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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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Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Polish Bydgoszcz City has selected local rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for the contract to supply 18 low-floor tramways, following a tender announced in November. The new Swing (122 NaB) fleet includes 15 vehicles of over 30 meters-long and another three of 19 m-long. The 5 car composition tram will accommodate up to …

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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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SNCF selects Alstom-Bombardier consortium for EUR 3.75 bn rolling stock contract

SNCF selects Alstom-Bombardier consortium for EUR 3.5 bn rolling stock contract

SNCF has selected the Alstom-Bombardier consortium to renew the trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network. This contract for 255 trains (130 for the RER D and 125 for the RER E), worth an estimated 3.75 billion euros, is the largest contract ever financed by STIF. For …

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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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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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EU investigates predatory pricing practices of Czech Railways 

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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 …

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