Topic: Belgium

VR FleetCare, source: Atte Mäläskä/VR Group

Positive trend for women in rail sector

Women account for 21.41 per cent of the railway staff in Europe. Such a conclusion has been made by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Sweden plans night train to Belgium

Sweden is planning to improve its rail connectivity with other European countries. The night train from Malmö to Brussels via Cologne could be launched in two or three years. To do this, the Scandinavian country...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Lineas retrofits 88 locomotives with ETCS

Lineas, the largest European private rail freight operator, plans to equip its 88 shunting locomotives of type HLR 77 with ETCS. The first retrofitted vehicle will be rolled out in the middle of 2024 while...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB launches two night trains to Brussels

Austrian national railway operator ÖBB has launched a new night train service. It links the cities of Vienna and Innsbruck to Brussels. Two new connections between Austria and Belgium are available for passengers twice a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
NS InterCity Next Generation train, source: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

Dutch Railways orders extra ICNG trains

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has ordered an additional batch of the InterCity Next Generation (ICNG) trains from Alstom. The French manufacturer will supply 18 eight-car units. They will run on the high-speed route...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ONCF ZMC train, source: Wikipedia

Transurb examines brakes of Moroccan trains

The Moroccan rail operator ONCF has ordered an audit and diagnosis of the passenger trains. 12 Belgian-made electric multiple units of the ZMC type were checked by the Brussels-based technology company Transurb. It examined the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Train Maastricht - Aachen, source: Arriva

NMBS has no plans for its own Three Countries Train

For a number of years, Dutch and Belgian authorities, rail operators and rail infrastructure managers have been discussing an international rail connection between four cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Until the Dutch trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard