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APTA (American Public Transport Association)
All about American passenger rail

The Danish state infrastructure manager

BCC (British Chamber of Commerce)
Position of the BCC on rail policy

European electric standardisation

CENORM (Comité Européen de normalisation)
European mechanical standardisation

CER (Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies)

CHARMEC is a Centre of Excellence in Railway Mechanics established at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothemburg Swedem

CIT (The International Rail Transport Committee)
Le CIT assure l'interopérabilité juridique en trafic international ferroviaire

The goal of the CIVITAS Initiative is to achieve a significant change in the modal split towards sustainable transport modes through the combination of technology and policy based strategies.

Department for Transport
British rail policy

DJK (Danish Railway-Club)
The society was founded in 1961 and is the oldest proper railway club of Denmark.

DVF (Deutsches Verkehrsforum)

EBA (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt)
German Federal Railway Authority

EFNMS (European Federation of National Maintenance Societies)

EIA (European Intermodal Association)
Promotes innovative, sustainable and intermodal mobility in Europe

EIM (European Rail Infrastructure Managers)

EIRAC (European Intermodal Research Asvisory Council)
Has no homepage, but is referred to here with contact information.

The Swedish National Electrical Safety Board

ERFA (European Rail Freight Association)
Temporary site while a new one is developed.

Erik's Rail News
News from around the world, a searchable archive dating back to March 1997, latest press releases from over 80 organisations, and many links.

ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Council)

Information on ERTMS/ETCS technology, projects and deployment.

ESC (European Shipper Council)
The European Shippers' Council Represents the interests of companies trading in Europe as users of freight transport services. They consider themselves yo be the pre-eminent body responsible for efforts to liberalise/de-regulate liner shipping markets.Public statements and links to national shipper's councils in Europe.

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)

EU directives on standards

European News

EuRoMain is a European Research and Development project

European Commission > Transport
The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

European Local Transport Information Service
ELTIS is an initiative of the European Commission. The project is led by an international team of transport related organisations. The aim is to provide information and support a practical transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban and regional transport in Europe.

EUROSTAT >Transport
Statistical analysis of transport in the European Union.

Federal Railroad Administration

FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations)
FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the "Architects of Transport", employing around 8 - 10 million people in 150 countries.

FIF (Fédération des Industries Ferroviaires)

Finnish Tramway Society
Finish light-rail club.Information on all light-rail systems in Finland.

Many links.

Groupement des autorités responsables de transportPolicies papers. Links to French Public Transport Authorities

Hela Resan
A complete travel planning system.The website makes it possible to find information on alternatives for travel between places in Sweden, by train, bus, airplane, boat/ferry. It has links to PTAs and operators of the different modes of transport.

IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission

IHHA (International Heavy Haul Association)
IHHA is a world wide association of heavy haul railways and their advocates. IHHA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in heavy haul railway operations, engineering, maintenance, and technology.

International Railway Journal
Monthly print journal. Some content available on their site.

International Transport Forum
An intergovernmental organisation; a forum in which Ministers responsible for transport, and more specifically the inland transport sector, can co-operate on policy.Links to: Governments, International Organisations, Transport, Environment, Statistics

ISO - International Organisation for Standardisation

Swedish standards organisation in communication and information technology.

A web guide to Swedish trains and railwaysInfo on Swedish railway lines and vehicles, news.

Jernbaneverket (the Norwegian National Rail Administration)
JBV is the Norwegian national railway authority responsible for the management of the national railway network, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.The website offers network statement, annual reports, info on projects. Norwegian section includes press releases.

Swedish universities and schools of technology offering courses and seminars promoting the further development of public transit in Sweden.

Links to Swedish laws and regulations.

LRTA (Light Rail Transit Association)

Maps at Trainspotting Bükkes

Ministère de l'écologie, du développement durable et de l'énergie
French Ministry of Transport has been integrated in this bigger ministry. News and other developments related to French rail and urban transport policy and development throughout France.

Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland

NTM (The Network for Transport and Environment)
NTM is a non-profit Swedish association working on the environmental issues of the transport sector.The website has news, environmental links and data.

OTIF (Organisation intergouvernementale pour les transports internationaux ferroviaires)

Polis is a network of leading European cities and regions working together for the development of innovative technologies and policies in local transport.

Rail Net Europe
The main scope of RailNetEurope is to improve operational issues of international rail traffic and easy access to European infrastructure.Corridor and country info. Links to member organisations.

Railnews UK
News and links

Currently indexing 16,103 quality resources in 144 categories.

Railway Gazette
Monthly print journal. Some content available on site.

Railway Group KTH
KTH Centre for Research and Education in Railway EngineeringInfo on publications, courses etc

Railway Technology
Information on rail projects around the world, with conference & exhibition calendar

Res&Trafik Forum
The main Nordic trade journal for passsenger transport; bus, rail, and other public transport.

