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The Netherlands and Germany will work together over development the automated cross-border freight trains. The aim was set in a Joint Declaration of Intent signed on Tuesday 9 April in Berlin by Dutch State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water) and her German colleague State Secretary Enak Ferlemann. The Netherlands and Germany will cooperate in a joint working group in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Alstom high-capacity welding robot in Le Creusot, source: Alstom

New welding robot will make parts of TGV trains

Alstom is installing the highest-capacity welding robot of the rail industry in its production facility in Le Creusot, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The innovation will improve the manufacture of parts for the new-generation RER and TGV trains. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
NGR700 train in Queensland, source: Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier to modify NGR700 trains for Queensland

Bombardier Transportation has obtained a new order in Australia. The technology supplier will modify 75 electric six-car trains of the New Generation Rollingstock series (NGR700) in order to improve the fleet’s accessibility. The deal is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Level crossing in Belgium, source: Infrabel

Infrabel installs cameras at level crossings

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel has started to install video cameras at level crossings. This measure allows the company to provide more safety on tracks and more punctuality for train traffic. Infrabel plans to equip...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
ERTMS Zevenaar Strukton

New CEF facility created for funding ERTMS

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank have launched the new CEF Transport Blending Facility, which is a financial instrument to support projects such as ERTMS. With an initial budget of 200 million Euros...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
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