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FS to invest €94bn and double turnover by 2026 ITALIAN State Railways (FS) plans to invest €94bn to modernise the railway and to double its turnover during the next 10 years according to its 2017-2026 strategic business plan which was unveiled in Rome on September 28.
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ITALIAN State Railways (FS) plans to invest €94bn to modernise the railway and to double its turnover during the next 10 years according to its 2017-2026 strategic business plan which was unveiled in Rome on...
hollande-seeks-to-prevent-alstom-belfort-closure
PRESIDENT François Hollande of France has intervened in a bid to prevent Alstom from closing its Belfort locomotive and TGV power car manufacturing plant. The government plans to present proposals on September 30 to help Alstom...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Germany’s minister of transport and digital infrastructure Mr Alexander Dobrindt, says he wants to ban noisy freight trains by 2020, ahead of the European Commission’s plan to introduce regulations on the...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Growing demand from other modes and industries for internet-connected technologies requires urgent action from the rail industry to protect the bandwidth it has already secured and will require in the future,...
violeta-bulc-opens-innotrans-2016
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: The European commissioner for transport and mobility Violeta Bulc told delegates at the opening ceremony that the railway industry is a key sector for the European Union (EU), but urged it...
access-to-global-markets-declines-says-unife
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Mr Philippe Citröen, director general of the European Rail Industry Association (Unife), says that access to global rail markets has actually declined despite concerted efforts by the European Union to improve...
railsponsible-encourages-responsible-procurement
The Railsponsible initiative was founded in 2015 with the goal of supporting sustainable practices throughout the railway industry supply chain. Amandine Noureldin from Alstom’s Sustainable Sourcing and Institutional Relations Management team, outlines the initiative’s work...
fs-ceo-renato-mazzoncini-outlines-future-strategy
THE CEO of Italian State Railways (FS) has set out his future strategy for FS covering five key areas - mergers, the planned IPO, expansion abroad, door-to-door travel, and freight restructuring – which will form...
rail-pressure-group-calls-for-longer-freight-trains
THE managing director of Germany's Pro-Rail Alliance, Mr Dirk Flege, has called for politicians to act on upgrading Germany’s rail network to accept 740m-long 35-wagon freight trains, which is supposed to become the standard in...
brazil-seeks-to-kick-start-railway-construction
BRAZIL’s interim federal government led by president Michel Temer is investigating how to revive the country’s ambitious new line construction programme at a time of financial austerity by involving the country’s concessionaire rail freight operators.One...