CER members are bringing container trains with humanitarian aid to war-affected areas. Support is also being provided in the form of regular train services for refugees from Ukraine.
This modernization will make rail traffic management much safer and more centralized while reducing operating costs.
The new trains are adapted to the specific requirements of Estonia. In addition to the wider track gauge, the trains are designed as dual-system trains for power systems, while being able to withstand more challenging temperature conditions
The order is worth EUR 50 million and the trains will be manufactured at the Škoda Group's Finnish production plant in Otanmäki.
The new line will enable rail freight transport to and from the port of Constanta, a major hub on the Black Sea.
The trains will be equipped with the latest version of Stadler’s Guardia train protection system which helps to significantly improve cycle times and connections.
Operational cargo turnover in 2022 amounted to 252 billion ton-kilometers, which is 5.3% more than in 2021.
With the new investment, OTIV will further develop the technology platform and accelerate its pilot projects and implementation with customers in the rail industry.
RegioJet, Central Europe's largest private passenger rail operator, was awarded a single safety certificate for passenger rail operations in Germany in December 2022.
Regarding passenger trains, last year, a total of 13.2 million domestic long-distance train trips were made, which is about 58% more than in 2021 and about 8% less than in 2019.
ÖBB is continuing its large expansion and investment programme in 2023. By 2028, 19 billion euros will be invested in railway expansion throughout Austria.
Two contracts cover the electrification and modernization of the 66 km railway line between Cluj Napoca and Poieni. Thanks to modernization, the speed will be increased to 120 km/h for freight transport and 160 km/h for passenger trains.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has invested around 200 million euros in the expansion and extended the five-track hall by 200 meters. Now trains up to 400 meters long, such as the XXL-ICE 4, or two shorter trains in a row can be maintained here on one track.
Financial support from the EBRD and the EU is intended to help improve transport connectivity in the Western Balkans and promote a modal shift from road to rail as a greener mode of transport.
The new train, designed for Trenitalia, is the first ever tri-mode train to enter passenger service in Europe.
With the new high-capacity trains, Renfe will be able to transport at least 20% more passengers per hour at the busiest rail hubs in Spain.
Federal Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ) and Stadler have signed three long-term contracts for the supply of 537 sleeper and couchette coaches, including a 20-year full-service contract.