Ukrzaliznytsia JSC has invited German experts in the field of passenger transportation (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
Ukrainian Railway JSC (Ukrzaliznytsia) and Deutsche Bahn Engineering & Consulting (DB E&C), which is part of the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG), signed an agreement on the provision of consulting services in the field of passenger transportation.
First Sapsan train from a new batch has arrived to Saint Petersburg (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
Siemens Mobility has started the delivery of the third batch of Sapsan high-speed electric trains – the first of them arrived by sea on August 9, 2021 from the German port of Lübeck to Saint Petersburg.
Poland is going to modernise three stations on the Rail Baltica line (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
The Polish infrastructure operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe and the construction company Budimex (Poland) have signed a contract for the design and reconstruction of three stations in the Ełk area, located on the route of the Rail Baltica railway line, which is currently under construction. The project, worth 587 million PLN (128 million euro), is co-financed within the Connecting Europe Facility programme. The work is scheduled to begin in the next 3 months and be completed by the end of 2023.
Growth in the volume of traffic through the Russian-Chinese border crossings (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
According to the Xinhua news agency, in 2021 (as of 26 August 2021), over 3,000 freight trains with 291,186 containers ran through the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria and Grodekovo-Suifenhe border crossings on the route to Europe.
For 5 years, transit on the Russian Railways network has grown almost four times (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
In 2020, compared to 2019, the volume of transit container traffic through the Russian Railways network increased by more than one third, from 618 thousand to 831 thousand TEUs, and by the end of seven months of 2021 this figure was equal to 619 thousand TEUs, which exceeds the level of the same period in 2020 by 50%.
China distinguished the success of the Belt and Road Initiative (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
The National Development and Reform Commission of China presented the regular progress of work under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Development of the use of electronic document flow in freight traffic between Russia and Kazakhstan (according to RZD OJSC Press Service)
By 2023, more than 80 % railway freight traffic between Russia and Kazakhstan will be managed electronically.
Poland: preparing to modernize the Terespol-Brest border crossing (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
The Polish railway infrastructure operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK) and the Polish company BBF signed a contract for the development of a feasibility study for the construction of a new railway bridge with double gauge (1520 and 1435 mm) across the Bug river and the modernization of the Terespol station, including laying of 1520-mm gauge tracks. The project is being implemented as part of the programme to improve the accessibility of the Terespol-Brest border crossing.
Czech operator RegioJet plans to start passenger services in Poland (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
Czech private passenger operator RegioJet is planning to commission services on a route connecting major Polish cities such as Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk.
Designer selected for Krušnohorský tunnel on Dresden - Prague railway line (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
The Czech rail infrastructure manager SZ (Správa Železnic) and Germany’s DB Netz AG selected the design contractor for a key component of the Dresden - Prague - Krušnohorský tunnel high-speed railway line in the Ore Mountains.