Policy

Image: Latvian Railways

Latvia’s electrification scheme cancelled

A large-scale project to electrify the railway network of Latvia has been cancelled due a continuing drop in rail freight volumes. The national railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels took this decision this week. The electrification project...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Move all shipments to rail, or rather not?

Shipments through Europe are best loaded onto trains, as these continue to run as usual during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On the contrary, truckers are facing long border queues with the implementation of additional border...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train in Switzerland. Photo: Siemens

More money for rail freight in Switzerland

An additional amount of 295 million Swiss Francs has been allocated by the Swiss government to support rail freight traffic. Instead of the 90 million Swiss Francs reserved by the Federal Council, the National Council...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

2021: the European year of rail

On 4 March, the European Commission proposed a European Climate Law. This paves the way for a legally binding EU commitment to climate neutrality by 2050. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies has...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

EU considers single window for rail freight

After implementing the Maritime Single Window, the European Commission is considering to extend it to the rail freight sector. This move could be set in a new transport strategy that is currently being developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Freight capacity on TEN-T network not enough

Capacity allocation for freight on the European rail corridors is currently not meeting the needs of international rail freight. The way that this is handled in Europe is fragmented and unharmonized. Therefore, the Rail Freight...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen