Policy

Webinar: an introduction to Track Access Charges

As a result of the Fourth Railway Package, which aims to create a single European railway area, the European Commission changed regulations in 2012 concerning the railway user charges. An Implementing Regulation (EU 2015/909) formulated...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
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