All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021

All articles published this month.

  • rame RFR
    In depth

    Africa: Mixed fortunes in Tunis

    2021-08-24T09:06:00Z

    While the first passengers are due to travel over a newly built section of the Tunisian capital’s RFR suburban network later this year, the government and its contractors are struggling to complete future phases of the programme. Christian Scasso investigates.

  • The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives intended to remove the barriers to public transport faced by disabled people.
    Rail Business UK

    DfT launches rail accessibility programme

    2021-08-04T14:17:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives intended to remove the barriers to public transport faced by disabled people. In the rail sector, work has begin on an audit of all stations to support the development of a public database which, ...

  • CAM concept (Image: Mott-MacDonald)
    Rail Business UK

    Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro learning to feed into updated transport strategy

    2021-08-04T11:21:00Z

    UK: Research into zero-carbon transport and modal shift strategies gained through the development of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro concept is to be incorporated into an updated Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region, according to recently-elected Mayor Dr Nik Johnson.

  • South Caucasus Railway TMH EP2D EMU (1)
    News

    TMH hands over EMUs destined for Armenia

    2021-07-31T05:00:00Z

    ARMENIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant has handed over a pair of two-car EP2D DC electric multiple-units ordered for use on the Yerevan – Gyumri route. TMH said it is the only Russian manufacturer of short-formation EMUs suitable for low-ridership routes. The ...

  • Train coming out of Port Botany
    News

    Port Botany freight capacity enhancement contracts awarded

    2021-07-30T13:23:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded two contracts for works to increase freight capacity on the Port Botany line in Sydney. John Holland has been awarded a design and build contract for the Botany Rail Duplication project to double-track the remaining 2·9 km of ...

  • RENFE plans to deploy its Series 102 and 112 AVE trainsets on the Granada services.
    News

    ADIF AV lets contract to build first section of Cantabrian high speed line

    2021-07-30T09:35:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded Sacyr Construcciones a 36-month contract worth €77∙3m to for civil works on a 20∙8 km section of high speed line between Palencia Norte and Amusco.

  • Translink NI Railways Enterprise (1)
    News

    Arup to undertake all-Ireland rail review

    2021-07-30T08:21:00Z

    EUROPE: Ireland’s Department of Transport and Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure have commissioned Arup to undertake an All Island Strategic Rail Review, which will consider how the 1 600 mm gauge rail networks can be used to improve connectivity, enhance regional accessibility and support balanced development. ...

  • Chita_01
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • SWR Class 458
    Rail Business UK

    First train operator publishes social value report

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has published its first Social Value Report, assessing the train operator’s impact on wider society, the environment and the economy as determined by the Rail Social Value tool developed by the Rail Safety Standards Board. SWR commissioned Larch Consulting ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram in Izmir.
    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

  • Baikal tunnel (7)
    News

    Second Baikal tunnel bore opened

    2021-07-29T14:12:00Z

    RUSSIA: President Putin has inaugurated the second bore of the Baikal tunnel, built as part of a double-tracking project which will increase capacity on the Delbichinda to Daban section of the Baikal – Amur main line from 17 to 85 trains each way per day. ...

  • tr-izmir_crrc_trains_01.jpg
    Metro Report International

    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to ...

  • si-sz-passenger-TB-01
    In depth

    Central & Eastern Europe: Rail at heart of recovery package

    2021-07-29T09:25:00Z

    Railways across central and eastern Europe stand to benefit as member states submit their national post-Covid recovery plans to the EU in order to access temporary stimulus funds. Toma Bačić provides a snapshot of proposals from five countries. 

  • TravelSafeMargate (3)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

     This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
    Rail Business UK

    East West Railway Co seeks feedback on Enterprise Partner development model

    2021-07-28T13:58:00Z

    UK: East West Railway Co has begun market engagement for the procurement of an Enterprise Partner which would support it with the specification, delivery, launch and operation of the Oxford to Cambridge service, embedding ‘private sector expertise and new ways of working’ within the organisation. ...

  • Birmingham New Street signal and platform (Network Rail)
    In depth

    Comment: Modal shift still key to rail’s green agenda

    2021-07-28T05:08:00Z

    In the transport sector, the urge to decarbonise is manifesting itself in an increasingly frenetic push for the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology to replace internal combustion in everything from cars to small aircraft. These offer significant potential for decarbonising rail too, but should not be prioritised over the need to deliver modal shift from more polluting forms of mobility, argues our Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.

  • Trains in Portugal.
    News

    CP set to acquire 117 EMUs in ‘largest ever’ procurement

    2021-07-27T15:30:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The Council of Ministers has approved investment worth €819m to enable national passenger operator CP to call tenders for 117 regional and suburban EMUs, of which €617m would come from EU grants.

  • Traxtion-2a
    In depth

    Africa: Traxtion eyes growth potential

    2021-07-27T11:25:00Z

    New investment opportunities are opening up in the African rail sector, and as the continent’s largest private freight operator Traxtion wants to lead the charge, CEO James Holley tells Chris Jackson.

  • Nottingham trams
    Metro Report International

    Light rail safety strategy published

    2021-07-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: Research into light rail safety, expanding the range of guidance documents and the continued development of a new risk model and a robust accident reporting system are amongst the projects detailed in the Light Rail Safety Standards Board’s business plan. LRSSB was ...

  • Stadler announced the Akku battery-powered version of its Flirt family at InnoTrans 2018, with a prototype demonstrated shortly afterwards.
    News

    ‘Enormous potential’ to cut CO2 emissions with battery traction

    2021-07-27T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A strategy for widespread adoption of battery-electric trains for local and regional passenger services has been put forward by Germany’s Railway Industry Association. With academic input from the technical universities of Berlin and Dresden, the report is presented as a background and position paper ...