Lund – Malmö quadruple tracking contract
Prime Minister inaugurates Napoli Afragola station
ÖBB starts Pyhrnstrecke station upgrading
Weekly LCL service widens appeal of China-Europe rail route
Siemens to buy planning software company HaCon
Hupac orders eight multisystem locomotives
Montecargo privatisation cancelled
IONX and Ermewa agree telematics partnership
High-value chemicals travel from China to Europe by rail
DB Regio selected for Rhein-Neckar operating contract
The funding will be provided to ÖBB Infrastructure to improve urban, suburban and regional rail services. All domestic lines will also be electrified by 2035. This includes projects under the 2018-2023 framework, as well as €8bn in new investments.
The ÖBB framework plan outlines the planned projects and their expected costs over a six-year period, as well as maintenance expenses. After being adopted by the Federal Council of Ministers, the plan will be submitted as a report to the National Council.
Services will be improved to relieve pressure brought about by increasing urbanisation, with the platforms on S-Bahn lines in and around Vienna extended from 160m to 220m to accommodate longer trains. Services will also operate with a reduced headway of 2min 30s, enabling the frequency to be increased from 20 to 26 trains per hour per direction.
The western line in Linz will be upgraded to increase capacity, while stations and lines around Salzburg, Innsbruck and in the central area of Carinthia will be modernised. Graz will benefit from the expansion of the Koralm Railway, the Southern Railway and the Styrian Eastern Railway.
€1bn has also be allocated to expand regional lines, including modernising stations and stops, improving safety at level crossings, and installing new customer information systems.
In order to achieve Austria’s goal of a climate neutral rail network by 2035, 500km of line will be electrified by 2030. Hydrogen or battery trains will be used where electrification is not technically or economically feasible.
For detailed data on projects in Austria and around the world, subscribe to IRJ Pro.
This article first appeared on www.railjournal.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.