Topic: Arriva

UK open-access operators coming back to life

Britain’s non-franchised railway companies were on the verge of extinction for four months. Now the situation has changed for the better. While Hull Trains is just returning on tracks, Grand Central is adding new connections....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

How railways support medical heroes

The medical staff is on the frontline of tackling the coronavirus pandemic. In these exceptional times, the railway companies are also doing their part to support medics in their difficult mission. Therefore, some operators carry...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

One step forward for ERTMS in Denmark

Denmark is moving further in deploying the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The new digitised solution has replaced the old signalling system on the Thy Line in northwestern Jutland. It is the third railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passengers board PKP Intercity train, source: PKP Intercity

How European railways react to coronavirus

While European airlines cancel their flights to Italy and other countries, railway operators try to keep up the work as normal as possible. However, the international train traffic to and from Italy has been suspended....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coradia iLint hydrogen train in the Netherlands

Hydrogen train on test tracks in Netherlands

The Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train has been rolled out on the railway network of the Netherlands. Starting from 27 February, it is performing the overnight test trips on the Groningen – Leeuwarden line. On 7...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler GTW diesel train of Arriva Netherlands, source: Stadler Rail

First ATO trip with passengers in Netherlands

Arriva Netherlands is moving further in examining the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) technology. The company’s diesel-electric GTW train has performed the unmanned trip in the Groningen area with the passengers on board. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Arriva loses franchise in Northern England

Arriva UK Trains will lose the rail franchise in Northern England five years ahead of schedule. The UK government will take Northern, the troubled train operator, under its control from 1 March 2020 instead of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Romans at Chester train station

Magic circle of rail franchise in UK

It’s a month since the UK’s newborn and veteran train operators have declared their inspiring plans for the future. Some companies even managed to report fewer quick wins. On the other hand, at least six...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Virgin Trains

UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Arriva train in Czechia

Deutsche Bahn prepares Arriva for IPO

Deutsche Bahn is considering to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of its multinational transport subsidiary Arriva. The company’s minority stake might well be sold next year. Afterwards, DB plans to put the remaining shares...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko