Today's Railways Europe 341: July 2024

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The July 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:

Revising the Trans-European Network: Upgrading International Links for a Changing Continent: Following the recent revision of the Trans-European Transport Network, Toma Bacic looks at the changes to the programme and contemplates the challenges facing the development of high-quality international raik corridors in Europe.

Rail Centres: Bischofshofen: Keith Barrow visits this busy Austrian junction, which combined impressive alpine scenery with intensive freight and passenger activity.

Sicily's Ring of Fire: Narrow Gauge Around Mount Etna: Running for over 100 km around the slopes of one of Europe's tallest volcanoes, the Ferrovia Circumetnea runs through a variety of landscapes from lava fields to pistachio plantations. Toma Bacic explores this spectacular 950 mm gauge railway.

Ohsabanan: A 600 mm Gauge Pearl in South-Eastern Sweden: Philip Groves visits the former industrial line from Bor to Ohs, which has developed into a successful heritage railway since its acquisition by preservationists in 1970.

News stories this month include:

  • Eurostar to buy up to 50 new trains
  • Alstom to refurbish Shuttle locos?
  • RENFE Avril high-speed trains enter service
  • RegioJet orders RegioPanter EMUs from Skoda
  • Norway's Dovrebanen reopens as through route
  • Midnight Trains calls it a day
  • September delivery for first Irish Rail BEMU
  • Akiem opens its own depot
  • New FLIRT Evo EMUs for Switzerland-France services
  • Rail Cargo Carrier acquires Captrain Netherlands
  • Construction begins on Latvian section of Rail Baltica
  • Liberec-Jablonec interurban tramway reopens
  • Roma Hitachi metro train design revealed
  • DB Class 408 authorised in Netherlands and Belgium
  • Ventus EMUs to Neusiedl
  • ICE2 withdrawals begin in Germany
  • Major delays for SNCF's Oxygene EMUs
  • CD RegioPanters enter service in Praha
  • Stadler and ÖBB present Servicejet
  • First ex-DB IC1 coaches delivered to Bulgaria
  • New Alstom EMU depot completed in Romania
  • Derailment closes Norway's Sorlandsbanen
  • Plans unveiled for new Lisboa airport and rail link

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