All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020 – Page 10

All articles published this month.

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    In depth

    Germany: Master Plan confirms state’s commitment to rail

    2020-09-03T10:11:00Z

    The German government has assigned rail a fundamental role in its climate change strategy, promising unprecedented levels of financial support for expansion and modernisation of the national network. Murray Hughes investigates.

  • Berlin Spandau station (Photo: Oliver Lang/Deutsche Bahn)
    News

    Increasing capacity west of Spandau

    2020-09-03T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg have signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to finance studies for a project to increase capacity on the 23 km Spandau – Nauen section of the Berlin – Hamburg corridor, including a proposed extension of the Berlin S-Bahn to ...

  • gb East Midlands Railway Class 222 at Nottingham (Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    East Midlands collaboration aims to give a greater voice for local stakeholders

    2020-09-03T06:00:00Z

    UK: The government and Transport for the East Midlands have reached a multi-year collaboration agreement which is designed to give councils and local stakeholders a more influential role in deciding how rail services can support development in the region. Announced on September 3, the agreement will ...

  • Translink - Schools - Fodhla
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-09-03T05:00:00Z

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

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    Metro Report International

    Construction contracts awarded as Porto light rail network expands

    2020-09-03T05:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The Metro do Porto management board has approved the award of two construction packages for expansion of the city’s light rail network to a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves and Ferrovial Agroman. Worth €189m, the first package covers construction of the 3∙1 km Line G ...

  • Knorr Bremse Merak Getafe headquarters
    News

    Knorr-Bremse brings rail HVAC activities under Merak brand

    2020-09-03T05:00:00Z

    MERAK: Knorr-Bremse has unified its worldwide rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning activities under the overall brand name Merak. This covers Merak’s global headquarters at Getafe in Spain, Merak North America, the Merak-Jinxin joint venture in China, the rail HVAC activities of Sigma in Australia, Kiepe ...

  • DB Cargo train (Photo: DB).
    News

    Covid-19 aid package unfair, say independent operators

    2020-09-02T12:44:00Z

    GERMANY: Financial aid earmarked for national operator Deutsche Bahn in the form of a €5bn equity increase as compensation for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic constitutes unfair state aid under European Union law, according to Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen, an association of around 60 independent rail freight ...

  • lectrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30
    News

    Uzbekistan completes Ferghana Valley electrification project

    2020-09-02T10:21:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Electrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30, when electric services were inaugurated on the 101 km Namangan – Andijon section. The ring runs from Pap through Namangan, Andijon, Marg‘ilon, and Qo‘qon ...

  • gb London Victoria coronavirus social distancing measures
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger concerns hold back return to rail

    2020-09-02T09:54:00Z

    Passenger demand remains low, with Transport Focus data showing that travel by train remains at around 5% of pre-pandemic levels, and the industry’s work during the pandemic has brought a range of responses.

  • LNER ticket machines coronavirus closure
    Rail Business UK

    Treasury concerns over ticketing changes

    2020-09-02T09:41:00Z

    UK: Department for Transport sources have confirmed to Rail Business UK that a key focus within the department is now on the development of part-time season tickets or carnets to encourage commuters to return to train services. However, pressure from the Treasury to manage any ...

  • fr Strasbourg Koenigshoffen_01
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-09-02T05:00:00Z

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

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic.
    News

    Digital coupler ‘opens door to automation’

    2020-09-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic. Speaking during a demonstration of prototype couplers at the DB Systemtechnik Minden research facility on August 31, Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation Technology, said that the ...

  • Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais.
    News

    Three prequalify for large Swiss train contract

    2020-09-01T15:43:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Three manufacturers have prequalified for a contract to supply a total of 194 electric-multiple units in a procurement process which is being run by Swiss Federal Railways and its local operating joint ventures Thurbo in Thurgau and RegionAlps in Valais. The shortlisted bidders announced on ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
    Metro Report International

    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens

    2020-09-01T13:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

  • li government building Markus Baumeler, Pixabay)
    News

    Voters reject Liechtenstein S-Bahn proposal

    2020-09-01T11:34:00Z

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Plans for a cross-border S-Bahn service linking Austria and Switzerland through the principality were rejected by 62·3% of voters in a referendum held on August 30. A letter of intent to go ahead with the long-planned project had been signed by Liechtenstein’s Deputy Prime Minister ...

  • jp-Long Shinkansen bridge over an existing railway line in Kurume city with Series 800
    News

    JR East extends repair work on concrete structures

    2020-09-01T09:57:00Z

    The Shinkansen network makes extensive use of long elevated structures to minimise land take in urban areas. JAPAN: East Japan Railway announced on August 26 that it intends to carry out remedial work on several elevated concrete structures across its 1 067 mm gauge conventional network, ...

  • The Department for Transport has exercised its option to extend the Emergency Measures Agreement covering FirstGroup’s Great Western franchise until at least June 26 2021.
    Rail Business UK

    GWR Emergency Measures Agreement extended

    2020-09-01T09:47:00Z

    UK: On September 1 the Department for Transport exercised its option to extend the Emergency Measures Agreement covering FirstGroup’s Great Western franchise until at least June 26 2021. FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory said this ‘provides important clarity and continuity for our customers, employees and wider ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern launches SeatFinder

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Southeastern is to provide train loading data to passengers through its app and journey planner, with the launch in September of SeatFinder which uses data based on vehicle weights to produce daily estimates of future loadings. Live departure boards on the ...

  • es Transfesa Logistics launches the first train with its new high-capacity car-carriers for international routes
    News

    Automotive wagons meet changing needs of car manufacturers

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics has put into service the first 18 of 100 automotive wagons ordered from Greenbrier in Poland. The company said this would help to meet the growing demand for transporting electric vehicles, and cars which are larger and heavier than those produced in the ...