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Major railway projects in Denmark – shifting to a new approval process

4 June 2014 | By Jesper Rasmussen, Deputy Director General, Trafikstyrelsen – Danish Transport Authority

Denmark is investing heavily in railway infrastructure. The Danish Government has decided to allocate approximately €20 billion for railway infrastructure in the coming decade. Jesper Rasmussen, Deputy Director General, Trafikstyrelsen – Danish Transport Authority, explains more.

Norway: The new Ulriken Tunnel – drill and blast or TBM?

4 June 2014 | By Hans-Egil Larsen, Project Manager at Jernbaneverket

The line between Arna and Bergen in Norway is one of the most heavily trafficked sections of single-track railway in Europe, with approximately 130 trains passing daily. This section is a bottleneck for rail traffic to and from the station and freight terminal in Bergen. The Norwegian National Rail Administration…

Interview: Jörgen Nyström, Business Sector Manager for Elmia Nordic Rail

4 June 2014 | By Jörgen Nyström, Business Sector Manager for Elmia Nordic Rail

On 6-8 October 2015, Nordic Rail will once again invite the railway industry to Jönköping in Sweden for an opportunity for companies, organisations and industry peers to discuss what the future holds for rail in Scandinavia. In an exclusive interview for Global Railway Review, Jörgen Nyström, Business Sector Manager for…

The Scandinavian 8 Million City Project: Opening the door to Europe and the world

4 June 2014 | By Floire Nathanael Daub, Project Manager for The Scandinavian 8 Million City Project

In an increasingly globalised economy, the demand for efficiency and mobility is increasing. Bigger and stronger regions are needed to attract and retain people and companies who will create the wealth of the future. City regions have become the engines in developing the knowledge and information-based community. The development of…

Rail investment and development is a priority in Estonia

4 June 2014 | By Ahti Asmann, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Eesti Radutee

Ahti Asmann, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Eesti Radutee explains that a series of major improvements have been carried out to the railways in Estonia over recent years, and 2014 is set to continue this trend. Following the recent separation of the country’s rail infrastructure and cargo enterprises,…

Interview: Robert Röder, CEO of Strukton Rail AB

4 June 2014 | By Global Railway Review

In an exclusive interview for Global Railway Review, Robert Röder, CEO of Strukton Rail AB, discusses the company’s recent acquisition of Balfour Beatty Rail Scandinavia and what this means to Strukton and its future position in the railway marketplace...

Poland: Waiting for Pendolino trains

4 June 2014 | By Piotr Malepszak, Director of the Railroads Office at PKP PLK S.A

The manager of the Polish state-owned railway infrastructure – PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PLK S.A.) – is implementing the largest investment programme in its history; its value, between 2012 and 2015, will amount to over €6 billion. For Global Railway Review, Piotr Malepszak – Director of the Railroads Office…

Rail finance: INEA – supporting rail projects

4 June 2014 | By Dirk Beckers, Executive Director of INEA

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor to the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was originally created by the European Commission in 2006 to manage the technical and financial implementation of its TEN-T Programme dealing with transport infrastructure and the TEN-T network. Over the…

The development of ERTMS in the Czech Republic

21 May 2014 | By

SŽDC is a state-organisation tasked with the role of railway infrastructure manager for the Czech Republic. The country’s railway network has approximately 9,459km of lines which consist of 1,950km of double-and multi-tracks and 7,509km of single track lines operating with standard gauge. Only 23km of single-track lines are narrow-gauged. Approximately…

An [email protected] project update

21 May 2014 | By

The openETCS® concept consists of two components: a commercial one, requesting open source licensed ETCS OBU software, plus a three-year openETCS® R&D project within the ITEA2 cluster of the EUREKA R&D framework. Now almost halfway through, the project has already reached one of its mayor milestones – providing a tools…

Issue #2 2014 – Digital version

11 April 2014 | By

This issue features articles from the German Railway Industry Association, NETINERA, and the recently inaugurated Leipzig City Tunnel; A look at Bombardier’s FLEXX Eco Bogie, UNIFE’s EURAXLES project, and CETEST’s instrumented wheelsets work; Manfred Pisek and Stefan Gaider, ÖBB Infrastructure discuss signalling in Austria; Constructing the Copenhagen–Ringsted line and InterCity…