All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2021 – Page 3

All articles published this month.

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    Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern agree to merge


    NORTH AMERICA: The two smallest Class I railroads, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, have agreed to merge, creating what they say will be ‘the first US-Mexico-Canada rail network’.

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    Delivery of next batch of Sydney EMUs underway


    AUSTRLIA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has shipped the first of the next batch of Waratah Series 2 double-deck electric multiple-units for Sydney Trains, 18 months after the contract was signed. An initial 24 Waratah Series 2 sets were ordered from Downer ...

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    ENSCO awarded Transportation Technology Center contract


    USA: ENSCO has been awarded a $571m contract to provide research and development, testing, engineering and training services at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. The contract includes a five-year base period and three options each for a further five years. Transition of the operations, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rockfall shelter to protect Devon coastal railway


    UK: The government has confirmed £37·4m of funding to enable the construction of a 209 m extension of the Parsons Tunnel rockfall shelter to protect the railway running between cliffs and the sea between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon. Studies including drone flights had found ...

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    Metro Report International

    DfT proposes extension of Transport for London support package


    UK: The Department for Transport has proposed a short-term extension of Transport for London’s coronavirus pandemic emergency funding and financing support agreement, known as the H2 Funding Package, through to May 18. The H2 package agreed last year currently covers the period from October 18 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Sydney Metro Barangaroo station contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: BESIX Watpac has been awarded a A$217m contract to build Barangaroo station on the Sydney Metro City Southwest project. The station will be located to the northwest of the city centre, close to the Walsh Bay Arts Cultural precinct. The ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive to be tested by Sierra Northern Railway


    USA: The California Energy Commission has awarded Sierra Northern Railway and energy research organisation GTI almost $4m to fund the production of a fuel cell shunting locomotive, with the aim of demonstrating the potential for hydrogen traction units to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel. ...

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    Chicago commuter rail coach order confirmed


    USA: Alstom and Chicago commuter rail operator Metra have finalised a framework contract for the supply of 500 double-deck push-pull coaches, with a €650m firm order for an initial 200 vehicles. The Metra board selected Alstom as preferred bidder in January. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter are to be reinstated, after the Department for Transport confirmed the provision of £40·5m of funding under the Restoring Your Railway initiative
    Rail Business UK

    Exeter – Okehampton passenger service to be revived


    UK: Regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter are to be reinstated, after the Department for Transport confirmed the provision of £40·5m of funding under the Restoring Your Railway initiative on March 19. The initial service will start by the end of this year, with ...

  • Swift Express Freight multiple-unit impression
    Rail Business UK

    Swift Express Freight demonstrator to be tested


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Ricardo have teamed up to develop an electric multiple-unit intended to demonstrate a cost-effective and low carbon way of transporting parcels. Dubbed Swift Express Freight, the demonstrator is to be converted at Wabtec’s Doncaster site from a surplus Class ...

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    Indian high speed line track design MoU signed


    INDIA: National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd and Japan Railway Track Consultants Co have signed a memorandum of understanding covering track design for the 237 km Vadodara – Vapi package T2 section of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor. JRTC is to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Construction of Integrated Train Testing Centre begins


    SINGAPORE: Construction of Land Transport Authority’s Integrated Train Testing Centre was launched by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 17. The ITTC will support the testing and commissioning of trains and railway systems for new and existing lines, allowing ...

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    Scurrah and Cory to lead Pacific National


    AUSTRALIA: Paul Scurrah has been selected as the next Managing Director CEO of freight operator Pacific National, succeeding Dean Dalla Valle who had announced his intention to step down earlier this year. Having previously served as CEO of Queensland Rail ...

  • Composite rail doors for Hitachi
    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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    JR East’s driver-only Series 131 EMUs enter traffic on the Boso peninsula


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has put into service its fleet of Series E131 EMUs on the relatively lightly used lines serving the Boso peninsula in Chiba Prefecture with effect from the March 13 timetable change.

  • The ScotRail franchise is to be taken over by the Scottish Government on the expiry of the current contract with Abellio in March 2022
    Rail Business UK

    Scottish Government to take over ScotRail in March 2022


    UK: The ScotRail franchise is to be taken over by the Scottish Government on the expiry of the current contract with Abellio in March 2022, Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has confirmed. Services are to be operated by an arm’s length Operator of Last Resort, wholly ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hitachi Rail awarded Washington metro car contract


    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply the next generation of trains for the federal capital’s 165 km, six-route metro network.

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    ADIF expands Galicia upgrading programme


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has set out plans to invest a further €546m in modernising two rail corridors across Galicia, linking the junction at Monforte de Lemos with Ourense and Lugo.

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    Metro Report International

    Jiaxing catenary-free tram unveiled


    CHINA The first of 20 low-floor trams being built by CRRC Changchun for the light rail network now under construction in Jiaxing was formally unveiled in the city on March 17.