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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
PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Train Maastricht - Aachen, source: Arriva

NMBS has no plans for its own Three Countries Train

For a number of years, Dutch and Belgian authorities, rail operators and rail infrastructure managers have been discussing an international rail connection between four cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Until the Dutch trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Freight wagons, source: On Rail GmbH

ERA issues first vehicle authorisation

The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has issued the first vehicle authorisation for operations across Europe. The historic document was delivered in three weeks after ERA becoming European authorising entity for rail traffic in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Buses of Uzbekistan Railways, source: Uzbekistan Railways

Uzbekistan Railways to introduce bus service

Uzbekistan Railways (Oʻzbekiston Temir Yoʻllari) wants to introduce a new service for its passengers. The rail operator will launch bus transportation for transfer connections and touristic purposes. The Uzbek national rail company has acquired three buses...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RegioJet train, source: RegioJet

RegioJet issues bonds for future growth

Czech private railway operator RegioJet has sold a bond issue of 921 million Korunas (36 million Euros) with maturity in five years. This money will be allocated for the company’s future growth, mainly for the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Francois Davenne Director General of UIC, source: © UIC / J. Jem

New Director General of UIC takes office

On 1 July François Davenne has officially taken office as new Director General of International Union of Railways (UIC). He will serve a chairman of the organisation during a four-year mandate. Mr Davenne will replace...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Leo Express train, source: Leo Express

Leo Express launches daily train to Poland

Czech private railway company Leo Express has strengthened its presence in Poland. Instead of the weekend connections, the operator has launched a daily train from Prague to Krakow. The average single ticket costs 20 Euros. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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