All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2015 – Page 3

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    Shanghai peoplemover contract


    CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Co has awarded a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CSR Nanjing Puzhen an 808m yuan turnkey contract to supply a 6·6 km automated peoplemover for Shanghai. The elevated alignment would run south from the terminus of metro Line 8 at Shendu Gonglu to the ...

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    Bombardier wins London Overground EMU contract


    UK: Transport for London announced on June 19 that it had selected Bombardier Transportation to supply 45 four-car electric multiple-units to operate London Overground services. The order includes an option for up to 96 additional cars, to be used for train lengthening and possible future extensions of the Overground network. ...

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    EU to revise ERTMS deployment plan


    EUROPE: Speaking at Unife's 2015 General Assembly in Bucuresti on June 18, European Co-ordinator Karel Vinck announced an update of the ERTMS deployment plan. Conceding that insufficient information had been available when the plan was adopted on July 22 2009, he reported that the European Commission had now agreed to ...

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    Faiveley Transport sets out three-year business plan


    FAIVELEY TRANSPORT: A three-year strategic plan unveiled by Faiveley Transport aims to make the company ‘one of the three leaders in the rail equipment market’ for its target geographical and product sectors. ‘This major corporate project will bring together all teams and create value for everyone’, said Chairman & ...

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    33 Kisses in Stockholm


    SWEDEN: Leasing company AB Transitio announced on June 17 that it has ordered a build of 33 Kiss double-deck EMUs from Stadler at a cost of SKr3·5bn to operate regional services around Stockholm from 2018. The order has been placed by Transitio on behalf of the MÄLAB joint venture bringing ...

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    More concessions to boost Brazilian investment


    BRAZIL: President Dilma Rousseff announced on June 9 that R$198∙4bn is to be invested in transport infrastructure under a new concessions programme, with the aim of stimulating the economy and boosting the export sector. Total investment is expected to reach R$69∙2bn between 2015 and 2018. This would be followed by ...

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    Metalocaucho acquired by Wabtec


    SPAIN: Wabtec Corp has acquired Metalocaucho, which manufacturers rubber-metal components for rolling stock suspension and vibration control systems. Metalocaucho has around 100 employees at locations in Spain, China and India. It has annual sales of US$25m, with its main markets being Europe, China and India. ‘Metalocaucho expands our geographic footprint ...

  • News

    Technical pillar of the Fourth Railway Package agreed


    EUROPE: The final wording for the three legislative measures in the technical pillar of the European Commission’s Fourth Railway Package was agreed on June 17 at a meeting between the Latvian Presidency of the European Council and the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee. Coming a few days before the ...

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    Tenders called for Indian inter-city EMUs


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has invited requests for qualification for a contract to supply and maintain about 15 inter-city electric multiple-units. These would be used to pilot the use of fixed-formation trainsets instead of locomotive-hauled stock on long-distance services. The 15 EMUs would total 315 cars, of which ...

  • Tülomsaş has rolled out a prototype E1000 electric locomotive.

    Turkish locomotive developed with domestic technology


    TURKEY: Tülomsaş has rolled out a prototype electric locomotive designed and manufactured using Turkish technology. Intended for shunting and short-distance light freight duties, the E1000 is a single-cab Bo-Bo rated at 1 MW. It has been produced in partnership with research agency Tubitak and national railway TCDD under a ...

  • Tüvasaş and Voith have opened a joint maintenance, repair, and assembly workshop in Adapazarı.

    Tüvasaş and Voith open workshop


    TURKEY: Tüvasaş and Voith have opened a joint maintenance, repair, and assembly workshop at the Turkish rolling stock manufacturer’s bogie plant in Adapazarı. The workshop undertakes the maintenance and repair of Voith Turbo transmissions used on DMUs operated by national railway TCDD, as well as local assembly activities and ...

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    San Francisco orders more LRVs


    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has ordered an additional 40 Siemens light rail vehicles from for its Muni network. The order is an option on a $648m contract signed in September 2014 for 175 LRVs with options for up to 85 more. The LRVs are based on ...

  • Syntus has won a 15-year contract to operate trains around Zwolle.

    Syntus wins Zwolle operating contract


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Overijssel announced on June 16 that Syntus had been selected for a €17·5m/year contract to operate regional services from Zwolle to Enschede and Kampen for 15 years from December 2017. The services are currently operated by NS Reizigers. VolkerRail was recently awarded a contract to electrify ...

  • Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarsky has presented a draft bill for the reform of Ukraine's rail sector.

    Ukraine plans railway sector reform


    UKRAINE: Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarsky has presented a draft bill for the reform of the rail sector and a plan to restructure the management of national railway UZ. The bill is to be submitted to parliament by October, with approval expected by the end of the year. Pyvovarsky said ...

  • Netinera Deutschland’s Länderbahn subsidiary has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 12 Coradia Lint 41 DMUs.

    Netinera orders Lint DMUs


    GERMANY: Netinera Deutschland’s Länderbahn subsidiary has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 12 Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple-units by June 2016, for use on Regentalbahn’s Oberpfalzbahn services in Bayern and the Czech Republic. The order announced on June 16 replaces a contract awarded in December 2011 but subsequently cancelled ...

  • National Express and Abellio are preferred bidders for the three Rhein-Ruhr Express operating contracts.

    National Express and Abellio win Rhein-Ruhr-Express contracts


    GERMANY: National Express and Abellio were named as preferred bidders for three contracts to operate Rhein-Ruhr Express passenger services on June 16. Totalling 14·6 million train-km/year, the operating contracts start in 2018-20 and run until December 2033, with options for termination up to two years early. They are being ...

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    Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor civils contract signed


    INDIA: Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp of India Ltd has awarded a design and build contract covering the civil works for the 402 km New Bhaupur (Kanpur) – Mughalsarai section of the Eastern DFC, which will eventually run for 1 839 km from Ludhiana to Dankuni near Kolkata. The Rs50·8bn contract ...

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    Gas-fuelled locomotive passes acceptance trials


    RUSSIA: Bryansk Engineering Plant’s prototype gas-fuelled TEM19 shunting locomotive has passed acceptance trials, and a pilot batch of up to 50 locomotives is now planned. The TEM19 was developed by Transmashholding subsidiary BMZ, with partners including Uralcryomash Volzhsky Diesel and the VNIKTI rolling stock research institute in Kolomna. The ...

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    Škoda Transportation announces record results


    ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION: Last year was as a record in terms of both production and sales, Škoda Transportation reports. Sales in 2014 were up more than 12% on the previous year to KC16·4bn, with net profit rising from KC1·75bn to KC2·27bn. The company produced 103 low-floor trams, as well as ...

  • Local, regional and national politicians joined Victoria's Minister of Public Transport Jacinta Allan on the special train to mark the opening of the Regional Rail Link on June 14.

    Regional Rail Link inaugurated


    AUSTRALIA: The A$3·65bn Regional Rail Link project in Melbourne was formally inaugurated on June 14, when Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development Warren Truss joined the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews and the state’s Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan on a special train to mark ...