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Hendrik Abma - Articles and news items

European rail chiefs propose concrete measures for the future of rail to Vice-President Kallas

Rail industry news / 4 February 2011 /

The CEOs of the three major European rail associations met today in Brussels…

Adapting rail infrastructure to climate change: cooperation pays off

Issue 6 2010 / 10 December 2010 /

The unexpected heavy snow falls and low temperatures of the last winter have shown how vulnerable transport infrastructure is to extreme or unusual weather conditions. More severe winters are just one of the consequences of climate change that affect Europe and its transport system. Heat waves, megafires and floods appear more-and-more often in the headlines of the European newspapers as these natural disasters have often enormous impact on people’s lives. It is therefore clear that adapting to climate change will become a priority for the rail sector in the years to come.

Rail Infrastructure Managers welcome overhaul of European railway laws

Rail industry news / 17 September 2010 /

The heads of EIM welcome the far reaching revision of basic European railway regulation proposed today by the European Commission…