Topic: SBB

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

SBB relaunches long-distance trains to Italy

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has resumed the long-distance international trains to Italy. From Monday, 29 June, they are available for the customers who want to travel from several cities in Switzerland to Milan. It is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Vision sensors provide more safety for shunting

Israel-based start-up RailVision has concluded the first order in the European rail market. It provides for deploying the company’s solution dedicated to the shunting operations. The digital system equipped with vision sensors is able to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 19 March

RailTech continues to inform about the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. Below you can find some highlights of Thursday, 19 March. Earlier, we have published similar updates on Wednesday, 18 March,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB links major cities with four-track railways

Four-track railways to link Swiss major cities

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is constructing or planning to construct the new tunnels. They will allow the company to increase the capacity of its railway network and to create the four-track corridors between major cities...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

SBB to consume more solar electricity

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) will increase the consumption of solar energy produced at the roofs of its own buildings. To this end, the operator has concluded the first photovoltaic contract with electricity distributor Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke...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

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