In transportation news, Russian Railways will launch an all new passenger route between Moscow and St. Petersburg that will showcase new two-storey rail cars. The first voyage is scheduled for this evening, Sunday February 1st.
Romanian rail manufacturer Softronic has just announced a new prototype of its new Hyperion emu set to test along Romania’s main rail lines. The Hyperion has been developed by Softronic at the company’s Craiova plant to the south of Romania at a cost of around €5 million euro, the reports say.
Eurail Group G.I.E. reports a two percent increase in passengers on the anniversary of 40 years of InterRailing success. According to news from the company, the concept of passengers traveling throughout Europe on one rail pass will be celebrated with trade shows, media events, parties and even a blog race.
Some good news from Travelport, clients will now be able to book rail travel on the much talked about Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the first Italian private high-speed railway. The strategic partnership tells of NTV distribution via Galileo-connected travel agencies in Italy and around the world.