All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 6

All articles published this month.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-09-15T05:00:00Z

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

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    News

    Gabon railway concession extended as investors fund expansion

    2021-09-15T05:00:00Z

    GABON: Sociéte d’Exploitation du Transgabonais’ concession to operate the 650 km railway linking Franceville with the capital Libreville and the port of Owendo has been extended, and a new investor has committed to providing finance and expertise to support a modernisation to increase capacity on the ...

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    News

    Iron ore miner orders heavy-haul battery locomotive

    2021-09-14T14:17:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Mining company Roy Hill has ordered a Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric heavy-haul freight locomotive. This will replace one the four ES44ACi diesel-electric locos used to haul its 2 700 m long iron ore trains, and is expected to reduce fuel costs and emissions by ‘double digit’ ...

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    Metro Report International

    Crown Bridges tramway construction approved

    2021-09-14T13:30:00Z

    FINLAND: Construction of the Crown Bridges tramway in Helsinki is expected to get underway shortly, after the city council formally approved a revised budget setting the estimated cost at €326m. The 10 km light rail line will connect Laajasalo in the southeast to the city centre ...

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    In depth

    Freight: CargoFlex enters the digital era

    2021-09-14T13:17:00Z

    Fitted to intermodal trains in Switzerland, Voith’s CargoFlex autocoupler builds on experience in the passenger sector, and is now being upgraded with a full digital capability.

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    News

    Channel Tunnel to handle unaccompanied freight

    2021-09-14T09:57:00Z

    EUROPE: Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is to launch a service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers, using its ‘unique customs expertise’ to speed up post-Brexit cross-border traffic. The service between the Channel Tunnel terminals in Calais and Folkestone is to be launched on September 18, in addition to ...

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    News

    Stadler signs MoU for Ukrainian fleet renewal

    2021-09-14T09:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: A memorandum of understanding setting out principles for co-operation to replace ageing rolling stock and develop the rail sector has been signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, national railway Ukrzaliznytsia, Stadler and Swiss export risk insurance agency SERV. The MoU was signed at a meeting ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bespoke London Underground doors pass fire test

    2021-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rhino Doors has successfully fire-tested bespoke self-closing doors designed for the cross passages of Transport for London’s Moorgate station. The doors are intended to provide passengers with reduced mobility with a place of refuge during emergencies, and feature panic bars and vision panels. The double-leaf ...

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    News

    Thailand looks at battery traction

    2021-09-14T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: The Ministry of Transport is pushing ahead with the procurement of battery railcars, and consideration is being given to local production and the conversion of existing diesel locomotives to battery power. The Department of Rail Transport and State Railway of Thailand have been tasked with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica

    2021-09-13T15:41:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

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    News

    Canadian Pacific closes in on KCS merger

    2021-09-13T15:30:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific announced on September 12 that it ‘looks forward to executing a definitive merger agreement’ with Kansas City Southern, after the smaller railroad’s board deemed that CP’s latest bid now amounted to a ‘Company Superior Proposal’ compared to a previous offer from Canadian National.

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    News

    JR Central targets Shinkansen business travellers with work-oriented offering

    2021-09-13T13:16:00Z

    JAPAN: Central Japan Railway Company is to revamp its offering for business travellers using Tokaido Shinkansen services, in response to changing travel patterns and working practices driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Rail Business UK

    Jigs supplied to Derby for Cairo monorail project

    2021-09-13T13:00:00Z

    UK: KM Tools has designed and manufactured multiple SmartLine Jigs which Alstom’s Derby plant is using to assemble Innovia 300 monorail trains for export to Cairo. The Staffordshire-based company is also providing 24/7 on-site maintenance support for the jigs. ‘We are thrilled to be part of ...

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    News

    First new Nightjet stock ready for testing

    2021-09-13T11:46:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The first two vehicles for Austrian Federal Railways’ new fleet of Nightjet overnight trainsets have been dispatched from Siemens Mobility’s Simmering plant in Wien for the start of testing and certification. The first vehicles to be released are a push-pull driving trailer seated car and an ...

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    News

    DSB awards EMU depot contract

    2021-09-13T09:00:00Z

    DENMARK: DSB has awarded a DKr641m contract to MT Højgaard Danmark for construction of the first of two dedicated maintenance depots to support the fleet of inter-city EMUs on order from Alstom. The København depot is to be developed on the site of the capital’s former ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

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    Rail Business UK

    UK comments sought on post-Brexit TSI changes

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on proposed changes to EU Technical Specifications for Interoperability. While TSIs no longer apply in Great Britain following Brexit, the current requirements were embedded in UK legislation as part of the withdrawal process. The Secretary of State for ...

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    Metro Report International

    Consortium appointed to design Bogotá metro Line 2

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The UT Movilidad Urbana Sostenible consortium has been awarded a contract to undertake the detailed design of Bogotá metro Line 2. Led by Systra, the consortium includes Garrigues Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia Abogados, KPMG Advisory Tax & Legal, BONUS Banca de Inversión and Ingetec Ingeniería ...

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    News

    Czech infrastructure manager buys Vectron prototype to power test train

    2021-09-12T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has purchased pre-production Vectron MS electric locomotive 193 901 from Siemens Mobility for KC72·95m to operate diagnostic test trains in the Czech Republic and abroad. Built in 2010, the 6 400 kW multi-system locomotive with a top speed of 200 km/h ...

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    News

    DB and CFL co-operate on ‘extended reality’ rail training technology

    2021-09-11T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: An agreement to co-operate to develop the use of virtual and augmented reality tools in specialist rail industry training has been signed by Germany’s Deutsche Bahn and Luxembourg’s CFL. DB says the relevance of immersive technologies in vocational training is increasing, enabling a merger of ...