New Avanti franchise launches on West Coast

THE new Avanti West Coast franchise is being officially launched today. A consortium of FirstGroup and Trenitalia won the West Coast Partnership contract, displacing Virgin and Stagecoach after more than 20 years on the route, and assumed responsibility at 02.00 yesterday morning. The new operator will provide intercity services on

Transport for NSW: The Transport Digital Accelerator

In the past when Transport for NSW procured products and services, there was a tendency to publish Requests for Proposals (RFP) or Requests for Quotes (RFQ) with a specific list of requirements. This restricted the ability for industry to come up with innovative solutions. For this reason, we now use the

South Western Railway 27-day strike begins

Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire Commuters are being warned to expect delays as workers on South Western Railway begin a 27-day strike. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 27 days between today and New Year’s Day, threatening travel chaos for commuters and Christmas shoppers. Passengers have been

Construction on Rail Baltica Begins in Estonia

“During the last couple of years, the Rail Baltica project in Estonia has progressed in good speed. The detailed technical design of the route is under way, the architectural competition of Ülemiste Joint Terminal has been successfully completed and negotiations with the winners are ongoing, and the technical designing of

SWR strikes set to go ahead after latest talks fail

TWO days of negotiations at the arbitration service ACAS have failed to avert multiple RMT strikes on South Western Railway in December. The walkouts, in the continuing dispute over on-train staffing and the role of guards, are set to begin on 2 December and continue without a break until 11 December

Preservation focus: Forgetten Gems

Mark Smithers considers several important examples of narrow gauge and industrial steam locomotives which are not currently in the forefront of public attention. One of the more sobering aspects of the current domestic heritage railway scene is the large number of historic steam locomotives that can for one or more reasons

UWC to Supply 100 Freight Cars to Zimbabwe

“When choosing a supplier of rolling stock, we evaluate partners by various criteria. Firstly, we assess the supplier’s technical capacity and production facilities: from research and design to manufacturing. The supplier’s experience of working in similar export markets also matters. We check the actual design of railcars for compliance with

RMT to stage strikes through December on SWR

THE RMT has called its longest series of strikes yet since disputes over on-train staff and the role of guards first flared several years ago. The union said its drivers and guards on South Western Railway will strike for 27 days next month, starting on 2 December and continuing until 11

Bursa Hızlı Tren Projesi Bakanlar Kurulu Gündeminde

bursa hizli tren projesi bakanlar kurulu gundeminde

Bursa Hızlı Tren Projesi Bakanlar Kurulu Gündeminde; İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası Bursa Şubesi Başkanı Mehmet Albayrak’ın oluşturduğu ve kent ulaşımını mercek altında tutup öneriler üretmeyi amaçlayan Ulaşım Komisyonu sessiz sedasız önemli çalışmalar yapıyor. Geçmişte… Osmangazi Köprüsü’nden demiryolu rayları çıkarıldığında itiraz edip sesini çıkaran tek kurum olan İMO, bugün [devamı…]

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Dünya İşitme Engelliler Bisiklet Şampiyonası Sona Erdi

dunya isitme engelliler bisiklet sampiyonasi sona erdi

Gaziantep Valiliği koordinasyonunda, Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyesi Gençlik ve Spor Hizmetleri Daire Başkanlığı’yla Türkiye İşitme Engelliler Spor Federasyonu’nun iş birliğinde düzenlenen Dünya İşitme Engelliler Bisiklet Şampiyonası 36 ve 72 kilometre puan yarışıyla tamamlandı. 36 kilometre kadınlarda [devamı…]

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İstanbul Maratonu İçin Pazar Günü Bu Yollar Kapatılacak

istanbul maratonu icin pazar gunu bu yollar kapatilacak

Pazar günü koşulacak Vodafone 41. İstanbul Maratonu’nda yollar bu kez araçlar için değil, sporseverler için açılacak. 15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü dahil tüm parkur güzergâhı ve bağlantılı tüm yollar, 3 Kasım Pazar günü saat 03.00 ile [devamı…]

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Dünya İşitme Engelliler Bisiklet Şampiyonası Nefesleri Kesti!

