All Europe articles – Page 7

  • Gailtalbahn electrification (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Gailtalbahn electrification goes live

    2019-12-17T12:12:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Electric passenger services on the 31 km Gailtalbahn route between Arnoldstein and Hermagor in southern Kärnten began with the December 15 timetable change. Work to install the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead equipment began in June 2018, as part of a programme to electrify all ...

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    Léman Express launches cross-border operations

    2019-12-16T15:39:00Z

    EUROPE: The Léman Express cross-border suburban network serving Genève and Annemasse began regular operation on December 16, following a formal inauguration on December 12 and a weekend of public celebrations.

  • Siemens Mobility Desiro ML EMU ordered by Alpha Trains for ODEG
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    Desiro Mainline EMUs ordered for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    2019-12-16T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Alpha Trains has ordered seven Siemens Mobility Desiro Mainline electric multiple-units which it will lease to Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn. The EMUs are to be used on Ostseeküste-Ost regional services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Binz/Sassnitz and RE10 Rostock – Stralsund – Züssow, which are being ...

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    Pesa and PKN Orlen to develop hydrogen fuel cell trains

    2019-12-16T14:00:00Z

    POLAND: Rolling stock manufacturer Pesa and energy company PKN Orlen signed a letter of intent to develop hydrogen fuel cell trains on December 12. The agreement covers knowledge exchange and testing, with the aim of developing the technology for commercial use in the freight and passenger ...

  • Recycled carbon fibre bogie
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    Lightweight bogie made from recycled carbon fibre

    2019-12-16T12:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype passenger vehicle bogie made from recycled carbon fibre was unveiled at the Railway Industry Association’s Unlocking Innovation event at the University of Huddersfield on December 10. The bogie is being developed through a two-year programme being undertaken by a consortium of fibre recycling ...

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    ERFA calls for state aid guidelines to be updated

    2019-12-15T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association has called on the new European Commission to modernise the State Aid Guidelines for Railway Undertakings to take into account developments in the 11 years since the current guidelines were created. The organisation which represents new entrants to the freight ...

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    Bombardier to refurbish Regina EMUs

    2019-12-14T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Leasing company AB Transitio has awarded Bombardier Transportation a SKr280m five-year contract for the heavy maintenance and refurbishment of 54 two-car and five three-car Regina regional electric multiple-units. Pre-series refurbishment of the first of the EMUs is expected to be completed by mid-2020, with the ...

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    Rail associations welcome EU Green Deal proposals

    2019-12-13T15:50:00Z

    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have welcomed the transport sector proposals in the EU Green Deal package outlined by new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a plenary session of the European Parliament on December 11.

  • Ingolstadt Audi station
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    Station aims to reduce driving to car factory

    2019-12-13T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A station has been opened with the aim of reducing the use of cars to access the Audi automotive factory in Ingolstadt. ‘The new station is a milestone for public transport in the region and a clear commitment to a ...

  • y Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power
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    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel

    2019-12-13T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

  • 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 ...