Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will be the largest European rail research and innovation programme ever, delivering activities worth €1.2 billion and aiming to provide a faster uptake and deployment of projects and innovations.
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Alstom has announced the transfer of its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its TALENT 3 platform and its Reichshoffen production site in France, to CAF.
Due to be launched in 2025, the new 5G-enabled telecommunications standard Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is anticipated to improve safety, the passenger experience and operational efficiency. This In-Depth Focus explores the intricacies of implementing FRMCS, what more needs to be done in the transition period, the role that…
Packed full of exclusive content, including: a Roundtable discussion on Decarbonising Rail; an In-Depth Focus to explore FRMCS; the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s rail industry; establishing cyber-security for next generation rail mobility; and much more!
The European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ regulatory package will be crucial in the transition to sustainable mobility in Europe.
The 'Rail to the COP' initiative will work to draw attention to the important role that rail can play in achieving global Climate Change Goals.
With figures outlining that women account for only 21 per cent of the railway workforce, CER and ETF have resumed negotiations for a binding agreement aimed at promoting women's employment in the European rail sector.
As part of the European Year of Rail, the special 'Connecting Europe Express' train will cross the continent and demonstrate in real time the power of rail to connect people and businesses.
Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE’s Technical Affairs Manager, explores the intricacies of the introduction of the Fourth Railway Package’s (4RP) Technical Pillar, and the key elements that will ensure its full and successful adoption going forward.
The proposal remains the best means to support the rail freight industry through the COVID-19 pandemic in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner, but ERFA has expressed that caution is needed to ensure that proposed direct support to the incumbent holding company does not result in cross-subsidisation or other activities.
The Joint Position Paper from EU Member States shows that growing rail freight is a priority for the majority and has been welcomed by ERFA.
CER's new campaign will promote rail as a smarter, more sustainable and more connected means of transport for Europe as part of the European Commission's European Year of Rail.
The Connecting Europe Express will stop in most European capitals from September 2021 in a celebratory display of rail’s strength as a driving force for sustainable mobility.
In order to support Europe's technological leadership in rail, the new partnership will work to improve the competitiveness of the industry.
ERFA has outlined that waiving and reducing track access charges remains the best way to assist the sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner.