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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.

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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 ...

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    DMUs delivered to Manila

    2019-12-12T11:27:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: A ceremony at Manila’s South Harbor on December 11 marked the arrival of two three-car diesel multiple-units, which are to enter service on Philippine National Railways’ routes from FTI station to Tutuban and Malabon from December 16. The DMUs form part of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Haramain launches Jeddah airport service at 300 km/h

    2019-12-11T14:12:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: High speed services to and from Jeddah airport were launched on December 11. The six-track station serving Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport is linked to the 450 km Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah by a 6·6 km branch. This ...

  • 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 ...

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    Grand Central completes £9m fleet refurbishment

    2019-12-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Arriva TrainCare’s Eastleigh site has completed a £9m two-year programme to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of 10 Alstom Class 180 Adelante inter-city DMUs for open access operator Grand Central. The trains have had a full interior refresh, with new seats ...

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    PRASA put into administration

    2019-12-10T09:43:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The interim board of Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa has been dismissed, and the troubled organisation has been put into administration Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced on December 9. ‘The continued decline of the quality of service PRASA provides to the ...

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    Vy Tog wins Bergen – Oslo operating contract

    2019-12-09T15:10:00Z

    NORWAY: National railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet has named Vy Tog as preferred bidder for the Lot 3 Vest operating contract, which covers long-distance passenger services from Bergen to Voss, Myrdal and Oslo, and local services between Bergen and Arna. The winning bidder was announced on December 9. ...

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    Wabtec delivers locomotives to Egypt

    2019-12-06T13:46:00Z

    EGYPT: Wabtec has delivered 10 Evolution Series diesel locomotives to Egyptian National Railways and the Ministry of Transportation. In June 2017 the Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways signed a US$575m letter of intent for the supply of 100 mixed-traffic locomotives from GE, which subsequently ...

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    NS CEO calls for comprehensive high speed network

    2019-12-06T11:53:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘Something is really wrong’ when airlines can offer flights ‘at ridiculous prices’ in Europe, said Roger Van Boxtel, CEO of Dutch national passenger operator NS in the keynote opening session at the World Rail Festival in Amsterdam on December 4. Referring to the UN Climate ...

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    Leo Express to operate trains to Wrocław

    2019-12-06T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator Leo Express signed an agreement with Polish regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on December 5 to run services between Praha and Wrocław, starting on December 20. Leo Express plans to run three trains a week from Praha and two a week in ...

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    Hitachi to supply inter-city trains for Avanti West Coast services

    2019-12-06T10:28:00Z

    UK: First Trenitalia has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply and maintain 23 inter-city trainsets for use on Avanti West Coast services. The contract announced on December 6 is worth £350m. Due to enter service from 2022, the 200 km/h trains to be assembled at ...

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    Leo Express goes multimodal

    2019-12-05T16:24:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Leo Express has launched a pilot first and last mile service by partnering with peer-to-peer car sharing company HoppyGo. The open access operator has become a minority shareholder in HoppyGo and expects to expand the service to destinations in Poland next year.

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    Wien agrees €2bn S-Bahn expansion package

    2019-12-05T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a €2bn package of infrastructure enhancements to expand the capital’s S-Bahn network were unveiled by the Mayor of Wien Michael Ludwig and ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä on December 3.

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    Moment launches on-train entertainment platform

    2019-12-05T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Air and cruise infotainment technology supplier Moment is now offering its multimedia platform for train operators. The platform allows passengers to access a range of services from their electronic devices using wi-fi, without needing connectivity from the train. Operators can provide a custom range ...

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    DB plans Arriva flotation in May

    2019-12-04T16:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn is looking to float its international public transport operating subsidiary Arriva on the stock market next year, CEO Richard Lutz told local media on December 4.