DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Teleste a framework contract for the supply of up to 4 500 outdoor TFT LCD displays as part of work to enhance passenger information provision at stations.
FINLAND: VR Transpoint has begun regular operation of 7 000 tonne trains carrying Russian transit freight to the port of Hamina. The 1 km long trains with 80 wagons and the capacity of 92 lorries have been branded Mörkö, meaning a giant monster or ogre from fairy tales.
UK: A customisable online training tool is being developed by 3D Repo, Freeform and HS2 contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci JV to replace generic videos and presentations with live walkthroughs of site-specific 4D visualisations based on existing BIM models.
DENMARK: DSB has decided to increase the capacity of the eight Talgo trainsets it has ordered for use on services to Hamburg. The national passenger operator said international ticket sales were increasing before the pandemic, and this would help to meet growing demand for more climate-friendly transport.
ITALY: Following the confirmation of funding from the Lombardia region, FNM Group’s Ferrovienord has awarded Alstom a €125m firm order to supply a further 20 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units from June 2023 for use on Milano – Sondrio – Tirano services.