All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • cg-sapro-theloDB-contract-signing-obambi
    News

    DB joint venture to build Congolese iron ore line

    2021-07-16T18:04:00Z

    CONGO: Mining group Sapro has finalised an agreement with the Thelo DB joint venture for the construction and operation of a 412 km heavy haul railway to connect its Mayoko iron ore mine with the deepwater port of Pointe-Noire on the Atlantic coast.

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    News

    Anápolis to host railway research centre

    2021-07-16T14:51:00Z

    BRAZIL: Work is expected to start later this year to establish a Centre of Excellence for Railway Technology in Anápolis, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Infrastructure and the state government of Goiás on July 15. Expected to ...

  • gb-manchester-195s-Oxford-Road-190711-TM1
    Rail Business UK

    Northern leaders demand infrastructure commitments before agreeing timetable changes

    2021-07-16T13:45:00Z

    UK: Local authorities have confirmed that the preferred option for timetable changes to improve performance in the north of England and provide a short-term solution to congestion in central Manchester will not be accepted ‘unless the government fully commits to delivering key rail investment projects in the north, leading to increased capacity and connectivity’.

  • tn_jp-tokyo_metro_train_in_station.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Governments mull funding of Tokyo metro extensions

    2021-07-16T11:52:00Z

    JAPAN: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism and the Governor of Tokyo have agreed in principle that Tokyo Metro Corp should press ahead with two short extensions to improve connectivity in the southeast of the capital.

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    News

    $117bn Northeast Corridor route modernisation plan unveiled

    2021-07-16T11:05:00Z

    USA: A vision for modernising the 735 km main line linking Washington DC with Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York was outlined by the Northeast Corridor Commission on July 14.

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    News

    Chinese freight arrives in Hairatan

    2021-07-16T10:39:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: The first shipment of Chinese commercial and transit goods to arrive in the current solar year was delivered to the commercial port of Hairatan on July 11, having been moved by rail from Urumqi via Uzbekistan. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the train organised by ...

  • au-sydney-metro-tunnel-breakthrough-191128
    Metro Report International

    Sydney Metro West tunnelling contract awarded

    2021-07-16T10:16:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of three major tunnelling contracts for the 24 km Sydney Metro West has been awarded to a joint venture of Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Ferrovial Construction (Australia) Pty Ltd, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 16.

  • de-prignitz-express-VT648-Spandau-CJ
    In depth

    Electrification: Brandenburg study proposes wiring islands

    2021-07-16T09:30:00Z

    Hybrid battery-electric trains could be running on the Berlin – Neuruppin – Wittenberge route by 2028, according to a study undertaken for the District of Ostprignitz-Ruppin by the Innoverse transport consultancy. Marketed as Prignitz Express, the 180 km route is now the only remaining diesel-operated Regional Express service in Brandenburg. ...

  • Pracovníci v ŽOS Trnava
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    Clean air funding for Magnitogorsk tram order

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ is to supply 10 single-section Type 71-623-02.01 partly low-floor trams to the city of Magnitogorsk. The company was the only bidder for the contract, which is being financed by the national government’s Clean Air programme. The order is worth the 370m roubles, ...

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.
    News

    Texas Central appoints RENFE as ‘early operator’

    2021-07-15T15:25:00Z

    USA: Spanish national operator RENFE has signed a contract to act as early operator of the Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston. RENFE was already acting as shadow operator for project promoter Texas Central. Under the early operator agreement, it will provide expertise ...

  • 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 Junction ...

  • 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. A ...

  • 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.