All Railway Gazette International articles in November 2021

All articles published this month.

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    TCDD opens Kars logistics hub


    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


    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


    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)

    Groundbreaking launches work on German side of Fehmarn Belt tunnel


    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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    JR West to renew Okayama EMU fleet


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • pt-Medway fleet order

    Medway orders more locos and wagons


    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)

    World rail freight news round-up


    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


    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 ...

  • Northern Class 158 crosses Dent Head Viaduct on the Settle & Carlise line (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Social Value Tool goes live for early adopters


    UK: An online Rail Social Value Tool has been launched to help forecast the net social, economic and environmental value that a rail project, organisation or specific initiative might generate. The tool has been developed by the Rail Safety & Standards Board and Loop (formerly Social ...

  • Turkish train

    Alstom awarded Turkish signalling contract


    TURKEY: Contractor Kalyon has awarded Alstom a contract to supply electromechanical systems for the Bandirma – Bursa – Yenişehir – Osmaneli High Standard Railway Project. The 201 km line in northwestern Turkey is being built to link the cities to the Istanbul – Ankara high speed ...

  • Herringbone night train design concept (7)

    Herringbone night train coach design concept


    RUSSIA: A herringbone pattern concept for a long-distance coach interior which features berths positioned diagonally to the aisle as been presented by rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding and Russian Railways’ Federal Passenger Co. The concept was developed by 2050.LAB, and is the third in a series of ideas ...

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    Mexican approval for Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger


    MEXICO: Competition commission COFECE and telecoms institute IFT have granted regulatory approval for Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern. ‘This important milestone marks the next step on our path to creating the first single-line rail network linking the US, Mexico and Canada’, said ...

  • Istanbul metro M5 station
    Metro Report International

    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded


    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

  • Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25.
    Metro Report International

    Delhi Metro’s Pink Line goes automatic


    INDIA: Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25. A train operator will initially be retained onboard ‘to instil a sense of confidence and assistance’, Delhi Metro Rail Corp said. Delhi’s first driverless line ...

  • Avanti 390123 at Manchester Piccadilly 250820 TM1
    Rail Business UK

    West Coast Partnership Development MD to retire


    UK: Caroline Donaldson is to retire as Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development at the end of March, FirstGroup announced on November 25. WCPD is the ‘shadow operator’ for High Speed 2, providing HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport with design and development services ...

  • Pfalznet Lot 1 Stadler Flirt Akku BEMU impression (1)

    Battery EMUs ordered to replace diesel on partially electrified network


    GERMANY: DB Regio has been awarded two regional passenger train operating contracts in Rheinland-Pfalz, and has placed an order for 44 Stadler Flirt Akku battery-electric multiple-units to meet a requirement for services on the 240 km partially electrified Pfalznetz Lot 1 network to be converted from ...

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  • STM High-Output Ballast Cleaning machine 1400

    STM launches infrastructure services division


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has established a Railway Infrastructure Division which will offer services using leased equipment as well as machines produced by its own subsidiary companies. STM is also studying the opportunities for producing further types of high performance track machine, possibly through partnerships with ...