All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2020

All articles published this month.

  • ThinkStation
    Rail Business UK

    Nine factors to consider when designing future stations

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    UK: Design Council has published ThinkStation , a report which was commissioned by Network Rail to provide a framework for the future design of ‘local’ stations. These are defined as Network Rail categories D, E and F, the smaller stations which make up around 80% of the ...

  • Horden station
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    Horden station on the Durham Coast line was opened on June 29. It is initially being served by one train per hour each way, calling at all stations between Newcastle and Middlesbrough. The £10·55m project was led by Durham County Council and Network Rail, supported by ...

  • The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years.
    News

    Melbourne – Adelaide Overland to return

    2020-07-01T11:50:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has agreed to provide A$3·8m/year to ensure the continued operation of The Overland passenger train between Melbourne and Adelaide for the next three years. Around 200 000 passengers/year use the twice-weekly daytime service, which takes 10½ h to cover the ...

  • tn_gb-tsgn-delay-pid.JPG
    Rail Business UK

    Rail regulator proposes changes to delay compensation process

    2020-07-01T11:38:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road has begun consultation on a proposed licence condition which would require train operators to follow a new code of practice for delay compensation payments. This would include requirements to provide passengers with clear information about compensation entitlements both ...

  • es-Euskotren CAF EMU-Carmelo Zaita
    News

    RENFE picks CAF to renew narrow gauge fleet

    2020-06-30T11:25:00Z

    SPAIN: The RENFE board has selected CAF to supply 37 metre-gauge trains for its former FEVE routes under a contract worth €258m. Photo: Carmelo Zaita Among recent CAF designs for Spanish narrow gauge lines are these metre-gauge Series 950 EMUs operated by Euskotren. ...

  • CZ Loko EffiShunter 300 two-axle diesel-electric shunting locomotive.
    News

    CZ Loko to supply shunters to PKP Intercity

    2020-06-30T08:25:00Z

    POLAND: Sole bidder CZ Loko has been awarded a 39·1m złoty contract to supply 10 lightweight shunting locomotives for PKP Intercity to use at its principal depots. A previous tender had failed to attract any bidders within the budget. Based on the Czech manufacturer’s EffiShunter 300 ...

  • gb-Bristol Temple Meads - roof signing on Platform 3
    Rail Business UK

    Roof refurbishment kick starts modernisation at Bristol Temple Meads

    2020-06-29T13:43:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has appointed Taziker as principal contractor to refurbish the station roof at Bristol Temple Meads, the first step in a phased modernisation of the city’s principal passenger hub. The £24m contract announced on June 26 will see Taziker reglaze the roof and canopies ...

  • fi-first Operail PowerHauls arrive in Finland
    News

    PowerHaul locos arrive in Finland as Operail expands outside Estonia

    2020-06-29T11:20:00Z

    FINLAND: Wabtec announced on June 26 that the first two of nine broad gauge PowerHaul diesel locomotives had been delivered to the port of Hanko in Finland for use by the local arm of Estonian state-owned operator Operail. The 1 524 mm gauge locomotives are being ...

  • se-Green cargo woodchip Norway
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-29T06:47:00Z

    Green Cargo has renewed contracts with two industrial customers for the transport of wood chips and pulpwood from Norway to Sweden. The contract extensions take effect from December and will see Green Cargo move the commodities on alternate days. Trains in Norway are operated in ...

  • SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment.
    News

    SNCF Réseau selects Trimble data sharing platform

    2020-06-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: C Masse FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment. An initial implementation phase expected to last 18 months aims to test many use cases covering ...

  • us ironhorse terminal
    News

    Iron Horse terminal opens

    2020-06-27T06:00:00Z

    USA: Following four years of development Iron Horse Terminals has fully opened its freight facility at Beaumont in the southeast Texas petrochemical region. The site, which is connected to Union Pacific and BNSF routes, has space for storing more than 1 300 wagons, a 30-wagon maintenance ...

  • LNER Branding
    Rail Business UK

    LNER to operate InterCity East Coast services for a further three years

    2020-06-26T15:09:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The Department for Transport announced on June 26 that LNER would continue to operate InterCity East Coast services from London to Leeds and Edinburgh for a further three years from June 28, with an option for a further extension. Owned and ...

  • eg-first TMH ENR 3rd class coach deliveries_250620
    News

    First batch of TMH coaches arrives in Egypt

    2020-06-26T13:38:00Z

    EGYPT: TMH International delivered an initial batch of 22 third-class, forced ventilation loco-hauled passenger coaches to the port of Alexandria on June 25 as part of its contract to supply 1 300 vehicles of five types to Egyptian National Railways. The first 22 vehicles were manufactured ...

  • tn_us-seattle_LRV_01.jpg
    Urban news

    Seattle light rail project management contract awarded

    2020-06-26T12:00:00Z

    USA: Seattle’s Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business to provide project management services for the design and construction of the Federal Way Link Extension light rail project. South County Transit Partners provided project oversight ...

  • IMG_1722
    News

    Colas Rail and Adecco join forces to seek a more inclusive workforce

    2020-06-26T10:15:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure contractor and open access freight operator Colas Rail has entered into a long term partnership with employment agency Adecco to develop a more inclusive approach to its recruitment processes. The two parties signed a ‘social pact’ in Paris on June 17 aimed at ...

  • An account-based ticketing system has been rolled out on the Brescia light metro
    Urban news

    Brescia metro rolls out account-based ticketing

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: An account-based ticketing system has been rolled out on the Brescia light metro, which is used by 50 000 people each day. The first deployment of Conduent Transportation’s technology in Italy enables passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards or NFC-enabled devices with digital ...

  • NTV is a member of ALLRAIL.
    News

    Air ticket specialist expands rail portfolio

    2020-06-25T08:33:00Z

    The agreement gives travel agents access to more European rail operators, including Italo. EUROPE: AERTiCKET, Europe’s largest air ticket wholesaler, has agreed a partnership with travel software specialist Amadeus to grow its share of the rail ticketing market. The wholesaler will now have access to the ...

  • gb Yorkgate aerial view
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-06-25T05:00:00Z

    On June 24 HS2 Ltd announced the three shortlisted bidders for the £570m contract to build Birmingham Curzon Street station. They are a joint venture of BAM Nuttall Ltd with Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd; Laing O’Rourke Construction; and a joint venture of Mace Ltd with Dragados ...

  • eg Cairo metro Line 3 Hyundai Rotem train delivery
    Urban news

    Cairo metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2020-06-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Hyundai Rotem has begun delivery of 256 metro cars ordered for Cairo Line 3 which is being extended to run 45·5 km east–west across the city and serve the international airport. The 433bn won order was placed by the National Authority for Tunnel in February ...

  • tn_br-rio_metro_line_4_train_in_station.jpg
    Urban news

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

    Metrô Rio has awarded Alstom a two-year contract to provide post-warranty remote support services for the operational control centre which manages lines 1, 2 and 4. On June 15 Metro de Bilbao finally opened Ibarbengoa station on Line 1. The ...