Tag Archives: trains

MegaFon, Russian Railways to provide passengers on high speed and long distance trains with mobile coverage and wireless internet

St Petersburg, RUSSIA, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The agreement was signed by Russian Railways CIO Evgeny Charkin and MegaFon COO Anna Serebryanikova at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The companies plan to step up cooperation to provide passengers on high speed and long … Read the full press release

Stadler to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL)

Bussnang, Switzerland 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler won out against the competition to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL). The total contract volume amounts to approximately CHF 232 million. The EMU will be used on the Roslagsbanan … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation further invests into its ancillary plants to meet demands on efficient and environmentally-sound production

Škoda Transportation has invested around 80 million Czech crowns in the ancillary plants at Škoda factory premises in Plzeň. The investment was mainly aiming at increasing production capacities and boosting efficiency in the production of new trams, locomotives and trains. Opening … Read the full press release

UK rail industry to improve disabled access to facilities in trains and at stations

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway following talks between Rail Minister Paul Maynard and senior rail industry representatives. The Rail Minister met with senior executives after Paralympian Anne … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank provides GBP 500 million to Transport for London (TfL) for Crossrail’s development

London, UK, 16-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide up to GBP 500 million to Transport for London (TfL) under a new corporate facility to support the latest step in Crossrail’s development. The … Read the full press release

South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance announced the winners of its Movember Twitter #SpotaMoTrain competition

Moustaches fixed to trains on the Waterloo to Reading line Twitter competition asked passengers to ‘#SpotaMoTrain’ Four winners to receive prizes Southampton, UK, 04-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — South West Trains- Network Rail Alliance today (Friday 29 November) announced the winners of its … Read the full press release

La SNCB demande à Siemens des garanties pour les voyageurs

Bruxelles, Belgique, 03-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — La SNCB a demandé à Siemens des garanties que les adaptations annoncées de personnel à travers le monde de la multinationale allemande ne provoquent pas de conséquences pour la livraison en cours et le suivi de … Read the full press release

AnsaldoBreda SpA sues NSFSC and its parent company NS Dutch Railways for €132M for 7 Fyra trains

Pistoia, 01-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — AnsaldoBreda SpA has sued before the competent court in Utrecht its Dutch client, the finance company NSFSC, as well as its parent company, the NS Dutch Railways, for the fulfillment of the obligations of these customers under the contract … Read the full press release

AnsaldoBreda CEO Maurizio Manfellotto statement to travelers of the Dutch trains

Italy, 01-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Manfellotto’s message to travelers of the Dutch trains I wish to speak to travelers of the Dutch trains. In this moment you are deprived of the pleasure of traveling in a safe, comfortable and reliable way … Read the full press release

South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance and Department for Transport unveiled plans to deliver transformational capacity increase on one of Europe’s busiest rail networks

Proposals targeting 15% capacity increase by 2019 Work starts to procure more than 135 extra carriages for suburban routes Infrastructure investment to help drive reliability improvements 19-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Plans are being developed to deliver a transformational capacity  increase on … Read the full press release

Arriva UK Trains selected National Champion and will represent UK in the prestigious 2013/2014 European Business Awards (EBAs)

12-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Arriva UK Trains has been selected as a National Champion and will represent the UK in the prestigious 2013/2014 European Business Awards (EBAs). The business, which is responsible for overseeing Arriva group’s eight UK rail businesses*, beat … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation signed EUR 110M contract with Deutsche Bahn to delivery six modern train sets to operate on Nurnberg – Ingolstadt – Munich railway track

Plzeň, 06-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Representatives of the Škoda Transportation company and the German operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) signed a contract for the delivery of six modern train sets, amounting to 110 million euro. The vehicles will be operating in Bavaria on the … Read the full press release

Deployment of quieter freight trains starts in Germany

Low-cost whisper brakes authorized for use throughout Europe • retrofitting of Deutsche Bahn’s existing rolling stock fleet now underway • Federal government provides funding – transport companies make their contribution Berlin, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deployment of quieter freight trains starts … Read the full press release

Alstom delivers the first 3 trains to to the first metro line in Panama City

22-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As part of the improvement programme to the transport sector in Latin America, Alstom has achieved an important milestone in the region. The company has delivered the first 3 trains to the first metro line in Panama … Read the full press release

EIB loans EUR 342m to PKP Intercity for high-speed trains in Poland

16-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is increasing its loan for PKP Intercity’s Pendolino trains from EUR 224m to EUR 342m. The project consists of the purchase of 20 modern high-speed trains and the construction of an associated … Read the full press release

Alstom awarded €60m contract to supply 14 regional trains to AKN Eisenbahn AG for Northern Germany network

14-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom is awarded a contract worth around 60 million euros by the private operator AKN Eisenbahn AG for the supply of 14 Coradia Lint regional trains to run in the Northern Germany, connecting the cities of Hamburg, … Read the full press release

The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin to start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in 2015

Stadler presents mock-up of Berlin underground train at UITP in Geneva Bussnang, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin will start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in 2015. The UITP congress in Geneva at the end of May … Read the full press release

ABB to supply Stadler Rail trains with traction equipment

Next generation orders to install ABB traction and onboard equipment on 76 trains Zurich, Switzerland, 8-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received orders worth more than $60 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler … Read the full press release

Alstom awarded a contract to supply ground-breaking energy recovery system for London Underground

6-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom was awarded a contract by UK Power Networks Services  to supply its innovative Harmonic and Energy Saving Optimiser (HESOP) energy recovery system for the Victoria Line of the London Underground. The contract, worth about €1 million, … Read the full press release

Annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations reduced significantly

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Latest independent figures have revealed that annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations have reduced with one of the group’s businesses achieving a 90 per cent reduction over the past six years. Data published by … Read the full press release