Europe Rail News: 2 September 2021

Call for Faro-Seville rail link, new night train from Stockholm to Hamburg, hydrogen trains, and more Europe rail news.

Europe Rail News

Europe

Hyperloops and sleeper trains: The tech making rail travel in Europe more accessible than ever

I traveled on the famed Eurostar between London and Paris and saw how European high-speed rail blows America's out of the water

Austria

Austrian Airlines pilots baggage drop-off on trains

Belgium

Belgian trains will almost return to normal by October 

Bulgaria

How People of Sofia is getting Bulgarians back on the rails

Great Britain

Liverpool City Region receives new Merseyrail trains from Stadler

Bolton to Wigan railway line to be electrified in major £78m upgrade

Greece

Intercity trains reintroduced as of Wednesday

Hungary

Nyugati railway station passenger terminal opens after revamp

You can try Hungary’s new tram-trains soon!

”The special tram-train vehicles running between Hódmezővásárhely and Szeged received the permit. Now comes a test phase in which vehicles have to run fifty thousand kilometres. Each hybrid tram must pass the test without failure before it can be used by passengers.”

Italy

Italy’s Apennine railway eyes conversion to hydrogen

Moldova

Chisinau-Odessa train route to be resumed on 28 August

“Railway of Moldova state enterprise announced that starting tomorrow, the Chisinau-Odessa train route will be resumed.”

Poland

Preparatory work underway for 1,000km of new railways in Polish megaproject

Portugal

Call for Faro-Seville rail link

“Business organisations in the Algarve and Andalusia are to hand a formal request to both the governments of Spain and Portugal calling for a rail link between the airports of Faro and Seville.”

Serbia

EIB chief for Western Balkans: Belgrade-Nis high-speed railway part of EU plans

Sweden

Alstom – Coradia iLint hydrogen train runs for the first time in Sweden

SJ wins night train tender Stockholm-Hamburg

“Swedish state railways SJ has won the procurement to run a new night train from Stockholm to Hamburg in Germany. Called SJ EuroNight, the night trains will be part of the network of European night trains which is growing and becoming increasingly popular again.”

Switzerland

Ukraine

EUR 500 million from Switzerland to be spent for renovation of the Ukrainian train fleet