NETHERLANDS: Railway operators must pay a total of approximately €170 million annually for the use of the Amsterdam-Belgium/Breda high-speed line.This amount was agreed between the Dutch government and Dutch Railways (‘NS’), and it stems directly from the Fyra concession fee offered by NS in overpriced bidding back in 2001. In […]

By George Kaulbeck Insights from George Kaulbeck, CPCS Head of Transport Advisory on land grants: the potential to bridge the financial gap needed for railway expansion in Africa. In its quest for more and better railways, a big obstacle stands in Africa’s way, and that’s the scarcity of financing. For […]

The Nigeria Railway Property Management Company Limited (RPMCL) Kaduna has disclosed that it will soon commence renovation of their facilities within the Kaduna railway line. This is even as the management expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the facilities stressing the need to put them in good shape for […]

By PA News Agency The plan will nationalise the network ‘without the taxpayer paying a penny in compensation costs’, the party will say (James Manning/PA) Labour will pledge to renationalise the railways if elected, in what the party will call the “biggest overhaul to our railways in a generation.” A […]