Today's Railways Europe 338: April 2024

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The April 2024 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:

Danish Talgo Stock Revealed: Following the arrival of the first set of Talgo 230 coaches for DSB in Denmark in December 2023, Jan Lundstrom profiles the new trains, which are due to be introduced on services from Kobenhavn to Hamburg in 2025.

DB Fernverkehr: Preparing for the 2030s (and beyond): With major investment in new trains to increase capacity and replace older stock, the fleet of German long-distance operator DB Fernverkehr will be transformed over the coming decade. Keith Fender reviews the current fleet and looks ahead to the coming changes.

Poland's Region Rail Revival Part 1: The Provinces Take Control: In the first installment of a two part article, Mike Bent examines how Poland's provinces have driven the revitalisation of regional services, many of which were under threat before the transfer to private control.

The Return of Portugal's Marvellous MLWs: Half a century after their introduction and a decade after their withdrawal, the Canadian-built Class 1550 diesel-electrics have made a remarkable comeback. Andrew Donnelly charts the history of these distinctive single-cab Co-Co locomotives.

News stories this month include:

  • Major restructuring for struggling DB Cargo
  • ÖBB to introduce Interregio services
  • Up to 350 more Vectrons for Railpool and Cargounit
  • Kiruna-Narvik line blocked by second major derailment
  • SBB orders more Girunos for services to Italy
  • CRRC Sirius EMU enters trial revenue service with RegioJet
  • MTR to pull out of Sweden
  • German government pauses support for hydrogen trains
  • Krakow tramway extension opens
  • Flexity trams for Graz
  • Izmir's third tram line opens
  • SJ to run Stockholm-Trondheim direct
  • ÖBB hires ex-DB IC coaches to ease stock shortage
  • Tram-trains for Linz region
  • North of Toulouse work to start
  • Stadler KISS EMUs enter service in Slovakia
  • New track measuring EMU on test with ADIF in Spain
  • 300 new coaches for PKP Intercity
  • Class 55 visits Roosendaal

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