All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021

All articles published this month.

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    Urban In Depth

    Wien: U2xU5 Linienkreuz reshapes the U-Bahn


    As part of a smart mobility strategy aimed at reducing car use, construction is in full swing to expand Wien’s U-Bahn network. Diverting Line U2 and building the fully automated Line U5 will increase capacity by around 30%.

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    Rail Business UK

    Glasgow Queen Street station rebuild completed


    UK: The completion of a £120m four-year project to rebuild Glasgow Queen Street station was officially marked on October 4, with a celebration attended by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Delivered as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, the modernisation of Scotland’s third-busiest station was ...

  • Manchester Piccadilly station concourse (Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Shapps sets out ‘core goals’ for Great British Railways


    UK: The government has set out its ‘core goals’ for Great British Railways, set up a transition team led by Network Rail CEO Andrew Haines and announced a competition to select the future location of the national headquarters. On October 4 Secretary of State for Transport ...

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    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie


    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has developed a 25 tonne axleload bogie in conjunction with St Petersburg State Transport University. The Type 18-9891 Type 3 GOST 9246-2013 bogie is designed to have less impact on the track than a 23·5 tonne design, while minimising flange ...

  • Dresden Alstom NGT DX DD Flexity tram (Photo: DVB AG)
    Metro Report International

    Dresden unveils its wider trams


    GERMANY: Dresden transport operator DVB and Alstom have unveiled the first NGT DX DD Flexity tram, with 2 500 people visiting Gorbitz depot over the weekend of October 2-3 to take a look at the vehicle. Built to Dresden’s unusual 1 450 mm gauge, with a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mersin announces construction schedule for city’s first metro line


    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has announced that construction of the 13·4 km Mezitli – 3 Ocak underground metro line will start on January 3 2022, the 100th anniversary of the French evacuation of the city, and is scheduled to take 48 months. The TL3·379bn electrical and mechanical ...

  • Paris tramway T1 stop (Photo: RATP)
    Metro Report International

    Paris tram framework contract awarded


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP have selected Alstom for a framework contract to supply up to 120 trams worth €310m. There will be a firm order for 37 to replace the current Route T1 fleet which entered service from 1992. The 83 ...

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    In depth

    Freight: Medway takes on the trucks


    Portuguese rail freight operator Medway was launched five years ago when MSC acquired the incumbent CP Carga. President Carlos Vasconcelos explains to Andre Pires  that electrification, longer trains and a focus on intermodal traffic are key to future Iberian rail freight growth.

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

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    Metro Report International

    Financing agreed for Wien’s U2xU5 metro extensions


    AUSTRIA: The national government and the City of Wien have agreed a 50:50 split for financing the €6bn second phase of the U2xU5 metro expansion package, which covers extensions to both lines.

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    Brightline fleet expansion begins as Orlando extension nears completion


    USA: The first of the additional Venture trainsets which Siemens Mobility is building for the second phase of Brightline’s Miami – Orlando inter-city service was unveiled at the manufacturer’s Sacramento plant on September 28.

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    First VIA Rail trainset arrives for testing


    CANADA: The first of 32 inter-city trainsets being built for VIA Rail has been dispatched from the Siemens Mobility plant in Sacramento to the operator’s Montréal maintenance depot for testing and commissioning. Following delivery, the first train is expected to be tested ...

  • Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro.
    Metro Report International

    Taipei Circular Line Phase 2 automated metro contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro. The 15·4 km 14-station Phase 1 of the Circular Line was opened in January ...

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    Ouigo to launch loco-hauled trains and serve more destinations


    FRANCE: SNCF’s low-cost subsidiary Ouigo is to launch three additional routes from spring 2022, using refurbished loco-hauled trains to augment its high-density TGV trainsets.

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    Diesel locos delivered to Turkmenistan


    TURKMENISTAN: National railway Demirýollary’s Ashgabat depot has taken delivery of one TEP70BS passenger diesel locomotive and one 2TE25KM freight diesel locomotive supplied by Transmashholding. The orders placed in October and November 2020 were Russian company’s first from Turkmenistan, which has mostly ordered ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Climate goals to trump profits


    What does the future hold for Germany’s railways and for incumbent national railway holding group Deutsche Bahn in particular? Rail policy will be a critical item on the agenda of the next government, but significant challenges remain if ambitious targets for rail growth are to be met, argues our Consultant Editor Murray Hughes.

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    Impact of the pandemic on rail remains ‘dire’, says CER


    EUROPE: The September update of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker shows signs of improvement for passenger train services, but none for freight and a worsening of the financial situation for infrastructure managers.

  • Vivarail 230003 in operation- Bedford to Bletchley
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • ZAGRO road rail Unimog U 423 rescue vehicle
    Metro Report International

    Tramway road-rail vehicles delivered


    BELGIUM: Zagro Bahn- und Baumaschinen has delivered four Unimog U423 road-rail vehicles to Brussels transport operator STIB. All four are equipped with the Zagro turntable rail guide for safe operation on tight radius curves. Two of the vehicles are intended for rescuing ...

  • The International Union of Railways is to hold an online Rail Accessibility Day (Photo: DB).

    UIC to host Rail Accessibility Day


    ACCESSIBILITY: The International Union of Railways is to hold an online Rail Accessibility Day to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion, highlight the efforts being made to improve accessibility and discuss challenges which the industry faces. The event on October 5 will include representatives of ...