Moving freight by rail is no doubt the most energy-efficient means of land-based transportation, but as Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) explains, more must still be done to entice potential customers onto rail and achieve a modal shift for freight.
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The digital signalling solution allows the Valladolid-León line trains to run at increased speeds of 300km/h without the need for physical lineside signals.
Delving deep into the railway industry, our recent survey results showcase opinions from industry professionals across the globe.
With just one authorisation authority across Europe, the ERA will present a single and simplified authorisation and certification process.
€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
Designed to ensure cross-border links thanks to ERTMS technology, these trains can run on several types of network voltages.
Morocco’s main economic regions will be connected with quicker journey times and improved passenger comfort thanks to the new high-speed rail line.
“The lesson I have drawn from my time as Secretary of State is this is an industry that’s got to be much smarter at communicating with passengers,” says Chris to Global Railway Review.
ERTMS Level 2 can optimise higher-speed operation and supports network interoperability, while reducing maintenance costs.
The key message from UNIFE's 2018 World Rail Market Study Results announced at InnoTrans 2018 was that the global rail supply industry remains on a growth track
InnoTrans 2018 was summarised by EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, as a vision into the future of rail, but also as an opportunity to analyse what we are doing in the industry today.
The CER is calling upon policymakers to better reflect the importance of the digital transformation of rail in the new CEF proposal by increasing the allocated budget.