This is the website for Resplus, A Swedish travel information and booking service run by Samtrafiken. Samtrafiken is intended for all passengers who must change from one operator to another in order to reach their destination.The website allows you to search for train, bus and boat journeys for a selection of around 3,000 stops. It includes timetables for trains, times for most express coach routes and information about stations and stops.

RFG (Rail Freight Group)
British freight rail lobby comprising suppliers, manufacturers, and customers, operators and contractors.

RIA (Railway Industry Association)
RIA provides a range of services to its member companies and helps railways around the world obtain railway equipment and services from the UK.

Safety Management and interoperability thematic Network for railways systems. EU's 5th framework program.

Links together trips by train, coach, bus, underground, tram and ferry from more than 40 different carriers in a closely knit traffic network.

SCADPlus: Transport
Summaries of EU transport legislation

Responsible for electrical standardisation in Sweden.

SIKA (The Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis)
SIKA is a Swedish governmental agency. It has three main areas of responsibility in the transport and communication sector: to carry out studies for the Government, to develop forecasts and planning methods and to be the responsible authority for official statistics.

SIS (Swedish Standards Institute)
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute develops Swedish and international standards

SPF (Swedish Union of Private Wagons)
SPF is an association that take care of the interests of Swedish private wagon owners and long term wagon leasing companies.The website has links to members of the union.

Strategic Rail Authority

Svenska Järnvägsklubben
The Swedish Railway ClubThe largest Swedish forum on rail debate, links to Swedish railway organisations such as operators and manufacturers, photos.

Svenskt Näringsliv (Confederation of Swedish enterprise)
The Swedish Shippers' Council is the organisation for cargo-owning transport users in Sweden and was founded in 1966. Since 1982 it has been closely connected to the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

SWERIG (Swedish Rail Industry Group)
The SWERIG section of the Swedish trade council.Links to SWERIG members: manufacturers, construction companies, consultants.

T&E (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
T&E is Europe's principal environmental organisation campaigning specifically on transport. Members are drawn from NGOs in nearly every European country, all of whom promote a more environmentally sound approach to transport.

TEN-T (The Trans-European Transport Network)
European CommissionGuidelines, Financing, Legioslation, Actions, Projects, Documentation

TF (Transportindustriförbundet)
The Swedish International Freight Association, SIFA, is the trade organisation for all Swedish companies in goods transport, logistics and freight forwardingThe website has many links on logistics, transport organisations and transport research.

The European railway server
A large collection of links. List of European rolling stock, picture gallery

The Finnish Rail Administration (RHK)
Finnish rail administrationThe website gives info on infrastructure projects in Finland and access to reports.

The Swedish Public Transport Association
The trade organisation of local and regional public transport in Sweden.The Swedish section of the website includes information on member organisations, monthly news, projects, publications and statistics.

Trafikstyrelsen (the Danish Public Transport Authority)
An authority under the Danish Ministry of Transport. It is responsible for regulation, planning, safety and transport co-ordination.

The website brings freight news, including rail.

Portal to information on transportation and communication research.Databases on transport information, including telematics.

Transport- och Energiministeriet (Ministry of Transport)
Danish Ministry of Transport and Energy.The website gives access to publications.

TRV (Trafikverket)
The Swedish National Traffic Adminstration, responsible for the railway infrastructure owned by the Swedish stateAll sorts of information on Swedish rail infrastructure; policies, plans, projects, news etc

TTF - Forum för Logistik
The Swedish association of logistics.

Tågoperatörerna (The Association of Swedish Train Operators)
Acts on behalf of the Swedish train operators. The Association currently consists of 22 member companies.Links to members.

UIC (International Union of Railways)

UIC search engine
An excellent database for railway links.

UIP (International Union of Private Wagons)
UIP furthers the interests of its members vis-à-vis international organisations. It carries out and co-ordinates research and participation in the drawing up of international regulations.

UIRR (Union internationale des sociétés de transport combiné Rail-Route)

UITP (Union internationale de transport public)

UK Railway Companies
Listing of train operators

UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
UNECE Transport DivisionLinks to all European Transport Ministry websites

UNIFE (Union des industries ferroviaires européennes)

Metro information and maps around the world

UTEK (föreningen Underhållsteknik)
The Swedish association för reliability, maintenance and asset management.

VDB (The German Railway Industry Association)
Unites manufacturers of all products for railway operation.

VDV (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen)

VTI (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)
VTI is a Swedish government agency. It carries out research and development work an all transport modes, specifically road. Among other things, VTI operates Transguide, a portal to information on transport and communication research.

Comprehensive news and information from the European Railway Business.

Maps for Swedish passenger transport operators, news, links etc