All Europe articles – Page 14

  • 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 ...

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    Alstom to supply ETCS for Paris – Lyon high speed line

    2019-09-25T08:12:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Réseau has awarded a framework contract to Alstom for the development, installation and maintenance of ERTMS equipment on LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon. Valued at €52·5m, the contract announced on September 25 was awarded following a negotiated procedure and a prior call for ...

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    Amber Rail Freight Corridor up and running

    2019-09-25T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: An event was held in the Slovenian port of Koper on September 18 to mark the launch this year of the Amber Rail Freight Corridor, the first RFC to be established since the original nine defined in 2010. The corridor is ...

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    Alstom to equip international ICE3 fleet with ETCS

    2019-09-24T14:08:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to retrofit its Atlas ETCS onboard equipment to 17 Class 407 Velaro D ICE3 high speed trainsets used on international services. Approval will be progressively obtained for the ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 equipment to be used ...

  • PKP PLK has awarded Nokia and its partners SPC, Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko a five-year turnkey contract to deploy a national GSM-R network.
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    Katowice airport rail link and GSM-R funded

    2019-09-24T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: The allocation of €676m from the Cohesion Fund for rail and road projects in Poland was announced by the European Commission on September 13. The package includes €487m for the replacement of outdated communications with GSM-R on almost 14 000 km of railway by July ...

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    ProRail awards rail milling contract

    2019-09-23T13:29:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Infrastructure manager ProRail has awarded Vossloh Rail Services a four-year framework contract for corrective rail maintenance, selecting for the first time milling rather than grinding to remove any rail defects. All corrective maintenance on the 7 000 track-km network will be undertaken by VRS subsidiary ...

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    Hector Rail sells GB Railfreight to Infracapital

    2019-09-23T10:19:00Z

    UK: EQT Infrastructure’s Hector Rail business has reached a definitive agreement to sell its UK subsidiary GB Railfreight to Infracapital, the unlisted infrastructure equity arm of M GPrudential which is due to demerge from Prudential plc in the fourth quarter of this year. ...

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    Bayerische Oberlandbahn increases DMU order

    2019-09-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayerische Oberlandbahn has placed a €25m order for six Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units. The firm order announced on September 16 has been placed using an option on a 2018 contract for 25 DMUs. All 31 are scheduled to be delivered by 2020, and ...

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    VTG orders timber wagons

    2019-09-21T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company VTG Rail Russia has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 150 flat wagons for carrying timber products. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The Type 13-6852-02 wagons produced at UWC’s Tikhvin plant have a 25 ...

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    DB to order more high speed trains as government cuts VAT on fares

    2019-09-20T16:58:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Georg Wagner GERMANY: Rail spending is to be increased significantly as part of a €54bn package of measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, which was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 20. In order to reduce the environmental impact of ...

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    Cross-border line upgrade funded

    2019-09-20T11:13:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein is to provide a €9·3m grant for a €10·9m project to raise speeds and install ETCS on Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll’s 13 km line from Niebüll to the Danish border. The first phase of the works would see the line speed ...

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    DB rejects Audit Office claims

    2019-09-20T10:15:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Volker Emersleben GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray. Reports published by press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur and subsequently in national media ...

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    Keolis operating contract terminated because of driver shortage

    2019-09-19T14:40:00Z

    VRR is to directly award incumbent DB Regio a contract to continue to run the services (Photo: DB) GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport VRR has decided to terminate a contract for Keolis to operate two S-Bahn services from December, and will instead directly award incumbent DB Regio an ...

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    Frecciargento 700 to serve Bari from September 29

    2019-09-19T13:21:00Z

    ITALY: Trenitalia’s Frecciargento trainsets will begin serving Bari from the end of September, working two trains a day between Milano and Bari via the Adriatic corridor. Presenting the new trains to local decision makers at Bari Centrale on September 19, Trenitalia’s Director, Long Haul, Paolo Attanasio ...

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    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF

    2019-09-19T10:37:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis chief executive Jean-Pierre Farandou has been nominated as the next President of SNCF, with effect from the end of this year. He will succeed Guillaume Pepy , who had previously announced his intention not to seek a new mandate after more than a decade ...

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    Nordjyske Jernbaner expands fleet

    2019-09-19T05:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Local railway operator Nordjyske Jernbaner has ordered a further four Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units for delivery by mid-2021. This will expand its fleet of 13 similar units which were delivered in 2017. The two-car 140 km/h units will have 120 seats, wi-fi, air-conditioning, a ...

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    PKP Cargo orders 31 locomotives

    2019-09-18T15:22:00Z

    POLAND: Newag signed what it said was its largest-ever contract on September 17, covering the supply of 31 Dragon 2 electric locomotives to PKP Cargo for 518·9m złoty. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019-22. All 31 of the E6ACTa six-axle heavy freight locos will be equipped for ...

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    SNCF selects CAF to supply inter-city fleet

    2019-09-18T14:14:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Mobilités has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a €700m contract to supply 28 electric multiple-units for medium and long-distance Intercités services on the Paris – Clermont-Ferrand and Paris – Limoges – Toulouse routes. There would be options for up to 75 more trainsets, ...