All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • SWR Class 442
    Rail Business UK

    Class 442 panel contract awarded


    UK: South Western Railway has awarded DB ESG a turnkey contract for the design, approval, supply, installation and testing of 36 drivers’ desk panels for 18 Class 442 EMUs. The panels are required for the re-tractioning of the units, which will involve considerable alterations to the ...

  • rs Beograd metro (2)
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro feasibility study commissioned


    SERBIA: A contract has been signed for Egis Group to undertake a feasibility study for the proposed metro network in Beograd. The 18-month study will be funded by the French government. ‘The metro is one of the most ambitious projects we are ...

  • UrbanThings suite
    Metro Report International

    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development


    UK: UrbanThings has raised a further £455 000 to support the development of its travel information, ticketing and customer insight platform, taking the total to £1·5m. ‘This fundraise will allow us to accelerate the development of our demand-responsive transit and smart mobility platform allowing transport operators ...

  • ca-vancouver-broadway-extension-map
    Metro Report International

    Acciona consortium to build Vancouver SkyTrain extension


    CANADA: British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has selected an Acciona-led consortium as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver.

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    NJ Transit orders more electro-diesel locomotives


    USA: A $70·5m order for a further eight Bombardier Transportation ALP45-DP electro-diesel locomotives was approved by the New Jersey Transit board on July 15. They are scheduled to be delivered from 2022, taking the commuter operator’s ALP45-DP fleet to 60 locos. They can operate at 200 ...

  • fr-ter-pays-de-la-loire-regiolis-nantes

    Pays de la Loire launches regional rail and tram-train tenders


    FRANCE: Operation of the Nantes – Châteaubriant tram-train route and regional rail services in western France is to be competitively tendered, the Pays de la Loire regional government confirmed on July 17.

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    RailLog Korea

    16 - 19 June 2021
    Busan, South Korea

  • The government is to review the financial structure of Transport for London (Photo: TfL)
    Metro Report International

    Government sets out details of Transport for London financial review


    UK: Cost efficiencies, workforce modernisation, alternative potential operating models and ‘exploring the feasibility of extending driverless operation from the Docklands Light Railway to other lines which are already automatic’ are to be considered by a government review into the financial structure of Transport for London. ...

  • Waterloo LED screen - hi res
    Rail Business UK

    High-definition information screen on test at London Waterloo


    UK: Network Rail and South Western Railway are testing a 3 m wide and 1·5 m high full-colour high-definition passenger information display screen supplied by Infotec at London Waterloo station. Network Rail said this was the first time that a full colour LED display had been ...

  • sg- jurong line train artist exterior
    Metro Report International

    Singapore CBTC, screen-door, telecom and construction contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: The award of a further four contracts for construction of the Jurong Region Line automated metro was announced by Land Transport Authority on July 17. A S$320·4m contract covering the design and construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan ...

  • sa SAR contract signing (2)

    Saudi Railway Co signs 25-year freight agreement


    SAUDI ARABIA: Sadara Chemical Co has signed a 25-year contract to use Saudi Railway Co as its primary means of transporting solid and liquid products as well as containers. The agreement covers the operation of two trains a day from the Sadara Chemical Campus to King ...

  • ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee.

    Estonia’s ‘ambitious’ rail investment plan gets underway


    ESTONIA: ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee, on July 16. A contract has been awarded for ...

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    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects


    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE and Barcelona urban transport undertaking TMB have signed an agreement to co-operate to provide consultancy and management services worldwide. This would include feasibility study, design and evaluation, staff training and operating services. The companies said they each have considerable international experience. ...

  • ZAGRO road-rail Unimog U 423
    Metro Report International

    Mauritius light rail road-rail fleet delivered


    MAURITIUS: Road-rail vehicle specialist Zagro has supplied four Unimog U423 road-rail vehicles for the Mauritius Metro Express light rail line. Two are equipped for use by the line’s maintenance staff, and two for rescuing the line’s CAF Urbos light rail vehicles. ...

  • eu RegioJet Astra coach interior (1)

    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

  • Medway loco

    World rail freight news round-up


    Source: Pablo Solana Portugal’s Medway Transport Logistics has acquired a Class 269 semi-permanently coupled twin-unit locomotive for use between Madrid and València in Spain where it current operates Euro 4000 diesel locos. Loco 269.355 dates from 1984, and after being withdrawn by ...

  • GTR coronavirus sign
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Supply Group’s Coronavirus Taskforce sets out path to recovery


    UK: The Rail Supply Group’s Coronavirus Taskforce has published its report setting out actions needed to support the recovery of the supply chain from the effects of the pandemic. Having been tasked by the government with drawing up a recovery plan for the rail sector, RSG commissioned an independent ...

  • 28477_Emerson Air Dryer

    Compressed air dryers designed to quadruple maintenance intervals


    AIR DRYER: Emerson has introduced two compressed air dryers which are designed to extend maintenance intervals, minimise downtime and reduce energy costs in rail applications such as brakes and door controls. The company said typical air dryers have an average servicing interval of less than two ...

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    Freight by passenger train pilot project funded


    SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use spare capacity on passenger trains to carry high value light goods such as pharmaceuticals and e-commerce deliveries. The SKr1m grant has been awarded under a programme which aims to facilitate ‘rapid and sustainable ...

  • ar-subte-lineaD-alstom-1
    Metro Report International

    Siemens to resignal Buenos Aires Line D


    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro authority SBASE has selected Siemens Mobility to install Communications-Based Train Control and a new passenger information system on the capital’s Line D.