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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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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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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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: Operators start to resume services as Covid-19 travel restrictions ease

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 28, 2020 EUROPEAN governments are starting to ease restrictions put in place to…

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Europe, Germany: Record German long distance passenger numbers in 2019

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; April 14, 2020 A record 151 million passengers used long-distance rail services in Germany…

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Europe: Do hydrogen and battery trains mean the end for diesel traction?

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 2, 2020 BADEN-Württemberg is the latest German state to join a revolution underway…

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Europe: These are Europe’s best train stations; St. Pancras ranked first while German stations dominated the list

By Jana Brnáková, Kiwi.com; February 20, 2020 When traveling one wants to go through a pleasant experience. And according to…

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Europe: Night-Train Vision

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2020 If International Railway Journal had suggested in 2016 that school…

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North America: Travel app Omio the latest Berlin startup to take on North America

By Douglas Busvine, Reuters, The Chronicle Herald; January 14, 2020 BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin-based online travel company Omio is launching…

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Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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FlixTrain expands its German rail network

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 9, 2019 GERMAN private open-access operator FlixTrain has announced plans to expand its…

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Germany: DB to introduce new Rostock-Berlin-Dresden rail service

From Railway Technology; October 10, 2019 German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reveled plans to introduce a new intercity…

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Mobility’s Momentum

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 27, 2019 RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE: The passenger rail market…

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Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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‘Germany first:’ Deutsche Bahn announces bold new plans

By Abi Carter, Iamexpat.de; June 10, 2019 Its public image may have taken a beating over the past couple of…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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Germany: DB Network receives 72,000 requests from 430 operators for 2020 timetable slots

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 16, 2019 More than 430 operators are currently operating 40,000 services a day…

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn break more records, despite late train blues

From etnewsnow.com; March 28, 2019 Berlin:German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday reported record revenues and passenger numbers in…

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Austria: ÖBB issues tender for second-hand double-deck EMUs

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; March 25, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary ÖBB Passenger has published a tender…

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Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

From The Business Times Transport; March 4, 2019 IT LOOKS like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways:…

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Germany: FlixTrain to launch Berlin – Cologne services

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; February 26, 2019 FLIXTRAIN has revealed to the German media that it is planning…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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