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

10

Jul

2018

Summer holidays: trains ranked best on environmental impact

C02, air pollution, energy efficiency: the train is top of the class in all categories
  • Environment
Farewell to Diesel

25

Apr

2018

Rail: regional transport preparing to phase-out diesel

Multiple unit trains of the future: sector’s vision defines performance features
  • Environment
  • Passenger Service
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
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
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
Manfred Fuhg, spokesman for the group of supporting members in the Pro-Rail Alliance

07

Jun

2017

Siemens manager is new spokesman for supporting members

Manfred Fuhg, head of the Mobility Division Germany, now speaks on behalf of the companies represented in the Pro-Rail Alliance
  • About us
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 freight train being retrofitted with low-noise brakes. This costs the owners of freight wagons money. The new legislation will completely exclude noisy goods wagons from the German network without coming into conflict with EU law.

12

May

2017

Germany to ban noisy freight wagons by the end of 2020

Pro-Rail Alliance favours EU-wide ban: noise protection does not stop at the border
  • Environment
  • Europe
Gigaliners are dangerous, harm the environment, are expensive for taxpayers – and are unlawful under EU regulations. Federal transport minister Dobrindt’s go-it-alone decision is being challenged in court. Lawyer Professor Remo Klinger explains the details of the legal case.

05

Apr

2017

Longer vehicles to be challenged in court

Allowing Gigaliners in Germany contrary to EU law / Pro-Rail Alliance, BUND and DUH taking case to court in Berlin
  • Cargo
  • Environment
Poor climate record: Federal Environment Agency figures show policies lead to rising transport sector emissions. The government is having to pay the price for preferring the roads. High time for a transport turnaround.

21

Mar

2017

Climate record: “Paying the price for failed transport policies”

Environment Agency 2016 report touches a sore spot: rail transport is being disadvantaged
  • Environment
  • 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
Market share: rail freight transport is a big worry for politicians: halving track access charges a sensible idea

17

Feb

2017

Statistics: rail freight transport’s market share declines

Rail freight is a big worry for politicians: halving access charges a sensible idea
  • Cargo
Sweet dreams on the night train: the newest services offered by the Austrian operator ÖBB are in demand in Germany. Unfortunately, flying enjoys an unjust competitive advantage. Politicians must finally end this unfair support.

15

Feb

2017

Night trains: loved by passengers, hindered by politicians

Pro-Rail Alliance calls for equal tax rates for aircraft and night trains
  • Transport Policy

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