Topic: International Union of Railways (UIC)

Rail Baltica joins 5GRAIL project

Rail Baltica, a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project, will take a role in the 5GRAIL Advisory Panel. 5GRAIL will be testing and validating the Future Railways Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) for trackside infrastructure and on-board...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro

Ride-sharing an impetus for railways

Ride-sharing could stimulate the development of the European railways. In order to facilitate this and to provide seamless mobility, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), together with its partners, is carrying out the RIDE2RAIL...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 FRMCS. 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

UIC launches new real-time ticket control system

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has made a significant step towards real-time control of passenger tickets. With the help of Dutch company Hit Rail, it launched the Electronic Ticket Control Database (ETCD) that allows...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

UIC defines priorities until 2022

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has unveiled its Work Programme for 2020 – 2022. It defines five strategic priorities of the organisation in the coming years: promotion of railways internationally, development of specifications and...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
Francois Davenne Director General of UIC, source: © UIC / J. Jem

New Director General of UIC takes office

On 1 July François Davenne has officially taken office as new Director General of International Union of Railways (UIC). He will serve a chairman of the organisation during a four-year mandate. Mr Davenne will replace...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko