Europe, France: Alstom cuts offer for Bombardier’s rail unit by $350 million in firmed-up deal

By Allison Lampert, Rachit Vats, Reuters; September 16, 2020 Sept 16 (Reuters) – French train maker Alstom said on Wednesday…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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Europe, Switzerland: Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

From DW.com; September 4, 2020 Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone…

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Europe – Sleeper train revival: Passengers are waking up to the benefits

By Jemima Walker, CGTN.com; September 1, 2020 Sleeper trains are back in fashion as the European Union pushes rail transport…

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Europe, France: SNCF offers ‘sincerest apologies’ to passengers stuck on train overnight

By Euronews with AFP; August 31, 2020 French state rail company SNCF has offered its “sincerest apologies” to passengers who were stuck…

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Europe, Austria: ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 11, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has been granted permission by the Austrian…

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Europe: Eurotunnel sees demand return quicker than airlines

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent, Irish Examiner; August 6, 2020 Demand for car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains is returning to…

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13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)

By Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure; August 7, 2020 Watching people, clouds, and birds pass your window is only entertaining…

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Europe back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

From The Japan Times; August 3, 2020 Paris – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences. With passengers…

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Canada and Europe: EU clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier rail unit

By The Associated Press, New Haven Register; July 31, 2020 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead…

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Europe: ‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

By Joanna Sampson, H2 View; July 28, 2020 A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s…

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Europe, Poland: Having a rail of a time! Train enthusiast beats record for longest distance travelled in 24 hours

By Anne Chatham, The First News; July 24, 2020 A train enthusiast has broken the record for the longest distance…

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Europe, Sweden: Freight by passenger train pilot project funded

From Railway Gazette International; July 18, 2020 SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use…

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All aboard: 5 picturesque train journeys across Eastern Europe

By Lucía de la Torre, The Calvert Journal; July 14, 2020 As borders slowly reopen and tourists start to consider…

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Europe, Wales: The stunning first pictures from reopened Snowdon railway that show us what we’ve been missing

By Eryl Crump, North Wales Live; July 11, 2020 Trains have resumed running up Wales’ highest peak – but services…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Europe, UK: ‘Uncertainty’ over FirstGroup’s ability to continue operating

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 8, 2020 FIRST Group has acknowledged a “material uncertainty exists” about its ability…

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Europe, UK: Boss of transport giant FirstGroup begs Government to stop telling commuters to avoid trains and buses ‘to get the economy moving again’ by ending working-from-home culture

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline, Daily Mail; July 9, 2020 The UK’s biggest bus company and rail operator has urged…

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Europe, Germany: Premiere Launch of the New ALPEN-SYLT Night Express

A press release from the RDC Group; July 5, 2020: From Sylt to Salzburg in one night: ALPEN-SYLT Night Express…

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Canada – Vacation, but not limited to: train or plane? ‘The future of green is traveling on the rails’

By Tammy Sewell, OI Canadian; July 5, 2020 European trains, travelling with the wind in the stern, guided the green…

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Europe, Germany: FlixTrain set to relaunch Cologne – Berlin service

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; June 30, 2020 GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain has announced it will begin to relaunch…

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UK, Scotland – Scotrail Edinburgh to Glasgow train: What it’s like to take a peak time train ride in lockdown

By Claire Galloway, Trainee Digital Journalist, Edinburgh Live; June 16, 2020 With lockdown set to ease further this week, life…

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Europe: German railway alliance formed to rescue DB

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; May 26, 2020 THE German federal government, German Rail (DB), and a rail union…

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Europe: Czech Railways reportedly in talks over Leo Express acquisition

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2020 CZECH Railways (ČD) is reportedly in talks regarding a potential takeover…

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UK, Scotland: ScotRail staff told not to blow whistles or check tickets

By A Glasgow Times Reporter, Glasgow Evening Times; April 29, 2020 RAIL staff have been banned from using whistles to…

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