12

Jul

2018

Rail network: Germany lags behind in country ranking

Defizit in per capita investments / Austria and Switzerland put railways before roads
  • Europe
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases
Green light for the 740-metre network: Freight rail bosses happy

03

Jan

2018

Green light for the 740-metre network: Freight rail bosses happy

Federal Transport Ministry increases priority on upgrade projects for freight trains
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
The disaster at Rastatt make extensive electrification necessary

28

Aug

2017

Fall-back plan needed after Rastatt disaster

Network electrification: Pro-Rail Alliance calls for a target of 70 percent
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
Down with track access charges: rail sector associations join ranks to call on the German government to address the competitive imbalance between the railways and the roads.

16

May

2017

Broad alliance calls for cuts to track access charges

Compensate rail for competitive disadvantages / blueprint for transport required
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Policy
A thicket of overhead lines, but still not enough. Germany has a lot of catching up to do on electrification. Only 60 percent of the network is electrified. Other EU states are well ahead.

21

Feb

2017

Electrification: overhead lines for freight trains, not HGVs

EU comparison: 60 percent electrification in Germany only average
  • Infrastructure
The five-year road trials of longer HGVs will conclude in December. Dobrindt is already planning the next step: cross-border journeys. These are banned under EU legislation. They are also not very sensible.

31

Oct

2016

Pro-Rail Alliance: "floodgates will be opened for longer vehicles"

Transport minister Dobrindt working on cross-border journeys of Gigaliners
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases
A freight terminal: Longer freight trains will accelerate modal shift from the roads.

07

Oct

2016

State transport ministers support 740 meter freight train

German rail network means short trains – rail bosses call for EU standard of 740 meters
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases
A freight train with a standard length of 740 metres replaces 52 HGVs. The Federal Environment Agency now supports rail freight bosses. The regional transport ministers will also debate the advantages of 740 metre trains at their summit in Stuttgart.

05

Oct

2016

Environment Agency supports 740 metre freight trains

Transport minister summit adds rail freight bosses’ demands to the agenda
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases
The railway sector is a classic male domain but does it have to always be that way? Enterprising women managers have set up a women’s network under the Pro-Rail Alliance umbrella.

20

Sep

2016

Pro-Rail Alliance introduces a new network for women

Rail sector: women 20 percent of workforce / career opportunities for female applicants
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects
The 740 metre train rail network. One standard-length, 740 metre freight train replaces 52 HGVs on the roads. Politicians of all parties recognise the advantages, but bottlenecks on the network mean trains are limited to shorter lengths.

01

Sep

2016

Cross-party support for 740 metre train rail network

Minister Dobrindt must act / freight rail bosses call for 740 metre standard length
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
More economic and environmentally friendly: longer freight trains offer great potential

30

Aug

2016

Rail freight bosses demand upgrades for longer freight trains

Longer freight trains: German rail network still not compatible with 740 metre standard length
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases
Bundesverkehrswegeplan / Federal infrastructure plan: rail projects unfinished

27

Jul

2016

Federal infrastructure plan: rail projects unfinished

Legislation for the 2030 plan is like the plan itself: disappointing
  • Infrastructure

12

Jul

2016

EU Index: German rail network poorly funded

Per capita comparison shows investment weakness / Swiss and Austrian lead ranking
  • Europe
  • Infrastructure

17

Jun

2016

“Rail freight transport is capable of more”

Environmental study on modal shift / “No taboo on halving track access charges”
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases

07

Jun

2016

"Dobrindt’s transport policies increasingly nonsensical"

Planned cuts to DB Cargo: over 200 loading facilities face closure
  • Cargo
  • Infrastructure
  • Press Releases

Press Releases

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