Presentation preliminary planning Kaldenkirchen-Dülken
“Eine Schienenschnellverbindung zwischen Düsseldorf und Eindhoven ist ein Gewinn für die Bevölkerung und die Wirtschaft.“ says the Mayer of Düsseldorf Geisel.
Transmanche Link proposal in Modern Railways
The Transmanche link is referred to briefly in the July issue of the British magazine “Modern Railways”.
RoCK final conference “Breaking Barriers – Crossing Borders"
Where do we stand after five years of open-market international rail passenger transport?
17 June 2015: RoCK final conference in Brussels
RoCK Final Conference 'BREAKING BARRIERS – CROSSING BORDERS' will take place on 17 June 2015 at the Committee of the Regions
Commissioner Bulc's transport vision: 'One journey - one ticket'
Violeta Bulc wants to remove all administrative and technical barriers in order to create a single European transport market across all modes.
20-22 May 2015: ECOMM, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The 19th European Conference on Mobility Management: Moving People - User orientation as the key to success
TEN-T CEF bid for 'Ashford Spurs' project
'Ashford Spurs' project will secure the access of the future Eurostar fleet and new-built international trains to Ashford International Station.
RoCK-project presentation at German Eurocities Dialogue
As part of the German Cities Dialogue Klaus Lorenz, responsible for Transport at the Lord Mayor's Office, City of Düsseldorf, presented the RoCK-project. Please have look at the presentation in German.
28 January 2015: 'Deteriorating international rail links - What can be done?' Rail Forum Europe, Brussels
MEPs from across the EP's committees, the European Commission and rail stakeholders are invited to join and bring their expertise and input to discussions.
21 January 2015: European Railway Award 2015, Brussels
The 8th edition of the European Railway Award will take place at the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire in Brussels.
4 December 2014: Workshop 'RAIL INFRASTRUCTURES AND SERVICES: POLICIES, PASSENGERS’ NEEDS AND FUTURE ACTIONS', Brussels
Emilia-Romagna Region and the Province of Bologna, in co-operation with the Institute for Transport and Logistics (ITL) and all the European Partners present project achievements and results.
10. November 2014: Final Event M3 – Mobility without Borders in the Euregio Maas-Rhine
The INTERREG‐IV A project will report about e.g. cross-border tariffs and ticketing and cross-border issues of the future regional concession of Limburg.
27-28 Nov. 2014: Annual Polis Conference, Madrid, Spain
Submit your abstract before the 4th July.
5-8 Nov. 2014: Eurocities Conference, Munich, Germany
8 & 9 Oct. 2014: Transport Ticketing CEE Conference, Warsaw, Poland
The first gathering of public transport executives for smart travel in Central & Eastern Europe
29 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2014: ETC, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Monday 16.00-18.00 'Transmanche Metro'-project presentation Tuesday 10.30-12.30 RoCK-workshop 'Making Cross-border rail attractive'
23-26 Sept. 2014: CIVITAS Forum Conference, Casablanca, Marocco
Urban mobility and social inclusion - Planning accessibility for more sustainable cities
9 July 2014: Smart Cities, Smart Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Putting Our Energy into Innovation and Sustainability
20 June 2014: Stakeholder Meeting on the Shift2Rail Strategic Master Plan, Brussels
Presentation of the Commission's preliminary vision for the Shift2Rail Strategic Master Plan
Minister Groschek expects 'green lights' for the double track Kaldenkirchen-Dülken soon
Transport Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia had promising discussion with Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Transport Ministry about the upgrading.
Go-ahead for cross-border light rail
The Maastricht city council has issued planning approval for the city centre section of the cross-border light rail line that will connect Maastricht and Hasselt.
Brussels backs cross-border Eindhoven–Düsseldorf connection
EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas has expressed his support for the project to double track between Kaldenkirchen and Dülken
21-23 May 2014: International Transport Forum, Leipzig, Germany
"Transport for a changing world"
Kent lobbies for more Eurostar stops in Ashford
As reported in BBC, Kent is campaigning for more high-speed trains between London, Ashford and Calais.
20+21 May 2014: 12th RoCK partnership meeting in Kent, UK
The first RoCK partnership meeting in 2014 will take place at Kent County Council in Canterbury, UK.
7-9 May 2014: 18th ECOMM 2014 in Florence, Italy
"Creating the bridge to a green fair and prosperous mobility future."
19+20 March 2014: Eurocities Mobility Forum, Birmingham, UK
“Sustainable mobility for cleaner air, less noise, less CO2”
17 March 2014: RoCK at the Rail Forum Europe, Brussels
"How to get more trains across borders?" RoCK hosts a seminar at the European non-profit making association Rail Forum Europe.
