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Weekly Shenyang – Hamburg train launched

As part of the United Transport & Logistics Co joint venture of the national railways of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, RZD Logistics subsidiary Far East Land Bridge launched a weekly block train service from Shenyang to Hamburg on October 30.

FELB has operated an eastbound service since 2008, carrying BMW automotive parts from Germany to Shenyang.

The new westbound service has been …

Hungarian company builds tram for Africa

ETHIOPIA: A prototype tram for the African market has been delivered to Addis Ababa by Hungarian company Dunai Repülőgépgyár.

DR intends to carry out series production in Ethiopia using Hungarian components, and is in talks with Ethiopian state-owned Metals & Engineering Corp about constructing a test track. It is also negotiating financing with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the prototype is being kept at Metals & Engineering Corp’s site.

The prototype …

Varazdin County promotes sustainable mobility in Brussels

On October 13th Varaždin County, together with partners in “Partnership for sustainable mobility”, as a part of “Open Days” conference in Brussels, was one of the organisers of “Drive me green” panel discussion. The panel consisted of good practice examples presentations of eco transport of goods and passengers in regions all across Europe.

Varaždin County presented there among partners from France, Poland, Slovenia and Netherlands.  Currently in Varaždin County project documentation …

ICx on test runs

Test running of an ICx trainset on the public rail network began on September 25, Siemens has announced.

In May 2011 Deutsche Bahn signed a framework agreement for up to 300 ICx trainsets, with an initial order for 130 to replace its locomotive-hauled inter-city fleet. Entry into service is planned for late 2017.

ICx on test run in Nürnberg. Photo: A. Klečina

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