Italy will continue to provide state aid for the shift from road to rail until 2027. In addition, it is spending an additional 200 million euros, on top of the 300 million euros already allocated...Read more
In completing the TEN-T network, capacity for freight should not be forgotten, infrastructure works should not interrupt rail freight too much and the punctuality of freight trains should be monitored at the very least. Also,...Read more
The European Commission (EC) has given the green light to an Italian funding scheme aimed at supporting the shift of freight from road to rail in the northern province of Bolzano. Running until 2019 and with...Read more
From the 1st of October Danish freight operators can apply for the European funding scheme to install onboard ETCS equipment in their locomotives. They have until the 31st of October 2020 to submit their application,...Read more
A Danish scheme designed to support its national rail freight operators invest in the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on-board traffic management equipment has been formally approved by the European Commission.
Between 2018 and 2023,...Read more
The European Commission has approved state aid of 975 million Croatian Kruna (approximately 129.5 million Euros) granted by Croatia to HZ Cargo, a state-owned rail freight operator.
HZ Cargo had been in financial difficulties before the...Read more
Roll-out of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) has been ‘too slow’ and action is required to ensure targets are met, says the EU’s Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. She told the final SERA railway convention...Read more
A new cost-benefit analysis on Rail Baltica, an EU initiative linking the Baltic States and Poland with a new standard gauge freight line, says the project can deliver vital socio-economic benefits such as increased exports....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
A consortium of companies created to develop the technical elements of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) have signed letters of intent committing the project to the next phase. The companies’ CEOs met with European...Read more
The European Rail Freight Assocation (ERFA) says discrimination ‘still exists’ in the rail freight sector which is preventing new operators gaining a market foothold. While cautiously welcoming the European Commission’s (EC) recent draft act on...Read more
Rail freight projects across Europe are urged to bid for their share of a 1.9 billion Euros fund aimed at stimulating growth and creating jobs. Cross-border connections, better efficiency and improved safety are the focus of the...Read more