All Railway Gazette International articles in January 2023 – Page 7

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    Metro Report International

    Hefei metro Line 5 extended


    CHINA: A 15·5 km northern extension of Heifei metro Line 5 was inaugurated on December 26, taking the total length of the Hefei Rail Transit network to 171 route-km serving 133 stations. The opening came exactly a year after first section of Line 5 from Guiyanglu ...

  • Undergraduates can now apply for one of 30 paid placements on HS2 this summer
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 placements offer ‘great way to get invaluable industry experience’


    UK: High Speed 2 construction contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci is offering 30 eight-week paid work placements at its sites to undergraduates who live or study in the Midlands The programme, which begins in July, includes opportunities in civil engineering, quantity surveying, design engineering, project controls & ...

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    How the Right Technology Provider Prepares You for the New Era of Rail

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  • BNSF loco

    Hydrogen distribution by rail to be studied


    USA: The role of railways as consumers and transporters of hydrogen is to be studied by BNSF and Bakken Energy, which is working on the Heartland Hydrogen Hub proposal to develop a facility to produce hydrogen from natural gas. ‘Railways could play a critical role in ...

  • Installation of catenary and contact wires through a tunnel on the approach to San Francisco.

    Federal funding to support Caltrain electrification


    USA: Bay Area commuter rail operator Caltrain has been allocated a further $43m in federal funding for its ongoing electrification programme. Work on the project to install 25 kV 60 Hz overhead line equipment between San Francisco and San Jose is well advanced, and the first ...

  • Lleida - Figueres line (Photo Thales)

    Thales to maintain signalling on ‘demanding’ section of high speed line


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded Thales a contract to maintain signalling and traffic management systems on the Lleida – Barcelona Sants – Figueras section of the Madrid – Figueras high speed line. Thales said the reliability requirements and traffic density on this route, ...

  • Shenzhen metro Line 16 (2)
    Metro Report International

    Automated Line 16 serves Shenzhen’s eastern suburbs


    CHINA: Shenzhen metro’s fully automated Line 16 was opened for revenue service on December 28, serving Pingshan, Tianzin and Shenzhen Technical University to the east of the expanding conurbation. Also known as the Longping Line, the 29·2 km route with 24 stations starts from an interchange ...

  • EMR Class 170 DMU (Photo: EMR)
    Rail Business UK

    Asking passengers what they want from train interiors


    UK: A report into what passengers want from train interiors has been produced to help inform the proposed refurbishment of Turbostar diesel multiple-units. Built by Bombardier Transportation from the late 1990s, the units are widely deployed by various train operators on regional services across the British ...

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    C-Series EMU on test in Perth


    AUSTRALIA: The first of the C-Series electric multiple-units which Alstom is supplying for the Perth suburban network has begun initial overnight testing on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Montenegro train

    EBRD finances maintenance equipment replacement


    MONTENEGRO: Infrastructure manager ŽICG and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development have signed a €11m loan agreement to finance the purchase of modern maintenance equipment to replace obsolete and energy-inefficient machinery by 2025. The financing will also support ŽICG in improving corporate governance and developing ...

  • Moscow Metro Moskva-2020 metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin) (1)
    Metro Report International

    Moskva orders 500 metro cars for delivery in 2024-25


    RUSSIA: Moskva Metro has extended Transmashholding’s contract to supply Moskva-2020 trainsets, with a further 500 cars to be delivered in 2024-25. This takes the total orders placed to more than 1 800 cars since 2020, and the metro expects to take delivery of 300 Moskva-2020 cars ...

  • TSSA union picket pack
    Rail Business UK

    TSSA union proposes merger with GMB


    UK: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union has announced a proposal to merge with its counterpart GMB. In a joint statement on January 10, the two unions said that in response to falling membership levels and financial shortfalls, TSSA had contacted GMB to seek a ...

  • Huron Central Railway

    Huron Central Railway infrastructure funding announced


    CANADA: Funding has been announced for infrastructure life extension works to support Huron Central Railway in sustaining a viable freight service on the 280 km line between Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury.

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    Rail Business UK

    Three Bridges ROC automated route setting commissioned


    UK: Network Rail, Siemens Mobility and Hitachi Information Control Systems commissioned automated route setting at the Three Bridges Rail Operations Centre during December. ‘We are excited to confirm this next step of technology development which will improve train performance by automating route regulation for signallers, reducing ...

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    In depth

    Track Technology: Modular elements could offer cheaper and more flexible slab trackform


    Field trials are expected to start near Marseille in the coming months of a lower-cost modular slab trackform developed by Systra and construction group Stradal as a potential replacement for conventional ballasted track. Technical consultant Jean-Claude Zabée explains the concept to Nick Kingsley.

  • St Pancras station strike sign

    Rail sector responds to bill to require minimum service levels during strikes


    UK: The rail sector has responded to the government’s introduction to Parliament on January 10 of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, which would require the provision of minimum levels of public services in various sectors during industrial disputes. A bill covering the transport sector had ...

  • Marcopolo Prosper VLT DMU impression

    Marcopolo Rail to supply DMUs to rebuilt Chilean narrow-gauge line


    CHILE: National operator EFE Trenes de Chile has signed a contract for Marcopolo Rail to supply three two-car Prosper VLT diesel multiple-units for the recently modernised metre-gauge Talca – Constitución line. Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo announced at the NT Expo trade fair in São Paulo in ...

  • Procurement of electric trains and service enhancements which aim to more than double ridership are included in an operating agreement signed by LTG Link.

    Fleet renewal and ridership doubling planned in Lithuanian passenger rail contract


    LITHUANIA: Procurement of electric trains and service enhancements which aim to more than double ridership are included in a long-term operating agreement signed by the Ministry of Transport & Communications and the national railway’s passenger division LTG Link. The public service obligation operating agreement running for ...

    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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