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ÖBB-Holding AG - Articles and news items

Steady construction continues on the new Koralmbahn

Issue 1 2014 / 12 February 2014 /

The Koralm Railway (or Koralmbahn) is a new double-track line approximately 133km-long that will run between the Austrian cities of Graz and Klagenfurt and is part of the Baltic-Adriatic Axis which connects the Baltic Sea with the ports of the upper Adriatic. At the heart of the new railway line is the Koralm Tunnel (approximately 32.9km-long) and once completed it will be one of the longest tunnels in the world.

Kapsch celebrates rapid ÖBB GSM-R expansion with locomotive christening

Rail industry news / 7 October 2011 /

GSM-R, the digital train radio system is the basis for a new pan-European signaling and train control system…

The festival city of Salzburg gets a unique entrée

Issue 4 2010 / 4 August 2010 /

€270 million will be invested in the creation of a unique transport station in the festival city of Salzburg that is to be completed by 2014. The new through station will do full justice to the requirements of a modern railway age as a regional and international transport hub. High customer convenience, short distances, barrier-free changing of trains, optimal passenger information, a central passage with shopping facilities, a unique architectural concept integrating listed historic building elements into state-of-the-art railway infrastructure will give Salzburg a distinctive new entrée.

The Arlberg Railway – connecting Tyrol and Vorarlberg for 125 years

Issue 3 2009, Past issues / 15 May 2009 /

Rene Zumtobel celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Arlberg Railway in Austria, and how after all this time it is still playing a vital part of the Austrian western railway line between Bregenz, Zürich and Vienna.