All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • 774.718 + 722, vlečka CZ LOKO Jihlava
    News

    EffiShunter 1600 broad gauge fleet expands

    2020-09-23T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has unveiled the first of four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives which were ordered by steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in July 2019. The 123-tonne centre-cab locomotives are heavily rebuilt from ČKD-built CME3 locos, have 1 000 kW ...

  • A virtual foretaste of the InnoTrans 2021 trade fair is being offered by the InnoTrans Preview,
    News

    InnoTrans goes digital with 2021 event preview

    2020-09-22T14:32:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A virtual foretaste of the InnoTrans 2021 trade fair is being offered by the InnoTrans Preview, which organiser Messe Berlin is holding during the week when the global railway industry’s biggest event would normally have been happening. The Preview includes more than 60 company and ...

  • us Denver N Line opening (7)
    Metro Report International

    Denver opens North Metro Rail

    2020-09-22T14:22:00Z

    USA: Denver’s Regional Transportation District formally inaugurated the first phase of its North Metro Rail commuter service to Thornton on September 21, with a ceremony attended by RTD General Manager CEO Paul Ballard, Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede and local authority representatives. ...

  • Trans Europ Express
    News

    Trans-Europ-Express renaissance proposed

    2020-09-22T13:24:00Z

    EUROPE: A network of international long-distance high speed passenger services spanning much of western Europe could be launched by 2025 if proposals announced by Germany’s Federal Minister for Transport Andreas Scheuer at a virtual conference of Europe’s transport ministers on September 21 are taken forward. The ...

  • de LNVG Twindexx Vario driving cars
    News

    LNVG orders more double-deck coaches

    2020-09-22T12:55:00Z

    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded Bombardier Transportation an contract to supply a further 12 Twindexx Vario double-deck intermediate coaches and two driving cars. Scheduled to enter service on routes to Hamburg from autumn 2022, the coaches will be equipped with ...

  • rs vrbnica-12-min-1536x823
    News

    Serbia – Montenegro line upgrade planning agreement

    2020-09-22T12:16:00Z

    SERBIA: A €21m agreement to develop conceptual designs and prepare documentation for the planned modernisation of the 210 km line from Valjevo to Vrbnica and the border with Montenegro was signed by infrastructure manager Infra ZS and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International on September 21. Trains ...

  • The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises,
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail Emergency Measures Agreement extended

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises, following on from the six-month Emergency Measures Agreement introduced in April 2020, which was due to expire on September 20. Announcing on September 18 an extension to January 10 2021, the ...

  • de DB digital coupler
    News

    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual ...

  • it-Milano Line 4 tunnels-1
    Metro Report International

    Tunnelling complete on Milano Line 4

    2020-09-22T04:00:00Z

    ITALY: Tunnelling on Milano metro Line 4 was completed on September 9, when the project’s two remaining tunnel boring machines reached Parco Solari station, having undertaken a drive from Tricolore station which began in March 2019. The breakthrough concludes excavation of a 15 km tunnel ...

  • cer-mazzola-lochman
    News

    Mazzola to succeed Lochman at CER

    2020-09-21T16:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Alberto Mazzola was elected as the next Executive Director of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies at the CER General Assembly on September 21.

  • cn-GBA-CRH6A-0407_at_Pearl_River_West_Bridge-180924-Wiki-N509FZ
    In depth

    Connecting up China’s Southern Powerhouse

    2020-09-21T14:05:00Z

    The construction of more inter-city railways and the development of regional interchange hubs is expected to boost connectivity in the Greater Bay Area of southern China. Andrew Benton investigates.

  • fr-sncf-tgv-tgv2020-avelia-horizon-impression
    News

    Staff invited to design TGV M livery

    2020-09-21T10:45:00Z

    FRANCE: With the first SNCF’s next-generation TGV M power cars and trailers taking shape at Alstom’s factories in Belfort and La Rochelle respectively, the operator and its supplier have invited their staff to come up with a design for the livery of the two test trains.

  • ·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is
    Rail Business UK

    UK government announces the end of rail franchising

    2020-09-21T08:38:00Z

    UK:·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working’.

  • fi-fenniarail-czloko
    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • gb UrbanThings
    Metro Report International

    UrbanThings launches social distancing technology

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Ipswich Buses has deployed social distancing technology which has been developed by UrbanThings using a grant awarded by innovation agency Innovate UK. Integrated into the existing mobile ticketing platform, this uses live vehicle occupancy data to generate predictions of future rider numbers which are ...

  • composite footbridge impression
    Rail Business UK

    Composite footbridge under development

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has become a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre as part of the Futura project to develop a composite footbridge based on a concept designed by Marks Barfield Architects and COWI. A prototype is being developed to demonstrate the benefits that ...

  • InnDex
    Rail Business UK

    Facial recognition tested by Brent Cross West station contractor

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: A construction site access control system which uses non-contact facial recognition is being tested by Brent Cross West station contractor VolkerFitzpatrick. Testing of the technology developed by InnDex and Touchbyte is backed by Innovate UK’s Covid-19 support fund. ‘We believe ...

  • Electric train on tracks 3
    News

    Keolis Downer to run Adelaide suburban network

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has been awarded an A$2·1bn contract to operate the 122 km Adelaide Metro suburban rail network for eight years from the end of January 2021, with an optional four-year extension.

  • ardenna
    News

    Processing track survey data

    2020-09-20T05:00:00Z

    USA: Image processing specialist Ardenna has launched its cloud-based Rail-Inspector system for monitoring the condition of track and infrastructure assets using aerial survey images. Rail-Inspector is designed to process survey images and generate quantifiable track condition that can support data-driven maintenance decisions. It identifies and measures ...

  • ru UWC grain hopper wagons
    News

    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs

    2020-09-19T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...