All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2020

All articles published this month.

  • Safety Light 1 (2)
    News

    Plastic bottles made into high-visibility workwear

    2020-11-28T05:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Engel Workwear has launched the Safety Light range of high visibility protective safety clothing with 50% of the material made from recycled plastic bottles. The regenerated polyester fibres spun from plastic bottles is combined with 40% cotton and 10% standard polyester to produce a ...

  • at-siemens-ds3-achau-oebb-robert-deopito
    News

    ÖBB commissions first hardware-independent cloud interlocking

    2020-11-27T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Infrastruktur has put into operation the country’s first digital interlocking which uses ‘Interlocking in the Cloud’ concepts developed by Siemens Mobility.

  • CLW produces 200th Electric locomotive (2)
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-11-27T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • au-sydney-metro-train-sidings
    Urban news

    Sydney tenders western airport metro works

    2020-11-27T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification has started for a second package of civil engineering works on the planned metro line to serve the future Western Sydney International Airport and the proposed Western Parkland City. Construction of the new international airport is already underway. ...

  • Alstom is to supply Lombardia operator Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, with an option for eight more.
    News

    Italian operator orders hydrogen fuel cell trains

    2020-11-26T15:40:00Z

    ITALY: Alstom is to supply Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for use by the Lombardia regional operator’s Ferrovienord subsidiary on the non-electrified Brescia – Iseo – Edolo line from 2023. The agreement announced on November 26 includes an option for eight more ...

  • fr-sncf-freight-train-4-ChM
    News

    Minister promises help to double freight market share

    2020-11-26T15:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Rail freight will receive the support it needs to become ‘more competitive, more productive and more reliable’, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari promised delegates at a virtual seminar of regional rail freight operators.

  • Southeast Wales 'network of alternatives' map
    Rail Business UK

    Rail enhancement proposed as the ‘backbone of an alternative’ to road spending in southeast Wales

    2020-11-26T13:59:00Z

    UK: Investment in a ‘comprehensive and co-ordinated’ programme of railway enhancements, rapid bus routes and active travel instead of road construction has been recommended by the South East Wales Transport Commission. The Commission chaired by Lord Burns was established by the Welsh government’s Minister for ...

  • de-mireo-plus-b-h-siemens
    News

    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg

    2020-11-26T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

  • UIC safety database accidents 2019
    News

    Third parties continue to be biggest cause of significant rail accidents

    2020-11-26T11:37:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The number of significant rail accidents in 2019 was down by 11% from 2018 and 24% from 2014, according to the latest annual figures from the International Union of Railways. UIC’s safety database has been collecting data on significant accidents since 2006, and currently covers ...

  • Arkema users everysens plateform
    News

    Chemical company deploys railway operations management platform

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Chemical company Arkema has selected Everysens to digitalise the management of its European railway operations which include a fleet of 500 wagons. The Everysens modular software-as-a-service platform integrates real-time sensor data from leasing companies Ermewa, VTG, Atir-Rail, Millet and Wascosa to provide arrival time ...

  • Glasgow Subway
    Urban news

    Glasgow Subway tunnel improvement contract awarded

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded Freyssinet a five-year contract to undertake tunnel lining improvements as part of the second phase of the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway. The specialist works will include infilling annulus voids, leak sealing and water management ...

  • tn_de-berlin_s-bahn_stadler_siemens_first_EMU_rollout_1.jpg
    Urban news

    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

  • Köln Alstom Citadis tram impression (Image: Alstom/Design & Styling)
    Urban news

    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

  • tw-taichung-green-line-test-train
    Urban news

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-11-25T05:00:00Z

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

  • tn_na-transnamib-train-freight.jpg
    News

    TransNamib locomotive acquisitions to support a doubling of freight traffic

    2020-11-25T05:00:00Z

    NAMBIA: National railway TransNamib is aiming to double the volume of freight which it moves, CEO Johny Smith told a recent Transport Events online conference. TransNamib currently carries 1·6 million tonnes of freight per year across various commodity groups, and Smith said it was looking to ...

  • ‘Despite the current challenges surrounding Covid-19, it is an exciting time for the rail freight sector, as more businesses look to move their goods off of the roads and onto the rail network’, said Sime
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Group’s role has never been more important says new Chair

    2020-11-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Rail Freight Group board has elected Neil Sime, Managing Director of Victa Railfreight, as Chair for the coming year. He succeeds Ken Russell, Director at John G Russell. Andrew Harston, Regional Director for Wales Short Sea Ports at ...

  • Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals for the supply of single-deck coaches (Photo: Amtrak).
    News

    Amtrak accelerates infrastructure work amid pandemic losses

    2020-11-24T16:23:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has used the coronavirus-induced collapse in demand for travel to push ahead with a number of infrastructure and investment projects, despite posting a loss of $801m for the financial year to September 30.

  • Siemens Mobility is currently undertaking a pilot project for highly automated driving on the Hamburg S-Bahn
    News

    Automated main line train operation requirements to be studied

    2020-11-24T14:23:00Z

    GERMANY: Federal railway research body DZSF is providing €1·7m to fund two projects to define requirements for authorising the automated operation of regional and main line passenger services. The studies will consider Grade of Automation 3 (automated operation with an onboard attendant able to intervene in ...

  • cn Nanning metro train (2)
    Urban news

    Two openings expand Nanning metro

    2020-11-24T14:06:00Z

    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of ...

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö
    News

    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...