Policy

Noah’s Train makes final stop in Rotterdam

Noah’s Train is setting sail for the global UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile. The train is the ambassador of the Rail Freight Forward initiative. On Friday 11 October it celebrates its anniversary,...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Malaszewicze intermodal terminal, source: PKP Cargo

Poland will construct new intermodal terminal

Poland intends to extend its network of intermodal facilities. A new container terminal will be constructed at Bydgoszcz Emilianowo railway station in the northwestern part of the country. It will become a new important junction...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New CER management elected

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has elected its new management committee at its General Assembly on 23 September in Gdańsk. The new chair of the Brussels-based group is Crister Fritzson, who...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

‘We want to create a high-flying rail sector’

Two European railcar rental companies – Ermewa SA and GATX – have joined forces in the “Aero-Ferro Benchmark” project. This new research alliance addresses a key question: What can rail freight transportation learn from the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

New director of Rail System at UIC

Marc Antoni resigns as UIC’s director of Rail System after five years of office. He is succeeded by the Frenchman Christian Chavanel. It is the second notable job shift at the international railway company this...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: Infrabel.be

‘SNCB and Infrabel should not be reunited’

The two Belgian state-owned railway companies, SNCB and Infrabel, may be joined into a single company. The first being a passenger railway firm while the other an infrastructure manager, the proposed union has sparked fierce...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Rail Baltica. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbgc_project/7886074122/in/dateposted/

ERFA appoints new secretary general

The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has appointed a new secretary general. Starting from 26 August, Conor Feighan has taken office, heading the Brussels-based company that represents the European railway industry. Feighan replaces Carole Coune. Conor...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Portuguese railway track

Wish list for new legislative period EU

With the constitution of the new European Parliament Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee, a new legislative period kicks in. Two independent rail company groups, ERFA and ALLRAIL, submitted their wish list of changes and improvements...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Kijfhoek classification yard, source: ProRail

Works at Kijfhoek classification yard delayed

The launch of maintenance works at the Dutch Kijfhoek classification yard scheduled for last week, from 1 to 4 August, was delayed for an unknown time. ProRail, the Dutch rail infrastructure manager, and contractor Swietelsky...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko