As a privately-owned open access operator in Austria, WESTbahn must ensure its rolling stock asset is always operational. Erich Forster, WESTbahn’s CEO, outlines what it takes to maintain their fleet, including the four pillars of maintenance activities it adheres to.
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This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
The new €300 million contract includes the construction of 15 KISS trains and complete maintenance to ensure high availability.
RegioJet and WESTbahn - two leading Central European open-access train operators - have agreed to partner on the operations of RegioJet trains connecting Vienna, Brno and Prague 4 times a day in each direction.
We speak to Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International, about the popularity of international rail travel.
6 August 2015 | By Erich Forster, Managing Director of WESTbahn
Few private rail operators have entered into open-access long-distance travel – incumbents try to keep the monopoly alive, and it seems the way to non-discriminatory integration of all railway companies is difficult. Ever since WESTbahn’s operational launch, the private railway company has been fighting against discrimination in the Austrian open-access…
11 February 2015 | By European Rail Freight Association
Recent judicial wins by independent rail operators highlight the need for European rail legislation to support a more dynamic and efficient railway sector...
1 August 2013 | By Erich Forster, CEO, WESTbahn Management GmbH
WESTbahn Management GmbH is a private railway company that launched operations in December 2011 offering passenger services between Vienna, Salzburg and Freilassing. We are the first private long-distance railway company in Austria, offering almost hourly intervals. Due to a top speed of 200km/h, the journey time of WESTbahn trains from…
21 June 2011 | By Nokia Siemens Networks
Passengers using WESTbahn’s luxury express trains on the Salzburg-Vienna route will enjoy a superior travel experience...