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ACRI – supporting railway transport in the Czech Republic

19 September 2012 | By

Transport development is crucial and essential for the economical growth of any society or country. When looking at our congested and damaged roads, and the ever-increasing prices of petrol, it is clear that further development of road transportation is significantly restricted and, above all, extremely expensive. Air transport also has…


Protecting our title as main passenger transport operator in Croatia

15 February 2011 | By Marijan Klarić, President of the Management Board, HŽ Putnički prijevoz d.o.o.

HŽ Putnički prijevoz d.o.o. is one of four associated companies in HŽ Holding and its main activity is passenger transport. The mission of HŽ Putnički prijevoz d.o.o. is providing high-quality, reliable, and economically and environmentally acceptable passenger transport services in urban-suburban, local-regional, international and domestic long-distance transport with modern rolling…


Rail’s role in the future of zero carbon transport in the UK

23 November 2021 | By

Transport is currently the largest contributor to UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, as a result, decarbonisation is a key priority for the industry. In July 2021, the UK government published its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) – its ‘greenprint’ – detailing the steps needed for transport to become a net…


Moving people and cargo from A to B

20 February 2013 | By Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands

As the principal government official for railways, it is my responsibility to offer the millions of people who use the Dutch public transport system the best service possible. Fortunately I am not alone when it comes to doing the hard work. Together with the various Dutch rail companies and ProRail…


Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector: A perspective from UNIFE

15 February 2011 | By Judit Sándor, Sustainability and Environment Manager, UNIFE and Max Obenaus, Head of Communications, UNIFE

The European transport sector is facing a serious challenge. While other European industry sectors have managed to reduce emissions in recent years – those of the transport sector are still growing. Today, transport accounts for almost a fifth of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (see Figure 1 opposite). It is…


The Public Transport Authority in Denmark

15 May 2009 | By Martin Munk Hansen, Manager of Rail Projects, Trafikstyrelsen (Public Transport Authority)

A summary of Denmark's Public Transport Authority's goals, tasks, and railway projects, including expanding capacity between Copenhagen and Ringsted, modernisation of Nørreport Station and improvements to the Northwest Line between Roskilde and Holbæk.


Delivering investment for Northern Ireland’s continual development

17 April 2019 | By

Public transport supports communities in every part of Northern Ireland by helping to strengthen economic growth and social inclusion, as well as environmental sustainability. On an individual level, public transport gives people choices, freedom and additional opportunities in terms of business, education, shopping, travel, tourism and leisure pursuits. Here, Chris…


Developing high-speed rail transport in Russia

4 August 2010 | By Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways

The changing economic situation in Russia, and the increase in business and transport activity among the country’s population in recent years, served as an incentive to draw up the Programme for the Development of High-Speed and Very High-Speed Transport, as part of the Strategy for Developing Rail Transport in the…