All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 8

All articles published this month.

  • Westbahn KISS 3 EMU

    Westbahn unveils Kiss 3 double-deck EMUs to celebrate sustainable travel pass


    AUSTRIA: Open access operator Westbahn has unveiled the first of 15 third-generation six-car Kiss trainsets. Ordered from Stadler under a €300m full-service contract in October 2019, the double-deck EMUs are due to carry their first fare-paying passengers on September 9. Westbahn announced during a press trip ...

  • Körfez Ulaştırma Stadler EuroDual loco

    Electro-diesel locomotives arrive in Turkey


    TURKEY:·The first two of seven Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives ordered by Körfez Ulaştırma have been delivered to the port of Derince in Kocaeli, two weeks after leaving the factory in Valencia. Approval testing by an independent company and regulator UHDGM has begun ...

  • Shenzhen metro
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Swiss double tracking sod turning

    Track doubling south of Zürich underway


    SWITZERLAND: Work to double-track the 3 km Uznach – Schmerikon section of the Ziegelbrücke – Rapperswil line southeast of Zürich was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 30. The SFr56m project financed by the federal government is scheduled to be completed in December 2023. It ...

  • Icomera Glimpse analytics trial
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger occupancy analytics partnership follows successful trial


    ANALYTICS: Icomera and Glimpse Analytics are to co-operate to offer ‘robust’ video analytics software for the real-time monitoring of passenger loadings, enabling operators and passengers to make more informed decisions based on train occupancy. The partnership agreement follows successful trials on South Western Railway services from ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train impression
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro train order increased


    UK: An order for Stadler to supply a further four trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro has been confirmed by transport authority Nexus, taking the total to 46 five-car sets. The firm order has been placed after £95m was secured for the Metro Flow programme ...

  • Pam Am - Scott Hartley
    In depth

    Freight: STB juggles merger challenges


    Over the coming months, the US Surface Transportation Board must rule on two proposed mergers involving Class I railroads, at a time of increasing calls for more competition in the US transport sector. Chris Jackson investigates.

  • Ilsa trainset

    First ILSA ETR1000 high speed train starts trials


    SPAIN: Open access operator ILSA announced on September 6 that the first of its 23 ETR1000 high speed trainsets had arrived in Spain from Italy and would commence running trials this week on the 44∙4 km Figueres – Perpignan cross-border route through the Pyrenees. Testing will ...

  • TransPennine Express 802201 at Lamburton (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Additional Edinburgh – Newcastle services from December 2021 timetable


    UK: TransPennine Express has signed an agreement with Transport Scotland and the Rail North Partnership which will see it operate five services each way per day between Edinburgh and Newcastle from the December 2021 timetable change. The trains will serve Edinburgh Waverley, Dunbar, Reston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, ...

  • 3ES5K Yermak locomotive

    Five-train platoons to operate with virtual coupling


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways is planning to use platooning technology to operate flights of up to five freight trains next year using radio data exchange between locomotives to create a virtual coupling. The aims to reduce headways from 12 to 6 to 8 min, increasing capacity on ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Railtex and Infrarail 2021 live news


    Latest news about the combined Railtex and Infrarail 2021 railway industry trade fair

  • Cherepovets tram
    Metro Report International

    Cherepovets trams completed


    RUSSIA: A batch of 12 trams ordered by the city of Cherepovets has been completed at the PK TS plant in St Petersburg. The 574m rouble order backed by the government’s Cleaner Air governmental programme covers 11 single-section 71-911EM Lvyonok fully low-floor, ...

  • German freight yard (Photo: DB).

    Four policies to boost German rail freight


    GERMANY: Four policies to increase rail’s share of the freight market are set out in a position paper which rail advocacy group Allianz pro Schiene has produced ahead of the federal election on September 26. These are: infrastructure investment, including increasing electrification from 61% of ...

  • KCS grain train at the Lansing terminal

    KCS reopens talks with CP after CN merger setback


    USA: Kansas City Southern has agreed to reopen discussions with Canadian Pacific, after its Board of Directors determined that CP’s latest offer could potentially lead to a superior proposal when compared to its current merger agreement with Canadian National. Having originally agreed a merger with KCS in ...

  • Bane_NOR_02

    Railway to Hell to be electrified


    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded NRC Norge a NKr760m contract for installation of overhead electrification equipment on the lines around Trondheim The contract covers the 34·7 km Trondheim – Hell – Stjørdal and 74·4 km Hell – Storlien lines, as well as the 5·8 ...

  • Trains in Turkey

    Private sector executive to head Turkish rail infrastructure manager


    TURKEY: The head of a major rail contractor and equipment supplier which is also the country’s first private passenger service operator has been appointed as the head of infrastructure manager TCDD. Abdülkerim Murat Atik was appointed as Chairman & CEO of TCDD on September 3, by ...

  • Brainard-Fire-Department-RISC-Training

    World rail freight news round-up


    News from the world rail freight market

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo metro fleet to be expanded


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply eight three-car Metropolis trainsets to increase capacity on Santo Domingo Metro Line 1. The order is being financed by French development agency AFD. Line 1 serves 16 stations on a 14∙5 km north–south route, and is ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Reforms must address rail skills shortfall, says NSAR Chair


    UK: The rail sector will need to recruit 34 000 additional staff by 2025 ‘to match the changing skills agenda’, according to HS1 Ltd Chief Executive Dyan Crowther, who is also the current Chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail. Attracting a broader ...

  • Russia China River Amur bridge

    Amur bridge between Russia and China completed


    ASIA: Work has been completed on a 2·2 km bridge across the River Amur connecting Tongjiang in China’s Heilongjiang province with Nizhneleninskoe station in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The two governments signed an agreement to build the bridge in October 2008, and a groundbreaking ceremony was ...