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Issue 2 2019

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Delivering investment for Northern Ireland’s continual development

17 April 2019 | By

Public transport supports communities in every part of Northern Ireland by helping to strengthen economic growth and social inclusion, as well as environmental sustainability. On an individual level, public transport gives people choices, freedom and additional opportunities in terms of business, education, shopping, travel, tourism and leisure pursuits. Here, Chris…

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Eliminating risk and creating a safer railway in Great Britain

16 April 2019 | By

Level crossing safety in Great Britain continues to be one of Network Rail’s key priorities. Since 2009 the infrastructure manager has invested more than £200 million in improving the safety of level crossings and this investment to date has generated over 1,100 level crossing closures and countless safety enhancements across…

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Moving into a new legal regime for global rail freight

15 April 2019 | By

For several decades, there has been enormous potential in door-to-door rail freight transportation between Europe and Asia, but there is still a lot to be realised. Erik Evtimov, Deputy Secretary General of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), explores the challenges to overcome and how the creation of a new…

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Remaining a step ahead of regulations

15 April 2019 | By

Soon to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Estonia’s railway network has played, and will continue to play, a central role in the country’s transportation and logistics offering. However, fatal and serious accidents at level crossings continue to occur. Tarvi Viisalu, Head of the Safety Department of Estonia’s national railway company, Eesti…

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The battle to increase safety has not yet been won

15 April 2019 | By

Accidents at level crossings are a global issue. Here, Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety and Interoperability at the UIC, highlights that collisions between trains and heavy road vehicles result in a great number of fatalities and severe injuries. Isabelle underlines that the railway industry and other sectors must work…