Exclusively for Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Infrabel’s General Manager for Strategy, Corporate & Public Affairs, Benoît Gilson, writes about the challenges and projects inside Infrabel regarding CSR and sustainability.
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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.
In a bid to encourage sustainable travel and offer an alternative to flying, Greater Anglia has announced the introduction of its Rail Sail ticket.
The Memorandum of Understanding between IATA and UIC outlines that both parties will work to support intermodal travel and interoperability.
Uber, not content with up-ending the taxi industry, has its sights firmly set on disrupting the entire travel and transport sector too. But as the ride-hailing app begins to venture into multimodal provision and end-to-end journey planning, this article explores the ways train operating companies and other public transport service…
Global Railway Review spoke to Richard James Thomas, UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity at the University of Birmingham about how the sector can drive innovation forward by communicating with each other and keeping the railways relevant by using data to deliver good passenger experience.
Monika Heiming, Executive Director of the EIM, the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association, writes that the question is not if rail can play a crucial role in the future of transportation, but how and explores where the industry is now and what it should strive for.
For Episode 2 of Global Railway Review’s podcast, Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of Transport Focus speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, about what Britain's railways do best, how the industry needs to change, the use of innovative technology, and are Britain's rail passengers getting the best deal?
Anne Berner, former Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, explains how she thinks digitalisation has impacted rail and the wider public transport industry, and what she thinks about current trends and future tech disruption.
Women Inspiring Rail: Q&A with Aliya Zulaikha Alias, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Prasarana Malaysia
For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Aliya Zulaikha Alias, Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Prasarana Malaysia, explains how Malaysia is recognising and preparing for the inevitable era of digitalisation, and thus is on track to transform its public transportation system.
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has published a masterplan which details a strategy to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.
Monique van Wortel, Seconded National Expert at Shift2Rail, explains how she has been inspired by several key industry experts during her career and how the environmental performance of the railways is something she finds incredibly important.
No matter where in the world, today’s passengers demand efficient and seamless journeys. Across the dense Paris region public transport network, SNCF Transilien has adopted a digital, multimodal approach that focuses on the customer and brings together all modes of sustainable transport to make journeys smoother and simpler. Gilles Artese,…
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Axon Vibe have signed a five-year agreement for the development of a personalised mobility app.
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.