All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

  • A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia
    News

    Making it easier for the chemical industry to shift to rail

    2020-09-16T10:58:00Z

    BELGIUM: A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia on September 15. The initiatives have been developed under ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

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

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    Rail Business UK

    Cheapest offers in crosshairs as government confirms January rail fare rise

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: Regulated rail fares are set to increase in January 2021 despite pressure from consumer and environmental groups for the Department for Transport to freeze them as part of efforts to encourage people back onto trains. In line with previous years, the increase will be linked ...

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    Ethiopian avocados exported by train

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

    ETHIOPIA: Avocados for export to Europe have been transported by rail for the first time, with a pilot refrigerated consignment of 24 tonnes of fruit travelling 750 km from Modjo Dry Port to Djibouti for onward delivery by sea. The shipment was ...

  • au Victoria Bombardier Vlocity DMU
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    Victoria orders standard gauge VLocity DMUs

    2020-09-15T14:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has exercised an option for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further 18 three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units from its Dandenong factory. The order announced on September 15 has been placed under an agreement initially signed in 2018. It covers 12 additional DMUs ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Mobile train roof access platform

    2020-09-15T13:00:00Z

    UK: Harmill Systems has developed a battery-powered mobile train roof access platform with a built-in crane. This is designed to provide safe access to the roof of rolling stock for the removal and replacement of equipment such as HVAC units. Acording to Harmill, the design offers ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Scottish hydrogen train demonstrator procurement begins

    2020-09-15T11:55:00Z

    UK: The University of St Andrews has begun the process of appointing an industrial partner to participate in the Zero Emission Train Project, which will see a redundant Class 314 electric multiple-unit equipped with hydrogen fuel cells as a technology demonstrator. The project is being led ...

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
    Metro Report International

    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    Katie Farmer to head BNSF

    2020-09-15T10:11:00Z

    BNSF has named Kathryn M Farmer as its next President & Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1 2021.

  • gb Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Track Your Train as signalling data added to Realtime Trains

    2020-09-15T06:22:00Z

    In RTT’s Detailed View, the aspect of the next signal the train would pass is denoted by the coloured icon top left. UK: The Realtime Trains web platform which provides independent train running information for the national network added a further layer of functionality on ...

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    East Swanson rail terminal agreed

    2020-09-15T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Port of Melbourne has reached agreement with Patrick Terminals to develop a rail terminal at Swanson Dock East as part of plans to boost the proportion of the port’s throughput moving by rail.

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    Metro Report International

    New York Subway offers under-river connectivity

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA and Transit Wireless have provided the first mobile phone voice and data connectivity in one of the Subway’s under-river tunnels, with AT T customers now able to stay connected in the East River bores between 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue on the L/Canarsie ...

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    German branch line reopening rejected

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Reopening an out-of-use part of the former Gersprenztalbahn route east of Darmstadt is not economically viable, a feasibility study has concluded. Improvements to existing bus and Odenwaldbahn services have been deemed more cost effective. The study into reopening 3·1 km of the Gersprenztalbahn from Reinheim ...

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    Metro Report International

    Basel tram extension to Augst proposed

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND:·Plans to extend Basel tram Route 14 to Augst have been set out by Basel canton, the Pratteln and Augst municipalities and Baselland tram operator BLT.

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    Metro Report International

    President opens Guadalajara Line 3

    2020-09-14T13:16:00Z

    MEXICO: Guadalajara’s third light rail line was formally inaugurated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on September 12. Following the opening ceremony at 11.00, public services began at 16.00, with free travel being provided until September 20.

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    News

    Environmental approval marks milestone in California’s truncated high speed programme

    2020-09-14T12:55:00Z

    USA: The board of the California High-Speed Rail Authority on September 10 approved the Final Environmental Impact Statement for an 80 km section of the planned high speed railway between Merced and Fresno, known as the ‘Central Valley Wye’. The formal approval means that environmental clearance ...

  • gb London TfL Go app
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London closes Twitter accounts

    2020-09-14T11:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started to consolidate its Twitter communications at its main account, and close the separate accounts it operates for London’s various transport modes and individual lines.

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    Automated train operation tested in Moscow

    2020-09-14T10:58:00Z

    RUSSIA: Automatic operation could be introduced on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line next year, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov said following tests with an Lastochka electric multiple-unit. Trains would run under Grade of Automation 2, with a driver in the cab to monitor operations. ...

  • gb HS2 construction Prime Minister
    Rail Business UK

    Five firms selected for HS2 Innovation Accelerator initiative

    2020-09-14T10:30:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has opened the second round of applications to join its Innovation Accelerator programme, seeking small and medium-sized firms specialising in process efficiencies and the passenger experience at stations. Entrepreneurs and tech specialists are invited to apply by September 18. This follows the announcement ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market