Topic: European Commission

France to suspend track access charges

Railway undertakings in France will receive a powerful impulse from the government to relaunch their businesses. There will be zero track access charges, which will be active until the end of 2020. In order to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Will high-speed rails boost post-COVID Europe?

Railways could be a powerful tool for the European economic recovery after the corona crisis. High-speed rails especially. Therefore, Europe should be linked with a new and extraordinary network of high-speed routes. It will have...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Why should European railways migrate to FRMCS?

By 2025, European railways will migrate to the new standard of communication known by the acronym FMRCS. Speaking at the online RailTech Infra Forum 2020, UIC Head of Telecoms & Signalling Jean-Michel Evanghelou has clarified...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Elecrtrified railway in Latvia, source: Latvijas dzelzceļš

Latvia cancels electrification of railways

Latvian national railway company Latvijas Dzelzceļš (LDz) has cancelled its planned and ongoing projects to electrify the country’s railway network valued at 441 million euros. At the same time, LDz requires the financial bailout from...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Europe makes 2021 the Year of Rail

In order to support and promote railways as a sustainable mode of transport, the European Commission has proposed to make 2021 the Year of Rail. It plans a series of events, campaigns and initiatives next...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko