All Europe articles – Page 9

  • VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne
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    Stadler opens depot for Rhein-Ruhr fleet

    2019-11-14T15:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne where the manufacturer will maintain 41 Flirt 3XL EMUs which Abellio Rail NRW will operate on S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services from December 15. The 100 000 m² ...

  • Fenniarail locos
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    Finnish open access operator expands fleet

    2019-11-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Open access freight operator Fenniarail has placed a firm order for CZ Loko to supply an EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric loco in 2020, with an option for six more. The Czech manufacturer supplied five similar machines to Fenniarail in 2015 and 2017. The 1 524 ...

  • DHL freight service between China and Germany
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    Faster China to Europe freight service launched

    2019-11-13T11:17:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: In response to growing demand for rail freight services between Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding has launched what it says is be the fastest rail connection between China and Germany. It has also opened three additional Rail Competence Centres at Le Havre, Felixstowe and Genova ...

  • Alstom iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit
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    Rail’s priorities for a European Green Deal

    2019-11-13T09:39:00Z

    EUROPE: Measures to achieve full transport decarbonisation by 2050, encourage modal shift and implement ‘polluter pays’ principles are amongst the measures which the Community of European Railway Infrastructure Companies believes should be included in the European Green Deal that incoming European Commission President Ursula von ...

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    Polish branch line to be reopened

    2019-11-13T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has called tenders for the works required to reopen the 3·5 km out-of-use route between Wieliszew and Zegrze, north of Warszawa. The design and build contract would include track replacement and the installation of electrification and signalling to permit passenger services ...

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    Brussels Midi blockade completed

    2019-11-12T15:41:00Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel has successfully completed a major upgrade to the signalling at Brussels Midi station, as part of a €24m project to prepare for the introduction of ETCS on the cross-city Brussels Junction line. In two blockades over the long weekends of November 1-3 ...

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    Millet AFR resumes wagon manufacturing

    2019-11-12T11:55:00Z

    FRANCE: Manufacturing of new wagons has resumed at the former Arbel-Fauvet-Rail plant in Douai, following the acquisition of the business by wagon leasing group Millet SA, the company confirmed on November 12. Assembly of grain wagons began in October, and the construction of tank wagons is expected to restart in ...

  • Metrans Siemens Vectron locomotive
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    Metrans receives first of 10 Vectron locomotives

    2019-11-12T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: The first of 10 Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotives which Hamburger Hafen Logistik subsidiary Metrans ordered in April was handed over at the operator’s Praha container terminal on November 11. It entered service the following day, hauling a container train from Česká Třebová to ...

  • Turkish train
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    Turkey publishes 2020 rail plan

    2019-11-12T06:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Tenders for the design of new lines as well as the rehabilitation, electrification and resignalling of existing routes, proposals for rail-served logistics centres and the further development of the domestic supply chain are included in a 2020 strategic programme published by the president’s office on November ...

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    Rail Business UK

    City & Guilds Group buys railway training company Intertrain

    2019-11-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: City Guilds Group has acquired Intertrain, which provides more than 300 railway infrastructure training courses and trains more than 22 000 learners and 40 apprentices every year. The courses include Level 2 and 3 engineering apprenticeships, and re-skilling, upskilling and recertifying existing rail ...

  • British Steel supplies 95% of the rails used by Network Rail.
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    Jingye agrees to buy British Steel business

    2019-11-11T16:48:00Z

    UK: China’s Jingye Group has entered into contracts to acquire the business and assets of British Steel Ltd (in liquidation), the Official Receiver and special managers from EY announced on November 11. British Steel supplies 95% of the rails used by Network Rail. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail regions take over project delivery

    2019-11-11T12:18:00Z

    UK: The next phase of Network Rail’s devolution strategy came into force on November 11, when responsibility for capital projects was transferred from the former centralised Infrastructure Projects business to the five geographical regions that were established in June to provide support for the 14 routes responsible ...

  • A train carrying Chinese-made equipment for use in the upgrade of the Beograd – Novi Sad line has arrived in Beograd.
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    China – Serbia service delivers railway equipment

    2019-11-10T05:00:00Z

    Serbia SERBIA: A train with 28 wagons carrying 500 tonnes of Chinese-made equipment for use in the upgrade of the Beograd – Novi Sad line has arrived in Beograd. The equipment had left the Chinese city of Jinan at end of September, travelling 10 ...

  • RENFE is to integrate Karhoo’s taxi booking platform into its ‘RENFE as a Service’ mobile app
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    Front door to destination with RENFE app

    2019-11-08T13:52:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE is to integrate Karhoo’s taxi booking platform into its ‘RENFE as a Service’ mobile app, which is being developed with the aim of enabling passengers to book an end-to-end journey across modes including rail, metro, taxi, private hire vehicle and scooter in a ...

  • Marmaray freight train
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    Transit freight train runs through the Marmaray tunnel

    2019-11-07T13:40:00Z

    TURKEY: A freight service passed through the Marmaray tunnel under the Bosporus between Asia and Europe in Istanbul at 03.30 on the morning of November 7, carrying 42 TEU of electronic goods in transit from China to the Czech Republic. The service organised ...

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    Swiss vote to adopt technical pillar

    2019-11-07T10:17:00Z

    Photo: SBB SWITZERLAND: Changes to the Eisenbahnverordnung national railway regulations to embed the requirements of the technical pillar of the EU’s Fourth Railway Package were formally approved by the Federal Council on November 6. Emphasising that ‘Switzerland has a great interest in ensuring that ...

  • Stuttgart airport rail connection map
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    Stuttgart airport rail connection contract awarded

    2019-11-07T09:05:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded a consortium of Strabag subsidiary Züblin and Max Bögl Group a €500m contract to build a loop from the Stuttgart – Wendlingen – Ulm high speed line which will enable long distance and regional trains serve Stuttgart airport. The 5·3 ...

  • British Steel
    Rail Business UK

    Chinese interest in British Steel bid

    2019-11-07T06:00:00Z

    UK: British Steel has announced that the Official Receiver is holding discussions with a Chinese bidder which is interested in purchasing the whole of the business in a strategic acquisition which would support the development of its operations outside of China. The potential bidder began visits ...

  • Bulgarian freight train.
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    Bulgarian Railways to create stand-alone passenger and freight divisions

    2019-11-06T10:14:00Z

    BULGARIA: A restructuring of national train operator BDZ EAD which will see its passenger and freight divisions become stand-alone joint stock companies has been agreed with the Ministry of Transport, IT Communications. Bulgarian freight train. This follows the government’s ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook completes £250m refinancing

    2019-11-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: Porterbrook has announced the successful refinancing of its £250m public bond, locking in low funding costs 12 months ahead of the bond’s maturity in October 2020. A £100m samurai loan has been raised from a syndicate of four Japanese institutional investors, in what Porterbrook said ...