In order to make railways greener and the environment cleaner, Germany should strengthen its focus on the electrification of its railway network. A special attention should be given to five cross-border tracks that run to Poland, Czechia and Austria. Such opinion has been expressed by Allianz pro Schiene and Deutsche Umwelthilfe in their joint call to the Federal Government of...Read more
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Why should European railways migrate to FRMCS?

By 2025, European railways will migrate to the new standard of communication known by the acronym FMRCS. Speaking at the online RailTech Infra Forum 2020, UIC Head of Telecoms & Signalling Jean-Michel Evanghelou has clarified...Read more
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A video ticket machine, source: Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Deutsche Bahn improves ticketing with video machines

100 vending machines with video assistance are available in Germany for the passengers travelling by train. They were installed by Deutsche Bahn within its self-service policy. After the coronavirus outbreak, these apparatuses have taken a...Read more
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Three innovation challenges for HS2

HS2 Ltd, the government-funded company responsible for developing the high-speed railway of the same name, is looking for groundbreaking ideas and solutions. The only major requirement is that they should address three key innovation challenges....Read more
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More catenaries on Belarusian railway network

Belarusian Railway has completed the electrification of the first stage of the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. The electric trains began to carry passengers from Minsk and Gomel to Svetlogorsk-on-Berezina since 21 June. The...Read more
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