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Europe Rail News: 5 August 2021
Germany's regular timetabled steam train, Birkenhead's great 'lost' railway station, Swedish Arctic Railway, and more European railway news.
"The restoration of a Spanish ‘railway cathedral’ reminds us how seductive train travel can be".
"Could Zagorje once again become an important railway link between Southeastern Europe and Central Europe?"
The trains will provide commuting services between Rijeka and Perman and Rijeka and Ogulin.
"Construction of the new railway station is expected to be completed between 2032 and 2035."
"EasyJet and Deutsche Bahn began selling in late July combination tickets that include flights and rail travel, Skift has learned. The deal is notable for a behind-the-scenes aspect. Europe’s second-biggest discount airline is using a new method to sell the tickets from the German railway operator."
"Little known outside Germany, the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen -- Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, usually abbreviated to HSB -- is one of the few places in the world still operating regular timetabled steam trains throughout the year."
"Ireland’s Department of Transport (DoT), in cooperation with theDepartment for Infrastructure Northern Ireland (DfI), has appointed Arup as the technical consultant to strategically review the rail network on the island of Ireland."
"Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK, Solidarity Transport Hub Poland) has signed a contract with a consortium of Egis Poland for a feasibility study on the construction of Katowice – Ostrava rail line."
"Sweden's government has green-lighted the completion of the Skellefteå – Luleå section of the North Bothnia line, which would effectively complete the Umeå – Luleå project in the Swedish North."