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Rail passenger numbers between Ukraine and Russia down by 60% in 2014

Rail passenger numbers between Ukraine and Russia down by 60% in 2014

The number of passengers transported between Ukraine and Russia in 2014 went down by 60% compared to 2013, or by 3 million people, stated Ihor Breus, the head of the department of long-distance passenger transportation at Ukrzaliznytsia. The number of passengers on international routes last year fell by 63% and on …

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Russia: Central Suburban Passenger Company to provide rail transportation services on Moscow Small Ring Railway

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JSC Central Suburban Passenger Company (Central PPK) will provide rail transportation services on Moscow Small Ring Railway (CIT) for 15 years. Central PPK has already signed an agreement with Moscow Metro. According to the document, Central PPK has to install an integrated ticketing system and to create a convenient timetables for passengers. The operator will also …

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Turkey: New section of İzmir suburban railway to enter operation in 2015

Turkey: New section of İzmir suburban railway to enter operation in 2015

Izmir’s IZBAN Cumaovası -Tepeköy 30 km long railway section is expected to enter operation in May 2015. Currently, IZBAN rail system is 80 km long and consists of two main axis: Aliağa – Alsancak- Halkapinar (North Line) – 57 km, 21 stations –  and Halkapinar-Alsancak-Cumaovası (South Line) – 23 km, 10 stations. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish …

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Recent regional train service from Frankfurt Oder (Germany) to Poznan (Poland) to be cancelled

Recent regional train service from Frankfurt Oder (Germany) to Poznan (Poland) to be cancelled

Just after 5 months after the first scheduled train between  Frankfurt Oder (Germany) and Poznan (Poland) entered operation, DB Regio NRW announced that starting with the 1st of January 2015 the service will be cancelled due to lack of funding from the Polish side. “This decision really surprised us, since we have …

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Bombardier to supply 42 Regio 2N double-deck trains to STIF and SNCF

Bombardier to supply 42 Regio 2N double-deck trains to STIF and SNCF

Bombardier Transportation won an order to supply 42 Regio 2N train sets to the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) and SNCF. This order for 42 double-deck trains is an additional order in the framework of an ongoing contract signed in 2010 and is valued at approximately 397 million euro ($484 …

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Bulgaria: NRIC to be connected to RNE Train Information System

Bulgaria: NRIC to be connected to RNE Train Information System

Bulgarian National railway infrastructure manager (NRIC) signed an agreement with RailNetEurope (RNE) to connect its network to the Train Information System web-based tool.The Train Information System (TIS, formerly EUROPTIRAILS) is an application that supports international train management by delivering real-time train data concerning international passenger and freight trains.  The new system will be operational starting …

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First double-deck Aeroexpress train presented in Moscow

First double-deck Aeroexpress train presented in Moscow

The first double deck train, out of the 21 ordered by the railway operator Aeroexpress from  Stadler Rail Group  arrived at the capital of Russia and was officially presented to Moscow city officials and the media. The first six-car double deck train arrived from Stadler’s recently built factory located in the …

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Eurostar unveils its new e320 train

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On the eve of its 20th anniversary Eurostar unveiled its new e320 train scheduled to enter commercial service at the end of 2015.  At the same time the company announced its decision to enlarge its fleet with a further 7 new e320 trains.  With the original order of 10 e320s …

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Romania to renew exemption of its railway services from the application of EU Regulation on Rail Passenger Rights

CFR Calatori to launch tender for e-ticketing portable devices 

The Romanian Ministry of Transport intends, for the second time, to partially exempt railway services from the application of the EU Regulation 1371/2007 on Rail Passenger Rights for another five years, until 2019.  “The granting of these exemption for the next five years is highly necessary, since is is very difficult to ensure the …

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Dual formation “Sapsan” to set record for world’s longest high-speed train

Dual formation "Sapsan" to set record for world's longest high-speed train

Russian Railways (RZD) has announced that the dual formation Sapsan train set the Guinness World Record for the longest high-speed train, in a ceremony taking place at Metallostroy high speed train maintenance depot, near Saint Petersburg.  According to the results, the 20 coaches Sapsan trains version, measures 500 meters  and 78 centimeters, qualifying the high speed train …

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