All Railway Gazette International articles in October 2015 – Page 6

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    Marseille metro to become driverless


    FRANCE: Marseille Provence Metropole approved plans to convert its two-line metro to driverless operation on September 25. As the current fleet dating from the opening of the two lines in 1977 and 1984 is coming to the end of its service life, a decision was taken to replace the ...

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    Saudi Railway Co orders 1 200 Greenbrier wagons


    SAUDI ARABIA: The Greenbrier Companies announced its entry into the Middle East wagon market on October 7, with a contract to supply approximately 1 200 tank wagons of three types to Saudi Railway Co. The wagons will be used to carry molten sulphur and phosphoric acid on the North–South Railway ...

  • Model CRRC trains at Nordic Rail 2015.

    Chinese contractors eye Swedish high speed rail programme


    SWEDEN: A group of Chinese firms under the brand Scandinavian Bridge & Rail Consortium Company says it is keen to help Sweden accelerate the delivery of its proposed 'inverse Y' high speed network linking Stockholm with Göteborg and Malmö. Speaking at the Nordic Rail trade show in Jönköping on October ...

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    Oleg Belozerov


    Oleg Belozerov, President & CEO of Russian Railways, has been nominated as UIC Chairman to complete the term started by former RZD President Vladimir Yakunin. His role is to be confirmed at UIC’s General Assembly on December 1, until when Michele Elia will continue as acting Chairman.

  • Keolis subsidiary Eurobahn has been selected for the next contract to operate Hellweg-Netz passenger services.

    Eurobahn retains Hellweg-Netz contract


    GERMANY: Following an international tender, the Westfalen-Lippe and Rhein-Ruhr transport authorities announced on October 5 that they had selected incumbent Keolis subsidiary Eurobahn for the next contract to operate Hellweg-Netz passenger services. The final award of the contract is subject to the 10-day regulatory standstill period. The ...

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    Pueblo wagon repair plant announced


    USA: Wagon repair company Freedom Railcar Solutions and International Engineering have announce plans to develop a full-service wagon repair and modification facility in Pueblo, Colorado, by January 2017. This would offer services for tank and other wagons including interior cleaning, repairs, modification, exterior painting, interior lining and fabrication. The ...

  • VETE's customers include Jernbaneverket (Photo: Jernbaneverket/Njaal Svingheim).

    Eltel buys Norwegian signalling business


    NORWAY: Power, communications, transport and security systems support service provider Eltel announced on October 5 that it had reached an agreement to acquire signalling installation, maintenance and project management company VETE Signaltjenester. The transaction was expected to close within one week. VETE was founded by former Strukton Rail employees ...

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    Siemens launches RailFusion big data asset monitoring software


    USA: Siemens launched its RailFusion asset monitoring software at Railway Interchange 2015. Designed to remotely monitor and analyse data from a wide range of Siemens and third-party assets including level crossing equipment and end-of-train devices, the technology is currently being piloted in North America. Siemens said RailFusion would provide ...

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    Panamá City metro Line 2 breaks ground


    PANAMA: President Juan Carlos Varela and Metro de Panama Director Roberto Roy officially launched construction of the second metro line in the capital on October 5. The timetable for construction is 44 months. The line is being built by the Línea 2 consortium of Odebrecht and FCC. A consortium ...

  • Manchester Victoria station has been modernised at a cost of £44m.

    Manchester Victoria station modernisation completed


    UK: Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin unveiled a plaque on October 6 to mark the completion of a £44m modernisation of Manchester Victoria station, which is used by more than 7 million passengers/year. The three-year project was managed by Network Rail, with BDP as architects and Morgan Sindall ...

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    Urumqi metro orders trains


    CHINA: Urumqi Urban Rail Group Co has signed a contract with CRRC subsidiary Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co for the supply of 27 six-car trainsets for the city’s first metro line. The Type A trainsets would have four motor and two trailer cars, and a maximum design speed of 80 ...

  • NTV currently operates 25 Alstom AGV high speed trainsets.

    Open access operator NTV to order Pendolinos


    ITALY: The board of open access high speed train operator NTV has approved the award of a contract for Alstom Transport to supply and maintain a further eight trainsets. Branded EVO, the new trainsets would be part of Alstom’s Pendolino family which NTV said offers ‘a brilliant mixture of reliability ...

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    Dublin revives Metro North plans


    IRELAND: Plans for a partly-underground high-capacity light rail line from central Dublin to the airport and northern suburbs are to be revived, the government said when announcing a €3·6bn seven-year public transport spending programme for 2016-22 on September 29. The line would run 16·5 km from St Stephen’s Green in ...

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    Nico Buchholz


    Nico Buchholz, formerly of Lufthansa, has joined Bombardier as Senior Vice-President & Chief Procurement Officer.

  • Cummins has shipped the first production QSK95 diesel engine built to a rail specification.

    Cummins delivers first QSK95 locomotive engine


    USA: Cummins has shipped the first production QSK95 diesel engine built to a rail specification. The QSK95 is to power the 35 Charger passenger locomotives ordered by the states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington and now under construction at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, as well as future ...

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    Samsun orders Durmazlar trams


    TURKEY: Samsun Metropolitan Municipality announced on October 1 that it had awarded Durmazlar a €12·3m contract to supply eight trams. These are required to augment the current fleet of 21 for the opening of the 14 km extension of the route from Gar to Tekkeköy to the southeast of the ...

  • Alstom has acquired Motala Train from Motala Verkstad Group (Photo: MVG).

    Alstom acquires Motala Train


    SWEDEN: Alstom has acquired passenger rolling stock refurbishment, maintenance and repair company Motala Train from Motala Verkstad Group. Motala Train has a 5 600 m2 workshop in Motala and a second depot in Västeras, with a total of 73 staff and an annual turnover of €15m. Refurbishment work accounts for ...

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    Bursa begins LRV testing


    TURKEY: The first two vehicles for the T2 extension of the Bursaray light metro network in Bursa are now on test. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality has ordered 12 Silkworm light rail vehicles from Durmazlar as part of the extension project, following an order for 60 LRVs placed at the start ...

  • The trains are to be built at Alstom's Sri City plant, which has supplied most of the Chennai metro fleet.

    Lucknow metro chooses Alstom trains and signalling


    INDIA: Lucknow Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €150m contract to provide rolling stock and signalling for the future line. Announcing the contract on October 5, Alstom said it would supply 20 four-car Metropolis trainsets from its Sri City factory in Andhra Pradesh. The trains will be air-conditioned ...

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    EMD unveils its first Tier 4 diesel locomotive


    USA: The first of six pre-production Tier 4 compliant diesel locomotives being built by the Electro-Motive Diesel subsidiary of Progress Rail Services was unveiled at the Railway Interchange 2015 exhibition in Minneapolis on October 4. On show at the outdoor display in BNSF’s Northtown Yard, the SD70ACe-T4 locomotive is powered ...