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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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Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways (RZD) transported 1.0371 billion passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.6% y.o.y. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 101.4 million, an increase of 3.6% on the previous year, while suburban commuters were up 1.4% to 935.7 million. Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 3.4% in 2016 …

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Astra Trans Carpatic, new Romanian rail passenger operator to launch services

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Romanian rolling stock manufacturer Astra Calatori has established new passenger train operator to provide services on the Romanian Railway market, following an investment of EUR 20 million. Astra Trans Carpatic was granted operating licence in December last year and is expected to launch services in mid-January on Bucuresti-Arad route. The rail operator …

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St Petersburg Metro and OEVRZ sign metro trains contract

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St Petersburg Metro and Oktyrbrsky Electric Plant (OEVRZ), a subsidiary of Transmashholding (TMH), have signed a RUB 13.8 bn (EUR 218 million) contract for the supply of 40 metro trains. Deliveries will take place from January to May 2018 (eight trains per month).  The trains have asynchronous traction motors which are expected …

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MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start has announced the tender for the acquisition of 40 high capacity EMUs with minimum 600 seats. The procurement is a part of the government decision on Integrated Programme for Transport 2016 (IKOP) funding allocation.  The deadline for submitting offers is the 13th of January 2017. The new 160 km/h trains will mainly service suburban …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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