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Russian Railways (RZD) will equip rails with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The relevant technology will be developed by RST-Invent, a subsidiary of state-owned technology holding Rusnano. RZD plans to use RFID tags to digitise the monitoring of its infrastructure. RST-Invent has won the procurement of Russian Railways for the development of tagging technology for the rail sector. The railway company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ostrava to phase out paper tickets in trams

Ostrava, the third-largest city in Czechia, will phase out paper tickets in trams and other modes of public transport. Local transport operator DPO will sell them only by the year’s end. Finally, the paper tickets...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Dutch Railways will perform ATO overnight tests

Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will test Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle. The operator will examine the unmanned driving at the nighttime between 10th and 11th December. Its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Arriva train in Czechia

Deutsche Bahn prepares Arriva for IPO

Deutsche Bahn is considering to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of its multinational transport subsidiary Arriva. The company’s minority stake might well be sold next year. Afterwards, DB plans to put the remaining shares...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB will introduce capsule carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to introduce the next generation of sleeping carriages. Instead of conventional compartments, they have capsules for private accommodation of passengers. The new coaches will be entered service starting from 2022. ÖBB...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
'BČ. My Train' mobile app

Belarusian Railway launches ticket app

Belarusian Railway has launched its mobile ticket application. It was open to all passengers after the two-month successful tests. The programme is available for installing on smartphones and tablets using Android and iOS operating systems. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MF19 train

New type of eco-designed trains for Paris Metro

The consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation has been chosen as a supplier of 44 new generation trains to Paris Metro. This number could be increased with several options up to 410 eco-designed trainsets. Between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Marseille Metro will be automated by 2026

Alstom will install equipment for the automated operation on both lines of Marseille Metro. The French technology company will also develop and supply 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains. They will run in semi-automatic mode with...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Dual gauge railway in Ukraine

Ukraine plans dual gauge railway to EU

Ukrainian Railway (UZ) intends to construct a dual gauge railway to the border with Poland. It will allow the company to launch the direct trains from Ukraine to the European Union without bogie exchange. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

Photo gallery of the Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

Last week the railway sector came together in Paris for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2019. They shared experiences and views on the topics Automatic Train Operation and the Digital Railway. Delegates attended several technical visits,...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel