Europe Rail News: 30 September 2021

France unveils next generation of greener high-speed trains, Zaha Hadid Architects to transform Vilnius Railway Station, and more Europe rail news.

Europe Rail News

Czech Republic

Prague opens new passageway from Žižkov to main train station

“The underground passageway from Prague's main train station provides quicker and safer access to the city's Žižkov neighborhood.”

Estonia

Tartu mayor calls for regular Rīga train connection

“There should be a regular passenger train connection between Estonia's second-largest city, Tartu, and Latvian capital Rīga, Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas said September 21.”

France

France unveils next generation of greener high-speed trains

The train that shrunk France… and Western Europe

“The record-setting high-speed train went into service on this day 40 years ago.”

Great Britain

Eurostar poised to restore second London-Amsterdam service

German election 2021: Why there could soon be direct trains from London to Berlin and Frankfurt

“The German Green party is set to enter government meaning its plans for night trains to London are closer to becoming reality.”

Hungary

This is how Hungary’s brand new luxury Intercity trains look like – PHOTOS

Ireland

Ireland’s newest railway station opens in Dublin

Italy

Shorter high speed trains to fit Sicilian train ferries

Aecom to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains

Kosovo

Hill International to provide supervision services for Kosovo’s rehabilitation and upgrade of Phase 2 of Rail Route 10

Lithuania

Vilnius-Tallinn trip will take 4 hours on Rail Baltica, Lithuanian official says

“A train ride from Vilnius to Tallinn will take four hours once Rail Baltica is completed in five years, according to a Lithuanian official.”

Zaha Hadid Architects' ‘Green Connect’ proposal selected first in competition to transform Vilnius Railway Station

Monaco

Exhibition: Monaco station as you have never before seen

Turkey

Sirkeci project unveiled

“New project about renovation of overland railway stretch between Sirkeci and Kazlicesme, which has been staying idle after Marmaray had started, is unveiled.”