Topic: Investment

UK launches full construction of HS2 railway

UK’s government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has formally launched full construction works of the HS2 railway from London to Birmingham and Crewe. This project, which is considered as the largest one in Europe, will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Germany accelerates digitalisation of railways

Railway lines in Germany will be equipped with digital interlocking technology by 2035, five years ahead of the original schedule. The country’s government will allocate 500 million euros to speed up the programme. In addition,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Key risks for ERTMS deployment in Sweden

Sweden’s rail infrastructure manager Trafikverket was forced to prolong the deployment of ERTMS twice this year. First, this was done for the southern regions of the country and then for the Malmbanan line, which is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid conversion of diesel trains in Ireland

Irish national railway operator Iarnród Éireann is continuing the modernisation of diesel trains. It will introduce the refurbished vehicles with new power packs. These diesel trains could be also converted into the hybrid multiple units...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

New boost for British hydrogen train programme

The British hydrogen train programme received a new financial impetus. Eversholt Rail and Alstom will jointly invest an additional 1.1 million euros in the project. Britain’s first hydrogen train nicknamed as the Breeze is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn increases high-speed fleet

30 new high-speed trains will be introduced by Deutsche Bahn in 2022. As a result, the company’s high-speed fleet will increase by 20 per cent. The German operator has also secured an option for 60...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Slovakia upgrades rack railway in High Tatras

Slovak rail infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR) has started the reconstruction of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway in the High Tatras. The works will carry out by early February 2021. Afterwards, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko