Ending a 50-Year Embargo in the FRA Amtrak Long-Distance Study
ALLRAIL is pleased to feature in this new article about future reform of passenger rail in the United States of America.
The benefits of market liberalisation are not limited to any one country; instead they can be achieved all over the world.
Eurostar and five more operators join the Agreement on Journey Continuation: what does it entail?
Eurostar, MÁV-Start, HŽPP, LTG Link, PKP Intercity, and GYSEV will soon join the Agreement on Journey Continuation (AJC).
Nick Brooks, Secretary General of ALLRAIL says : "Although it is a step in the right direction, the Agreement is still suboptimal for those whom it is meant to serve: the passengers. This is because it remains voluntary, there is always the risk that an operator can leave at will. Hence it remains a lottery. In the Single EU Rail Market, where the need to change trains between any 2 places is on average much higher than buses, cars or planes, this is simply not good enough.”
Dutch railway deal is “fundamentally illegal” say independents
The contract the Dutch government intends to award to Dutch railway operator NS for passenger transport services is facing EU scrutiny and is “fundamentally illegal”, according to ALLRAIL. The new concession which would run from 1 January 2025 to the end of 2033 grants unjustified subsidies, covers a disproportionate size of railway services and its timing is “suspicious”.
Ukraine needs Marshall Plan for rail, says task force
The Global Ukraine Rail Task Force has called for a specific Marshall Plan for the rail sector in Ukraine, due to its “central and critical role both now and during the future reconstruction of the country.”
Belangenorganisatie ALLRAIL waarschuwt Kamer: ‘NS concessie in strijd met marktregels’
De Europese belangenorganisatie ALLRAIL waarschuwt in een brandbrief de kamercommissie voor Infrastructuur en Waterstaat voor een “extreme tunnelvisie” van het ministerie aangaande een nieuwe onderhandse concessie voor NS. Daarbij zegt ALLRAIL dat het ministerie de Europese marktordeningsregels niet naleeft, waardoor de “geloofwaardigheid van het Europese spoorbeleid wordt ondermijnt”.