All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • Tshiuetin Rail Transportation train
    News

    Indigenous owned and operated railway to be modernised

    2021-07-15T13:18:00Z

    CANADA: A financing package for the modernisation of Canada’s first Indigenous owned and operated railway has been announced by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Canada Infrastructure Bank, Transport Canada and the government of Québec. Tshiuetin (‘North Wind’) has owned and operated the 217 km line from Emeril ...

  • Chernobyl railway reinstatement 2
    News

    Chernobyl exclusion zone railway rebuilt to serve storage facility

    2021-07-15T12:10:00Z

    UKRAINE: National nuclear energy company Energoatom has completed the 337m hryvnia rehabilitation of the 43 km out-of-use single track railway between Vilcha and Yaniv in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, connecting its Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility to the national rail network. ...

  • fr-AGC-units-at-Aix-Steve-Hobson-agreed
    In depth

    Electrification: ‘Frugal’ approach pares down wiring costs

    2021-07-15T12:02:00Z

    SNCF Réseau’s Aix-en-Provence – Marseille line will be partly electrified in 2022-24 to allow the operation of local services by battery-electric multiple-units. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • au-goldcoast-LRV-surfers-paradise-CJ-1711
    Metro Report International

    Gold Coast Stage 3 trams ordered

    2021-07-15T09:07:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast light rail concessionaire GoldLinQ has ordered a further five Flexity 2 low-floor light rail vehicles from Alstom to operate the Stage 3 extension now in development.

  • First three units 387204, 205 & 206 depart Hornsey depot
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-07-15T05:00:00Z

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

  • TMH Tver double-deck coach (1)
    News

    Double-deck coaches certified

    2021-07-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant has obtained certification for the latest version of the double-deck sleeping cars which it is supplying to Federal Passenger Co under a February 2019 framework agreement. This covers the delivery of up to 3 730 coaches of various types by 2025. ...

  • Electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    Industry welcomes electrification and modal shift commitments in transport decarbonisation plan

    2021-07-14T16:33:00Z

    UK: Commitments to electrification, network expansion and modal shift are included in the Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain plan published by the government on July 14, along with the selective deployment of hydrogen and battery trains. ‘Transport decarbonisation is a dull way of describing something ...

  • CER Covid-19 tracker infrastructure
    News

    Covid Impact Tracker shows continued losses for rail in 2021

    2021-07-14T14:19:00Z

    EUROPE: The economic situation for EU railways shows very little sign of improvement, according to the Community of European Railway Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker. Revenues from January to May 2021 were lower across the board than in the second half of 2020, the association reported. ...

  • tn_gb-southeastern-class465-waterlooeast-goahead_04.jpg
    Rail Business UK

    Go-Ahead commits to net zero

    2021-07-14T13:59:00Z

    Announcing a ‘wholesale shift’ from diesel to zero-carbon modes including electric and hydrogen traction, Go-Ahead says it is aiming to achieve a fully decarbonised rail fleet by 2035, and to switch its 5 000-strong UK bus fleet to zero emission vehicles.

  • Swansea station
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh Affairs Committee calls for a Wales Rail Board, Swansea Bay Metro and electrification

    2021-07-14T11:19:00Z

    UK: Cardiff – Swansea electrification, a Swansea Bay Metro and the creation of a Wales Rail Board tasked with prioritising proposals for investment have been recommended by the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee. Published on July 14, the Railway Infrastructure in Wales report recommends the ...

  • Nepal Railway passenger train
    News

    Cross-acceptance accord to boost Nepalese rail freight

    2021-07-14T07:00:00Z

    NEPAL: Rail freight movements between India and Nepal are set to increase following the signing of a cross-acceptance agreement as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy to enhance regional connectivity. The two countries have agreed to permit the international operation of wagons authorised by the ...

  • Testing CCTV camera resolution (Photo: TfL)
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-07-14T05:00:00Z

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

  • BEG awarded Länderbahn a contract to reintroduce regular passenger services on the 24·8 km Gotteszell – Viechtach route.
    News

    Regional passenger trial extended by a year

    2021-07-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has awarded Die Länderbahn a contract to continue operating a trial passenger service on the Gotteszell – Viechtach line. Regular passenger services on the 24·8 km route ended in 1991. BEG and Die Länderbahn agreed to reintroduce a trial service ...

  • Regiolis cross-border trainset (Photo: Région Grand Est)
    News

    Grand Est cross-border fleet unveiled

    2021-07-13T14:44:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 30 electro-diesel trainsets for cross-border services between the French region of Grand Est and the German Länder of Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland was demonstrated to local politicians and officials in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse on July 10. An identical trainset ...

  • Shaoxing metro (3)
    Metro Report International

    Shaoxing opens first line of planned 208 km metro network

    2021-07-13T13:16:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Shaoxing has opened, running 20·3 km from Guniangqiao and China Textile City. The project was originally known as known as the Hangzhou – Shaoxing Ineter-city railway, and is now branded as metro Line 1. ...

  • InnoTrans
    News

    Rail can help the EU reach its climate targets

    2021-07-13T13:06:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Railway transport is a central means to achieve the European Green Deal’, suggests Prof Dr Siefkes of the DLR aerospace research centre in the sixth InnoTrans podcast, released on July 13. Discussing the potential for rail to help the EU reach its climate targets, Siefkes ...

  • Network Rail overhead line engineers
    Rail Business UK

    ORR calls for Network Rail action on drainage, structures and track worker safety

    2021-07-13T08:13:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road published its latest annual assessments of railway safety in Great Britain and of Network Rail’s performance on July 13. ‘Our reports highlight the need for Network Rail to focus on the interlinked fundamentals of safety, managing assets, ...

  • Fukuoka Series 3000A train impression
    Metro Report International

    Fukuoka Subway orders sky and mountain liveried trainsets

    2021-07-13T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Fukuoka City Transport Bureau has ordered four four-car Series 3000A trainsets to support an expansion of services when the Fukuoka Subway’s 12 km Nanakuma Line is extended by 1·6 km from Tenjin Minami to Hakata in 2022. Two of the 1 435 mm gauge, ...

  • gb London TfL 4G station
    Metro Report International

    Wi-fi used to estimate station usage

    2021-07-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is using aggregated and depersonalised data from its wi-fi network to provide real-time information on how busy London Underground stations are at any particular time of the day. TfL has previously used ticketing data to understand travel patterns, with its estimates ...

  • Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H hydrogen fuel cell train impression
    News

    Mireo Plus H hydrogen train to be tested in Bayern

    2021-07-13T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: An agreement been signed for a Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H hydrogen fuel cell train to be trialled on Bayerische Regiobahn’s Augsburg – Füssen route. Siemens is developing the Mireo Plus H to have a range of up to 800 km, powered by two ...