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25th anniversary of Thalys: how did it start?

Happy birthday to Thalys! This Wednesday, 2 June, marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the TGV Thalys. On 2 June 1996, the TGV replaced all conventional trains between Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, and...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter
Avril 363 train, Talgo

Talgo Avril reaches record of 363 km/h

A Talgo Avril high-speed train, developed and manufactured by Talgo in Spain, has reached a key milestone this week: it has exceeded 360 kilometres per hour. The train’s new record was reached between Valladolid and...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Finland introduces new train driver assistance

Starting this spring, Finnish operator VR introduces a Driver Assistance System (DAS) that assists the locomotive drivers in passenger and freight trains. Using machine learning, the DAS helps to optimise train driving, increase energy efficiency,...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Eurostar gets 291 million euro rescue package

Eurostar has reached an agreement with shareholders and banks on a refinancing package that will safeguard the company’s future. The 250 million pound (291 million euros) package consists mainly of shareholder equity and bank loans...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel