Back on Track this Christmas – Hull Trains set for December return

Hull Trains will resume operating trains once again from the 3rd December 2020 after a temporary pause due to Lockdown V2.0 in England.
UK

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First Remote EUROLOCKING Successfully Put into Operation

UK
On the weekend of 28-29 November 2020, a remote EUROLOCKING interlocking system was successfully put into operation for the first time at Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) in Vuadens.

[SK / CZ] In the picture: The new face for the Panters for ZSSK and ČD

Europe
The new timetable is coming in mid-December and many operators use the deadline to put new vehicles into operation.

[DE / Expert] German Netinera now 100% owned by FS

Europe
Netinera now has a sole owner: Italian Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group (FS). FS used to be a 51% shareholder, but at the end of November 2020, it acquired the other 49% of the shares from investment fund Cube.

AlbatrossExpress expands Austrian network

Europe
Wolfurt terminal in Austria has become part of the AlbatrossExpress network. The TSA terminal, part of the ÖBB infrastructure, will serve five itineraries per week starting from 13 December. Additionally, it will connect with important container terminals across Europe, including the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Freight on agenda for Scottish transport secretary

UK
Cross-border connectivity, capacity, and light goods sent by rail were all subjects for debate with Michael Matheson, the transport secretary at the Scottish government.

For VIA Rail, Plunging Revenues, Ridership

Canada
VIA Rail reported that to help manage the pandemic’s financial impacts, it has taken these measures, among others: temporarily laying off unionized, management and professional employees; reducing “certain operating expenses in proportion with the level of operations,” publicity and advertising activities, and in-station services; and reducing administrative costs and postponing non-essential initiatives.

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