RSSB's Covid Transmission Model provides an independent view of the average risk of virus transmission risks on trains and supports the UK's railways in making important decisions as passenger numbers begin to increase again.
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Following the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, Transport for the North has called for the UK government to ensure that local and regional leaders are at the core of the reform of the UK's railways.
Statistics from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have revealed that the unprecedented fall in usage can be attributed entirely to the impact of the pandemic.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the projects transforming rail infrastructure in Croatia and Bulgaria; creating safer, smarter and more climate-friendly rail freight networks; extending the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets; and a Roundtable on Strengthening Rail's Position in the Logistics Industry.
Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive of Transport for the North and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Director, explains how the construction of new high-speed lines across the North of England have the potential to revolutionise rail travel in the region.
Midlands Connect is proposing that rail electrification, faster local trains and a new hourly train to London from Shrewsbury, would bring nearly £500 million of benefits to the UK economy.
The North’s leaders have called on the UK government to urgently publish the Integrated Rail Plan for the region’s railways, to give essential certainty on investment and delivery of major projects.
Britain’s rail infrastructure operator has joined railway organisations from around the world in signing the UIC's Climate Declaration to further commit to tackling climate change.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
For Global Railway Review, Platon Guryanov, Head of the International Practice within the Legal Department of Russian Railways (RZD), provides an insight into how the EAEU affects rail transit across its member states, and the legislation that is driving its formation of a ‘single transport space’.
As part of the European Year of Rail, the special 'Connecting Europe Express' train will cross the continent and demonstrate in real time the power of rail to connect people and businesses.
Raymond Atkins, Terry Hynes and Morgan Lindsay from the Transportation Group at Sidley Austin LLP detail why they believe that private investment is the way forward for high-speed rail in the U.S., but not without government support.
The U.S. Rail Passenger Fairness Act will give Amtrak the ability to take freight railroads to court if they fail to provide preference to passenger rail operating on their lines.
Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE’s Technical Affairs Manager, explores the intricacies of the introduction of the Fourth Railway Package’s (4RP) Technical Pillar, and the key elements that will ensure its full and successful adoption going forward.