World Bank and UIC Join Forces on Rail Transportation

15 February 2010 (Last Updated February 15th, 2010 18:30)

The World Bank has partnered with France's International Union of Railways (UIC) to develop and undertake initiatives benefiting the rail sector in developing countries. The two groups will share knowledge, information and data for activities involving research, data and analysis exchan

The World Bank has partnered with France's International Union of Railways (UIC) to develop and undertake initiatives benefiting the rail sector in developing countries.

The two groups will share knowledge, information and data for activities involving research, data and analysis exchange and database access for the sector, addressing rail freight transportation, public transport services and energy efficiency.

The partnership is with World Bank's Safe, Clean and Affordable…Transport for Development strategy.

Future collaborations are planned on the development of multi-discipline training programmes addressing the changing environment of railway restructuring and upgrading technology as well as traffic flow studies to identify major railway corridors around the world.