All Railway Gazette International articles in May 2021

All articles published this month.

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    News

    Minho line electrification completed

    2021-05-14T15:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has completed the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of its Minho line between Viana do Castelo and Valença in the far north of the country.

  • West Midlands Metro CAF Urbos tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    Battery tram delivered ahead of West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-05-14T11:38:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight battery-equipped third generation CAF Urbos trams ahead of the opening of extensions to Edgbaston Village at the Birmingham end of its light rail line and to Wolverhampton station at the other end. In ...

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    News

    KCS favours revised CN proposal over CP merger plan

    2021-05-14T10:05:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Kansas City Southern has given notice of its intention to terminate its merger agreement with Canadian Pacific, following the receipt of revised proposals from Canadian National.

  • lstom is on course to supply up to 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia under one of four framework agreements signed by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and France’s Minister of the Economy, Finance & Recovery Bruno Le Maire in
    News

    Ukraine signs framework agreement for 130 electric locomotives

    2021-05-14T08:59:00Z

    UKRAINE: Alstom is on course to supply up to 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia under one of four framework agreements signed by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and France’s Minister of the Economy, Finance Recovery Bruno Le Maire in Kyiv on May ...

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    In depth

    Russia: Sinara banks on a full-service model

    2021-05-14T08:44:00Z

    Having built up its track maintenance division through a series of acquisitions in recent years and started developing a new range of high-performance machines for Russian Railways, Sinara Transport Machines is now targeting the export market, reports Vladmir Waldin.

  • European Sleeper route map of planned night train service
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-05-14T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    Brussels tram turnout contract awarded

    2021-05-14T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels operator STIB has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Kihn a 10-year framework contract worth almost €40m for the supply of tramway turnouts. ‘By winning the framework contract, we successfully continue our long-standing business relationship with STIB’, said Vossloh executive board member Jan Furnivall on May ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Galliford Try awarded £10m Perry Barr station contract

    2021-05-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Galliford Try has been awarded a £10m contract for the rebuilding of Perry Barr station in Birmingham, which is to be upgraded to serve venues for the next Commonwealth Games. The station was described by Transport for the West Midlands described as ‘one of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto streetcar funding confirmed

    2021-05-13T15:30:00Z

    CANADA: The government of Ontario has agreed to provide C$180m to support the purchase of 60 additional streetcars for Toronto Transit Commission. The funding will be matched by the federal government, with the City of Toronto providing an additional C$208m. The trams are to be ...

  • Toronto public transport expansion map
    Metro Report International

    Toronto subway expansion funding announced

    2021-05-13T14:11:00Z

    CANADA: Federal funding to cover 40% of the C$26·8bn cost of four ‘shovel-ready’ public transport projects in the Greater Toronto Area was announced on May 12. Infrastructure Canada said this was a ‘once-in-a-generation’ investment in the area, which has 20% of Canada’s population and the ...

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    Metro Report International

    RTS Link rolling stock and railway systems contracts awarded

    2021-05-13T10:14:00Z

    ASIA: RTS Operations has confirmed the award of railway systems contracts totalling 1bn ringgits for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System shuttle between Malaysia and Singapore. CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has been selected to provide the rolling stock, while Siemens Mobility will supply the ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Technology: Decision support tool drives up network performance

    2021-05-13T08:56:00Z

    Singapore metro operator SMRT Trains has worked with Bentley Systems to deploy a highly automated decision support software platform that has driven efficiency gains in its track maintenance activity.

  • Hitachi is supplying GWR with trainsets under two contracts.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 80x recovery plan takes shape

    2021-05-13T08:00:00Z

    UK: Industry insiders report that progress is being made towards the reinstatement of some of the Class 80x Hitachi units currently out of service following the discovery of cracks ‘behind the lifting (jack) pocket bolster’.

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    In depth

    UK: Bringing home internet speeds onto the train

    2021-05-13T07:08:00Z

    Evo-Rail has developed 5G-based telecoms technology capable of data transmission speeds above 1Gb/sec between the lineside and a moving train. Its first large-scale deployment is on the South Western Railway network this year, as Managing Director Simon Holmes explains to Tony Miles.

  • LNER Azuma Forth Rail Bridge
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-05-13T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry

  • Rail companies are working together to find ways to provide services while a significant number of Hitachi-built trains are out of service following the discovery of cracks.
    Rail Business UK

    Industry co-operates to provide capacity while Hitachi trains are inspected

    2021-05-12T14:25:00Z

    UK: Rail companies are working together to find ways to provide services while a significant number of Hitachi-built trains are out of service following the discovery of cracks. With many inter-city trainsets operated by Great Western and LNER in particular being taken out of traffic, ...

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    News

    Stadler lodges objection to DSB multiple-unit contract

    2021-05-12T12:51:00Z

    DENMARK: Stadler has lodged an objection to DSB’s selection of Alstom for a contract to supply around 150 electric multiple-units as part of its Future Train rolling stock renewal strategy. The national passenger operator had named Alstom as preferred bidder on April 12 for its ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trial running starts on London’s Elizabeth Line

    2021-05-12T11:53:00Z

    UK: Trial running in the Crossrail tunnels under central London began on May 10, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services which is now planned for the first half of 2022.

  • FirstGroup has reached agreement with the Department for Transport on the fee payable for termination of the TransPennine Express franchise (Photo: Tony Miles).
    Rail Business UK

    FirstGroup agrees £6m termination fee for TransPennine Express

    2021-05-12T09:44:00Z

    UK: FirstGroup plc announced on May 11 that it had reached agreement with the Department for Transport on the fee payable for termination of the TransPennine Express franchise. The move is part of the process agreed with DfT as the Covid-19 pandemic saw operators moving ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Entries open for 24th Rail Business Awards

    2021-05-12T08:00:00Z

    UK: The 24th Rail Business Awards have now opened for entries, with submissions invited for 18 different awards intended to recognise excellence and celebrate the very best of the UK rail sector. Established as the first national awards for the UK rail sector, the Rail Business ...