All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

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    Rail Business UK

    Celebrating diversity at the Rail Business Awards

    2021-06-23T13:00:00Z

    Entries are now being invited for the Diversity & Inclusion in Rail award at the 24th Rail Business Awards, showcasing individuals and companies working to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion across the UK rail sector.

  • A framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 DM20-EBB electric-battery shunting and main line locomotives has been signed by Paribus Rail Investment Management and Vossloh Locomotives.
    News

    Electric-battery locomotive lease fleet framework agreement signed

    2021-06-23T11:09:00Z

    GERMANY: A framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 electric-battery shunting and main line locomotives has been signed by Paribus Rail Investment Management and Vossloh Locomotives. Paribus Rail Investment Management and Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail worked with Vossloh Locomotives and its ...

  • Great Western Railway has invited expressions of interest in trialling a battery powered train on the 4 km non-electrified branch line from West Ealing to Greenford in west London.
    Rail Business UK

    GWR to test battery train on branch line

    2021-06-23T10:19:00Z

    UK: Great Western Railway has invited expressions of interest in trialling a battery powered train on the 4 km non-electrified branch line from West Ealing to Greenford in west London. The operator notes that the trial ‘will support the objectives of the Traction Decarbonisation Network ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-06-23T05:00:00Z

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

  • : Electric services on the 47·6 Conegliano – Ponte nelle Alpi-Polpet – Belluno line were inaugurated on June 11
    News

    Conegliano – Belluno line electrified

    2021-06-23T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Electric services on the 47·6 Conegliano – Ponte nelle Alpi-Polpet – Belluno line were inaugurated on June 11, with Alstom Coradia Stream EMUs now running through from Venezia to Belluno to offer a 12 min reduction in journey time. The €55m project undertaken by ...

  • Grand Union Trains has submitted a modified Section 17 application for track access to run four trains a day between Stirling and London Euston via the West Coast Main Line
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Union submits modified Stirling – London open access proposal

    2021-06-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Aspiring open access operator Grand Union Trains has submitted a modified Section 17 application for track access to run four trains a day between Stirling and London Euston via the West Coast Main Line. The Office of Rail Road is seeking responses to ...

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    News

    Rail reopenings to support climate-friendly transport

    2021-06-22T13:16:00Z

    GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz has identified 20 lines totalling 245 route-km which it intends to reactivate for both freight and passenger services by 2030 as part of an initiative to provide environmentally friendly transport alternatives.

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    Metro Report International

    Amazon backs transit-oriented development of affordable housing

    2021-06-22T13:12:00Z

    USA: Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund has committed to provide below-market financing to support the transit-oriented development of affordable housing in Seattle and Washington DC, with the aim of ensuring that moderate to low-income families can afford to live in areas with easy access to employment, schools, ...

  • Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network
    Metro Report International

    London Underground mobile coverage concession awarded

    2021-06-22T13:09:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded telecoms infrastructure provider BAI Communications a 20-year concession to provide mobile coverage on the whole London Underground network, with all stations and tunnels to be covered by the end of 2024. The neutral host network will be available for ...

  • DP World Maputo launches rail service between Maputo and Harare
    News

    Maputo – Harare container train launched

    2021-06-22T09:00:00Z

    AFRICA: DP World has launched a dedicated container service from Maputo in Mozambique to Harare in Zimbabwe, and is planning further services to connect Maputo with Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. DP World Maputo holds a concession to manage the container terminal at Maputo. It ...

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    Metro Report International

    Odense light rail phase two options presented

    2021-06-22T05:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Two options are put forward in a report into possible future expansion of the light rail line which is currently under construction in Odense. The 14·5 km phase one line running from Tarup in the northwest to Hjallese in the south is expected to open ...

  • Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn (Photo: Jakub Kothaj).
    News

    Slovakian forest railway takes delivery of Swiss railcars

    2021-06-22T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: As part of ambitious plans to provide year-round passenger services on a 760 mm gauge former forestry railway, non-profit heritage organisation Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn. The Čierny Hron valley revitalisation project, which ...

  • he iPort Rail terminal in Doncaster has opened facilities enabling goods to clear customs before or after rail transport through the Channel Tunnel, helping shippers to avoid road and port congestion (Photo: Geoff Griffiths)
    Rail Business UK

    Doncaster terminal offers customs clearance for Channel Tunnel rail freight

    2021-06-22T04:00:00Z

    UK: The iPort Rail terminal in Doncaster has opened facilities enabling goods to clear customs before or after rail transport through the Channel Tunnel, helping shippers to avoid road and port congestion. ‘Being able to clear customs in Doncaster should be a greater incentive for ...

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    Metro Report International

    GMV to supply Barcelona tram fleet management system

    2021-06-21T14:27:00Z

    SPAIN: Alstom has awarded GMV a contract to supply a unified fleet operations management system for the Trambaix and Trambesòs light rail networks in Barcelona, covering their 41 Citadis 302 trams. GMV’s SAE-R platform uses GPS tracking in conjunction with odometers, balises, Tetra communications and ...

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    In depth

    Passenger Rolling Stock: Avril moves from vision to reality

    2021-06-21T12:41:00Z

    More than a decade after the company unveiled its concept for a wide-bodied articulated trainset, Talgo’s first production Avril high speed trains are now on test in northern Spain before entering service with national operator RENFE.

  • The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology comp
    News

    Feasibility of adding 550 km/h maglev services to existing railway corridors to be studied

    2021-06-21T11:57:00Z

    ITALY: The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology company Nevomo. The organisations have signed a one-year memorandum ...

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    News

    Ukrainian Railways orders 100 sleeping cars

    2021-06-21T09:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznyitsya has awarded KVSZ a contract to supply 100 sleeping cars. The order includes 51 coaches with four-berth compartments, 12 with two-berth compartments and 37 with facilities for passengers with reduced mobility, including 17 with a train manager’s compartment. All are due ...

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    News

    Egyptian National Railways awards loco refurbishment contract

    2021-06-21T08:01:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Ukraine’s Nikolaev Locomotive Repair Plant a contract to modernise 55 Adtranz DE2550 diesel locomotives. ‘We will carry out deep modernisation of diesel locomotives with the installation of new engines, power and auxiliary equipment and microprocessor control systems to significantly ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gdańsk tram overhaul

    2021-06-21T06:00:00Z

    POLAND: Gdańsk’s tram operator has awarded sole bidder 4iB a 12·7m złoty contract to overhaul 10 Düwag N8C-MF01 trams. The 12-month project will include modernisation of the traction and control systems, mechanical repairs and upgrading of the passenger information systems on the vehicles, which were ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-06-21T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market