All Railway Gazette International articles in March 2021 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

  • Rishi Sunak budget 2021
    Rail Business UK

    Rail sector responds to 2021 budget


    UK: Organisations from across the rail industry have responded to the budget presented by Chancellor the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on March 3, with funding for investment welcomed but criticism of missed opportunities for the sector. Key announcements included £30m for the Global Centre of Rail ...

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    Support for Israeli section of ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway


    ASIA: Israel’s National Infrastructure Committee has given its backing to proposals to extend the Jezreel Valley railway to the border with Jordan, in what is envisaged to be the first stage of a possible ‘Gulf to Gulf’ railway linking the Bay of Haifa with Jordan, Saudi ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Success of current rail projects will influence future investment choices, says Rail Minister


    UK: The Swift, Pragmatic Efficient Enhancement Delivery project to identify ways of reducing infrastructure investment costs and speeding up delivery ‘is a call to arms to cut unnecessary red tape, be bold and purposeful, and empower the railway to be radical in its thinking’, ...

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    ODEG retains Baltic coast operating contract


    GERMANY: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern transport authority VMV has awarded incumbent Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn the next contract to operate Ostseeküste II passenger services along the Baltic Sea coast. The contract awarded to ODEG on March 1 covers the operation of services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Sassnitz/Binz and RE10 ...

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    In depth

    Infrastructure: Getting to grips with climate change


    As part of a broader weather resilience and climate change adaptation strategy, Network Rail has been reviewing its management of earthworks and structures. It has also put in place environmental initiatives aimed at mitigating its own impact.

  • Sep2020_SMWSA Airport Terminal Station Artists Impression
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • EffiShunter 1000 společnosti Trainpoint Norway

    CZ Loko targets Scandinavian shunter replacement market


    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has won a contract to supply an EffiShunter 1000 four-axle diesel-electric locomotive to Oslo-based leasing and maintenance company Trainpoint Norway, and will prioritise obtaining approval for use in Sweden is it sees a large potential market for the replacement of ageing ...

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    Discontinuous electrification proposed on Brandenburg regional route


    GERMANY: Hybrid battery-electric trains could be running on the Berlin – Neuruppin – Wittenberge route by 2028, according to a study undertaken for the District of Ostprignitz-Ruppin by the Innoverse transport consultancy.

  • České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units

    ČD signs framework contract for 160 Pesa regional DMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units, with a firm order worth almost KC3bn for an initial 33 units. The 120 km/h low-floor DMUs will ...

  • Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv
    Metro Report International

    Tatra-Yug to supply trams to Kyiv


    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv by February 2023 The contract signed on February 25 is worth €1·225m per tram, and is backed with funding from the European Investment Bank. Elektron had bid €24·9m ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Redundancy-hit Hull Trains to resume operations in April


    UK: Vowing to ‘build the business back up’ having made around a quarter of its staff redundant, Hull Trains Managing Director Louise Cheeseman announced on March 1 that the open access operator would restart services between London and East Yorkshire from April 12.

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern to use Payit for faster refunds


    UK: In what the operator says is a first for the rail industry, Northern is to use the NatWest’s Payit payment system to issue refunds almost instantly to customers’ bank accounts. NatWest launched Payit in 2020 to enable instant refunds and customer service payments, as ...

  • Haeundae Beach Train (Photo: CRRC)
    Metro Report International

    Beside the seaside on battery powered scenic tramway


    SOUTH KOREA: A disused railway on a coastal corniche has been converted into a scenic light rail line linking seaside tourist destinations in Busan. The Haeundae Beach Train uses a 4·8 km section of the former Donghae Nambu Line, with six ...

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    Joban Line ATO ready to launch


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start automatic train operation in commercial service on March 13, when the equipment goes live for Joban Line (Local) services in northern Tokyo.

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group reiterates call for train fare reform


    UK: With this year’s annual fares increase coming into force from March 1, the Rail Delivery Group has sought to remind passengers and commentators that decisions over fares are made by the government, while reiterating that the rail sector has already put forward proposals for reform.

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    ETCS to the Sunshine Coast


    AUSTRALIA: Work has started on an A$43m project to install ETCS Level 1 automatic train protection on Queensland Rail’s Sunshine Coast line between Caboolture, Nambour and Gympie North.

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene


    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

  • Graz metro proposal (Image: Strohecker Architekten/Newages)
    Metro Report International

    Two-line automated metro proposed for Graz


    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a two-line automated metro network are included in a study into future transport concepts published by the city of Graz. The study undertaken by special purpose company MUM 2030+ found that there were 452 000 passenger journeys per day into the central ...

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    Grand Est concession attracts ‘good response’


    FRANCE: ‘Between four and 10’ companies or consortia have prequalified for a concession to operate a group of branch lines in the Grand Est region, according to the region’s Vice-President responsible for Transport David Valence.