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
Court: Longer HGVs do not contravene EU law Pro-Rail Alliance, BUND, DUH and ACV considering further steps

18

Apr

2018

Court: Longer HGVs do not contravene EU law

Pro-Rail Alliance, BUND, DUH and ACV considering further steps
  • Press Releases
Going on holiday by bus, coach or train is good for the environmentally aware. But these travellers are clearly at a disadvantage compared with air passengers, criticised the Pro-Rail Alliance and the bdo.

19

Jul

2017

Environmentally aware holidaymakers pay more

Pro-Rail Alliance and bdo want tax equality for coaches, trains and planes
  • Environment
  • Press Releases
Forcing through regular use. Gigaliners are allowed to operate – for now. The Pro-Rail Alliance is considering legal steps.

02

Jan

2017

Mega trucks: Pro-Rail Alliance considers legal measures

Is minister’s unilateral decision on regular use of longer HGVs unlawful?
  • Press Releases
  • Transport Policy
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
Friends of the Earth Germany and the German Pro-Rail Alliance have criticised the lack of provision for regional rail projects and alternatives to the roads in the Federal Infrastructure Plan 2030.

31

Oct

2016

Federal Infrastructure Plan 2030 disadvantages rail projects

Associations demand cancellation of many road bypasses and the inclusion of rail projects
  • Press Releases
Train station of the year 2016. From today, the residents of Stralsund can read it for themselves engraved in brass: in the main concourse, a resplendent brass plaque confirms that their station is among the best in Germany.

25

Oct

2016

Stralsund: a commemorative plaque for the Station of the Year

Celebrations for the winning station 2016: jury praises the personnel
  • Press Releases
  • Train Station of the Year
  • Train Stations
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
The night train has been saved and passenger groups welcome the Austrians’ courage. But politicians make life hard for night trains and tickets more expensive.

06

Oct

2016

No hindrances to the Austrian night train service

Passenger groups in the Pro-Rail Alliance welcome the Austrians’ courage
  • 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
Mature performance: 90 percent of railway transport is already electric, the share of green electricity is 42 percent

14

Sep

2016

Transport and climate: rail is the undisputed Number One

Powered by green electricity: rail is more climate friendly than coach, plane and car
  • Press Releases
Replaces 52 HGVs: the 740 metre freight train is climate-friendly and efficient

02

Sep

2016

Overview: 740 metre freight train

Why we need to upgrade the rail network for longer freight trains
  • Cargo
  • Press Releases
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
Stories about big hearted rail employees are now wanted for 2017

25

Aug

2016

Pro-Rail Alliance looking for the best railway stories

Passengers nominate railway staff for the ‘Big-Hearted Rail Employee’ award
  • Big-Hearted Rail Employees
  • Press Releases
Jury chooses best stations in 2016 from customer perspective / incognito visits

22

Aug

2016

Station of the Year: Stralsund and Steinheim win awards

Jury chooses best stations in 2016 from customer perspective / incognito visits
  • Press Releases
  • Train Station of the Year

Press Releases

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