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ESTONIAN Dr Simm Kallas has been named as the new European Union (EU) transport commissioner, replacing Mr Antonio Tajani. Kallas also retains his position as vice-president of the European Commission…
THE opening on December 8 2009 of Belgium's north high-speed line, the nation's fifth, has established the first European border-to-border high-speed network, with passengers on the Paris - Amsterdam Thalys…
FRANCE passed a law last month to set up a legally and financially-independent rail regulator called the Regulatory Authority for Railway Activities (Araf).
Still reeling from the worst economic crisis in more than half a century, Europe's railfreight operators enter a new decade contemplating a long line of financial, political, and technical hurdles.…
Despite the high reliability of ERTMS, the rapid roll-out of GSM-R, and the increasing number of ETCS projects – particularly outside Europe – there is still a lack of confidence…
Hartmut Mehdorn has transformed German Rail (DB) over the last decade from a struggling national railway to a successful international company ready for a stock exchange flotation. But allegations that…
Chris Acton, director of British railway engineering and design consultancy Tritech Rail, highlights the continuing skills shortage in the industry, which he says is threatening business growth and the future…
Mr Jean-Pierre Auger, executive vice president of GHH-Valdunes, suggests European policy makers need to work more closely with the railfreight industry to ensure rail achieves its potential in an increasingly…
BRITAIN has finally completed its roller-coaster project to modernise Europe’s busiest mixed-traffic railway, the 800km West Coast Main Line linking London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow - at the third…
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