Archive for category: Policy

ERFA: Rastatt crisis was a wake-up call, we welcome new EU rules

The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the introduction of new EU rules to "create a more customer-orientated rail network."
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British train companies, Network Rail and suppliers launch long-term plan for improved railway

The plan makes four commitments to changing the country's public and private partnership railway to drive up to £84 billion in additional economic benefits by connecting people to jobs, housing and business opportunities.
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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Call for final tenders on next Welsh rail franchise

The Welsh Government has confirmed that final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders rail service.
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India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."
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Siemens Alstom: 9 key questions answered

Following the announcement of a deal between Siemens Mobility and Alstom, the two companies' CEOs held a joint press conference to address the world's media. Here's a selection of the bigger issues that were addressed during the conference.
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Alstom confirms rail merger talks with Siemens

French multi-national company Alstom has confirmed that discussions have taken place with Siemens over a potential merging of their rail businesses.
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Arriva Trains Wales sees fuel consumption fall as it completes DAS rollout

Arriva Trains Wales has fitted its entire train fleet with driver advisory systems (DAS), transforming them into "much greener machines".
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New Zealand government announce almost $1bn in rail investment

New Zealand’s 2017 Budget has revealed that its railways are set for a boost of almost $1 billion. KiwiRail will benefit from $450 million to be invested into rail infrastructure and rolling stock, Auckland’s City Rail link – which is under construction – will receive a $436 million boost and Wellington’s commuter rail network has been set aside […]
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Governor announces action plan to deal with ‘intolerable state of disrepair’ at Pennsylvania Station

The governor of New York has announced a plan to deal with the ‘intolerable state of disrepair’ at Pennsylvania Station. Derailments and cancellations are causing delays for millions of travellers at the station and Andrew Cuomo wants to initiate short and long-term action to address the city’s transportation challenges. More than 600,000 people travel through Penn Station […]
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India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries’ technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was established in 2013 with the signing of an MoU and, following a meeting on April 13, SNCF and Indian Railways have reaffirmed their intention to work together on a number of key […]
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