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82 train stations to be renovated in Czechia

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC is actively renovating the railway stations across the country. 82 buildings will be reconstructed or repaired by 2022. 13 train stations have already been modernised in the past years. Among the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hitachi's train station of future, source: Hitachi Rail

Hitachi unveils concept of train station of future

Japanese technology company Hitachi Rail has unveiled its own vision of how train stations will look in the future. The concept is focused on introducing robots and digital solutions to serve passengers and implementing environmentally-friendly...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
E-scooter, source: SBB

SBB offers passengers to travel by e-scooters

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has introduced a new option for its passengers. After getting off the train, they are able to continue a journey using e-scooter. First six parking areas at the railway stations have...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Spar collection box at Tullnerfeld railway station, source: ÖBB

ÖBB installs collection boxes at train stations

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has launched a new service for its passengers. The railway company installed the first three collection boxes at train stations to pick-up products ordered from a supermarket. This project is implementing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machines at SBB train station, source: SBB

SBB makes headway towards self-service

The automation gets increasingly into the rail sector. It covers the various segments of the industry – from the track maintenance to the manufacture of rolling stock. For the railway passenger operators, the automation means...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
EV charging point at Bydgoszcz Glowna railway station, source: PKP S.A.

Poland equips train stations with EV chargers

Polish state-owned railway holding PKP S.A. is extending the network of the electric vehicle charging points located at the country’s train stations. The new site has been installed at Bydgoszcz Główna railway station. Two other...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Smoking zone at train station in Netherlands, source: ProRail

Dutch train stations to be totally smoke-free

The rail infrastructure manager ProRail wants to make all train stations in the Netherlands totally smoke-free. Currently, the passengers can smoke only in the special zones located at the stations. In two years these areas...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB green locomotive, source: ÖBB

Green revolution on Austrian rails

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is implementing environmentally friendly solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. The company develops the use of green traction energy, improves its infrastructure, invests in alternative mobilities. By 2050, ÖBB aims to become...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
A drone inspection of a railway bridge, source: NS

Dutch Railways inspects train stations with drones

Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will carry out maintenance inspections at stations using drones. Last month a successful test flight took place at Utrecht Centraal station and in the Moreelse Bridge over the...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel