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Headquarter of EU Agency for Railways (ERA), source: ERA

Europe makes major step to single rail market

European Union has made a major step towards the single rail market. Today, on 16 June, the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) has taken responsibility for vehicle authorisation, safety certification, and ERTMS trackside approval. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
BART Fleet of the Future train, source: BART

Bombardier to open new railcar assembly site in US

Bombardier Transportation plans to launch a railcar assembly site in Pittsburg, California, in the coming months. The new facility will produce trains for the commuter routes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Initially, the Pittsburg site...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB cycling wagon, source: ÖBB

ÖBB opens new cross-border service for cyclists

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has launched a new service for cycling enthusiasts. The rail company has added a special wagon for carrying bicycles on the cross-border routes from Villach to Jesenice, Slovenia, and Tarvisio, Italy....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK type 813 train, source: Ukrainian Railway (UZ)

Slovakia launches new train to Ukraine

Slovak national passenger operator ZSSK has launched a new train connection to Ukraine. In around four hours, the railbus delivers passengers from Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia, to Mukachevo, an important railway junction...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
JR East KuMoYa E995 hybrid train, source: Wikipedia

Four pillars of JR East energy saving policy

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has been providing an active energy saving policy for many years. The major passenger rail operator in Japan has reduced energy consumption by 20 per cent between 1990 and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Elron train with bycicle sign, source: Elron

Estonia restricts bike carrying on trains

Estonian passenger rail operator Elron has restricted transportation of bicycles on its trains on several routes. Such a measure has been introduced for summertime due to the high occupancy of trains. The restrictions were imposed on...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
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
Trainset of Virgin Trains, source: Wikipedia

Virgin Trains proposes airline model for rail

British train operating company Virgin Trains has proposed to provide radical reforms in the rail sector by implementing an airline-style model. This will allow the industry to abolish overcrowding, promote competition and attract long-term private...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko