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Europe Rail News: 5 August 2021

Germany's regular timetabled steam train, Birkenhead's great 'lost' railway station, Swedish Arctic Railway, and more European railway news.


James Clark

Aug 05 2021

2 min read




The Guardian view on restoring the golden age of rail: green glamour

"The restoration of a Spanish ‘railway cathedral’ reminds us how seductive train travel can be".


Potential of Zagorje: An important railway link between Southeastern and Central Europe?

"Could Zagorje once again become an important railway link between Southeastern Europe and Central Europe?"

New 160 km/h Končar electric train connecting Rijeka launched

The trains will provide commuting services between Rijeka and Perman and Rijeka and Ogulin.

Czech Republic

Benthem and West 8 win Brno railway station architecture competition

"Construction of the new railway station is expected to be completed between 2032 and 2035."



Paris-Nice night train: Aboard Le Train Bleu’s worthy heir


EasyJet’s rail deal highlights new airline sector way of selling trains and flights

"EasyJet and Deutsche Bahn began selling in late July combination tickets that include flights and rail travel, Skift has learned. The deal is notable for a behind-the-scenes aspect. Europe’s second-biggest discount airline is using a new method to sell the tickets from the German railway operator."

The Soviet spy steam railway that's still running

"Little known outside Germany, the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen -- Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, usually abbreviated to HSB -- is one of the few places in the world still operating regular timetabled steam trains throughout the year."

Great Britain

Review: The Royal Windsor Steam Express Breakfast – London to Windsor


East Midlands Railway celebrates 175 years of historic railway connecting commuters to Nottingham

Memories of Birkenhead's great 'lost' railway station

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway marks 40th anniversary


Arup to deliver strategic review of Ireland's railway network

"Ireland’s Department of Transport (DoT), in cooperation with the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland (DfI), has appointed Arup as the technical consultant to strategically review the rail network on the island of Ireland."


Study contract signed for new Poland-Czechia rail connection

"Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK, Solidarity Transport Hub Poland) has signed a contract with a consortium of Egis Poland for a feasibility study on the construction of Katowice – Ostrava rail line."


High speed rail to Portugal, dream or reality?


Swedish government go-ahead for completion of Arctic Railway

"Sweden's government has green-lighted the completion of the Skellefteå – Luleå section of the North Bothnia line, which would effectively complete the Umeå – Luleå project in the Swedish North."

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