dunya isitme engelliler bisiklet sampiyonasi nefesleri kesti

Gaziantep Valiliği koordinasyonunda, Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyesi Gençlik ve Spor Hizmetleri Daire Başkanlığı’yla Türkiye İşitme Engelliler Spor Federasyonu’nun iş birliğinde Türkiye’de ilk defa düzenlenen 14’üncü Dünya İşitme Engelliler Bisiklet Şampiyonası’nın ikinci günü, zorlu müsabakalara sahne oldu [devamı…]

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Sakarya Bisiklet Takımı Altyapıda İlk Resmi Yarışlarına Çıktı

sakarya bisiklet takimi altyapida ilk resmi yarislarina cikti

Büyükşehir Belediyesi Bisiklet Takımı altyapı sporcuları 26-27 Ekim tarihlerinde gerçekleştirilen Türkiye Şampiyonası 4. Etap Puanlı Yol Yarışları’na katıldı. Aksaray’da düzenlenen şampiyona ile altyapı sporcuları ilk resmi yarışları başarıyla tamamladı. Sakarya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Bisiklet Takımı altyapı [devamı…]

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Dünyada Hızlı Tren Hatları

dunyada hizli tren hatlari

Dünyada Hızlı Tren Hatları : Yüksek Hızlı tren taşımacılığını kullanan ülkelerin yüksek hızlı tren hatları, bilgileri ve haritaları mevcut. Bu haberimizde aşağıdaki belirtiğimiz hat kesimlerine ait bilgilere ulaşabilirsiniz. Lütfen eksik, hatalı bilgilerimiz ile katkı sağlayacağını [devamı…]

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Ankara Metrosu’nda Yıpranan Ya Da Aşınan Rayları Yeniliyor

ankara metrosunda yipranan ya da asinan raylari yeniliyor

Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesine bağlı EGO Genel Müdürlüğü Raylı Sistemler Daire Başkanlığı Ankara Metrosu’nda bakım, onarım ve yenileme çalışmalarını aralıksız sürdürüyor. EGO, Başkentli vatandaşların kesintisiz konforlu ulaşımını ve güvenliğini sağlamak için Ankara Metrosu’nda yıpranan ya da [devamı…]

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Merseyrail strikes called off after new agreement

A SERIES of strikes on Merseyrail has been suspended by the RMT, after what the union described as a ‘breakthrough’ offer from management. The union said ‘the company tabled an offer that guarantees both a guard on the train and the safety-critical role of that guard in the despatch process’. The dispute

Bursa’nın Demiryolu Hattı Artık Hızlı Değil ’Yüksek Standartlı’

bursanin demiryolu hatti artik hizli degil yuksek standartli

Gece… TCDD’nin internet sitesinde dolaşırken, kendimizi 2019 Yatırım Programı sayfasında bulunduk. Üstelik, sayfadaki bilgileri incelerken karşımıza büyük bir sürpriz çıktı. Gördüğümüz şu: TCDD Genel Müdürlüğü 1 Ağustos 2019 tarihinde yatırım programı üzerinde beşinci revizeyi yapmış. [devamı…]

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Five things you may not know about the Big Boy

This year, a ground-breaking five-year landmark project to restore a Union Pacific Railroad Big Boy 4-8-8-4 to working order was accomplished, with No. 4014 making a star-studded appearance at the 150th anniversary of the linking the USA’s two coasts by rail. The world has waited six decades to see a Union

Rail Baltica Addresses Impact of Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation Measures Severe weather events such as heavy rain and winds, storms and snow, freezing rain and glazed frost can all suspend or disrupt rail traffic. They can also damage railway infrastructure. Operational safety and additional asset damage are further concerns. There are also financial considerations. For example, insurance

Stadler Enters Asian Market with Indonesian Joint Venture

Stadler and PT INKA signed a memorandum of understanding in Banyuwangi in spring. In it, they stated they would establish a joint facility in Indonesia. Following intensive negotiations the two companies have now signed the joint venture contract. The signing parties were Peter Spuhler and Ansgar Brockmeyer (Stadler) and Budi

Frequentis Wins Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport

Critical Communications World is TCCA’s flagship event, running for over 20 years. Award categories included; Best use of mission-critical communications during a major event, Best use of critical communications in transport, Best Use of Critical Communications in Utilities, Best Use of Critical Communications in Other Vertical Markets, Greatest Advance in

