All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • cn-zhengzhou-station-flood-train
    Metro Report International

    12 confirmed dead in Zhengzhou metro flood

    2021-07-21T12:08:00Z

    CHINA: Officials in Zhengzhou have confirmed that 12 passengers died and another five were seriously injured after parts of the city’s metro network were flooded on July 20. In what has been described as a ‘once in 1 000 years event’, the Henan ...

  • us-LaGuardia_Airport
    Metro Report International

    FAA approves $2∙1bn peoplemover link to New York LaGuardia airport

    2021-07-21T11:35:00Z

    USA: The Federal Aviation Administration issued a Record of Decision on July 20 approving plans by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to build a 2∙4 km automated peoplemover to link New York’s LaGuardia Airport with Mets-Willets Point railway and metro station.

  • Sao Paulo CPTM Series 9000 train (Photo: Leonardo Vncs/CC BY-SA 3.0)
    Metro Report International

    Suburban trains ordered for São Paulo operating concession

    2021-07-21T09:48:00Z

    BRAZIL: The ViaMobilidade joint venture of CCR and RuasInvest has selected Alstom to supply 36 eight-car Metropolis trainsets for São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9, which it is to take over from CPTM in January 2022 under a 30-year operating and maintenance concession. The new ...

  • DMU at Accra
    News

    Financing agreed for Ghana’s Western railway upgrade

    2021-07-21T05:01:00Z

    GHANA: Loans totalling €600m have been signed to finance construction of a 100 km section of 1 435 mm gauge line on the Western Railway corridor running inland from Takoradi Harbour to Huni Valley. The existing 1 067 mm gauge Western Railway runs from Takoradi to ...

  • Group Photo
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-07-21T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Rail Business UK

    Worldline and Evoke self-service ticket kiosk tested

    2021-07-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway is to trial a ticket machine which has been developed by Worldline and Evoke Creative, drawing on experience supplying self-service machines to customers including McDonald’s, Vue Cinema and JD Sports. ‘The key to a great customer experience on a kiosk is making ...

  • Nottingham trams
    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding

    2021-07-20T15:02:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne & Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is expected to ...

  • Furrer+Frey's Noel Dolphin
    Rail Business UK

    Movable overhead electrification aims to eliminate the need for diesel shunting locomotives

    2021-07-20T11:08:00Z

    UK: Funding has been awarded for a project to test the use of a moveable overhead conductor rail at freight terminals where loading and unloading requirements mean conventional overhead electrification cannot be used. This could eliminate the need to use diesel shunting locomotives and remove a ...

  • Stegosaurus
    Rail Business UK

    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway

    2021-07-20T11:05:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata Steel, ...

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opening
    News

    Standard gauge freight terminal opens in Lithuania

    2021-07-20T09:40:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opened to commercial freight traffic on July 19, with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė amongst the guests at a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a 1 435 mm gauge train loaded with containers and semi-trailers from the Netherlands. Work began in spring ...

  • 505 Carris tram at 24 July avenue (line 15). © André Pires
    Metro Report International

    LIOS light rail extensions proposed in Lisboa

    2021-07-20T08:14:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The municipalities of Lisboa, Oeiras and Loures have finalised a co-operation agreement to proceed with development of 24 km of new light rail lines around the capital.

  • Thailand train (Photo: Andrew Benton).
    News

    Thai and Japanese railway research organisations to co-operate

    2021-07-20T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: The National Scientific & Technology Development Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute covering co-operation on technical matters, human development and joint research to help improve the Thai railway network. Initially running until the end of June 2023, the ...

  • Bletchley station East West Rail high level platforms looking south
    Rail Business UK

    Bletchley high level station construction contract awarded

    2021-07-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a contract to build two high level platforms at Bletchley station for use by future East West Rail servces on the Oxford to Cambridge corridor. A new bridge will connect the existing platforms at Bletchley station with the high level platforms ...

  • es-talgo-Vittal-One-concept
    News

    Talgo and Repsol to develop fuel cell trains powered by renewable hydrogen

    2021-07-19T16:18:00Z

    SPAIN: Rolling stock builder Talgo and petrochemical group Repsol signed an accord on July 19 to develop fuel cell trainsets powered by hydrogen generated from renewable sources.

  • de Flood damage July 2021 (Photo DB) (3)
    News

    Infrastructure managers assess impact of catastrophic flooding

    2021-07-19T15:51:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail infrastructure managers are assessing the extent of impact of catastrophic flooding which has destroyed tracks, bridges, earthworks and stations in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere. Deutsche Bahn reported on July 18 that 600 km of track and around 80 stations in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Rheinland-Pfalz had ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
    News

    Production of Delhi – Meerut RRTS trains begins

    2021-07-19T13:57:00Z

    INDIA: Alstom has begun production of the electric multiple-units ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System commuter line. The Rs25·77bn rolling stock contract awarded by National Capital Region Transport Corp in May 2020 covers 30 six-car 25 kV ...

  • East West Rail construction
    Rail Business UK

    Jacobs appointed as East West Rail Programme Partner

    2021-07-19T12:24:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway project promoter East West Railway Co has awarded Jacobs the Programme Partner contract, worth an estimated £35m overs three years. The contract covers the provision of engineering, operations and IT support services, with Jacobs to work collaboratively with EWR Co’s existing ...

  • Kosice tram.
    Metro Report International

    Preferred bidder for Košice tram contract

    2021-07-19T10:25:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Košice operator DPMK has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a coontract to supply up to 30 trams. The operator specified low-floor trams with doors on each side, and the Polish manufacturer offered a three-section design from its Twist family which would be ...

  • Red snow crab
    News

    Red snow crabs by high speed train

    2021-07-19T08:07:00Z

    JAPAN: Red snow crabs and turban shells harvested along the coasts of Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures have been transported to Tokyo by high speed train as part of a campaign to promote domestic tourism in northern Tohoku. East Japan Railway’s Akita Shinkansen Komachi 16 high ...

  • Speedy Anglia rail centre
    Rail Business UK

    Speedy opens East Anglia rail tool hire centre

    2021-07-19T07:55:00Z

    UK: Tool and plant hire firm Speedy has opened a specialist rail equipment site in Bury St Edmunds to serve contractors in East Anglia. The site offers large items such as lighting and trackside fencing, and is a centre for battery-powered equipment including the MX Fuel ...