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Eduardo Frederico - Articles and news items

Recent progress boosts REFER’s success

Issue 5 2008, Past issues / 27 September 2008 /

The Portuguese railway has recently seen significant developments with many of its operations including the construction and renovation of its infrastructure, railway systems and equipment, as well as making alterations to management personnel. Along with the liberalisation of the railway sector, a set of new challenges demanded the infrastructure managers to outline their management plans towards a more competitive market. This new reality has led REFER to restructure its organisational philosophy – in particular in the areas that are related to the infrastructure management, with the creation of specific areas directed towards the client as well as its maintenance and reinforcement of traffic components’ integration.

High-speed and GSM-R: Portuguese overview

Issue 4 2006, Past issues / 28 July 2006 /

By decision of the Portuguese Government, a High Speed Transportation System shall be developed which offers both international high-speed and national high-speed train services (passenger and freight) accommodating the increasing requirements for cross-border mobility and which contributes to the strengthening of the economic position and social cohesion, in particular between neighbouring regions of Portugal and Spain.