All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2021

All articles published this month.

  • Events

    MOVE

    15 - 16 June 
    London, UK 

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    Events

    RIA Innovation Conference

    26 - 27 April 
    Nottingham, UK 

  • Events

    Rail Modernization Summit

    28 - 29 April 
    New Delhi, India 

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    News

    Shareholders back CP-KCS merger

    2021-12-10T16:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed merger between the two railways, allowing the transaction to move ahead.

  • Eurostar has begun live trials of the SmartCheck biometric face authentication system
    News

    Eurostar biometric trial goes live

    2021-12-06T13:27:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar has begun live trials of the SmartCheck biometric face authentication system, enabling passengers boarding at London St Pancras International to complete secure ticket verification and UK exit checks on their mobile devices before travel.

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    Rail Business UK

    Dormouse bridge to cross railway

    2021-12-03T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to build a bridge to enable endangered hazel dormice to cross the railway between Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. This is part of efforts by charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species to establish new hazel dormouse populations to tackle a 51% decline in their ...

  • Alstom has agreed to transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro very high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business.
    News

    Alstom to transfer V300 Zefiro activities to Hitachi Rail

    2021-12-02T14:51:00Z

    ALSTOM: Alstom has agreed to transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro very high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business. Divesting the Zerfiro V300 activities was one of the commitments Alstom made to the European ...

  • Angermünde - Szczecin start of work (Photo: DB/Volker Emersleben)
    News

    Germany – Poland cross-border upgrade begins

    2021-12-02T13:45:00Z

    EUROPE: Work has begin on the first phase of a project to reduce the journey time between Berlin and the Polish city of Szczecin by 20 min to 90 min. A ceremony on November 30 marked the start of work by Deutsche Bahn to upgrade the ...

  • Ursula von der Leyen at the Global Gateway launch
    News

    EU’s Global Gateway to offer ‘values-driven’ alternative to China’s Belt & Road Initiative

    2021-12-02T10:26:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Commission has unveiled its Global Gateway international investment programme, which aims to offer countries around the world a ‘values driven’ alternative to China’s Belt & Road Initiative when they are deciding how to meet their infrastructure development needs. Global Gateway aims to provide ...

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    In depth

    Australia: ARA targets modal shift

    2021-12-01T09:20:00Z

    The Australasian Railway Association has launched a new strategy that it hopes will bring a greater share of Australia’s expanding freight market on to the country’s railway network.

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    News

    TCDD opens Kars logistics hub

    2021-12-01T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has formally opened its Kars logistics centre, created to serve the Baku – Tbilisi - Kars railway linking Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, which opened in October 2017.

  • Uppsala proposed tramway impression
    Metro Report International

    Uppsala council approves tram plan

    2021-11-30T14:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

  • Comsa is rehabilitating the La Mata – Colonia Jordán section of the Ferrocarril Transístmico line
    Metro Report International

    Mexico City metro track renewals contract

    2021-11-30T12:32:00Z

    MEXICO: Comsa has been awarded an €80m contract to undertake track and electrical system renewals on Mexico City metro Line 1. Work is scheduled to start in Q2 2022, with the contract including materials supply and construction works covering a total of 39 track-km including loops ...

  • Construction of the German side of the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark was officially launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Puttgarden (Photo: O Malzahn/Femern AS)
    News

    Groundbreaking launches work on German side of Fehmarn Belt tunnel

    2021-11-30T12:25:00Z

    GERMANY: Construction of the German side of the 18 km Fehmarn Belt immersed tube road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark was officially launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Puttgarden on November 29. Attendees included Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of ...

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    News

    JR West to renew Okayama EMU fleet

    2021-11-30T05:48:00Z

    JAPAN: On November 18 JR West announced plans to order a batch of two- and three-car EMUs for use on local services in the Okayama and Bingo areas.

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    Rail Business UK

    North Wales electrification and WCML enhancements backed in Union Connectivity Review

    2021-11-30T05:03:00Z

    UK: Electrification of the coastal main line across north Wales between Crewe and Holyhead and further modernisation of the northern sections of the West Coast Main Line are among the key rail interventions recommended by Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy in his Union Connectivity Review, published on November 26.

  • NGE will build on the experience accumulated by TSO on the EOLE project in Paris
    Metro Report International

    TSO-Eiffage consortium wins Paris track and electrification contract

    2021-11-30T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded the main rail infrastructure contract for Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 to a consortium of TSO, TSO Caténaires and Eiffage Rail. Running entirely underground, the 27·5 km Line 16 is due to be completed by ...

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    News

    Medway orders more locos and wagons

    2021-11-29T13:51:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Private freight operator Medway is to invest €93m in the acquisition of 16 new Stadler electric locomotives and 113 Tatravagónka wagons under a procurement supported by the European Investment Bank.

  • 4 Vectrony MS dla DB Cargo Polska (11)
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-11-29T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market.

  • Extensions have opened at each of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3.
    Metro Report International

    Harbin’s circular metro line extended

    2021-11-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Extensions have opened at each end of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3. The eastern extension runs from Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to Taipingqiao, with 15 stations, while the western extension runs from Harbin Xi railway station to Sports ...