All Passenger articles – Page 2

  • There are three FlixTrain services already running in Germany.
    News

    FlixTrain prepares to launch in Sweden

    2021-04-14T16:18:00Z

    SWEDEN: Open access operator FlixMobility has opened ticket bookings for its first rail service in Sweden, with services between Stockholm and Göteborg expected to start from May 6, a year later than originally anticipated.

  • fr Paris RER Line B Mi79 Bourg La Reine (Niran91, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
    News

    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order

    2021-04-14T12:52:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

  • Sun Group train agreement signing
    News

    Turkey’s first private passenger service to target Japanese visitors

    2021-04-14T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: A license has been granted for the operation of the first regular private passenger train service in Turkey, a luxury night train which will operate between Istanbul and the Cappadocia region tourist destination. The service will be operated by a joint venture of Japan’s ...

  • TravelSpace wireframe 1
    Rail Business UK

    TravelSpace app aims to help get passengers back on the trains

    2021-04-13T11:29:00Z

    UK: Beta test partners are being sought for live trials of the TravelSpace app, which aims to use up-to-date passenger loading data to help passengers find the least busy trains and assist operators in managing capacity to facilitate social distancing. The app can also be ...

  • RegioJet Traxx locomotive
    News

    RegioJet wins tendered operating contract

    2021-04-13T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ministry of Transport has selected RegioJet for a contract for to operate R23 fast passenger services on the 135 km electrified line between Kolín and Ústí nad Labem-západ. The contract announced on March 30 runs for eight years from the December 2021 ...

  • DSB Alstom Coradia Stream EMU impression
    News

    Alstom selected for ‘milestone’ Danish electric train contract

    2021-04-12T14:53:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has named Alstom as the winner of a contract to supply at least 100 electric multiple-units in 2024-29, saying the order marks an important milestone in the transition to more climate-friendly and sustainable public transport. Formal ...

  • České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.
    News

    ČD orders 230 km/h push-pull trainsets

    2021-04-12T14:49:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy has selected a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to supply new rolling stock for its inter-city and international services.

  • PKP Intercity Stadler Flirt
    News

    PKP Intercity Flirt on test

    2021-04-09T09:45:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 12 Flirt electric trainsets ordered by PKP Intercity is now undergoing type approval trials at the Railway Institute test track in Żmigród, having passed static and dynamic testing at Stadler’s factory in Siedlce. The 1·015bn złoty contract signed by PKP Intercity ...

  • Translink NI Railways Enterprise (1)
    News

    Cross-border Irish rail review to study sustainable expansion

    2021-04-08T16:13:00Z

    EUROPE: A Strategic Rail Review is to be commissioned to examine the potential for enhancing and expanding the island of Ireland’s rail networks , the republic’s Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon have announced. The ‘all-island’ ...

  • GW Train Regio DMU depot
    News

    GW Train Regio to operate Šumava mountain routes

    2021-04-08T14:09:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Plzeň regional authority has awarded GW Train Regio a contract for the operation of local passenger services on two lines in the Šumava mountains totalling 99 route-km. The private operator beat a bid from state-owned incumbent ČD. The public service obligation contract ...

  • European Sleeper route map of planned night train service
    News

    Night train to connect Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Praha

    2021-04-06T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: Plans to launch a Praha – Dresden – Berlin – Amsterdam – Brussels night train services have been unveiled by established Czech independent operator RegioJet and newly-formed Dutch overnight train co-operative European Sleeper. Applications for paths are to be submitted shortly, with the aim ...

  • tw-accident-train-official
    News

    Worksite safety in spotlight after fatal collision

    2021-04-06T09:49:00Z

    TAIWAN: Investigations have started into the management of engineering work following a fatal collision on Taiwan Railway Administration’s East Coast line north of Hualien on the morning of April 2.

  • Whoosh.RTI.10.02.2021
    Rail Business UK

    Using QR codes to provide bespoke real-time journey information

    2021-04-05T08:00:00Z

    UK: Passenger entertainment and contact technology company Whoosh is working with train operators to test a Real-Time Journey Dashboard designed to enhance the provision of bespoke live information throughout a rail journey. Passengers scan a unique at-seat QR code to access the dashboard which provides ...

  • LTG Link
    News

    A ticketing platform so passengers don’t need to think

    2021-04-03T05:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: National passenger operator LTG Link has awarded Estonian company Turnit a €7m contract to migrate its ticket sales to the Turnit Ride cloud-based platform by the end of this year. This will include the roll-out of a mobile app for ticket purchases. The aim ...

  • Seikan tunnel portal (Photo: Bmazerolles/CC BY-SA 4.0)
    News

    Seikan tunnel Shinkansen speed-up saves 3 min

    2021-04-01T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Selected Shinkansen services through the twin-track 53∙9 km Seikan Tunnel between Honshu and Hokkaido will be permitted to run at 210 km/h during the May 3-6 ‘Golden Week’ holiday period, saving 3 min on the trip between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.

  • Keolis is to operate Virginia Railway Express services for a further five years.
    News

    Virginia finalises 10-year passenger rail investment programme

    2021-03-31T12:11:00Z

    USA: Plans to deliver a significant expansion of passenger rail services in the Commonwealth of Virginia took a step forward on March 30 with confirmation that agreement had been reached between the state government, CSX Corp, Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express.

  • RENFE EMU (Photo: Marc Pascual/Pixabay)
    News

    RENFE sees Covid-19 recovery

    2021-03-31T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger traffic on the national rail network has recovered to around 50% of pre-pandemic levels, RENFE Present Isaías Táboas has reported, adding that RENFE is anticipating that the figure would reach 70% by the end of 2021. Citing operations in Andalucía as an example, ...

  • LNVG has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Bentheimer Eisenbahn a contract to contiune operating the RB56 Regiopa Express service
    News

    Bentheimer Eisenbahn awarded 15-year contract to operate revived passenger service

    2021-03-31T09:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Bentheimer Eisenbahn a contract to contiune operating the RB56 Regiopa Express service on the Bad Bentheim – Nordhorn – Neuenhaus route for 15 years from December 12 2021. ‘We are ...

  • tn eu-tgv-ice-brussels-midi1 05
    News

    International rail travel revival endorsed by European stakeholders

    2021-03-30T11:24:00Z

    EUROPE: Stakeholders from across the rail sector have endorsed political proposals for the revitalisation and expansion of international passenger services, and committed to assist with future development to make rail ‘the preferred mode’ for international travel.

  • EUYor_Hop
    News

    Year of Rail must focus on modal shift

    2021-03-30T08:30:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘We need to have a medium and long-term vision for rail’, emphasised Portugal’s Minister for Infrastructure & Housing Pedro Nuno Santos on March 29, officially launching the European Union Year of Rail with a virtual conference hosted from Lisboa.