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Rio +20 places the railway as one of the pillars of sustainable urban development

Rio +20 places the railway as one of the pillars of sustainable urban development

Rail systems will be vital in the cities of the future, judging from the significant investments they announced at the summit. The recent UN Rio +20 summit, which ran from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was among his most important development of sustainable transport in cities of the future. In this context, the railroad stood as one of the axes of the new public transport schemes, announcing major investments to boost rail systems in different parts of the world.

Eight multilateral development banks have pledged 175 billion dollars (139 billion euros) for the improvement of public transport in developing countries.
The creation and management of new sustainable urban transport schemes as a way of making possible the development of increasingly chaotic megacities, was one of the central points of the discussions held within the framework of the summit of the UN Rio +20, held recently in Brazil. In this context, the railways stood as one of the most convenient alternatives from different points of view, as they have announced major investments for the development of new rail lines across the globe.


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Istambul. ERTMS Optimising Rail Investments Worldwide, Conference. International Union of Railways, is organising together with TCDD, Turkish State railways, the 11th UIC ERTMS Conference - Optimising Rail Investments Worldwide in the Golden Horn of Istanbul near the Bosphorus, from 1 – 3 April 2014. This international event entirely dedicated to ERTMS and both its components ETCS for train control and GSM-R for radio-communications, has become a worldwide reference for all decision-makers and railway professionals involved in the development of rail systems across the world.
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Paris. 5th Transport Research Arena TRA2014 The 5th Transport Research Arena TRA2014 will be organised from 14 – 17 April 2014 at Paris-la-Defense. TRA (Transport Research Arena) is the major conference on transport in Europe, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the WATERBORNE TP. The conference topics address the main challenges in transport and mobility of people and goods, with respect to energy, environment, safety and security and economy issues. TRA 2014 will be organiced in Paris, France, hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and IFSTTAR. (Authors’ page). Instructions and template on-line.

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