All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020

All articles published this month.

  • gb TfW social distaince label
    Rail Business UK

    Face coverings to be compulsory on trains in Wales

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government has announced that three-layer face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in Wales from July 27. Face coverings are already mandatory on trains in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Speaking at the daily Welsh Government coronavirus briefing, First Minister Mark ...

  • se vy-tag-night-train2
    News

    Night train fleet maintenance contract awarded

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to continue to maintain 12 locomotives and 75 coaches used on the Stockholm – Luleå – Narvik overnight services which are due to transfer from SJ to Vy Tåg with the start of a new operating contract in December. ...

  • Rathaus station on Köln light rail Line 5.
    Urban news

    €600m settlement ends legal action over Köln tunnel collapse

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The city of Köln, transport operator KVB and construction consortium Nord-Süd-Stadtbahn Köln Los Süd have reached an out-of-court agreement to settle legal claims arising from the collapse of the city archive building during construction of the north-south Stadtbahn tunnel. Two people in neighbouring buildings were ...

  • RDC’s twice-weekly Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress launched on July 4
    News

    Independent operators raise night train competition concerns

    2020-07-13T15:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Private open access operators RegioJet and RDC have seen higher than expected demand for the overnight services they launched this month, and Snälltåget has set out plans for expansion. However, the ALLRAIL association of independent passenger operators has expressed concern that incumbent state railways may come ...

  • Waterloo 5 - 26 March
    Rail Business UK

    Renationalisation mooted as government exerts greater control over TOCs

    2020-07-13T13:55:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is looking to ‘reset’ its approach to railway operations and funding with the introduction of 18-month Emergency Remedial Measures Agreements in September to replace the current Emergency Measures Agreements, according to senior rail sector insiders.

  • us Los Angeles Gold Line Foothills San Dimas station impression
    Urban news

    Foothill Gold Line extension construction begins

    2020-07-13T13:53:00Z

    USA: Major construction work on the 14·6 km Foothill Gold Line extension of Los Angeles’ L Line light rail route was launched on July 10. The extension from APU/Citrus College to Pomona is scheduled for completion in 2025, adding four stops in Glendora, San Dimas, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Messaging rethink urged as rail faces slow recovery

    2020-07-13T13:25:00Z

    UK: Rail industry insiders are urging a rethink of government messaging to avoid using public transport, amid suggestions that a recovery of rail traffic to pre-Covid levels may not be achieved within two years.

  • pl Newag contract
    News

    Impuls EMU order signed

    2020-07-13T12:42:00Z

    POLAND: Małopolska voivodship has signed a contract for Newag to supply seven four-car Impuls 2 electric multiple-units, and provide five years of maintenance services as well as documentation and staff training. The first two EMUs are to be delivered within 16 months and the last vehicle ...

  • it Hupac
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    News from the global rail freight sector

  • Moovit_app_shot_4
    Urban news

    ‘Look, book and pay’ integration

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Fare payment technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and Intel’s journey planner development business Moovit are to co-operate to develop ‘look, book and pay’ technology for multi-modal journeys. The project builds on a partnership announced in January to integrate Moovit’s Mobility-as-a-Service APIs with Cubic’s Traveler app. ...

  • gb Network Rail opens £14million facility in Doncaster after major expansion project
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail opens £14m depot in Doncaster

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has opened a £14m depot in Doncaster where almost 600 people will be based. Mallard House, named after the steam locomotive, features gender neutral toilets and changing rooms as well as lifts for accessibility. Rob McIntosh, Managing Director for Network Rail’s Eastern ...

  • Hauler
    News

    Locomotives exported from the USA to Peru

    2020-07-12T05:00:00Z

    PERU: Logistics company Dachser has delivered two 180 tonne diesel locomotives to Lima from the Port of Houston in the USA. ‘Managing all the steps of this type of heavy-lift cargo project can be quite challenging; however, Dachser was able to ...

  • jp freight train Mike Bent
    News

    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment

    2020-07-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mike Bent JAPAN: JR Freight is to equip its fleet of 7 383 container wagons with a braking status monitoring system. This aims to eliminate the time-consuming need for staff to walk the length of every train and visually inspect each set of brakes ...

  • Dow plant at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
    News

    Watco to acquire rail assets at six Dow sites

    2020-07-10T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Chemical producer Dow has signed a definitive agreement to sell the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six of its US and Canadian sites to shortline group Watco. This includes all Dow-owned tracks and associated infrastructure at the Plaquemine and St Charles sites ...

  • LTG Cargo locomotive
    News

    Lithuanian freight operator launches Polish business

    2020-07-10T11:12:00Z

    POLAND: The Lithuanian state railway group’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Polish subsidiary to support its international expansion plans and is negotiating a joint venture with PKP Cargo to operate cross-border intermodal services. LTG Cargo Polska was granted a safety certificate by Polish authority ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
    Urban news

    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed

    2020-07-10T10:42:00Z

    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

  • gb Wallington station GTR coronavirus posters
    Rail Business UK

    ONS reviews sector classification of Train Operating Companies

    2020-07-10T10:15:00Z

    UK: The Office for National Statistics is assessing whether the government’s Emergency Measures Agreements mean Train Operating Companies’ debts should be included on the national balance sheet. The result of the review of the sector classification of TOCs will be announced as soon as possible, ONS ...

  • tn_au-CBH-grain-train-Yillimining-wiki.jpg
    News

    Western Australia rail investment targets agriculture sector

    2020-07-10T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A package of infrastructure enhancements has been put forward by the Western Australia state government in a bid to attract more agricultural traffic onto rail.

  • voestalpine turnout
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    Voestalpine Railway Systems ’ Spanish subsidiary JEZ has acquired a share in a turnout assembly plant near Buenos Aires, saying this would help to significantly increase the group’s competitiveness in the Argentinean market. VTG AG has acquired the Želos ...

  • Eurostar
    News

    Eurostar looks to cut costs with reduced hours and part-time working

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar is looking to reduce its payroll costs through the introduction of reduced hours and more part-time working ‘wherever possible throughout 2021’, in a move which the cross-Channel high speed operator said was intended to protect jobs at a time when ‘the impact of Covid-19 has ...