All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rail Business UK

    ORR issues updated guidance on level crossing safety


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has published Principles for Managing Level Crossing Safety, setting out new guidance for Network Rail, heritage and other railways and local authorities. The guidance emphasises the reduction of risk through level cross design, providing alternative ways of crossing the ...

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    Orlík bridge replacement contractor selected


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager Správa Železnic has selected Metrostav for a Kc544m contract to replace the Orlík bridge near Červená nad Vltavou. The current bridge opened in 1889 and limits the maximum weight of the trains on the 59·8 km Tábor – Písek line. The new ...

  • Tatra Electric Railway 425.95 EMU (Photo: Honza Groh (Jagro), CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Tatra Electric Railway EMU modernisation


    SLOVAKIA: Following the delivery of five new Stadler Class 495.95 electric multiple-units for the metre-gauge Tatra Electric Railway network, ŽOS Vrútky has begun work to modernise the 15 older Class 425.95 GTW2/6 units which a consortium of Stadler, ŽOS Vrútky and Adtranz supplied in 2000–02 and 2006.

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    Bi-mode diagnostic trains ordered


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded a consortium of Stadler and Mermec a contract to design, manufacture and supply five electro-diesel multiple-units which will be used for real-time inspection of track and overhead electrification equipment. The diagnostic units will have three cars plus a power module, ...

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    Green transport no longer a distant vision as DSB signs landmark electric train contract


    DENMARK: ‘After many years of planning and preparation, we can now start the practical work of getting the trains of the future to Denmark’, said DSB CEO Flemming Jensen when the national passenger operator signed a major framework contract with Alstom for the supply of electric multiple-units.

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    Metro Report International

    Ruhrbahn orders 51 light rail vehicles


    GERMANY: Essen and Mülheim transport operator Ruhrbahn has awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 51 light rail vehicles, which will enable the complete replacement of its Stadtbahn-B cars as well as the P86/P89 sets which were acquired second-hand from London’s Docklands Light Railway. ...

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    Research, market access and demand form three pillars of UNIFE advocacy strategy


    EUROPE: UNIFE’s general assembly has approved the European rail supply industry association’s 2021-22 advocacy strategy, through which it aims to continue to raise awareness of the strategic importance of the sector from both an industrial and a sustainable transport point of view, and highlight the challenges ...

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    Swiss narrow gauge railways merge


    SWITZERLAND: Metre gauge railway operators Appenzeller Bahnen and Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn have merged following approval by their respective boards on June 11 and June 17. The two companies in northeast Switzerland have co-operated closely for almost 20 years, and began to explore a merger at the beginning of ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    Street theatre to raise vaccine awareness at metro construction sites


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has organised street theatre performances at construction sites to raise awareness of the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination. The shows performed by film, television and web actors use the rural dialects and folk songs of many of the construction workers. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail International aims to grow as government-owned rail advisory practice


    UK: Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Keith Wallace as Chairman of Crossrail International, a Department for Transport body that provides organisations across the world with strategic advice on developing and delivering complex rail schemes. He succeeds Sir Terry ...

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    Rail Business UK

    London to Glasgow record narrowly missed


    UK: Despite some very impressive work by driver Neil Barker, an attempt by Avanti West Coast to set a new record for the London – Glasgow route on June 17 narrowly missed beating the record established by a pre-series Advanced Passenger Train in December 1984.

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    Metro Report International

    Withdrawn Helsinki trams to be tested in Poland


    POLAND: Two of the 40 Variotrams which have been withdrawn from service in Helsinki are to be tested in Łódź this summer, with the city’s transport operator potentially looking to acquire further vehicles if the trials prove successful. MPK Łódź will be able to use ...

  • GTR Southern Class 455 EMU at station
    Rail Business UK

    Govia Thameslink Railway contract extended to March 2022


    UK: The Department for Transport has extended Govia Thameslink Railway’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement from September 20 2021 until March 31 2022 on the existing terms, and laid the ground for a directly-awarded contract which could run up to a further six years. Govia Thameslink Railway ...

  • The prototype Flow modular footbridge built from lightweight, cost-effective and high strength fibre-reinforced polymer and designed to meet current technical standards while also creating a ‘welcoming, enjoyable and safe’ crossing has been unveiled by Ne
    Rail Business UK

    Prototype modular footbridge unveiled


    UK: The prototype Flow modular footbridge built from lightweight, cost-effective and high strength fibre-reinforced polymer and designed to meet current technical standards while also creating a ‘welcoming, enjoyable and safe’ crossing has been unveiled by Network Rail. Knight Architects was appointed to develop the design concept ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

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    Rack railcars ordered for the Dolderbahn


    SWITZERLAND: Zürich public transport operator VBZ has awarded Stadler Bussnang a SFr10·6m + VAT contract to supply two rack railcars for the metre-gauge Dolderbahn, which starts at Römerhof in the city suburbs and climbs 162 m in 1 328 m. The railcars are scheduled to be ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Industry and unions agree principles for making the rail industry more financially sustainable


    UK: The Rail Industry Recovery Group, which was formed to bring together industry and trade union representatives to identify ways to make the industry more financially sustainable in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, has agreed common principles and focus areas for ‘meaningful discussions’ to address ...