Policy

Image: SNCF

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Richard Griffiths, Silk Road Summit Poland

The Western End of the New Silk Road

Do not just look at the New Silk Road from a western perspective, plead Richard T. Griffiths, one of the speakers at the Silk Road Summit in Poland last week. “Europe must settle its own...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Railway in Utrecht, Netherlands. Image: courtesy of ProRail

Dutch Masterplan rail freight in the making

A Dutch masterplan with measures to enhance the position of the rail freight industry is in the making, following the example of Germany, which is to implement measures this year. The ministry of Infrastructure and Water...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

CER calls for extra EU investment to help rail

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is demanding that European policymakers increase central funding in the coming years to meet the rail – including freight – sector’s needs. CER wants the budget for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy