All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2020

All articles published this month.

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
    Urban news

    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

  • Alstom trainset for the Grand Paris driverless metro project.
    Urban news

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom Société du Grand Paris has awarded the Keiros consortium of Egis, Setec Planitec BTP and Ingérop a seven-year contract to co-ordinate construction of automated metro lines 15 South, 16 and 17, totalling 80 km with 31 stations. The consortium will provide an overview ...

  • Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou.
    News

    DB tests larger version of CRRC hybrid shunting locomotive

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou. DB ordered four 750 kW four-axle diesel-battery hybrid locomotives from CRRC Zhuzhou in June 2018 at a cost of €10m, with ...

  • Fugro’s train-based RILA technology attached to a passenger train in St Ives.
    Rail Business UK

    Fugro awarded Network Rail Western Route track survey contract

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake an asset and track position survey covering almost 1 600 route-km on its Western Route in England. This follows similar work in Wales during 2019. The capture of data on an estimated 97 % of all ...

  • Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar
    Urban news

    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar which is under construction in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for opening in 2022. Herzog Transit Services beat two other bidders for ...

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    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens

    2020-06-02T08:06:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...

  • Concept design of new ferry in the Sounds- design credit OSK Shiptech
    News

    KiwiRail to order two train ferries

    2020-06-02T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has issued a request for proposals for its next generation of train ferries for the Wellington to Picton route linking the road and rail networks of the North Island and South Island. The two new ships ‘represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the ...

  • Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp,
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    Sumitomo invests in Manila LRT-1 concessionaire

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp, marking the Japanese company’s first investment in a southeast Asian passenger railway. The other LRMC shareholders are Metro Pacific Investments, AC Infrastructure Holdings ...

  • Wabtec Corp stand at InnoTrans
    News

    Wabtec launches BlueFilter air filters for trains

    2020-06-02T05:00:00Z

    FILTER: Wabtec Corp has launched BlueFilter, a filter designed to be retrofitted to current passenger train HVAC systems to ensure the provision of clean air on board. The company says it can remove contaminants that are .01 to 1 000 μm size, smaller than current standard ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London extends use of RISQS

    2020-06-02T04:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has extended its use of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, and now requires the RISQS for supplier selection across London Underground, Major Projects, the Elizabeth Line, London Overground, Trams and Docklands Light Railway. ‘By extending the use of RISQS for supplier ...

  • Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme.
    Rail Business UK

    Mace awarded Northern Powerhouse Rail programme support contract

    2020-06-01T15:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. An expanded and embedded Mace team will work on NPR over the next 12 months and beyond, with ...

  • cz-SZ-new-Prahaconnection
    Rail Business UK

    Free RIA webinar to showcase export opportunities in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland

    2020-06-01T09:18:00Z

    EUROPE: The UK’s Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association have added a further event in June to their series of free webinars designed to assist British rail industry suppliers who are looking to win export business in Europe. The fourth event in the ...

  • The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says.
    News

    InnoTrans organiser reports ‘positive reactions’ to new date

    2020-06-01T08:47:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says. ‘We are delighted that with this very complex and complicated measure we are able to offer an adequate alternative to ...

  • wascosa-tanpps-wagon
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Wascosa has taken delivery of the last of 404 Type Tanpps fertiliser wagons ordered from Waggonbau Niesky for use by K+S. United Wagon Co is to supply 25 Tyoe 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons to freight forwarding company RS-Trans, which bought ...

  • Siemens Trainguard ETCS
    Rail Business UK

    Freight locomotive ETCS design contract awarded

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded DB ESG a contract to undertake design work for the first-in-class installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment on Class 47, 57, 59 and 60 freight locomotives. This forms part of Network Rail’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme, and follow successful progress ...

  • tn_us-dallas-dart-orangeline.jpg
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    Dallas SCADA upgrading contract approved

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board has approved a contract for Alstom Signaling Operations to upgrade its supervisory control data acquisition system, which was installed in 1996. Alstom will replace software, servers, workstations, tunnel ventilation control systems, an overview display wall and a ...

  • tn_gb-tfw-stadler-metro-citylink_02.jpg
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    Stadler orders ABB traction and energy storage technology

    2020-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: So far this year Stadler has awarded ABB orders worth more than US$180m to provide traction systems and battery energy storage for locomotives and trainsets to be supplied to operators in Europe and North America. This total includes customised electrical equipment for the 71 multiple-units ...

  • BDZ has allocated 4m leva for modernisation of the 760 mm gauge diesel locomotives used on the 125 km Septemvri – Bansko – Dobrinishte line in the Rhodope mountains.
    News

    BDZ to repower narrow gauge locomotives

    2020-05-30T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: National operator BDZ has allocated 4m leva for modernisation of the 760 mm gauge diesel locomotives used on the 125 km Septemvri – Bansko – Dobrinishte line in the Rhodope mountains. The three classes of four-axle diesel locomotives on BDZ’s only remaining narrow gauge line ...

  • ec Cuenca tram (5)
    Urban news

    Cuenca tramway opens

    2020-05-29T15:47:00Z

    ECUADOR: The Cuenca tramway opened for limited passenger services on May 25, with regular services scheduled to start in June. Travel will be free of charge for the first two months. Because of Covid-19 measures, the capacity of each of the eight ...

  • Vossloh locomotives
    News

    Vossloh completes sale of locomotive business to CRRC

    2020-05-29T14:15:00Z

    GERMANY: Vossloh AG finalised the sale of its Locomotives business unit to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive on May 29, with the tranaction to taken effect from May 31. This follows the completion of regulatory approvals in Germany and abroad during April. Following its strategic decision to ...