Employees of the French National Railway Company (SNCF) intend to hold a mass strike on May 21. As Azernews reports, citing TASS that “Sud-Rail”, one of the trade unions that took the action initiative, released information about this. “At the initiative of “Sud-Rail” in the National Railway Company of France, […]

The long-running pay dispute between Germany’s main railway workers union and state rail operator Deutsche Bahn moved into arbitration on Monday, both sides confirmed. Collective bargaining talks between the EVG union and Deutsche Bahn had been held since February. Workers twice walked off the job, briefly paralysing much of the […]

Spain is challenging the ‘elitist nature’ of high-speed trains with more services and lower prices. Spain is rapidly outpacing its European neighbours in high-speed rail. Since 2021, EU member states have been obligated to open up their rail markets to foreign competitors – a reform that Spain has embraced wholeheartedly. […]

Japanese railway operators have begun to make full-fledged efforts to introduce self-driving trains, Japan Times has reported. Railway firms previously avoided implementing such technologies on existing train lines due to safety risks, but they are now facing the need to streamline operations as Japan’s falling population gradually shrinks the pool […]

The 273 km, $2.2bn railway line, running east from Kampala, Uganda, to Malaba, just across the border in Kenya, should have been built by now. In 2015, a Chinese state-owned firm, the China Harbour Engineering Company, won the contract to build the crucial transport link.  But after eight years with no […]