All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 7

All articles published this month.

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Fatigue and stress led to Hitachi train cracks, finds ORR

    2021-09-10T15:00:00Z

    UK: Both fatigue and stress corrosion led to the cracks that resulted in Hitachi-built Class 80x trainsets and Class 385 EMUs being withdrawn from service earlier this year, according to an interim review released by the Office of Rail & Road.

  • Sinara TG16M locomotive for Russian Railways' 1 067 mm gauge Sakhalin network
    News

    Autonomous hydrogen trains planned in Sakhalin

    2021-09-10T13:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two multilateral agreements have been signed to explore the potential for autonomous operation of hydrogen-powered trains in Sakhalin oblast.

  • br-fiol-tracklaying-antt
    News

    Pro Trilhos programme kickstarts 10 rail projects worth R$53∙5bn

    2021-09-10T13:00:00Z

    BRAZL: Designating this month as ‘Railway September’, the government has introduced legislation to simplify the process of authorising the construction of new rail projects.

  • DB190094
    In depth

    Freight: Delivering Europe’s digital coupler

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    Testing of four prototype digital automatic coupler designs is underway as a deployment programme takes shape aimed at boosting the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight operations across Europe by 2030. However, much remains to be done.

  • fr-paris-t3b-extensions-colas
    Metro Report International

    Paris awards T3b tram extension contracts

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has selected Colas to build a 3·2 km western extension of orbital tram route T3b from Porte d’Asnières to Porte Dauphine. Being funded as part of the Grand Paris project, the extension will broadly parallel RER Line C, serving seven stop ...

  • Tenders to operate inter-urban TER services between Marseille, Toulon and Nice are to be called in February 2020.
    News

    Transdev picked to run Région Sud TER package

    2021-09-10T11:04:00Z

    FRANCE: Région Sud has selected Transdev for a 10-year concession to operate regional trains between Marseille, Toulon and Nice, ahead of rival bids from SNCF and Thello.

  • Train Lidar
    Rail Business UK

    Gauge survey automation technology approved

    2021-09-10T10:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has approved the use of automation technology from Maestrano subsidiary Cordel for use in clearance gauging across the network. This is expected to help speed-up the work involved in introducing new trains or undertaking infrastructure works. The Cordel Workbench is an AI-powered automated ...

  • es-Lorca_Sutullena,_592_xxx_wiki
    News

    ADIF AV calls tenders to complete Almería – Murcia high speed corridor

    2021-09-10T08:49:00Z

    SPAIN: Following approval by the infrastructure ministry at the end of August, ADIF Alta Velocidad is to call tenders for construction of 31 km of high speed line between Lorca and Pulpí, one of the final stretches of the high speed corridor between Almería and Murcia. The budgeted cost is €197∙5m, and the resulting contract would run for 34 months.

  • us-progressrail-emd-freight-locomotive-demonstrator
    News

    Progress Rail to develop hydrogen fuel cell locomotive

    2021-09-10T08:14:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail is to lead the development of a demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell locomotive and fuelling infrastructure as part of a co-operation agreement announced by its parent company Caterpillar Inc on September 8. Caterpillar has agreed to work with energy supplier Chevron on the development ...

  • Wabtec Faiveley UK has completed refurbishment of the first two of 30 Class 321 electric multiple-units owned by Eversholt Rail, which are being upgraded for train operator Greater Anglia.
    Rail Business UK

    Varamis Rail enters the express logistics fray

    2021-09-10T05:08:00Z

    UK: An Anglo-Scottish express parcels and freight service is being planned by start-up Varamis Rail, which is seeking to revive a number of moribund or lightly used former mail and freight terminals across the network.

  • Proposed Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Station
    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2021-09-10T05:00:00Z

    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Istanbul M7 metro extension map
    Metro Report International

    Ship canal poses challenge as Istanbul extends metro line

    2021-09-10T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation work is underway on a long-planned 18 km underground extension of Istanbul’s M7 metro line, with the €220m cost to be financed from a Eurobond issued by Istanbul municipality late last year. The extension is to be built in two stages. The first will ...

  • Norske Tog Stadler Flirt electro-diesel (5)
    News

    Electro-diesel Flirt handed over in Norway

    2021-09-09T11:00:00Z

    NORWAY: A ceremony to mark the handover of the first of 14 electro-diesel Flirt multiple-units being built by Stadler for use by SJ Nord was hosted by the manufacturer, national rolling stock owner Norske Tog and the future operator on September 1. ...

  • ch-Lausanne_tram_impression
    Metro Report International

    Lausanne breaks ground for western tram line

    2021-09-09T10:56:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has started on the construction of a tram route to serve the western suburbs of Lausanne, following a groundbreaking ceremony in Renens and public celebrations at both ends of the route.

  • jp-sotetsu-210001-exterior1-KAsakawa
    News

    Sotetsu Series 21000 EMU enters service

    2021-09-09T10:38:00Z

    JAPAN: Sagami Railway has put into service the first of four Series 21000 EMUs ordered to operate through services to Tokyo’s Meguro station over the Sotetsu-Tokyu Link.

  • TransPennine Express Class 185 DMU (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
    Rail Business UK

    Digital upgrade for Siemens Mobility’s Class 185 DMU fleet

    2021-09-09T10:00:00Z

    UK: The 51 Class 185 diesel multiple-units which TransPennine Express leases from Eversholt Rail are to be equipped with Siemens Mobility’s Railigent cloud-based reporting tools, which are expected to improve reliability significantly while reducing overall maintenance and whole-life costs. The cloud-based digital tools will enable the ...

  • Revolution VLR
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

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

  • China Myanmar corridor freight train
    News

    Indian Ocean – China freight corridor launched

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: A first trial shipment has been completed on a sea, road and rail freight corridor linking Chengdu with the Indian Ocean via Myanmar. This is intended to provide inland China with a route to and from southeast Asia which avoids China’s eastern ports. The trial ...

  • ALSTOM-Le Caire-509
    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

  • Alstom BEMU train
    News

    Battery electric multiple-unit demonstrated

    2021-09-08T15:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has demonstrated its prototype battery-powered Talent 3 electric-multiple unit in Sachsen, with the company’s President for Germany, Austria & Switzerland Müslüm Yakisan emphasising that the company ‘has the clear goal of becoming the international leader in alternative drive technologies for rail travel’. The prototype ...