All Passenger articles – Page 7

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    Hefei – Anqing high speed line opened

    2020-12-31T13:30:00Z

    CHINA The 162 km Hefei – Anqing Passenger-Dedicated Line has been opened for revenue service, linking the capital of Anhui province with its second city of Anqing on northern bank of the Yangtse River.

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    Amtrak’s Moynihan Train Hall expands New York Penn Station

    2020-12-31T13:00:00Z

    USA: Amtrak will start to operate out of the converted Moynihan Train Hall from January 1 to boost its passenger handling capacity at New York’s Penn Station, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 28.

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    RegioJet ready to launch Polish sleeper

    2020-12-30T12:12:00Z

    EUROPE: RegioJet has obtained all the approvals needed to launch its planned overnight service between Praha, Kraków and Przemysl, the Czech independent operator confirmed on December 30.

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    Beijing – Xiong’an inter-city railway completed

    2020-12-28T14:50:00Z

    CHINA: The high speed line linking Beijing with the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province was completed on December 27 with the opening of a 91 km extension from Beijing Daxing International Airport.

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    Hospital station to open next year

    2020-12-28T12:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Gødstrup station which Banedanmark is building on the Herning – Holstebro line in western Jylland is nearing completion and on course to open in spring 2021, the infrastructure manager confirmed in December. Intended to serve the hospital now under construction at Gødstrup, 6 km northwest ...

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    Hustopeče u Brna branch electrified

    2020-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Electric trains began running on the 6·7 km branch between Hustopeče u Brna and Šakvice on December 12, enabling the introduction of a direct service S3 linking Hustopeče to Brno in just 35 min. As well as 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, the modernisation ...

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    Hauts-de-France orders more double-deck EMUs

    2020-12-22T16:26:00Z

    FRANCE: Acting on behalf of the Hauts-de-France region, SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €565m firm contract to supply 33 Omneo Regio2N double-deck regional electric multiple-units from its Crespin plant in 2024-25. The order announced on December 22 has been placed under a 2010 framework agreement ...

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    South Link goes electric

    2020-12-22T11:22:00Z

    TAIWAN: Electrification of Taiwan Railways Administration’s 1 067 mm gauge main line network was completed on December 20, when electric trains began running over the South Link between Fangliao and Taitung. Opened in 1992, the 98·2 km line completed the rail ...

  • pl Polregio Lubuskie contract
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    Polregio and Lubuskie voivodship sign 10-year contract

    2020-12-22T11:05:00Z

    POLAND: A 1bn złoty contract for national regional passenger train operator Polregio to continue running services in Lubuskie voivodship for the next 10 years came into effect with the December 13 timetable change. The contract signed on December 3 covers the operation ...

  • Regular train services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change
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    București airport rail link opens

    2020-12-22T09:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Regular services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change on December 12. Trains run every 40 min throughout the day and night, using a 2·95 km double-track branch off CFR’s București – Urziceni line to reach the airport ...

  • ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of € 15·5m.
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    ČD buys Hohenzollernische Landesbahn RegioShuttle railcars

    2020-12-21T16:37:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of €15·5m. Built in 1997, the MAN-powered low-floor single-car DMUs were previously operated by Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs AG’s Hohenzollernische Landesbahn on Zollernalbbahn services 1 and 2, but have now been ...

  • Temporary rules to keep the Channel Tunnel open approved
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    Temporary rules to keep the Channel Tunnel open

    2020-12-17T17:13:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Parliament has approved temporary measures designed to ensure that rail operations through the Channel Tunnel can continue once the Brexit transition period ends on January 1 2021. The European Parliament approved the temporary rules under an urgent procedure on December 17 with 684 ...

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    Integral DMUs extend S28 to Wuppertal

    2020-12-17T14:10:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr has extended its Kaarst – Düsseldorf – Mettmann S-Bahn route S28 to Wuppertal Hbf with effect from the December 13 timetable change. The local service which previously terminated at Mettmann Stadtwald has been extended by around 7 km using a mix of reactivated ...

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    Direct award planned for hydrogen train services

    2020-12-17T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG and the city of Bremen have advance given notice of their intention to directly award a contract for the proposed operation of hydrogen fuel cell trains on service RB33 Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven – Bremervörde – Stade. The authorities said there is ...

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    Västtrafik Zefiro Express EMU completed

    2020-12-16T15:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has completed assembly of the first of 45 three-car Zefiro Express 200 km/h electric multiple-units ordered by Västra Götaland regional transport authority Västtrafik.

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    ČD’s RegioPanter fleet grows further

    2020-12-16T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka firm orders for 48 additional RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz dual-voltage regional EMUs. The orders confirmed on December 11 comprise 19 two-car units with 140 seats, procured ...

  • Finnish Rail and Turku One Hour Train have been established by the government and local authorities to plan two major rail projects.
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    Finnish Rail and Turku One Hour Train companies formed

    2020-12-15T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Companies have been established by the government and local authorities to plan two major rail projects. Suomi-rata Oy, or Finnish Rail, will develop plans for new alignments and additional tracks needed to provide a 1 h journey time on the main corridor between Helsinki ...

  • Trebling of high speed rail travel and doubling of rail freight’s market share are two of the priorities outlined in the European Commission’s Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy
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    Rail to play a key role in EU strategy for ‘green, smart and affordable’ mobility

    2020-12-09T13:53:00Z

    EUROPE: A trebling of high speed rail travel and doubling of rail freight’s market share are two of the priorities outlined in the European Commission’s Sustainable Smart Mobility Strategy, which was unveiled in Brussels by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean on ...

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    Night train strategy should include open access operators, says RegioJet

    2020-12-09T12:03:00Z

    VIEWPOINT: The vision for an expansion of night train services presented by state railways DB, SBB, ÖBB and SNCF should be expanded to include other operators, says Aleš Ondrůj, Director of Communications & Sales at open access operator RegioJet.

  • The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term
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    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services

    2020-12-08T16:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term success. ‘Europe’s leading railways are pooling their ...