Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the ‘Transport’ committee of the European Parliament, presented a new joint declaration from the rail freight industry urging the EU to accelerate the modal shift to rail. Delli highlighted that if...Read more
The Italian northeast aims to becoming an entry-and-exit hub for Ukraine, which is facing blockades for transportation via the Black Sea. The facilities involved in this initiative are the ports of Trieste and Venice and...Read more
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is asking for the inclusion of the rail industry in the Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age (GDIP), the EU’s new plan to reach...Read more
SNCF Réseau will increase the electricity prices in France, from 56 euros/MWh in 2021 to 473,51 euros/MWh in 2023, which equals to an 8,5 fold increase. According to Alliance 4F, the largest rail freight association...Read more
CER and ETF have officially signed the Women in Rail agreement which is ready for implementation right away. The agreement focuses on promoting women in the sector, from the recruitment process, female employee retention and...Read more
Two representative bodies, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), and the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) have put their joint weight behind a qualified endorsement of Europe’s Rail Freight Corridors. They agree...Read more
Visionaries who designed the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest rail tunnel – to shift freight to rail on a mass scale have received the 2018 European Railway Award.
Built over 17 years and costing...Read more
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
Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is at the heart of the crucial Rhine-Alpine rail freight axis, has been named as the winner of the 2018 European Railway Award.
The world’s longest rail tunnel – linking Italy with...Read more
A special focus on rail freight forms part of a joint work plan by the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER).
Following a meeting in Brussels, the...Read more
‘Brexit’, the impending departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, ‘must not undermine the ongoing development’ of the Single European Rail Area. That’s the view of Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of...Read more
The International Union of Railways’ 11th annual Noise Workshop will put the spotlight on solutions for reducing railway noise and vibrations when it convenes in Paris later this year. This year’s event on November 14...Read more
Rail freight operators will work more closely with the European Shippers Council (ESC) to increase the transparency of freight performance through key performance indicators (KPIs). Track-and-trace solutions will also be explored as a result of...Read more
Tackling rail freight noise pollution must involve a ‘comprehensive approach’ by stakeholders, EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has told a summit organised by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER). The aim was...Read more
Freight rail policymakers must take ‘full responsibility’ for addressing the intermodal imbalances that still exist in the European rail market if industry professionals’ work is to be rewarded. That’s one of the key conclusions offered...Read more
Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) says the latest timetable for delivery of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), which is so vital to freight’s future, ‘reflects...Read more
Crister Fritzon has been appointed as Acting Chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) with immediate effect. Mr Fritzon is Chair of the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies (ASTOC) and...Read more
The achievements of the European freight sector over the past decade were among those celebrated at the 10th European Railway Awards – a ceremony with a difference in that no awards were handed out. More...Read more