Topic: European Union

Dutch railway

EU grant for ERTMS on Dutch freight locomotives

The Netherlands has received a EU grant of 32 million Euros to install ERTMS technology on Dutch locomotives using the Rotterdam-Genoa rail freight corridor.  Part of a wider 83 million Euros package for various transport projects,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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EC approves state aid for HZ Cargo Croatia

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
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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UIC’s safer level crossing website now online

A new website dedicated to promoting the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) safer level crossings campaign is now online. The SAFER-LC EU project is a three-year programme, and aims to improve safety and minimise risk...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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CER summit seeks rail freight noise solutions

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
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

EU rail freight test portal now live

The pilot version of a ‘one-stop-shop’ European web portal detailing rail freight service facilities across the continent can now be accessed online. The railfreightlocations.eu site is a European Union initiative involving a group of rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy