All Europe articles – Page 7

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    News

    Work begins on Szczecin suburban upgrade

    2019-12-04T09:00:00Z

    POLAND: Work has started on the Szczecińska Kolej Metropolitalna suburban upgrading project, beginning at Gryfino station, infrastructure manager PKP PLK announced on December 2. To be completed in 2022, the project to increase local services around Szczecin includes infrastructure renewal and the construction of 10 new ...

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    Platskartny coach mock-up on show

    2019-12-04T06:00:00Z

    Coach mock up RUSSIA: RZD’s Federal Passenger Co and Transmashholding have unveiled a mock-up of the design concept for the next generation of platskartny dormitory-style third class coaches for long-distance services. This is not the final design, and feedback on the ...

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    Urban news

    Airport rail link ready to roll

    2019-12-03T14:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Rail services to the new Berlin-Brandenburg International airport will begin when the airport finally opens on October 31 2020, DB’s representative for Berlin Alexander Kaczmarek, confirmed on December 2.

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    RhB double-tracking caps successful year

    2019-12-03T14:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Two sections of double track on Rhätische Bahn’s Albula main line are ready to open, RhB Director Renato Fasciati announced on November 29, presenting the highlights of what Chairman Stefan Engler said had been ‘a very successful and at the same time challenging year’.

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    Évora – Elvas cut-off contract awarded

    2019-12-03T10:56:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Road and rail infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal has awarded a contract for construction of a further section of the 80 km Évora – Elvas cut off, which is intended to form the centrepiece of the so-called International South Corridor linking Lisboa to the Spanish border near Badajoz.

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    Łódź cross-city tunnel TBM rolled out

    2019-12-03T05:05:00Z

    POLAND: Herrenknecht has completed the first of two tunnel boring machines that it is supplying to infrastructure manager PKP PLK for the Łódź cross-city tunnel project. The 8·76 m diameter TBM is due to be shipped to Łódź later this month, and would be used to ...

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    News

    Battery trains to be tested in Denmark

    2019-11-29T16:52:00Z

    DENMARK: Suppliers are to be invited to test battery-powered trains on regional lines in late 2020 and early 2021, ahead of a potential order which could see battery trains enter passenger service from 2025. Under an agreement between the Ministry of Transport Housing and ...

  • it-lombardia fnm alstom donizetti impression
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    Donizetti trains ordered for Lombardia

    2019-11-29T11:08:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional operator FNM has signed a framework contract with Alstom for the supply of up to 61 electric multiple-units, the supplier announced on November 29. The €194m base order covers the supply of 31 EMUs from Alstom’s Coradia Stream family that will be branded ...

  • Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks.
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    Banedanmark seeks ideas for digitising cable information

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks. The aim is to comply with legislation requiring electrical network owners to digitise their records, and to make it easier for contractors to ...

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    News

    Basel intermodal agreement signed

    2019-11-28T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Deutsche Bahn, the German Federal Asset Authority (Bundeseisenbahnvermögen) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt signed an agreement on November 15 intended to increase the volume of freight moving by rail and water thanks to improvements to rail infrastructure and transhipment and terminal facilities. The agreement covers ...

  • Avanti West Coast liveried train
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast sets out plans for West Coast franchise

    2019-11-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: Avanti West Coast was officially unveiled as the brand name for the new West Coast Partnership franchise on November 27. Joint venture partners FirstGroup and Italian national operator Trenitalia explained that ‘Avanti is Italian for “Forward!” and reflects a mission to deliver an innovative railway ...

  • Duisburger Hafen aerial view (Photo: Duisport)
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    Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: Duisport GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China. ...

  • Spanish high speed trains
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    Three operators awarded Spanish high speed paths

    2019-11-27T16:03:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed infrastructure manager Adif AV has selected three preferred bidders to negotiate 10-year framework agreements enabling them to operate passenger services on the routes from Madrid east to Valencia and Alacant, south to Sevilla and Málaga and north to Barcelona and the French border. ...

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    SNCF selects train connectivity technology supplier

    2019-11-27T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has selected Klas Telecom and its local partner Seolane Innovation for a contract to provide LTE train-to-ground communications to support operational and passenger connectivity services. The first deployment of the supplier’s TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform will support CCTV onboard regional trains, with passenger ...

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    Arup to review the case for hydrogen trains

    2019-11-26T16:32:00Z

    UK: The Rail Safety Standards Board has appointed Arup to develop a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains. This will involve working with manufacturers, regulators, rolling stock owners and operators to establish a high-level operational concept as well as to identify hazards and ...

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    Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance facility opens

    2019-11-26T15:41:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance depot in the port’s Maasvlakte 2 area was offically inaugurated on November 26. It has been developed by a joint venture of manufacturer Siemens Mobility and leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, and will undertake preventive and corrective maintenance, inspection ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’

    2019-11-26T10:34:00Z

    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look ...

  • UWC articulated gondola car
    News

    Articulated open wagons offer 23% increase in load per unit length

    2019-11-26T05:01:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained federal certification for two designs of articulated open wagon. It said these can increase the load per unit length by 23% compared to conventional designs, providing a significant boost to network efficiency without needing to change the infrastructure to accommodate ...

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    RATP and Getlink target French regional market

    2019-11-25T11:58:00Z

    Photo: Christophe Masse FRANCE: RATP Dev has signed an agreement with Channel Tunnel operator Getlink to establish a joint venture to bid for tendered operating contracts in the forthcoming opening up of the French regional rail market. RATP would have a 55% stake in the ...

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    Nightjet plans mini-capsules for private travellers

    2019-11-25T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB has unveiled the interior designs for the sleeping car and couchette vehicles in its Siemens-built Nightjet overnight trains which are scheduled to enter service from 2022.