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  • Newag is to supply locos to Akiem (Image: Newag)

    Newag signs its highest value locomotive order


    POLAND: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Newag a contract to supply and maintain 30 Dragon 2 six-axle electric freight locomotives with options for 50 more. Chair of the Newag management board Zbigniew Konieczek said the order signed on November 16 is the largest ...

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    Siemens Mobility acquires central European train protection system supplier HMH


    SLOVAKIA: Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of HMH, which supplies the MIREL legacy national train protection system used in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Siemens Mobility said it is now able to offer a complete train protection portfolio covering Eastern European rail corridors. ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

  • ZSR Tvema track measuring vehicle (1)

    Track measuring train will be able to cover network twice a year


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has acquired a Sever-1435 two-car track monitoring and diagnostic train, which Minister of Transport Pavel Lančarič said will enable the entire network to be inspected twice a year. The 50 m long diesel-powered trainset was built by Russian company TVEMA. It is ...

  • ZSSK Stadler Kiss EMU

    ZSSK unveils first Kiss EMU


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has presented the first of four six-car Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units supplied by Stadler. Unveiled at the Rail Business Days event in Ostrava on June 6, the four EMUs are planned to enter service on the Bratislava – Žilina, Bratislava – Nové ...

  • Prototype refurbished Yosaria Trains sleeping car

    Yosaria Trains acquires ex-DB double-deck sleeping cars


    SLOVAKIA: Yosaria Trains has taken delivery of 35 out-of-use double-deck sleeping cars which were formerly used on Deutsche Bahn CityNightLine services.

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    Electrification contract awarded


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has awarded ELTRA a €216·1m contract to modernise and electrify the 33·5 km Bánovce nad Ondavou – Humenné line east of Košice. The single-track line will be electrified at 3 kV DC with provision for future conversion to 25 kV 50 Hz. ...

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    Leo Express targets significant market share by 2030


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access and public service contract operator Leo Express says it is aiming to gain a ‘significant’ share of the Czech passenger market by 2030, and to launch further services in neighbouring countries. In 2022 its train and coach services in the Czech Republic, ...

  • Slovakian GSM-R contract

    Slovakian main line GSM-R contract signed


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej Republiky has awarded a contract to roll out GSM-R to support ETCS Level 2 on its 329 km main line linking Varín east of Žilina to Košice and Čierna nad Tisou on the Ukrainian border. The €40m turnkey contract has been ...

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    Three Seas high speed network proposed to link Warszawa with Tallinn, Budapest, Praha and Kyiv


    EUROPE: Memoranda of understanding for co-operation on the development of new and enhanced rail links between capital cities in central and eastern Europe, including Kyiv, were signed at the Railway Direction Days 2023 conference in Warszawa.

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    ŽSSK orders more RegioPanter EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ŽSSK has ordered a further five four-car RegioPanter electric multiple-units from a consortium of Škoda Group and ŽOS Trnava.

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    Eastern Europe: War and supply chain turmoil put rail growth at risk


    A deal which closed in January to create a joint venture with Slovenia’s state railway to run the SŽ-Tovorni Promet freight business is the latest in a series of expansionist moves by Czech private operator EP Logistics International. But future growth is under threat as the market outlook worsens, Executive Director Zbigniew Klepacki explains to Nick Kingsley.

  • Tatravagonka InnoTrans 2022

    Non-traditional materials to reduce bogie weights


    SLOVAKIA: The readiness of the rail freight market to accept the use of non‑traditional materials in bogie production is being assessed in Tatravagónka’s Y25LsAL‑C-K bogie project, for which technical and economic feasibility studies are now underway. The wagon manufacturer says weight reductions and the resulting improvements ...

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    Leo Express to take over Bratislava – Komárno services


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport has selected Czech open access operator Leo Express for a PSO contract to operate passenger services on the 95 km Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno line. The contract is intended to run for nine years from December 10 2023, but ...

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    Slovakian EffiShunter contract


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a contract to rebuild 20 Class 742 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locos to the EffiShunter 1000M design, with an option for 20 more. This is CZ Loko’s largest order from Slovakia. The locos will be similar to Class ...

  • ZSSK Tatra Stadler rack EMU

    Rack trainsets enter revenue service


    SLOVAKIA: Five rack-and-adhesion trainsets built by Stadler for ŽSSK’s metre gauge rack railway between Štrba and Štrbské Pleso were formally launched into revenue service on February 16. The event was attended by Boris Kollár, Speaker of the National Council, Slovak Minister of Transport & Construction Andrej ...

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    Metro Report International

    Work underway on Petržalka tram extension


    SLOVAKIA: Work is underway on the development of a new tram line to serve Bratislava’s largest housing estate, with opening anticipated by the end of 2023. Located on the south side of the River Danube, Petržalka is home to more than 100 000 inhabitants. It is ...

  • ZSSK Stadler Kiss EMU impression

    Double-deck EMU contract signed


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has signed a contract for preferred bidder Stadler to supply four six-car Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units for use on regional lines in western and central Slovakia from the end of 2023. The 160 km/h six-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs will be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bratislava orders trams


    SLOVAKIA: Bratislava transport operator DPB has awarded Škoda Transportation two contracts to supply 30 single-ended and 10 double-ended trams for its metre gauge network. The city already operates 30 bidirectional ForCity Smart Plus trams designated Type 30T supplied by Škoda in 2014-15 and 30 unidirectional variants ...

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    ZSSK selects Škoda to supply more regional EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National passenger operator ZSSK has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and ŽOS Trnava a contract to supply a further nine three-car Panter dual-voltage electric multiple-units.