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How Switzerland wants to develop rail transport

4 May 2023 | By

Dr Peter Füglistaler, Director of the Federal Office of Transport (FOT), discusses the ways in which both passenger and rail freight transport in Switzerland must be developed, including the need to expand infrastructure and the potential for Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC).

Access For All: Interview with Irish Rail’s Ronan Murphy

26 April 2023 | By

For Global Railway Review’s ‘Access For All’ interview series, Ronan Murphy, Head of Customer Care and Accessibility at Irish Rail, explains how the operator is committed to continuous improvements to deliver an excellent experience for customers with disabilities, and gives details of several exciting new accessibility initiatives currently on trial.

Access For All: Interview with TransPennine Express’ Chris Jeffery

19 April 2023 | By

For Global Railway Review’s ‘Access For All’ interview series, Chris Jeffery, Accessibility & Transport Integration Manager at TransPennine Express, explains how the operator is passionate about accessibility, and the importance of consulting both their accessibility panels and customers with disabilities to ensure they can deliver a train service that is…

Railway investments will make the Norwegian transport sector greener

18 April 2023 | By

Jon-Ivar Nygård, Norway’s Minister of Transport, explains that despite a large maintenance backlog and outdated infrastructure, the Norwegian government is committed to making improvements to the country’s rail network with a raft of changes including new infrastructure, new trains, new digital signalling, shifting more freight to rail and strengthening cross-border…

CPK presents an investor variant of the new Katowice-Ostrava HSR line connecting Poland with Czech Republic

13 April 2023 | By

After collecting 7,000 comments and almost 100 meetings involving residents and local authorities, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has selected the investor variant for the Katowice-Ostrava section of the high-speed railway line. The route indicated by CPK assumes the least environmental impact of all those surveyed. The new railway line also…

Access For All: Interview with VIA Rail’s Catherine Langlois

12 April 2023 | By

Taking part in Global Railway Review’s first ‘Access For All’ interview series is Catherine Langlois, Senior Advisor - Universal Accessibility at VIA Rail, who highlights some of the accessibility features on board the operator’s new fleet, and how they strive to be Canada’s most accessible national and intercity mode of…