All Railway Gazette International articles in July 2021 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

  • Amtrak Siemens train impression

    Battery-hybrid Venture trains in $3·4bn Amtrak inter-city fleet renewal order


    USA: Amtrak has awarded Siemens Mobility contracts to supply 73 trainsets including electro-diesel and diesel-battery hybrid vehicles to operate medium-distance inter-city routes. ‘These new trains will reshape the future of rail travel by replacing our ageing 40 to 50 year old fleet with state-of-the-art, American-made equipment’, ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
    Metro Report International

    HEAG Mobilo orders more trams


    GERMANY: Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo has ordered a further 11 Stadler ST15 low-floor trams to support a planned increase in services and enable the withdrawal of 30-year old ST12 high-floor cars. The order announced on June 30 has been placed as an option on ...

  • Baku metro train (2)
    Metro Report International

    Baku metro trains delivered


    AZERBAIJAN: Transmasholding’s Metrowagonmash plant at Mytishi in Russia has delivered a further four of the 12 five-car trainsets which Baku Metropoliten ordered in October 2019 for delivery by 2023. The Type 81-765.B and 81-766.B vehicles feature a high level of sound ...

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    MEPs urge faster ERTMS rollout


    EUROPE: The European Parliament has called for expedited deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System in order to reduce the ‘fragmentation’ of the European rail sector and achieve the EU’s climate and digital transition objectives.

  • PCC Intermodal Pesa Gama loco impression

    PCC Intermodal orders two types of electric loco


    POLAND: PCC Intermodal has awarded two contracts for the supply of electric locomotives to support expansion of its container services. Under the first contract signed on June 29 Alstom is to supply four Traxx MS3 multi-system locomotives, and provide staff training and full maintenance services. There ...

  • Palace of Westminster from the river
    Rail Business UK

    DfT needs to set out how it will implement rail reform, says Public Accounts Committee


    UK: The Department for Transport faces ‘an extremely challenging and uncertain environment’ in which to implement the proposed Williams-Shapps rail reforms, but ‘has neither the necessary urgency nor appreciates the scale of the challenge ahead’ the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee warns in its Overview ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
    Metro Report International

    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet stringent ...

  • Zhengzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • LTG Cargo TEM2 rebuild

    Soviet-era locomotive rebuilt to extend life and reduce emissions


    LITHUANIA: A TEM2UM-1000 shunting locomotive has been modernised using components from suppliers in the EU and the US to reduce fuel consumption by up 30% and meet the EU Stage V standard for particulate emissions. The modernisation work included installation of a Caterpillar C32 engine, EMIT ...

    Rail Business UK

    Freight tracking funding


    UK: Incremental Solutions’ TRAnsition COnnectivity concept to track freight trains to reduce arrival time uncertainty and the need for paper-based systems has been awarded £393 371 from the Department for Transport’s First of a Kind competition. Expected to be completed by March 2022, TRACO will use ...

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    Automated Lehrte MegaHub now fully open


    GERMANY: Up to 13 intermodal trains a day for destinations across Europe are now being formed and dispatched from the automated MegaHub terminal at Lehrte, following a formal inauguration attended by Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann and DB Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla.

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    Metro Report International

    Testing underway on San Diego’s Mid-Coast Extension


    USA: Testing of the Mid-Coast Extension light rail line has begun, after the San Diego Association of Governments officially handed the route over to operator MTS ahead of the opening which is scheduled for November 21. ‘This is an important day’, said MTS board Chair Nathan ...

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    Metro Report International

    Changzhou’s second metro line inaugurated


    CHINA: The second metro line in Changzhou was opened for revenue service on June 28, running for 19·8 km from Qingfeng Park to Wuyilu via an interchange station Line 1 at Cultural Palace station. Construction of Line 2 began in February 2017, and the trainsets ...

  • TransPennine Express Nova 3 Class 68 (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Trans-Pennine electrification hopes rise


    UK: Industry sources report that there is now ‘every chance’ of the entire trans-Pennine route between Manchester and Leeds being electrified, rather than only the western portion as far as Stalybridge and then east from Huddersfield to Leeds. Passenger and freight operators are understood to be ...

  • Hangzhou Metro Line 8 officials
    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou Line 8 includes 2·8 km under-river tunnel


    CHINA: Hangzhou metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on June 28, serving the Qiantang New Area to the northeast of the city. The 17·2 km east-west route serves eight stations. It starts from an interchange with the airport branch of Line 1 at ...

  • Railpool Group has acquired KTG Railservice, which operates a locomotive maintenance workshop at Duisburg inland port.

    Leasing company acquires Duisburg workshop


    GERMANY: Railpool Group has acquired KTG Railservice, which operates a locomotive maintenance workshop at Duisburg inland port. The leasing company now has three workshops in Germany, open to all customers. KTG founder Carsten Janneck will continue to lead the business as Managing Director. ‘An almost fully ...

  • PKP Energetyka has built a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility designed to stabilise the traction electricity supply and allow for more efficient use of renewable energy sources.

    Battery power banks to boost Polish traction supply


    POLAND: Traction power supply infrastructure company PKP Energetyka has built a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility designed to stabilise the traction electricity supply and allow for more efficient use of renewable energy sources. PKP Energetyka says the energy storage facility installed at Garbce, 50 km from ...

  • Japan passengers (Photo: StockSnap/Pixabay)

    Rolling stock HVAC testing flaws come to light


    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric President & CEO Takeshi Sugiyama has announced his resignation, after an internal investigation found that rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and air compressors supplied by the company had not been tested according to documented specifications. The company said there had been ...

  • Freightliner Class 66
    Rail Business UK

    Class 66 diesel locomotive decarbonisation project underway


    UK: A project to reduce the emissions from an EMD Class 66 freight locomotive by converting it to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen has been awarded government funding. The nine-month project which has been awarded £398 000 from the Department for Transport’s ...

  • Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit

    Ivolga 3.0 EMU design presented


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit, which is being developed as the next model in its family of EMUs for urban, suburban and long-distance applications. The design of the EG2Tv EMU has been developed ...