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Czech state-owned rail operator České dráhy has entered into service three upgraded buffet cars with first-class passenger sections. The wagons were converted from old dining wagons. The buffet cars are included into the eastbound trains running from Prague to Opava. Totally, České dráhy plans to retrofit 27 old dining and buffet cars. The former dining cars were converted into the combined...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

Netherlands approves ERTMS deployment by 2050

The Dutch Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to deploy the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). It will replace the 60-year-old automatic train control solutions. ERTMS will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train, source: Alstom

Largest order for Coradia hydrogen-powered trains

Fahrzeugmanagement Region Frankfurt RheinMain (fahma), a rail operator in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area, has ordered 27 hydrogen-powered trains of the Coradia iLint type. The vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2022. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Newcastle Light Rail, source: Wikipedia

Ricardo Rail steps up to Australia

British advisory and engineering company Ricardo has purchased shares of Transport Engineering, a leading rail technical services consultancy based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens Ricardo’s rail division and increases its total staff to more than...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Opening of Stadler plant in Utah, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler opens first manufacturing plant in US

Swiss train producer Stadler Rail has opened its first manufacturing facility in the USA. The plant is located in Salt Lake City, close to the local international airport. The facility will produce the electric, diesel...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LNER Azuma train, source: LNER

Bi-mode Azuma train debuts in Yorkshire

British train operating company London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has entered into regular service the Hitachi-built Azuma trainset. On 15 May the nine-car bi-mode vehicle travelled from London King’s Cross station to Leeds, Yorkshire. It...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
OBB green logo at Vienna railway station, source: OBB

Austrian train stations powered with green electricity

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reached a new milestone in implementing the energy-saving policy. The company provided green electricity for all train stations, offices, workshops and container cranes. On that occasion, ÖBB installed the restyled...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vivarail hybrid train, source: Vivarail

Arcola Energy assists Vivarail to develop hybrid train

British engineering company Arcola Energy has concluded a long-term cooperation agreement with Vivarail. The parties will work together in developing a hydrogen/battery hybrid train in the United Kingdom and de-carbonising its rail sector. Arcola Energy is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko