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In-Depth Focus – Rail: Thinking Long-Term

28 August 2020 | By

This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…

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Pitching for Railway Investment?

10 April 2018 | By ,

As railway experts working for the World Bank, Martha Lawrence and Nicolás de León de Mariá engage with many client countries that are looking to expand or upgrade their railway systems. For Global Railway Review, Martha and Nicolás explain that whenever a railway investment is pitched to them, their first…

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ERTMS deployment in the Western Balkans

18 September 2017 | By ,

The capacity analysis for the Comprehensive Rail Network in the Western Balkans (carried out under a REBIS1 study) showed that approximately 19 per cent (900km) of lines require upgrading. Depending on economic growth, between 25-33 per cent of the network (1,200km-1,500km) will require some upgrading before 2030. Given the current…