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  • at Rosental line electrification (OeBB)
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    Rosental line electrification gets underway

    2021-04-08T12:51:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Work has formally begun on a €50m scheme to modernise and electrify the 12·1 km line between Klagenfurt and Weizelsdorf, with completion planned by 2023. Under the scope of the project, Maria Rain station will be expanded, a station built in Lambichl and the ...

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    ÖBB orders ŽOS Trnava hopper wagons

    2021-04-07T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB’s engineering vehicles subsidiary Rail Equipment has awarded ŽOS Trnava a contract to supply 90 Type Faccns four-axle ballast hopper wagons. ‘After a long selection process and many technical consultations, we were named the winner of the tender with a ...

  • Graz metro proposal (Image: Strohecker Architekten/Newages)
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    Two-line automated metro proposed for Graz

    2021-03-01T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a two-line automated metro network are included in a study into future transport concepts published by the city of Graz. The study undertaken by special purpose company MUM 2030+ found that there were 452 000 passenger journeys per day into the central ...

  • Nightjet coach bodyshell unveiling
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    New fleet to make Nightjet ‘the best option for travelling between major European cities’

    2021-02-23T16:39:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The exterior design and first painted carbody for the fleet of coaches which Siemens Mobility is to supply for Nightjet night train services has been unveiled by Austrian Federal Railways. The couchette vehicles will include ‘mini-suites’ offering more privacy for lone travellers. ...

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
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    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway

    2021-02-15T15:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

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    Westbahn cutbacks in prospect as public service contract ends

    2021-02-10T08:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: More than half of Westbahn’s inter-city passenger services between Wien and Salzburg may be withdrawn within the next few days, unless agreement is reached to continue the interim support provided by the government for operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Affecting both Austrian Federal Railways ...

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    Stadler to supply fire-fighting and rescue trains

    2021-01-14T11:05:00Z

    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 ...

  • Wien U2 Pilgramgasse station
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    Wien metro tunnelling to begin in February

    2021-01-01T05:00:00Z

    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.

  • Salzburger Lokalbahn runs a 37 route-km network primarily linking Salzburg with Lamprechtshausen.
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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension approved

    2020-12-28T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-22T09:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-19T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    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
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    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services

    2020-12-08T16:37:00Z

    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

    2020-11-27T09:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-19T09:57:00Z

    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

    2020-10-18T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-09-07T10:30:00Z

    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

    2020-08-21T14:33:00Z

    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

    2020-07-27T13:22:00Z

    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 ...

  • Wagons in a freight yard at Halle
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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    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 ...