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International Union of Railways (UIC) - Articles and news items

Rail industry predictions for 2017

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 3 January 2017 /

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the UIC, speaks to European Railway Review about the standout rail industry moments of 2016 and gives his predictions for 2017.

Renato Mazzoncini succeeds Oleg Belozerov as UIC Chairman

Rail industry news / 7 December 2016 /

Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Italian Railways Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS), has been elected UIC Chairman at the 89th General Assembly of UIC held in Saint Petersburg.

Industry welcomes UN High-level Advisory Group’s sustainable transport report

Rail industry news / 31 October 2016 /

The United Nations High-Level Advisory Group has issued a number of recommendations in a new report entitled “Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development”.

UIC holds successful DIGITAL Day in Paris

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 13 October 2016 /

Around 100 participants, coming from railway industry and the start-ups world, met to discuss links between rail digitalisation and freight & passenger services.

UIC & Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation sign MoC on access to rail research

Rail industry news / 21 September 2016 /

The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 19th September which will boost industry and government access to rail research on a global level.

ERTMS deployment MoU signed at InnoTrans

Rail industry news / 21 September 2016 /

On the 20th September the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Railways, the UIC and European rail sector organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to greater cooperation on the deployment of ERTMS, the European Rail Traffic Management System.

13th UIC Sustainability Conference in Vienna, 12, 13 & 14 October 2016

Rail industry news / 30 June 2016 /

Key issues will be discussed on how sustainability can give rail a competitive advantage…

Industry works together to present Roadmap for Digital Railways

Rail industry news / 26 April 2016 /

Four railway associations have joined forces to present a joint Roadmap for digital railways to deploy digital technology across the industry.

Southern Africa railway revitalisation…

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

The Southern African Region can be considered as including the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This region is close to the Indian Ocean and also comprises the Comoros States, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. The UIC has collaborated with experts from the African region in a study called: ‘Revitalisation of Rail in Africa: Destination 2040’ which was supported by the African Union and endorsed at the 3rd African Transport Ministers meeting in Malabo in 2014…

Professor Andrew McNaughton appointed Chairman of the UIC Intercity & High Speed Committee

Rail industry news / 5 February 2016 /

Following a call for candidates launched by the UIC management, Professor Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director of the HS2 Project (second high-speed line under project in the UK), has been appointed as the new Chairman of the UIC Intercity & High Speed Committee for the period 2016-2017.

Energising Europe’s railways…

Issue 1 2016 / 4 February 2016 /

As we turn the page from 2015 to the chapter headed 2016, it is the moment to focus on what this year is likely to bring forth. The key words for 2016 are energy, security, digitalisation and innovation. These are of course only some of the components of the railway system, but they are all key to the efficiency of the railway system and the attractiveness of rail to the customer. But managing them is not without its challenges!

CER and UIC publish booklet on rail transport and environment

Rail industry news / 16 September 2015 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) have jointly published a booklet containing facts and figures on rail transport and environment.


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