Today's Railways Europe 320: October 2022

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The October 2022 issue of Today’s Railways Europe contains all the latest railway news from mainland Europe, plus our regular features and a selection of interesting and informative articles. Brought to you by our team of informed correspondents based throughout the European continent.

Feature articles this month include:

Farewell to the Vogelfluglinie: Once part of the most direct route between Hamburg and Kobenhavn, the Nestadt (Holstein) to Puttgarten line closed at the end of August to enable construction of Germany's rail connection to the new Fehmanbelt Fixed Link. Kasper Pedersen charts the rise and fall of the Vogelfluglinie.

Endangered Species: Swiss Einheitswagen Schmalspur coaches: With the influx of new EMUs on Switzerland's narrow gauge lines, the once ubiquitous Einheitswagen Schmalspur coaches are in sharp decline. Gordon Wiseman profiles these numerous, diverse and long-lived vehicles.

Narrow Gauge Steam Revival in Gorny Slask: 2022 marks the first time in the preservation era that steam locomotives ave operated on two narrow gauge railways in Gorny Slask (Upper Silesia). Andrew Thompson visits the Bytom and Rudy lines, which were once part of an extensive narrow gauge network.

Rail Centres: Dresden: Sachsen has a huge amount to offer railway enthusiasts and many of the attractions can be found around the state capital, Dresden. Keith Fender explores the diverse railway scene in Germany's 12th largest city.

Railcolor: Decorating Europe's Trains: Designer and railway enthusiast Simon Wijnakker has combined his passions to create striking locomotive liveries for a variety of operators and leasing companies. David Haydock tells the story of Railcolor.

News stories this month include:

  • SNCF and Alstom unveil new generation TGV
  • No Eurostar stops in Kent in 2023 and Disneyland Paris trains axed
  • Germany mulls successor to €9 ticket
  • Difficult start of SJ Stockholm-Hamburg EuroNight service
  • Siemens and ÖBB reveal new Nightjet interiors
  • VR writes off stake in Helsinki-St Petersburg joint venture
  • Ukraine-Moldova link reopens
  • Mail by rail between Ukraine and Poland
  • MAV-START to order 50 Vectrons and 300 coaches
  • Fuel trains to be given priority in Germany
  • More Zagreb TMK 201 trams withdrawn
  • New livery for Wien ULF trams
  • New Spain-Portugal intermodal service
  • Czech passenger operators gain ground in Poland
  • Testing of new Skoda EMUs for Latvia underway
  • More Danish IC2s head for Romania
  • System changeover on Uetlibergbahn
  • Ex-BDZ Ludmillas return from Poland
  • SNCB energy bill up by €100m
  • Nearly half of SNCB Class 21s now in Poland
  • Breakthrough in Pekel tunnel
  • New hybrid units for Chemins de fer de Provence
  • Rhone right bank line reopens
  • Fears for future of Sorlandsbanen
  • Nightjet and Railjet2 trials continue
  • More trains using Madrid cross-city tunnel
  • 114-year old steam loco returns to service in Bulgaria

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