Karel Havlíček, the Czech Republic’s Minister of Transport, explains that it is a government priority to continue to invest in and improve rail transportation across the country, with projects to strategically develop high-speed rail connections and plans to improve network capacity with the segregation of passenger and rail freight transport.
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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.
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The thirteenth edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will now take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
The move will help to secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area and protect jobs in the face of COVID-19.
Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink have partnered with the British Transport Police to enforce face covering regulations.
Stefan Siegler, Vice President Business Excellence and Quality Management at Siemens Mobility, has been re-elected as the Chairman of IRQB for the next two-year term. Ahead of his next term, he looks back at his first term, analyses the current state of affairs and reveals his plans for the future.
Dr. Amit Kumar Jain from Indian Railways and the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), Government of India, tells Global Railway Review how the ‘New India New Railway’ initiative is looking to the private sector for a US$ 4 billion investment opportunity in the operation of passenger trains, in order…
ERFA - the European Rail Freight Association - has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the proposed European Regulation that establishes measures for a sustainable rail market.
Elliot Rothwell, David Crosbee and Simon Iwnicki, colleagues from the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield, discuss the latest findings from the ‘CaFiBo' project, which seeks to develop a lightweight composite bogie frame that will reduce stresses on rail tracks due to rolling contact fatigue and…
Alexandre Savard, Director of Business Development for Rail at GIRO, discusses the challenges and opportunities of planning and delivering an efficient and flexible rail service in an environment of increasing constraints, which have been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis.
This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
The proposal, made by the French Prime Minister, will see track access charges waived until the end of 2020, which will support rail freight in a post-COVID-19 world.
Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation has been given conditional clearance based on four proposed engagements.
Worth almost €148 million, the new projects will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme.