All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2021 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

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    Tests suggest 30% cost saving using distributed power with LTE


    EUROPE: Initial results have confirmed the feasibility of operating long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology, and the potential for significant cost savings.

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    Metro Report International

    Tehran adds more metro stations


    IRAN: Two stations at the northwestern end of Tehran metro Line 6 were opened for revenue service on March 13, along with an isolated section of the route. The short section of Line 6 serving Yadegar-e-Emam and Shahid Sattari is being operated as a separate ...

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    Metro Report International

    ‘Bold, pioneering’ design concepts for Cambridgeshire metro unveiled


    Source: Mott MacDonald UK: ‘Thought-provoking’ design concepts have been published to show the ‘radical, innovative thinking’ behind Cambridgeshire Peterborough Combined Authority’s ambitious Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro proposal for a network of automated services connecting housing and employment across the region. The concepts developed ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Rail Business UK

    Neil Sachdev appointed Chair of EWR Co


    UK: Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Nilesh (Neil) Sachdev as Chair of Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co for a three-year term. Sachdev is currently a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail Property Ltd and Chair of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lyon consults on orbital tram and metro extensions


    FRANCE: Lyon transport operator Sytral has started public consultation into two route options for an orbital tram extension in the northeast of the city, as one of several schemes to be developed over the next five years. The T6 Nord project would ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Tempe Streetcar vehicle delivered


    USA: Phoenix operator Valley Metro has taken delivery of the first of six Liberty NXT trams from Brookville Equipment Corp to work the 4·8 km Tempe Streetcar line which is scheduled to open this year. Ordered in 2017 at cost of $33m, the trams are ...

  • The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network.
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg to expand S-Bahn fleet


    GERMANY: The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network. Citing projects such as the S4 extension to Bad Oldesloe, the S21 extension to Kaltenkirchen and the proposed S32 western ...

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    EMD locomotives ordered for Mongolian coal railway


    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply 16 EMD SD70ACeLW locomotives for use on the future Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait railway. The 1 520 mm gauge locomotives will be powered by 16-cylinder EMD 710 Series engines rated at ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tokyo Metro improves train crowding data


    JAPAN: Following successful trials, Tokyo Metro has decided to roll-out the use of stereo depth cameras to provide real-time information on train occupancy. The system developed with Ueno Green Solutions and Cyber Core uses cameras with two closely-spaced sensors a known distance apart, and software ...

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    Rail Business UK

    McGinley and Jeep Rail to collaborate on electrification works


    UK: McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd and electrification installation and maintenance company Jeep Rail have announced a collaborative working agreement which they said would enhance McGinley’s isolation planning and delivery offering and expand maintenance and renewal capacities. ‘Having an agreement with a specialist contractor such ...

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    ‘Four by four’ remodelling completed at Barcelona Sants


    SPAIN: ADIF completed work to remodel the track layout at Barcelona Sants station on March 1, following a nine-month programme known as ‘four by four’ aimed at reconfiguring the broad gauge tracks serving the deep-level station.

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    Four start-ups chosen in Rumo’s Fuse safety innovation programme


    BRAZIL: Ideas and concepts to improve safety at level crossings are to be developed and tested under plans announced by freight concessionaire Rumo. Four proposals have been selected for development under the Fuse programme to identify and implement safety improvements, which was launched by the operator ...

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    SGR operating contract to be terminated


    KENYA: The government has given notice that it intend to transfer control of operations on the country’s standard-gauge railway to Kenya Railway Corp from May 2022.

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    In depth

    Turkey: Freight won’t wait


    Restrictions on road haulage due to the pandemic have driven a sharp increase in Turkey’s rail freight traffic, particularly on international corridors, reports David O’Byrne. Further growth is expected to follow the completion of rail-served logistics centres across the network.

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    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail plans Active Travel DMU deployment on West Highland Line


    UK: ScotRail hopes to see the first of its five ‘Active Travel’ coaches converted from Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units entering service during the May 2021 timetable. The main challenge is the training of 38 drivers from Oban and Glasgow Queen Street depots whilst coronavirus social ...

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    Melbourne doubling tracking and stations contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: An alliance of Acciona, Coleman Rail, and WSP has been awarded a contract for infrastructure works as part of the A$530m Hurstbridge Line Duplication project on the Metro Trains Melbourne network. This includes signalling, power and infrastructure upgrading works, the construction of stations in Greensborough ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Metro Report International

    Sustainability to be designed into Washington metro depot


    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has selected a partnership of architecture, engineering and sustainability company Stantec and construction firm Hensel Phelps to design and build a $225m heavy repair and overhaul facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The depot connected to the Orange Line ...

  • ScotRail Class 314 for hydrogen conversion
    Rail Business UK

    COP26 to be rail decarbonisation showcase


    UK: Plans are being drawn up for Glasgow to be a showcase for zero-emission at point of use rail technology including hydrogen and battery power when the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties from November 1 to 12. ‘A number of ...