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Austria plans significant investments in railways

Austria plans significant investments in railways

Austria plans to invest about EUR 14.6 billion in expanding its rail infrastructure in the next six years. In addition to investments into the major rail corridors and the development of freight terminals, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) also plans to purchase new rolling stock, including 101 new railcars worth EUR 500 million.  Investments in infrastructure, the acquisition of …

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Czech Republic and Austria sign agreement on the modernization of railway infrastructure

Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok and his Austrian counterpart Alois Stöger have signed an agreement on the modernization of railway infrastructure. According to the document, journey times from Prague to Viena via Břeclav will be reduced by 25 minutes, to  three hours and 45 minutes within the next ten years. Both countries will …

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EUR 6 million EU co-financing for studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line in Austria

EUR 6 million EU co-financing for studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line in Austria

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over EUR 6 million studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line between Linz and Wels and between Salzburg and Steindorf/Straβwalchen in Austria, to increase the capacity of the existing line and improve the efficiency of traffic flows.  The new line between Linz …

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EU to finance study on developing better rail connection between Slovenia and Austria

EU to finance study on developing better connection between Slovenia and Austria

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-fund with over EUR 550,000 a study on developing the railway connection between Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city, and Šentilj near the Austrian border. The project will help facilitate passenger and freight transport between both countries. The project will carry out preliminary environmental, geodesy, design and investment …

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EUR 600m EIB loan for Austrian Federal Railways

EUR 600m EIB loan for Austrian Federal Railways

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)  received a EUR 600 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the modernisation of the railway infrastructure. ÖBB will use the loan for carrying out upgrading works planned until 2017. Activities will include track renewals, signalling and telecommunications projects, railway stations modernisation, bridges, power systems, level crossings …

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OBB orders nine more Railjet train sets for EUR 145 million

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ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG, Austria’s largest mobility service provider, exercised the option in its 67 Railjet train sets contract with Siemens for a further 9 units. The total value of the contract is EUR 145 million, consisting of the rolling stock base price  of EUR 117 million and additional options requested by ÖBB (WLAN, adjustable seats, ecopaket, Italian standards). ÖBB fleet …

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Austria – 2013 rail freight transportation data

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In 2013, a total of 95.4 million tonnes of freight were transported on Austria’s railway network by all domestic and foreign railway operation companies, a decrease of 5% compared with the previous year. Inland transport amounted to 28.8 million tonnes, representing a 30.1% share of the total transport volume. International goods receipt to 26.9 million tonnes, international goods dispatch …

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Austria to help develop Indonesia’s railways

Indonesia and Austria will set up a Joint Working Group for the Development of Infrastructure and Transportation to support Austria’s plan to invest in the mass transportation sector in Indonesia. “Austria has an integrated transportation system which connects its railway, land and sea transportation. Indonesia expects to make use of …

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