Category: Passenger transport

SNCF promises to improve regional services

SNCF promises to improve regional services

16/04/2014 | Comments (0)

The new director of SNCF regional railway transport division, Alain Le Vern, promised that the management of regional express trains (TER) will be re-organised on regional basis to enable the improvement of maintenance and to increase the number of trains in traffic. The new director has also promised an improved financial transparency in response to […]

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SBB provides free internet in 10 new rail stations

SBB provides free internet in 10 new rail stations

16/04/2014 | Comments (0)

SBB has completed the project for the introduction of free WiFi internet access services in other 10 more rail stations: Thoune, Wädenswil, Uster, Dietikon, Zurich Hardbrücke, Effretikon, Liestal, Arth-Goldau, Yverdon-les-Bains and Viège. The access for passengers is free. In 2014, the company will install internet services in 31 big rail stations. Among them, there is  […]

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Netherlands to install ERTMS on main railway network

Netherlands to install ERTMS on main railway network

16/04/2014 | Comments (0)

European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) will be installed on Netherlands’ busiest routes by 2028, the government announced. ERMTS Level 2 will be rolled out across the Randstad region and on routes connecting the cities of Arnhem, Almelo and Vlissingen from 2016. The european standard system will improve interoperability between the Netherlands and the rest […]

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Railway traffic between Ukraine and Crimea might be suspended

Railway traffic between Ukraine and Crimea might be suspended

15/04/2014 | Comments (0)

Railway traffic between Ukraine and Crimea might be suspended, Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin believes. “There are now some signals that, due to certain disagreement of schedules for traffic between Ukraine and Crimea this traffic might, at lease for a while, stop altogether,” Yakunin said in an interview on TV channel Rossiya 24. Where there […]

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London to buy electric units

London to buy electric units

15/04/2014 | Comments (0)

Transport  for London (TfL) initiated the tender for the acquisition of at least 39 electric units with four cars for its surface network. The contract will include options for additional trains. Thirty new trains will be required for West Anglia services. One set will be used on the Romford – Upminster line and the remaining […]

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