All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

  • 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 to assess ...

  • 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. The ...

  • 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 formed in ...

  • 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 intended ...

  • us-Darren-Kettle 6-18-21 - Lustig
    News

    Kettle to head Los Angeles Metrolink

    2021-07-26T15:51:00Z

    USA: Darren Kettle has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority announced on July 23. Joining with effect from September 7, he succeeds Arnold Hackett, who has been acting as Metrolink’s interim CEO ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Flirt trainset (5)
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales Flirts on test in Switzerland

    2021-07-26T11:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has begun in Switzerland of the first of the Flirt multiple-units which Stadler is building for Transport for Wales, ahead of delivery for further testing on the Wales & Borders network and entry into passenger service from the end of 2022. Stadler is supplying ...

  • DB Regio IdeenzugCity mock-up concept train (14)
    News

    Suburban train of the future concepts on show

    2021-07-26T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has unveiled IdeenzugCity, a full-scale mock up built to showcase ideas to improve the comfort, capacity and reliability of future suburban trains. Developed at DB Regio’s own initiative and assembled by Hubl&Hubl, the mock-up incorporates technologies from more than 40 specialist suppliers. Multiple ...

  • Pesa hydrogen loco impression
    News

    Modular rolling stock and technology partnerships in Pesa’s 2025+ strategy

    2021-07-26T08:46:00Z

    POLAND: Modular and ‘hydrogen ready’ rolling stock and technology partnerships are included in a five-year development strategy set out by rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz. The company said it aims to achieve stable development, strengthen its position in the domestic market and expand internationally by drawing ...

  • tea train
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • Praha metro Line D impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Praha awards first Line D construction contract

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Construction of Praha metro Line D is expected to get underway next year, following the award of the civil works contract for the most challenging section of the 10·6 km route. Once completed, Line D will run from Náměstí Míru to Depo Písnice, ...

  • Signalling equipment at Quseia in Egypt (Photo Alstom)
    News

    Egyptian signalling equipment commissioned

    2021-07-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Alstom has installed and commissioned a Smartlock 400GP electronic interlocking, Iconis SCADA and an 11 kV substation at Quseia to cover a 15 km section of the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut line along the Nile to the south of ...

  • New flat wagon PG-1 (2021)
    News

    Narrow gauge flat wagon launched

    2021-07-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Machine Building plant has introduced its PG-1 narrow gauge flat wagon for transporting track panels, rails, sleepers, wheeled and tracked vehicles, timber and other lengthy single-piece and bulk loads. Suitable for gauges between 750 and 1 067 mm, the wagon ...