Today's Railways Europe 328: June 2023

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The June 2023 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:

Velim: 60 Years of Train Testing: The VUZ Velim test centre in the Czech Republic has been a focal point for rolling stock testing for 60 years and continues to play a central role in the authorisation of new and modified vehicles. Quintus Vosman charts the history of this unique facility and looks at how it is adapting to the changing needs of the rail industry.

Oslo Freight: Finn Moller explores the freight scene in the Norwegian capital, which has seen significant changes in recent months following the exit of Green Cargo from domestic freight operations in Norway.

Rail Centres: Ulm: With the opening of the Neubaustrecke from Wendlingen in December 2022, Ulm has become the latest city to join Germany's high-speed network. However, Ulm is also an important hum for regional services, as Keith Fender explains.

NBS Wendlingen-Ulm: Germany's Newest High-Speed Line: Keith Fender looks at the construction and operation of the high-speed line through Schwabische Alb, which opened in December 2022.

News stories this month include:

  • Lithuania-Latvia services to return in 2024?
  • NS ICNG EMUs enter service
  • DSB doubles Talgo order and adds driving cars
  • Finnish gauge conversion ruled out
  • French 'light train' gets heavier
  • Duisburg Flexity NF4 trams enter service at last
  • RNV Skoda trams debut in Mannheim
  • More ex-Rotterdam trams reinstated in Galati
  • Hitachi Rail trains for Milano and Roma
  • Rising tensions between France and Spain over high-speed strategies
  • Preparations underway for Dublin-Belfast fleet renewal
  • 'Neutral' shunting in Antwerpen
  • Railcoop suspends freight operations in France
  • New OeBB livery
  • First DB Region FLIRTs withdrawn
  • Stern & Hafferl rolling stock changes
  • IRYO to Aldalucia
  • CD Cargo receives last mile Vectrons
  • Firenze derailment cuts Italy in two
  • TFT receives second Coadia Stream EMU
  • Passenger trains to return to Bogatynia and Zlotoryja
  • Chinese locomotives used on infrastructure trains in Serbia
  • Loco-hauled substitutions bring variety to Hungary
  • CRS delivers new coaches for Egyptian Railways
  • First ZSSK KISS EMU on test at Velim
  • Yosaria Trains sleeper stock delivered to Bratislava
  • Second Istanbul-Ankara high-speed line?
  • Fondazione FS Italiane celebrates ten years

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