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Rail infrastructure - Articles and news items

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.

Work begins on €13.7m Dublin Phoenix Park Tunnel upgrade

Rail industry news / 19 August 2015 /

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has launched the €13.7 million government funded Phoenix Park Tunnel upgrade.

RAIL.ONE implements new corporate structure

Rail industry news / 31 July 2015 /

The corporate reorganisation of RAIL.ONE GmbH – international sleeper manufacturer and systems provider of innovative railway track systems – has reached a new milestone.

Intelligent Mobility Data Index to speed up evolution of UK transport systems

Rail industry news / 30 July 2015 /

Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has established an Intelligent Mobility Data Index cataloguing over 200 sources of information and data to aid development across the UK transport network.

IRR to participate in €18 million In2Rail programme

Rail industry news / 3 June 2015 /

The University of Huddersfield’s Institute for Railway Research will be participating in the In2Rail programme to develop new technologies ensuring railways are fit for the future.


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