Policy

Sweden plans night train to Belgium

Sweden is planning to improve its rail connectivity with other European countries. The night train from Malmö to Brussels via Cologne could be launched in two or three years. To do this, the Scandinavian country...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC issues two FRMCS specifications

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has released two important specifications related to the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of GSM-R. They are about the requirements for the on-board equipment and its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Bail out on British trams

There was no light relief for light rail, as metro systems across the UK suffer precipitous lockdown downturns in patronage. However, a belated support package may safeguard services in a number of UK cities in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

How railways support medical heroes

The medical staff is on the frontline of tackling the coronavirus pandemic. In these exceptional times, the railway companies are also doing their part to support medics in their difficult mission. Therefore, some operators carry...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Night trains halted in Finland

Finnish railway operator VR Group has suspended all the night trains in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision will be in effect until at least 24 May. In addition, the railway company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Railways remind passengers about social distancing

Railway undertakings and infrastructure managers across Europe raise awareness of coronavirus. Among other things, they are calling the passengers to keep the distance between each other. To this end, the railway companies install the special...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UK government prolongs two rail franchises

Despite the rumours on the possible cancellation of the franchising system for railways, the UK government does otherwise. It has awarded two operating companies with the new contracts by prolonging the existing franchises. This extraordinary...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Track replacement in the Netherlands, source: ProRail

Transformation of ProRail: what does it mean?

“Since ProRail is functioning so well, why would you want to alter it?”. And so began a talk by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Hendrik Dronkers from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management on the transformation...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard