliverable and resilient timetables

    2021-01-14T00:02:00Z

    UK: Passenger train operators are to reduce services in response to the latest coronavirus lockdown, but a different approach is being taken to last year. Service levels will be approximately 72% of pre-pandemic levels, down from the 87% operated since the government’s announcement of the latest ...

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    News

    More Île-de-France EMUs ordered

    2021-01-13T15:46:00Z

    FRANCE: Acting on behalf of Paris regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, national operator SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a firm order to supply a further three Omneo Regio 2N electric multiple-units. They are to be delivered from the end of 2023 to strengthen the Omneo Regio ...

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    Metro Report International

    Two Zhengzhou metro lines open

    2021-01-13T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: The simultaneous opening of two new lines in Zhengzhou at 11.18 on December 26 has lifted the capital of Henan province from 22nd to 12th in the country’s metro rankings, with five lines in operation totalling 206·3 route-km Running from Henan Sports Centre in the ...

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs

    2021-01-13T13:29:00Z

    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices ...

  • Final preparations are being made ahead of a nine-day project to push an 11 000 tonne curved concrete box under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington to the north of Peterborough (Photo: Network Rail Air Operations)
    Rail Business UK

    11 000 tonne Werrington dive-under tunnel to be pushed beneath the East Coast Main Line

    2021-01-13T13:24:00Z

    UK: Final preparations are being made ahead of a nine-day project to push an 11 000 tonne curved concrete box under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington to the north of Peterborough, in what Network Rail says is ‘a first for UK engineering.’ The double-track ...

  • China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets
    News

    High speed train order increased

    2021-01-13T13:08:00Z

    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was ...

  • es-Malaga station generic fotonoticia
    News

    Li-fi trialled at Málaga station

    2021-01-13T12:10:00Z

    SPAIN: As part of its Digital Stations investment programme, infrastructure manager ADIF launched trials of li-fi technology at Málaga María Zambrano station on January 12.

  • Illustrative map of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro proposal.
    Metro Report International

    Consortia to develop 'bold, innovative conceptual' Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro designs

    2021-01-13T09:00:00Z

    UK: Three groups of suppliers have been awarded contracts to develop ‘bold, innovative conceptual designs’ for the proposed Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro. Cambridgeshire Peterborough Combined Authority has a vision of a ‘flexible, convenient, innovative mass public transport solution’ which would provide the region with ‘21st ...