All Passenger articles – Page 11

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    Introduction of Dutch services postponed

    2021-02-18T12:31:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has postponed by at least a year its plans to introduce a fast IC Direct service from the southwest to the northeast of the country via Rotterdam Central, Amsterdam Zuid and Almere. The service had been expected to launch in ...

  • SNCF night train refurbishment
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    French night train network renaissance

    2021-02-17T12:08:00Z

    FRANCE: Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari has said his ambition is ‘to have about 10 overnight train services in 2030’. Speaking to Le Parisien after visiting the technicentre at Périgueux with SNCF President Jean-Pierre Farandou to see the first of 60 couchette coaches that ...

  • Andreas Vogler Studio is to undertake study into the use of autonomous trains in Bayern
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    Automation of rural branch line trains to be studied

    2021-02-17T11:40:00Z

    GERMANY: A study into the potential automation of rural passenger train services has been awarded funding, with a branch line in Oberfranken selected for testing.

  • Pilatus Bahnen new railcar
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    Steepest rack railway launches modernisation programme

    2021-02-16T09:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The world’s steepest rack railway is to introduce new rolling stock and modernise its stations to enable an increase in services. Pilatus Bahnen has ordered eight passenger railcars and a freight vehicle for its 800 mm gauge line, which uses the Locher rack system ...

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    Serbia calls tenders for 200 km/h EMUs

    2021-02-15T10:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The Ministry of Construction, Transport Infrastructure has called tenders for the supply of three 200 km/h electric trainsets for use on the Beograd - Novi Sad - Subotica route. The trainsets are required to be around 100 m long with a minimum ...

  • The Inclusive Passenger Experience centre would focus on topics such as inclusive design, digital connectivity, future passenger preferences, and demand and performance metrics
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger Experience and Economics, Policy & Operations rail research centres planned

    2021-02-15T09:00:00Z

    UK: The UK Rail Research Innovation Network has called on academic institutions to express interest in establishing two centres of excellence. The Inclusive Passenger Experience centre would focus on topics such as inclusive design, digital connectivity, future passenger preferences, and demand and performance ...

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    Hamilton – Auckland connector is ready to roll

    2021-02-11T11:25:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The long-planned regional passenger service connecting Hamilton and Auckland will launch on April 6, Waikato Regional Council announced on February 10.

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    Rail Business UK

    Grand Union’s London – Cardiff open access plan rejected

    2021-02-10T17:29:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road has rejected Grand Union Trains Ltd’s application to introduce an open access passenger service between London Paddington and Cardiff Central. Grand Union had hoped to operate seven return services a day from December 2021 using Class 91 ...

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    Westbahn cutbacks in prospect as public service contract ends

    2021-02-10T08:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: More than half of Westbahn’s inter-city passenger services between Wien and Salzburg may be withdrawn within the next few days, unless agreement is reached to continue the interim support provided by the government for operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Affecting both Austrian Federal Railways ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Wales & Borders rail franchise taken into public ownership

    2021-02-08T09:22:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government took Wales & Borders passenger services into public ownership on February 7, insisting that the move which had been announced in October would provide longer-term financial stability to ‘protect services, safeguard jobs and deliver infrastructure improvements in light of the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.’

  • Ohmtalbahn study agreement (Photo: Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf)
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    Ohmtalbahn reopening study

    2021-02-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Marburg-Biedenkopf local authority has commissioned consultancy Ederlog to study the potential reopening of the Ohmtalbahn.

  • A train carrying SNCC management and other guests reached Dilolo on August 11.
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    African Rail Industry Association says reform and regulatory stability will unlock economic growth

    2021-02-04T14:42:00Z

    A 422 km section of the former Benguela Railway in northwestern DR Congo was reactivated in 2016 following extensive refurbishment. AFRICA: The independent RailRoad Association of South Africa has rebranded itself as the African Rail Industry Association, positioning itself to play a greater role in revitalising ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Franchise termination negotiations run on past deadline

    2021-02-03T18:09:00Z

    UK: Negotiations over the termination of passenger franchise contracts are proving difficult, with some payments yet to be agreed and direct awards still being discussed.

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    JR Central orders Series 315 commuter EMUs

    2021-02-03T12:38:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Central has awarded Nippon Sharyo a contract to supply 65 Series 315 suburban electric multiple-units. The order announced on January 29 covers a total of 23 eight-car and 42 four-car units to be delivered in 2021-25. They will mostly be used on local commuter ...

  • RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia
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    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split

    2021-02-02T12:11:00Z

    EUROPE: RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia, building on the success of the Praha – Rijeka service which was launched last year and carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains. ...

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    Metro Report International

    DSB awards S-bane automation consultancy contract

    2021-02-02T06:00:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected a joint venture of international consultants to assist with the automation of the København S-bane network.

  • Indra has integrated body temperature measurement, face mask control and QR code ticket reservation validation into an initial 350 station ticket gates in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.
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    Ticket gates check body temperature, face masks and reservation status before allowing access to stations

    2021-02-01T14:30:00Z

    ARGENTINA: As part of Trenes Argentinos’ coronavirus measures, Indra has integrated body temperature measurement, face mask control and QR code ticket reservation validation into an initial 350 station ticket gates in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. Access is prevented when a ...

  • DB Regio Siemens Mobility Desiro HC and Mireo impression
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    DB Regio orders Desiro HC and Mireo EMUs

    2021-01-29T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio Bayern has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 Desiro HC electric multiple-units and six Mireo units for use on Donau-Isar regional passenger services from the December 2024 timetable change. Last year Bayern railway agency BEG awarded DB Regio the contract ...

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    EU railway revenue down €26bn owing to Covid-19 crisis

    2021-01-28T11:33:00Z

    EUROPE: Railways in the European Union lost a total of €26bn in revenue in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data collected by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies.

  • The Land said a direct award was justified as a market survey had found that only DB Regio had access to suitable vehicles.
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    DB Regio retains tilting train contract

    2021-01-27T14:27:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Thüringen and a group of local transport authorities have awarded incumbent DB Regio a contract to continue to operate regional passenger services using tilting trainsets from the end of the current agreement on December 12 2021 until December 9 2028. The ...