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

Meeting the challenges of a more standardised railway

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 /

It has been 25 years since considerations at a European level were initiated by several organisations (the EU, the railways under the umbrella of the UIC and the signalling and telecom industries) to meet the challenges of having a more standardised railway, but additional developments are still required to achieve an economical, unified, interoperable and flexible railway.

Innovations at RailTech Europe 2017 will shape the railways of tomorrow

Rail industry news / 27 February 2017 /

Showcasing the cutting-edge innovations that will shape the railways of tomorrow will be the focus of the forthcoming RailTech Europe 2017 event.

Driving forward to the railway system of tomorrow…

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

Welcoming anything new is always an exciting and often eagerly anticipated event. The arrival of this new year should be the same, but just what can we expect and how should the railway sector rise to the challenge?

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…