All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020

All articles published this month.

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    Bombardier Transportation to cut Thunder Bay workforce


    CANADA: Bombardier Transportation has announced plans to reduce the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant in Ontario by 125 people by mid-October, and potentially by 75 more next March. ‘Unfortunately, we find ourselves unable to sustain current workforce levels’, the company said. ‘During the last 19 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Virtual reality based training for tram drivers


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority and metro and tram operator Serco are using virtual reality during the training of tram drivers. ‘Introducing cutting-edge technologies avails trainee drivers of interactive experiences and opportunities’, said Hassan Mohammad Al Mutawa, Director of Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency. ...

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    Pantograph & Catenary dynamic simulation package launched


    ELECTRIFICATION: Ricardo Rail has launched the Ricardo Pantograph Catenary modelling and simulation package, which is intended to help to optimise the design of electrification systems and reduce development costs by allowing engineers to simulate the full motion behaviour of designs at an early stage in ...

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    MÁV-Start coach modernisation contract awarded


    HUNGARY: Passenger operator MÁV-Start has awarded TMH Hungary’s Dunakeszi plant a €90m contract to undertake heavy maintenance and modernisation of 403 coaches over four years. These comprise 263 vehicles currently operated on domestic services and 140 used on international routes. The scope of the project ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
    Metro Report International

    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains


    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

    Rail Business UK

    BCM Construction management buyout completed


    UK: A management buyout has been completed at rail and transport contractor BCM Construction, with founder Hugh McGarry and Finance Director Terry Sullivan selling the majority of their equity to the remaining management team members and retiring from active involvement. The deal includes associated companies Construction ...

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    Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation cleared by European Commission


    INDUSTRY: Alstom’s proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation was approved by the European Commission on July 31, subject to full compliance with a number of commitments offered by Alstom. ‘Thanks to the comprehensive remedies offered to solve the competition concerns in the areas of very high speed, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ONS reclassifies Train Operating Companies as public non-financial corporations


    UK: Train Operating Companies which are operating under Emergency Measures Agreements with the UK and Scottish governments have been reclassified as public non-financial corporations, the Office for National Statistics announced on July 31. The reclassification, which is backdated to April 1, is a statistical matter which ...

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    Metro Report International

    List of coronavirus products for public transport operators published


    USA: A list of sources of products to help the public transport sector respond to and recover from the coronavirus crisis has been compiled by the American Public Transportation Association and the Community Transportation Association of America. The Covid-19 Recovery Vendor List for Public Transportation provides ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains announces date for service restart


    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has announced plans to restart its East Yorkshire to London inter-city services during August. As a non-franchised operator Hull Trains must survive on a purely commercial basis. It did not qualify for the emergency support which the Department of Transport ...

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    Rail Business UK

    SWR highlights Fawley branch passenger proposal


    UK: South Western Railway ran a ‘fact-finding’ train on July 28 to highlight the proposals to reintroduce a passenger service on the 13 km branch from Totton near Southampton to Fawley. This follows Hampshire County Council’s successful bid for funding from the Department for Transport’s ...

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    Indian Railways unveils ‘post-Covid coach’


    RCF coach INDIA: The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has rolled out its first ‘post-Covid coach’, incorporating what Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said were ‘significant design improvements for post-Covid travel’ The vehicle incorporates a range of ‘hands-free’ features including ...

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    American Industrial Transport brand launched


    USA: American Railcar Industries has been renamed American Industrial Transport, as part of its strategy of focusing on leasing and repair activities following the sale of its wagon and components manufacturing business to The Greenbrier Companies last year. It will also been known by its wagon ...

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    Level crossing inspection trial


    USA: Railway Internet-of-Things developer Wi-Tronix has been awarded a grant to test the use of AI-aided machine vision for the automated inspection of level crossing equipment. Wi-Tronix is to evaluate the ability of locomotive-mounted forward-facing cameras to detect and analyse level crossing equipment such as lights ...

  • The Flirt Akku is a version of Stadler's Flirt family of electric multiple-units which is equipped with a battery to permit operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified routes.

    Batteries beat hydrogen on cost and efficiency, VDE study shows


    GERMANY: A study of climate-neutral traction technology by VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic Information Technologies, has concluded that over a 30-year life-cycle battery-powered multiple-units are substantially cheaper and more efficient than those powered by hydrogen. The study published on July 21 concludes that ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 contractor mandates active hearing protection with integrated noise monitoring


    UK: Following trials with ear defenders developed by Eave as part of the HS2 Innovation programme, the Costain-Skanska joint venture is to mandate the use of active hearing protection with integrated noise monitoring across its HS2 sites from September 1. Unlike passive protection, the headsets allow ...

  • TfL Image - Station poster Stay 6 steps apart on escalators 2
    Metro Report International

    Second review of Transport for London’s financial options announced


    UK: The Transport for London board chaired by Mayor Sadiq Khan has commissioned an independent review of Transport for London’s long-term funding and financing options. This will be carried out in parallel with a previously-announced review of TfL financing which is being undertaken by the Department for ...

  • gb Croydon Tramlink Therapia Lane coronavirus poster
    Rail Business UK

    Inquiry to consider implications of the pandemic for public transport


    UK: The longer-term implications of the coronavirus pandemic for public transport are to be examined by the House of Commons’ Transport Select Committee, which has called for written evidence on the extent that the pandemic ‘could, and should’, be used as an opportunity to influence how people ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rolling stock cable launched


    CABLE: SAB Bröckskes has introduced the SAB RailLine 560 cable for use in applications including rolling stock door control systems, jumper cables or bogies and wheelset monitoring sensors. The halogen-free cable offers flame protection and non-toxic characteristics. It is able to withstand outdoor use and is ...