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 acquisition of new freight rolling stock, financed by the KfW IPEX-Bank, which is thought to be in the region of €211 million, will be more efficient than the equipment it is replacing.
The almost €100 million funds will be used to finance eligible projects including maintenance, improvement and energy optimisation of railways, plus new route and line extension investments.
HDR has been selected to streamline rail operations and bottlenecks at the second-busiest, but also one of the greenest ports in the U.S..
The UK government has revealed it has cancelled the competition for the next Southeastern rail franchise citing the Williams Review which is due to be published in the autumn.
The Rail Baltica Joint Venture RB Rail AS has announced a tender for the design and design supervision services of the Rail Baltica main line North and South sections in Latvia.
Thought to cost in excess of €470 million, a new tender of 38 hybrid Cercanías trains has been approved by Renfe's executive board.
Europe’s railway research and innovation performers have indicated their desire to strengthen industry collaboration, as the 2019 Call for Proposals prompts requests for R&I funding worth €76.8 million.
The contract, which is thought to cost in excess of US$119 million, will see trains equipped with 240 seats and space for 225 standing passengers.
The tender process has begun for the largest and greenest fleet order in Irish public transport history for up to 600 electric / battery-electric powered carriages.
With over 20 years of experience, IDOM has been awarded the contract to design a 48-kilometre section of the new high-speed railway between Tallinn and Rapla.
The state of California plans to take the U.S. government to court following the decision to withdraw funding from the high-speed rail project.