From everywhere to everywhere. The future clock-face schedule in Germany
08/10/2018 – The clock-face schedule has often revealed his attraction for customers. If it is usual in Germany, it is not perfect, with sometimes too much delay between the Intercity and the regional traffic. The federal government has just made the decision to better coordinate the national traffic with those of the different Lander. Project name: Deutschland Takt.
Trieste harbour : an example of intermodal transport
03/10/2018 – We do not talk much about the Italian port of Trieste. And yet, it is wrong to forget it. It presents one of the best examples of multimodal transport in Europe. A visit.
Autonomous trains: a brief review
23/09/2018 – Innotrans is off. The next edition will take place in 2020, in Berlin. At this date, will we talk more about the autonomous train that is announced everywhere? We are going to peruse the latest innovations on this theme.
The ecological train: everyone does it
16/09/2018 – Is this the Innotrans effect? In recent months, hybrid Emu/Dmu have made a sudden appearance on the market. All the builders build their solution to attract the new market : the lines without catenaries. We are going to peruse the latest innovations on this theme.
Berlin/Brandenburg : six railway enterprises and many projects
11/09/2018 – More space, more comfortable trains, faster and better connections, for passengers, Berlin-Brandenburg’s new transport plan includes many projects that will improve passenger rail transport in the years to come. On 4 October 2017, the Lander of Berlin and Brandenburg signed with Deutsche Bahn AG the framework agreement « i2030 » for the development of rail transport in Berlin and Brandenburg.
The Netherlands : the network reaches its limits. Towards a six-second schedule?
03/09/2018 – Do we have the capacity – and the money – to further increase the number of railways tracks and all the civil engineering that goes with it (noise barriers, bridges, underpasses)? Are we get to a point where maybe we should say « stop the concrete » ? This is the big question from the Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail. Which offers solutions.
Freight in Europe : are the right questions asked?
19/08/2018 – David Briginshaw, senior columnist for the International Railway Journal, signs a pessimistic editorial in the August issue. He’s not wrong. Entitled « Time is not on the side of Europeans freight operators » , this column is a reporting of the June Conference in Genoa. What did we learn at this high mass ?
Dear railway commuters : be glad you’re not japanese !
25/06/2018 – Tired of your commuter life, standing up, squeezed in a bad train to get to the center of London or New York? You hate the Thameslink? Be grateful not to be Japanese! By reading these lines, you will realize that you are finally a privileged person. Diving into another world, far from home.
Singapore without cars : between dream and reality
11/06/2018 – The world is looking to Singapore as the city of the future banning cars. This is true, but the solution toward a full public transport policy does not seem to win the favor of all Singaporeans either. Between demographic challenges and technological solutions, Singapore is looking for itself. Analysis.
The station, more than a transit place
17/09/2017 – For the majority of people, the station is still the place of passage, the one we leave as soon as possible to go to town. However, some managers have examined what could be generate with railway stations, to make them more accessible, more cleaner and that gives to people the desire to stay.
The last twenty years that changed the train
11/09/2017 – Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable changes in the European rail system. This article shows the main changes that have already been provided.
UK : the Scotland’s rail freight strategy
24/03/2016 – The Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay has presented on 22 March, the new rail freight strategy the Scottish government.
Italy : a private project to operate intermodal trains on high speed line
16/03/2016 – The private Italian firm ISC – Interporto Servizi Cargo – would like to use the Italian high-speed lines at night for intermodal trains.
Thalys launches his low-cost service
02/03/2016 – Thalys will also launch a low-cost service with its new concept « Izy » (easy). Starting expected on 3 April.
How the Ruhr region manages his railways ?
28/02/2016 – Each year, the Transport Authority of the Ruhr region publish its barometer on best railways and the worse. This is a good example of rail transport policy governance
Japan : the Maglev reaches 603km/hr and a new line of 286 kilometers is building
28/01/2016 – Last week, it has been announced by Japan Railways’ Operator JR that Maglev, the train which works with the technology of magnetic elevation, has reached 603 km/hr, according to the test results conducted. A plan was decided to build the first commercial line of such trains with a length of 286 km between Tokyo and Nagoya.