All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021 – Page 7

All articles published this month.

  • Mittelrheinbahn
    News

    Left bank of the Rhein operating contract awarded

    2021-06-10T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Rheinland-Pfalz Nord, Süd and Rheinland transport authorities have jointly awarded incumbent Transdev company Trans Regio Deutsche Regionalbahn the next contract to operate RB26 MittelrheinBahn regional passenger services linking Köln, Koblenz and Mainz via the scenic route along the left bank of the River Rhein. ...

  • The Office of Rail & Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Lessons learned’ review of Hitachi train crack issue

    2021-06-09T15:34:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May. ORR said it would ...

  • US Steel plant
    News

    US Steel sells railway business

    2021-06-09T14:21:00Z

    USA: Fortress Transportation Infrastructure Investors has agreed to buy US Steel’s Transtar business, which operates six freight railways serving the steelmaker’s major production facilities. These are the Gary Railway in Indiana, Lake Terminal Railroad in Ohio, Union Railroad in Pennsylvania, Fairfield Southern in ...

  • Test equipment fitted to unit 195002 (Photo: Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern’s CAF multiple-units return to service

    2021-06-09T11:41:00Z

    UK: All but two of Northern’s CAF Class 195 diesel and Class 331 electric multiple-units are now back in service, after analysis of the causes of the cracks discovered in April and the development of a modification that is being rolled out across the Class 195 fleet.

  • President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi.
    News

    Mozambique – Malawi railway reinstatement gets underway

    2021-06-09T08:27:00Z

    MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi. This section of the 1 067 ...

  • Rurtalbahn DMU (Photo NVR)
    News

    Interim diesel contracts awarded pending switch to zero-emission operation

    2021-06-09T08:12:00Z

    GERMANY: Nahverkehr Rheinland has awarded two contracts for the operation of diesel-worked local passenger services around Düren as interim measure pending a switch to fuel cells or other zero-emission traction. Both contracts were awarded to incumbent Rurtalbahn and run for four years from December 12 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-06-09T05:00:00Z

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

  • rba_2022_header_crop
    Rail Business UK

    Recognising the importance of teams

    2021-06-09T05:00:00Z

    Entries are now open for the Rail Team of the Year category in the 24th Rail Business Awards, providing a valuable opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence among teams working in many different areas of the UK rail sector.

  • be-brussels-M7-launch-02DSC_0625
    Metro Report International

    Brussels M7 metro trains launched

    2021-06-08T15:57:00Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels metro operator STIB has officially launched its M7 series trainsets into operation, with CEO Brieuc Meeûs d’Argenteuil and the capital region’s Minister of Mobility Elke van den Brandt taking invited guests for a short ride on the first unit from Erasmus station on Line 1.

  • us-pan-am-southern-cropped
    News

    Amtrak raises concerns over CSX-Pan Am deal

    2021-06-08T15:15:00Z

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has raised concerns over the proposed acquisition of New England regional railroad Pan Am Railways by CSX Corp.

  • Cummins’ hydrogen business Hydrogenics is to open a factory at Herten in the Ruhr region for the volume production of fuel cells for applications including Alstom’s Coradia iLint multiple-units.
    News

    From diesel to hydrogen with Cummins on the latest InnoTrans podcast

    2021-06-08T11:39:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The guest on the latest InnoTrans podcast is Regina Barringer, General Manager of Cummins, who discusses how hydrogen and hybrid drives can help to reduce emissions and whether diesel technology will still be important in the future. ‘It’s an exciting time to be in ...

  • au-alstom-belleview-plant-inauguration
    News

    Alstom starts assembling Perth EMUs

    2021-06-08T09:21:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Alstom officially began train manufacturing at the Metronet Bellevue assembly plant in Western Australia on June 7, describing the occasion as ‘a watershed moment’ for the local rail sector.

  • Dubai Route 2020 metro station (Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai)
    Metro Report International

    Dubai Red Line metro reaches Expo 2020

    2021-06-08T09:13:00Z

    UAE: The 9 km extension of Dubai’s automated metro network from Al Furjan to the Expo 2020 fairground was opened for revenue service on June 1, in preparation for the delayed start of the world fair being hosted by the emirate. The ...

  • lv-GreenSwitch-04
    News

    LDz launches semitrailer service with Stena Line

    2021-06-08T07:00:00Z

    LATVIA: National railway Latvijas Dzelzceļš has launched what it says is its first piggyback intermodal service carrying semitrailers with the aim of capturing a greater share of the freight market for shipments heading to western Europe.

  • Cowra station (Photo: Bidgee/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0-au).
    News

    SMEC to undertake Cowra Lines reopening study

    2021-06-08T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has appointed SMEC Australia to investigate the cost and ongoing viability of reviving the out of use 179 km Blayney – Demondrille railway for freight traffic. Cowra station (Photo: Bidgee/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0-au). This route forms part of ...

  • gb-KX-throat-from tunnel-NR
    Rail Business UK

    London King’s Cross station remodelling completed

    2021-06-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has completed its remodelling of the approaches to London King’s Cross station as part of its £1·2bn East Coast Main Line upgrading programme. Wholesale replacement of the track layout installed in the early 1970s has allowed the station platforms to be extended ...

  • it-Trento tramway rendering
    Metro Report International

    Trento tramway approved

    2021-06-08T04:51:00Z

    ITALY: The province of Trentino and Trento municipality have reached agreement for the construction of an 8 km tram line in the city.

  • il-red-line-tram-test-1
    Metro Report International

    Test running starts on Tel Aviv Red Line

    2021-06-07T16:03:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv light rail project promoter NTA has started test running with its Chinese-built LRVs on the first section of the Red Line, which is now under construction between Petakh-Tikva and Bat Yam.

  • gb-Swansea-Manchester Mk 4 DVT
    Rail Business UK

    Ex-Grand Central Mk IVs to operate Swansea – Manchester service

    2021-06-07T15:16:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has purchased a batch of 30 refurbished Mk IV inter-city carriages to operate its Swansea – Manchester route from December 2022, replacing the current Class 175 DMUs.

  • no-CAF Oaris Flytoget_02
    News

    CAF Oaris EMUs enter service with Flytoget

    2021-06-07T12:46:00Z

    NORWAY: The first CAF Oaris high speed EMUs entered traffic with Oslo airport express operator Flytoget on June 3.