13 September: news in brief

RMT announces industrial action on Underground and CrossCountry THE RMT has said limited industrial action will begin on the District Line of London Underground later this month. The action has been called in protest at what the RMT said are ’growing levels of violence and anti-social behaviour at work’. From 27

5 September: news in brief

Recorded railway crime up by 12 per cent in one year FIGURES released by British Transport Police show that recorded crime is rising on the railway, which BTP says is partly because more people are using trains, while the increases in station trading, including larger retail areas, mean that shoplifting is

Başkentte ‘mobil bilet’ dönemi

Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesi tarafından otobüs, raylı sistemler ve teleferik hatları ile özel toplu taşıma araçlarında kullanılabilecek mobil bilet uygulaması hayata geçirildi.

Ankara’da Mobil Bilet (Cep Bilet) Dönemi Başladı

ankarada mobil bilet cep bilet donemi basladi

Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Başkentlilere ve Başkent’e gelen yerli ve yabancı turistlere toplu taşıma araçlarını kullanırken büyük kolaylık sağlayacak ANKARAKART Mobil Cep (CEP BİLET) uygulamasını hayata geçirdi. EGO Genel Müdürü Nihat Alkaş, otobüs, raylı sistemler ve [devamı…]

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Alstom Rolling Stock Solutions at Expo Ferroviaria 2019

Railway Infrastructure Alstom has three rail infrastructure solutions for trams it will present at Expo Ferroviaria. They are all catenary-free solutions. Firstly, the APS ground-power system. Inspired by third rail technology in use on metro lines, the APS solution also features a ‘third rail’ between the two guide tracks. However, it

First, Trenitalia win West Coast Partnership franchise

THE government has awarded the West Coast Partnership to a consortium of FirstGroup and Trenitalia. Transport secretary Grant Shapps and Keith Williams, chair of the Rail Review, have described the deal as ‘vital to deliver the swift introduction of significant benefits for passengers’. The new contract is also designed to ‘fit

FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route

FirstGroup, along with Italian firm Trenitalia, will operate train services on the West Coast Main Line from December 8, the Department for Transport has said. The joint partnership was awarded the West Coast Partnership (WCP) contract, which also includes responsibility for running the first HS2 trains from 2026. But the DfT said

Unipart Rail Shortlisted for Two HR Awards

Unipart Rail has been shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards 2019. Lucy Weaver is named in the HR Director of the Year category and Unipart Rail is up for the Graduate Scheme of the Year category. Unipart Rail Graduates As HR Director for Unipart Rail, Lucy Weaver is responsible for more than 850

Industry Insider Week 31 – 12 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 31 for 29 July–02 August 2019: Rail yard behind the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia © Donnie Nunley under licence Business Stadler manufactures the Berlin S-Bahn at its Pankow site © Railway-News Stadler

Sakhalin diesel railcars outshopped

RUSSIA: Three Class RA3 diesel multiple-units to operate regauged regional railway routes on Sakhalin were formally unveiled by Transmashholding on July 26, at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Sakhalin oblast government Vitaly Gudin, RZD’s Deputy General Director, Passenger, Dmitry Pegov, and the First Deputy General Director

25 More Light Rail Vehicles for San Diego

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract for 25 S700 low-floor Light Rail Vehicles (LRV’s) from San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). The first Siemans S70 from the 2011 order, departs the San Diego Train Station © Paul Sullivan under license Changing Standards The new vehicles, which will replace the existing Siemens Mobility

Legal row over track safety rule change

BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel said on July 30 that it had been forced to defend itself and changes in its maintenance policy in a case brought before the Brussels Francophone Business Court by freight operator Lineas. Services run by Lineas and other operators had been affected by an unexpected change

Prestigious design award for Hackney Wick project

London Overground’s Hackney Wick station, which reopened after extensive redevelopment and expansion in May 2018, has won a prestigious design award from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).  The ambitious redesign, which transformed the North London Line station from a neglected site into a modern and attractive transport interchange, won

Register Now for the 3rd ASEAN Rail Summit

Malaysia: As the fastest-growing region in the global economy, Southeast Asia emerging economies have attracted worldwide attention. It is estimated that by 2020, ASEAN is expected to become the fifth-largest economy in the world. As one of the important countries in ASEAN, China has always maintained close cooperation and exchanges.

