THE introduction of Europe-wide authorisation of new locomotives and rolling stock moved a step closer on November 16, when the European Commission’s Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee (Risc) voted to approve the Implementing Act for Vehicle Authorisation.
THE European Commission’s objective of completing the rollout of ERTMS across its nine Core Network Corridors (CNCs) by 2030 could be in jeopardy because of the patchy nature of deployment and the reluctance of infrastructure managers and operators to invest in the technology, according to a report published on October 3 by the European Court of Auditors.
IRJ at the UIC World Conference on Rail Transport Telecoms, Paris: Key European rail bodies have stressed that the industry will need to make a clear and robust case for its future radio spectrum requirements as it works to develop a successor to GSM-R.
SPEAKING at the Shift2Rail Lighthouse mid-term event in Brussels on November 17, Mr Michael Baldwin, who was appointed in July as deputy director general of the European Commission’s DG Move, said: “Our ambitions are bold and our expectations are high for Shift2Rail.”
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, according to Mr Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of the European Union Agency for Railways.
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 to play an even bigger role.