All Railway Gazette International articles in October 2020

All articles published this month.

  • Stadler has now sold a total of more than 1 900 Flirt multiple-units in 21 countries.

    CP orders 1 668 mm gauge electric and bimode multiple-units


    PORTUGAL: National operator CP has awarded Stadler its first contract to supply 1 668 mm gauge versions of its Flirt regional multiple-unit family for use on the Iberian Peninsula.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the UK railway industry

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    Urban news

    Nürnberg metro extension opens


    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

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    Clermont-Ferrand guided transit

    Syndicat mixte des transports en commun (SMTC)

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    Rail Business UK

    National Rail Contracts to succeed ERMAs as cost cutting envisaged


    UK: The future direction of passenger contracts is becoming clearer, as insiders confirm that successful negotiations between owning groups and the Department for Transport would see franchised operators move from Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements to new National Rail Contracts. NRCs are expected to continue until post-Covid ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS1 Ltd sets green targets


    UK: High speed infrastructure business HS1 Ltd has pledged to become fully carbon-neutral ‘at the very latest’ by 2030. Forming the keystone of a sustainability strategy launched on October 21, the target covers both traction energy and all other energy use, for example in stations and ...

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    Urban news

    Three bids for Chennai metro Phase 2 works


    INDIA: Three consortia have submitted bids to build the first section of Chennai metro’s 119 km second phase, which would add a further three lines and 128 stations. Phase 2 comprises the north-south Line 3 from Madhavaram to St Joseph’s College in Kamaraj Nagar, the ...

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    Morley – Ellenbrook line construction contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: The MELconnx Consortium has been awarded the contract to design and build the 21 km Morley – Ellenbrook line to serve the northeast suburbs of Perth. The A$700m contract was signed on October 18 by the Western Australia government and the Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction-led ...

  • gb ScotRail active travel Class 153 (3)
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail’s active travel coach offers space for skis, tandems and e-bikes


    UK: ScotRail has unveiled the interior of the first of the five ‘active travel’ coaches which are being produced by modifying Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units to carry up to 20 bicycles, bulky luggage and sporting equipment such as skis. The vehicles ...

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    ETCS onboard testing begins


    NORWAY: Trial running has started with the first diesel locomotive to be equipped with Alstom’s latest ETCS onboard equipment as part of the national ERTMS programme.

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    Nigerian standard gauge network takes shape


    NIGERIA: The 1 435 mm gauge north-south railway linking Itakpe, Ajaokuta and Warri has been formally opened for commercial operation, following an inauguration ceremony at Agbor in Delta state.

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    Urban news

    Boston commuter operator hit by ransomware attack


    USA: Boston commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services was subjected to a ransomware attack on its computer systems on the morning of October 10. The company’s threat detection systems alerted the operator, which deactivated its network within a few hours. Employee data may have been stolen, ...

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    Expedia sells SilverRail rail ticketing business


    INTERNATIONAL: Expedia Group has sold rail ticket retailing and distribution platform developer SilverRail Technologies to its management. SilverRail said the transaction which was completed on October 2 would enable it to operate as an independent entity, ‘with renewed focus on a carrier-centric business strategy’. Expedia ...

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    Urban news

    Bidders compete to build first metro in Mersin


    TURKEY: The southeastern coastal city of Mersin is poised to build its first metro line, announcing on October 9 that 13 companies had submitted bids in response to a call for tenders.

  • Driving Simulator for Metro Barcelona
    Urban news

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    SWEG unveils DMU ahead of timetable revision


    GERMANY: One of 18 Alstom Lint 54 diesel multiple-units ordered by the Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW for use on Hohenzollerische Landesbahn services was unveiled by locally-owned operator SWEG on October 15. The 140 km/h two-car DMU has a capacity of 150 passengers, ...

  • Professor Cath Noakes
    Rail Business UK

    Scientific study to improve understanding of Covid-19 transmission on trains and buses


    UK: A study has been launched to develop a better understanding of the risks of Covid-19 transmission on public transport and to identify the best control measures.

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    Bombardier Transportation to sell Mexican wiring activities


    MEXICO: Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement to sell the electrical wiring interconnection systems activities at its Huehuetoca site to the Motherson Rolling Stocks subsidiary of Motherson Sumi Systems. ‘This divestiture is in alignment with our global transformation strategy of reducing the activities to our core ...

  • gb London TfL coronavirus posters Northwick Park
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London funding package extended


    UK: The government has agreed to extend Transport for London’s emergency funding package for a further two weeks, ensuring public transport services can continue to run until October 31. Under normal circumstances TfL revives no direct government funding for its day-to-day operating costs, unlike most of ...

  • au Sydney Metro artist's impression of Crows Nest station
    Urban news

    A$370m Sydney Metro station contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded construction company AW Edwards a $370m contract to build and fit out Crows Nest station on the Sydney Metro City Southwest project. The site has already been excavated to a depth of 25 m by Sydney ...