All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2015 – Page 7

  • Szczecin tramway extension.

    Szczecin extends right bank tram network


    POLAND: Regular services on a new tram line on the right bank of the River Odra in Szczecin began on August 29, ready for the start of the new school year and two days after the inauguration ceremony. Agreements for construction of the first phase of the new line were ...

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    China Railway Corp orders Zefiro380 high speed trains


    CHINA: China Railway Corp has ordered a further 15 eight-car CRH380D high speed trainsets from Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation for 2·4bn yuan. Announcing the order on September 2, the BST joint venture of Bombardier and CSR Sifang Rolling Stock Co said it had begun delivering an initial batch of 70 ...

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    Richard Hunter


    Richard Hunter has been named Managing Director & Head of Projects for Bombardier UK, replacing interim MD Noel Travers.

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    Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe formed


    UK: The Railway Engineering Co was renamed as Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd with effect from September 1. The signalling, operations, simulator and automatic route-setting software company was acquired by Hitachi in December 2012, and is now Hitachi’s traffic management systems integrator for the European market. The company’s ...

  • United Wagon Co's Tikhvin plant is to supply Wabtec Corp with castings for the US wagon market.

    United Wagon Co to supply castings for the US wagon market


    RUSSIA: A 10-year agreement for United Wagon Co to supply Wabtec Corp with castings for the US wagon market was signed at the Expo 1520 trade fair in Shcherbinka on September 2. Wabtec Corp is to provide design documentation and a manufacturing license enabling UWC’s Tikhvin plant to supply side ...

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    Metro Report International

    L&T wins ‘breakthrough’ Riyadh metro contract


    SAUDI ARABIA: L&T Construction’s Railway Business Unit has announced a ‘major breakthrough railway order’ for the construction of 62·86 km of ballastless double-track on Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 40-month contract worth US$161·4m was awarded by design and build contractor BACS, a consortium of Bechtel, Almabani General Contractors, ...

  • Revenue services on the Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna line serving Gdańsk airport began on September 1.

    Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway opens


    POLAND: Revenue services on the Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna line serving Gdańsk airport began on September 1, following inauguration celebrations including steam-hauled trains on August 30. The new line is owned by PKM, a dedicated company established by Pomorskie voivodship. Branching from the existing network at Gdańsk Wrzeszcz, it uses ...

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    High speed links to the northeast completed


    CHINA: A 210 km rail link to the North Korean border town of Dandong was opened for revenue service on September 1. This is the first of two high speed lines serving the border region that are scheduled to open this year. Under construction since 2010, the 207 km Shenyang ...

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    Porto operating contract retendered


    PORTUGAL: Metro de Porto and bus operator STCP are retendering the contract to operate the city’s public transport networks, having agreed with preferred bidder Transports Ciutat Comtal that agreements reached earlier this year would be rescinded. All prequalified bidders for the earlier competition, including TCC, have been invited to participate. ...