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Libor Lochman - Articles and news items

Transport and greenhouse gas emissions: challenges for 2030

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

As the world’s population continues to rise at an unprecedented rate, so too does industry and the resultant need to move both people and goods. Progressive climate change as a consequence of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a problem we are facing on a global scale – and it is not going away any time soon. The CER’s Libor Lochman, Executive Director, and Ethem Pekin, Senior Environmental Economist, explain the EU’s efforts toward countering this problem and highlight the greater effort needed in the cause.

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.

Railways: an essential player in Europe’s security challenge

Issue 6 2016 / 23 November 2016 /

In this article for European Railway Review CER’s Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Alena Havlova (Security Adviser) state what’s needed in order to tackle terrorism and other security-related risks within the European railway industry. Read their justification for why Member States, EU institutions and the private sector must get more involved, work more closely together and play an active role to ensure the continuity of railway services on which European citizens depend.

The railway sector is ready to deliver transport decarbonisation

Issue 5 2016 / 6 September 2016 /

For European Railway Review, CER’s Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ethem Pekin (Environmental Economist) explain that decarbonising the transport sector remains a challenge and an opportunity for European policy makers and that low-carbon transport modes such as rail can contribute to effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Rail Safety & Security supplement

Issue 1 2016, Supplements / 4 February 2016 /

We take a look at concerns with metal theft for the rail industry, what RSSB is proactively doing to improve safety on the UK’s railways, and Chris Carr from ERA reflects on rail safety performance data for 2014 at a European level, plus he examines how the industry should work together to address future challenges and create an encouraging safety culture…

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

Issue 1 2016, Supplements / 4 February 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER and Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM, promote better ERTMS development and deployment, plus there’s an event preview of the UIC ERTMS World Conference…

Increasing share of women working in the rail sector

Rail industry news / 9 February 2015 /

CER and ETF published their second annual report on the development of women employment in the rail sector in Europe. The results show that the average share of women working in the rail is increasing and currently stands at around 20%…

Rail Forum Europe seeks measures to smoothen international rail links

Rail industry news / 29 January 2015 /

Members of the European Parliament and rail stakeholders gathered on 28 January in Brussels to discuss current issues related to international rail connections and possible solutions…

Italian Presidency makes partial contribution to Fourth Railway Package and adopts conclusions on transport infrastructure

Rail industry news / 4 December 2014 /

On 3 December, European Transport Ministers adopted a set of Council conclusions on transport infrastructure and the Trans-European Transport Network, in the context of the upcoming review of the Europe 2020 strategy as well as a Progress Report on the Political Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package…

Railways on track in enhancing accessibility as new European rules are adopted

Rail industry news / 18 November 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies welcomes the adoption of new technical requirements to improve train travel for persons with reduced mobility and disabled persons…

CER welcomes Commissioners Bulc, Šefčovič and Katainen

Rail industry news / 3 November 2014 /

On 1 November, the Juncker Commission officially took office…

CER policy recommendations for the new political mandate

Rail industry news / 14 October 2014 /

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies has published a set of ‘Policy Priorities’ for the 2014-2019 mandate – recommendations for EU policy-makers CER believes would be conducive to effective EU railway and transport policies in the years to come…