Erzgebirge operating contract extended

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GERMANY: Having received no expressions of interest from other potential operators, central Sachsen transport authority VMS has directly awarded DB Regio’s Erzgebirgsbahn an extension to its contract to operate Dieselnetz Erzgebirge passenger services.

CAF selected for major battery train order

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GERMANY: CAF has been named as preferred bidder for what it says is the largest order to date for battery trains. This covers the supply and maintenance of more than 60 electric multiple-units which will be able to operate on non-electrified sections of the Niederrhein-Münsterland network.

Lake Balaton line electrified

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HUNGARY: Electric services have ben launched on the 55 km Szabadbattyán – Balatonfüred section of the railway around the north side of Lake Balaton, following the completion of a HF24bn modernisation and electrification programme.

Conegliano – Belluno line electrified

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ITALY: Electric services on the 47·6 Conegliano – Ponte nelle Alpi-Polpet – Belluno line were inaugurated on June 11, with Alstom Coradia Stream EMUs now running through from Venezia to Belluno to offer a 12 min reduction in journey time.


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