All Railway Gazette International articles in September 2021 – Page 9

All articles published this month.

  • PNR Railworks signal gantry

    Signal gantries installed at Toronto Union


    CANADA: PNR RailWorks has installed two large signal gantries spanning nine tracks as part of the Union Station Rail Corridor signalling enhancement programme on the Metrolinx network in Toronto. Concrete foundations were installed and the structures pre-assembled over two weeks, and then the gantries were put ...

  • ARTC construction

    Opportunities for suppliers as Inland Rail contractor appointed


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corporation has selected the BHQ joint venture of Bielby Holdings, JF Hull Holdings and QH&M Birt as design and construction partner for the Northern Civil Works Programme, covering a 162 km section of the Inland Rail freight corridor in Queensland. This will ...

  • gb-RIA-office-Caplan
    Rail Business UK

    RIA seeks commitments on future rail spending


    UK: ‘I am very, very positive about the future’, insisted Railway Industry Association Chief Executive Darren Caplan, speaking at the opening of the association’s new offices in Westminster on September 2. While the UK rail sector had been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Caplan suggested ...

  • gb-RIA-office-opening-vips-210902
    Rail Business UK

    Minister opens RIA’s Westminster hub


    The Railway Industry Association’s new offices in Westminster were formally opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris on September 2.

  • Passengers return - TPE Scarborough

    Leisure travellers return to rail as bank holiday traffic exceeds pre-pandemic level


    UK: Provisional statistics released by the Department for Transport show rail journeys reached a high of 66% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, driven by increased leisure travel. Meanwhile, industry data shows that leisure journeys to seaside destinations over the August bank holiday weekend surpassed pre-pandemic levels. ...

  • cz-SZ-new-Prahaconnection

    Central European high speed rail co-operation proposed


    EUROPE: Central European state operators and infrastructure managers are planning to co-operate to develop a network of ‘high speed’ passenger services connecting Warszawa, Praha, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Wien and Budapest, but independent operators have raised concerns that they could be shut out. A declaration of intent is ...

  • Singapore metro depot
    Metro Report International

    Singapore communications modernisation contract awarded


    SINGAPORE: A consortium of ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility has been awarded a S$180m contract to renew communications systems on the North-South and East-West metro lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT by 2029. This covers 75 locations including stations, substations, depots and control centres, and will ...

  • Lyon Citadis tram (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Lyon places tram order


    FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 35 Citadis trams in support of its Destinations 2026 network expansion plan. This €115m firm order announced on September 2 has been placed using an option under a 2018 framework agreement, and ...

  • Channel Tunnel

    Channel Tunnel optic fibre network contract signed


    EUROPE: Colt Technology Services has signed a 25-year contract for the installation of optic fibres through the Channel Tunnel as part of its IQ Network data network. This will provide a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair. Channel Tunnel operator Getlink’s existing ...

  • STM and Deutsche Bahn agree to jointly develop railway engineering technologies

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    News from the global railway supply chain

  • Connecting Europe Express (Photo: Shift2Rail)

    Connecting Europe Express sets off on 26-country tour


    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express organised to celebrate the European Year of Rail set off from Lisboa Oriente station on September 2, marking the start of a five-week journey through 26 countries which will include more than 100 stops before reaching Paris on October 7.

  • The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years.
    Metro Report International

    Sarajevo orders first new trams in decades


    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years. The €34·7m order signed September 1 is being financed with loans from the European ...

  • ph PNR train

    Project management contract awarded for first phase of Mindanao railway


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao. An initial 102 ...

  • UWC 46 ft flat wagon

    Flat wagons for longer containers certified


    INTERNATIONAL: United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services. The Type 13-6724 wagon was designed ...

  • Try The Train
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • Poznan tram extension
    Metro Report International

    Poznań tramway extension opens


    POLAND: Commercial services on the first phase of a tramway extension in northeast Poznań began on August 21, with Route 3 extended from the Wilczak loop to a new stub terminus at ul Włodarska. The 1 km double-track extension is fully segregated, with grassed track for ...

  • TfL Image - Test train at Nine Elms
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London joins project reference scheme


    UK: Transport for London has joined the Rail Supply Group’s export reference scheme which provides simplified project references for suppliers who are seeking to sell their products or services overseas. Network Rail and HS2 Ltd already participate. ‘At the Rail Supply Group we’ve been working closely ...

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
    Rail Business UK

    Biotoilet trial in Southeastern EMU modification programme


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Southeastern franchisee LSER a contract undertake modifications to its fleet of 112 Bombardier Transportation Class 375 Electrostar electric multiple-units to upgrade onboard systems and meet franchise commitments. The programme is worth up to £10m. It will include replacing the ...

  • us-kcs-grain-train-lansing-terminal

    Canadian National bid for Kansas City Southern in doubt after STB blocks voting trust


    USA: Canadian National’s US$33·6bn bid to acquire Kansas City Southern received a major setback on August 31, when the federal Surface Transportation Board rejected an application to use a voting trust as part of the process. Announcing the unanimous decision of the five-strong board, STB said ...

  • Planned rail project in Egypt (Image: Siemens Mobility)

    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’


    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.