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Hitachi Rail awarded TGV cab signalling contract
FRANCE: National operator SNCF has awarded Hitachi Rail a framework agreement to supply dual ERTMS/TVM onboard signalling equipment for its high speed train fleets, including the future Alstom TGV M trainsets.
Plasser & Theurer unveils ÖBB electric maintenance vehicles
AUSTRIA: The first of 56 electric-battery modular maintenance vehicles ordered by Austrian Federal Railways has been unveiled at Plasser & Theurer’s factory in Linz.
Italian ERTMS support scheme approved
ITALY: A €300m scheme to provide direct government grants for the acquisition and installation of ETCS onboard equipment has been approved by the European Commission under EU state aid rules.
Praha catches up with Leipzig as tramway extension opened
CZECH REPUBLIC. ‘The tram network has been extended to 146 km and we have caught up with Leipzig’, said Jan Šurovský, Technical Director of Praha transport operator DPP, when services began on the latest section of line to be built.
Fret SNCF to be wound up as deal sought with European Commission
FRANCE: State support for France’s rail freight operators will rise to €200m a year from 2025 while €4bn will be invested in related projects in 2023-32. The French government meanwhile is proposing radical changes to the state-owned rail freight sector to avoid punitive action by the European Commission, writes Jérémie Anne.
European Sleeper begins operations with Berlin – Brussels night train
EUROPE: Night train start-up European Sleeper has begun passenger operations, providing an overnight rail connection between Brussels and Berlin for the first time since 2008.
Vantaa votes to proceed with tram plan
Cross-border local train service proposed in the Basque Country
Contract signed for ‘ambitious and innovative’ Cluj-Napoca automated metro
Metre-gauge line to be modernised
Electrification contract awarded
Paris suburban services show real-time occupancy
Airport link maintenance contract extended
Leo Express targets significant market share by 2030
Contract let to build first section of Salerno – Reggio Calabria high speed line
Metro train contract cancelled because of international sanctions
RENFE to provide third party access to travel data
SBB consults on second Zürich – Winterthur route
Bergamo tramway T2 design and build contractor selected
Pomorskie voivodship orders bi-mode multiple-units
More Palermo – Catania route modernisation contracts let
Retail group offers staff discounted Deutschlandticket
SUMO wrestles with rising transport operating costs
Russian company launches domestic production of disc brakes