A new rail freight connection between Antwerp in Belgium and the rail freight terminal ‘Wien Süd’, owned by Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) has been set up, with the first shuttle arriving a few days ago.
Terminal Service Austria (TSA), which operates OEBB Infrastructure’s seven terminals, received the shuttle, named ‘LEO’, from Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-largest container shipping company headquartered in Switzerland. MSC will operate the route using ‘dedicated company trains’ with two return trips per week.
“It is pleasing that we have managed to shift more goods on to rail, a more environmentally friendly mode, together with our long-standing customer MSC. This sets a strong, visible symbol for Europe's freight transport sector. The round trips from the western ports to Vienna will also give the terminal in Vienna a further boost within the European freight network.”
The other OEBB terminals operated by TSA are: Terminal Wels, Terminal St. Michael, Terminal Villach, Terminal Wolfurt, Terminal Wörgl, and Terminal Brennersee, giving TSA a comprehensive presence across Austria.
ÖBB Train Tech is investing 600 million EUR (608.99m USD) into the expansion and modernisation of 22 sites across Austria.
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group – the freight transport division of Austrian Federal Railways – has put its 11,000th smart freight cae on the rails.
ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have presented a modernised couchette car for ÖBB's Nightjet service in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
ÖBB has achieved its first breakthrough in boring the Semmering Base Tunnel, connecting Göstritz and Fröschnitzgraben in Austria.
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Stadler has received an order from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for 41 KISS double decker trains valued at approximately 600 million euros.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Austria has cleared Stadler, allowing the company to proceed with its contract with OEBB.
WeBuild has begun work on Lot H41 Gola del Sill‐Pfons of the Brenner Base Tunnel using 2 tunnel‐boring machines with a diameter of over 10m.
Stadler has won a contract worth up to €4bn to supply a consortium of six transport companies with up to 504 CITYLINK tram-train vehicles.
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The Stadler-built EuroDual locomotives, part of the European Loc Pool fleet, have been approved for operation in Austria.
Stadler is to appeal against an Austrian Court’s decision to nullify a contract it had been awarded by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 21 Siemens Desiro ML multiple units, this time in a four-car version.
Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 20 seven-car Nightjet trains from Siemens Mobility, bringing the total to 33.
The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is continuing to expand its activities on the New Silk Road.
Austrian Federal Railways and Deutsche Bahn have presented the overall best route for the northern approach to the Brenner Base Tunnel.
Webuild has been chosen as the best bidder for a Brenner Base Tunnel rail extension project. It will be the majority leader in a consortium.
Austrian Federal Railways and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the exterior design of the new generation of Nightjet trains in Vienna.
Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Austrian Federal Railways for up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains.
State aid: the European Commission has approved Austrian measures to support passenger and rail freight affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
OEBB and Alstom are testing the Coradia iLint hydrogen train in Austria for 10 weeks to determine the efficacy of the green technology.
The electrication works on the Gail Valley Railway in Austria have entered their final phase. The OLE will go live on 11 November for testing.
A new electronic interlocking has been put into service at Linz Central Station allowing increased passenger numbers and cargo volume.
Open-access operator RegioJet will add Budapest as a train destination starting in June 2020. Its trains currently termiante in Vienna.
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OEBB to increase its rockfall and avalanche protection measures. Helicopters will drop materials to the worksite 250m above the railway line.
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After a framework agreement for 100 locomotives announced earlier in May, Stadler is now to supply ten further electric locomotives to ELP.
OEBB has presented its plans for the new Brenner access line - the Lower Inn Valley railway between Brannenburg and Kundl.
Stadler Giruno high-speed train for the Gotthard is given its operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport. The client is SBB.
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