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Strengthen Economy

The “Main Line for Europe” – artery and economic promoter in East-West traffic…

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Connecting People

A high-speed railroad that provides mobility…

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Driving Europe Forward

An initiative that brings Europe closer together…

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Protecting Environment

A modern rail connection for environmentally friendly mobility…

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New rail freight connection between Budapest and Rijeka

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is expanding its network in Southeast Europe. As the company announces, a new train is now running between Budapest and the Croatian Mediterranean port of Rijeka. This is a direct connection without a stopover for maritime goods flows. According to RCG, the Budapest-Rijeka connection is…

With the Deutschland-Ticket on the Main Line also travel abroad

From May 2023, the time has come: the Deutschland-Ticket is coming! The ticket will not only be valid for local transport throughout Germany, but also for certain stations on the Main Line that are located abroad. For example, Salzburg and the French border towns of Lauterbourg and Wissembourg. Source: Deutsche Bahn

Tens of thousands flock to the construction site for Stuttgart 21

The interest in Stuttgart 21 is huge: from Holy Saturday to Easter Monday, 90,000 people came to see the progress at the “open construction site”. “Their enthusiasm is infectious,” says Bernhard Bauer of the Stuttgart-Ulm railway project association. With his head craned back, Erik looks upwards. Halfway up the scaffolded…

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