All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2012

All articles published this month.

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    News in Brief - June 2012


    Ukrainian Railway’s Dnieper division is to fit 500 locomotives with satellite tracking equipment to help improve the management of freight services. The Spanish government has formally transferred responsibility for the A Coruña – Vigo high speed line project from the Ministry of Development to ADIF, undertaking to ...

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    Postgraduate partnership extended


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways and DB Schenker agreed at the 1520 Strategic Business Forum in Sochi on May 31 to extend their postgraduate educational partnership for a further five years. DB Schenker and RZD established a joint Centre for International Logistics & Supply Chain Management at St Petersburg State University in ...

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    Consortium to build Doncaster concrete sleeper factory


    UK: Work is set to begin shortly on the construction of a concrete sleeper plant in Doncaster which will supply more than half of Network Rail's annual needs. Production is scheduled to start in spring 2013. The factory on the former Woodyard site will be owned and funded by Network ...

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    Bombardier announces €10m bogie technical centre


    GERMANY: On June 28 Bombardier Transportation announced it was investing €10m to set up a Bogie Technical Center at its site in Siegen. Scheduled to open at the end of 2014, the Bogie Techical Center will combine test and validation facilities with a business unit hub, including international bogie engineering ...

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    Nîmes - Montpellier contract signed


    FRANCE: The 25-year PPP contract covering financing and construction of the mixed-traffic high speed line bypassing Nîmes and Montpellier was formally signed on June 28, by Réseau Ferré de France President Hubert du Mesnil and Bouygues Construction President & CEO Yves Gabriel on behalf of the OC’VIA consortium. Bringing together ...

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    The Greener Railway now available to watch on demand


    RAILWAY GAZETTE TV: Rail transport will still be the most environmentally-friendly mode of transport in the next decade, despite advances in energy efficiency and reduced emissions being developed in the automotive and aviation industries, believes UNIFE Director-General Philippe Citroën. Speaking in Railway Gazette's interactive debate on The Greener Railway, now ...

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    DB orders 38 Coradia Lint regional DMUs


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has signed a €160m contract for 38 Alstom Coradia Lint regional diesel multiple-units, which will be used on Dieselnetz Südwest services in Rheinland-Pfalz, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg from 2015. The contract announced on June 28 includes 14 DMUs with 112 seats ordered under a framework agreement signed in ...

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    Michael Clausecker


    Michael Clausecker , who became Chairman of Bombardier Transportation s German business in March, has been elected to succeed Dr Klaus Baur as President of industry association VDB.

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    Ethiopian Railways Corp awards northern construction contracts


    ETHIOPIA: State railway development agency Ethiopian Railways Corp has signed contracts for the construction of a new railway network in the north of the country. Planned to be completed within three years, the 1 435 mm gauge lines are intended to support regional development by providing Ethiopia with a second ...

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    Fernando Arce Argos


    Fernando Arce Argos has been appointed Director of Human Resources at Metro de Madrid. Francisco Martínez Davis is Chief Financial Officer and Tobias Zisik is Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development.

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    David Bill


    David Bill has succeeded Tim Gray as International Development Director at the UK s Railway Industry Association.

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    Martin Schmitz


    Martin Schmitz from Vossloh Kiepe will become Technical Managing Director of VDV, the Association of German Transport Undertakings, on September 1.

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    Nicole Bricq


    Nicole Bricq has been named Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy in the new French cabinet. Frédéric Cuvillier is Deputy Minister for Transport & Maritime Affairs.

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    Board changes at CP


    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has announced several senior appointments following the resignation of six board members, including Chairman John Cleghorn and President & CEO Fred Green . Madeline Paquin (photo) takes over as Acting Chairman and Stephen Tobias , formerly Chief Operations Officer at Norfolk Southern, becomes ...

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    Senior Slovaks named


    SLOVAKIA: Newly-appointed Slovak Minister of Transport, Construction & Regional Development Jan Pociatek (RG 5.12 p72) has announced three senior appointments. Stefan Hlinka (photo) returns as Director General of infrastructure manager ZSR, having previously held the post between 2006 and 2010. Vladimir Luptak , who was Hlinka s ...

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    Stuttgart S-Bahn extension project gets underway


    GERMANY: Work to upgrade an existing line to S-Bahn standards to enable Stuttgart service S4 to be extended from Marbach to Backnang was launched with a ceremony on June 22. The R31 train service is being replaced by buses from July to November while the 13·7 km route and four ...

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    Mitsubishi opens rolling stock HVAC factory


    USA: Mitsubishi Electric Power Products has opened a factory near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to produce heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for locomotives and rolling stock. Announcing the opening on June 25, the company said it is aiming to win a 30% share of the North American HVAC market. The plant will ...

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    EIB lends €1bn for Basque Y high speed network


    SPAIN: The European Investment Bank has signed an agreement to provide an initial tranche of €500m to fund construction of the 'Basque Y', the 140 km high speed network under construction between Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastián. EIB is to lend a total of €1bn towards the project, which ...

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    News in Brief - June 2012


    The German Land of Thüringen has directly awarded incumbent Erfurter Bahn a contract to operate Erfurt – Illmenau services from January 2014 to December 2016, ending at the same time as other agreements to enable a change in routes covered by operating contracts. Moldovan national railway Calea Feratã ...

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    UK must start developing tram-train now


    UK: Detailed planning for tram-train projects should begin immediately rather than wait for the outcome of the recently-confirmed Sheffield - Rotherham pilot project, Geoff Inskip, Chief Executive of West Midlands transport authority Centro, told the All-Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group on June 13. The pilot scheme is scheduled to run ...