Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation has been given conditional clearance based on four proposed engagements.
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Railways are often controlled by governmental or independent safety and economic regulators, responsible for ensuring that railway operators and infrastructure managers comply with certain laws and standards. Regulatory aspects include funding requirements, access to railway networks and controlling the licenses of the operators of railway assets. Regulators also enforce consumer/passenger protection law in relation to the railway.
What are the emerging and evolving topics around railway regulation, legislation and standards?
Worth almost €148 million, the new projects will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme.
With its new cable type SAB RailLine 560, SAB Bröckskes brings a cable with excellent characteristics for permanent flexible use to the market.
The UK's Office of Rail and Road's 2019-2020 assessment shows Network Rail has saved more than £385 million in the first year of its new control period 6, but passenger and freight performance varied by region.
Pablo Martorelli, President of the Argentine Institute of Railways (IAF), discusses the difficulties that Argentina’s railway industry has faced in the past, but explains that a focused 30-point recovery programme is key to rebuilding the railway over the coming years.
Louise Mor and Patrick Moore, Partners from WFW’s Assets & Structured Finance Group, write that as rolling stock operators face continued disruption to their businesses due to the impact of COVID-19, lessors should be aware of eight key points, and to be proactive in staying ahead of any changes facing…
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
The Fiscal and Management Control Board at MBTA approved the four-year extension of its Commuter Rail Operating contract with Keolis Commuter Services.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced the availability of $293,000 in competitive grant funds for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Program projects.
As Caltrain continues to take on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency’s Board of Directors have voted to approve interim operating and capital budgets for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.
The Rail Supply Group (RSG) – the leadership body for the UK rail supply chain – has shared the findings of its independent research into the impact of COVID-19 on businesses supplying the rail industry.
HSRG has outlined that the implementation of a transformative high-speed rail programme across the UK would support country-wide resilience and growth.
Europe’s railway Research and Innovation community shows strong interest in deepening collaboration as 2020 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals prompts requests for €113.3 million of R&I funding.
HS2's west-London super hub will be the largest newly-built railway station in the UK, with a mix of high-speed and conventional service platforms.
Rail must become a much more integral part of the U.S. transportation system as the country moves through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis, states the High Speed Rail Alliance.