18-20 February 2014: IT-Trans - international conference, Karlsruhe, Germany
"IT trends and innovations for public transport"
6 February 2014: INTERMODES, Brussels
The topic of the 6th annual one day conference is 'SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND INTERMODALITY'
Extention of the family day ticket 'euregioticket'
From February 2014 the euregioticket includes the Dutch train lines to Sittard and Roermond.
27-29 January 2014: Transport Ticketing 2014 Conference & EXPO, London, UK
"Transforming the door-2-door passenger experience."
18 December 2013: Smart, green and integrated transport Information day 2013
The first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will be published at the end of the year.
9-11 December 2013: 11th RoCK Partnership Meeting in Heerlen, The Netherlands
For the second partnership meeting in 2013 we will visit our Dutch partner Parkstad Limburg in Heerlen. We look forward to learn about the progresses of the project 'IC connection Eindhoven-Aachen'.
5 December 2013: Better Rail Networks, Conference, Brussels
RoCK will be presentated at the conference "Better Rail Networks - Quality of Networks for All - Speed on Corridors for a Few".
4-5 December 2013, Annual Polis Conference, Brussels
The conference allows to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Cities and regions present their transport achievements to a large audience.
2 December 2013: ITS Conference "Triggering ITS deployment", Brussels
The objective of this high-level event is to provide an overview of the state-of-play with regard to a number of key actions and major initiatives in the context of the ITS Action Plan and the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU.
2 December 2013: 4th UITP COMBINED MOBILITY PLATFORM WORKSHOP, Paris, France
This years the International Association of Public Transport asks: "Interconnecting public transport with other sustainable modes – who will be the service integrator?"
The light rail Hasselt-Maastricht passes its final hurdle
The Flemish Government has approved the public transport project 'Spartacus'.
Infrastructure to improve collaboration
An expansion of cross-border rail transport is seen as an important lever to improve collaboration between the cities of Düsseldorf and Eindhoven.
13 September 2013: RoCK Round Table 2 InterCity Den Haag – Eindhoven – Düsseldorf – DUS Airport, Düsseldorf
The RoCK Partner Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, Venlo and Eindhoven warmly invite you to discuss the project progress and the out come of the benefit-cost analysis of the double-track upgrading Dülken-Kaldenkirchen.
16-22 September 2013: European Mobility Week
Clean air – it’s your move! - Join the European Mobility Week campaign.
Urgency of double track recognised
Through on-site visits of DB representatives and members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the need for double track between Dülken and Kaldenkirchen becomes more apparent.
France and UK infringe on EU rules for Channel Tunnel
In its monthly package of infringement decisions excessive track access charges for the Channel Tunnel are being targeted.
Permission finally granted
Three years after Deutsche Bahn’s initial test run through the Channel Tunnel, the company has received the green light to offer regular service to London.
RoCK in “Rheinische Post Online”
RoCK’s role in Dutch-German rail connections is mentioned in an article featuring Venlo town councillor Jos Teeuwen.
Track expansion rated positively
As reported in “Rheinische Post”, the expansion to dual track between Kaldenkirchen and Dülken will be part of Germany’s Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan from 2015 onward.
Commission adopts proposals
Legislative proposals focusing on four key areas are at the heart of the fourth railway package.
21-22 May 2013: 10th RoCK Partnership Meeting in Hasselt, Belgium
For the first partnership meeting in 2013 we will visit our Belgian partner De Lijn in Hasselt. We look forward to learn about the progresses of the project 'light rail Maastricht-Hasselt'.
22-24 May 2013: International Transport Forum 2013, Leipzig, Germany
The Summit is focused on Funding Transport.
26-30 May 2013: UITP World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
At this year's UITP (International Association of Public Transport) congress more than 2500 high-level delegates from more than 95 countries will listen to more then 150 speakers from more than 30 countries.
4–7 June 2013: ITS European Congress, Dublin, Ireland
"'Real Solutions for Real needs' - Discover and experience Europe’s latest advances in Intelligent transport Systems and innovative transport solutions."
18 June 2013: SYNAPTIC Final Event, Manchester City Hall
SYNAPTIC the EU-Funded INTERREG IVB cluster of the four North-West European mobility projects RoCK, BAPTS, Sintropher and ICMA amobilife invites to its final event in the Manchester City Hall. For further information please...
Double-track upgrade Dülken-Kaldenkirchen is needed
The cost-benefit analysis as a basis for the improvement of the cross-border rail connection Eindhoven-Düsseldorf shows a clear result.
10-12 March 2013: "Sustainable Mobility on a Tight Budget" – UITP Conference, Nantes, France
Share experiences of get to know sustainable transport strategies from European cities like London, Vienna, Munich, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Birmingham.
