Thursday , June 30 2022

The challenge of the rail industry is to develop infrastructure and competitiveness


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The 21st century transport industry is not a small challenge, and one of the most important is the development of an appropriate infrastructure.

Last week, UIC General Manager Jean-Pierre Lubinou, with the participation of "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDz) and the International Rail Union Conference (UIC) Conference, "Attracting Young Talents to Competitive and Competitive Open Labor Market Conditions" .

"It is impossible to provide appropriate mobility to age without adequate infrastructure. In Europe, mobility requirements grow in proportion to the life of the infrastructure and to wear and tear. Meanwhile, when speaking in globally, the big challenge is to increase capacity in the main transport corridors, "said Ž. P.Lubinou

As UIC Director General says, in the case of Latvia, the railway electrification project is an essential prerequisite for industry development further. "In the 20th century, electrification was held in many places for two reasons – to solve the capacity problem and in response to rising fuel prices. Today its importance has grown even more, as it is also the answer to environmental challenges . Electrical is clearly a step to the correct address, "emphasizes Ž. P.Lubinou

Meanwhile, talk about a topic that was discussed frequently – searching for sources of cargo in the logistical sector in China, Mid Asia and India, Ž. P.Lubinou noted that the trade routes between East and West were a huge industry – they are measured in billions of dollars. At present, this trading chain is only 1% of the rail market, but this sector has great potential.

"There is a very wide range of development opportunities, especially given the huge added value of the railways – speed, security and quality, cargo flows are changing and only proactive and at the forefront this change will be able to get LDz, "adds UIC Director General.

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