All Europe articles – Page 15

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    PKP Cargo looks to acquire Romanian operators


    EUROPE: Polish freight operator PKP Cargo announced on October 17 that it had started talks to acquire shares in three Romanian operators. Ploiești-based Vest Trans Rail SRL, Ferest Logistics SRL and Romcargounit SRL (both based in București) are active on the Romanian market, and PKP Cargo ...

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    London St Pancras twins with Bordeaux Saint-Jean to promote direct service


    Twinning EUROPE: Channel Tunnel rail link concessionaire HS1 Ltd announced a twinning agreement between its London St Pancras International station and SNCF’s Bordeaux Saint-Jean station on October 18, saying this would help to progress the development of proposals for a through passenger service between the ...

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    Metro Report International

    First RER NG EMU emerges


    FRANCE: The first of 255 double-deck EMUs being built by Alstom and Bombardier for Paris RER lines D and E has been completed, and is expected to start testing shortly, Île-de-France Mobilités announced on October 18. The regional transport authority has committed to a complete replacement ...

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    ADIF signs rescue locomotive contract


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has signed a contract for a consortium of Stadler and Erion to supply 22 Eurolight diesel-electric locomotives for use on maintenance, rescue, inspection and snow clearing trains on the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network, the Swiss company announced on October 18. ...

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    SKM Warszawa cancels train order with Pesa


    POLAND: Suburban operator SKM Warszawa announced on October 17 that it was cancelling its contract with Pesa for the supply of 13 electric multiple-units, owing to the supplier’s failure to meet the delivery deadlines. SKM signed the 310·5m złoty contract on May 21 2018. The base ...

  • The Norwegian and Spanish infrastructure managers have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the exchange of experiences, mutual training, joint workshops, study visits and technical assistance.

    Infrastructure managers share knowledge


    EUROPE: The Norwegian and Spanish infrastructure managers have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the exchange of experiences, mutual training, joint workshops, study visits and technical assistance. ‘We have a lot to learn from ADIF in certain areas, for example ERTMS where they have the largest ...

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    Employers and unions aim to increase the number of women in the rail sector


    EUROPE: Negotiations for an EU-level agreement aimed at promoting the employment of women in the rail sector have been launched by the Community of European Railway Infrastructure Companies, representing more than 70 employers, and the European Transport Workers’ Federation which represents 5 million transport workers ...

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    DB Regio awarded Karlsruhe operating contract


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg has formally awarded DB Regio the Netz 7b contract to operate passenger services from Karlsruhe after none of the three losing bidders objected. The contract announced on October 10 runs for 13 years from December 2022. Various changes to services are planned, some ...

  • Alstom and the Madrid Asperger Association have signed a partnership agreement for people with Asperger syndrome to undertake pre-occupational professional internships

    Alstom launches internships for people with Asperger syndrome


    SPAIN: Alstom and the Madrid Asperger Association have signed a partnership agreement for people with Asperger syndrome to undertake pre-occupational professional internships at the company’s sites in Spain. This will include theoretical training and practical internships at Alstom’s Railway Signalling Safety Centre in Madrid, ...

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    New Rail Baltica board appointed


    EUROPE: A new supervisory board for Rail Baltica project promotor RB Rail AS was approved by the national shareholders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on October 15. The RB Rail AS joint venture is registered in Latvia, where commercial law requires a new supervisory board to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    DfT publishes network enhancement project pipeline


    UK: The Department for Transport published its five-year Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline on October 16, listing projects to increase to the capabilities of the rail network in England Wales where development is being funded through the enhancements budget for Control Period 6 (2019-24). The ...

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    South Tirol infrastructure contract extended


    ITALY: The South Tirol regional government has extended transport authority STA’s contract to manage local transport infrastructure until 2030. STA’s current contract which began in 2016 had been due to expire at the end of this year. During the extended period the authority will be ...

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    Travel industry confirms rail ‘renaissance’ in Europe


    INTERNATIONAL: Assertions that long-distance rail services in Europe are rapidly becoming more popular as passengers eschew flying for environmental reasons were amply confirmed at the Rail Innovation Forum organised by Amadeus at its head office near Nice on October 9-10. Speakers from across the travel industry highlighted ...

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    Trafikverket awards anti-trespass panel contract


    SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Rosehill Rail and its local partner Lesanco a two-year contract for the supply of rubber anti-trespass panels for installation at platform ends and level crossings. This follows trials during which CCTV monitoring showed that the number of unauthorised people ...

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    NightJet expands to Amsterdam and Brussels


    INTERNATIONAL: Regular overnight trains will return to the Netherlands with effect from the December 2020 timetable change, with the launch of a daily service between Amsterdam, München and Wien, State Secretary of Infrastructure Water Management Stientje Van Veldhoven announced on October 10. Citing an ...

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    Ctrip expands across the rail market


    INTERNATIONAL: On October 9 Chinese travel specialist Ctrip launched bookings for journeys on the RENFE network in Spain using the Amadeus platform. This marks another stage in the company’s expansion into the European rail travel market, where it works not only with Amadeus but with Rail Europe ...

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    Metro Report International

    Paris Line B train refurbishment underway


    PARIS: The refurbishment of 31 RATP-owned MI84 electric multiple-units used on Paris RER Line B is underway at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant, with the first two expected to return to service in December. The similar SNCF-owned MI79 sets have already been refurbished. ...

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    NS to test automatic train operation


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS is to test attended automatic operation on the 50 km Hanze Line between Lelystad and Zwolle by the end of this year. The tests are to be undertaken by NS in partnership with infrastructure manager ProRail and the Ministry of Infrastructure ...

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    Talgo to supply 330 km/h ‘Dr Avril’ inspection train


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has selected Talgo to supply a gauge-convertible inspection train able to operate at up to 330 km/h on the high speed rail network as well as at lower speeds on conventional lines. The train has been informally named ‘Dr Avril’ by the ...

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    Battery units planned for Chemnitz – Leipzig route


    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 ...