As part of the EU's 'Year of Rail', RZD will support the global trend of the European Green Deal in decarbonising transport.
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The German federal government and Deutsche Bahn have announced that a further 1,250km of infrastructure will be equipped with passive noise protection measures, to better protect more citizens living near railway lines.
The beginning of construction of the Central Hub is a significant milestone for the Rail Baltica project, which is the largest infrastructure project in the region for 100 years.
Railway Approvals Germany GmbH and DB Systemtechnik GmbH have been recognised as independent certification and inspection bodies.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
Twelve modern diesel locomotives - purchased thanks to joint financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the European Union - have arrived in Moldova's capital.
Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
From the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ester Caldana (Senior Policy Adviser for Social and Public Affairs) explain that promoting the rail sector’s credentials will help to overcome recruitment challenges and make the industry appealing to new generations.
The rail and public transport bodies have issued the statement to advocate for the continued support of rail transport as a solution to the climate crisis.
CER and UNIFE have written an open letter to European rail ministers highlighting the importance of integrating rail into the European Union’s post-COVID-19 recovery.
The presidents of ALLRAIL, CER, ERFA, UIP and UIRR have called on the European Commission to introduce new measures to protect the rail industry amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
In response to the European Commission's EU Green Deal, European rail CEOs recently met in Brussels to discuss the new approach to sustainable mobility.
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.
The European Union will invest over €117 million on connecting different parts of Europe, with a particular focus on sustainability.