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SBB passenger train toilet, source: SBB

SBB improves toilet service in trains

Every year SBB spends 10 million Swiss Francs (around 9 million Euros) for the maintenance of vacuum toilet systems in its passenger trains. All the train toilets are cleaned once a day and checked several...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vy-branded train in Norway, source: Vy (NSB)

Norwegian State Railways transforms to Vy

Norwegian State Railways has changed its brand name from NSB to Vy. The new name means vista or prospect in Norwegian. The term also means having ambitions or a vision for the future. The rebranding...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Porterbrook Innovation Hub, source: Porterbrook

Porterbrook converts train into Innovation Hub

British rolling stock operating company Porterbrook has converted a four-car Class 319 train into Innovation Hub. The modified unit will become a static testbed for the development of new ideas and hasten improvements to passenger...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Intercity passenger train, source: PKP Intercity

PKP Intercity equips trains with energy meters

Polish long-distance train operator PKP Intercity plans to equip its locomotives and passenger trains with energy measuring devices. The company has ordered 370 energy meters. The equipment will be installed on the company’s locomotives and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Boarding on double-decker train in Russia, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Non-refundable train tickets introduced in Russia

Federal Passenger Company, subsidiary of Russian Railways, has introduced non-refundable tickets on domestic trains. The new service provides passengers with lower fares. But the tickets cannot be refunded if travellers won’t use them. Russian Railways started...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
M7 double-decker train of NMBS, source: Bombardier Transportation

NMBS moves forward with energy efficiency

Investments in new, energy-efficient, rolling stock and more effective use of the trains are the key measures for the Belgian passenger rail operator NMBS/SNCB in energy saving. The company also intends to renovate the country’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Proposed Beltinci-Lendava-Redics railway, source: OpenRailwayMap

Slovenia considers new railway to Hungary

The Slovenian border municipality of Lendava has proposed to construct the Beltinci-Lendava-Rédics railway. The 20-kilometre line will connect Lendava with the railway network of Slovenia as well as with neighbouring Hungary. The new railway line...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler future plant in St Margrethen, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler starts IPO trading on 12 April

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail has announced the date for its initial public offering (IPO). The company will launch the listing and trading of its shares on SIX Swiss Exchange on 12 April. Stadler Rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RegioJet CAR4WAY carsharing, source: RailTech collage

RegioJet launches carsharing service

Czech open-access railway operator RegioJet in cooperation with Car4Way has launched a new service for passengers. The company’s customers travelling to/from Prague or Brno can continue their journey by renting a shared car. The passengers...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko