A comparative review conducted by the European Court of Auditors identified that the EU policies are still quite weak when it comes to implementing infrastructure projects. Even though the EU does not face strategy definition problems compared with other countries, it highlights weaknesses in coordinating, selecting, monitoring, and evaluating infrastructure projects.Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Rail before road in new German government plans

The new German coalition will invest ‘considerably more in the railways than in the roads’. The SPD, Greens and FDP presented their plans in a coalition agreement on Wednesday, which include plans to lower infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Level crossing in Belgium, source: Infrabel

Corona leads to drop in rail accidents

Due to the sharp decrease in train traffic caused by corona measures, the number of serious railway accidents worldwide also fell last year. There were 34 percent fewer collisions involving persons at level crossings, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

New electric locomotives for old Kazakhstan fleet

Rail freight carrier Silkway Transit LLP from Kazakhstan renews its locomotive fleet with 22 new electric Russian locomotives. The first three 2ES7 ‘Black Granite’ locomotives manufactured by the Ural Locomotive plant in Russia have already...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

New services for FlixTrain in Germany

With its new winter timetable, FlixTrain is adding 10 new stops to its network from 12 December and almost 20 more destinations will be added to the network next spring. This means that by summer...Read more
|1 comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter