Today's Railways Europe 321: November 2022

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The November 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:

Innotrans 2022: Batteries, hydrogen and bi-modes take centre stage: Alternatives to diesel traction were a prominent theme at InnoTrans, the world's largest railway industry exhibition, which was held in Berlin on 20-23 September. Keith Barrow looks at the highlights from the massive event, which attracted nearly 140 000 visitors from around the globe.

35 Years of PKP Class EP09: Following a troubled introduction, the EP09 settled down to become staple power for long-distance trains across Poland. Despite losing many of their more prestigious duties to new Class EU44 and EU160 locos in recent years, the class still appears to have a secure long-term future with PKP Intercity, as Andrew Thompson explains.

Branch Line to Targo Bujor: The 109km Galati-Targu Bujor-Barlad route in eastern Romania remains virtually untouched by modernisation, with services operated by ex-DB DMUs that are nearly 50 years old. Terry Lawson explores the 53km section between Galati and Targu Bujor, which like many secondary lines in Romania, faces an uncertain future.

News stories this month include:

  • Eurostar under pressure from post-Brexit border checks, pandemic debt and inflation
  • French Intercites services to be re-tendered
  • DB sells Arriva Denmark
  • More Vectrons for Alpha Trains
  • November launch for Madrid-Barcelona Iryo services
  • Faster Amsterdam-Berlin services from 2024
  • New Swedish government to cancel high speed project
  • Mercitalia Rail orders more TRAXX locos
  • Rennes metro Line B opens
  • New livery for Den Haag Avenios
  • TX Logistik increases Bologna-Koln service
  • First FLIRT to Antwerpen
  • Barcelona-Sants rebuild proposed
  • New operator and new trains for Klostermansfeld-Wippra
  • Arras-St Pol-sur-Ternoise reopens
  • SBB converts diesel shunting tractor to battery power
  • ORION arrives on MGB in Switzerland
  • Final Stadler multiple units delivered in Slovenia
  • Roslagsbanan reopens after summer engineering closure
  • Strong freight traffic growth in Norway
  • MAV-START KISS and CityLink deliveries complete
  • Sidelined Smartrons return to traffic in Bulgaria
  • Entire Kobenhavn S-bane network on CBTC
  • Soaring cost of coal leads to diesel substitutions on German heritage lines
  • 130 years of trams in Naumberg
  • Inlandsbanan centenary celebrations

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