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Topic: Rail-franchising

Hitachi AT300 train of Abellio, source: Abellio

Abellio replaces Stagecoach in East Midlands

The Dutch-owned transport company Abellio has replaced the UK-based Stagecoach Group in running the East Midlands rail franchise. Since 18 August East Midlands Railway (EMR), a subsidiary of Abellio, started its service on the routes...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Trainset of Virgin Trains, source: Wikipedia

Virgin Trains proposes airline model for rail

British train operating company Virgin Trains has proposed to provide radical reforms in the rail sector by implementing an airline-style model. This will allow the industry to abolish overcrowding, promote competition and attract long-term private...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Mutz train Bern Switserland

BLS accepts two concessions in Switzerland

Swiss railway company BLS AG accepts the concession decision from the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV), the company announced on Thursday. From December 2019 BLS will serve for the long-distance lines Bern-Biel and Bern-Burgdorf-Olten. BLS...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof