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  • CAF Class 197 TfW Set
    Rail Business UK

    Wales & Borders rail franchise taken into public ownership


    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)

    Ohmtalbahn reopening study


    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.

    African Rail Industry Association says reform and regulatory stability will unlock economic growth


    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


    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.

  • JR Central Series 315 impression

    JR Central orders Series 315 commuter EMUs


    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

    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split


    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


    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.

    Ticket gates check body temperature, face masks and reservation status before allowing access to stations


    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

    DB Regio orders Desiro HC and Mireo EMUs


    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 ...

  • Deutsche Bahn passenger in the coronavirus pandemic

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


    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.

    DB Regio retains tilting train contract


    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 ...

  • ALLRAIL said Eurostar’s original Class 373 trainsets dating from the early 1990s could be made available to competitors rather than scrapped.

    Call for Eurostar trains to be made available to support on-rail competition


    EUROPE: The ALLRAIL association of new entrants to the rail market has said any government support which might be offered to Eurostar during the coronavirus pandemic should be accompanied by conditions designed to facilitate cross-Channel competition.

  • es-Avlo trains at Cerro Negro-Mariano Alvaro Navarro

    RENFE’s Avlo high speed service to launch in June


    SPAIN: RENFE’s low-cost high speed service, branded Avlo, is to launch later this year following a delay of more than a year caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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 ...

  • Groningen’s main station

    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 ...