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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 times a day. SBB has also invested 18 million Francs (around 16 million Euros) in retrofitting of disposal systems and toilets in the trains between 2009...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Intercity Pendolino train, source: PKP Intercity

Polish high-speed trains will run faster

Since 2023 Polish high-speed trains will be able to accelerate up to 250 kilometres per hour instead of the current speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The faster train traffic will be implemented on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
GySev Flirt train, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler strengthens presence in Hungary

Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail increased its presence in Hungary. The company has accomplished the delivery of 10 Flirt trains to the Hungarian regional rail operator GySEV. As a result, the number of Flirt vehicles running...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
AZD Praha signalling equipment, source: AŽD Praha

New signalling deal for AŽD Praha in Belarus

Czech supplier of railway signalling equipment AŽD Praha continues the long-term partnership with Belarusian Railways. The company will install new signalling equipment on the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Slovechna railway and upgrade the Kalinkovichi junction...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
GSMR-communications, source: Network Rail

Network Rail upgrades GSM-R cab radios

British infrastructure manager Network Rail will retrofit the GSM-R cab radios of the entire rolling stock fleet in the United Kingdom. The upgrading will start in October when Siemens Mobility will supply 11,000 cab communication...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
Stadler Flirt train for Ottawa Trillium Line, source: Stadler

One more country will operate Flirt trains

Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail extends the geographical area for its Flirt trains. In mid-2021 the vehicles will appear in Canada to provide commuter service on the non-electrified expansions of the Trillium Line in the City...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