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    Connecting Europe Express tour concludes in Paris

    2021-10-08T09:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express  organised by the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move and trade association CER concluded its 36-day tour of the continent in Paris on October 7.

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    Comment: Look forward not back

    2021-10-07T14:03:00Z

    As the Connecting Europe Express completes its tour of the continent in Paris on October 7, the rail industry must use the momentum generated by the EU’s Year of Rail to develop a competitive sector which is able to attract a new generation of users and staff, argues our Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson.

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    Eurostar brand to remain after Thalys merger

    2021-10-04T17:05:00Z

    EUROPE: European high speed operators Eurostar and Thalys confirmed on October 4 that their planned merger announced in September 2019 is on course to be completed ‘within two to three years’, with a formal submission to the European Commission’s competition authority expected in 2022. Being taken ...

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    Investment needed to roll out Digital Capacity Management

    2021-10-04T14:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Associations representing infrastructures managers and train operators have endorsed a joint call for EU funding to help roll out Digital Capacity Management to optimise the utilisation of the continent’s rail network for both freight and passenger traffic.

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    Impact of the pandemic on rail remains ‘dire’, says CER

    2021-09-30T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The September update of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker shows signs of improvement for passenger train services, but none for freight and a worsening of the financial situation for infrastructure managers.

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    DAC programme selects Scharfenberg digital coupler

    2021-09-22T08:30:00Z

    EUROPE: Following extensive testing with various prototypes, a Scharfenberg latch design has been selected as the basis for the future European Digital Automatic Coupler. Meeting on September 21, the supervisory board of the European DAC Delivery Programme adopted a recommendation from the ...

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    CargoBeamer network extended to the UK

    2021-09-21T13:43:00Z

    EUROPE: CargoBeamer has formed a partnership with Eurotunnel enabling unaccompanied lorry semi-trailers arriving at its rail-road transfer terminal in Calais to be transported on Shuttle trains through the Channel Tunnel and then onwards to Ashford in southeast England. The companies said this would partially resolve the ...

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    New leasing company targets non-electrified routes with SmartHybrid locos

    2021-09-16T09:56:00Z

    EUROPE: Private equity infrastructure investor InfraVia Capital Partners has formed Nexrail Lease to supply low-emission locomotives for unelectrified routes. The new leasing company has placed a framework order for up to 50 Vossloh Locomotives DE18 Stage V SmartHybrid locos, and taken over 53 existing locos. CRRC ...

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    Freight: An intermodal gateway emerges in northeast Europe

    2021-09-15T12:27:00Z

    Connected since July to the Polish border by a standard gauge link, the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal in Lithuania is set to become a strategic hub for the Baltic States as part of the wider Rail Baltica programme.

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    Freight: CargoFlex enters the digital era

    2021-09-14T13:17:00Z

    Fitted to intermodal trains in Switzerland, Voith’s CargoFlex autocoupler builds on experience in the passenger sector, and is now being upgraded with a full digital capability.

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    Freight: Delivering Europe’s digital coupler

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    Testing of four prototype digital automatic coupler designs is underway as a deployment programme takes shape aimed at boosting the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight operations across Europe by 2030. However, much remains to be done.

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    Central European high speed rail co-operation proposed

    2021-09-03T09:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Central European state operators and infrastructure managers are planning to co-operate to develop a network of ‘high speed’ passenger services connecting Warszawa, Praha, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Wien and Budapest, but independent operators have raised concerns that they could be shut out. A declaration of intent is ...

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    Channel Tunnel optic fibre network contract signed

    2021-09-03T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Colt Technology Services has signed a 25-year contract for the installation of optic fibres through the Channel Tunnel as part of its IQ Network data network. This will provide a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair. Channel Tunnel operator Getlink’s existing ...

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    Connecting Europe Express sets off on 26-country tour

    2021-09-02T15:13:00Z

    EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express organised to celebrate the European Year of Rail set off from Lisboa Oriente station on September 2, marking the start of a five-week journey through 26 countries which will include more than 100 stops before reaching Paris on October 7.

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    Pandrol takes to the road with European tour

    2021-08-27T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail fastening specialist Pandrol is to display its latest products to rail industry representatives during a three-month European road tour, taking in countries including the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain. ‘The Back on Track truck gives our customers an ...

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    RENFE completes acquisition of 50% stake in Leo Express

    2021-08-26T04:57:00Z

    EUROPE: Spanish national operator RENFE has gained access to the passenger markets of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia and ‘the necessary licences and resources’ to enter the German market, following the completion of its purchase of a 50% stake in Czech open access operator Leo Express.

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    Railpool orders electric locos equipped for 11 countries

    2021-08-19T10:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 20 Vectron MS electric locomotives suitable for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. ‘We want to position Railpool even better to handle anticipated market developments, especially ...

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    EIB to update transport priorities within climate roadmap

    2021-08-12T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank is consulting on updating its transport sector lending policies to prioritise projects according to its Climate Bank Roadmap, the European Commission’s Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy and the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. Rail is expected to achieve a substantially larger share ...

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    Interview: Alternative traction can deliver decarbonisation in Europe

    2021-07-26T07:00:00Z

    Alstom’s decision to focus on ‘net zero’-compliant traction technology as long ago as 2014 is firmly bearing fruit in Europe, the company’s Vice-President for Regional Rolling Stock Brahim Soua* tells Nick Kingsley.

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    Infrastructure managers assess impact of catastrophic flooding

    2021-07-19T15:51:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail infrastructure managers are assessing the extent of impact of catastrophic flooding which has destroyed tracks, bridges, earthworks and stations in Germany, Belgium and elsewhere. Deutsche Bahn reported on July 18 that 600 km of track and around 80 stations in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Rheinland-Pfalz had ...