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…
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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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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.
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.