All Passenger articles – Page 6

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    Autonomous train begins GoA2 testing

    2021-05-20T09:41:00Z

    FRANCE: Test running with an automated train in attended ATO mode is underway in northern France as the latest phase of a pan-industry programme to develop autonomous trains for regional passenger services.

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    Operating contract tender cancelled after incumbent submits only bid

    2021-05-20T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport has cancelled a public tender for the operation of passenger services on the 95 km Bratislava – Komárno line, after the only bidder was national passenger operator ZSSK which offered a price that far exceeded the ministry’s expectations. A direct award ...

  • Replacing ‘a quarter-century of fragmentation’ with ‘single, accountable national leadership’ is at the core of the government’s Williams-Shapps Plan for reform of the railways in Great Britain,
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    Great British Railways to provide ‘united, accountable leadership’ for the rail sector

    2021-05-19T21:32:00Z

    UK: Replacing ‘a quarter-century of fragmentation’ with ‘single, accountable national leadership’ is at the core of the government’s Williams-Shapps Plan for reform of the railways in Great Britain, with passenger services to be provided by private sector concessionaires under contract to a new public body Great British ...

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    Victoria to buy updated X’Trapolis EMUs

    2021-05-19T10:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has announced plans to order 25 X’Trapolis 2.0 electric multiple-units from Alstom to continue the renewal of the Melbourne suburban fleet.

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    Agilis awarded expanded Regensburg/Donautal operating contract

    2021-05-19T09:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has awarded incumbent Agilis the next contract to operate Regensburg/Donautal passenger services. The contract covering the Ulm – Ingolstadt – Regensburg and Neumarkt – Regensburg – Plattling routes will run for 14 years from December 2022. It will see an ...

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    First MIKA trainsets enter service

    2021-05-19T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: BLS has put the first of its Stadler MIKA electric multiple-units into revenue service on the Bern – Neuchâtel route. Stadler was named preferred bidder for the operator’s largest-ever rolling stock contract in May 2017, beating a rival offer from Bombardier Transportation. Two orders ...

  • Federal railway authority EBA has approved the operation of ICE4 high-speed trains with ETCS.
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    TEE 2.0 Letter of Intent signed at third Rail Summit

    2021-05-18T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Agreement to take forward plans for a European network of high speed day and overnight inter-city services was reached on May 17 when European transport ministers signed a Letter of Intent for the Trans-Europ-Express 2.0 programme at the third Rail Summit staged by Germany’s Federal Ministry ...

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    Via Vindobona deal promises 4 h Berlin – Wien timing

    2021-05-17T14:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Plans for a dramatic acceleration of inter-city passenger services between the capital cities of Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria were outlined at the third German Rail Summit held virtually on May 17. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer highlighted plans agreed by the three countries ...

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    Minho line electrification completed

    2021-05-14T15:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has completed the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of its Minho line between Viana do Castelo and Valença in the far north of the country.

  • FirstGroup has reached agreement with the Department for Transport on the fee payable for termination of the TransPennine Express franchise (Photo: Tony Miles).
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    FirstGroup agrees £6m termination fee for TransPennine Express

    2021-05-12T09:44:00Z

    UK: FirstGroup plc announced on May 11 that it had reached agreement with the Department for Transport on the fee payable for termination of the TransPennine Express franchise. The move is part of the process agreed with DfT as the Covid-19 pandemic saw operators moving ...

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    DOT backs return of Gulf Coast passenger trains

    2021-05-11T17:31:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has endorsed efforts to revive inter-city passenger train services on the Gulf Coast route east of New Orleans, which were suspended following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Writing to the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board Martin Oberman on May 10, ...

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    FlixTrain to launch new routes and night trains

    2021-05-11T14:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Having launched its first FlixTrain services in Sweden on May 6, FlixMobility announced on May 11 that it intends to launch two additional inter-city routes in Germany over the coming months, as part of an expansion programme aiming to double the number of open access services.

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    Connecting Europe Express to tour 26 countries in 36 days

    2021-05-10T10:07:00Z

    EUROPE: Marking Europe Day on May 9 and the EU Year of Rail, the European Commission has confirmed the programme for its Connecting Europe Express exhibition train. Intended to demonstrate ‘the power of rail to connect people and businesses’, the project will also celebrate the cultural, economic ...

  • gb People wearing face coverings at Manchester Piccadilly station during the coronavirus pandemic
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    Zipabout shows passengers their last mile options

    2021-05-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: A last mile feature has been added to the Rail Delivery Group’s National Rail ‘Alert Me by Messenger’ function, which uses Facebook’s messaging platform to provide passengers with alternative routes to help maintain social distancing if their journey is predicted to be busy or disrupted. ...

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    New Zealand’s 10-year Rail Plan prioritises resilience and reliability

    2021-05-07T16:03:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has published a 10-year Rail Plan, setting out its ambitions for a ‘resilient and reliable’ rail network and outlining its investment priorities. The plan does not provide a definitive list of investments or funding commitments, but is intended as a sign ...

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    NI Railways targets zero emissions by 2040

    2021-05-07T05:05:00Z

    UK: Translink is to assess the options for procuring zero-emission trains in support of its recently published Climate Positive Strategy, which sets out an ‘ambitious’ target to achieve a 50% reduction in train, bus and building emissions by 2030, net zero emissions by 2040 and to ...

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    Pandemic brings ‘bleak’ first quarter for European railways

    2021-05-06T13:48:00Z

    EUROPE: The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a heavy impact across the rail sector, according to the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker.

  • Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has authorised investment of €25m in a project to introduce hydrogen fuel cell trains in the Land of Brandenburg.
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    Hydrogen trains for the Heidekrautbahn

    2021-05-06T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has authorised investment of €25m in a project to introduce hydrogen fuel cell trains in the Land of Brandenburg. Announcing the grant at Basdorf station on the Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn on May 3, Scheuer said this would be ‘a giant step ...

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    Regulations agreed for Luxembourg Protocol rolling stock registry

    2021-05-03T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Draft regulations have been approved outlining the operation of the international rolling stock registry that is being established under the Luxembourg Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. The regulations have been drawn up by a Preparatory Commission which ...

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    Le Train eyes Arcachon – La Rochelle TGVs

    2021-04-30T13:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Taking advantage of the forthcoming liberalisation of domestic passenger services, open access operator Le Train has applied to transport regulation authority ART for powers to run regional high speed services in the southwest. Envisaged as the first private high speed operator in France, evoking parallels ...