All Passenger articles – Page 7

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    Castex agrees to fund Bordeaux – Toulouse high speed line

    2021-04-30T11:47:00Z

    FRANCE: The French government will contribute €4·1bn to help finance the long-planned high speed line between Bordeaux and Toulouse, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on April 28. Toulouse is France’s fourth largest city and the capital of the Occitanie region. It would be the last major ...

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    Provence – Côte d’Azur upgrade funding agreed

    2021-04-28T09:22:00Z

    FRANCE: The government has agreed a €3∙5bn funding package to launch the first two phases of the long-planned upgrade of the route along the Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Nice, including sections of new line.

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    Rail Baltica concept trains inspired by sun, sea and sand

    2021-04-23T10:10:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has produced conceptual images to help inform the public about the type of trains which could link Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with Poland and western Europe using the future standard gauge line. The concepts are intended to inform ...

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    JR Central sets out ¥722bn spending plan to stimulate post-Covid recovery

    2021-04-23T10:06:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Central has unveiled its investment priorities for the 2021-22 financial year, which began on April 1, as it seeks to recalibrate its business for the post-Covid recovery period, when restoring lost ridership will be a key priority.

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    Snälltåget will not bid for Stockholm – Brussels night train contract

    2021-04-22T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator Snälltåget has decided not to bid for the contract to operate the Swedish government’s proposed overnight service between Stockholm, Malmö, Hamburg, Köln and Brussels.

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    Siemens preferred bidder to supply Amtrak with bi-mode trainsets

    2021-04-22T08:32:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has selected Siemens Mobility as preferred bidder to supply a fleet of 83 electro-diesel trainsets for use on medium-distance inter-city services in the Northeast Corridor, the Cascades corridor in the Pacific Northwest and on various state-supported routes.

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    SBB orders 60 double-deck EMUs to increase capacity and accessibility

    2021-04-21T10:33:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 60 Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to provide additional capacity and improve accessibility on its InterRegio long-distance services.

  • Hanseatische Eisenbahn is to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change (Photo: HANS/Johannes Watzke).
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    HANS retains operating contract

    2021-04-21T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Sachsen-Anhalt transport authority NASA and its Berlin-Brandenburg counterpart VBB have awarded Hanseatische Eisenbahn a contract to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change. The contract covers local services RB 34 Stendal – Rathenow and RB33 Stendal –Tangermünde. ...

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    Silver Line access to Dallas/Fort Worth airport agreed

    2021-04-20T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board has approved a payment of $21·5m to Trinity Metro to fund works which will enable the existing TEX Rail station at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B to be used by the future DART Silver Line, which is under ...

  • Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland.
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    Sweden reinstates passenger trains to Finnish border

    2021-04-15T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Passenger services have been reinstated on the 159 km route between Boden and Haparanda on the border with Finland. Regular passenger services on the line had ended in 1992, but have now restarted with Vy Tåg’s Norrtåg subsidiary initially operating two return trains a ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.
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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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’ ...

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    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 ...