All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • Louise Cheeseman
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains Managing Director Louise Cheeseman leaves for TfL


    UK: Louise Cheeseman stepped down as Managing Director of FirstGroup’s open access operator Hull Trains on July 12, ahead of joining Transport for London as Director of Buses on August 2. Andy Mellors, Managing Director of Non-Franchised Businesses for the parent company’s First Rail business ...

  • Alstom would supply 30 SkyTrain automated light metro trainsets, using options within the fleet renewal and expansion contract which TransLink and Bombardier Transportation announced in December 2020.
    Metro Report International

    Vancouver SkyTrain expansion funding announced


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the federal government would provide up to C$1·3bn to meet 40% of the cost of the proposed Surrey Langley Extension of Vancouver’s SkyTrain automated light metro network, subject to due diligence and the approvals process. The Province of ...

  • us-biden-executive-order-competition

    Freight operators concerned by ‘misguided’ competition Executive Order


    USA: Freight railroads have expressed concern about the implications of an Executive Order issued by President Biden on July 9 aimed at ‘promoting competition in the American economy’. The order calls on regulatory bodies to facilitate ‘robust’ competition and reduce monopoly power in various sectors ranging ...

  • CargoBeamer has opened a facility for transferring road semi-trailers to and from trains in Calais (Photo: Philippe Turpin/CargoBeamer).

    CargoBeamer opens Calais intermodal terminal


    FRANCE: CargoBeamer has opened a facility for transferring road semi-trailers to and from trains in Calais. Close to the port and the Channel Tunnel, the terminal forms part of the company’s plan to develop a European network of transhipment facilities at important hubs to handle ‘hundreds ...

  • mz-unitrans-maputo-harare-train

    Maputo – Harare logistics service launched


    AFRICA: Diversified logistics company Unitrans Africa has launched dedicated rail freight services between the Port of Maputo in Mozambique and three trading hubs at Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru in Zimbabwe.

  • Operail has converted a GE C36 locomotive to diesel and LNG dual-fuel operation (Photo: Raul Mee/Operail).

    Operail unveils LNG freight locomotive


    ESTONIA: Operail has unveiled a General Electric C36 main line freight locomotive which it has converted to dual-fuel operation using natural gas as well as diesel. ‘It will help us reduce our fuel costs by 30%, and the machine emits 20% less carbon dioxide and ...

  • Karlsruhe regioKArgo freight tram (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
    Metro Report International

    Parcel tram software under development


    GERMANY: Public transport IT specialist INIT has been selected to develop the booking, transport management, payment and shipment tracking system for the RegioKArgo freight tram demonstrator project in Karlsruhe. The project aims to assess the feasibility of urban deliveries using trams rather than lorries and ...

  • gb DB Cargo Class 67 HVO testing (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Freight operators set out polices needed for modal shift


    UK: ‘For too long the points have been unfairly set in favour of passenger train operators’, said DB Cargo UK CEO Andrea Rossi, when freight operators and the Rail Delivery Group set out the changes which they would like to see from government to support modal ...

  • An Alstom Régiolis trainset is being tested in the Czech Republic

    Alstom targets growth, innovation and efficiency in 2025 strategy


    ALSTOM: The board has approved the updated Alstom in Motion 2025 strategic plan, which focuses on capturing strong market growth opportunities, reinforcing innovation leadership, driving efficiency and ensuring the successful integration of Bombardier Transportation. The Alstom in Motion strategy was first announced in 2019. Its ...

  • Orion logistics train on test run to Euston station

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

  • Athens metro Line 4 contract
    Metro Report International

    Athens metro Line 4 main works to begin


    GREECE: Major construction works for Athens metro Line 4 are to start this summer, after the contract for final design work, construction and commissioning was signed by Attiko Metro and a consortium of Alstom, local construction company Avax and Italian tunnelling company Ghella. The contract, ...

  • INet_Gateway_Mapping_Screen

    INet Gateway provides real-time yard management platform


    USA: Industrial Networks has expanded its suite of yard management tools with the INet Gateway platform, which is designed to smooth everyday logistics and data collection tasks including inventory management, shunting, inspections, wagon repair photos, security seal tracking and usage analytics reviews. A mapping screen ...

  • STM TGMK2 shuting loco

    TGMK2 industrial locomotive on test


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines’ first TGMK2 light shunting locomotive is being tested by industrial logistics subsidiary SinaraPromTrans at the Taganrog Metallurgical Plant, ahead of further refinement of the design at STM’s Kalugaputmash plant. The compact locomotive has a hydraulic drive and a microprocessor diagnostic system. ...

  • Paris metro Alstom MP14 train for Line 11 cab (Photo: Alstom/Samuel Dhote)
    Metro Report International

    Paris orders more MP14 trainsets for Line 11


    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités has exercised an option to order a further 19 MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets from Alstom for the Paris Metro. The €132m order announced on July 8 covers 19 five-car units with driving cabs, which are intended to be used by metro operator RATP ...

  • Tallinn Ülemiste Rail Baltica station impression

    Study aims to identify the key to successful station developments


    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has commissioned a consortium of infrastructure development experts and architects to recommend how to promote long-term value creation in and around the seven international stations on the future line. The study is to be undertaken by Ramboll, Gottlieb ...

  • Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’
    Rail Business UK

    H2 Green to assess hydrogen train fuelling requirements


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’, produced by electrolysis using renewable energy. Getech subsidiary H2 Green is aiming to develop a network ...

  • Xuzhou metro Line 3 opening
    Metro Report International

    Xuzhou opens north-south metro line


    CHINA: Xuzhou metro’s 18·1 km north-south Line 3 opened on June 28, linking Xiadian and Gaoxinqunan with 16 underground stations. Services run every 7 to 8½ min, with an end-to-end journey time of 34 min. The infrastructure has been built for six-car trains, although ...


    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Double Shot Automatic Wiring Machine
    In depth

    Traction: On course to Mission 100%


    India’s ambitious national railway electrification programme is moving forward rapidly as IR seeks to complete the wiring of its broad gauge network by the end of 2023 and reach net zero carbon emissions within the next decade.

  • TELT_2021_France_works_tunnel

    Lyon – Torino base tunnel contracts signed


    EUROPE: Three major contracts have been awarded for construction of the 57·5 km cross-border Mont Cenis base tunnel, which is central to the programme to develop a high-capacity rail route between Lyon and Torino. The contracts signed on July 7 have a combined value of ...