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance consortium in April,

European Commission Says Yes to Latvian Railway Electrification

The Latvian rail network electrification project has received the go-ahead from the European Commission. The European Commission’s independent technical assistance experts published positive results about both the project and its economic feasibility. In 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers also said it was in favour of the Latvian Railways project. Electrified railway line

£20 million fund to help disabled rail passengers

Disabled rail passengers will benefit from a £20 million fund to boost accessibility, the Department for Transport (DfT) said. Railway station operators will be able to bid for a share of the investment for small-scale improvements such as textured paving, handrails and raising platform heights. Disabled rail passengers will benefit from a

Bringing a Freight Line Back to Life in Colombia

Colombia is a country that has seen more than its fair share of political struggles. At the same time it is filled with opportunities, including for the rail sector. Railway lines in the country have fallen into disuse. One company, Holdtrade Atlantico, wants to reinstate a freight railway line in

Beyond the Digital Buzzwords

The New European Rail Supply Industry’s Vision on Digitalisation By Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager, UNIFE In recent years, digitalisation has been advancing at increasing speed across all industrial sectors, public entities and society at large; and the rail sector is no exception. While sometimes perceived as being conservative, the truth is that rail

FRA awards $326m for rail infrastructure works

USA: More than $326m in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements and Special Transportation Circumstances grant funding for 45 rail infrastructure projects in 29 states has been announced by the Federal Railroad Administration. ‘These investments in inter-city passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve

War of words grows on second SWR strike day

THE war of words between South Western Railway and the RMT has become more heated on the second day of five 24-hour walkouts. The dispute over on-train staffing and the future role of guards has been running for months, but the latest action is the most intensive yet. Although the RMT claimed

18 June: news in brief

South Western strikes begin THE first of five days of strikes has begun on South Western Railway, after new talks last week failed to reach agreement over on-train staffing and the role of guards. The walkouts have closed the Shepperton branch, and trains on the Hampton Court branch will run only

South Western strikes set to go ahead

FIVE days of strikes are set to go ahead on South Western Railway from tomorrow, after new talks failed to reach agreement over on-train staffing and the role of guards. The walkouts will close the Shepperton branch, and trains on the Hampton Court branch will run only when passengers will be

13 June: news in brief

Southeastern rescue deal THE Southeastern franchise has been extended until 10 November at least, after two months of talks between Southeastern’s owner Govia and the Department for Transport. Time had been running out for the negotiations, and without an agreement the DfT would have been forced to take over as ‘operator

1960s Railtours with a difference

For this month’s Practice & Performance , Keith Farr takes a nostalgic look at some notable steam rail tours from the 1960s One fine June evening in 1967, a friend and I were enjoying dinner in the restaurant car of the 17.05 Euston-Carlisle. During the soup course we were discussing our

Brazilian line reopens after safety shutdown

BRAZIL: Mining giant Vale resumed regular operation of freight services on the Belo Horizonte branch of Estrado de Ferro Vitória a Minas on June 6, after confirmation that the railway would not be affected by the possible collapse of tailings at a nearby abandoned iron ore mine in Minas Gerais

Southeastern deal unresolved as deadline approaches

THE Department for Transport remains locked in talks with Govia over another extension to the Southeastern franchise, barely two weeks before the present contract is due to end. It was in June 2017 that the DfT announced that four bidders had been shortlisted for South Eastern. They were Govia, Stagecoach, Trenitalia

7 June: News in brief

Frankenstein A second rail union has called for privatisation to be reversed in the wake of a Transport Focus survey of how much passengers trust the railway industry, which left Southern trailing the list. However, the percentage of users who do trust Southern has risen from 17 per cent to

RMT ballots for strike after Underground talks fail

PAY talks between London Underground and the RMT have collapsed, and the union is preparing strike ballot papers for its 10,000 London Underground members. Transport for London said it is now asking the conciliation service ACAS to help with the next stage of negotiations. The union claimed that there had been no

FirstGroup investor war gathers strength

THE internal battle in FirstGroup, which operates Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and TransPennine Express, is becoming a war of words between the board and what it sees as a rogue investor. Ahead of an Extraordinary General Meeting later this month, First has launched a determined counter attack on US-based

