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Female railworkers, source: Women in Rail

European rail sector requires more female employees

To address the lack of staff, the European rail sector should recruit more female employees. Therefore, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Nightjet train, source: ÖBB

Night trains will return to Netherlands in 2020

After a four-year break, night trains will return to the Netherlands. They will connect the country with Germany and Austria. The new daily service will be provided by Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka train of Russian Railways, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Russia tests new cross-border link to Finland

Russian Railways has tested the new cross-border route to neighbouring Finland. It connects Saint Petersburg and Imatra, a Finnish city close to the border with Russia. The test journey was performed by the Lastochka train,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
E-scooter, source: SBB

SBB offers passengers to travel by e-scooters

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has introduced a new option for its passengers. After getting off the train, they are able to continue a journey using e-scooter. First six parking areas at the railway stations have...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Indonesian delegation at Stadler facility in Switzerland, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler establishes first joint venture in Asia

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has set a strategic milestone in expanding its business abroad. The company signed an agreement with its Indonesian counterpart PT INKA to establish the first joint venture in Indonesia...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Spar collection box at Tullnerfeld railway station, source: ÖBB

ÖBB installs collection boxes at train stations

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has launched a new service for its passengers. The railway company installed the first three collection boxes at train stations to pick-up products ordered from a supermarket. This project is implementing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko