Today's Railways Europe 322: December 2022

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The December 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:

Diakopto-Kalavryta: A Peloponnese Peculiarity: In the 1890s the Greek government emparked on an ambitious project to connect the interior of the Peleponnese with the coastal Patras-Athina line, and while only part of the route was built it remains in operation to this day. Toma Bacic visits Europe's only 750mm gauge rack railway.

Rail Centres: Bratislava: The Slovak capital is an international railway crossroads with plenty of cross-border freight and passenger traffic and a huge variety of traction. Quintus Vosman and Keith Barrow explore the city's diverse railway scene.

French Cereals by Rail: France is the largest cereal producer in the EU and a significant proportion of the harvest is moved by rail. David Haydock profiles this important traffic, which is handled by several operators with a variety of traction.

Vintage Electrics Over the Berninabahn: During 2022 a 107 year-old electric locomotive operated over the Berninabahn for the first time in more than half a century. Toma Bacic tells the story of the Ge 4/4 81 and and its return to Rhatische Bahn metals.

News stories this month include:

  • Arriva introduces Dutch domesetic night services
  • First EURO 6000 for RENFE Mercancias
  • Stockholm-Oslo services more than doubled
  • RhB sets record for longest passenger train
  • CAF wins RENFE Media Distancia EMU order
  • Green Cargo pulls out of Norway
  • PKP Intercity and Cargounit order PESA Gama Locomotives
  • Netinera to retain Munchen-Praha after appeal
  • Hamburg U5 construction underway
  • Parcels tram trials in Schwerin
  • Praha donates trams to Kharkiv
  • Budapest to order more CAF trams
  • Pilgrim train season ends
  • Madrid-Lisboa journey times reduced
  • Intermodal terminal opens near Hungary-Ukraine border
  • NBS Fulda-Wurzburg engineering blockade overruns
  • New Cargounit Vectrons for Bahnoperator Polska
  • Spanish free local rail travel to continue throughout 2023
  • Paris-Clermont modernisation plan moves ahead
  • First CDG Express trains leave factory
  • New Pilatusbahn units enter service
  • Dampfloktreffen marks 150 years of Dresden-Altstadt depot

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