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.
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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.
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.
The EU is investing nearly €320 million in the electrification of rail across Latvia, but do we need to question why only 14 per cent of the railway across the nation will be electrified?
€200 million investment from the EIB will see construction of new tracks, upgrading existing ones to higher speed limits, electrification and implementation of ERTMS between Denmark and Germany as part of the Fehmarn Belt railway
The contract, worth €530 million, is to build a 153-kilometre section of a new high‐speed railway in Turkey between Istanbul and the border with Bulgaria.
The Macedonian economy depends on connections to major international land transport routes, along which freight can travel easily.