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European transport associations call for strategy to reduce Green House Gas emissions from the sector

CFR SA gets finance for railway bridges, culverts and tunnels rehabilitation project

In a joint letter to the European Commission the European transport associations, CER, EIM, ERFA, T&E, UITP and UNIFE call for an ambitious strategy to tackle rising Green House Gas emissions from the transport sector (from 1990 – 2013 GHG emissions have risen by 20%). Major opportunities to decarbonise transport …

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195 transport projects to receive €6.7 bn funding under the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility

MÁV continues its modernisation with HUF 3 bn worth IT projects

The European Commission presented last Friday the list of 195 transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Over 88 projects worth over EUR 5 bn are rail and rail related projects. In this second CEF call,  Central and Eastern European countries top the …

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PKP Intercity to invest PLN 1.8 bn in rolling stock

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PKP Intercity plans to invest PLN 1.8 bn in new rolling stock, repair and modernisation of trains in he next years. For the current year, the Polish passenger operator has allocated PLN 311 million for the repair and modernisation of more than 570 wagons (PLN 247 million) and preventive maintenance of approximately …

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Projects worth EUR 222 million proposed under the first Shift2Rail Call for Research

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The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) has  received 43 proposals with a total funding request of close to €80 million for its 15 open call topics and total available budget of €26.1 million. The 27 S2R JU members have presented project proposals for the 13 call topics reserved to them. …

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Budapest world-record tram may enter operations in March

Budapest world-record tram may enter operations in March

The Hungarian National Transport Authority has issued the Type License for the 55.9 m long CAF Urbos 3 trams together with the authorisation of the first vehicle on 15 February 2016. The world’s longest tram is likely enter operations in Budapest at the end of March. Eight other long CAF trams are waiting for the same licence in Budapest, …

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European Space Agency partners Europe’s railways

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European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a new initiative focused on the ways that space can add value to railway networks. Space4Rail aims to support the railway community by raising awareness of the added value that space systems can deliver, and highlighting ESA funding programmes with the potential to support their use. Plenty of …

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Almost €13 billion requested for CEF transport projects

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 427 project proposals by the 16 February 2016 deadline for the 2015 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, requesting €12.96 billion in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €7.6 billion. Evaluation of the project proposals with the …

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Space weather, an emerging risk for rail infrastructure

EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a report on space weather impact on rail infrastructure. Space Weather and Rail: Findings and Outlook report explores the rail sector’s vulnerability and the potential impacts, in particular through interdependencies with other infrastructures. Awareness among operators and regulators worldwide is currently limited and vulnerabilities across the rail …

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TOUAX takes over management of 2,000 wagons previously owned by GE in Europe

Touax has announced that its subsidiary Touax Rail Limited has entered into a definitive agreement under which it took over the management of approximately 2,000 freight wagons previously owned by GE Rail Services GmbH, GE Capital Rail Services Limited and GE Capital Rail Limited. The transaction will strengthen the position of …

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EUR 170 million for Shift2Rail innovation projects

Shift2Rail, the Joint Undertaking backed by the Commission and the rail industry, has today published its first calls for proposals, endowed with €170 million to support innovation in railways. The Commission will contribute €90 million, with the other €80 million being brought by the members of Shift2Rail. In order to …

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