The Risk Reduction Program will require the largest freight railroads in the U.S. to develop and implement a safety plan that is FRA approved.
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In order to ensure the growth of the rail freight industry, ERFA has stressed the need for regulation revisions and a more ambitious approach from the EC.
Albanian Railways has awarded a consortium the contract for the consulting and technical assistance services for the new project to upgrade rail connections with the country’s capital, Tirana.
Following the acquisition of AEbt Angewandte Eisenbahnteknik GmbH in January 2020, CERTIFER has now entered the German, Austrian and Swiss market.
The funding contract will help XRAIL to deliver its maintenance requirements for its Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Railway contract.
Alpha Trains has signed a long-term lease contract for five Siemens Desiro Classic DMUs with a subsidiary of Arriva Transport Česká Republika a.s.
Arriva's Northern franchise will be transferred to the Operator of Last Resort as of 1 March 2020, announces UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.
£500 million has been pledged by the government to put historic rail lines back into operation, improving connectivity for communities across the country.
The objective of the new cooperation is to move rail research and innovation forward and crucially promote market deployment.
Sir John Peace has written to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning him that any delay or downgrade of High Speed Two (HS2) would be a betrayal of the Midlands and the North, and urging him to publish the Oakervee review in full as soon as possible.
The agreement between the two parties means that the CBU-TAZARA Mpika Campus at the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority Training Centre in Zambia is now officially operational.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is to host an Industry Forum for small businesses interested in working on the Track and Systems Design-Build-Maintain contract for the state's high-speed rail project.
A statement released by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has raised concerns over the financial viability of the Northern franchise operated by Arriva Rail North.
The 82 design contracts have been awarded to a total of 34 suppliers and represents up to £640 million of investment by 2029.