All Europe articles – Page 16

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    ProRail awards rail milling contract


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Hector Rail sells GB Railfreight to Infracapital


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...


    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF


    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


    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


    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


    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, ...

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    Transdev selected for emergency operating contract


    GERMANY: Oberelbe transport authority VVO has selected Transdev Regio as preferred bidder for an emergency contract to operate four passenger services in the Dresden area. The services were previously provided by Städtebahn Sachsen, which ceased train operations on July 25 after a period of poor performance ...

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    Section insulator approved


    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport has provisionally approved a new design of overhead line section insulator from catenary specialist Kummler + Matter. This follows extensive field testing at locations in Switzerland and Finland. First presented at InnoTrans 2018, the KUSEC range includes a rail version ...

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    Leo Express takes delivery of CRRC EMU


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of three Sirius electric-multiple-units being built for Leo Express has arrived in the Czech Republic, having been shipped from China via the port of Bremen. Tailor made for the open access operator by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, the multi-system ...

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    DB Netz orders electrification maintenance vehicles


    GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz has signed a seven-year framework agreement with Harsco Rail covering the supply of up 56 catenary maintenance vehicles worth €250m. There is a firm order for an initial 16 to be delivered from 2022, and seven more are expected to follow ...

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    RegioJet expands capacity on Bratislava commuter route


    RegioJet SLOVAKIA: On September 16 RegioJet introduced double-deck coaches to increase morning and evening peak capacity on the Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno route, where ridership in the first half the year reached 2·3 million, a 50% increase on the same period last year. ...

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    KLM replaces plane with high speed train


    Thalys EUROPE: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is to replace one of its five daily flights between Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol with reserved seat capacity on a Thalys high speed train service from March 29 2020. This is intended as the first step in a programme ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Isle of Wight line’s future secured with £26m investment


    UK: Investment of £26m to secure the future of the 13·7 km line between Ryde and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight was announced on September 16. This includes infrastructure modernisation and replacement of the life-expired fleet of small profile ex-London Underground trains which date back to ...