Topic: Passengers

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

Russian Railways will develop 130 softbots

Russian Railways (RZD) is running a pilot project for introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It is being tested by the company’s main computer centre. In 2020 RZD plans to implement 130 software robots (softbots) in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB doubles number of carsharing points

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to increase the number of its carsharing points. By the end of January, the company will operate 33 locations situated at the train stations across the country. This figure is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Spain will launch low-cost high-speed trains

Spanish railway company Renfe will introduce low-cost high-speed trains starting from 6 April 2020. With a new service branded as Avlo, the passengers will be able to travel on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB improves overnight S-Bahn service in Vienna

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has improved the S-Bahn train service in Vienna. The railway company provides new overnight connections between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. They run in the night-time from Friday to Saturday, Saturday...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New routes for double-decker trains in Russia

Russian Railways (RZD) will extend the network of routes served by double-decker trains. Double-decker trains started running on two long-distance lines in early December. At the end of the month, the third new route has...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

SBB will introduce free onboard Wi-Fi

Swiss railway operator SBB will cover all long-distance trains with free Wi-Fi. It will be introduced in December 2020 after one-and-a-half year tests on three Intercity routes. The company will also launch an audio support...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Lithuanian Railways completes corporate reform

Lithuanian Railways has completed the corporate reform. The state-owned holding incorporated a separate infrastructure company instead of the specialised division. Earlier, there have been established two companies for operations. One is dedicated to freight service,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Abellio loses ScotRail franchise in UK

The Dutch-owned train operator is to be ousted from its franchise contract in Scotland. It will be removed at the first break clause, in March 2022, said Transport Minister Michael Matheson in a statement to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Robroyston railway station

ScotRail adds 60th train station in Glasgow

UK’s railway operator Abellio ScotRail has added the new train station to its rail services in the Greater Glasgow area. Robroyston has become the 355th railway station in the company’s network and the 60th railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Switzerland and France linked by S-Bahn lines

Switzerland and France have been connected with a unique railway network. It is focused on commuter transportation but also has some features of the metro system and international trains. The new system known as Léman...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko