All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2015 – Page 2

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    New York CBTC contracts approved


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved two contracts for the installation of communications-based train control on the Queens Boulevard Line of the New York Subway. The two 67-month contracts are for Siemens Industry Inc ($156·2m) and Thales Transport & Security ($49·6m), currently the only two suppliers qualified ...

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    Luxembourg tram operation assistance contract


    LUXEMBOURG: Project promoter Luxtram has awarded a consortium of Transdev, Transamo and Nantes public transport operator Semitan a three-year contract for operation assistance of the future light rail line in the city of Luxembourg. The first section, between Pont Rouge and Luxexpo, is planned to open in September 2017, ...

  • Map of the proposed DIKKM railway linking Tanzania., Burundi and Rwanda.

    Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway


    AFRICA: Expressions of interest in a contract to finance, design, build, operate and maintain a 1661 km railway linking the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with Burundi and Rwanda have been invited by the three countries. Known as the DIKKM railway from the initials of the main places ...

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    Station naming deals announced


    MALAYSIA: The first three sponsors for Kuala Lumpur’s Station Naming Rights Programme have been announced. AirAsia, Bank Rakyat and Suez Capital will each brand one station from August. The programme, intended to provide non-fare revenue to transport agency Prasarana, is being undertaken by advertising agency Big Tree Outdoor and ...

  • Hitachi’s Tranista Traffic Management technology is to be installed on the Thameslink corridor through London.

    Thameslink Traffic Management contract signed


    UK: The ability to plan and replan train movements in real time is at the heart of a contract for Traffic Management systems signed by Hitachi Rail Europe and Network Rail in London on July 27. Valued at £24m, the contract covers the installation of Hitachi’s Tranista Traffic Management technology ...

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    Wabtec to buy Faiveley Transport for US$1·8bn


    FRANCE: On July 27 Wabtec Corp announced plans to acquire Faiveley Transport in a deal which would ‘create one of the world’s largest public rail equipment companies’, with revenues of US$4·5bn and a presence in ‘all key freight rail and passenger transit geographies worldwide.’ Shareholders owning 51% of Faiveley Transport ...

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    Monopolies Commission calls for DB unbundling and privatisation


    GERMANY: The Monopolies Commission calls for the unbundling of Deutsche Bahn’s infrastructure and operating activities and the sale of its train operating business units to private owners in its fifth biennial report on the railway market. In Railway 2015: Competition policy off track?, the Commission argues that DB’s integrated ...

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    Chinese containers reach Rotterdam by rail


    NETHERLANDS: The first train carrying containers from China arrived at the Rail Service Centre freight terminal in the Port of Rotterdam on July 23, having left Kunming on July 5. Further services are planned to arrive during August and September. The 80 containers were routed via the Zabaykalsk border crossing ...

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    Chengdu metro Line 1 extension open


    CHINA: A 5·4 km extension of Chengdu metro Line 1 officially began trial operation on July 25. The southern extension runs underground from Century City to Guangdou with four intermediate stations. Line 1 opened in September 2010 and with the extension is now 23·9 km long. Services run from ...

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    Arkady Dvorkovich


    Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has been appointed Chairman of RZD.

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    La Caisse to study Montréal transport proposals


    CANADA: Two public transport projects in Montréal will be the first proposals studied by the CDPQ Infra subsidiary of public pension and insurance investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec which has been established to develop infrastructure projects suggested by the provincial government. The government would set the ...

  • EFE's MerMec Roger 600 inspection vehicle.

    MerMec inspection vehicle delivered


    CHILE: MerMec has supplied EFE with a customised Roger 600 self-propelled vehicle incorporating integrated track measurement systems which it says will cut the time required for certain inspection activities from two weeks to 1 h. The 18 m steel-bodied Maquina Registradora de Vía car is equipped to measure track and ...

  • United Wagon Co’s prototype Type 13-6852 timber wagon is currently undergoing certification tests.

    High capacity log wagon lease signed


    RUSSIA: Eurosib SPb-Transport Systems has signed an agreement to lease up to 1 000 log wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant. The Type 13-6852 wagon ‘is unique in its technical and economic features for the Russian market,’ UWC Deputy CEO for Strategic Sales ...

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    Seattle selects light rail extension option


    USA: Seattle’s Sound Transit announced on July 23 that it had identified a preferred option to extend the light rail line to Federal Way. The southern extension would run from the future Angle Lake stop, along the west side of the I-5 motorway to the Federal Way Transit Center. ...

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    Istanbul calls metro car tender


    TURKEY: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has called tenders for 75 four-car trainsets to operate on the future Line M7 of the Istanbul metro. The first tranche of deliveries would take place up to 42 months after the contract signing. Two trainsets are to be delivered 22 months after signing, with ...

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    Hendy heads to NR


    Sir Peter Hendy, who had served as Commissioner of Transport for London since February 2006, took over as Chairman of UK infrastructure manager Network Rail on July 17, replacing Prof Richard Parry-Jones. Former Eurostar Chairman Richard Brown has been appointed as Special Director, and will report directly to Secretary of ...

  • DFCCIL has awarded the AIL-ATSA joint venture the railway systems contract for the Bhaupur (Kanpur) - Khurja section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.

    Eastern DFC railway systems contract awarded


    INDIA: Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp of India Ltd has awarded the railway systems contract for the 343 km Bhaupur (Kanpur) – Khurja section of the 1 840 km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor to the AIL-ATSA joint venture of Alstom companies. This design-and-build lump sum contract announced on July 23 ...

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    Osaka Monorail extension planned


    JAPAN: Plans to extend the 28 km Osaka Monorail were announced by Governor of Osaka Prefecture Ichiro Matsui on July 22. The 9 km extension from the southern terminus at Kadoma-shi would add four stations. Interchange would be provided at Kadoma-minami with the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi metro line, at Konoikeshinden ...

  • The European Commission has approved the financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link.

    European Commission approves Fehmarn Belt financing model


    EUROPE: Denmark’s proposed model for public financing of the planning, construction and operation of the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compliant with EU state aid rules, the European Commission announced on July 23. The Commission decided that it did not need to ascertain whether public financing ...

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    India invests to boost coal haulage


    INDIA: The Ministry of Coal plans to invest in 60 new railway lines and buy 200 rakes of wagons, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup announced in New Delhi on July 15. State-owned Coal India Ltd is expected to increase annual production from 494 million tonnes to 1 billion tonnes by ...