All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • Rail Baltica.

    ‘Very strong emphasis’ on rail as EU allocates €2·2bn for 140 transport projects


    Rail Baltica. EUROPE: The European Commission said there was a ‘very strong emphasis’ on rail in the list of 140 transport projects which are to receive almost €2·2bn of Connecting Europe Facility grants announced on July 16. A total of 55 rail infrastructure projects on ...

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    San Diego BiLevel order to ‘make the decision to try transit an easy one’


    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $43m contract to supply a further 11 BiLevel double-deck coaches for entry into service in winter 2022-23. This will enable the Coaster commuter service to be increased to run every 30 min, and facilitate the ...

  • Northern train during the coronavirus pandemic
    Rail Business UK

    Rail industry responds to transport reopening in England


    UK: ‘In England, from today we are making clear that anybody may use public transport, while of course encouraging people to consider alternative means of transport where they are available’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on July 17. Johnson went on to say that ‘from August ...

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    SNCB double-deckers delayed


    BELGIUM: Delivery of SNCB’s double-deck Type M7 push-pull trainsets has been further delayed by the coronavirus, and will not be completed until March 2023, CEO Sophie Dutordoir has confirmed.

  • NRE Steven Beal - 1-17-17 - Lustig

    NRE Chief Executive Steven Beal dies


    USA: National Railway Equipment Corp announced on July 16 that its CEO Steven L Beal had died suddenly at his home in Ladue, Missouri, on July 11, adding that the employee-owned business was ‘devastated by this tremendous loss’.

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    Rail Business UK

    Option enables SWR to expand Class 701 fleet


    UK: A contract amendment has been agreed which gives South Western Railway an option to acquire up to five more Class 701 Aventra electric multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation through leasing company Rock Rail. The original £895m agreement between First MTR South Western Trains Ltd and Rock ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Sinara Transport Machines has acquired a 49% stake in the Vagonmash joint venture of Kirov Works and Škoda Transportation, which manufactures NeVa trainsets for the St Petersburg metro. Alstom booked €1·7bn of orders in its Q1 from April 1 ...

  • Edinburgh Tram 050614 TM1
    Metro Report International

    Tram driver safety wristband under development


    UK: Edinburgh Trams is leading development of a wristband which would monitor and analyse tram driver fatigue and well-being, with trials are planned for later this year. Data from the wearable technology would be analysed in real time, triggering alerts at the operations control centre if ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Needs Assessment to prioritise major projects in Midlands and north


    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The National Infrastructure Commission published an interim report on July 15 setting out how it will undertake a Rail Needs Assessment to inform the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and northern England. Announced by the government in February, the ...

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    Talgo VI trainsets withdrawn from Amtrak Cascades service


    USA: Washington State Department of Transportation has withdrawn its 1998-built Talgo VI trainsets used to operate the Amtrak Cascades services between Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, ahead of the procurement of replacement rolling stock. Withdrawal of the Talgo VIs was recommended by the National ...

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    Autonomous shunting to be tested


    NETHERLANDS: Alstom, Lineas and ProRail have announced their intention to trial unattended autonomous shunting from early next year. The partners believe that this will be the first trial in Europe to use Grade of Automation 4 for shunting in freight yards. GoA4 is the highest ...

  • HS2 electric forklift
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    A Faresin Eco Telehandler electric forklift supplied by plant hire company Flannery is being trialled by HS2 main works civils contractor Skanska Costain Strabag to assess the fuel, carbon and cost savings and the reduction in noise and the need for refuelling vehicles. ...

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    Badajoz freight terminal construction contract awarded


    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded Sehuca Construcciones y Servicios, Martín Casillas and Comsa a €11·7m, 12-month contract to build an intermodal logistics terminal at Badajoz on the cross-border route to Elvas in Portugal. The project is the first phase of the Extremadura region’s Plataforma Logística del Suroeste ...

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    Metro Report International

    Colombo light rail project goes ahead


    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h.

    Deutsche Bahn orders 320 km/h Velaro derivatives


    Source: DB AG/Siemens GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h. Chairman Dr Richard Lutz confirmed on July 15 that the operator had placed an order worth €1bn with Siemens Mobility for a derivative of the ...

  • Stobart Rail machine
    Rail Business UK

    Stobart Rail & Civils bought by Bavaria Industries


    UK: Stobart Group Ltd has sold its Stobart Rail Civils plant hire and civil engineering business to Bavaria Industries Group, a München-based family holding company that acquires majority interests in companies where it believes there is potential for improvement. A total of 188 employees ...

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    CER blueprint to increase rail’s role under EU Green Deal


    EUROPE: A clear timescale for the decarbonisation of European transport and a greater role for rail are the key objectives of a ‘green mobility blueprint’ put forward by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    On July 10 the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said it was conducting an investigation after cracks were found on a total of four wheels on three Ottawa O-Train Line 1 LRVs during maintenance. The operator said supplier and maintenance contractor Alstom and the line’s PPP ...

  • A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg

    Giant tent erected to handle port rail freight


    SWEDEN: A tent which is 360 m long, 60 m wide and 15 m high has been erected at the port of Göteborg to provide a covered space for handling weather-sensitive forest products such as pulp and paper rolls arriving by rail. The freight will be ...

  • Northern Class 195 DMU (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Flexible ticket trial as Transport for the North plans contactless roll-out


    UK:· A smart card-based carnet-style ticketing product valid for travel on Northern services between Leeds and Harrogate has been launched, enabling passengers to buy a bundle of 10 tickets each valid for a day of unlimited travel which can be used at any time during the next ...