All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2015 – Page 7

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    Bombardier opens Indian railway control systems office


    INDIA: Bombardier Transportation has opened a Rail Control Solutions engineering and product development office in Gurgaon, near Delhi. The site will have a particular focus on product development, testing, networking and cybersecurity. The company had already opened a dedicated rail control project delivery centre in Gurgaon in 2014. ‘We ...

  • ZICG has awarded China Civil Engineering Construction Corp a contract to undertake track and infrastructure renewals.

    Chinese company awarded Montenegro rail upgrading contract


    MONTENEGRO: Infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded China Civil Engineering Construction Corp a 15-month contract to undertake track and infrastructure renewals on the 9·9 km Kolašin – Kos section of the route from the Serbian border to the port of Bar, along with 2·4 km of track renewals at Kos station. ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions have signed the C$9·1bn Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit contract.

    C$9·1bn Eglinton Crosstown light rail contract signed


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario, transport authority Metrolinx and preferred bidder Crosslinx Transit Solutions signed the C$9·1bn fixed-price construction and maintenance contract for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project on November 3. Opening is scheduled for 2021. Crosslinx was named preferred bidder on June 9. The consortium comprises ACS Infrastructure Canada, ...

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    State Secretary replaced after damning Fyra report


    NETHERLANDS: Sharon Dijksma was appointed as State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment with effect from November 3. Reporting to Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schulz Verhagen-Maas Geesteranus, she replaces Wilma Mansveld, who resigned last week following the publication of a critical report into the Fyra high speed train debacle. ...

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    Vossloh Rail Vehicles sold to Stadler


    EUROPE: German track components and rolling stock manufacturer Vossloh AG announced on November 4 that its Executive Board had signed a contract for the sale of its Rail Vehicles business unit in Spain to Stadler Rail AG of Switzerland. Subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities, the deal is ...

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    Warszawa metro extension contractors selected


    POLAND: Metro Warszawskie has selected contractors to build two extensions of metro Line 2 in the capital. Gülermak is to undertake work on a 3·5 km western extension with three stations for 1·15bn złoty. A 3·1 km eastern extension, also with three stations, is to be built by Astaldi ...

  • Plans for a Berlin – Stuttgart open access service have been announced by Locomore.

    Locomore plans crowd-funded open access service


    GERMANY: Plans to use crowd funding to launch a Berlin – Stuttgart open access passenger service in September 2016 have been announced by Locomore. The company says it needs a minimum of €450 000 to cover start-up costs including leasing locomotives and coaches and recruiting staff, and it has ...

  • Far East Land Bridge has launched a weekly block train service from Shenyang to Hamburg.

    Weekly Shenyang – Hamburg train launched


    INTERNATIONAL: As part of the United Transport & Logistics Co joint venture of the national railways of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, RZD Logistics subsidiary Far East Land Bridge launched a weekly block train service from Shenyang to Hamburg on October 30. FELB has operated an eastbound service since 2008, ...

  • United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash tank wagon business is to supply 105 methanol tanks to Metafrax.

    United Wagon Co awarded first tank wagon contract


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash tank wagon business has won its first order, covering the supply of 105 methanol tanks to chemical company Metafrax. Production is to begin by the end of the year, with entry into service planned for 2016. Announcing the contract on November 3, UWC said the ...

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    Łódź opens tram extension


    POLAND: A extended and modernised Route 10 of the Łódź tram network was inaugurated on October 31. The first tram on the new route ran at 04.44; it was a Bombardier CityRunner, as the Pesa Swing trams ordered for the main east-west axis will only be delivered in December. ...

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    Hungarian company builds tram for Africa


    ETHIOPIA: A prototype tram for the African market has been delivered to Addis Ababa by Hungarian company Dunai Repülőgépgyár. DR intends to carry out series production in Ethiopia using Hungarian components, and is in talks with Ethiopian state-owned Metals & Engineering Corp about constructing a test track. It is ...

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    Google backs Indian station wi-fi roll-out


    INDIA: As part of a strategy to widen access to the internet, Google has announced a project to provide high speed public wi-fi at 400 Indian Railways stations. Google is to work with telecoms company RailTel, which provides internet services via its lineside fibre network. Google aims to provide ...

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    Hitachi completes Ansaldo deal


    INTERNATIONAL: Finmeccanica and Hitachi announced on November 2 the 'closing of transactions' covering the acquisition by Hitachi of AnsaldoBreda and Finmeccanica’s 40% stake in Ansaldo STS. Having acquired the largest shareholding in the signalling business, Hitachi will now launch a mandatory tender offer for all the remaining shares, in accordance ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Class 387 Electrostar electric multiple-unit.

    Porterbrook orders Bombardier EMUs to meet future demand


    UK: Porterbrook Leasing announced an order for a further 80 Bombardier Transportation Class 387 Electrostar electric multiple-unit cars on November 2. They are to be built at Bombardier’s Derby plant for delivery between October 2016 and June 2017. The leasing company said the order would ‘help satisfy the future demand ...

  • The first tram for Cincinnati was delivered on October 30.

    CAF delivers trams to two US cities


    USA: The first vehicles for the Cincinnati and Kansas City streetcar lines have reached their respective cities from CAF USA’s Elmira factory in New York state. The first of five Urbos 3 trams for Cincinnati arrived on October 30, with the first of four Urbos 3 cars for Kansas ...

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    Avenio tram enters passenger service in Den Haag


    NETHERLANDS: The first Siemens Avenio tram for Den Haag entered passenger operation on November 2 on Route 2. Test running has also started on Route 11, the next route to be operated by Avenios. They will eventually enter service on routes 1, 9, 15 and 17. In preparation for ...

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    More TIGER grants announced


    USA: The Department of Transportation announced the disbursement of the seventh round of TIGER grants on October 29. These include $25m to the city of Charlotte and North Carolina Department of Transportation towards the construction of the Charlotte Gateway intermodal station. A $15m grant to the city of ...

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    Alstom ‘entirely refocused on rail’ as GE deal completed


    INTERNATIONAL: Alstom announced the close of the €12·4bn sale of its Energy activities to GE on November 2, saying the group was now ‘entirely refocused on rail transport’. Completion of the transaction followed regulatory approval in more than 20 countries as well as the European Union. Alstom has used part ...

  • Map of the proposed Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail project.

    Inland Rail technical services tender called


    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has called tenders for a contract to provide major technical advisory and engineering services for the proposed Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail project, and a briefing session is to be held in Brisbane on November 13. In parallel, Infrastructure Australia is considering the business case to ...

  • The U1 extension to Oberlaa is due to open in 2017 (photo: Wiener Linien).

    Wien selects metro extension electrification contractor


    AUSTRIA: Wiener Linien has awarded SPL Powerlines Austria a contract for the electrification of southern extension of metro Line U1, due to open in 2017. Powerlines has started to install 10·3 km of aluminium-steel conductor rails, and will also supply 60 km of cables, 10·3 km of cover boards ...