All Passenger articles – Page 8

  • DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 Class 423 and 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services
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    Stuttgart S-Bahn EMU refurbishment contract awarded

    2020-12-08T14:24:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 ET 423 and ET 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services over the past two decades. Operating up to 23 million train-km per year, the fleet carries around 400 000 passengers/day. ...

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    Trenitalia acquires full ownership of Netinera Deutschland

    2020-12-07T09:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Italian state operator Trenitalia has acquired sole control of German regional passenger and freight operator Netinera Deutschland though the €118m purchase of the 49% stake held by Luxembourg-based infrastucture investor Cube Transport.

  • RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car sharing and scooters into one digital platform which would enable the planning of trips in a single app with a single payment.
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    RENFE-as-a-Service aims to attract new passengers

    2020-12-03T12:22:00Z

    SPAIN: Tendering is to begin soon for the development of national train operator RENFE Operadora’s planned ‘RENFE-as-a-Service’ digital platform for planning and purchasing multimodal door-to-door journeys. Expected to launch by the end of 2021, RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car ...

  • Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services.
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    Metrolink operating contract awarded

    2020-12-03T11:35:00Z

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services. Serving the greater Los Angeles region, Metrolink is the USA’s third largest commuter rail network, totalling 650 route-km. Before the pandemic ...

  • The Northeast Corridor is shared by national long-distance operator Amtrak and eight commuter rail agencies.
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    Gardner named Amtrak President in leadership restructuring

    2020-12-02T14:18:00Z

    USA: Stephen Gardner has been appointed President of Amtrak with effect from December 1, reporting to the national passenger operator’s CEO Bill Flynn.

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    Aalborg airport rail link ready to open

    2020-12-02T10:30:00Z

    DENMARK: The rail link to Aalborg Lufthavn will open with the timetable change on December 13, infrastructure manager Banedanmark has confirmed.

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    TMH International to maintain Go-Ahead’s Bayern multiple-units

    2020-12-01T16:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Go-Ahead Deutschland has selected the TMH International subsidiary of Transmashholding to maintain two fleets of electric multiple-units that it will operate in southern Bayern and Baden-Württemberg from December 2021.

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    Leo Express mulls expansion in Germany and multi-system CRRC trainsets

    2020-12-01T09:49:00Z

    EUROPE: With its first Chinese-built Sirius trainsets moving on to a further phase of testing before entering revenue service next year, Czech open access operator Leo Express is now looking at ordering a multi-system variant capable of operating more widely across Europe.

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    Passenger rolling stock: Rail can rise to clean air challenge

    2020-11-30T15:22:00Z

    Policymakers need to support investment in this field to reap wider social, economic and public health benefits even after the Covid-19 crisis subsides, argues Dr Peter Radina of Knorr-Bremse.

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    St Petersburg – Kaliningrad passenger service proposed

    2020-11-27T11:57:00Z

    EUROPE: The possibility of launching a passenger service linking St Petersburg with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on a route running via Latvia has been discussed by national railways RZD and Latvijas Dzelzceļš. ‘Over the past year, Latvijas Dzelzceļš has been paying a lot of attention ...

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    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg

    2020-11-26T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

  • Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals for the supply of single-deck coaches (Photo: Amtrak).
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    Amtrak accelerates infrastructure work amid pandemic losses

    2020-11-24T16:23:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has used the coronavirus-induced collapse in demand for travel to push ahead with a number of infrastructure and investment projects, despite posting a loss of $801m for the financial year to September 30.

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    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing

    2020-11-24T10:22:00Z

    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution ...

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    Stockholm – Berlin night train tickets go on sale

    2020-11-24T09:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021. The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from ...

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    Amtrak and NJ Transit make Penn Station refurbishment progress

    2020-11-24T06:26:00Z

    USA: The modernisation of New York Penn Station has taken another step forward with completion of a refresh of the pre-boarding waiting area for Amtrak passengers and improved access to the NJ Transit concourse.

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    Iarnród Éireann ticketing systems move to SaaS model

    2020-11-21T05:00:00Z

    IRELAND: As part of ongoing ticketing systems support contract, Cubic Transport Systems and partner Sqills have started the migration of Iarnród Éireann’s Sqills S3 Passenger booking, reservation and revenue management software from on-site hosting to a Software-as-a-Service model. ‘By adopting an ongoing upgrade path, Iarnród Éireann ...

  • Luxury train operator Rocky Mountaineer has announced plans to launch a two-day ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ rail journey between Denver in Colorado and Moab in Utah
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    Rocky Mountaineer announces ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ luxury train

    2020-11-20T16:33:00Z

    USA: Luxury train operator Rocky Mountaineer has announced plans to launch a two-day ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ rail journey between Denver in Colorado and Moab in Utah during 2021. Passengers would stay overnight at a hotel in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The new service will be ...

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    Croatian EMU order signed

    2020-11-20T12:01:00Z

    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has awarded Končar KEV a firm order to supply 11 electric multiple-units for Zagreb suburban services and 10 for regional routes The first is to be delivered in autumn 2022, with the last to arrive by ...

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    Karachi Circular Railway section revived

    2020-11-19T17:10:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The long-proposed resumption of services on part of the Karachi Circular Railway was celebrated with an inaugural train on November 19. Pakistan Railways has reinstated a passenger service on an initial 14 km of the 55 km orbital route around the city, with was ...

  • China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainset
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    BST to supply 250 km/h CR300AF trainsets

    2020-11-19T14:58:00Z

    CHINA: China Railway has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 1·6bn yuan contract to supply 14 eight-car CR300AF trainsets by January 2021. The 50:50 joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock was first chosen to supply China Standard high speed ...