On behalf of Alpha Trains, Talbot Services has completed the prototype for the upgrade and refurbishment of a total of 35 Alstom Coradia Continental multiple units for Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Lower Saxony.
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has unveiled a range of initiatives to remove barriers and improve confidence for disabled people as they return to trains after the pandemic.
Amtrak's investment includes a contract with Siemens Mobility for the manufacture of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains, including dual power and hybrid battery trains.
In Episode 5 of Global Railway Review’s podcast, Steve White, Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway, speaks to our Junior Editor, Leah Hockley, about the UK's train stations and how they are developing to become safer, more sustainable and more inviting for passengers.
A consortium led by Alstom-Bombardier will supply Mexico's Tren Maya with 42 X’trapolis trains in three configurations and the full signalling system.
A new app has been launched in Great Britain that will make it easier and quicker for disabled people to request assistance for their train journeys, helping people to travel with confidence.
The Class 769 bi-mode trains enable operation without an overhead or third rail supply, spreading the benefits of electrification to non-electrified routes.
The first of 30 new cross-border trains, which will operate between France and Germany, has begun testing for certification and approval, with the aim of beginning operation in 2024.
As well as being an additional measure of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Avanti's new At-Seat Order service has been welcomed by accessibility groups as a way to make travel more accessible.
Disability should not be a barrier to rail travel. Dmitry Pegov, Deputy Managing Director of Passenger Services at Russian Railways (RZD), reveals their plans to provide a high level of service to all passengers with reduced mobility at all stages of their journey.
The ‘Accessible Rail Travel with Avanti West Coast’ Facebook group connects passengers with each other in order to share their travel experiences.
The contract, which has a total value of around €760 million, will see Alstom deliver the Coradia Stream trains by December 2024 and maintain them for 30 years.
All 24 train and station operators across the UK have committed to having their passenger-facing staff undertake disability awareness and equality training.
Justin Ryan, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager at Southeastern, tells Global Railway Review about Southeastern’s most recent accessibility improvements.
Measures within Southeastern's new travel policy include the setting up of a Passenger Accessibility Panel and the creation of a new bespoke disability awareness training programme.