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Flooding in Serbia causes catastrophic railway infrastructure damage

5 August 2014 | By Global Railway Review

Due to the catastrophic floods which hit Serbia in late-May 2014, the country’s railway infrastructure suffered huge damages estimated to be in the region of millions of Euros – the consequences of this devastating act of nature on Serbian railway lines will remain for an extended period of time...

Getting ready for the first rail tendering project in Finland

5 August 2014 | By Kimmo Sinisalo, Project Manager for Rail Tendering at HSL

HSL – the Helsinki Region Transport Authority – will start the opening of the Finnish passenger rail market by tendering the contract for local trains starting in 2018. Kimmo Sinisalo – Project Manager for Rail Tendering at HSL – provides more details...

FERRMED – promoting rail freight and intermodality in Europe

5 August 2014 | By Joan Amorós i Pla, Executive Secretary General of FERRMED

FERRMED is a non-profit multi-sectorial association that was founded by the private sector in Brussels in August 2004 in order to improve rail freight transportation and industrial competitiveness in Europe. Joan Amorós i Pla, Executive Secretary General of FERRMED explains more about how the association works and what it stands…

Italo: Increasing its high-speed rail market share with quality services

5 August 2014 | By Paolo Ripa, Chief Commercial and Operation Officer at Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV)

Despite the economic crisis, the high-speed rail market is currently experiencing a positive trend compared with other modalities – i.e. air, road, and long-distance ‘traditional’ rail, etc. In fact, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) evolution in Italy has been unhealthy during the last two years: -1.8% in 2013 and -2.4% in…

Exporting Italian railway know-how and expertise around the world

5 August 2014 | By Matteo Triglia, Managing Director of Italferr

Drawing up plans and designs, calling for tenders and performing works management, supervision and project management functions in respect of all kinds of infrastructure investments in Italy and worldwide are the major areas of operation in which Italferr, the engineering company within the FS Italiane Group, has been engaged since…

Arriva builds on performance with its Driver Advisory Systems

20 July 2014 | By

Roger Cobbe, Policy Director at Arriva UK Trains, takes the time to provide details of how Arriva is investing in its UK train businesses by introducing train Driver Advisory Systems to reduce costs, improve the passenger experience and lessen the rail industry’s impact on the environment.

The importance of rolling stock for SJ’s future competitiveness

20 July 2014 | By

SJ review’s their strategies and strategic objectives about once every three years. In this respect, the Group’s plan also encompasses the traffic and rolling stock programme, which extends over a period of five years. Examples of the issues addressed include business intelligence and, not least, future competition in the market,…

Next generation of trains for the Intercity Express Programme

20 July 2014 | By

Thanks to privatisation, the UK’s railways are a huge success story with more people than ever using the rail network. Over the last year, there was a 5.7% increase in passenger journeys to 1.6 billion. While this increase is welcome it brings with it challenges. Stephen Hammond – the UK’s…

Managing passive level crossings on public and private roads in Ireland

20 July 2014 | By

Railway level crossings in Ireland are managed by Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, the national railway infrastructure manager, and supervised by the Railway Safety Commission, the national safety and regulatory authority. Both organisations work closely with one another to advance railway safety, which they recognise as a common goal. Donal…

Issue #3 2014 – Digital version

5 June 2014 | By

This issue features a forward from Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Norway's Minister of Transport and Communications, a Northern Europe Profile featuring articles from Trafikstyrelsen, Jernbaneverket, The Scandinavian 8 Million City Project and AS Eesti Radutee, exclusive Track Systems and Signalling & Telecommunications supplements, plus an update from INEA...

Track Systems supplement 2014

5 June 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems Supplement, read articles about the CAPACITY4RAIL project, track maintenance facilities in Portugal, plus switches and crossings research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology...

Introduction: Northern Europe – a hotbed for rail development

4 June 2014 | By Craig Waters

There is one standard theme currently running through the railways of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia; that theme is development, writes Craig Waters, Editor of Global Railway Review. Northern Europe is a current hotbed for investment and growth in the railway industry, and governments in Scandinavia are continuing to…

Foreword: Time for change in Norwegian rail transport

4 June 2014 | By Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Minister of Transport and Communications for Norway

As Minister of Transport and Communications for Norway, Ketil Solvik-Olsen is concerned with improving people’s daily travel habits. For Global Railway Review, Ketil explains that since the Norwegian Conservative Party (Høyre) and the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) came to power in October 2013, a process has been in place to make…