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EU recognises the benefits of infrastructure investment EUROPEAN Union (EU) transport ministers adopted a set of conclusions on transport infrastructure and the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) on December 3, and reviewed progress on the political pillar of the Fourth Railway Package.
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EUROPEAN Union (EU) transport ministers adopted a set of conclusions on transport infrastructure and the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) on December 3, and reviewed progress on the political pillar of the Fourth Railway Package. The...
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Steady expansion of its activities abroad means that MTR now carries nearly as many passengers on networks it manages outside Hong Kong as it does at home. Jeremy Long, CEO of MTR's European Business based...
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THE International Public Transport Association (UITP) has urged the European Commission (EC) to prioritise public transport investment in its proposed package for jobs, growth and investment. European infrastructure was highlighted as a priority area for the...
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THE International Union of Railways (UIC) has re-elected Dr Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways (RZD), as its chairman for a second two-year term during its 85th general assembly which was held on December 3...
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THE leaders of some of Europe's top freight and logistics, and passenger associations have urged members of the European Union (EU) Transport Council to adopt the political pillar of the Fourth Railway Package (FRP). In an...
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THE European Commission announced on November 26 that it has launched infringement proceedings against Austria at the European Court of Justice for failing to comply with EU regulations on financial transparency in the rail sector. The...
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THE German federal government has approved a draft amendment of the federal railway act by transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt which is intended to pave the way for major changes in the authorisation and commissioning...
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THE Czech Republic's minister of transport Ing Antonín Prachař has resigned following intense criticism of his handling of a highway project and controversial management changes at national road and railway organisations.Regarding rail transport, on November...
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FRANCE will need to consider reducing the number of stations served by TGV services if the network is to stand any chance of being profitable, according to a report on the finances of TGV, which...
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FOLLOWING a number of serious accidents in 2013, the positive trend showing a reduction in accidents and improving passenger safety on European railway networks was halted in the International Union of Railways (UIC) 2014 Railway...