All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2021 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

  • jp-station gate line-sen chan
    In depth

    Policy: Passenger rail in the age of coronavirus

    2021-01-13T07:13:00Z

    The rail sector continues to grapple with the implications of a drastic drop in ridership and the need to deploy extensive Covid-19 mitigation measures. However, the passenger experience is not uniform around the world: Mike Bent presents a snapshot of reports from Japan, Spain and Poland.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-01-13T05:00:00Z

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

  • Containers moving through the Port of Melbourne
    News

    Dual-gauge freight connection funded

    2021-01-13T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne. ...

  • Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad
    News

    Cathcart Rail ‘in growth mode’ with two US acquisitions announced

    2021-01-12T12:00:00Z

    USA: Freight industry group Cathcart Rail has announced the purchase of two wagon repair businesses, and says it is ‘currently in growth mode’ and actively seeking further acquisitions as well as partnerships with short lines. Founded in 2015 by Thomas Cathcart and ...

  • Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives
    News

    Vysus supports IORE heavy haul locomotive refurbishment programme

    2021-01-12T11:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Vysus Group is providing engineering, risk management and regulatory approval services to support mining group LKAB in the modernisation of 18 Adtranz/Bombardier IORE heavy haul electric locomotives which are used to haul iron ore from the Malmfälten mining area to the ports of Luleå and Narvik. ...

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    In depth

    Interview: Stabilising CP to face the future

    2021-01-12T11:15:00Z

    With new rolling stock on order and proposals for a national investment programme taking shape, Portuguese national operator CP has been taking steps to revitalise its business, as President Nuno Freitas explains to André Pires.

  • ITK_Logo_144x96
    Organisations

    ITK Engineering GmbH

    Software and systems engineering: modular software architectures, predictive maintenance, cyber security, distributed acoustic sensing

  • tw-kaohsiung-light-rail-x05-alstom
    Metro Report International

    Kaohsiung LRT extended as Citadis X05 trams enter service

    2021-01-12T11:13:00Z

    TAIWAN: Two more sections of the 22·1 km circular light rail line under construction in Kaohsiung were opened for passenger service on January 12, increasing the operational length to 12·8 km and adding a further nine stops. Intended to form a complete loop around the city ...

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    News

    High speed network reaches Ningxia

    2021-01-12T10:17:00Z

    CHINA: High speed trains have begun serving the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China, following the inauguration of the 617 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Yinchuan and Xi’an . Under construction since 2015, the 18-station line has been built at a total cost of 80·5bn ...

  • gb SAS13 railway bridge replacement
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards £52m Birmingham bridge replacement contract

    2021-01-12T09:30:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Skanska a £52m contract to replace bridge SAS13 which takes the Stechford – Aston line across the Birmingham – Derby route to the east of Birmingham city centre. The contract has been awarded as part of Skanska’s work under the Infrastructure ...

  • LTG Cargo has established a Ukrainian subsidiary in support of its international development strategy.
    News

    Lithuanian freight operator establishes Ukrainian subsidiary

    2021-01-12T08:57:00Z

    UKRAINE: The Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Ukrainian subsidiary in support of its international development strategy. LTG Cargo Ukraine will initially offer rolling stock leasing, freight forwarding and other transport services, with the longer term objective of operating international trains to ...

  • Croydon tram
    Rail Business UK

    Route map to help light rail promoters understand the project development process

    2021-01-12T06:00:00Z

    UK: Industry association UK Tram has published a ‘route map’ to help the promoters of light rail schemes understand and progress through the planning process. The 25-page document draws on UKTram’s experience from across the light rail sector to provide a step-by-step guide to help project ...

  • Taiyuan (Photo: Chasecaicai13/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Driverless line opening marks launch of Taiyuan metro network

    2021-01-12T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Taiyuan, the provincial capital of Shanxi with 4·3 million inhabitants, became the latest addition to the Chinese metro club when it opened its first line on December 26. Designed for fully automatic operation to GoA4, the 23·7 km Line 2 runs from Jiancaoping in the ...

  • UWC wagons in Guinea
    News

    Partnership to supply ‘world class’ wagons for African railways

    2021-01-12T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: Russian rolling stock manufacturers Tranmsmashholding and United Wagon Co have agreed to work together to supply ‘world class’ wagons and components to customers across Africa. The agreement announced in December aims to combine UWC’s expertise in the wagon sector with TMH Group’s global reach and ...

  • A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service.
    Metro Report International

    Tram-train project knowledge shared through learning hub

    2021-01-11T16:11:00Z

    UK: A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service. After a prolonged development process, the pilot tram-train service linking Sheffield and Rotherham using the Supertram network and a Network ...

  • tz-mwanza-isaka-impression-trc
    News

    Chinese companies awarded Mwanza – Isaka standard gauge contract

    2021-01-11T14:50:00Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railway Corp has signed contracts for two Chinese construction companies to build Stage 5 of the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network, covering the 249 km from the dry port at Isaka to Mwanza on Lake Victoria.

  • in-ecor-priority-freight-train
    News

    Rs38tr investment envisaged in National Rail Plan

    2021-01-11T14:25:00Z

    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has begun consultation on its National Rail Plan, intended to shape the evolution of Indian Railways up to 2050.

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    In depth

    France: Government acts to lift freight from last year’s nadir

    2021-01-11T13:08:00Z

    A promise by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari to help turn round France’s rail freight business was warmly welcomed, but it still falls short of what is needed to meet Europe’s climate change objectives. Murray Hughes reports from the 10th OFP freight seminar.

  • Freight train in Mongolia.
    News

    UWC to supply first 25 tonne axleload wagons to Mongolia

    2021-01-11T11:41:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 810 high capacity open wagons which will be used to carry coal from the Tavan Tolgoi deposit in southern Mongolia for export to China. The Russian manufacturer said these would be the first ...

  • ru PK TS Corsair tram delivered to Kaliningrad
    Metro Report International

    Corsair narrow gauge tram delivered to Kaliningrad

    2021-01-11T09:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS’s first Type 71-921 Corsair tram has been delivered to Kaliningrad for testing on the city’s metre gauge network. The St Petersburg based manufacturer has designed the 2 300 mm wide articulated four-axle Corsair to meet the requirements of older ...