All Europe articles – Page 3

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    Invasion of Ukraine ‘has increased the geopolitical relevance of Rail Baltica’


    EUROPE: ‘The Russian invasion of Ukraine reaffirms the need to connect the Baltic states to the rest of Europe’, said Catherine Trautmann, the European Commission’s co-ordinator for the North Sea – Baltic TEN-T corridor, on April 13, when Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail set out ...

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    EU accelerates funding for military transport projects


    EUROPE: The European Commission has brought forward the awarding of EU grants to co-fund projects to support military mobility, explaining that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased the urgency of making Europe’s transport infrastructure fit for dual civilian and defence use. The first Military Mobility ...

  • The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar.

    Merger approval ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar’, says SNCF


    EUROPE: The European Commission has approved the planned merger of cross-border high speed train operators Thalys and Eurostar. SNCF Voyageurs told Railway Gazette International the merger ‘should ensure the rebound and growth ambitions of Thalys and Eurostar.’ Announcing its decision on March 29, the Commission said ...

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    Rail freight operator introduces energy surcharge and expects others will follow


    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has announced the introduction of a dynamic energy surcharge from April 1, saying this will be a first for the rail sector and it anticipates that other operators will follow. Lineas said such surcharges are common for other modes. ‘We cannot continue ...

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    Stadler reports ‘best year’ since IPO


    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has reported record orders and earnings before tax for the 2021 financial year.

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    European railways co-ordinate efforts to support Ukrainians


    EUROPE: Railways are playing a key role in the flow of refugees out of Ukraine and the supply of aid into the country since it was invaded by Russia, and the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies says it is working closely with its members ...

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    Europe’s Rail research programme issues first call for proposals


    EUROPE: The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking that is co-ordinating EU railway research over the next decade has issued its first call for proposals, under which it will provide €234m to back rail innovation projects worth €390m.

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    Polish industry calls for ’full and complete’ sanctions on Russian and Belarusian railways


    EUROPE: Representatives of the Polish railway industry have issued a joint call for the European Commission to impose ‘full and complete’ sanctions on the Russian and Belarusian railways because of their logistical role in the invasion of Ukraine. The statement issued on March 3 is signed by ...

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    Rolling stock manufacturers keen to support night train market


    EUROPE: Rolling stock manufacturers have expressed interest supplying new sleeping cars at a conference in Paris on February 23-24 on best practice in night train operation. The conference in Paris was organised by the French Ministry of Transport as part of the country’s Presidency of the ...

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    European Year of Rail raised awareness of sustainability credentials


    EUROPE: ‘2021 was an extremely challenging year for railways’, European rail industry bodies said in a joint message marking the formal end of the European Year of Rail. ‘The Covid-19 pandemic hit the sector hard, and its impact is still felt today with more than €50bn ...

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    Europe’s Rail research initiative launched


    EUROPE: The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking that will co-ordinate EU railway research over the next decade was formally launched in Paris on February 21, during an event organised by SNCF in conjunction with the French Presidency of the European Union.

  • Deutsche Bahn passenger in the coronavirus pandemic

    EU pandemic relief measure for rail extended


    EUROPE: Members of the European Parliament have voted to extend a Covid-19 relief measure that allows rail infrastructure access charges to be reduced, waived or deferred.

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    Warning of long-term effects of EU railways’ €50bn revenue hit during the pandemic


    Railway companies in European Union member states lost €27bn of revenue in 2020 and €23bn in 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies’ Covid Impact Tracker.

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    Interview: Turning Budapest into a European rail hub


    A 20-year strategy for expanding Budapest’s regional and long-distance rail connections envisages the construction of new and upgraded cross-city links to alleviate the bottlenecks caused by the River Danube and the capital’s three termini, explains Budapest Development Agency CEO Dávid Vitézy.

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    Research: Shifting to Europe’s Rail


    Established under the EU’s Horizon Europe research programme, the Europe’s Rail joint undertaking came into effect on November 30, taking over from the Shift2Rail JU which has co-ordinated rail research for the past five years.

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    Europe and China should co-ordinate to develop the New Silk Road


    INTERNATIONAL: The European freight sector needs to take a stronger role in the development of rail links with China in order to ensure that Eurasian rail connections can achieve their full potential, the European Silk Road Summit heard. David Aloia, Head of Shuttle Net North-East Europe ...

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    Green Cargo restructures European freight flows


    EUROPE: Swedish freight operator Green Cargo has restructured its international train services with the aim of simplifying operations, reducing costs and cutting transit times.

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    European Loc Pool reports increasing interest in leased locos


    SWITZERLAND: Leasing company European Loc Pool reports that several of its customers expanded their fleets of leased locomotives in 2021, citing their performance and flexibility and ELP’s full-service maintenance and support package. ELP owns Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives, and the company said that these had already ...

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    Interview: ‘We have the tools – it is in our hands to deliver’


    The next decade will be crucial for the global fight against irreversible climate change, and rail is the only mode that is well placed to deliver significant decarbonisation in the transport sector, UIC Director-General François Davenne explains to Chris Jackson.

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    Comment: The politics of infrastructure


    Rising geopolitical complexity around the world raises a challenge that policymakers and railway planners will have to overcome if ambitions for modal shift to rail are to be realised in the years ahead, argues our Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.