All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • S-Bahn Hamburg has confirmed an order for Alstom to supply a further 64 three-car Class 490.1 dual-voltage electric multiple-units
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg S-Bahn train order confirmed

    2021-06-28T08:46:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Hamburg has confirmed an order for Alstom to supply a further 64 three-car Class 490.1 dual-voltage electric multiple-units to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network. The order has been placed using the final options on a 2013 contract with ...

  • Black Bridge working on bridge 19 May
    Rail Business UK

    Bridge raising project completed

    2021-06-28T08:41:00Z

    UK: A river bridge which has been subjected to 30 flood-related closures in the past decade has been raised by 1 m in a £3·6m six-week project undertaken by Network Rail and contractor AmcoGiffen. It was decided to lift the 80 tonne bridge over the River ...

  • uy SELF shovelnose locomotive (Photo Marcelo Benoit)
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-06-28T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • cz Praha tram construction works
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram extension parallels urban development

    2021-06-28T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPP has begun construction of Phase 1 of an extension of the Hlubočepy – Sídliště Barrandov tram line to Slivenec in the southwest of the capital. The extension is mainly outside the existing conurbation, and is being built in co-ordination ...

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    News

    Hungary to Romania line to be doubled

    2021-06-27T05:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: A consortium of Strabag Rail (66%) and a local partner V-Híd has been awarded a €364m contract to double-track and renew the 30 km line between Békéscsaba and Lőkösháza at the Romanian border on the route to Arad. Announcing the contract on June 22, ...

  • Railway track
    News

    Erzgebirge operating contract extended

    2021-06-26T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Having received no expressions of interest from other potential operators, central Sachsen transport authority VMS has directly awarded DB Regio’s Erzgebirgsbahn an extension to its contract to operate Dieselnetz Erzgebirge passenger services. The contract runs for 36 months from June 13, and covers three ...

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    Metro Report International

    Xiamen metro line opens with 4 km undersea tunnel

    2021-06-25T13:38:00Z

    CHINA: Xiamen metro Line 3 opened on June 25, running 26·5 km from the city’s main railway station to Caicuo and including a 4 km undersea section. The route is entirely in tunnel except for the elevated terminus at Caicuo, and ...

  • Hydroflex Train
    Rail Business UK

    RIA calls for hydrogen train commitment to make the UK a world leader

    2021-06-25T11:00:00Z

    UK: Calling on the government to commit to placing orders for hydrogen trains, the Railway Industry Association has published a briefing document highlighting the role that hydrogen could play on the rail network. RIA says hydrogen trains could support further decarbonisation of an already low ...

  • CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
    News

    CSX to use Wabtec technology to improve fuel efficiency and meet climate goals

    2021-06-25T10:58:00Z

    USA: CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Zero-to-Zero builds on the established Trip Optimizer ...

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    In depth

    Passenger Rolling Stock: Getting ready for Wi-Fi 6E

    2021-06-25T07:04:00Z

    Measures to expand the available spectrum for free-to-air wi-fi present an opportunity for railways to improve onboard connectivity, but will require the adoption of forward-compatible components.

  • TransPennine Express accepts final Nova 3 at Manchester__ International Depot
    Rail Business UK

    TransPennine Express mulls fleet strategy as final CAF trainset accepted

    2021-06-25T05:24:00Z

    UK: TransPennine Express held a ceremony at the Manchester International Depot in Longsight on June 16 to celebrate acceptance of the final train under its fleet renewal programme. The last train to arrive is one of the 13 CAF MkVa push-pull inter-city trainsets, branded Nova 3 by the operator.

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    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-06-25T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    Football stadium graphics installed at London Underground stations

    2021-06-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London’s commercial team worked with signage and large-format printing company Links Signs to install decorative graphics at five London Underground stations to mark the Euro 2020 football tournament. Wall graphics mimic the players’ tunnel at Wembley stadium, and ...

  • Stuttgart S-Bahn Class 423 (Photo: Alstom/Dominik Schleuter)
    News

    Stuttgart S-Bahn automatic train operation and ETCS contract awarded

    2021-06-24T16:18:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €130m contract to supply ETCS and automatic train operation technology as part of a project to upgrade the Stuttgart S-Bahn network under the Stuttgart 21 programme ETCS onboard equipment suitable for Level 2 or Level 3 operation will ...

  • Passenger (Photo: VRR)
    News

    CAF selected for major battery train order

    2021-06-24T16:00:00Z

    GERMANY: CAF has been named as preferred bidder for what it says is the largest order to date for battery trains. This covers the supply and maintenance of more than 60 electric multiple-units which will be able to operate on non-electrified sections of the Niederrhein-Münsterland network. ...

  • Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-06-24T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

  • Barcelona Tibidabo funicular (Photo: Leitner)
    Metro Report International

    Barcelona’s Tibidabo funicular becomes Firefly

    2021-06-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The funicular which has linked Barcelona’s Plaça del Doctor Andreu with the amusement park on Monte Tibidabo since 1901 has reopened following a €18·3m modernisation. It is hoped that the project will help to reduce private car movements on the roads to Monte Tibidabo by ...

  • Laka Balaton train
    News

    Lake Balaton line electrified

    2021-06-24T05:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: Electric services have been launched on the 55 km Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred section of the railway around the north side of Lake Balaton, following the completion of a HF24bn modernisation and electrification programme. The journey time from Balatonfüred to Budapest has been reduced by ...

  • Andrew Haines
    Rail Business UK

    We need a simpler, sustainable and more user-centric railway, says Network Rail Chief Executive

    2021-06-23T15:47:00Z

    UK: ‘This is a fantastic time to look at reshaping the industry, as we come out of Covid’, says Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines. ‘The government is committed to growing the railway’ and to decarbonisation, and ‘there is no appetite to use Covid as an excuse to shut the railway.’

  • Stadler Class 777 IPEMU
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler unveils independently-powered electric multiple-unit

    2021-06-23T13:59:00Z

    UK: Stadler has unveiled a Class 777 electric multiple-unit which has been fitted with a prototype battery energy storage system to enable operation on non-electrified tracks. The independently-powered electric multiple-unit is being supplied to Liverpool area transport authority Merseytravel in addition to ...