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SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has presented the project for the modenisation and construction of Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection, part of Praha-Kladno rail line.  The project includes the modernization, double-tracking and electrification of the existing 3.8 km single-track Prague Veleslavín – Prague Ruzyně section, the construction of a new 5.5 …

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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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HŽ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia’s railways reform

HZ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia's railways reform

Croatian rail infrastructure manager, HŽ Infrastruktura is part of a consortium participating in the tender for providing technical assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (MoCTI) for implementing the reform of the state-owned railway companies. The KPMG Belgrade-led consortium, which also includes Dornier and Safege companies, is among the eight organisations shortlisted …

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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan

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Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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Design for the construction of second track on Croatia’s  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Design for the construction of second track on Croatia's  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani  rail section launched

Croatia’s rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has signed with IGH d.d. – Granova d.o.o. consortium a HRK 33.7 million (EUR 4.5 million) contract for the design of project and other documentation for the construction of second track, upgrade and modernization of  Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani rail section.  The contract involves the preparation …

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Tender for feasibility study on new rail line for Poznań Metropolitan Railway to be announced

Tender for feasibility study on new rail line for Poznań Metropolitan Railway to be announced

PKP Polish Railway Lines, Poznań Municipality and Wielkopolska Voivodeship have signed an agreement to launch a tender for the selection of a consultant to carry out the feasibility study and the environmental impact assessment report for The construction of the third railway line along the Poznań – Poznań East main rail section project.  The value of the consultancy project is estimated at PLN …

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Intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project signed

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On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis signed the intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. The agreement was signed within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers held in Tallinn. After …

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Slovenian Railways to buy vending machines for selling tickets on internal routes

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Slovenian Railways  (SŽ) does not have an online or mobile ticketing solution, and it allows via its online portal only the extension of validity of monthly and yearly tickets (allowed paying using credit cards) SŽ carried in the past a pilot project on including ticketing vending machines in their ticketing …

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Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE: online and on board

Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE. On line and on board

Companies in the travel, transportation, and hospitality industry are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s in IoT, being among the main investors in connecting people, smart devices and systems, with the aim of delivering value to customers by providing them with even more personalised experiences. Within this industry, the …

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