Europe’s longest driverless subway in Barcelona enters operation.(Think Railways)

Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair, first private rail freight operator in Greece

The Greek Railway Authority for Railways (RAR) has awarded Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair a license to operate on the Greek railway network. Established in 2014, Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair is a joint venture between the Austrian Rail Cargo Logistics GmbH (49%) and Goldair Group (51%), which is one of the biggest transportation and logistics companies in Greece. More

 

Alstom increased its stake in Kazakh EKZ to 50%

Alstom and Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) have closed the deal of Alstom’s acquisition of an additional 25% in the EKZ joint venture (JV), formed by Alstom, KTZ and Transmashholding (TMH) to produce electric locomotives in Kazakhstan. More

 

Hungary: Szeged – Mako tram-train line planned

Szeged municipality has presented the plans for the construction of the Southern Tisza-Bridge, which will also accommodate a single track tram-train line connecting Szeged city center (Szeged Plaza) to the town of Makó. More

 

Europe’s longest driverless subway in Barcelona enters operation

In Barcelona, the extension of the driverless metro Line 9 has gone into operation. The some 20-kilometer-long line connects the university in the center of the city with Terminal 1 of the El Prat de Llobregat airport. Siemens equipped the line with an automatic train control system for driverless operation. The wireless system for automated train control provides real-time data on train location and speed, increasing headway and passenger capacity. More