All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2015 – Page 6

  • Bombardier Innovia peoplemover in Beijing.

    Chicago O'Hare Airport peoplemover upgrading contract


    USA: Chicago Department of Aviation has awarded Parsons Construction and Bombardier Transportation a contract to upgrade the 4·3 km Airport Transit System automated peoplemover at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Bombardier's share of the contract announced on May 5 is worth $180m, and includes the supply of 36 Innovia APM ...

  • VTG and Chart Industries have unveiled what is claimed to be the first purpose-built tank wagon for liquefied natural gas.

    Cryogenic LNG tank wagon unveiled


    EUROPE: Wagon leasing company VTG and US-based cryogenic transport specialist Chart Industries unveiled what is claimed to be the first purpose-built tank wagon for liquefied natural gas on May 5. Having been developed over the past three years by the two companies and VTG’s Waggonbau Graaff business, the wagon unveiled ...

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    Victoria budget kicks off 10-year rolling stock spend


    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has allocated more than A$6bn for rail investment in its 2015-16 budget, announced by Treasurer Tim Pallas on May 5. The headline element is A$2bn for rolling stock investment as the first tranche of a 10-year programme to strengthen local public transport and revitalise the ...

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    Daegu opens third metro line


    SOUTH KOREA: Daegu metro operator Daegu Metropolitan Transit Corp opened Line 3 on April 23. The 24 km line is the city’s first monorail. The north-south route connects KNU Medical Centre to Yongji with 28 intermediate stations. Interchange is provided at Sinnam with metro Line 2 and Myeongdeok with ...

  • Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new design of axle earthing unit.

    Axle earthing units


    EARTHING: Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new design of axle earthing unit, which it says reduces movement between the brush box and shaft, improves brush-shaft contact and offers better system performance and lower maintenance costs. The company says the problems caused by electrical currents damaging axlebox roller bearings ...

  • HopperPopper from Pneumat Systems.

    HopperPopper helps unload wagons


    FREIGHT: The HopperPopper from Pneumat Systems assists in the unloading of dried grains and meal products from wagons by combining compressed air blast technology with precise hydraulic controls. The wirelessly controlled HopperPopper allows operators to position a hydraulically- driven blast probe in the hopper compartment, blasting out bulk ...

  • Deutsche Bahn VT642 test DMU.

    Hybrid drive demonstrates 15% fuel saving


    ENGINE: A 15% reduction in fuel consumption compared to a conventional diesel multiple-unit was achieved by Deutsche Bahn’s VT642 test DMU when MTU undertook trials with a hybrid version of its PowerPack. MTU’s PowerPacks combine a DMU engine with electric, mechanical or hydraulic transmission, after-treatment, auxiliaries and cooling systems into ...

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    High speed line maintenance software


    FRANCE: CARL Software has won a contract to supply its CARL Source asset management software to the Mesea joint venture which will maintain the track, signalling and electrification on the 300 km Tours – Bordeaux LGV Sud Europe Atlantique high speed line which is under construction for opening in 2017. ...

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    Autonomous platform screen doors on Citybanan


    SWEDEN: The two new underground stations being built as part of Stockholm’s Citybanan project are to be equipped with Gilgen Door Systems platform screen doors with ClearSy’s Coppilot autonomous control system. This uses sensors installed on the platform rather than equipment on the train, which ClearSy says is ideal ...

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    Grindrod locos delivered to Douala


    CAMEROON: Railway concessionaire Camrail, owned by Bolloré Africa Logistics, has taken delivery of two CC 3300 locomotives at the port of Douala. Representing an investment of FrCFA3bn each, the locomotives were supplied by South African manufacturer Grindrod as part of an initial batch of eight diesel heavy freight locos which ...

  • RZD already operates Siemens Velaro trainsets at up to 250 km/h on the conventional 1 520 mm gauge main line between Moscow and St Petersburg. The Moscow - Kazan line would be Russia's first dedicated high speed corridor.

    Sino-Russian consortium to design Moscow – Kazan line


    RUSSIA: On May 1 Russian Railways announced that a Sino-Russian consortium led by Mosgiprotrans would undertake design work for the planned 770 route-km Moscow – Kazan high speed line. Covering engineering surveys, project development planning, surveying and the development of design documentation, the contract is to be undertaken within a ...

  • CNR Dalian unveiled the first train for Line 2 in April 2014.

    Dalian metro Line 2 opens


    CHINA: Trial passenger operation on the first phase of Dalian metro Line 2 started on April 30. Free services are limited to 5 000 passengers during a 2 h period in the morning and another in the afternoon of each day until May 8, and 10 000 ...

  • A pair of SBB Class Re460 locomotives was used by Alptransit Gotthard for 200 km/h testing in the base tunnel during 2014. Photo: Lorenz Degen

    SBB prepares for Gotthard base tunnel opening


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways is embarking on a major programme to modify long-distance rolling stock for operation through the Gotthard base tunnel, the company announced on April 30. In addition, it is launching an extensive staff training programme to prepare for the start of operations on December 11 2016. Announcing ...

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    Last Jakarta Line 1 contract awarded


    INDONESIA: MRT Jakarta has awarded the last of eight contracts for the first Jakarta metro line. The ¥25bn railway systems and trackwork contract, announced on April 30, has been awarded to a consortium led by Mitsui & Co and including Toyo Engineering Corp, Kobe Steel, and local firm PT Inti ...