Europe – Page 5

  • ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region
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    Praha transport design competition winner selected


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Regional transport authority ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region, including the city ...

  • Rail Baltica River Neris bridge impression

    Invasion of Ukraine ‘has increased the geopolitical relevance of Rail Baltica’


    EUROPE: ‘The Russian invasion of Ukraine reaffirms the need to connect the Baltic states to the rest of Europe’, said Catherine Trautmann, the European Commission’s co-ordinator for the North Sea – Baltic TEN-T corridor, on April 13, when Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail set out ...

  • Siemens Mobility Adlershof

    Siemens Mobility to relocate Berlin signalling factory


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to relocate the development and production activities currently undertaken at its Berlin Treptow signalling and train control factory to a new facility in the Adlershof science and technology park from 2025. The 150 staff at the company’s existing development department in Adlershof ...

  • Trains in Portugal.

    Local assembly required in CP fleet renewal


    PORTUGAL: National operator CP expects to award a contract before the end of the year for the supply of 117 suburban and regional electric multiple-units which will include a requirement for construction of a local production facility.

  • Tallinn Pesa Twist tram impression
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    Pesa wins Tallinn tram tender


    ESTONIA: Pesa has been named the winner of a €50m contract to supply up to 23 trams to Tallinn from the second half of 2024. The contract is due to be signed in May. The trams will be based on the Polish manufacturer’s Twist family; the ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 map
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    Grand Paris Express Line 18 tunnelling contract awarded


    FRANCE: A consortium of Ferrovial, Spie Batignolles Génie Civil and Spie Batignolles Valérian has been awarded a €438m contract to build a section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18. The contract announced on April 11 includes boring 6·7 km of tunnel between Saint-Quentin Est ...

  • PK TS Bogatyr (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    PK TS awarded St Petersburg tram contract


    RUSSIA: The St Petersburg municipal government has directly awarded PK TS an 11·6bn rouble contract to supply trams. The order confirmed on April 8 covers 23 two-section 71-923M Bogatyr-M and 58 three-section 71-931M Vityaz-M trams in both single and double-ended versions for delivery from September 2022 ...

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    Germany: FRMCS testbed takes shape


    As part of the national Digitale Schiene Deutschland programme, Nokia and Kontron are working together to build a 5G-based communication network in the Erzgebirge mountains to test the Future Railway Mobile Communication System.

  • SNCF Ouigo Train Classique (Photo: Jérémie Anne)

    SNCF launches Ouigo Train Classique low-cost service


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs launched its first Ouigo Train Classique low-cost passenger services on April 11, operating on conventional lines to complement the Ouigo-branded low-cost high speed trains launched in 2013. The national operator is aiming to attract passengers who currently travel by car and coach, with ...

  • US armoured vehicles on train in Germany

    EU accelerates funding for military transport projects


    EUROPE: The European Commission has brought forward the awarding of EU grants to co-fund projects to support military mobility, explaining that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased the urgency of making Europe’s transport infrastructure fit for dual civilian and defence use. The first Military Mobility ...

  • Rigi Bahnen Stadler EMU

    Mountain railway trains enter service


    SWITZERLAND: Mountain railway and cable car operator Rigi Bahnen officially unveiled its new Stadler rack EMUs on April 7, with the first train entering passenger service the following day. Equipped with the Riggenbach rack technology, the 1·5 kV DC Bhe 4/6 EMUs will initially be used ...

  • Warszawa tram extension map
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    Warszawa tramway extension contract signed


    POLAND: Warszawa tram operator Tramwaje Warszawskie and contractor Budimex have signed a 685m złoty agreement for the construction of a tramway extension from ul Puławska to a terminus near ul Adama Branickiego in the Wilanów district in the south of the city. The project includes the ...

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    UK industry sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine by rail


    EUROPE: Cross-industry voluntary initiative UK Rail for Ukraine has sent more than 1 500 tonnes of donated aid including non-perishable food, hygiene and medical products to Ukraine by rail. The train departed from DB Cargo UK’s site at Barking in London on the morning of April ...

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    Spain: ‘Basque Y’ inches ahead


    Located in a mountainous area presenting formidable engineering challenges, the Y-shaped 1 435 mm gauge high speed network linking San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao in Spain’s Basque region has been designed to handle both passenger and freight trains. Mike Bent reports.

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    Shipping group buys Russian Railways’ automotive logistics business


    FRANCE: Marseille-based shipping conglomerate CMA CGM has acquired almost 100% of automotive and contract logistics specialist Gefco.

  • South Tirol STA Alstom Coradia Stream impression

    South Tirol opts for Coradia Stream instead of Talent EMUs


    ITALY: South Tirol transport authority STA has modified its order for multi-system electric multiple-units, with Alstom now to supply eight Coradia Stream units instead of the seven Talent 3 sets originally envisaged. In May 2019 STA awarded Bombardier Transportation a €65·8m contract to supply seven 3 ...

  • Schleswig-Holstein transport authority NAH.SH has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a fleet of Flirt Akku battery-powered multiple-units.

    Electrification islands to charge battery train fleet


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is to install discontinuous 15 kV 16·& Hz electrification ‘islands’ on regional routes in Schleswig-Holstein by December 2023, enabling battery-electric multiple-units to replace diesel traction. In 2019 Land transport authority NAH.SH awarded Stadler a contract to supply 55 Flirt Akku battery-electric multiple-units. These ...

  • KLM Thalys

    Airline to transfer more passengers to high speed rail


    EUROPE: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Thalys have agreed to develop their joint AirRail product to further increase the number of air passengers who use high speed trains to travel between Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol airport. KLM already offers air passengers the option of using Thalys ...

  • Paris Metro Line 11 Alstom MP14 rubber-tyred trainset (3)
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    MP14 trainsets tested on Paris Line 11 extension


    FRANCE: Test running with new five-car MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets has started on the eastern extension of Paris metro Line 11, transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP announced on April 6. The new sets for Line 11 are the third batch of MP14 stock to be ...

  • Niederrhein-Münsterland CAF battery electric multiple-unit (3)

    Major battery train contract signed


    GERMANY: The Rhein-Ruhr and Westfalen-Lippe transport authorities have signed a contract for CAF to supply and maintain a fleet of 63 battery-electric multiple-units. This will enable the replacement of diesel traction on the Niederrhein-Münsterland regional network, which includes around 200 km of non-electrified line. Announcing the ...