All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2015 – Page 2

  • Lisboa metro train.

    Avanza preferred bidder for Lisboa operating contracts


    PORTUGAL: Spanish bus and light rail operator Avanza has been named as preferred bidder to operate the metro and urban transport networks in Lisboa, under contracts worth a total of €1∙1bn. According to Avanza, the metro operating contract is worth €450m and would run for a term of eight and ...

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    Senior roles filled at CRRC


    Following the official launch of CRRC Corp Ltd with the completion of the merger of rolling stock manufacturers China CNR Corp and CSR Corp, CRRC held its first board meeting on June 1.Former CNR Chairman Cui Dianguo (photo) was elected Chairman of CRRC, while former CSR Chairman Zheng Changhong and ...

  • Eltel is to maintain the Lidingöbanan and Spårväg City light rail lines (Photo: SLL/Janne Danielsson).

    Eltel wins Stockholm light rail maintenance contract


    SWEDEN: Stockholm transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded Eltel a six-year contract to maintain the Lidingöbanan and Spårväg City light rail lines from the start of 2016 until the end of 2021. The scope includes preventive and corrective maintenance of the track, electrification and signalling. The contract win is ...

  • Tågkompaniet is to operate Norrtåg regional passenger services in northern Sweden.

    Tågkompaniet wins Norrtåg operating contract


    SWEDEN: The Norrtåg group of local transport authorities has selected Tågkompaniet for a contract to operate regional passenger services in northern Sweden from August 20 2016 until the December 2025 timetable change. The contract covers six routes: Umeå – Sundsvall;Storlien – Sundsvall;Vännäs – Umeå;Lycksele – Umeå;Luleå – Umeå;Kiruna - ...

  • Transnet is to use the loan to fund the acquisition of 240 Bombardier electric locomotives.

    Transnet signs R2·8bn locomotive loan


    SOUTH AFRICA: A R2·8bn loan agreement was signed by freight operator Transnet and Germany’s KfW Development Bank on June 22. Transnet is to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of 240 Bombardier Transportation electric locomotives it has ordered as part of its programme to acquire 1 064 locomotives from ...

  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation has bought the Framingham Secondary Rail Line.

    Massachusetts buys CSX line


    USA: Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced on June 17 that it had completed the acquisition of the 34 km Framingham Secondary Rail Line from CSX Corp for $23m. This is intended to support current freight services and protect the corridor for potential passenger use. The line carries a limited passenger ...

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    Doha Gold Line station design contract


    QATAR: Arcadis announced on June 23 that it is to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line of the Doha metro under a €20m contract. Arcadis is already providing similar services for the Red Line South. The scope takes in design and co-ordination of ...

  • National Steel Car has supplied Canpotex with more than 7 000 potash wagons since 1999.

    National Steel Car to supply 700 potash wagons


    CANADA: National Steel Car has been awarded a C$70m contract to supply 700 wagons to Canpotex, a marketing and export company which is jointly owned by three potash producers. The wagons will be used to transport potash from Saskatchewan to ports in Canada and the USA. National Steel Car has ...

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    CSX agrees Louisville & Indiana enhancement


    USA: A $100m agreement for CSX to upgrade and operate over the Louisville & Indiana Railroad’s 170 km corridor between Indianapolis, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky, was finalised on June 19. CSX will purchase the easement for $10m, and the operating agreement provides for $90m in infrastructure improvements on the former ...

  • An agreement for Pakistan Railways to purchase 55 GE Transportation diesel locomotives was signed on June 20.

    Pakistan Railways orders GE locomotives


    PAKISTAN: An agreement for Pakistan Railways to purchase 55 GE Transportation diesel locomotives was signed by PR’s Director of Procurement Ziauddin Ahmed Qureshi and GE Regional Sales Director Ashfaque Nainar in Lahore on June 20. The 1 676 mm gauge 4 500 hp locomotives are to be supplied from ...

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    Tampere selects tram contractor


    FINLAND: The City of Tampere announced on June 22 that it had selected the Tralli consortium of Pöyry, VR Track and YIT to build the city’s planned €250m light rail line. The contract will be signed after a three-week standstill period. Tralli beat bids from Lemminkäinen with Ramboll, Alstom ...

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    Olsztyn tram handover


    POLAND: Solaris officially handed over the first tram for Olsztyn on June 19 at the depot on ul Kołobrzeska. The tram and bus manufacturer signed a €30m contract in September 2012 for the supply of 15 Tramino vehicles, and has completed the first two. Testing started on May 28 ...

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    Samara tests Metelica tram


    RUSSIA: Stadler’s Metelica tram has started six months of testing in Samara. The city is planning to buy 30 trams ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in which it will be a host city. Testing of the Metelica tram in Moscow ended in June. The tram has covered ...

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    Doha metro BIM contract awarded


    QATAR: Hochtief ViCon has won a contract to provide building information modelling services for a section of the Doha metro Red Line. The scope covers a 6·7 km stretch of the Red Line between Lusail and Msheireb, which includes elevated and at-grade sections. ViCon is to prepare initial BIM ...

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    Kyiv and Pesa sign tram memorandum


    UKRAINE: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has signed a memorandum with Pesa for the supply of trams to the Ukrainian capital and the possible opening of a factory in the city. The memorandum was signed with Pesa President Tomasz Zaboklicki when Klitschko visited Pesa’s factory at Bydgoszcz in Poland on ...

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    World rolling stock market June 2015


    Argentina: CNR has dispatched the first three of 27 three-car DMUs that it is supplying for the Belgrano Sur commuter network in Buenos Aires (RG 11.13 p19). The final batch is expected to be shipped in August. Australia: Nomad Digital is to provide a proof-of-concept remote condition monitoring system ...

  • Furrer+Frey’s Rigid Overhead Conductor Rail System has been installed in the Stanton tunnel.

    Rigid overhead installed in UK tunnel


    UK: Furrer+Frey’s Rigid Overhead Conductor Rail System has been installed in UK for the first time, to support the testing of Hitachi IEP trainsets through the 1·2 km Stanton tunnel which forms part of the Old Dalby test track. ROCS uses a rigid bar rather than tensioned overhead line, which ...

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    World rail market June 2015


    France: A consortium of Sopra Steria Consulting, HaCon and Cereza/Groupe Talan is to supply HaCon’s train planning software for use by 650 train planners at SNCF Réseau. Russia: Siemens is to build a €60m maintenance centre on the Metallostroy depot site in St Petersburg to service Sapsan and Lastochka ...

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    Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train service to start in 2017


    UK: The first of seven vehicles ordered in 2013 for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train pilot project is now nearing completion at Vossloh España’s plant near Valencia, and is due to arrive in the UK in November. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive says the Vossloh vehicles will initially be ...

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right) announced the funding, which is part of the SmartTrack plan of Mayor John Tory (left).

    Federal funding for Toronto RER


    CANADA: Federal funding is to be made available for Toronto’s proposed SmartTrack Regional Express Rail project, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on June 18, when he set out details of a Public Transit Fund which is being established to support transport infrastructure investment. The RER is included in Mayor ...