Two Unipart Rail Leaders Named Everywoman Awards Finalists

Two Unipart Rail leaders have been named as finalists for awards celebrating remarkable women in the transport and logistics sector. Kelly Pepper (left) and Karen Beardsley Karen Beardsley and Kelly Pepper are shortlisted in the Supply Chain category at the 12th annual Everywoman Awards (Transport & Logistics), to be held in June. Managing

RMT sounds warning as Underground pay talks start

A NEW round of London Underground pay negotiations is due to begin tomorrow (5 June), and the RMT has prepared the way by making a ‘clear demand’ for ‘a deal that reflects the growing workload and pressures’ which it says affect the staff. One point of contention, according to the RMT,

Opportunities amid uncertainty in the UK rail market

UK: Rail Industry Association Chief Executive Darren Caplan sees good opportunities for UK firms in both the home and export markets, despite a period of uncertainty. Speaking to Railway Gazette at the Railtex exhibition in Birmingham on May 15, Caplan stressed that the record £48bn settlement for Network Rail’s Control

CRRC locomotive on test in North Macedonia

NORTH MACEDONIA: National operator MŽ Transport is testing the first of four CRRC Zhuzhou electric locomotives it has ordered to haul freight on the north–south corridor between the Serbian and Greek borders. The €8m order signed in January 2017 was financed using part of a €50m loan from the European Bank

Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station reopened on May

Artesyn Launches New 10 Watt Isolated DC-DC Converter

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has extended its range of low power output industrial DC-DC converters with the launch of the ATA series 10 watt isolated DC-DC converters, comprising 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and mobile battery-powered systems,

Nürnberg S6 contract awarded

GERMANY: Bayern transport authority BEG has awarded DB Regio a contract to operate the future route S6 of the Nürnberg S-Bahn network. The contract runs from the December 2021 timetable change to December 2030. It covers the operation of around 600 000 train-km/year on the Nürnberg Hbf – Neustadt (Aisch) – Markt Bibart route,

Coming up in the May 2019 issue of The RM: City of Wells sold to East Lancs after £320k fundraising success

Brighton-built ‘West Country’ Light Pacific No. 34092 City of Wells can officially call the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) its permanent home after the Bury line successfully completed the locomotive’s purchase following an 18-month fundraising campaign. The 1949-built Bulleid 4-6-2 was first offered for sale in 2017 by its owners Richard Greenwood,

Underground staff to be balloted in jobs dispute

THE RMT has announced a ballot for industrial action by London Underground staff in protest at changes which the union claims amount to ‘attacks on jobs, staffing levels, pay and working conditions as part of a concerted assault on the workforce’. A London Underground process aimed at reducing costs, known as

East Coast Rail Link back on

MALAYSIA: Construction of the East Coast Rail Link to open up the country’s eastern seaboard is set to resume next month, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on April 15. Contracts had been awarded in 2017 for China Communications Construction Corp to develop the 530 km ECRL linking Port Klang on the west

IS IT A BUS? IS IT A TRAIN? NO, IT’S… SUPERTRAM!

For this month’s Practice & Performance, John Heaton FCILT takes a look at Britain’s first tram-train operation in Sheffield, which runs from the city centre to Parkgate, Rotherham, using a mix of tram and rail tracks. A RIBBON of rails bisects Sheffield’s inner-city industrial twilight zone. Satanic forges hulk over the

South Eastern franchise award delayed

UK: The start of the next South Eastern passenger franchise has been delayed ‘while we make a decision on the competition’, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling confirmed to parliament on April 9. The Department for Transport is negotiating a short-term extension to its current agreement with Govia. This would

CRRC tests ‘variable configuration’ EMU

CHINA: CRRC Tangshan has completed pre-delivery testing of a variable configuration electric multiple-unit, which is designed to be formed of two power cars and up to 16 single or double-deck coaches. The train has been designed to enable operators to configure train lengths in response to changes in passenger demand, unlike

Punctuality rules to tighten next month

TIMETABLES should be ‘fact, not fiction’, said a transport watchdog, after new rules measuring the punctuality of trains were announced by the Rail Delivery Group. From April actual train timings will be published to the minute at every calling point. The industry is already making internal use of this information in

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