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BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has told Parliament that he has decided to take back direct control of the InterCity East Coast franchise from the Stagecoach-Virgin…
SLOVENIA’s National Assembly has adopted an act amending and supplementing the country’s Railway Transport Act, which will open the domestic passenger rail market to competition.
THE International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining how the two organisations can develop closer cooperation and…
TRANSDEV, Germany’s largest private public transport operator, is calling for fair competition in train ticket distribution and full access to all ticket sales channels including apps and websites.
FOLLOWING detailed examination of applications submitted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and BLS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on April 19 that it plans to grant SBB a…
THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe announced during a visit to the Bonneuil-sur-Marne freight terminal in southern Paris on April 16 that French National Railways’ (SNCF) loss-making rail freight…
FRENCH president Mr Emmanuel Macron confirmed in a televised interview on April 15 that the state will “gradually” start to take on the debt of French infrastructure manager SNCF Network…
THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris.
TWO of the four French railway unions joined air traffic controllers and other public sector workers in a national strike on March 22 in protest against president Mr Emanuel Macron’s…
More than five years in the making, the Fourth Railway Package is a broad raft of reforms that seeks to significantly improve the competitive position of rail transport across the…
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