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    Wiener Lokalbahnen reveals LRV interior design

    2020-05-19T09:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Locomotive maintenance joint venture formed

    2020-05-13T16:28:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Fleet owners Logistics Transport Europe and European Locomotive Leasing have formed a locomotive maintenance joint venture with Austrian Federal Railways subsidiary ÖBB-Technische Services. ETL Lokservice will maintain locomotives in a 1 000 m² workshop to be built at Gramatneusiedl south of Wien, which ...

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    Voith and PCS Holding to acquire Traktionssysteme Austria majority stake

    2020-05-04T12:47:00Z

    AUSTRIA: An agreement has been signed for Voith and PCS Holding to acquire a combined 59% stake in Traktionssysteme Austria. TSA manufactures electric motors, generators and transmissions for rail and road vehicles, employing 380 people in Austria and a further 390 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, the USA ...

  • Westbahn and Austrian Federal Railways have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains
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    Westbahn and ÖBB awarded public service contracts to secure operations during the pandemic

    2020-04-20T11:41:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Both Austrian Federal Railways and open access competitor Westbahn have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains during the coronavirus pandemic, in a move which the ALLRAIL association of new market entrants said should provide a ...

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    Italian cross-border traffic restricted

    2020-03-13T16:25:00Z

    ETR610 Pendolino trainsets are used on cross-border services to and from Switzerland. EUROPE: Following the introduction of widespread travel restrictions across Italy, Swiss Federal Railways’ services from Genève and Zürich to Venezia have been cut back to Milano. With effect from Thursday March 12 some Zürich ...

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    Rolling motorway reaps reward from lorry transit restrictions as row looms with EU

    2020-02-26T08:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Introduction of further restrictions on specific cargoes and certain categories of lorry on the A12 Inn Valley motorway between Langkampfen near Wörgl and Ampass near Innsbruck from January 1 2020 has led to a 32% increase in rolling motorway traffic on the Brenner corridor, reports Austrian ...

  • Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021.
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    ÖBB places final order under 200-EMU framework

    2020-02-03T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021. The order announced on January 31 is the last to be placed under a 2010 framework contract covering up ...

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    Lying not flying, as Nightjet sleeper train reaches Brussels

    2020-01-20T09:41:00Z

    EUROPE: Under the slogan ‘lying not flying’, Austrian Federal Railways launched its twice-weekly Wien – Brussels Nightjet overnight train on January 19. The ceremony at Wien Hbf was attended by Austria’s Minister of Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Innovation Technology Leonore Gewessler as well as members ...