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St Petersburg Metro to attract RUB 20 bn for development projects

St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 new metro trains

St Petersburg Metro plans to attract RUB 20 bn (EUR 325 million) for rolling stock and infrastructure development projects until 2021. From 2016 to 2021 years, St Petersburg Metro plans RUB 20.4 billion investments. The company will obtain a RUB 12.4 billion loan for the purchase of rolling stock to operate on Line 3. Another RUB …

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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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40% of Russian Railways’ tickets sold online

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In 2016, Russian Railways (RZD) sold 40% of its train tickets via the online sale channel. On the 26th of February, the official mobile app of Russian Railways, Train Tickets, will become available for free on Android smartphones and tablets at Google Play stores and Play Market. With this app, …

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Open data drives innovation for rail passengers operators

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CEE rail operators are reluctant to setting open data platforms, and the consequences are a limited number of options for passengers when searching for information about multi-modal travel, for purchasing train tickets or for seeing real-time information. Among the rail operators approached, HZPP will start providing access to their database …

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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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Slovakian Railways tests Huawei Wi-Fi solution

Slovak Railways tests Huawei Wi-Fi solution

Slovakian national passenger operator ZSSK has launched a pilot project for the deployment of  Wi-Fi technology in up to 20 passenger coaches servicing international routes. After the quality evaluation of the new technology in operation ZSSK plans to announce a tender for the installation of new Wi-Fi technology in other 200 railway passenger …

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Czech Railways buys long-distance passenger coaches from ÖBB

Czech Railways buys long-distance passenger coaches from ÖBB

Czech Railways (ČD) has purchased 47 long-distance passenger coaches from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The UIC Z1 coaches are equipped with air-conditioning, 230V power sockets, and can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h.   The coaches could service routes to Germany and Austria and also in the news future to Poland, after the …

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Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has introduced new digital services for ICE passengers starting with the 1st of January. DB now provides high quality free WLAN in both ICE classes and in the near future the maxdome video streaming service in ICE will be available. Via DB’s portal, ICE passengers will be able to watch 50 …

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Mitsui to participate in UK passenger rail franchise operation

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Mitsui has entered into an agreement with Abellio Transport Group Limited to acquire a 40% stake in the East Anglia franchise. After obtaining regulatory approval, Mitsui will make the relevant capital investment and complete this transaction.       This project operates passenger rail services in the eastern region of …

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BDZ-Passenger Services certifies its on-line ticketing and booking system

BDZ-Passenger Services certifies its on-line ticketing and booking system

The Bulgarian Institute for Metrology has certified the centralized system for on-line ticketing and booking service used by Bulgaria’s national rail passenger operator BDZ-Passenger Services. All the railway stations and bureaus in the country use the system developed and implemented by Information Services JSC . The system allows also buying tickets from …

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