Elisabeth Werner, Director for Land Transport at the European Commission’s DG for Mobility and Transport, underlines that now is the time for rail to deliver its share in building a green, efficient, and affordable European transport system.
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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.
Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. Read on…
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that there are several factors the rail industry must focus on during 2020 to prove the value of rail transport and its potential to support a sustainable, interoperable, digital and integrated mobility system.
If Belgium fails to update its substandard climate policy, Flanders will be at risk of losing €500 million of public funds in fines.
UNIFE has emphasised the significant role the rail industry can play in achieving the ambitions of the Green Deal outlined by the European Commission.
The intention is for a deal that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and the wider economy by 2050 at the latest.
Plumb's goal over the next five years is to ensure that the transport industry is ‘sustainable, safe, affordable and accessible.’
How can the rail industry ensure that there is a fairness in trade between Europe and China? UNIFE calls for the legality of this position to be investigated.
New European Commission study suggests a shift to rail would benefit citizens in Europe, as the industry excels in covering its variable infrastructure costs and externalities like air pollution, CO2 and noise through charges, with smaller cost-coverage gaps in euros per passenger-km or tonne-km than other modes.
First organised in 2007, the European Railway Award celebrates and recognises the political and technical contributions of accomplished individuals to the rail sector.
Elisabeth Werner, Director for Land Transport (Rail and Road) at the European Commission’s DG for Mobility and Transport, writes that the industry must act now to utilise rail to tackle congestion, pollution and to ensure efficient, affordable, resilient and competitive mobility in the future...
The two companies believed merging would have created a European player with the ability to cope with growing competition from non-EU companies.
If the single EU rail market is to become a global reference, competition policy must be enforced through law and not political pressure.