REPRESENTATIVES from the United States' leading freight railways told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during a conference in Washington, DC, this week that a full implementation of Positive Train Control on around 96,500km of track will not be possible by the federally-mandated deadline of 2015.
DEVELOPING rail as a transport mode to protect the social, economic, and environmental fabric of European society is at the heart of Challenge 2050, a collaborative document issued by the industry's leading representatives bodies and associations on February 26.
HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) is to merge its passenger, traction, and rolling stock maintenance subsidiaries into a single business unit from April 1 as part of a restructuring which will also see the creation of an independent infrastructure manager.
THE European Commission (EC) is to refer Slovenia to the European Court of Justice for failing to transpose a directive on railway interoperability into national law. The deadline for implementation was December 31 2011.
A surge in rolling stock procurement and infrastructure investment is required in Germany in the near future to meet growing demand for rail transport. However, doubts exist over the level of funding available for these projects.