All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 2

All articles published this month.

  • br-FICO project start of work ceremony

    President Bolsonaro launches FICO construction


    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the formal start of construction of the Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste has been held at Mara Rosa in Goiás state.

  • Freightliner FFA- G wagon
    Rail Business UK

    Freightliner estimates 7% emissions reduction from latest container wagons


    UK: Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 FFA-G 40ft intermodal wagons which it said were the culmination of 2½ years of work across four countries with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail. The Polish-built wagons are more than 2 tonnes lighter ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon station
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains MD appointed


    UK: David Gibson has been appointed as Managing Director of open access operator Hull Trains with effect from October 1. Gibson left the Royal Air Force in 2003, joining Hull City Council as Assistant Chief Executive before moving to Capita’s Consulting & Transformation division as a ...

  • Coradia iLint (Photo: Alstom/Rene Frampe)

    On-train hydrogen storage development agreement


    HYDROGEN: Alstom and automotive technology company Plastic Omnium have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ‘high-end’ hydrogen storage systems for on-train applications, with a dedicated team established to manage the technical and commercial development of ‘innovative and competitive’ equipment. The aim is to launch ...

  • Texas - Ken Fitzgerald
    In depth

    North America: UP targets Texas markets


    A relative latecomer to the region, Union Pacific is now the largest rail operator serving the Lone Star state, and is continuing to invest in capacity expansion to serve a rapidly changing industrial mix, as Dave Lustig explains.

  • fr-railcoop-track

    Railcoop awarded operating licence


    FRANCE: Open access operator Railcoop has been granted an operating licence to run both passenger and freight trains, marking another step in the not-for-profit co-operative’s journey towards regular day-to-day operations.

  • Agilis Siemens Mobility Mireo EMU impression

    More powerful Mireo EMUs ordered


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to supply a more powerful variant of its Mireo electric multiple-unit family for use on the expanded Regensburg/Donautal group of passenger services from December 2024. The 23 four-car EMUs will have two additional powered axles to provide faster acceleration, and a maximum ...

  • Chicago.
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • si Koper second track tunnelling Predor T8

    Koper second track tunnelling begins


    SLOVENIA: Construction of the first two tunnels for the Divača – Koper second track project has begun. The second track to the port will use a separate alignment to the existing single-track line. It being built by a consortium of Kolektor CPG, Yapı Merkezi and Özaltin, ...

  • HS2_line_image
    Rail Business UK

    Six shortlisted for HS2 Phase 2a advanced works contracts


    UK: HS2 Ltd has invited six bidders to tender for Advanced Civil Works on Phase 2a of the high speed line linking Fradley with Crewe, which was granted royal assent by parliament in February. The two-part enabling works contract covers preparatory works including land assembly; environmental ...

  • InnoTrans exhibition entrance

    InnoTrans exhibitors remain loyal with more than 90% of exhibition space now booked


    INNOTRANS: Bookings for the next InnoTrans trade fair in September 2022 have already matched those for the 2018 event, according to organiser Messe Berlin. More than 103 000 m² of floor space is expected to be reserved by the October 15 deadline, and the 3·5 km ...

  • Grand Paris train impression
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express appoints shadow operator


    FRANCE: Following an international tender, Société du Grand Paris and transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités have appointed a consortium of Transamo, Transdev and Strides International as shadow operator for the capital’s driverless metro network. The contract covers lines 15, 16, 17 and 18, which are scheduled to ...

  • Chicago Metra Alstom Coradia coach impression (Image Alstom Design & Styling) (1)

    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches


    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...

  • cn-guangzhou-line18-test-running
    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou opens first express metro line


    CHINA: Guangzhou’s first express metro line was opened on September 28, with trains operating at up to 160 km/h. The 58·3 km Line 18 runs from a southern terminus at Wanqingsha in the rapidly developing Nansha port district to Xiancun on the east side of the ...

  • Portland TriMet Red Line LRVs
    Metro Report International

    Federal funds to support Portland light rail enhancements


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has approved grants worth $99·9m to expand the Red Line light rail service in Portland. Under an investment programme branded ‘a Better Red’, operator TriMet is to extend Red Line services westwards by 12·6 km from Beaverton to Hillsboro over the ...

  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’


    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

  • Railway track

    Double tracking study in Sachsen


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and the Land of Sachsen have agreed to finance planning work for the proposed double-tracking of the Chemnitz – Geithain line, which forms the southern section of the Chemnitz – Leipzig route. Funding has already been agreed for electrification between Chemnitz and Geithain ...

  • gb-NR-Randstad signalling technicians-DSC_2688_HF
    Rail Business UK

    Signal engineering apprenticeships offer route to ‘well-paid, secure’ careers


    UK: Randstad Infrastructure is to expand its workforce by 50% and take on apprentices after being awarded a national contract to supply signalling engineers to Network Rail.

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    Metro Report International

    Western Sydney airport metro clears final planning hurdle


    AUSTRALIA: The national government has given final planning approval for the 23 km Western Sydney Airport automated metro scheme, following a similar decision by the state of New South Wales in July.

  • SNCF Logistics’ planned acquisition of a 45% stake in BLS Cargo will come into effect at the beginning of July.

    NEAT completion boosts rail’s share of transit freight


    SWITZERLAND: Rail’s share of the north-south transit freight market reached its highest level for 25 years in the first half of this year, according to the Federal Office for Transport.