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OECD rail investment rising as overall transport spending falls INVESTMENT in inland transport infrastructure across the 34 member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has fallen to a record low of 0.8% of GDP, according to analysis by the organisation's transport think tank.
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has launched a major restructuring of its organisation and a reduction in its management team in the wake of an 18.2% drop in Ebit for the first half of 2015, and a...
WHILE still opposing the European Union's (EU) Fourth Railway Package in the EU council and parliament, Germany and France are already making sure it will have no effect in bringing competition to public service obligation...
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SPAIN's national operator Renfe will launch a tender in September for the supply of 40 high-speed trains under a €1.1bn framework contract to be awarded during 2016, according to its president Mr Pablo Vázquez.The contract...
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INVESTMENT in inland transport infrastructure across the 34 member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has fallen to a record low of 0.8% of GDP, according to analysis by the organisation's...
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BRITAIN's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is seeking industry feedback as part of a consultation on the potential for greater competition in the passenger rail sector. The CMA began work on a study into the issue...
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GERMAN Rail's (DB) executive board member for technology and environment, Dr Heike Hanagarth, has tendered her resignation ahead of a planned restructuring of the executive board and a cost-cutting drive. Hanagarth, who only joined DB in...
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THE European Commission (EC) has issued new guidelines on the enforcement of rail passenger rights amid concerns that member states and train operators are failing to comply with European legislation. The indicative guidelines (PDF link) were...
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THE European Commission (EC) revealed its rail investment priorities for the next five years on June 29, when transport commissioner Mrs Violeta Bulc unveiled a shortlist of 276 transport projects which are being put forward...
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SIR Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, has been appointed chairman of Network Rail (NR) and told to review its five-year £38bn investment programme which is running over budget with some projects delayed. Britain's secretary of state...
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Mr Masaki Ogata, vice-chairman of JR East, was elected president of the UITP during the association's congress in Milan last month. Ogata spoke exclusively to David Briginshaw about his reasons for taking on the role...