Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers

Last week, a bloomberg article elaborated on the talks between Siemens and Bombardier Transportation for a merger, or as it turns out, a joint venture. Allegedly, the two companies want to form two joint ventures: a) Combining the rolling stock business under the leadership of Bombardier; b) Combining the signaling business under Siemens. What it … Continue reading Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers

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The Fernbus is not a competition for the train, it is enriching the market

Recently, I took my first long haul bus connection in Western Europe and was positively surprised. As I am sitting now in a ÖBB Railjet, heading from Austria towards Switzerland, I am reflecting on that experience, the pros and cons and what it could mean for the rail bound mass transportation. Due to timing and, … Continue reading The Fernbus is not a competition for the train, it is enriching the market