All Europe articles – Page 13

  • Two transport authorities plan to order a battery version of Alstom's Coradia Continental.
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    Battery units planned for Chemnitz – Leipzig route

    2019-10-09T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen and Leipzig transport authorities ZVMS and ZVNL have agreed to order 11 three-car battery-powered versions of Alstom’s Coradia Continental multiple-units for use on Chemnitz – Leipzig service RE6 from 2023. Route RE6 is currently operated by Transdev’s Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn using Siemens ER20 diesel-electric locomotives ...

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    Data-driven bogie maintenance project launched

    2019-10-08T13:00:00Z

    FINLAND: A project to optimise bogie maintenance through the use of data-driven condition monitoring has been launched by the national railway’s rolling stock maintenance subsidiary VR FleetCare and automation and information systems supplier EKE-Electronics. Sensors and data transmission systems will be installed on VR Group’s locomotives ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing

    2019-10-07T16:47:00Z

    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator ...

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    Ouigo to link centres of Paris and Lyon from June 2020

    2019-10-07T13:10:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF will launch Ouigo low-cost high speed services between the city centres of Paris and Lyon in June 2020. Until now Ouigo passengers between the two cities have been obliged to use trains that either start or finish outside the city centre of Paris or Lyon. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-10-07T06:50:00Z

    TX Logistik demonstrated the Nikrasa loading system at an intermodal terminal in Oradea. Mercitalia subsidiary TX Logistik held an industry day at the Intermodal Vest terminal in Oradea on October 2 aimed at generating interest for an increase in intermodal services to and from ...

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    WeChat booking for Swiss railways

    2019-10-05T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Scheidt Bachmann has developed a Swiss Tourism Attractions in-app ‘Mini Program’ for public transport operators who are targeting tourists from Asia where the WeChat platform is widely used. Traveller can use their mobile devices to purchase and receive tickets for services ...

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    Court annuls directly awarded ÖBB operating contract

    2019-10-04T10:10:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The Federal Administrative Court in Wien on October 3 annulled the direct award to ÖBB of a 15-year contract to operate passenger services in eastern Austria from December 2019. The court’s decision was welcomed in a statement issued by open access operator Westbahn, which had ...

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    Ferrmed launches modal shift optimisation study

    2019-10-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail freight association Ferrmed has begun work on a study of modal shift optimisation on the European Union’s TEN-T corridors. Scheduled for completion by the end of next year, the study is intended to help EU member states prioritise actions to support modal shift, and ...

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    Lombardia trains on show at Expo Ferroviaria

    2019-10-02T08:48:00Z

    ITALY: Two mock-ups of the next generation of suburban and regional trainsets for Lombardia were formally presented at the Expo Ferroviaria trade fair in Milano on October 1. Speaking at the event’s opening forum, Lombardia’s councillor for Infrastructure, Transport Sustainable Mobility Claudia ...

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    Newag launches bi-mode multiple-unit

    2019-10-01T15:11:00Z

    POLAND: Newag launched a bi-mode variant of its Impuls multiple-unit at the Trako fair, which took place in Gdańsk on September 24-27. The 36WEh has a maximum speed of 160 km/h when powered by 3 kV DC electrification and 120 km/h when using diesel power. The ...

  • Stadler is to supply three trainsets for the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren line.
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    Swiss narrow gauge railway updates fleet

    2019-10-01T09:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Jungfraubahn Holding has awarded sole bidder Stadler Bussnang a SFr17·3m+VAT contract to supply three trainsets for the 4·3 km Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren line. Services on what the operator describes as ‘one of the most beautiful panoramic tracks in the Alps’ are currently provided using four 560 ...

  • First bodyshell for the dual-gauge rolling stock ordered for through services between Montreux and Interlaken Ost has been completed.
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    GoldenPass Express stock takes shape

    2019-09-30T11:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Construction of the first bodyshell for the dual-gauge rolling stock ordered for through services between Montreux and Interlaken Ost has been completed, and the vehicle is now being fitted out at Stadler’s Bussnang factory. The trains will operate on the metre-gauge tracks of the Montreux-Oberland ...

  • Eurotunnel is among the eight companies which have been appointed to a government procurement framework enabling them to bid to bring critical goods including medicines into the UK after its departure from the European Union.
    Rail Business UK

    Eurotunnel signed up for Brexit freight framework

    2019-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is among the eight companies which have been appointed to a government procurement framework enabling them to bid to bring critical goods including medicines into the UK after its departure from the European Union. The framework is intended to speed up ...

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    Thalys-Eurostar merger planned under Green Speed initiative

    2019-09-27T10:42:00Z

    EUROPE: SNCF, SNCB and the Patina Rail investment vehicle announced on September 27 their intention to combine the Eurostar and Thalys high speed rail operations, reporting that outline proposals were being presented to their respective boards. The proposed merger is being taken forward under a ...

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    Newag awarded locomotive contracts

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    Trako POLAND: PKP Intercity has awarded Newag a contract to supply a further 10 Griffin 160 km/h electric locomotives. The 183·8m złoty order has been placed as an option on a May 2018 contract for an initial 20 locomotives. It was announced at ...

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    VDB calls for faster digital roll-out strategy

    2019-09-26T12:52:00Z

    GERMANY: Rail industry association VDB has put forward a seven-point plan to accelerate the introduction of digital train control across the national rail network, suggesting that an industrial scale roll-out of digital interlockings and ETCS could begin as soon as 2022. The proposals follow the signing ...

  • The international agreement which would permit the operation of through passenger services between the Netherlands and the UK is expected to be signed in October
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    Amsterdam – London through train agreement to be signed shortly

    2019-09-26T11:07:00Z

    EUROPE: The international agreement which would permit the operation of through passenger services between the Netherlands and the UK is expected to be signed in October, State Secretary for Justice Security Ankie Broekers-Knol told the Dutch parliament’s lower house on September 25. Eurostar told ...

  • A consortium of German companies has successfully operated a train remotely using control equipment based on 5G technology (Photo: Vodafone).
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    5G remote control train tested

    2019-09-26T09:02:00Z

    GERMANY: A test train with no driver on board has been remotely controlled using equipment based on 5G technology. The test train ran for the first time on September 17 on a section of the 25 km Erzgebirgische Aussichtsbahn between Annaberg-Buchholz and Schwarzenberg in Sachsen. It ...

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    eTrack rail-lifting clamp designed to improve safety

    2019-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Elebia has developed eTrack, a 2 000 kg capacity remote-controlled clamp to enhance safety when handling rails. ‘We were approached by a European company that was searching for a solution to the safety and security issues associated with alternative rail handling methods’, explained Elebia founder ...

  • EAV has selected Hitachi Rail to supply 40 electric multiple-units for the Circumvesuviana railway.
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    Circumvesuviana EMUs ordered

    2019-09-25T13:17:00Z

    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has selected Hitachi Rail to supply and maintain 40 1·5 kV DC electric multiple-units for the 950 mm gauge Circumvesuviana railway. President of the Campania region Vincenzo De Luca said the €314m order announced on September 24 would provide a ...