The proposal, made by the French Prime Minister, will see track access charges waived until the end of 2020, which will support rail freight in a post-COVID-19 world.
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Railways are often controlled by governmental or independent safety and economic regulators, responsible for ensuring that railway operators and infrastructure managers comply with certain laws and standards. Regulatory aspects include funding requirements, access to railway networks and controlling the licenses of the operators of railway assets. Regulators also enforce consumer/passenger protection law in relation to the railway.
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Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation has been given conditional clearance based on four proposed engagements.
Worth almost €148 million, the new projects will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme.
With its new cable type SAB RailLine 560, SAB Br?ckskes brings a cable with excellent characteristics for permanent flexible use to the market.
The UK's Office of Rail and Road's 2019-2020 assessment shows Network Rail has saved more than ￡385 million in the first year of its new control period 6, but passenger and freight performance varied by region.
The Fiscal and Management Control Board at MBTA approved the four-year extension of its Commuter Rail Operating contract with Keolis Commuter Services.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced the availability of $293,000 in competitive grant funds for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Program projects.
As Caltrain continues to take on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency’s Board of Directors have voted to approve interim operating and capital budgets for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.
The Rail Supply Group (RSG) – the leadership body for the UK rail supply chain – has shared the findings of its independent research into the impact of COVID-19 on businesses supplying the rail industry.
HSRG has outlined that the implementation of a transformative high-speed rail programme across the UK would support country-wide resilience and growth.
Europe’s railway Research and Innovation community shows strong interest in deepening collaboration as 2020 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals prompts requests for €113.3 million of R&I funding.
HS2's west-London super hub will be the largest newly-built railway station in the UK, with a mix of high-speed and conventional service platforms.
British open-access train operator, Grand Central, will use findings from the survey as it looks to shape a return to services following an initial two month ‘hibernation’ period which bosses will review during May 2020.
This new classification will improve the rail sector’s global culture of quality, benefiting both the whole supply chain and the performance of individual rail businesses.