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Employers and unions aim to increase the number of women in the rail sector


EUROPE: Negotiations for an EU-level agreement aimed at promoting the employment of women in the rail sector have been launched by the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies, representing more than 70 employers, and the European Transport Workers’ Federation which represents 5 million transport workers from more than 200 ...


​Richard Hope, OBE


It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on October 14 of Richard Hope, at the age of 85, following several years of ill health. He worked for the Railway Gazette Group for 50 years, serving as Editor of Railway Gazette International between 1970 and 1991, ...


NightJet expands to Amsterdam and Brussels


INTERNATIONAL: Regular overnight trains will return to the Netherlands with effect from the December 2020 timetable change, with the launch of a daily service between Amsterdam, München and Wien, State Secretary of Infrastructure & Water Management Stientje Van Veldhoven announced on October 10.


Tejas Express pilots passenger privatisation


INDIA: The first step towards opening up the provision of inter-city passenger services on the IR network began on October 4, with the launch at Lucknow Junction of a new Tejas Express service by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.


Court annuls directly awarded ÖBB operating contract


AUSTRIA: The Federal Administrative Court in Wien on October 3 annulled the direct award to ÖBB of a 15-year contract to operate passenger services in eastern Austria from December 2019.

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Ferrmed launches modal shift optimisation study


EUROPE: Rail freight association Ferrmed has begun work on a study of modal shift optimisation on the European Union’s TEN-T corridors.

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