UK: Provisional statistics released by the Department for Transport show rail journeys reached a high of 66% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, driven by increased leisure travel. Meanwhile, industry data shows that leisure journeys to seaside destinations over the August bank holiday weekend surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
EUROPE: Central European state operators and infrastructure managers are planning to co-operate to develop a network of ‘high speed’ passenger services connecting Warszawa, Praha, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Wien and Budapest, but independent operators have raised concerns that they could be shut out.
Moin, nun geht es auf der anderen Seite weiter. Dort ist eine Sumpfwiese am entstehen. Die erste Ladung grünbrauner Fasern wurde bereits aufgeschossen und der alte Schuppen hat ein Reetdach bekommen, außerdem geht es an den Innenausbau des Empfa...
EUROPE: Colt Technology Services has signed a 25-year contract for the installation of optic fibres through the Channel Tunnel as part of its IQ Network data network. This will provide a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair.
News from the global railway supply chain
EUROPE: The Connecting Europe Express organised to celebrate the European Year of Rail set off from Lisboa Oriente station on September 2, marking the start of a five-week journey through 26 countries which will include more than 100 stops before reaching Paris on October 7.
PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of China Railways Design Corp and Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Co for a 3·1bn pesos contract to provide project management consultancy services for development of the proposed railway on the southern island of Mindanao.
INTERNATIONAL: United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services.
USA: Canadian National’s US$33·6bn bid to acquire Kansas City Southern received a major setback on August 31, when the federal Surface Transportation Board rejected an application to use a voting trust as part of the process.
EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.
UK: HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract for the detailed design and construction of the High Speed 2 Interchange station to the east of Birmingham.
NEW ZEALAND: National railway KiwiRail is to launch a weekday freight service between Auckland and Christchurch from October, boosting capacity between the North and South islands in time for the peak season and while the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting other modes.
EUROPE: Delta Air Lines and Thalys have launched an Air+Rail programme enabling air passengers to make a through booking including high speed rail travel from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Brussels or Antwerpen.
NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as proving travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey.
Streckenende Moin, heute möchte ich Euch das Ende der Bahnstrecke vorstellen. Den Triebwagenschuppen in Böhme/Landesgrenze. Triebwagenschuppen deshalb, weil die erste Zugleistung des Tages im Bhf Landesgrenze startet. Es geht Richtung Kreiss...
THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded Progress Rail’s ECM subsidiary and its local partner GLI Grandline Innovation a contract to design, supply and install onboard equipment on 70 locomotives to support ETCS Level 1 operation.
UK: Unipart Rail and McCulloch Group have launched a prototype zero-emissions version of the Trac Rail Transposer rail handling machine, which can be used to remove and install bullhead, flat bottom and conductor rail in lengths from 6 m to 425 m, as well as switches and crossings.
CROATIA: Končar KEV has delivered the first two Class 6112 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator HŽPP last year.
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Baubilder Moin, es folgen weitere Bilder von der Baustelle. Das EG wurde zerlegt und die Gefache mit Gips ausgefüllt. Anschließend neu zusammengefügt und farblich behandelt. Ein alter Wagenkasten dient als Güterschuppen und die erste M-Weiche...