All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • br passsenger agreement
    News

    Brazilian passenger rail revival agreement

    2020-09-29T10:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • gb London Euston concourse coronavirus
    Rail Business UK

    DfT clarifies ERMA end dates as next steps negotiated

    2020-09-29T09:58:00Z

    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’ ...

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    Metro Report International

    Milano’s ATM signs 80-tram framework agreement

    2020-09-29T09:35:00Z

    ITALY: Milano’s municipal transport operator ATM and Stadler have signed a six-year framework agreement covering the supply of up to 80 trams worth €172·6m, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. The finalisation of Stadler’s first contract to supply trams to Italy was announced ...

  • Grand Paris Express train impression (Image: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express designs unveiled

    2020-09-29T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Parisians will be able to see at first hand what the future trains and stations of the first part of the Grand Paris Express metro will look like from October 3, when Société de Grand Paris and Ile de France Mobilités will unveil a full-scale mock-up ...

  • fr Bordeaux St Jean  station (Annabel P, Pixabay)
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    Bordeaux RER plans take shape

    2020-09-29T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Nouvelle-Aquitaine region has announced the first tentative steps towards the development of a proposed regional express network around Bordeaux. Bordeaux Métropole and Nouvelle-Aquitaine signed an accord in December 2018 to work on the development of an RER network to serve the Bordeaux metropolitan area over ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
    Metro Report International

    Singapore metro fleet services contract awarded

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT has signed an integrated fleet services contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide 10-years of long-term support for the 636 Movia metro cars it is to supply for the North-South and East-West lines from 2021. There is an option to extend the agreement for ...

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    Rail Business UK

    An ‘exciting time’ for rail industry apprentices

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Salford-based Vital Human Resources has taken on 13 apprentices who will combine on-the-job training with academic learning as they work towards a Level 2 NVQ in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance over the next 14 months. During the first six weeks, the apprentices will develop the ...

  • hr RegioJet train (1)
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    RegioJet’s train to Croatia is a sell-out summer success

    2020-09-28T15:31:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet’s summer service linking the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia’s Adriatic coast carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains during its first season of operation. RegioJet announced the summer-only overnight service on June 1, and 30 000 tickets had ...

  • de NEE protest train loco
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    Berlin protest train calls for fair play for independent operators

    2020-09-28T11:56:00Z

    GERMANY: The Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen association of more than 25 independent freight operators arranged a special train through Berlin on September 28 to draw attention to the federal government’s failure to provide financial support for its member companies while offering compensation to state-owned Deutsche Bahn to deal ...

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    CRRC Zhuzhou unveils 160 km/h trainsets for Guangzhou

    2020-09-28T11:10:00Z

    CHINA: The first trainsets ordered by Guangzhou Metro Group for two of the newly reclassified Intercity routes in the Guangzhou Bay Area were unveiled by CRRC Zhuzhou on September 15. The order covers 25 eight-car trainsets for the route originally planned as ...

  • Talgo has selected the former Longannet power station site as the location where it would build a factory should it win the High Speed 2 rolling stock contract.
    Rail Business UK

    Industry event to highlight Talgo UK supply chain opportunities

    2020-09-28T10:00:00Z

    UK: Chesterfield Borough Council is inviting local businesses to take part in an event designed to help them understand how to get involved in Talgo UK’s future supply chain. The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer established its UK headquarters in Chesterfield last year, and in January it ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • gb LNW EMU and track (Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail publishes Environmental Sustainability Strategy

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published an Environmental Sustainability Strategy which it describes as its ‘most ambitious and forward-looking’ to date, and a key part of its ambition to position rail as ‘the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport’. The infrastructure manager sums up the strategy as ...

  • kr Seoul square (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

  • 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 ...

  • in Delhi Meerut RRTS train impression
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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 ...

  • bg BDZ electric loco (Jim Black, Pixabay)
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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 ...

  • in Jaipur metro extension opening (3)
    Metro Report International

    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 ...