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ACCORDING to German press reports, three senior ministers in the German government have written to the European Union’s environment commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella proposing to make public transport in five…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it wants to increase spending to £47bn in the five-year period from 2019 to 2024 (Control Period 6 - CP6) in order to…
THE Lithuanian government has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to reorganise Lithuanian Railways (LG), bringing the organisation’s structure into line with the provisions of the…
BRITAIN’s minister of state with the Department of Transport (DfT), Mr Jo Johnson, has called for the withdrawal of diesel-only trains by 2040 and the decarbonisation of the railway.
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over…
January saw the publication of an eagerly-awaited strategic plan for the development of road and rail networks in Northern England. Keith Barrow outlines the key elements of the plan, which…
AFTER a comprehensive review of France’s pipeline of proposed major projects, the Infrastructure Policy Board published its recommendations on February 1 for the development of the country’s transport network over…
SEVERAL of Europe’s private open-access passenger operators are proving the sceptics wrong and disproving a widely-held belief that passenger rail services can only survive with government hand outs and subsidies.…
Henrik Hololei, director general at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move), talks to Kevin Smith.
THE European Commission (EC) has launched an investigation into the use of restructuring aid for Polish state-owned train operator Regional Railways (PR) amid concerns that the company may have benefitted…
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