Home / Passenger Operators

Passenger Operators

Russian Railways to invest €120m in modernising rail stations for 2018 World Cup

russian-railways-to-invest-eur-120m-in-rail-station-modernisation-for-2018-world-cup

Russian Railways (RZD) will invest RUB 8,4 billion (€120 million) for the modernisation of 31 railway stations in the cities that will host the 2018 World Cup.   Investments will be directed towards increasing security. Additional screening equipment and the latest digital video surveillance cameras will be installed in the …

Read More »

Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian public transport operator CTP Arad has presented for the local press its future investments in the development of tramway system. Tramways represent the main form of public transport in the city, with a passenger market share of approximately 95%. In the near future CTP Arad plans to overhaul 20 GT6 – GT8 …

Read More »

Transdev selects IVU.rail software for service planning

Transdev selects IVU.rail software for service planning

Transdev Sverige will use the specialised standard software IVU.rail to plan all rail franchises’ trains as of December 2016. Transdev Sverige is one of Sweden’s largest transport companies and has multiple subsidiaries across the entire country. Among others, this includes the long distance train connection Snälltåget, which runs from Åre via Stockholm …

Read More »

EU investigates predatory pricing practices of Czech Railways 

Czech Railways

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether the Czech railway incumbent České dráhy, a.s. (ČD) charged prices below costs with the aim of shutting out competition in rail passenger transport services, in breach of EU antitrust rules.  “Competition drives prices down and service quality up. This is …

Read More »

Russian Railways considers establishing European rail operating company

Russian Railways launches 2016 - 2020 Innovative Development Programme

Russian Railways (RZD) is considering the possibility of establishing and developing a rail operating company in Europe, informs Kommersant. According to Alexander Misharin, first vice-president of RZD, this could be the viable alternative to purchasing a debt-ridden rail operator. Previously, Misharin stated that RZD was interested in acquiring rail operators in Serbia, Greece and Germany.  In April …

Read More »

Tramway system emits half as much CO2 as a BRT diesel system, study reveals

carbon-footprint-of-the-tramway-versus-bus-rapid-transit-systems

Alstom and Carbone 4, a consulting company specialised in climate-resilient and low-carbon strategy, presented today the results of a study demonstrating that tramways have a smaller footprint than Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. This occurred in the lead up to COP22 that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, in which …

Read More »

Hong Kong Kwun Tong Line extension enters revenue service

csm_0328_6f4cccc3d3

The Hong Kong metro Kwun Tong Line extension entered into revenue service on Sunday 23 October. Alstom supplied the signalling solution and infrastructure to MTR, the Hong Kong’s metro network operator who awarded Alstom the project back in 2012. The Kwun Tong Line extension (KTE) is 2.6 km long, adding …

Read More »

EUR 75 million EIB loan for the acquisition of 20 new trams for Riga

14352541_1107594325993669_2654488202118154758_o

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has apporoved a EUR 75 million loan to RP SIA RIGAS SATIKSME for the purchase of 20 new low-floor tramways to operate in the city of Riga (Latvia), and modernisation of tramway infrastructure and depot.  The new trams will replace existing ones, which are obsolete. The total value …

Read More »

Number of significant railway accidents in Europe decreases, UIC report shows

report2016public

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has issued its yearly report on Railway Accidents in Europe. The UIC Safety Database has been collecting data since 2001 and now contains data from 22 European UIC member railways. The database managed by the Safety Unit aims to create an inventory of information …

Read More »

CRRC to supply EMUs to Leo Express

BILD zu OTS

Czech rail passenger operator Leo Express has signed a framework agreement with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive for the supply of three EMUs, with an options for additional 30 units. The delivery of the first trainsets is scheduled for mid 2018. “We are pleased to work for our first order in the European Union with LEO …

Read More »