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Hitachi AT300 train of Abellio, source: Abellio

Abellio replaces Stagecoach in East Midlands

The Dutch-owned transport company Abellio has replaced the UK-based Stagecoach Group in running the East Midlands rail franchise. Since 18 August East Midlands Railway (EMR), a subsidiary of Abellio, started its service on the routes...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machines at SBB train station, source: SBB

SBB makes headway towards self-service

The automation gets increasingly into the rail sector. It covers the various segments of the industry – from the track maintenance to the manufacture of rolling stock. For the railway passenger operators, the automation means...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Smoking zone at train station in Netherlands, source: ProRail

Dutch train stations to be totally smoke-free

The rail infrastructure manager ProRail wants to make all train stations in the Netherlands totally smoke-free. Currently, the passengers can smoke only in the special zones located at the stations. In two years these areas...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
WestBahn train, source: WestBahn

AllRail names main risks for EU rail market

The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants (AllRail), an association of non-incumbent railway operators, has defined several main risks for the EU rail market. The unfair access to train routes and financing as well as...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB green locomotive, source: ÖBB

Green revolution on Austrian rails

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is implementing environmentally friendly solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. The company develops the use of green traction energy, improves its infrastructure, invests in alternative mobilities. By 2050, ÖBB aims to become...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machine at railway station in Belarus, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarusian Railway improves ticketing service

State-owned enterprise Belarusian Railway has installed 10 new ticket machines at Minsk railway station. By using them, the passengers are able to purchase tickets for the Minsk City Lines, the S-Bahn-like train service in Minsk...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
OBB carsharing service, source: ÖBB

ÖBB extends carsharing service

Austrian rail infrastructure manager ÖBB-Infrastruktur has opened a new carsharing location at Vienna Praterstern railway station. Unlike other ÖBB’s carsharing points, the new site offers to the customers only climate-friendly electric vehicles. The new carsharing point...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko