All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 4

All articles published this month.

  • The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December.
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper Emergency Measures Agreements extended

    2021-09-22T16:14:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December. The EMAs put in place in March this year ran from April 1 to September 19. Under the extended agreements the two operators will continue to receive ...

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
    Rail Business UK

    Burnham ready to petition parliament to secure completion of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

    2021-09-22T13:53:00Z

    UK: Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is ready to petition parliament if the Northern Powerhouse Rail and High Speed 2 programmes are cut back or cancelled, he told Rail Business UK following the annual Transport for the North conference. ‘The publication of the Integrated Rail Plan ...

  • NPR and HS2
    Rail Business UK

    Northern leaders express concern over fate of Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2

    2021-09-22T13:47:00Z

    UK: Concerns over the future of both the eastern leg of HS2 Phase 2b and the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail programme were the focus of debate at the annual Transport for the North conference held in Leeds on September 21. High Speed 2 Lorna Pimlott, HS2 ...

  • Mobility hub visualisation
    Metro Report International

    Go-Ahead and Arup set out vision for sustainable transport hubs

    2021-09-22T09:00:00Z

    UK: Ways to improve the integration of public transport with walking, cycling, micromobility and digital services to create an attractive alternative to car travel have been presented by train and bus operator Go-Ahead Group and engineering consultancy Arup. The Future Mobility Hubs report outlines a flexible ...

  • de DB digital coupler
    News

    DAC programme selects Scharfenberg digital coupler

    2021-09-22T08:30:00Z

    EUROPE: Following extensive testing with various prototypes, a Scharfenberg latch design has been selected as the basis for the future European Digital Automatic Coupler. Meeting on September 21, the supervisory board of the European DAC Delivery Programme adopted a recommendation from the ...

  • fr-TGV rame 16 relivery for 40th anniversary-2-C Masse
    News

    Macron puts high speed projects back on track in ‘decade of the TGV’

    2021-09-22T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: In a speech at Paris Gare de Lyon during an event held on September 17 to mark 40 years since the launch of TGV services, President Emmanuel Macron announced the revival of plans to expand the high speed network, describing the 2020s as ‘the decade of the TGV’.

  • Kharkiv Stadler Metelitsa B85300M tram
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

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

  • tn_gb-networkrail-people-hivi_03.jpg
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Health & Wellbeing Index launched

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

    tn_gb-networkrail-people-hivi_03.jpg UK: The Rail Safety & Standards Board has developed a rail-specific Health & Wellbeing Index which is designed to enable organisations to assess health-based investment decisions by calculating the impact of risks such as fatigue, stress, mental health, musculoskeletal disorders, hand arm vibration syndrome, respiratory ...

  • Impression of Transport for NSW Mariyung New Intercity Fleet train
    News

    More emu EMUs ordered

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for NSW has awarded the RailConnect joint venture a contract to supply a further 56 Mariyung double-deck electric multiple-unit cars, increasing the New Intercity Fleet to a total of 610 vehicles. The RailConnect consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and UGL Rail was ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram.
    Metro Report International

    Funding sought for West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-09-21T15:24:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority Board has approved bids for £2bn of government funding for investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure over the next five years The bids cover the refurbishment and upgrading of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham – Wolverhampton light rail line, ...

  • CargoBeamer Calais
    News

    CargoBeamer network extended to the UK

    2021-09-21T13:43:00Z

    EUROPE: CargoBeamer has formed a partnership with Eurotunnel enabling unaccompanied lorry semi-trailers arriving at its rail-road transfer terminal in Calais to be transported on Shuttle trains through the Channel Tunnel and then onwards to Ashford in southeast England. The companies said this would partially resolve the ...

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    News

    Connecting Europe Express puts spotlight on Western Balkan rail vision

    2021-09-21T13:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Welcoming the EU’s Connecting Europe Express to Beograd Centar on September 13, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić announced that her country’s rail investment programme would be worth up to €6bn and focus on ‘reconnecting’ the Western Balkan countries’ fragmented networks.

  • GTR Class 717 at Blackfriars during ETCS tests
    Rail Business UK

    Thameslink test confirms ETCS backwards compatibility

    2021-09-21T11:21:00Z

    UK: A significant milestone has been reached in the East Coast Digital Programme, with the testing of a Great Northern Class 717 EMU over the Thameslink core between London St Pancras and Blackfriars stations using ETCS Level 2. The Siemens Mobility-built Class 717s are equipped ...

  • Melbourne Alstom X'Trapolis 2 impression
    News

    X’trapolis 2·0 suburban trains ordered

    2021-09-21T10:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has formally awarded Alstom a €300m contract to supply 25 six-car X’trapolis 2·0 electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Melbourne suburban network. The contract signing on September 20 follows two years of work by Alstom and DoT to design rolling ...

  • CargoNet Stadler EuroDual loco impression
    News

    CargoNet leases electro-diesel locos

    2021-09-21T08:14:00Z

    NORWAY: National freight operator CargoNet has signed a long-term full-service lease agreement for European Loc Pool to supply it with two Stadler EuroDual six-axle electro-diesel locomotives at the end of October 2022. The locomotives will have an output of 2·8 MW in diesel mode and 6 ...

  • Hangzhou metro Line 7 train
    Metro Report International

    Two metro extensions open in Hangzhou

    2021-09-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou Metro opened extensions of lines 7 and 9 on September 17. Line 7 has been extended under the River Qiantang from Olympic Sports Centre to Citizen Centre. Line 9 was extended 6 km north from Linping to Long’an, adding four stations. ...

  • IBB President Newton B Jones (left) and TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2020.
    News

    Railway unions discuss international merger

    2021-09-20T15:43:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the UK and Ireland and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in the USA have announced talks with a view to merging by July 1 2022. TSSA has more than 18 000 members at rail, ferry, bus and associated companies ...

  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
    Metro Report International

    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...

  • A branch of London Underground’s Northern Line to serve the Battersea Power Station redevelopment area opened on September 20 (Photo: TfL).
    Metro Report International

    London Underground’s Battersea Power Station extension opens

    2021-09-20T13:33:00Z

    UK:·A 3·3 km two-station branch of London Underground’s Northern Line to serve the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station redevelopment area opened on September 20. ‘This extension will hugely improve the links between these vibrant, growing south London neighbourhoods and the rest of the capital, and ...

  • Harbin metro Line 2 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Harbin metro Line 2 opens

    2021-09-20T09:58:00Z

    CHINA: The 28·7 km first phase of Harbin metro Line 2 opened on September 19.