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    iLint hydrogen project wins European Railway Award


    EUROPE: Germany’s iLint initiative to put hydrogen fuel cell trains into commercial operation on regional lines in Niedersachsen was named as winner of the 14th European Railway Award during a virtual ceremony on January 25, hosted from Brussels by industry associations UNIFE and CER. According to ...

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    Rail link to Groningen’s Zernike campus studied


    NETHERLANDS: Studies for a rail link to the Zernike educational, research and industrial campus in the north of the city of Groningen have been undertaken by Movares on behalf of the province and municipality. Buses to the campus were become increasingly crowded before the pandemic, with ...

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    JR East says sayonara to Series E4


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has announced that it will withdraw its Series E4 double-deck trains from services on the Joetsu Shinkansen later this year.

  • Costa Rica's national railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight CRRC diesel multiple-units for commuter services around San José.

    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica


    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved ...

  • The first Kočevje-bound passenger train since 1971 departed from Ljubljana station at 12.08 on January 3.

    Passenger services return to Kočevje


    SLOVENIA: Passenger services have resumed on the Ljubljana – Kočevje line after a gap of nearly 50 years, following the completion of a €100m rehabilitation project to facilitate the operation of services to and from the capital The first Kočevje-bound passenger train ...

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    Refurbished Pendolino arrives in Greece


    GREECE: The first of five ETR470 Pendolino trainsets being refurbished for use on Trainose’s flagship Athens – Thessaloniki route has been delivered to Thessaloniki and is expected to enter service in March.

  • Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays
    Rail Business UK

    Touch-enabled displays launched as station poster replacements


    UK: Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays, which are designed to provide an intuitive, resilient and cost-effective way of providing passenger information and interactive multimedia content in all areas of a station. The 50 mm deep TFT displays ...

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    UK government called on to support Eurostar during the pandemic


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has called for financial support of the kind which has been offered to airlines during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that without government funding ‘there is a real risk to the survival of Eurostar and the green gateway to Europe’.

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    France pauses tendering of TET inter-city routes


    FRANCE: Government plans to let concessions to operate the 10 conventional inter-city services for which it remains responsible have been put on hold pending a review of the tendering conditions.

  • Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06.

    Mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways double-deck fleet


    ISRAEL: Bombardier Transportation has begun design work for the US$15m mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ fleet of 143 first generation Twindexx double-deck coaches supplied in 2002-06. The programme will include modernisation of internal and external doors, toilet accessibility improvements and replacement of the passenger information systems ...

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    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved


    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering ...

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    Booking train tickets on Google Maps


    SOUTH KOREA: Technology company Ntuple and national rail operator Korail have expanded the ga-G chatbot service to enable users to book train tickets directly on Google Maps. The interface is available in Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, and is intended to make it easier for ...

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    Bengaluru Airport station inaugurated


    INDIA: A station was opened on January 4 to serve Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport. First proposed to the Karnataka state government in 2014, the station has been built by airport authority BIAL on Indian Railways’ existing Yeshwantpura – Devanahalli – Chickballapura ...

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    In depth

    Catering: Making the customers smile again


    Roger Williams, Chairman of International Rail Catering Group, shares his view on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on rail catering and strategies to recover customer confidence.

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    Low-temperature Fuxing high speed train to serve Harbin


    CHINA: A winterised variant of the Fuxing China Standard high speed train family has been developed for use on 350 km/h services linking Beijing with Shenyang and Harbin in the northern province of Heilongjiang. The southernmost section of the 698·3 km Beijing – Shenyang Passenger-Dedicated ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Design changes make EMR’s Aurora a new Hitachi product


    UK:  East Midlands Railway has released final details of the interiors of its future Hitachi Class 810 Aurora inter-city trainsets, which although derived from existing Class 80x designs are now being seen as a new product.

  • The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz electrification works and the subsequent transition to electric operation using a fleet of Stadler Kiss electric multiple-units.

    Caltrain operating contract extended to support electrification programme


    USA: The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board has awarded Herzog subsidiary TransitAmerica Services a five-year extension to its current contract to operate Caltrain commuter services, which link San Francisco with San Jose. The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz ...

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    Policy: Passenger rail in the age of coronavirus


    The rail sector continues to grapple with the implications of a drastic drop in ridership and the need to deploy extensive Covid-19 mitigation measures. However, the passenger experience is not uniform around the world: Mike Bent presents a snapshot of reports from Japan, Spain and Poland.

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    High speed network reaches Ningxia


    CHINA: High speed trains have begun serving the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China, following the inauguration of the 617 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Yinchuan and Xi’an . Under construction since 2015, the 18-station line has been built at a total cost of 80·5bn ...

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    Rs38tr investment envisaged in National Rail Plan


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has begun consultation on its National Rail Plan, intended to shape the evolution of Indian Railways up to 2050.