Today's Railways Europe 309: November 2021

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The November 2021 issue of Today’s Railways Europe contains the very latest news and features from all over mainland Europe. Our comprehensive news sections bring all the best from Europe’s main line railways, tramways and heritage lines, plus all our regular monthly columns.

Feature articles this month include:

Rail Centres: Malmö: Malmö is a gateway to the Swedish rail network, with the iconic Øresund Fixed Link providing an impressive entry to the country for passenger and freight trains from Denmark and further afield. Finn Møller presents an introductory guide to the region’s railways.

TRAKO 2021: New stock on show in Gdansk: The Covid-19 pandemic has made rail industry exhibitions a rarity over the last two years and there have been few opportunities to inspect the latest offerings from rolling stock manufacturers. September saw the welcome return of the TRAKO, Poland’s largest railway exhibition, with a variety of new vehicles on display in Gdansk, as Mike Bent reports.

Rittnerbahn A metre gauge survivor in the Dolomites: The 6.6 km Ferrovia del Renon/Rittnerbahn is the only remaining narrow gauge railway in the northern Italian province of Alto Adige/Südtirol. Perched on a plateau high above the regional hub of Bolzano/Bozen, the metre gauge railway is famous for its teak-bodied electric railcars and scenic route. Andrew Thompson is our guide to this 113-year old line which is both a vital public transport link and a popular tourist attraction.

MÁV Class V43: Six decades of the versatile Szili: With 379 examples built over 19 years, the Class V43 has been a familiar feature of the Hungarian railway scene for nearly 60 years. Ferenc Joó charts the development and history of these ubiquitous locomotives, which continue to see use on a wide variety of workings across Hungary.

Ferrovie Luganesi: “Mandarinli” farewell: The orange EMUs of the Ferrovie Luganesi have long been a familiar feature of the landscape in southern Ticino. However, with new tram-trains entering service, the “Mandarinli” are destined for a new life in Africa, as Andrew Thompson reports.

News stories this month include:

  • SBB orders 286 new EMUs from Stadler for Swiss regional services
  • British HST power cars visit Germany
  • Ouigo expands into “classic” trains across France
  • 100 Vossloh diesels ordered for Nexrail
  • Keolis withdraws from German rail market
  • Operail to convert diesel locos to hydrogen
  • Farewell to Amsterdam’s “Pot-Bellied Pigs”
  • New trams for Paris Line T1
  • Madrid to extend metro Line 3
  • Poznan tramway extension opens
  • Eurostar-operated ski trains to return
  • Neurot livery for first DB Class 112
  • Romania–Moldova passenger services to resume
  • Dovrebanen centenary celebration
  • “Arlecchino” EMU visits Italy’s Porrettana
  • New heritage line opens in Brandenburg

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