Category Archives: EUROPE

Ireland chooses digital train radio from Kapsch

The Irish railway operator Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail (IÉ) recently awarded the implementation of a digital train radio system for the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) region to Kapsch CarrierCom of Austria. In a fi rst step, Kapsch Carrier- Com... ...

Gravita 10BB becomes Gravita 15BB

Deutsche Bahn has modified part of its order for 100 Gravita locos of Type 10BB and will also be procuring Gravita 15BB locos from Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik. Industry insiders report that this concerns 31 locomotives. Voith will be supplying a total... ...

Tunnel and station construction orders placed by Deutsche Bahn

In mid-March Deutsche Bahn awarded contracts for further tunnel structures and primary construction of the underground station for Stuttgart 21. The contract for project approval section PFA 1.1 – underground station (valley crossing, station access... ...

Vienna: the old “Bims” get greener

The tram is a particularly climatefriendly form of transport. But older trams (which the Viennese fondly call “Bims”) still have room for improvement. To make the beloved old “Bims” more environmentally friendly, transport operator Wiener... ...

Fara Asa wins contract from Hungary

Norwegian firm Fara Asa, specialised provider of IT solutions to the transport sector, has been chosen together with its partners as supplier for a new real-time information and ticketing project for the Hungarian operator Pannon Volán in the city of... ...

First new line for a top speed of 250 km/h in Denmark

The Danish railway network in the greater Copenhagen area is very heavily used. To relieve the corridor towards the west and the island of Funen, a new line is planned between Copenhagen and Ringsted, which will be the fi rst in Denmark designed for... ...

Vectron in successful operation in Poland

At InnoTrans 2010, the four Vectron locomotives from Siemens were among the real highlights. It was the fi rst time that a manufacturer had unveiled a complete loco family at one time. Now, one and a half years later, the fi rst locomotives are proving... ...

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