All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

  • 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 priorities ...

  • 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 provides ...

  • 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 Paludan ...

  • 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 of ...

  • 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.

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    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 more ...

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    Building Back Greener


    INTERNATIONAL: ‘Building Back Greener’ will be the overarching theme of Railway Gazette Group’ second Rail Broadcast Week, which takes place on September 13 – 16 2021.

  • VIA Rail High Frequency Rail project schematic map

    Toronto – Québec High Frequency Rail procurement to get underway this year


    CANADA: The government has announced the start of procurement for the High Frequency Rail programme to build dedicated tracks for 200 km/h electric passenger trains on the Corridor route linking Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec. On July 6 Transport Canada said the process to select a ...

  • Maritime Locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    Celebrating the importance of rail freight and logistics


    Entries are now being invited for the Rail Freight & Logistics Excellence category at the 24th Rail Business Awards, which is intended to recognise and celebrate the key role played by rail freight and logistics.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • tz-yapi-viaduct-works

    Tanzania Railways Corp selects Hyundai Rotem to supply electric trains


    TANZANIA: South Korean company Hyundai Rotem has been selected as preferred bidder for a 335·4bn won contract to supply 80 electric multiple-units and 17 electric locomotives to Tanzania Railways Corp by 2024. These will be designed to operate at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. ...

  • Suzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Automated metro opens in Suzhou


    CHINA: The fully automated Line 5 of the Suzhou Rail Transit network opened on June 29, running 44·1 km from Taihu Xiangshan to Yangchenghu Nan and serving 34 stations. Under construction since June 2016, the line is almost entirely underground, except for a 600 m elevated ...

  • Mechan wmidsmetro-bogies
    Metro Report International

    Made-to-measure accommodation bogies for tram refurbishment


    UK: West Midlands Metro commissioned depot equipment specialist Mechan to produce three bespoke accommodation bogies to enable its trams to be stored outdoors while their bogies are refurbished. Following the operator’s initial enquiry, Mechan engineers visited Wednesbury depot to measure the CAF Urbos 3 trams and ...