All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2020 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

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    Government told to appoint permanent Prasa board as ridership decline continues


    SOUTH AFRICA: Badisa Matshego was appointed as the de facto head of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the national finance ministry on September 1, joining the embattled passenger operator from airport management company ACSA. Matshego arrived as Accounting Officer following the annulment of ...

  • Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network.
    Metro Report International

    Shadow operator appointed to support Sydney metro expansion


    AUSTRALIA: Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network. Sydney Metro West would run 25 km underground from Parramatta to the central business district, while the 23 km Western Sydney Airport ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 730 EMU for Birmingham’s Cross-City Line revealed


    UK: One of the Bombardier Transportation Class 730 Aventra electric multiple-units which West Midlands Trains has ordered for its Cross-City Line services through Birmingham has been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Derby factory. ‘Designed and built in Derby they really are made in ...

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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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    Germany: Relaying DB’s oldest high speed lines


    After nearly 30 years of use, Germany’s first two high speed lines are being given a complete makeover with new track and replacement components for other hardware. Murray Hughes  reports on a programme valued at €825m.

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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe


    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 230 variants approved for passenger service


    UK: The Office of Rail Road has given authorisation for battery and diesel-battery versions of Vivarail’s Class 230 D-Train multiple-units to be used in passenger service. Battery set No 230 002 is a demonstrator trainset powered only by batteries which was completed in ...

  • de-Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft tram unveiling
    Metro Report International

    Flexity tram unveiled in Duisburg


    GERMANY: The first of 47 Flexity Classic trams being supplied to Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft by Bombardier Transportation has been delivered to DVG’s Grunewald depot for testing ahead of entry into revenue service.

  • DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives

    DB Cargo awards framework agreement for 400 electro-diesel locos


    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, which would be delivered in a number of variants to meet the national freight operator’s particular needs. Siemens Mobility said the agreement announced ...

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    Metro Report International

    Citadis X05 trams arrive in Athens


    GREECE: Alstom has delivered the first two of 25 Citadis X05 trams ordered by Athens transport agency Attiko Metro. Under the contract awarded in ordered in July 2018 Alstom is responsible for the on-site testing, training and warranty services, as well as the provision of spare ...

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    Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity


    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway Deliveries are scheduled ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cádiz tram-trains make first main line test runs


    SPAIN: Overnight on September 2, a CAF LRV made the first runs over ADIF tracks as part of preparations for the opening of the Bahía de Cádiz tram-train route. Initially expected to open in 2017, the tram-train project has involved the construction of 14 km of ...

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    Diesel locos delivered to Uzbek mining company


    UZBEKISTAN: TMH Bryansk has delivered two 2TE25KM twin-section main line freight locomotives to Navoi Mining Metallurgical Combinat. The twin-section diesel locomotives are capable of hauling 6 000 tonne trains, which is expected to significantly reduce transport costs for the gold and uranium mining company. ...

  • sg Downtown Line Bombardier Movia metro train
    Metro Report International

    Singapore metro onboard communications upgrade


    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to enhance communication systems on 92 three-car Movia driverless metro trainsets which it supplied for the Downtown Line in 2013-17 The project announced on September 3 will include converting the dynamic route map displays from LED to LCD, ...

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    SNCF veteran Damas to lead Eurostar as restructuring looms


    EUROPE: On September 4 the management board of Voyages SNCF announced the selection of Jacques Damas to succeed Mike Cooper as Chief Executive of Eurostar, in which the French national operator holds a 55% majority stake. Damas is an SNCF veteran whose career with the state ...

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    Metro Report International

    Harbin orders another 390 metro cars


    CHINA: Harbin Metro Corp has ordered 65 six-car Type B trainsets from the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Changchun, under a 1·2bn yuan contract announced on September 7.

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    FRA updates track inspection rule


    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has introduced an updated rule on the use of ultrasonic rail inspection technology with GPS location data, enabling railroads to undertake continuous testing of rails more efficiently.

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    Jerusalem – Tel Aviv electrification completed


    ISRAEL: Israel Railways began test running of electric trains between Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and Hertzliya on September 6, following the completion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification on the northern section of the Ayalon Corridor.

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    In depth

    Germany: Growth ambitions undeterred despite Covid-19


    With passenger traffic down by 44% and freight by 13% in the first half of the year, the coronavirus pandemic caused Deutsche Bahn’s profits to slump by almost €4bn, reports Timon Heinrici. Nevertheless, the government has committed huge sums to try and turn the state-owned railway group around.