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“Digitalisation is a very challenging topic for the railway sector, but I think it can ultimately revolutionise the sector,” Johannes Neuhold from the Graz University of Technology argues. “The key point is to take the crucial information out of the data.” Neuhold thinks that it is vital to discuss any steps taken towards digitalisation in the railway sector. “We as a...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof

Bitcoin sales becomes regular service SBB

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) started the sale of Bitcoin as a pilot project two years ago and as of Thursday, it has become a regular service. About 6,000 customers buy the cryptocurrency at SBB ticket...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Westbahn to return to German railway market

Austrian open access rail operator Westbahn will return to the German market after a five-year break. The company intends to launch an international train from Vienna to Munich in April 2019. The service will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ukraine develops its first tram-train service

The authorities of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv are planning to launch the first tram-train service in the country. The new mode of transport will connect several densely populated parts of the city via both rail and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

SNCF to sell its bus subsidiary to BlaBlaCar

French national railway company SNCF is planning to sell its bus subsidiary Ouibus for 101 million Euros. The France-based online carpooling startup BlaBlaCar is most likely to become the new owner, intending to launch its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Bombardier to deliver 33 Traxx locomotives to Akiem

Worldwide rolling stock manufacturer Bombardier Transportation will deliver 33 Traxx locomotives to European leasing company Akiem between 2019 and 2021. The 112-million Euros order includes three types: Traxx MS 2 (multi-system), Traxx AC 3 (alternating...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Riga airport to receive the railway connection

Rail Baltica Joint Venture is looking for the contractor to design the 1435-millimetre gauge railway between Riga airport and adjacent capital of Latvia. The 56-kilometre line should be designed in two years after signing the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko