Austria

A delegation from the Austrian province of Vorarlberg visited Bombardier’s plant at Heningsdorf near Berlin on April 6 to view progress on the production of the first Talent 3 regional…
AUSTRIA’s new federal government published its 2018-2019 budget on March 21, revealing various cuts including a reduction in expenditure on railway infrastructure.
THE design for new X-car six-car trains for the Vienna U-Bahn was presented on March 9 by the city’s environment councillor Ms Ulli Sima, Wiener Linien and Siemens.
AUSTRIA’s Zillertal Railway (ZB) launched a tender on March 6 for a contract to supply a fleet of hydrogen trains for its 32km 760mm-gauge line from Jenbach to Mayrhofen in…
SIEMENS officially handed over the first class 1293 Vectron electric locomotive for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) at a ceremony at Praterstern station in Vienna on March 5.
AUSTRIAN light rail operator Wiener Lokalbahnen (WLB) has restarted a tender for new LRVs for its 30km line from Vienna to Baden after receiving just one bid in the original…
OPEN-access passenger operator Leo Express has submitted track access applications to the Czech Office for Access to Transport Infrastructure (ÚDPI) for international services to destinations in Austria, Germany, and Poland.
PLANS to extend the 1520mm-gauge network from Kosice, Slovakia, to Vienna by building a €6.5bn 400km electrified freight-only line, have been revived. The line would improve access to Europe for…
THE first class 1293 Vectron multi-system electric locomotive for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) made its main line debut on February 14 with a test run from Siemens’ plant at Munich-Allach…
Despite strong competition from incumbent Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Westbahn has made steady progress since it began operating open-access services between Vienna and Salzburg in 2011. CEO Dr Erich Forster…
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