All Europe articles – Page 2

  • CER Cargo CZ Loko EffiShunter 1000M
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    Export EffiShunter 1000M handed over

    2020-08-05T09:04:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M four-axle diesel-electric locomotives ordered by Hungarian operator CER Cargo Holding at its Jihlava plant on July 28. This is the first export contract for the EffiShunter 1000M; it follows an order for 50 ...

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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators

    2020-07-20T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

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    ‘Very strong emphasis’ on rail as EU allocates €2·2bn for 140 transport projects

    2020-07-17T13:38:00Z

    Rail Baltica. EUROPE: The European Commission said there was a ‘very strong emphasis’ on rail in the list of 140 transport projects which are to receive almost €2·2bn of Connecting Europe Facility grants announced on July 16. A total of 55 rail infrastructure projects on ...

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    CER blueprint to increase rail’s role under EU Green Deal

    2020-07-15T09:07:00Z

    EUROPE: A clear timescale for the decarbonisation of European transport and a greater role for rail are the key objectives of a ‘green mobility blueprint’ put forward by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies.

  • RDC’s twice-weekly Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress launched on July 4
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    Independent operators raise night train competition concerns

    2020-07-13T15:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Private open access operators RegioJet and RDC have seen higher than expected demand for the overnight services they launched this month, and Snälltåget has set out plans for expansion. However, the ALLRAIL association of independent passenger operators has expressed concern that incumbent state railways may come ...

  • Captrain Stadler Euro 6000 locomotive impression
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    Launch customer orders Euro 6000 six-axle electric locomotives

    2020-07-07T10:29:00Z

    SPAIN: Captrain España has become the launch customer for Stadler’s Euro 6000 six-axle multi-system electric locomotive design, signing a framework contract with leasing company Alpha Trains for up to 21 locos. The contract announced on July 7 includes a firm order for an initial 11 locos ...

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    EU funds rail cybersecurity research

    2020-06-24T13:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The Safety4Rails research programme to improve the resilience of railways and metros to cyber and physical attacks is one of five projects that will share €38m in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research budget.

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    Coronavirus crisis offers lessons for rail freight policy

    2020-06-11T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association says lessons about the key success factors for rail freight can be learned from the significant improvement in performance which has occurred as a direct consequence of the drastic reduction in passenger traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. Shippers have long ...

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    European coalition to improve international rail travel

    2020-06-09T09:58:00Z

    EUROPE: A willingness to co-operate to increase rail’s share of the international passenger market is a set out in political statement signed by a ‘coalition of the willing’ comprising all EU member states except Croatia, Estonia, Cyprus and Malta (the latter two having no railways) and including ...

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    Associations emphasise importance of public transport in tackling climate change

    2020-06-04T14:06:00Z

    EUROPE: The International Union of Railways, International Association of Public Transport and European railway suppliers’ association UNIFE have called for ‘a new sense of urgency’ in developing a more sustainable transport mix, arguing that decision makers need to look beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath and not forget that ‘the rising danger’ of climate change ‘has not stopped during the crisis’.

  • Shift2Rail Catalogue of Solutions
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    Latest Shift2Rail call for proposals attracts strong market interest

    2020-06-01T10:54:00Z

    EUROPE: The 2020 Shift2Rail call for proposals has prompted requests for railway research funding worth €113∙3m, the joint technology initiative announced on May 29. A total of 43 proposals have been submitted with a total value of €185∙8m, of which S2R would support €113m. Eight were ...

  • 'A boost for rail travel and clean mobility in our cities and regions’ is included in the proposals for a major post-coronavirus recovery plan set out by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
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    Boost for rail travel and clean mobility in EU recovery plan

    2020-05-29T08:46:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘A boost for rail travel and clean mobility in our cities and regions’ is included in the proposals for a major post-coronavirus recovery plan for the European Union set out by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on May 27. This includes changes to ...

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    Electronic Ticket Control Database enters service

    2020-05-19T11:52:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A centralised system for the real-time exchange of ticket control information has been launched to enable rail ticket issuers and carriers around the world to increase their electronic ticketing capabilities and prevent fraud. The Electronic Ticket Control Database has been developed by not-for-profit European rail ...

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    Covid-19 crisis is hitting the rail industry hard, consultancy finds

    2020-05-07T07:42:00Z

    EUROPE: The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a wide-ranging impact on train operators, vehicle owners and the rolling stock supply industry, according to a study undertaken by German management consultancy SCI Verkehr. Entitled ‘ Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on the railway sector in Europe ...

  • Captrain and TankMatch Rail Hamburg are transporting 1 000 tonnes of ethanol in an 18-wagon train from the Port of Rotterdam to Pleszew in Poland on May 4-5.
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    Rail gets disinfectant material to Poland

    2020-05-04T14:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Captrain and TankMatch Rail Hamburg are transporting 1 000 tonnes of ethanol in 18 wagons from the Port of Rotterdam to Pleszew in Poland on May 4-5. The ethanol is urgently needed for the production of disinfectants, with Poland facing a shortage because of the ...

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    UIC shares ways to restore confidence in rail travel

    2020-04-30T12:02:00Z

    COVID-19: The International Union of Railways has published a summary of potential steps that could be adopted to increase customer confidence in rail transport following the coronavirus pandemic.

  • SJ currently operates night trains to northern Sweden under contract to the government. (Photo: SJ/Mikael Strinnhed)
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    Trafikverket proposes Malmö – Brussels overnight service

    2020-04-29T15:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Trafikverket has recommended a Malmö – Köln - Brussels overnight train as the best option for increasing international rail travel to and from Sweden, although it has identified a number of hurdles that must be overcome.

  • Christian Kuendig, Fitch
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    Rolling stock leasing companies exposed to effects of prolonged lockdowns

    2020-04-23T08:49:00Z

    Government support for train operators will protect the short-term cash generation of rolling stock leasing companies during coronavirus lockdown periods, but there could be pressure on their revenue base once the restrictions are lifted, warns Christian Kuendig , Senior Director, Non-Bank Financial Institutions, at Fitch Ratings.

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    Rail investment is vital to post-Covid-19 recovery, say associations

    2020-04-21T15:51:00Z

    EUROPE: Investment to ‘make rail the core element of the European transport system’ should be an intrinsic part of the EU’s plans for stimulating economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to rail sector associations CER and UNIFE.