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.
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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.
With the expected introduction of 5G on railways, which will inevitably result in the application of more technologically advanced capabilities – such as IoT or AI – Huawei is on hand to support railway operators in improving their digitalisation efforts, enabling advances in safety and security across all aspects of…
Launched by the European Commission, a variety of activities will put rail in the spotlight throughout 2021, to encourage rail use by both citizens and businesses and to contribute to the EU Green Deal goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
ETF argues that transport policies have never been able to succeed in achieving climate goals because they continuously put transport workers and their working conditions to the side.
ERFA has welcomed the strategy, which sets out a clear objective of increasing rail freight volumes by 50 per cent by 2030 and doubling rail freight volumes by 2050.
Railway Approvals Germany GmbH and DB Systemtechnik GmbH have been recognised as independent certification and inspection bodies.