• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google +
  • RSS

Funding - Articles and news items

New Zealand government announces a $548 million investment for rail

Rail industry news / 5 June 2017 /

The New Zealand government has announced it will be investing $548 million in the country’s rail network in its 2017 budget.

Caltrain electrification funding included in the 2017 Federal Budget

Rail industry news / 30 May 2017 /

The 2017 Federal Budget package includes a $100 million investment in the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP).

Moldova to receive €50m EIB loan for railway modernisation

Rail industry news / 3 October 2016 /

The European Investment Bank has announced a €50 million loan for the modernisation of Moldova’s railway network and rolling stock.

Scottish railway network receives financial backing

Rail industry news / 31 March 2015 /

The Scottish railway network has received financial backing via a syndicate for new electric multiple units to run between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Assessing current situations

Issue 4 2009, Past issues / 21 July 2009 /

In an interview for European Railway Review, Mr. Moretti gives his outlook on the European railways situation and also provides details of the important Florence to Bologna high-speed line, due to open in December 2009.

The future development of Swiss rail infrastructure – ZEB

Issue 4 2009, Past issues / 21 July 2009 /

Charles Wyss of Gotthard Access and ZEB Program Portfolio and Markus Halder of Swiss Federal Railways SBB discuss the long-term demand and future mobility requirements of its customers in both the passenger and freight sectors.

Today’s challenges for the railways in Germany

Issue 2 2009, Past issues / 26 March 2009 /

Wolfgang Tiefensee, German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, looks at how the rise in road transport has challenged the railways in Germany, and how the balance can be redressed.

A joint agreement to improve the French railway network

Issue 6 2007, Past issues / 26 November 2007 /

On 25 May 2007, Anne-Marie Idrac, the president of the SNCF Group and Hubert du Mesnil, the President of Réseau Ferré de France, signed a new infrastructure management agreement to cover the financial years from 2007 to 2010 inclusive, for maintenance and upgrading of the French national railway network.

Performance of Poland’s operational programme

Issue 6 2007, Past issues / 26 November 2007 /

This article comprehensively describes a modernisation plan for the Polish rail network to be fulfilled during 2007-2013 and subsequent years. This great investment plan is lead by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PKP Polish Railway Lines Company). The plan is an extensive one and there is still enough time and financial means for everybody who wants to participate in it to put their thoughts forward.

Portuguese high-speed network is fast approaching

Issue 5 2007, Past issues / 26 September 2007 /

RAVE is a company that develops and co-ordinates the projects and studies that are necessary to facilitate decision-making in the context of planning, constructing, financing and operating a high-speed rail network that is to be established in continental Portugal along with its planned connections to the high-speed railway network in Spain.

ADIF looks towards the future

Issue 5 2007, Past issues / 26 September 2007 /

Heavy investments will be made in the Spanish railway network in forthcoming years. The Spanish railway network has been split into separate companies managing the railway infrastructure (ADIF) and train operations (Renfe). There is strong political impetus to invest in the railways, with the 15-year Strategic Plan for Transport Infrastructure (PEIT 2005-2020) outlining the way in which the rail network will be upgraded.

The continued development of Switzerland’s rail network

Issue 4 2007, Past issues / 30 July 2007 /

Overall mobility in Switzerland is forecast to grow by 15-30% between 2000 and 2030. Public transport is set to grow even faster, increasing its market share at the expense of car travel. For its part, SBB is forecasting an increase of 45% in passenger traffic in the same period. There are several contributory factors including general growth, changes in attitudes to mobility, developments in population and workplace patterns, the competitive effect of road traffic on rail, and not least a growing ecological awareness among broad strata of the population. If we are to cope with this growth, the continued expansion of rail services is essential.

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >