All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020

All articles published this month.

  • es-RENFE digital training centre Teruel-2
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    Teruel to host RENFE digital skills hub

    2020-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A series of digital competence centres is to be established by national railway RENFE as part of a wider government programme aimed at decentralising skills development to smaller communities around the country. Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos announced the launch of ...

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    Norfolk Southern uses Waze for targeted level crossing safety messages

    2020-09-26T05:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern is using the Waze mobile app to target safety messages at motorists approaching level crossings. ‘Leveraging the Waze app allows us to select areas of our system where we have significant train volume and a history of highway vehicle train incidents’, said Public ...

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    Lotus Temple inspired styling for Delhi – Meerut RRTS commuter trains

    2020-09-25T14:13:00Z

    INDIA: The design of the trainsets ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line was unveiled on September 25. Bombardier Transportation said the ‘fresh, modern and advanced’ design had been inspired by Delhi’s Lotus Temple, ‘resonating a unique ...

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    Bombardier Transportation opens Sofia office to support Bulgarian projects

    2020-09-25T10:47:00Z

    BULGARIA: Bombardier Transportation has established a subsidiary in Bulgaria and opened a project management office in Sofia. ‘With substantial rail modernisation underway in Bulgaria, this new office marks a significant milestone in Bombardier’s commitment to this growing market’, said Richard Hunter, President, Rail Control Solutions at ...

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    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed

    2020-09-25T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

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    Short Line Safety Institute offers assessment model to commuter operators

    2020-09-25T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Short Line Safety Institute says its FRA-recognised multi-method Safety Culture Assessment process for freight railways could be easily transferable to commuter train operators. The institute said on September 17 that a recently-published study looking at the methodology and results of a safety assessment for ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Automated bus specification completed

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    USA: A performance specification has been developed by the Automated Bus Consortium, which was formed to bring together transport agencies to facilitate collaborative decision-making, undertake collective pilot projects in various live service environments and combine their purchasing power. The specification combines the American Public Transportation Association’s ...

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    AssessTech launches rail performance improvement service

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Competence management software and training consultancy AssessTech has launched a rail performance improvement service, and taken on three more staff to handle its growing business. The service helps customers identify performance issues and develop improvement strategies, and provides specialist training. It is led by ...

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    JR Hokkaido unveils updated Series 261 DMU

    2020-09-24T13:53:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of two Series 261-5000 DMUs being built for JR Hokkaido by Kawasaki Heavy Industries was unveiled on September 20, ahead of a public launch in Sapporo on September 26. Being built at a cost of around ¥4bn, the two five-car DMUs will be ...

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

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    Bowen Rail prepares to haul Carmichael coal

    2020-09-24T13:07:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland-based Bowen Rail Company has applied to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator for accreditation as a train operating company, having already started the procurement of locomotives and wagons. Describing itself as a ‘next-generation rail business, created to transport Queensland’s high quality ...

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    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded

    2020-09-24T11:26:00Z

    CANADA: The Acciona-Ghella consortium which is to design and build Vancouver’s Broadway Subway has awarded Thales a contract to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling. The Broadway Subway running 5·7 km from VCC-Clark west to Arbutus Street forms a six-station extension of the ...

  • Göteborg Bombardier Transportation M33 tram
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    Göteborg’s first M33 tram handed over

    2020-09-24T10:24:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first of 40 Flexity trams ordered by Göteborg transport operator Göteborgs Spårvägar has been formally handed over by manufacturer Bombardier Transportation, following the completion of 8 000 km of test running. Designed Type M33, the 30 unidirectional and 10 bidirectional trams were ordered ...

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    BART celebrates world mask-wearing culture during the pandemic

    2020-09-24T10:20:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Bay Area metro operator BART is highlighting mask styles from around the world as part of a campaign to change the way passengers think about face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Whether storytelling or celebrating culture, masks have always served a useful ...

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    Contactless payment introduced on Málaga suburban network

    2020-09-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Indra has deployed contactless EMV bank card payment on RENFE’s Málaga suburban services. Passengers pass through the entry and exit gates by holding their bank card or suitable mobile device over the sensor. Indra’s Mova Collect fare collection system then charges the appropriate single fare ...

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    FRA approvals pave way for Texas high speed line construction

    2020-09-23T16:02:00Z

    USA: Construction of the Texas Central high speed line linking Houston with Dallas is expected to start in the coming months following completion of the regulatory approval process. This concluded on September 21 when the Federal Railroad Administration released a pre-publication version of its final ...

  • Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group announces restructuring and leadership changes

    2020-09-23T15:35:00Z

    UK: The Rail Delivery Group has announced leadership changes, and a restructuring which it said is designed to make it better placed to support the reform of the rail industry. Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair, succeeding Chris Burchell who ...

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    Legal dispute over aborted NRZ investment plan

    2020-09-23T13:07:00Z

    ZIMBABWE: National Railways of Zimbabwe’s decision to terminate a US$400m recapitalisation agreement is being challenged in court by the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group, which is seeking damages worth US$236m. In mid-September, DIDG instructed its lawyers to sue NRZ and Transport Minister Joel Biggie Matiza following the ...

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    Kunming opens metro Line 4

    2020-09-23T11:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...