All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • es-first Avril leaves factory-Navarro
    News

    First series-built Talgo Avril breaks cover ahead of test programme

    2020-07-25T10:06:00Z

    Photos: Mariano Álvaro Navarro RENFE’s first S106 Avril trainset passes through Getafe in the southern suburbs of Madrid on the morning of July 24. SPAIN: The first series-produced Avril high speed trainset ordered by RENFE left Talgo’s Rivabellosa factory overnight on July 23-24 to be ...

  • Pajares Tunnel (Alstom)
    News

    Pajares tunnel safety systems contract awarded

    2020-07-25T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Alstom (35%), Indra (35%) and Constructora San Jose (30%) a €53m contract to supply safety and security systems for 12 tunnels on the 49·7 km Pajares New Line which is under construction between La Robla ...

  • RGH20C2 - EU Grinder
    News

    Harsco wins first Hungarian rail grinder contract

    2020-07-24T14:34:00Z

    HUNGARY: The MÁV FKG Kft-t maintenance subsidiary of the national infrastructure manager has awarded Harsco Rail a US$10·3m contract with to supply a 20-stone rail grinder. The manufacturer said this was the first grinder to be ordered by the Hungarian national railway, and its first contract ...

  • cn-Luoyang metro Line 1 train
    Metro Report International

    ‘Spirit of the Silk Road’ on first Luoyang metro train

    2020-07-24T10:01:00Z

    CHINA: Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co has unveiled the first locally-produced trainset for the future Luoyang metro Line 1. The manufacturer said the styling draws on the ancient city’s culture, with elements inspired by ‘blooming peonies and fluttering ribbons’ demonstrating ‘the inheritance of the spirit of ...

  • The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m.
    News

    Financing for 135 hybrid trainsets agreed

    2020-07-24T08:48:00Z

    ITALY: The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m. The three-car and four-car units are to be used in regions including Calabria, Lazio, Molise, Toscana ...

  • tn_it-trenitalia-etr1000-cab-interior-NK_02.jpg
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Uber-Phone
    Metro Report International

    Uber Transit Ticketing aims to make public transport visible and accessible

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Uber Transit Ticketing has been rolled out across 13 public transport agencies in Ohio and Kentucky, enabling passengers to plan journeys and buy tickets using the taxi booking company’s app. This integration has previously been available in individual cities including Denver and Las Vegas, but ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street station impression (2)
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd implements Project Bank Accounts

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    UK: Following a successful trial on two enabling works contracts, HS2 Ltd has approved the use of Project Bank Accounts across existing and future contracts for construction of the first phase of the high speed line. PBAs are designed to provide speedier payments and greater transparency ...

  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
    Metro Report International

    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

  • Wagons in a freight yard at Halle
    News

    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

  • pt-Cascais line EMU Pires
    News

    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade

    2020-07-23T08:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

  • pl Torun tram Pesa MZK w Toruniu
    Metro Report International

    Toruń tram contract awarded

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Toruń city transport operator MZK w Toruniu has formally accepted 46·4m złoty tender from sole bidder Pesa Bydgoszcz for a contract to supply five trams. The five-section metre-gauge 100% low-floor trams from the manufacturer’s Swing family are scheduled to be delivered within 24 months.

  • The allocation of £589m to ‘kickstart’ the enhancement of the trans-Pennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps
    Rail Business UK

    £589m to ‘kickstart’ Transpennine Route Upgrade

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: The allocation of £589m to ‘kickstart’ the enhancement of the trans-Pennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on July 23, along with details of a Northern Transport Acceleration Council which is to be formed ...

  • CAG_LNER_Newcastle-029-scaled
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-07-23T03:00:00Z

    LNER is selling reusable face masks with designs inspired by the cities of Edinburgh, London and Newcastle. They cost £13·50, with proceeds going to the operator’s chosen charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. The 10 bridges on Network Rail’s Anglia ...

  • National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios.
    News

    Path to FRMCS in Norske Tog cab radio framework contract

    2020-07-22T13:19:00Z

    NORWAY: National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios. This aims to resolve issues with equipment obsolescence and interference from public 4G mobile network operators. There is an option to ...

  • fr-grand-est-nancy-vittel-rehabilitation
    News

    Grand Est to pilot revitalisation of France’s rural branch lines

    2020-07-22T12:02:00Z

    FRANCE: The Grand Est region has invited tenders for a 22-year concession to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the Nancy – Mirecourt – Vittel – Contrexéville line in Lorraine.

  • Alstom said the resulting units would be designated Class 600, the first class in the 6xx number series which is to be used for vehicles using hydrogen and other alternative forms of traction.
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom Breeze hydrogen train designated Class 600

    2020-07-22T11:16:00Z

    UK: Alstom and leasing company Eversholt Rail are to invest a further £1m to ‘fast track’ development of the Breeze hydrogen multiple-unit concept, and envisage that the first production trains could be in service in 2024. The Breeze concept involves fitting fuel cells to surplus Eversholt-owned ...

  • us Phoenix Metrocenter Station impression
    Metro Report International

    Phoenix light rail extension contract approved

    2020-07-22T11:00:00Z

    USA: The award of a contract for a joint venture of Kiewit and McCarthy to build Phase II of the northwest light rail extension in Phoenix was approved by the Valley Metro Rail board on July 16. Utility relocation is expected to begin in August, with ...

  • gb Artist impression of Birmingham University Station
    Rail Business UK

    Birmingham University station upgrade funding confirmed

    2020-07-22T08:08:00Z

    UK: The Department of Transport announced £12m of funding for the £56m project to rebuild University station in Birmingham on July 22. It is the seventh busiest station on the West Midlands Trains network, serving the fourth largest university in the UK, nearby schools and the ...

  • us Dallas Silver Line rail deliveries
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-07-22T05:00:00Z

    Urban transport news from around the world