The hydrogen train will operate along two routes for a 10-week testing period to gain a range of experience with the alternative technology.
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As part of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series, Dr. Clemens Först, spokesperson of the Board of Rail Cargo Austria AG, discusses how the sector can increase the modal share for rail freight in Europe and how investments in technology can help to achieve this.
Felix Spiess, Project Manager Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Supply Chain Development Manager, ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH, discusses the implementation of AM at ÖBB and the challenges created by changing the manufacturing and production processes to accommodate the innovative solution.
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.
We speak to Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager at ÖBB about how the company is boldly moving forward with its digital initiatives to improve operations and ensure passenger and employee satisfaction.
Passengers have yet again awarded ÖBB 'very good' and 'good' ratings when asked about the services provided by the operator and ranked safety and punctuality very highly.
Focusing on mountainous routes of Upper Austria, ÖBB has invested €4.3 million in the protection of railway lines from rock fall and avalanches.
ÖBB and Siemens Mobility develop environmentally-friendly train with electro-hybrid battery drive, which enables local emission-free operation.
Funds from the sale of bonds sees RegioJet investing in its fleet with additional vehicles to support growing passenger numbers on its long-distance train services.
With deliveries scheduled to begin in March 2020, an additional 61 Vectron MS vehicles will be operated by Austrian Federal Railways.
Efficiency and quality with a competitive edge can only be achieved if man and machine complement each other perfectly. Global Railway Review’s Commercial Director, Sam Pirani, and Junior Editor, Tara Nolan, witnessed this first-hand with an exclusive tour around Plasser & Theurer’s production site in Linz, which Tara details below...
In order to meet passengers’ expectations, on-going investment and regular renewal of the vehicle fleet are key prerequisites.
Rail customers in Austria will soon experience state-of-the-art comfort with an order worth over €1.5 billion confirmed.
Work on the Koralm railway between Graz and Klagenfurt in Austria is running at full throttle with 90 per cent already under construction or completed. The next big upcoming milestone is one of the most important to date – the first breakthrough in the Koralm Tunnel.
There are approximately 3,300 level crossings in the ÖBB network, with the number falling every year. In addition to investments in underpasses, overpasses, traffic lights and barrier systems, ÖBB-Infrastruktur is focusing on awareness-raising measures to prevent dangerous situations from initially arising, discusses Herbert Ofner…