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    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB Infrastruktur has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains worth €240m, with a €60m firm order for an initial five to enter service by mid-2024. The trains will be used to respond to emergencies in ...

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    Wien metro tunnelling to begin in February


    AUSTRIA: A 50:50 consortium of Porr and Strabag has been selected to build 7 km of tunnels and four stations for the southern extension of Wien metro line U2.

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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension approved


    AUSTRIA: Salzburg city council has approved the long-planned extension of the Salzburger Lokalbahn from its underground terminus alongside the main railway station to Mirabellplatz in the city centre. Planning is expected to start in 2021, with a view to starting construction in 2023. Design work is ...

  • The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which can reach difficult-to-access places.
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    Wiener Linien orders Robel tunnel cleaning vehicle


    AUSTRIA: Robel has won a tender to supply a metro tunnel and trackbed cleaning unit to the capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2022. The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which ...

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    Ultimate Europe to move to new site


    AUSTRIA: Rolling stock gangway, automatic door and interior fitting supplier Ultimate Europe is investing €12m in a headquarters and production base at St Georgen am Ybbsfeld to the east of Amstetten. The company currently employs 125 staff at three sites in the Amstetten area which will ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic


    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

  • The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term

    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services


    EUROPE: The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term success. ‘Europe’s leading railways are pooling their ...

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    ÖBB commissions first hardware-independent cloud interlocking


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Infrastruktur has put into operation the country’s first digital interlocking which uses ‘Interlocking in the Cloud’ concepts developed by Siemens Mobility.

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    Full electrification in record infrastructure spend


    AUSTRIA: ‘More than €17bn is being spent on railway projects across the whole country’, said Federal Minister for Climate Protection Leonore Gewessler on October 16, announcing with Austrian Federal Railways CEO Andreas Matthä ‘the biggest railway investment package that the Republic has ever seen’.

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    Amsterdam – Wien sleeper train testing


    NETHERLANDS: Trial running has been completed for the operation of Nightjet sleeper trains between Amsterdam and Wien from the December timetable change, when Amsterdam will rejoin the network of European overnight trains for the first time since 2016. Following a tender, Dutch national passenger operator NS ...

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    ÖBB and Voestalpine joint venture to commercialise innovative wagon design


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Technische Services and Voestalpine Stahl have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture and market a range of lightweight modular freight wagons under the TransANT brand.

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    Nightjet depot investment to support sleeper train network expansion


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 21 to launch the construction of a €40m facility at its Wien Simmering depot for the maintenance of its Nightjet overnight train fleet. The project includes construction of a 235 m x 24 m building with ...

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    Koralm Tunnel track and railway systems contract awarded


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded the FF Koralm joint venture of Porr Bau and Rhomberg Bahntechnik a €160m contract to supply track and railway systems for the 32·8 km Korlam Tunnel. Porr is the technical lead, with Rhomberg Bahntechnik ...

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    Digital automatic couplers on test


    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

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    Trains replace planes on Wien – Salzburg route


    AUSTRIA: Inter-city rail travel will replace domestic flights between Wien and Salzburg, Austrian Airlines announced on July 2.

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    Koralm Tunnel breakthrough


    AUSTRIA: The north bore of the 32·8 km Koralm Tunnel was broken through on June 17, no fewer than 18 years after the start of work on the first exploratory tunnelling. Celebrations were limited because of coronavirus measures. The south bore had been completed on August ...

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    Oberösterreich launches mobile ticketing


    AUSTRIA: Passengers using services operated by the 19 members of the Oberösterreich public transport association OÖVV can now buy tickets using a mobile device. The OÖVV mobile shop uses eos.uptrade’s TICKeos platform, with the OÖVV INFO app for iOS and Android now offering ticket purchasing as ...

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    Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress links the Alps and the North Sea


    EUROPE: RDC Deutschland has opened bookings for the Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress , a seasonal overnight train between the German North Sea island of Sylt and Salzburg in Austria which will launch on July 4. ‘We believe in the successful renaissance of night trains in Europe’, said Managing ...

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    Wiener Lokalbahnen reveals LRV interior design


    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has unveiled the interior design for the 18 TW500 bidirectional low-floor light rail vehicles it has ordered from Bombardier Transportation for use on the 27 km Badner Bahn interurban line under a 2018 contract with options for up to 16 more. Developed ...