All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020

All articles published this month.

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    Country profile

    Tunisia - country map

    Tunisia: national rail network map

  • Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia - Thumbnail
    Country profile

    Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia - country map

    Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia: national rail network map

  • Nanning - Thumbnail
    Country profile

    Nanning - city map

    Nanning, Guangxi, China: urban area rail network map

  • Taichung - Thumbnail
    Country profile

    Taichung - city map

    Taichung, Taiwan: urban area rail network map

  • Wuxi - Thumbnail
    Country profile

    Wuxi - city map

    Wuxi, Jiangsu, China: urban area rail network map

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    In depth

    Freight: 5L wagons lead the way to digital rail freight


    Having run a demonstrator train using innovative 5L wagons for the past two years, SBB Cargo is now pushing on with a programme of ‘5L Next’ initiatives to optimise wagon design and wrap its freight activity into a wider digital railway agenda. Reinhard Christeller reports.

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    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail begins Class 380 EMU refurbishment


    UK: ScotRail has begun a programme to refurbish its fleet of 22 three-car and 16 four-car Siemens Class 380 electric multiple-units as they approach 10 years old. Funded by leasing company Eversholt Rail, the work is being undertaken at the operator’s Shields Road depot in Glasgow. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ERMAs underpin transformation from franchises to concessions


    UK: With Emergency Measures Agreements or Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements now in place with its franchised passenger operators, the Department for Transport has begun work to create the future concession model which is expected to replace franchising once the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

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    Rail Business UK

    Funding sought for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ ticketing system


    UK: Political leaders from across the Midlands have called on the government to provide £20m to fund the roll-out of a ‘tap and cap’ smart ticketing system covering rail, tram and bus services across an area including Coventry, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham Current smart ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Holness to return to MTR Elizabeth Line


    UK: TfL Rail and future Crossrail train operating concessionaire MTR Elizabeth Line has appointed Nigel Holness as its next Managing Director, with effect from early 2021. He will replace current Managing Director Steve Murphy, who is to become CEO of MTR UK from October 1 following the ...

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    Koleje Dolnośląskie orders EMUs to support regional transport strategy


    POLAND: A contract for Pesa Bydgoszcz to supply five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units for use in the Wrocław area was signed by regionally-owned operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on September 29. The 145m złoty order is being financed from the operator’s own resources and ...

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    ZSSK and ÖBB to take over Bratislava – Komárno services


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport Construction has selected a partnership of state passenger operator ZSSK and Austrian Federal Railways to operate PSO supported services on the 95 km Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno line for two years from December 13. They will replace Czech ...

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    North Macedonia approves line towards the Albanian border


    NORTH MACEDONIA: A proposal to extend the 103 km Skopje – Kičevo line 62·6 km southwards to Struga as the first phase of a railway corridor to Albania was appoved by the government on September 22. The Ministry of Finance will now seek €426m of funding ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail to Ebbsfleet study commissioned


    UK: Atkins and Jacobs have been appointed as lead consultants to study options for improving transport in the corridor between Abbey Wood in southeast London and Ebbsfleet in north Kent. The 15-month study aims to identify options and understand how these could support housing and jobs ...

  • GoMedia and TransPennine Express have launched a real-time passenger information service
    Rail Business UK

    Icomera acquires passenger infotainment supplier GoMedia


    UK: ENGIE Solutions subsidiary Icomera UK has completed the acquisition of infotainment system supplier GoMedia Services. Founded in 2015, London-based GoMedia has developed a range of onboard entertainment, passenger information and customer messaging systems for transport operators including several franchised train operating companies. ENGIE Solutions ...

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    North Carolina to buy line for proposed passenger service


    USA: North Carolina Department of Transportation has been awarded a $47·5m Consolidated Rail Infrastructure Safety Improvements federal grant to support the acquisition of a CSX corridor between Raleigh and Ridgeway near the border with Virginia. The former Seaboard Air Line main line has been ...

  • cn Ningbo Line 3 extension (2)
    Metro Report International

    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens


    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

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    Brazilian passenger rail revival agreement


    BRAZIL: An agreement intended to pave the way for the eventual introduction of more passenger services on the national rail network has been signed by the ANPTrilhos association of passenger operators and the Ministry of Infrastructure. The technical co-operation agreement was signed on September 14 by ...

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    Rail Business UK

    DfT clarifies ERMA end dates as next steps negotiated


    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed the timescales for the Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements which were signed with franchised train operating companies earlier this month. Industry insiders note that the staggered end dates reflect a sensible approach to the situation, and create a ‘manageable pipeline’ ...