All Europe articles – Page 6

  • Southern training
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    Course builds opportunities for ex-military personnel

    2019-12-13T04:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway is sending staff from Southern’s newly-formed in-house maintenance team on an intensive five-week Level 1 foundation course in property maintenance run by Chichester College. The Building Heroes charity puts ex-servicemen and women through the same course, with Southern helping towards the cost ...

  • Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn Class 422 EMU
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    Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn tendering dispute settled

    2019-12-12T08:57:00Z

    GERMANY: An out-of-court settlement has been reached over the decision by Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR to cancel a contract for Keolis to operate S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services. Details of the agreement announced on December 10 were not disclosed. In July 2016 VRR awarded Keolis the Lot ...

  • NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation
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    NS tests automatic train operation

    2019-12-12T08:32:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National operator NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation on the night of December 10-11, when a CAF Sprinter New Generation electric multiple-unit ran under computer control on the Hanze Line. The experiment took place under Grade of Automation 2, with a ...

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    Lubelskie voivodship orders eight Newag EMUs

    2019-12-12T08:00:00Z

    POLAND: Newag is to supply eight two-car Impuls 2 electric multiple-units to Lubelskie voivodship in eastern Poland. The contract signed on December 9 is worth 146·6m złoty including VAT. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in December 2021, and the manufacturer will provide a 64-month warranty ...

  • Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn has awarded Stadler a contract to supply five three-section EMUs.
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    SZU orders Stadler EMUs

    2019-12-12T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn has awarded Stadler a SFr46·7m contract to supply five three-section Be570 electric multiple-units for the 1 435 mm gauge Uetlibergbahn, which forms Route S10 of the Zürich transport network. Intended to replace the line’s Be520 and B220 vehicles, the new EMUs ...

  • RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service.
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    RENFE to launch Avlo low-cost high speed rail for everyone

    2019-12-11T15:55:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service. Avlo is to be launched on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona corridor on April 6 2020, with tickets to go on sale in January. It would then be ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Bautzen test centre (2)
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    Bombardier Transportation inaugurates rolling stock test facility

    2019-12-11T13:51:00Z

    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a €16m rolling stock testing facility at its Bautzen factory on December 12, with guests including Sachsen’s Minister President Michael Kretschmer and Canadian ambassador Stéphane Dion. Around 50 employees can work in three shifts at the test ...

  • SBB will offer a major increase in capacity on international inter-city routes with effect from the timetable change (Photo: SBB)
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    SBB adds cross-border capacity

    2019-12-11T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways will offer a major increase in capacity on international inter-city routes with effect from the timetable change on December 15. Announcing details at an event held in Zürich Hauptbahnhof on November 23, SBB said that demand for ...

  • The Swiss Federal Railways board has appointed Vincent Ducrot as CEO with effect from April 1 2020.
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    Vincent Ducrot named next SBB Chief Executive

    2019-12-10T16:11:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Swiss Federal Railways board has appointed Vincent Ducrot as CEO with effect from April 1 2020. He will succeed Andreas Meyer, who is stepping down at the end of March. SBB said 57-year old Ducrot knows Switzerland’s public transport sector very well. He has ...

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    TransANT lightweight wagons for multiple bodies on test

    2019-12-10T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Testing is underway with TransANT modular wagons with exchangeable bodies which Rail Cargo Group has developed in conjunction with its customers. The wagons are available in lengths between 10 m and 21 m. The basic vehicle with no body can be used ...

  • Train in Norway.
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    Vy Tog wins Bergen – Oslo operating contract

    2019-12-09T15:10:00Z

    NORWAY: National railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet has named Vy Tog as preferred bidder for the Lot 3 Vest operating contract, which covers long-distance passenger services from Bergen to Voss, Myrdal and Oslo, and local services between Bergen and Arna. The winning bidder was announced on December 9. ...

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    RZD sells its stake in Transcontainer

    2019-12-06T14:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: State railway group RZD has sold its majority stake in intermodal operator Transcontainer to private freight and logistics company Delo Group, which runs intermodal terminals and port facilities across the Russian Federation. The Russian government had given its approval in April for the sale of ...

  • world rail festival 2019
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    NS CEO calls for comprehensive high speed network

    2019-12-06T11:53:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘Something is really wrong’ when airlines can offer flights ‘at ridiculous prices’ in Europe, said Roger Van Boxtel, CEO of Dutch national passenger operator NS in the keynote opening session at the World Rail Festival in Amsterdam on December 4. Referring to the UN Climate ...

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    Leo Express to operate trains to Wrocław

    2019-12-06T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator Leo Express signed an agreement with Polish regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on December 5 to run services between Praha and Wrocław, starting on December 20. Leo Express plans to run three trains a week from Praha and two a week in ...

  • gb-hitachi-avanti-trains-impression
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi to supply inter-city trains for Avanti West Coast services

    2019-12-06T10:28:00Z

    UK: First Trenitalia has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply and maintain 23 inter-city trainsets for use on Avanti West Coast services. The contract announced on December 6 is worth £350m. Due to enter service from 2022, the 200 km/h trains to be assembled at ...

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    Leo Express goes multimodal

    2019-12-05T16:24:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Leo Express has launched a pilot first and last mile service by partnering with peer-to-peer car sharing company HoppyGo. The open access operator has become a minority shareholder in HoppyGo and expects to expand the service to destinations in Poland next year.

  • at-wien-schienen-infrastruktur-paket-pk-gr
    Urban news

    Wien agrees €2bn S-Bahn expansion package

    2019-12-05T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a €2bn package of infrastructure enhancements to expand the capital’s S-Bahn network were unveiled by the Mayor of Wien Michael Ludwig and ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä on December 3.

  • Moment
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    Moment launches on-train entertainment platform

    2019-12-05T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Air and cruise infotainment technology supplier Moment is now offering its multimedia platform for train operators. The platform allows passengers to access a range of services from their electronic devices using wi-fi, without needing connectivity from the train. Operators can provide a custom range ...

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    DB plans Arriva flotation in May

    2019-12-04T16:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is looking to float its international public transport operating subsidiary Arriva on the stock market next year, CEO Richard Lutz told local media on December 4.

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    CP signs public service contract

    2019-12-04T15:42:00Z

    PORTUGAL: State-owned train operator Comboios de Portugal has finally signed its first contract to run passenger services on the national rail network.