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ÖBB evaluates options for new couchette coaches AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has built a full-size mock-up of an interior concept for its next generation of couchette coaches, which will be used to evaluate passenger reaction to the proposed interior.
öbb-evaluates-options-for-new-couchette-coaches
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has built a full-size mock-up of an interior concept for its next generation of couchette coaches, which will be used to evaluate passenger reaction to the proposed interior. ÖBB is one of...
friuli-venezia-giulia-regional-rail-agreement-signed
THE president of Friuli Venezia Giulia region Mrs Debora Serracchiani signed a framework agreement with Italian Railway Network (RFI) CEO Mr Maurizio Gentile in Rome on February 3 setting out investment priorities for the Italian...
teething-problems-discovered-on-german-ic2-trains
GERMAN Rail (DB) has announced delays to the introduction of further new IC2 double-deck trains being supplied by Bombardier following problems with the vehicles swaying from side-to-side at speed on some lines on which they...
ktmb-expands-electric-long-distance-services
MALAYAN Railway (KTMB) has expanded its electric long-distance passenger services and cut journey times following the extension of 25kV ac electrification north from Ipoh to Butterworth and Padang Besar and south from Kuala Lumpur to...
excessive-wheel-wear-cripples-v-line-passenger-services
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced the introduction on February 8 of what it describes as a temporary, stable timetable for V/Line regional passenger services which have been crippled by excessive...
swiss-cantons-reveal-grimsel-pass-railway-plan
PROPOSALS to construct a metre-gauge line linking Switzerland's Zentralbahn (ZB) and the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB) via a tunnel beneath the Grimsel Pass were unveiled in Berne on February 4. The Grimsel Line would link Innertkirchen...
norway-launches-tenders-for-passenger-services
NORWAY's Ministry of Transport and Communications launched the first competitive tenders on February 4 for operation of passenger services on the national network, a key component of plans to liberalise the sector, which were unveiled...
israel-approves-$us-7bn-rail-investment-plan
ISRAEL's transport minister Mr Israel Katz approved on February 3 what is claimed to be the country's largest railway budget which calls for an investment of Shekels 28.3bn ($US 7.24bn) until 2020.The budget includes Shekels...
stockholm-copenhagen-services-to-resume-next-month
SWEDISH national train operator SJ will restore X2000 services between Stockholm and Copenhagen from March 1 after reaching an agreement with Danish infrastructure manager Banedanmark on security arrangements at Copenhagen Central. On December 17 the Swedish...
first-and-stagecoach-to-bid-for-south-western-franchise
BRITAIN's Department for Transport confirmed on February 4 that two bidders have been shortlisted for the contract to operate the South Western franchise from June 2017. First South Western Trains and current operator Stagecoach South West...