All Europe articles – Page 3

  • German freight yard (Photo: DB).
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    Three-way co-operation agreement to promote European interoperability

    2020-10-01T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A three-way agreement for administrative co-operation to promote technical interoperability, in particular for the transport of dangerous goods, has been signed by the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility Transport and the EU Agency for Railways. ...

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    RegioJet’s train to Croatia is a sell-out summer success

    2020-09-28T15:31:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet’s summer service linking the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia’s Adriatic coast carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains during its first season of operation. RegioJet announced the summer-only overnight service on June 1, and 30 000 tickets had ...

  • Freight yard (Photo: DB).
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    EU ministers commit to foster freight corridors

    2020-09-23T08:14:00Z

    EUROPE: EU transport ministers endorsed a formal declaration in Berlin on September 21 committing them to ‘support international rail freight and further strengthen the Rail Freight Corridors’. Acknowledging that the Rail Freight Corridors had ‘proven to be very effective in developing common measures facilitating the enhancement ...

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    Trans-Europ-Express renaissance proposed

    2020-09-22T13:24:00Z

    EUROPE: A network of international long-distance high speed passenger services spanning much of western Europe could be launched by 2025 if proposals announced by Germany’s Federal Minister for Transport Andreas Scheuer at a virtual conference of Europe’s transport ministers on September 21 are taken forward. The ...

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    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual ...

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    Mazzola to succeed Lochman at CER

    2020-09-21T16:16:00Z

    EUROPE: Alberto Mazzola was elected as the next Executive Director of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies at the CER General Assembly on September 21.

  • DB and SNCF high speed trains at Paris Est.
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    NGOs propose five policies for climate-friendly European rail renaissance

    2020-09-18T08:54:00Z

    A group of European climate NGOs has proposed five policies to encourage modal shift to rail in support of EU greenhouse gas reduction targets. Lena Donat, Policy Advisor Low-Carbon Mobility at development and environment organisation Germanwatch, explains what is needed

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    SNCF veteran Damas to lead Eurostar as restructuring looms

    2020-09-07T15:01:00Z

    EUROPE: On September 4 the management board of Voyages SNCF announced the selection of Jacques Damas to succeed Mike Cooper as Chief Executive of Eurostar, in which the French national operator holds a 55% majority stake. Damas is an SNCF veteran whose career with the state ...

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    Comment: Beware of the weather

    2020-08-24T07:00:00Z

    ‘Disruption from extreme weather events seems to be increasing rapidly in many parts of the world’

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    European Rail Partnership to succeed Shift2Rail

    2020-08-19T09:57:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has invited expressions of interest in becoming founding members of a new European Partnership on Rail Research & Innovation, which is being put forward as a successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking.

  • 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 ...