OPERATORS in the Netherlands are getting poor value for money from infrastructure manager Prorail, according to research by the Dutch Competition Office (NMa) which examined the customer relationship between transport infrastructure providers and their customers.
THE integrated structure of railways in Germany and Austria does not contravene European legislation on liberalisation, according to European Court of Justice Advocate General Mr Niilo Jääskinen, who today delivered his opinions on infringement actions brought against several European Union (EU) member states by the European Commission (EC).
THE credibility of KiwiRail's $NZ 4.5bn ($US 3.6bn) plan to turn the state-owned railway into a profitable business has taken a major hit after the New Zealand government minister for state-owned enterprises, Mr Tony Ryall cast doubt on KiwiRail's ability to generate the necessary revenue.
ROMANIA's Ministry of Transport has appointed a consortium of PwC, David & Baias and George Butunoiu to recruit directors general and non-executive directors for 10 state-owned transport companies, four of which are in the rail sector.
THE International Union of Railways (UIC) has nominated Mr Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways (RZD) as its next chairman. The appointment will be ratified at the UIC's next general assembly in Paris in December. Yakunin will then serve as UIC chairman for two years.