Topic: SNCF

Continuous integration to speed up ETCS development

To intensify the ETCS development, The Signalling Company from Belgium decided to apply continuous integration, a well-known practice in programming. This approach will be used in its newly launched testing campaign. It is dedicated to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

France to suspend track access charges

Railway undertakings in France will receive a powerful impulse from the government to relaunch their businesses. There will be zero track access charges, which will be active until the end of 2020. In order to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

High-speed trains run as mobile hospitals

The present-day unprecedented circumstances force the railway operators to change their operations. In order to assist the medical staff in their fight against coronavirus, railways are looking for extraordinary solutions. One of them is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Robot Pepper at London St Pacnras station, source: Robots of London

Robots assist railways

The spread of coronavirus around the world and particularly in Europe has made the use of unmanned technologies more vital. In this regard, robots could be a solution for cleaning and disinfecting trains or stations....Read more
|2 comments|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

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

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
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko