All Europe articles – Page 3

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    EIB backs CargoBeamer’s modal shift ambitions

    2021-01-05T14:25:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank is providing financing to support the development of three CargoBeamer rail freight terminals at Calais in France, Kaldenkirchen near Germany’s border with the Netherlands and Domodossola near Italy’s border with Switzerland. CargoBeamer’s patented system comprising wagons, transhipment terminals and logistics software enables ...

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    RegioJet ready to launch Polish sleeper

    2020-12-30T12:12:00Z

    EUROPE: RegioJet has obtained all the approvals needed to launch its planned overnight service between Praha, Kraków and Przemysl, the Czech independent operator confirmed on December 30.

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    ERRAC outlines nine strategic railway research priorities

    2020-12-10T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Research Advisory Council has published a list of nine ‘transforming projects’ which it believes are needed to maximise rail’s contribution towards meeting European transport and environmental goals. Intended to offer a framework for further decision-making on joint actions, the Strategic Research ...

  • Trebling of high speed rail travel and doubling of rail freight’s market share are two of the priorities outlined in the European Commission’s Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy
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    Rail to play a key role in EU strategy for ‘green, smart and affordable’ mobility

    2020-12-09T13:53:00Z

    EUROPE: A trebling of high speed rail travel and doubling of rail freight’s market share are two of the priorities outlined in the European Commission’s Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy, which was unveiled in Brussels by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean on December ...

  • The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term
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    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services

    2020-12-08T16:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term success. ‘Europe’s leading railways are pooling their ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a railway training scheme for refugees (Photo: DB).
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    Pan-European alliance to develop rail skills base

    2020-12-03T14:04:00Z

    EUROPE: The Skill Training Alliance For the Future European Rail system partnership of 32 organisations from across the transport, policy and education sectors has been launched to address the rail industry’s current and emerging skills and training needs.

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    ERA seminar examines human factors in rail automation

    2020-12-02T05:29:00Z

    EUROPE: Recognising that humans cannot be wholly removed from what it terms ‘the socio-technical system’ of railway operation, the European Union Agency for Railways is hosting a virtual seminar on December 2-3 to examine human and organisational factors in railway automation.

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    Alstom-Bombardier deal to complete in January

    2020-12-01T17:53:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Alstom and Bombardier announced on December 1 that they had received ‘all necessary regulatory approvals’ required to complete the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom.

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    Hit Rail to provide interoperable European rail ticketing platform

    2020-11-16T12:51:00Z

    EUROPE: The International Union of Railways has awarded railway IT specialist Hit Rail a contract to supply an Open Sales Distribution Model platform to replace its existing PRIFIS international tariff distribution tool. Developed jointly by UIC, train operators and ticket vendors, OSDM provides a ...

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    Technical pillar boosts European harmonisation

    2020-11-12T14:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Harmonised procedures have come into force making the EU Agency for Railways the single certification body for train operators and rolling stock used in international service, as well as for the approval of ERTMS trackside equipment. October 31 was the formal deadline for EU member ...

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    Interview: ‘Freight has had a good crisis’

    2020-11-12T05:22:00Z

    Post-coronavirus financial pressure on governments and mounting public concern about climate change may finally prove the catalysts to unlock substantial private investment in European rail freight. Stephen Layburn and Tim Jackson of transport finance house Centrus describe the outlook to Nick Kingsley.

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    Research project starts work on FRMCS demonstrator

    2020-11-11T10:22:00Z

    EUROPE: Work has officially started on an EU-backed project to develop a demonstrator version of the Future Railways Mobile Communication System, as a successor to current GSM-R technology.

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    European policy: Getting ready for the Year of Rail

    2020-11-04T11:04:00Z

    By designating 2021 as the European Year of Rail, the European Commission is seeking to focus attention on the environmental, economic, commercial and cultural benefits of rail, and highlight its role in supporting sustainable mobility.

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    VTG raises green bond financing

    2020-11-02T17:11:00Z

    EUROPE: Wagon leasing group VTG has raised €746m as part of its capital restructuring through the issuing of climate bonds on the US and European capital markets.

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    European Commission says České Dráhy may have engaged in predatory pricing

    2020-11-02T11:34:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Commission has reached a preliminary view that incumbent state passenger operator České Dráhy may have engaged in predatory pricing in breach of EU rules on the Praha – Ostrava route in 2011-19.

  • DB Schenker organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany.
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    Call for EU freight transport crisis contingency plan

    2020-10-27T11:53:00Z

    EUROPE: The Council of the EU, which brings together national ministers from each member state, has called on the European Commission to draw up ‘swiftly’ a pandemic and major crisis contingency plan for the freight sector.

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    Rail sector targets Generation Z

    2020-10-26T15:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail industry suppliers’ association UNIFE has launched a campaign to raise the awareness of young people about rail, in a bid to encourage them to travel more by train and to consider a career in the rail sector.

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    Freight ATO demonstration on track

    2020-10-22T13:00:00Z

    EUROPE: An automatically operated freight train ran successfully between Sierre and Sion in Switzerland on October 19 using ATO over ETCS.

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    Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System planning underway

    2020-10-15T09:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The first formal meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Group of Experts on establishing a common, permanent unique marking system for rolling stock took place in Genève during September. This marked the start of a two-year programme to formulate a set of practical ...

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    EU track access rebates approved

    2020-10-14T10:49:00Z

    EUROPE: A regulation permitting European Union member states to waive or defer track access charges in order to support the rail sector through the coronavirus pandemic has been formally adopted by the EU Council and European Parliament.