All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • gb Soham station image
    Rail Business UK

    Architecture competition aims to shape the future of smaller stations

    2020-07-14T14:57:00Z

    UK: An international competition which aims to ‘shape the future of Britain’s railway stations’ has been launched by Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Architects, engineers and designers have been asked to ‘reimagine’ the 2 000+ small and medium-sized stations which make up ...

  • The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan
    Metro Report International

    Next generation of Type B metro train design unveiled

    2020-07-14T14:49:00Z

    CHINA: The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan at the fourth World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, where the driverless train arrived at a platform and opened and closed its doors autonomously. The trainset has been developed ...

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    Metro Report International

    First M7 metro trainset arrives in Brussels

    2020-07-14T11:41:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 43 six-car Type M7 trainsets for the Brussels metro has arrived at the Haren depot for commissioning, operator STIB announced on July 13.

  • SNCF subsidiary Rielsfera has revealed further details of its planned Falbalá low-cost high speed serves, following its submission of train path requests to ADIF Alta Velocidad.
    News

    Rielsfera pushes back Falbalá low-cost high speed launch dates

    2020-07-14T10:36:00Z

    Source: Christophe Masse SPAIN: SNCF subsidiary Rielsfera has revealed further details of its planned Falbalá low-cost high speed services, following its submission of train path requests to ADIF Alta Velocidad. The first group of services to be introduced will link Madrid with Zaragoza, Lleida and ...

  • cz Skoda Ostrava
    Metro Report International

    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

  • Major projects include Toronto’s Ontario Line and the Yonge North, Scarborough and Eglinton West extensions
    Rail Business UK

    Rail export opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

    2020-07-14T09:20:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Business opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be discussed in the next two in the series of webinars which the UK Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association are running to assist British railway suppliers looking to win export orders. The ...

  • 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.
    Metro Report International

    €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
    Metro Report International

    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, ...

  • 1st day of face coverings Man Picc 150620 TM16
    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
    Metro Report International

    ‘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 ...