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    Data4PT multimodal transport data interoperability project launched

    2020-04-01T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Data4PT project has been formally launched to support the development of multimodal transport data exchange standards and models to fulfil the needs of travel information service providers. The EU-funded project aims to support member states in deploying the Transmodel, NeTEx and SIRI harmonised public ...

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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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    Intermodal sector calls for ‘fast, lean, pragmatic’ measures to safeguard rail freight in the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-12T14:26:00Z

    EUROPE: A group of organisations involved in the intermodal freight sector have published an open letter to European and Italian institutions emphasising the importance of acting in a ‘fast, lean, pragmatic way’ to safeguard rail transport as a strategic asset for the economy during the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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    Rail Baltica implements planning, scheduling and risk management software

    2020-03-06T11:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has begun rolling out planning, scheduling and risk reporting software to improve the management of its activities and resources and to speed up the implementation of the project. The need for such a system was highlighted in a review ...

  • The European Commission has proposed designating 2021 as the European Year of Rail.
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    2021 to be European Year of Rail

    2020-03-06T08:00:00Z

    Source: Christophe Masse EUROPE: The European Commission has proposed designating 2021 as the European Year of Rail. Subject to the proposal being adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, a series of events would promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of ...

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    European passenger corridors needed to boost rail’s market share

    2020-03-03T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: In a bid to boost rail’s market share for international traffic, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management has put forward proposals to develop a pan-European network of passenger corridors, similar to those already in place for rail freight.

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    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...

  • Reopening of the Lithuania to Latvia line (3)
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    Illegally-closed cross-border railway reopened

    2020-02-17T15:53:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 19 km railway between Mažeikiai in Lithuania and Rengė in Latvia was officially reopened February 15, when ministers and officials from both countries attended a ceremony to mark the departure of a train carrying oil to Latvia from Orlen’s Lithuanian refinery. ...

  • Akiem Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Macquarie European Rail’s rolling stock leasing business
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    Akiem acquires Macquarie European Rail fleet

    2020-02-17T15:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Macquarie European Rail’s rolling stock leasing business, subject to regulatory approval. The transaction includes 137 locomotives used by 21 freight and passenger operators, including EMD Class 66, Bombardier Traxx, Alstom Prima and GE Transportation ...

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    Certifer enters the German-speaking market

    2020-02-17T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Testing, inspection and certification body Certifer has entered the German, Austrian and Swiss market with the acquisition of railway inspection and certification company Angewandte Eisenbahnteknik. AEbt is based in Nürnberg, has a Swiss office in Olten and is the main shareholder of Austrian notified body ...

  • Tikhvin-produced flat cars for Laude Smart Intermodal SA
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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders heavy-duty container wagons

    2020-02-15T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply a further 200 Type 13-6851-01 flat wagons for carrying heavy duty containers on the 1 520 mm gauge Russia – Poland corridor. The latest batch of wagons is scheduled to be ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.
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    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services

    2020-02-04T10:04:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

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    Polarteknik acquires Train Door Solutions

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Finnish door and partition wall manufacturer Polarteknik Oy has acquired UK pneumatic and electrical door systems servicing specialist Train Door Solutions Ltd under a deal completed on January 31. Established in 1999, Milton Keynes based Train Door Systems was previously owned by Nigel Mason, Vanessa ...

  • SmartRail World is now Railway Gazette Events.
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    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events

    2020-01-30T09:34:00Z

    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a ...

  • Stadler is to supply custom-designed electric multiple-units for the 891 mm gauge Roslagbanan.
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    Stagecoach Group joins new market entrants’ association ALLRAIL

    2020-01-27T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Public transport operating group Stagecoach has joined the ALLRAIL association of new entrants to the European rail market. ‘As a major operator of rail services in the UK for over two decades and with significant experience of operating public transport services across Europe, we are ...

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    Matthä to head CER as Fritzson steps down

    2020-01-22T10:32:00Z

    EUROPE: Austrian Federal Railways’ CEO Andreas Matthä was elected as Acting Chair of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies at its meeting on January 20.

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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 ...

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    Malmö – Köln suggested as first route for a network of night trains

    2020-01-16T17:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Swedish transport agency Trafikverket has suggested that Malmö – Köln could be the first route to be launched as part of a proposed network of overnight trains connecting Sweden with other European countries, and that a start data as early as 2022-23 could be possible. ...

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    Shift2Rail invites 2020 research proposals

    2020-01-08T14:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Within the framework of its Annual Work Plan, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2020 call for proposals on January 7, covering research and innovation projects with a total value of €146·6m. Applications are due by April 21. The call covers 19 topics, of which ...

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    Auditors warn of Rail Baltica cost and timescale risks

    2020-01-08T11:24:00Z

    EUROPE: Procedures for managing the Rail Baltica project are mostly in place but inefficiencies and a lack of change and risk management systems mean the project could exceed its agreed budget and timeline, according to a report issued jointly by the national audit bodies of Estonia, ...