All Passenger articles – Page 4

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    News

    Discontinuous electrification proposed on Brandenburg regional route

    2021-03-02T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hybrid battery-electric trains could be running on the Berlin – Neuruppin – Wittenberge route by 2028, according to a study undertaken for the District of Ostprignitz-Ruppin by the Innoverse transport consultancy.

  • České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units
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    ČD signs framework contract for 160 Pesa regional DMUs

    2021-03-02T13:34:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units, with a firm order worth almost KC3bn for an initial 33 units. The 120 km/h low-floor DMUs will ...

  • Coradia iLint - Copyright Alstom.Rene Frampe 2
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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking

    2021-03-01T15:48:00Z

    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    News

    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene

    2021-03-01T10:06:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

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    Grand Est concession attracts ‘good response’

    2021-03-01T09:39:00Z

    FRANCE: ‘Between four and 10’ companies or consortia have prequalified for a concession to operate a group of branch lines in the Grand Est region, according to the region’s Vice-President responsible for Transport David Valence.

  • Nightjet coach bodyshell unveiling
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    New fleet to make Nightjet ‘the best option for travelling between major European cities’

    2021-02-23T16:39:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The exterior design and first painted carbody for the fleet of coaches which Siemens Mobility is to supply for Nightjet night train services has been unveiled by Austrian Federal Railways. The couchette vehicles will include ‘mini-suites’ offering more privacy for lone travellers. ...

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    News

    Basel – Binz night train planned

    2021-02-23T09:15:00Z

    GERMANY: Köln-based operator Train4you has opened bookings for an overnight service from southwest Germany to the Baltic beach resort of Binz on the island of Rügen.

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    Metro Report International

    Siemens Mobility to develop Dutch MaaS platform

    2021-02-22T15:11:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The RiVier joint venture of national rail operator NS and urban operators HTM in Den Haag and RET in Rotterdam has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade to develop a country-wide Mobility as a Service platform.

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    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast introduces ITSO-compliant smartcard

    2021-02-22T11:56:00Z

    UK: Following a trial, Avanti West Coast has launched its own smartcard scheme. The cards are intended to offer passengers another way to store tickets as part of an industry-wide move to reduce reliance on traditional paper media.

  • SJ X2000 train at Malmö C station (Photo: SJ/Mats Ek)
    News

    Swedish ticket offices to close

    2021-02-20T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ is to close its remaining travel centres at the main stations in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö from March 1. Customer service staff will instead be deployed around the stations to provide information and assist passengers with using ticket machines, digital purchases and rebooking.

  • Saudi Railway Co freight train.
    News

    Saudi Arabia approves merger of railway companies

    2021-02-19T13:49:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The merger of Saudi Railways Organization and Saudi Railways Company has been formally approved. The combined entity will be responsible for all inter-city railways in the country, and will use the Saudi Railways Company name, abbreviated SAR. The merger and associated legislative ...

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    News

    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 ...

  • Serbian route modernisation
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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 ...

  • nz-te-huia-coaches-exterior
    News

    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 ...