Europe – Page 7

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal

    Lithuania to Germany intermodal service to launch in April


    EUROPE: Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo is to launch a service carrying containers and semi-trailers from the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal to Duisburg in Germany on April 4. Trains with a capacity of up to 36 semi-trailers and containers will run thrice-weekly on the 1 ...

  • Budapest Nyugati station redevelopment (5)

    ‘Beautiful but usable’ proposal wins Budapest Nyugati station design competition


    HUNGARY: A team led by architects Grimshaw has been selected to design the redevelopment of Budapest Nyugati station, following an international architectural contest organised by the Budapest Development Agency, BFK. The plans envisage a 13-track surface station with a new hall, and ...

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    Bilbao tram extension opens


    SPAIN: A 2·3 km extension of Bilbao’s city centre tramway was opened for revenue service on March 25, linking Atxuri and Bolueta.

  • Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered (2)
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    Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered


    SWITZERLAND: Aargau Verkehr has taken delivery of the first of eight Stadler Tramlink Be6/8 light rail vehicles for the Limmattalbahn project to the west of Zürich. The metre gauge LRVs were procured jointly with Baselland Transport. They are 44·3 m long, with ...

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    Thessaloniki – Idomeni line upgrading contract awarded


    GREECE: The national railway group’s major projects division Ergose has awarded a joint venture of Alstom and Avax a €41m contract to modernise signalling, track and electrification to enable 160 km/h operation on the 70 km section of Pan-European Corridor X between Thessaloniki and Idomeni on ...

  • CargoBeamer Koeln - Sète

    CargoBeamer launches dedicated Germany – France train for DFDS


    EUROPE: CargoBeamer has launched its first service dedicated to one client, carrying unaccompanied lorry semi-trailers, swap bodies and containers by rail between Köln in Germany and Sète near Montpellier in southern France. The two trains per week in each direction are each able to carry 38 ...

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    In depth

    Ticketing: Fair play for fare payers


    Automatic detection of fare dodgers has been evaluated on metro networks in Delhi and Lisboa.

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    Conference calls for more freight routes to and from Spain


    SPAIN: Salvador Galve, Chairman of the Railway Commission of the General Council of Industrial Engineers, presented the European Alliance for the Development of Railway Corridors in the Iberian Peninsula initiative at a conference held in Madrid on March 9. According to Galve, less than 4% of ...

  • ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets.

    ComfortJet brand for ČD Viaggio Comfort trainsets


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets. The 20 nine-car 230 km/h push-pull trainsets are being built by a consortium of Siemens and Škoda Transportation under a KC12·5bn contract signed in April 2021, and are ...

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    Tramway du Mont-Blanc train delivered


    FRANCE: Stadler has delivered the first of four electric multiple-units for the Tramway du Mont-Blanc mountain railway. The metre-gauge line runs 12·5 km from Fayet station at 580 m above sea level in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to the 2 372 m high summit station at Nid d’Aigle. It ...

  • Alstom Coradia Stream EMU for Romania

    Alstom wins Romanian EMU order


    ROMANIA: Alstom has announced its first order to supply main line passenger trains to Romania. The €270m contract signed with railway reform authority ARF and announced on March 25 covers the delivery of 20 Coradia Stream inter-regional electric multiple-units and the provision of 15 years of ...

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    Channel Tunnel track contracts awarded


    EUROPE: Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel has awarded Colas Rail two contracts for maintenance and renewal of the 200 km of track at its two terminals and in the tunnel. One contract covers routine maintenance and is worth €2·5m over three years, with an option for a ...

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    Katowice tramway contract signed


    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty contract to build a 1·9 km tram line along ul Grundmanna in the centre of Katowice. This will provide alternative to existing routes, and reinstate a direct connection between the ...

  • Midtjyske Jernbaner Siemens Mobility Mireo battery multiple-unit impression

    Danish battery train supplier selected


    DENMARK: Local railway operator Midtjyske Jernbaner has selected Siemens Mobility to supply seven battery multiple-units. The two-car Mireo Plus B units are to be deployed on the Holstebro – Skjern and Vemb – Lemvig – Thyborøn lines in northwest Jylland from the end of 2024. They ...

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business


    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

  • Takargo loco

    Captrain buys Takargo in Iberian expansion drive


    PORTUGAL: Rail Logistics Europe has purchased private freight operator Takargo from the Mota-Engil construction group, subject to formal approval by the competition authorities. Founded in 2006 as part of Mota-Engil’s diversification strategy, Takargo was the first independent operator to apply for paths on the Portuguese network ...

  • Lineas

    Rail freight operator introduces energy surcharge and expects others will follow


    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has announced the introduction of a dynamic energy surcharge from April 1, saying this will be a first for the rail sector and it anticipates that other operators will follow. Lineas said such surcharges are common for other modes. ‘We cannot continue ...

  • Sinara 3ES8 Malakhit locomotive

    Electric locomotive incorporates domestic technology


    RUSSIA: Ural Locomotives has unveiled its first 3ES8 Malakhit three-section 3 kV DC electric locomotive, which is intended as the basis for a new generation of electric locomotives incorporating domestic technology. Domestically designed and manufactured technology includes the asynchronous traction drive developed ...

  • Kyiv station and flags

    Ukraine to nationalise Russian-owned rolling stock


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has begun the process of nationalising Russian-owned rolling stock in the country. The announcement came after the President of Ukraine signed a law setting out principles for the seizure of Russian property following the invasion. Ukrzaliznytsia is drawing up a list of ...

  • Romania loco (Photo: Toma Bacic)

    CFR studies electrification of secondary route to Bulgaria


    ROMANIA: CFR Infrastructură has awarded a nine-month contract worth €586 000 to Consis Proiect to conduct a feasibility study into the electrification of the Videle – Giurgiu railway line. It is estimated that it will cost €46m to electrify the line from Rădulești to Giurgiu Nord ...