THREE main causes have been identified for the failure of the West Coast Main Line franchise competition by an inquiry conducted by Mr Sam Laidlaw, CEO of Centrica and a non-executive board member of the Department for Transport (DfT).
POLISH train and terminal operators have joined forces with other industry organisations to establish the Foundation for Railways (FPK), a new group which will plans to lobby the country's government to develop a more coherent policy on rail transport.
IN a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice has decreed that Austrian infrastructure manager ÖBB Infrastructure acted unlawfully in preventing open-access operator Westbahn from accessing real-time data on the train movements of other operators.
THE Young Railway Professionals (YRP), a professional network for young people working in the rail industry which was founded in Britain in 2009, has launched a new website which the organisation hopes will establish an online community to bring young rail professionals closer together.
AN international consortium of transport economists says that the EU should adopt a policy of free choice in the structural model for the rail sector after concluding in a comprehensive study of European railways that no particular model outperforms all others.
THE transport ministers of the European Union, meeting in Luxembourg today, approved the text agreed with the European Parliament for the recast of the First Railway Package which will establish a single European railway area.