30 January 2013: SYNAPTIC Roundtable, Brussels
Topic: 'What can we learn from adjoining industries and sectors that can facilitate a seamless and attractive travel experience for the multi-modal passenger journey of the future?'
6 February 2013: INTERMODES Conference, Brussels
Andreas Warnecke, Head of Aachen regional office, Euregio Maas-Rhein will represent the RoCK-project at the Intermodes 2013.
Launch of POSSE, a new INTERREG IVC project
Reading Borough Council led the new INTEREG IVC project POSSE ‘Promoting Open Specifications and Standards in Europe.
29-30 November 2012 - Annual Polis Conference 2012, Perugia, Italy
ROCK and SYNAPTIC will be presented at the European transport conference.
28-29 NOVEMBER 2012, TEN-T day & TEN-T 2012 calls info day, Brussels
Two day trans-European transport network conference "CONNECT TO COMPETE" about the future development of the network.
Tight schedule for the Province of Limburg
To realise new regional and international rail connections for Limburg the representatives have to act by this autumn.
A step further for intelligent transport systems
On 16 and 17 July 2012, the transport and telecommunications ministers met in an informal council in Nicosia to discuss how to optimise the use of information and communications technologies for transport.
Save the date: urban mobility conference on 17 September
Brussels will serve as the venue for the Conference on Urban Mobility, scheduled for 17 September 2012.
Kallas focuses on the potential of rail
On 24 September in Brussels, at the conference on the fourth railway package, European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas spoke in favour of a genuine, single European railway.
New rules for the rail market
On 3 July, the European Commission approved new EU rules to allow more competition on the rail market.
New smartphone app with passenger rights
Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a smartphone application to check their rights immediately and on the spot.
7 May Workshop 'Current issues in the public transport sector', Wuppertal, Germany
RoCK invited to present and discuss their experience in operating in the liberalised European rail transport market.
Save the date: ECOMM from 12 to 15 June in Frankfurt am Main
The annual European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will focus on electric mobility and new challenges facing our cities.
Cross-border combi-ticket for Floriade 2012
The Aachener Verkehrsverbund (AVV) has arranged the "SchönerTagTicket NRW-Floriade 2012" for easy and comfortable transport to the World Horticultural Expo in Venlo, the Netherlands.
Seemless Transport: Making Connections
The International Transport Forum will meet in Leipzig, Germany, from 2–4 May 2012 to examine among others how seamlessness can be improved and what it will take to make complete connectivity a reality.
2011 biennial report on railway interoperability in the EU
The second report delivered by the European Railway Agency covers progress made in harmonising safety rules as well as technical specifications for interoperability.
Report on Regional Passenger Rail Transport in Europe
The German Association of Passenger Rail Authorities report gives "an Overview and Comparison of Organisation and Responsibilities" of regional passenger rail transport in Europe.
10 March 2012 'Annual meeting of the European Passengers' Federation I Salzburg I Austria
EPF comprises 32 associations or bodies in 18 European countries, whose individual members are welcome to attend the meeting and conference.
Progress on the Düsseldorf–The Hague rail link
Joint preliminary planning of Düsseldorf, Eindhoven, Mönchengladbach and Venlo get started.
13-14th March 2012 |ICMA Final Event |Genk| Belgium
"How can we achieve a perfect journey?"
Rail: The final frontier?
Prominent players in the rail industry as well as transport politicians together with representatives of the EU commission discussed RoCK core issues at the Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Council in Lille.
More money to establish a single multimodal transport network in Europe
Commission gives €31.7 billion to improve Europe's transport network
Free access to the channel tunnel?
Commission takes action against France and UK because of constant failure to grant access to the Channel tunnel.
Joint Transnational Conference in Katovice, Poland
RoCK was invited at the transport workshop to discuss "Sustainable, innovative, practical and money-saving cooperative solutions for the EU to move forward."
RoCK Round Table "IC connection Eindhoven - Düsseldorf"
Good reasons for an optimised rail connection between Düsseldorf and Eindhoven.
Rail Regulators' Group (IRG-Rail) founded in The Hague
Independent rail regulatory bodies from fifteen European countries signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" to pave the way for a single European railway market.
One ticket for one journey, EU pushs the standardisation of data relating to timetables and fares
"We need to offer rail passengers the seamless planning and ticketing offers that match the airlines", says Siim Kallas, EU Vice-President for transport.
8th of June 2011 Launch event SYNAPTIC Cluster in Liége, Belgium
Conference on advanced urban bus and tram systems
Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems
EU published technical specification for interoperability
18 to 20 May 2011 ECOMM - the annual meeting place for mobility management practitioners
The 15th European Conference on Mobility Management will take place in Toulouse. This year topic is "Economic Recession: A New Dawn for Mobility Management".
