Tag: Austria

[AT] Stern & Hafferl buys Siemens Vectron diesel locomotive no. 247 905 [updated]

Update 06.12.2017: official press information from Siemens AG Österreich added Austrian public transport operator Stern & Hafferl has bought a Vectron diesel locomotive; the designated 247 905 previoulsy used by […]

[AT] Test program with Siemens 193 829 and 844 in Austria [updated]

On 15.11.2017 we reported about Siemens stock locomotive 193 844 (yep the one from Innotrans 2016) being used in ÖBB passenger service between Linz and Passau (train numbers 5904-1779-5908-1783). The locomotive was […]

[AT] ÖBB: CityJet, CityJet, Desiro and Talent as CityJet [updated]

Today the Austrian railways (ÖBB Personenverkehr) presented its refreshed Desiro and Talent regional trains at Wien Westbahnhof. Together with a Desiro ML EMU both train types were on display. To […]

[AT] Video: The first Flexity lightrail vehicle for Vienna, sort of ready

The production of new Flexity LRVs for Vienna is gaining momentum. On 11.10.2017, Bombardier and operator Wienerlinien presented the first, almost finished vehicle. At the end of 2018, the new […]

[AT] ÖBB; Tender for long-distance trains suspended, and resumed

An interesting tender to watch right now is the Austrian railways’ (ÖBB) search for new loco-hauled day AND night trains. Orders for loco-hauled rolling stock are scarce. New rolling stock […]

[AT] Video: ÖBB and Bombardier celebrate the start of the Talent3 assembly

Take a look at this video, recorded on 29.09.2017 at Hennigsdorf, Germany, where Bombardier assembles its Talent2/3 EMUs. The video showcases the first empty body shell of a Talent3 EMU […]

[AT] ÖBB Technische Services: Open door day at the workshops of Linz

On Saturday 23.09.2017, everybody who was interested could visit the Linz workshops of ÖBB Technische Services. This company, part of the Austrian railways (49% ÖBB-Personenverkehr and 51% Rail Cargo Austria) focuses on […]

[AT] Second attempt: ÖBB tenders for used diesel locomotives [updated]

Update: In February ÖBB issued 19 separate tenders for the acquisition of used Siemens EuroRunner locomotives, but without success. The tender was divided into 19 separate trenches, enabling ÖBB to source the locomotives […]

[EU] New from TX Logistik: KLV train Kiel – Triest

Seit Ende Jänner diesen Jahres betreibt das EVU TX-Logistik mit Sitz in Troisdorf eine neue KLV-Verbindung zwischen Kiel und Triest. Transportiert werden mit dem an Montagen nach Süden (Mittwoch nach […]

[AT] New locomotives for the ÖBB: Siemens has the best bid

Different Austrian media are bringing the news that Siemens’ has placed the best bid for the new generation of electric locomotives for the Austrian federal railways (ÖBB). In 2015 the ÖBB published […]

[AT] Official: ÖBB signs framework agreement for Talent3 – 21 trains ordered

On 27.12.2016, Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) officially signed a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 Talent3 trains. The total amount of the framework […]

[AT] Court has decided: Bombardier will built the next generation regional trains for ÖBB

Stadler Rail has lost its case. The Swiss manufacturer filed an appeal against the Austrian railways (ÖBB) awarding a framework contract for up to 300 trainsets to Bombardier (150x short […]

[AT] Tests with Westbahn KISS generation 2 ongoing

Westbahn on the ‘Westbahn’. This week, Stadler Rail newest train for Austrian open access operator Westbahn is performing test runs between Vienna and St.Valentin. This page shows you images of […]

[AT] Wiener Lokalbahnen go Last Mile: three TRAXX AC3 locomotives ordered

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo (WLC) has placed an order for three TRAXX AC3 locomotives with Last Mile diesel shunting module. They will enter revenue service in 2017. An option is taken […]

[AT] Bombardier and Wienerlinien present the final design of the Flexity tram for Vienna

Today was a big day for Wienerlinien, the public transport operator of the city of Vienna (AT). It presented, together with Bombardier, the final design for its new generation of […]

[AT/HU/SK] Party! Neusiedlerseebahn welcomes the new GySEV Ventus trains

The five newest trains of GySEV have a name: Ventus. The trains were recently delivered by Siemens. As of 05.09.2016 they are in use for revenue earning services in Austria, […]

[HU/AT] First Desiro Mainline handed over to GySEV

Early 2014, Austria-Hungarian rail operator GySEV ordered five 3-car train sets from Siemens. The articulated trains belong are part of the Desiro Mainline product family and are being built in […]

[AT] Under construction: Westbahn KISS 2

On 06.07.2016 the supervisory board of Westbahn’s parent company Rail Holding AG visited Stadler Rail’s double-decker competence center in Altenrhein, Switzerland. The Swiss train manufacturer presented the second series of KISS trains […]

[AT] LTE takes delivery of the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive in Austria

LTE Logistik- und Transport GmbH, located in Graz, Austria, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. And a special year requires a special locomotive. On 27.06.2016 LTE and presented the first Bombardier […]

[AT] Siemens starts the production of CityJet trains

On 13.07.2014, the construction of the new generation of regional trains for Austria has started. With these Desiro Mainline trains, built by Siemens, the Austrian railways will introduce a new […]