All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2020 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • 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
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Madrid Metro sign (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Madrid metro Line 8 to be extended to Valdebebas

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: An extension of Madrid metro Line 8 is to be included in the future transport plan for the northeastern suburbs of the capital, Comunidad de Madrid Vice-President Ignacio Aguado announced on July 7. Valdebebas is currently served by RENFE suburban services C-1 and C-10 running ...

  • ae-route-2020-viaduct-200708
    Metro Report International

    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...

  • de-reopening-bentheim-crop
    News

    ‘Rail comeback’ could reopen 4 000 km of closed lines

    2020-07-09T13:05:00Z

    GERMANY: More than 200 closed, mothballed or freight-only lines could be reopened to serve 291 towns and a population of around 3 million people, according to proposals drawn up by the Association of German Transport Companies VDV and rail lobby group Allianz pro Schiene. The two ...

  • Testing is underway with a prototype diesel multiple-unit developed by Electroputere VFU Pascani for use on short and medium distance services.
    News

    Romanian DMU on test

    2020-07-09T11:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Testing is underway with a prototype diesel multiple-unit developed by Electroputere VFU Pascani for use on short and medium distance services. The 60 m long three-car 120 km/h DMU has a capacity of 164 passengers, including 22 in first class. Facilities include an accessible toilet, ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent
    News

    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...

  • Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter
    News

    Michael Peter to be sole CEO of Siemens Mobility as Sabrina Soussan steps down

    2020-07-09T08:00:00Z

    SIEMENS MOBILITY: Michael Peter is to be the sole Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Mobility with effect from July 10, with co-CEO Sabrina Soussan leaving at her own request. Soussan has been appointed as CEO of Swiss access control and security technology company Dormakaba Holding with ...

  • 3Squared Image 2
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    HS2 contractor Skanska Costain Strabag JV has awarded 3Squared a three-year contract to supply its RailSmart software to provide visibility of its complex freight supply chain, with live performance, cost management information and operational control data in real-time. This will include bespoke enhancements for ...

  • Masabi My Fare image
    Metro Report International

    Calgary Transit deploys Masabi mobile ticketing

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Calgary Transit has rolled out Masabi’s My Fare contactless mobile ticketing platform across its network, following a pilot project on four routes. Fare products available on the mobile app include monthly and day passes as well as single ride and airport tickets. The platform includes ...

  • tn_ba-zrs-doboj-freight-loco_01.jpg
    News

    Bosnian railway rehabilitation study

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA: A joint venture of Spanish companies Ardanuy Ingeniería, Eptisa and IPSA has been awarded a €3·6m, 24-month contract to undertake preliminary and main studies and related design for the modernisation of the 172 km Doboj – Sarajevo section of Pan-European Corridor Corridor Vc, ...

  • Leaving The Hill
    In depth

    Australia: The hard truth about interstate freight

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    High levels of taxation and track access charges are making rail freight uncompetitive with other modes, even on long hauls where speed and volume should give rail a natural advantage.

  • Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses.
    News

    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive

    2020-07-08T13:24:00Z

    LITHUANIA·: National railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses. The full name remains Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, but with the ‘new, more patriotic’ abbreviation LTG rather than LG. ...

  • Wabtec battery loco
    News

    BNSF and Wabtec prepare to test battery-electric locomotive

    2020-07-08T13:06:00Z

    USA: Wabtec has started conducting factory testing at its Erie plant of a prototype 4 400 hp battery locomotive, ahead of trial operations with BNSF that are planned to take place in the final quarter of this year. BNSF and GE Transportation (now Wabtec) began development ...

  • it Trenord Alstom Donizetti EMU (2)
    News

    Trenord’s first Donizetti EMU enters service in Milano

    2020-07-08T10:00:00Z

    ITALY: The first of 41 Alstom Coradia Stream electric multiple-units ordered by Lombardia regional operator Trenord entered service on the Milano – Gallarate – Luino route on July 5, with free travel offered to mark the occasion. The Trenord joint venture ...

  • The government is preparing for a further 18 months of financial support for passenger train operators once the existing Emergency Measures Agreements expire on September 20, industry insiders have confirmed.
    Rail Business UK

    Franchise support to be extended by 18 months

    2020-07-08T07:00:00Z

    UK: The government is preparing for a further 18 months of financial support for passenger train operators once the existing Emergency Measures Agreements expire on September 20, industry insiders have confirmed. A formal decision is expected to be announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant ...