All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021

All articles published this month.

  • NEB Netz Ostbrandenburg Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B battery multiple-unit impression

    Battery-electric multiple-units ordered to improve services and cut emissions


    GERMANY: Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply a fleet of 31 battery-electric Mireo Plus B multiple-units for use on Netz Ostbrandenburg services northeast of Berlin. The order announced on November 15 includes spare parts and 12 years of maintenance, with the manufacturer ...

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    Rail Industry Forum

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  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train interior impression (2)
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro train interior design revealed


    UK: The interiors of the new Tyne & Wear Metro fleet will provide an ‘open-plan and linear’ seating layout, with design changes made following feedback from passengers, staff and user groups. Stadler is to start production of the new fleet in August, with the first of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Long-term plans to address Hitachi train cracks under development


    UK: Instrumented trainsets are providing data to help plan the work needed to repair cracking on Hitachi-built trainsets, as operators consider longer term strategies to address the issue over the life of the fleets.

  • Composite sleepers on Sherrington viaduct near Salisbury (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail installs recycled plastic sleepers


    UK: Network Rail has announced its first main line use of composite sleepers made from recycled plastic. These have been installed on Sherrington viaduct between Salisbury and Warminster where weight restrictions previously required the use of wood rather than concrete. Creosote-treated softwood sleepers are to be ...

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    In depth

    Italy: ERSAT moves into the roll-out phase


    Having amassed nearly 10 years of cumulative experience of satellite technologies for use with ERTMS, including virtual balises and radio frequency interference, RFI has gained sufficient confidence to start work on its first operational application.

  • RhB inspection wagon (Photo: RhB/Georg Trueb)

    Metre-gauge infrastructure measuring vehicle


    SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn is using a track and electrification inspection and measuring vehicle designed to provide metre-gauge railway operators with detailed data to help plan maintenance and renewal works. The vehicle has been developed in a joint project by RhB, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby


    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium ...

  • Siemens Mobility Vectron Dual Mode

    Framework agreement for up to 30 electro-diesel locos signed


    GERMANY: Paribus Rail Investment Management has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the supply and full-service maintenance of up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, with a firm order for an initial seven. The locos will be equipped for 15 kV 16·7 Hz ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central launches at seat information and catering service


    UK: Grand Central is introducing an integrated digital portal for onboard entertainment, real-time journey information and at-seat catering. Journey Central has been developed with transport technology company Whoosh and contactless ordering specialist Ordamo. It is accessed through a passenger’s smart phone, tablet or laptop without the ...

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    CAF Signalling awarded Istanbul – Bulgaria contract


    TURKEY: The joint venture which is modernising the line linking Istanbul with Bulgaria has appointed CAF Signalling as subcontractor to install signalling on the 153 km western section between Çerkezköy and the border at Kapıkule.

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
    Metro Report International

    Sydney tram order


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further four Urbos 100 five-section trams for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Line. Announcing the order in June 29, CAF said the trams are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Call for 2022 to be the European Year of Rail & Public Transport


    EUROPE: With plans to celebrate 2021 as the Year of Rail having been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, five European transport associations have jointly called on the European Union to extend and expand the concept and make 2022 the European Year of Rail & Public Transport. ...

  • De Lijn coast tram (Photo: CAF)
    Metro Report International

    De Lijn orders Antwerpen trams


    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for CAF to supply a further 18 Urbos 100 trams for use in Antwerpen. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 29 is the fifth to be placed under an October 2017 framework ...

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    In depth

    Australia: Ore trains return to Whyalla


    After a five-year gap, trains carrying export iron ore have resumed running to Whyalla in South Australia as strong market demand drives spot prices to a record level. John Kirk reports.

  • An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano.

    Fuel cell and battery hybrid locomotive development agreement signed


    RUSSIA: An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano. The agreement provides for research, development and design work, analysis of the infrastructure which would required and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong completes its longest metro line


    CHINA: Revenue services began operating on the Kai Tak – Hung Hom section of Hong Kong’s Tuen Ma Line through east Kowloon on June 27, completing the east-west corridor across the New Territories. The Tuen Ma Line is now the longest within Hong Kong, running ...

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    In depth

    Turkey: Canal plan puts brakes on rail projects


    Turkey’s plans to build a ship canal connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara are being carefully monitored by the European Commission in case the scheme interferes with the project to upgrade Turkey’s main line link to Bulgaria and the rest of Europe. David O’Byrne reports.

  • SMB Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway

    Guinean bauxite railway inaugurated


    GUINEA: President Alpha Condé attended the inauguration on June 18 of the 125 km Santou – Dapilon railway, which has been built by the Société Minière de Boké-Winning consortium to link bauxite deposits at Santou II and Houda with the River Nunez port of Dapilon near Kolabouio. ...