One step further on the way of a single European Railway Market
European Railway Agency supports Siemens on its endeavour to travel through the Channel Tunnel
NRC Handelsblad addresses RoCK issues
In the wake of the RoCK workshop during the Open Days 2010 in Brussels the Netherlands daily NRC Handelsblad picks up the difficulties to implement a single European rail market without the bottleneck of national borders.
31th March & 1st April 2011: EUROCITIES Mobility forum in Budapest
RoCK-project presentation at the Eurocities Mobility forum
RoCK influenced Dutch national government to amend the Dutch national rail law
Dutch national rail law changed to allow extension of Dutch main network concession to first major rail hub abroad
29th&30th March 2011: RAIL-TECH EUROPE in Amersfort
Gösta Weber, Project Manager, presents the RoCK-project at the international exhibition & conference on rail technology
9th&10th February 2011: INTERMODES event in Brussels
At the third INTERMODES conference about intermodality and accessibility 300 delegates coming from the 27 European countries will participate.
German Federal Minister of Transport Ramsauer cancels upgrading of the rail section Kaldenkirchen-Dülken
Local politicians in Venlo Viersen and Mönchengladbach are appalled: according to the federal government the construction of a second track between Kaldenkirchen and Dülken is not profitable.
Working together for the Floriade Pilot Scheme
From Idea to Project – An interim report by Nicola Poppitz
The Future of Rail
In looking at how Europe will develop demographically, the Euorpean Parliament has come up with solutions that align with RoCK priorities
Further Steps to the Single European Railway Area
Recent activities of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport in synch with RoCK priorities
RoCK Workshop during the Open Day 2010 in Brussels
Participants share their insights and ideas for an even stronger RoCK project
Strategic Initiative Mobility – using synergy of public transport projects improving connectivity
The City of Eindhoven, as cluster leader, submitted in September an application to the Interreg IVB authorities for the mobility strategic initiative SYNAPTIC. The initiatives should raise the visibility of all projects involved...
ICE Service to London as early as 2012
For the first time ever, a high-speed ICE train from Germany rolled into London after completing a series of tests in the Eurotunnel. Regular service to London could start as early as the 2012 Olympic Games.
6th&7th October: EU Open Days in Brussels
RoCK workshop during the Brussels Open Days: Towards a Coherent European Rail Network
EU Directive for a Single Rail Market
The European Commission adopted a proposal to improve rail services
One Ticket for One Journey
RoCK encouraged by EU activity on multi-journey ticketing
Expertforum Forum Traffic & Transport in Vienna 9th & 10th September
5th International IIID Expert Forum Traffic & Transport Information Systems about real time information in multimodal transport networks
ENHSR - European Network of High Speed Regions
ENHSR research seminar on "Barriers to new Cross-Border Services"
UK: Closure for all Regional Development Agencies
RoCK partner SEEDA will be abolished but not before Summer 2011
Städtregion Aachen I Parkstad Limburg I AVV.... look ahead and pool together!
The new designed Euregiobahn completes maiden trip from Heerlen to Aachen
Eindhoven Dagblad 22 May
An improved Intercity connection between Eindhoven - Aachen and Dusseldorf is within reach
Verkehrsdrehscheibe BeNeLux - Motor Europas?, Aachen 15th&16th April 2010
Symposium about the perspectives of cross-border and transnational transport services in the Benelux Countries.
ICMA Mobilife Mid-Term Event, Frankfurt 16th March 2010
Fostering a sustainable commuter modal switch will be the focus of the Mid-Term Conference of RoCk's strategic partner Amobilife.
Eurorail 2010, Berlin 22th&24th February 2010
Erik van Merrienboer, Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs, Mobility and Environment, City of Eindhoven, will speak at the Eurorail 2010 conference in Berlin.
RoCK will be presented at the INTERMODES conference 2010 3rd&4th February in Brussels
The INTERMODES conference is the first convention delving into intermodality in passenger transport.
Local and national representatives came together to discuss the price of mobility at the Regional Review’s Green Streets conference. Article Regional Review by Martin Banks. We all know our towns and cities are becoming...
Successful kick-off event RoCK project during the Green Streets conference September 7th
The RoCK Project was launed during the Green Streets two day conference, supported by the Committee of the Regions and EUROCITIES along with media partner Regional Review. Look at the video.
Article RoCK kick-off event Green Streets
Launch of Regions of Connected Knowledge (RoCK) Why international, interoperable and consumer friendly rail services are so important for knowledge regions. (Parliament Magazine September 2009)
Press release launch RoCK September 7th
Why international, interoperable and consumer friendly rail services are so important for knowledge regions.
September 7th: RoCK kick-off event.
The kick-off event for the RoCK project will be held on September 7th during the Green Streets conference in Brussels.