Mongolia: Gobi coal exports poised to switch to rail

Despite significant delays caused by the pandemic and a challenging local climate, commissioning of the infrastructure for Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait Railway is due to start next quarter.
Asian Rail News

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Rail Operations Group begin ETCS testing between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury on TfW Class 197s

UK
Rail Operations Group will supply ETCS drivers and operational support for Transport for Wales’ new Class 197s over the Cambrian line.

COSCO makes port of Trieste its new rail hub on the way to Budapest

Europe
After two successful test container trains on 22 and 27 June, COSCO Shipping Italia aims to launch a regular rail freight connection between the port of Trieste and Budapest.

‘Shake and brake’ earthquake safety system on test

USA
An earthquake early warning system that uses Positive Train Control to apply train brakes automatically is being tested by Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink, California Department of Transportation and the US Geological Survey.

Atkins secures double contract wins to support transportation in Wales

UK
Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won places on the South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) Consultancy Services framework and the Transport for Wales (TfW) Engineering Consultancy Services (ECS) framework.

Stadler to supply 28 Tina LRVs to Rostock

Tram and Light Rail News
STADLER has signed a contract with Rostock light rail operator RSAG to supply 28 LRVs. The new vehicles are due to enter service in 2025.

TfW begins an environmental quest with community partners

UK
The Coed Cymunedol (Community Woodlands) project will see Transport for Wales (TfW) working alongside communities and partners and will support the creation, enrichment and management of new and existing woodlands in Wales.

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