All Europe articles – Page 8

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    Rail Business UK

    TransPennine Express launches Nova fleet

    2019-11-25T10:11:00Z

    UK: Marking the completion of a £500m investment programme, TransPennine Express formally launched its new fleet of 44 Nova trainsets with an event at Liverpool Lime Street station on November 22. Working with different leasing companies and manufacturers, the FirstGroup-operated franchise has procured three builds of ...

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    News

    Favourable opinion on Firenze high speed tunnel

    2019-11-22T12:49:00Z

    The tunnel will significantly reduce travel times by avoiding the need for trains to reverse at the existing Santa Maria Novella terminus. ITALY: A cost:benefit analysis has come out in favour of continuing with the project to build 7 km twin-bore high speed rail tunnel and ...

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    News

    Siemens rolls out new Turkish Velaro

    2019-11-22T12:28:00Z

    TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13. Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in ...

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    News

    Praha ETCS programme launched

    2019-11-22T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A programme to install ETCS Level 2 on routes around Praha was launched by infrastructure manager SŽDC and signalling contractor AŽD Praha on November 5. The project is costed at KC327·7m, with 42% to be funded from European Union sources. The project is ...

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    News

    New ERFA President calls for a ‘truly European and competitive’ freight market

    2019-11-22T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: BLS Cargo CEO Dirk Stahl was elected as President of the European Rail Freight Association at its board meeting on November 20. Maciej Gladyga, director of Poland’s Land Transport Chamber of Commerce, was elected as Vice-President of the organisation which represents new entrants to the freight ...

  • Danish train (Photo Jens Hasse/Chili Foto).
    News

    Danish parliament approves Vestfyn fast line

    2019-11-21T10:51:00Z

    DENMARK: A law granting the Minister of Transport legal powers to build a 35 km line suitable for 250 km/h operation between Odense Vest and Kauslunde on the island of Fyn was approved by parliament on November 21. The double-track electrified Vestfyn line would be 4 ...

  • Young Rail Professionals
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Industry Ambassadors wanted

    2019-11-20T14:32:00Z

    UK: The Young Rail Professionals networking and educational association is recruiting volunteer Rail Industry Ambassadors to visit schools, colleges, universities and career fairs to raise awareness of the ‘fantastic’ career opportunities available within the rail industry. Ambassadors are sought from all levels of the industry, from ...

  • DB Regio has formally awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply seven Miro electric multiple-units for use on services from Karlsruhe to Bruchsal, Heidelberg and Mannheim
    News

    DB Regio places Mireo order

    2019-11-20T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has formally awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply seven Miro electric multiple-units for use on services from Karlsruhe to Bruchsal, Heidelberg and Mannheim which it is to operate as part of the Netz 7b operating contract. The three-car units with more than ...

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    News

    Alpha Trains raises green financing

    2019-11-20T05:00:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains has refinanced some of its existing bank debt and secured further bank funds with a total volume of over €500m, as well as raising an additional €200m through a US private placement. This includes €140m of green bank financing, which ...

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    News

    Doll to leave DB as Arriva sale falters

    2019-11-19T12:35:00Z

    Photo: Deutsche Bahn AG/Pablo Castagnola GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced that Alexander Doll, Board Member for Finance, Freight Traffic Logistics, will leave the business on December 31. Doll’s departure was agreed on November 18 at an extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board. A new ...

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    News

    SBB awards ETCS maintenance contract

    2019-11-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Alstom a €25m contract to maintain its ETCS onboard equipment for 10 years with an option for three more. This extends a contract which had been awarded when the equipment was fitted in 2003-08. It includes logistics management for repair ...

  • An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics.
    News

    Agreement to increase exports of Russian food to China by rail

    2019-11-19T07:00:00Z

    ASIA: An agreement for the joint development of rail services to deliver Russian food products to China has been signed by RZD Logistics and YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics. The companies plan to expand the geographic range of the existing Agroexpress service, with a series of shipments ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Opinsta develops custom apps for Virgin Trains

    2019-11-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: Opinsta has worked with Virgin Trains to develop a defect reporting app which front line staff can use to log any technical problems with the Alstom Pendolino and Bombardier Transportation Voyager trainsets for review by maintenance teams and asset management systems. The app also provides ...

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    News

    First order for Vectron Dual Mode brings 'the best of two worlds'

    2019-11-18T16:09:00Z

    GERMANY: Railsystems RP has become the first customer for Siemens Mobility’s Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotive, with an order announced on November 18 for two to be delivered at the end of 2020. Announced at InnoTrans 2018 and unveiled at the manufacturer’s München-Allach plant in March ...

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    News

    Italo signs ‘largest ever’ green loan for transport

    2019-11-18T14:22:00Z

    ITALY: Open access high speed train operator Italo has signed a €1·1bn syndicated loan, which CEO Gianbattista La Rocca said was the world’s largest green loan in the transport sector. The proceeds will be used to refinance €900m of existing green investments on better terms, and ...

  • South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra EMU
    Rail Business UK

    South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra suburban EMU unveiled

    2019-11-18T13:33:00Z

    ‘The new Class 701 trains will transform journeys for our customers with benefits including onboard wi-fi, at-seat charging points, real-time information screens, air-conditioning, wide gangways and wide doors to improve the ease of boarding and alighting’, said SWR Engineering Director Neil Drury.

  • UWC tank wagon for molten sulphur
    News

    Gazpromtrans orders molten sulphur wagons

    2019-11-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Gazprom subsidiary Gazpromtrans has awarded United Wagon a contract to supply a further 120 tank wagons for the transport of molten sulphur. The latest firm order announced on October 29 follows from a contract for 60 which was agreed in August, taking the total value ...

  • CAF trainset for the Schönbuchbahn
    Urban news

    Masats supplies doors for Schönbuchbahn light rail vehicles

    2019-11-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Masats is supplying sliding plug doors for the nine three-car lightweight electric trainsets which fellow Spanish company CAF is building as part of the project to modernise the 17 km Schönbuchbahn near Stuttgart as a light rail route. Masats will also support the maintenance of ...

  • China to Germany freight service at Mukran (3)
    News

    Rail and sea from China to Germany with a single waybill

    2019-11-15T16:03:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Containers of consumer and industrial goods which had left Xi’an on November 1 bound for Hamburg arrived at the Mukran ferry terminal on Germany’s Baltic Sea island of Rügen on November 12, having travelled by rail to Baltysk in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave and then by sea. ...

  • Alstom Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-unit.
    News

    DB Regio orders EMUs for Karlsruhe services

    2019-11-15T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €120m contract to supply 19 Coradia Continental regional electric multiple-units. They are to be used on services from Karlsruhe to Heilbronn, Achern, Freudenstadt and Herrenberg which DB Regio is to operate from December 2022 under the 13-year Netz 7b contract ...