All Railway Gazette International articles in June 2021 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

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    Rack railway train design unveiled


    SWITZERLAND: Mountain railway and cable car operator Rigi Bahnen has unveiled the appearance of the Riggenbach rack electric multiple-units which Stadler is to supply under a SFr38m contract awarded in May 2019. The styling by Milani Design is inspired by the operator’s ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line trains unveiled


    JAPAN: The first of 19 Series 18000 trainsets to operate Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line was unveiled at Saginuma depot in Kawasaki city on June 2.

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    Arriva eyes night trains to Schiphol


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Netherlands has applied for rights to operate open access night trains linking Maastricht and Groningen to the Randstad region and Schiphol airport, challenging the current NS monopoly of the core national network.

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    Taiwan Railways Administration awards signalling upgrade contract


    TAIWAN: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €231m contract to implement an electrical systems and signalling interlocking enhancement package for Taiwan Railways Administration. This includes replacing relay interlockings with Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings at 68 stations to cover 450 km of the 1 110 ...

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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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    Metro Report International

    Baku metro extended


    AZERBAIJAN: A 1 km extension of the Baku metro’s Violet Line from Memar Əcəmi to a new station at 8 Noyabr was inaugurated President Ilham Aliyev on May 29, two days before the metro reopened following a pandemic closure which began on October 19 2020. The ...

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    Russian-built 1 435 mm gauge wagons approved for EU use


    EUROPE: United Wagon Co has obtained type approval from the EU Agency for Railways for two types of container wagon, which it says is the ‘first time in modern history’ that Russian-built wagons will operate on 1 435 mm gauge lines in Europe. Approval for the ...

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    CRRC Zhuzhou rolls out double-deck Westbahn EMU


    AUSTRIA: The first of four double-deck electric multiple-units being built for use by open access operator Westbahn GmbH has been rolled out for testing by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co in China’s Hunan province.

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    Tunnel bypassed in earthquake recovery project


    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has completed a two-year project to realign a section of its Christchurch – Picton main line on South Island to bypass the line’s oldest tunnel which had been damaged by an earthquake.

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    Rail Business UK

    Midlands Connect calls for direct rail link between Coventry and Leicester


    UK: Midlands Connect has set out proposals for a direct passenger train service between Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham. Its report has been released ahead of the publication of the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and northern England, which the regional transport strategy body sees ...

  • London Euston departure board with British Sign Language screens (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger information displays incorporate sign language interpretation


    UK: Network Rail has begun deploying 20 LB Foster fixed and mobile touch-screen passenger information displays with in-screen British Sign Language interpretation at London Euston station, and a large screen is to be provided beside the departure boards on the main concourse. Network Rail has ...

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    Autonomous railbus project approved


    GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy has approved funding for development of the Aachener Rail Shuttle concept, which envisages a 100 km/h autonomous battery-powered railbus to reduce the cost of providing rail services on secondary lines in rural areas.

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    Turkey’s Velaro high speed trainsets delivered


    TURKEY: National operator TCDD Taşımacılık has taken delivery of the last of the 19 Velaro TR high speed trainsets ordered from Siemens Mobility. TCDD bought its first Velaro in 2013, when a Velaro D trainset for Germany was taken from the production line and refitted for ...

  • Freiburg CAF tram order
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons

    LTG Cargo fleet renewal targets grain and intermodal growth


    LITHUANIA: The national railway’s freight division LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons in support of its long-term business strategy. LTG Cargo said the Lithuanian grain market grew by 30% with a harvest of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Flexi Season ticket details announced


    UK: Further details have been announced of the Flexi Season tickets valid for eight days of travel in a 28 day period. The paperless tickets are aimed at commuters who travel at peak times on two or three days a week, and will go on sale on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Istanbul opens metro Line M9


    TURKEY: Line M9 on the European side of Istanbul opened on May 29. M9 combines a newly-built metro route between Ikitelli Sanayi and Bahariye, which has been under construction since 2016, with the İkitelli Sanayi – Olimpiyat line which opened in November 2013 as branch ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Lightline tram arrives


    JAPAN: The first of 17 three-section low-floor light rail vehicles being built to operate the Haga – Utsunomiya LRT was unveiled at the line’s depot on May 31, having been delivered a few days earlier.

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    Lac-Mégantic rail bypass agreement


    CANADA: The federal government and Canadian Pacific Railway have signed an agreement covering the next steps in the development of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass, which will enable trains to avoid the Québec town which was devastated when an unattended crude oil train ran away in July ...

  • Impression of future Siemens Mobility train for London Underground's Piccadilly Line.
    Metro Report International

    Driverless train study required under latest Transport for London support deal


    UK: The Department for Transport has agreed a further funding package for Transport for London, with government conditions including studies for the possible conversion of two Underground lines to driverless operation. The deal reached on June 1 covers the period from May 29 to December 11. ...