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Rail infrastructure - Articles and news items

Brochure: Achieving efficient planning in rail infrastructure management

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 1 November 2016 /

This brochure provides vital information on how you can remain competitive, supporting demand creation, demand management and supply management…

Whitepaper: From feasible to profitable planning – Learn how the world’s leading rail infrastructure contractors are turning planning into a profit engine

Whitepapers / 27 October 2016 /

Feasibility shouldn’t be the only yardstick of a successful rail plan. Rail infrastructure companies must align every element of their planning to shift from merely feasible plans to profitable plans…

FRA awards $25m to increase rail safety at crossings and train stations in the U.S.

Rail industry news / 11 October 2016 /

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $25 million in grants to improve safety at railroad crossings, train stations and crossings across the U.S.

3rd Global Track Maintenance and Asset Management Congress 2017

Rail industry news / 6 October 2016 /

The only global conference on track maintenance & rail infrastructure asset management returns to Berlin…

Russian Railways & Swissrail Industry Association sign scientific & technical cooperation agreement

Rail industry news / 26 September 2016 /

JSC Russian Railways and the Swissrail Industry Association have signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin.

UITP and CER support update of Romanian Transport Master Plan

Rail industry news / 1 August 2016 /

The UITP and the Community of European Railways (CER) have applauded the Romanian government and especially the Romanian Transport Ministry for taking major steps to improve the Romanian Transport Master Plan (RTMP), particularly with regards to the measures foreseen for the country’s railways…

Brightline offers new transportation alternative in South Florida

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 28 July 2016 /

Brightline – a new express intercity passenger rail service is due to open in Florida in 2017 connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando


Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 July 2016 /

Michael Robson of Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy provides an overview of DESTinationRAIL, a Decision Support Tool for Rail Infrastructure Managers funded by the EU Horizon 2020 initiative.

Network Rail carries out £14.5m Crossrail package of work

Rail industry news / 4 May 2016 /

Network Rail has delivered a £14.5m Crossrail works programme over the May Bank holiday weekend delivering important upgrades in preparation for Elizabeth line.

High-speed TGV derails on test run near Strasbourg

Rail industry news / 16 November 2015 /

Eleven people were killed whilst on board a high-speed TGV train during a test run on the recently constructed second section LGV Est line near Strasbourg.

Romania’s planned railway closure – not the way forward

Railway Extra / 24 September 2015 /

The Romanian General Transport Master Plan (GTMP) poses a number of threats to national passenger rail services and puts into question the EU White Paper’s mobility objectives, writes the UITP’s Artur Perchel and Mihai Bărcănescu. The looming closure of up to 40% of the Romanian railway infrastructure as outlined in the document has been a […]

Newly created West Anglia Taskforce to champion rail improvements

Rail industry news, Uncategorised / 11 September 2015 /

The Mayor of London has welcomed the creation of the West Anglia Taskforce to support the case for vital rail improvements between the capital, Cambridge and Stansted.


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