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ÖBB selects Siemens for the 200 electric freight locomotive order

Great Anatolia Logistic Organization and Rail Cargo Austria sign agreement for JV in Germany

Austrian Federal Railways have selected Siemens as preferred bidder in the tender for the supply of up to 200 electric freight locomotives. A 10-day standstill period will be followed by the final award of the contract, informs Austrian Press Agency, citing ÖBB.  The framework contract includes 100 standard four-axle freight locomotives (≥120 …

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Austria plans significant investments in railways

Austria plans significant investments in railways

Austria plans to invest about EUR 14.6 billion in expanding its rail infrastructure in the next six years. In addition to investments into the major rail corridors and the development of freight terminals, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) also plans to purchase new rolling stock, including 101 new railcars worth EUR 500 million.  Investments in infrastructure, the acquisition of …

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Keller awarded contract for Koralm railway tunnel works in Austria

Keller Group has announced that it has been awarded a major contract in connection with the construction of the Koralm railway line between Graz and Klagenfurt, in southern Austria. The work comprises jet grouting, bored piling and anchor works as part of the soil preparation works above and beneath ground …

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First ten Lange Schlieren passenger coaches reach MÁV-START

First ten used Lange Schlieren passenger coaches reach Hungary

The first ten used Lange Schlieren passenger coaches out of fifty, which MÁV-START bought from ÖBB for EUR 6.5 million, have arrived from Austria to Hegyeshalom. The units will be in use again starting from spring after renovation, where they will service regional and long range traffic near Miskolc. The trains entered the country …

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Czech Republic and Austria sign agreement on the modernization of railway infrastructure

Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok and his Austrian counterpart Alois Stöger have signed an agreement on the modernization of railway infrastructure. According to the document, journey times from Prague to Viena via Břeclav will be reduced by 25 minutes, to  three hours and 45 minutes within the next ten years. Both countries will …

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EUR 6 million EU co-financing for studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line in Austria

EUR 6 million EU co-financing for studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line in Austria

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over EUR 6 million studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line between Linz and Wels and between Salzburg and Steindorf/Straβwalchen in Austria, to increase the capacity of the existing line and improve the efficiency of traffic flows.  The new line between Linz …

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EU to finance study on developing better rail connection between Slovenia and Austria

EU to finance study on developing better connection between Slovenia and Austria

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-fund with over EUR 550,000 a study on developing the railway connection between Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city, and Šentilj near the Austrian border. The project will help facilitate passenger and freight transport between both countries. The project will carry out preliminary environmental, geodesy, design and investment …

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Greek Goldair Cargo and Rail Cargo Logistics – Austria to set up rail freight company

Greek Goldair Cargo and Rail Cargo Logistics - Austria to set up new rail freight company

Goldair Cargo, part of Goldair Group, and Rail Cargo Logistics – Austria, part of Rail Cargo Group, have agreed to establish a joint venture company that will provide rail freight transport services, with all types of wagons – conventional, tank containers, wagons for bulk goods.  The new railway freight operator,  “Rail Cargo Logistics …

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EUR 600m EIB loan for Austrian Federal Railways

EUR 600m EIB loan for Austrian Federal Railways

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)  received a EUR 600 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the modernisation of the railway infrastructure. ÖBB will use the loan for carrying out upgrading works planned until 2017. Activities will include track renewals, signalling and telecommunications projects, railway stations modernisation, bridges, power systems, level crossings …

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Great Anatolia Logistic Organization and Rail Cargo Austria sign agreement for JV in Germany

Great Anatolia Logistic Organization and Rail Cargo Austria sign agreement for JV in Germany

Under The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) leadership, the Great Anatolia Logistic Organization (BALO) and Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) have signed a protocol for setting a joint venture in Germany.​ The document was signed by BALO Board Chairman Harun Karacan and RCA Member of the Board Sales Distribution Erik Regter. …

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