Topic: OBB

ÖBB train, source: Wikipedia

ÖBB invests 17.5 billion euros in railway masterplan

ÖBB, the Austrian railway company, will invest almost three billion euros annually in the railway network. The vision for the design is to prioritize four different points: combating climate change, strengthening Metropolitan regions and rural...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro

Digital coupling reduces human exposure to risks

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has approved the European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupler) Delivery Programme proposed by its Executive Director on request of the railway undertakings. It will encompass all actors of the European rail sector....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB on halfway in digging Semmering Tunnel

Austrian rail infrastructure manager ÖBB-Infrastruktur and its contractors have resumed the works at almost all the construction sites in the country. Among them is the Semmering Base Tunnel. The project is on the halfway to...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
Four-track railway between Vienna and Linz, source: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

Austria expands four-track network

The increase in train traffic is forcing the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to improve the existing infrastructure. Among the solutions is the construction of the four-track mainlines. There are two high-capacity railways on the country’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Cityjet double-decker train, source: ÖBB

Austria retrofits 100 double-decker carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is modernising its double-decker carriages produced in the 1990s and 2000s. For this year, the company has scheduled to retrofit 19 cars. The entire programme includes the modernisation of 100 double-decker...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB unveils major infrastructure projects

ÖBB-Infrastruktur, the infrastructure division of Austrian Federal Railways, has outlined several priorities for the current year. Its main focus will be devoted to the eastern part of Austria. The company plans to invest around 670...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