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Austrian Rail Industry Headlines

Doppelmayr's Aerial Ropeway in Vietnam Launched

Austria's ropeway firm Doppelmayr has completed some 2.2 km aerial ropeway in Vietnam which was launched on Saturday, the company said Monday.

June 27, 2016

EU Pumps Billions in Transport Projects, EUR 43.5 Million Go to Austria

The EC has earmarked EUR 6.7 billion (USD 7.54 billion) in investments for transport in Europe. Austria has been allocated EUR 43.5 million for nine projects altogether.

June 17, 2016

Railways in Austria Recorded 282 Million Passengers in 2015

In 2015 Austrians chose increasingly trains over other means of transport. The number of railway passengers hiked by 1.5 percent y/y, railway regulator Schienen-Control GmbH declared in a statement. All in all, the number of railway passengers climbed to 282 million. Every Austrian rode on average 1,427 km by train, which translates to 12.2 billion passenger kilometres (up 0.9 percent) in 2015. There are currently 46 railway companies in in Austria.

June 16, 2016

Antitrust Court Fines ÖBB, Schenker, Panalpina und Etransa

Upon application of the antitrust authority (BWB) the antitrust court fined four logistics companies for price collusion. ÖBB's subsidiary Rail Cargo has to pay EUR 184,000, Panalpina has to pay EUR 2 million (USD 2.274 million), Schenker has to pay EUR 318,000 and Etransa has to pay EUR 3.5 million.

June 10, 2016

Airport Line CAT Books Record-High Results in 2015

City Airport Train CAT, which links Vienna with the Vienna Airport in Schwechat booked record-high results in the 12th year of its operation.

June 7, 2016

No Reasons for Further Privatisation of Telekom Austria, Post AG - Infrastructure Min

Austria has no reasons to further privatize partly state-run telco Telekom Austria or the postal firm Post AG, Infrastructure Minister Jörg Leichtfried said in an interview.

June 7, 2016

ÖBB Rail on Semmering Base Tunnel Project

The construction of the 27km Semmering base tunnel has been fully launched, rail company ÖBB said of its major investment.

June 7, 2016

ÖBB and Quehenberger Merge Mixed Cargo Segments

Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) and Salzburg logistics group Quehenberger are merging their mixed cargo business. ÖBB Holding will release a 40 percent stake in subsidiary European Contract Logistics (ECL) to Quehenberger Logistics to that end.

May 25, 2016

ÖBB/MAV-Cargo - Contradiction Concerning Contract with Lobbyist

The embezzlement lawsuit regarding the purchase of Hungarian cargo railway operator MAV Cargo by ÖBB subsidiary Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) was continued in the province court in St. Pölten on Friday. The central issue was a deal with consultant Geuronet. Defendant Gustav Poschalko claims the commission was not rejected by the group, a claim his then management board peer Ferdinand Schmidt repudiates.

May 20, 2016

ÖBB Rail New CEO Halbmayr Takes Up Post

Staterun railway firm OBB saw its todate CFO Josef Halbmayr take over as interim CEO as of Tuesday, the company said in a statement.

May 17, 2016