All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2021 – Page 5

All articles published this month.

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco

    Railway Improvement & Safety for Egypt funding approved


    EGYPT: The World Bank’s executive board has approved a US$440m loan to support the Railway Improvement Safety for Egypt project. The RISE programme has a total value of US$681·1m, including a US$241·1m contribution from Egyptian National Railways. It is a continuation of the ...

  • Universal Transport Group delivers NJ Transit locomotive (3)

    Transporting a locomotive from Kassel to New Jersey


    USA: Universal Transport Group is managing the delivery of 25 ALP45-DP locomotives which NJ Transit ordered from Bombardier Transportation. The electro-diesel locomotives are being produced at the Kassel factory in Germany. Universal Transport Group’s project forwarder Züst Bachmeier is responsible for organising and ...

  • Eskişehir tram
    Metro Report International

    Eskişehir tramway extension opens


    TURKEY: An extension of Eskişehir tram Line 13 from Şehir Hastanesi to Sultandere and 75 Yil District opened on March 12, taking the metre-gauge Estram network to a total of 45 km. The intial section of Line 13 between Opera and Şehir Hastanesi opened in ...

  • us-Amtrak Cardinal in Washington DC

    America Rescue Plan funding foreshadows Amtrak’s return to growth


    USA: The passage through both houses of Congress of the America Rescue Plan Act in early March has been welcomed by Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn, with the national passenger rail company set to receive $1∙7bn in recovery funding.

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    President opens section of Ferrovia Norte-Sul as project nears completion


    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas officiated at the opening of a 172 km section of the 1 600 mm gauge Ferrovia Norte-Sul between São Simão in Goiás state and Estrela D’Oeste in São Paulo state. Held in the recently ...

  • GTR Southern ticket gate and Class 455
    Rail Business UK

    Penalty Fare changes under consideration


    UK: The Department for Transport has begin consultation on changes to penalty fares in England and Wales, saying they are currently set too low to act as a deterrent to fare dodging. Under the Penalty Fares regulations, passengers who have had the opportunity to buy ...

  • Impression of train ferry ordered for CG Railway’s route across the Gulf of Mexico.

    Gulf of Mexico train ferry fleet renewal


    NORTH AMERICA: The first of two train ferries ordered for CG Railway’s route across the Gulf of Mexico has been launched by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co in China. The CGR joint venture of Genesee Wyoming and SEACOR Holdings transports 10 000 wagons/year ...

  • Wroclaw Modertrans tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Wrocław orders more trams


    POLAND: MPK Wrocław has placed a firm order for Modertrans to supply a further 21 Moderus Gamma trams. The order confirmed on March 8 has been placed using an option a contract for 26 trams which was agreed in September 2020, and takes the total ...

  • Indian-built locomotive for Mozambique's CFM

    Indian designed and built locomotives for Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi has rolled out the first two of six 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique along with 90 stainless steel coaches. The 3 000 hp ‘Designed in ...

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    Metro Report International

    UITP scholarship programme to honour Laurent Dauby


    TRAINING: The International Association of Public Transport is to launch a scholarship programme for young leaders from developing countries, in memory of its former Director of Rail, Laurent Dauby, who died suddenly at the end of 2019.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Rolling stock leasing and management company Porterbrook has announced a restructuring.
    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook announces restructuring


    UK: Rolling stock leasing and management company Porterbrook has announced a restructuring. With effect from April 1, Head of Structured Finance Stefan Rose will take up the new position of Chief Investment Officer, leading a dedicated team focusing on new and re-leasing passenger, freight and ...

  • Sinara Transport Machines 2TE35A locomotive design option

    Ural Locomotives factory to produce ‘fully Russian’ main line diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has announced that its ‘fundamentally new, fully Russian’ 2TE35A main line diesel locomotives are to be produced at the Ural Locomotives factory near Yekaterinburg. STM and Russian Railways signed a framework agreement for the supply of 2ES6A electric and 2TE35A diesel ...

  • BNSF in the Tehachapi Mountains (Photo: Dave Lustig)

    Amsted Digital Solutions acquires GeoMetrix Rail Logistics


    NORTH AMERICA: US telematics company Amsted Digital Solutions has acquired Calgary-based fleet management software developer GeoMetrix Rail Logistics, as a ‘first milestone’ towards expanding its digital footprint. ‘Our vision is to create a seamless and single platform experience for our customers’, said ADS Chief Operations ...

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    Persian wonder geckos relocated from Etihad Rail route


    UAE: More than 300 animals including Middle Eastern short-fingered and Baluch rock geckos, saw-faced vipers, Cheeseman’s gerbils, scorpions and the rare Persian wonder gecko have been relocated away from the future rail alignment in the Misanad Protected Area by national railway developer Etihad Rail and the Sharjah Environment ...

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    AAR proposes transport decarbonisation initiatives


    USA: The Association of American Railroads has outlined a series of policy proposals aimed at leveraging the improved environmental performance of rail freight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, ‘safely and effectively combatting climate change’.

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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

  • HUBNER-Airdal
    Metro Report International

    Antiviral surface protection for public transport


    GERMANY: Hübner Group has entered into a co-operation agreement with Airdal for the distribution of antiviral surface protection products in the public transport market. ‘Regional transit companies are encountering major challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’, said Helge Förster, General Manager of Hübner ...

  • East Coast Main Line
    Rail Business UK

    Union Connectivity Review interim report proposes TEN-T style network for the UK


    UK: The government has published an interim report from the Union Connectivity Review into improved transport links across all parts of the UK, which is being undertaken by Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy. The report suggests that a UK Strategic Transport Network modelled on ...

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    Hitachi Rail to support ETR500 fleet


    ITALY: National operator Trenitalia has selected Hitachi Rail to provide integrated logistics support for the maintenance of its Frecciarossa fleet of ETR500 high speed trains.