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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and ...


Proposed law seeks to put rail transport under NTSA  The Standard

Proposed law comes as Kenya prepares for upgrading of the old metre gauge railway between Naivasha and Malaba.


Transportation Leaders Examine Market Concerns in Freight Rail Industry  Transport Topics Online

The leaders of the transportation policy panel of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concern about possible unfair trade practices in the freight rail ...


Iran Becomes Permanent Member of CIS Council for Rail Transport  Financial Tribune

Iran became a permanent member of the Council for Rail Transport of the Commonwealth of Independent States during the council's 70th meeting held in the ...


Over 50% Railway Fishplate installations accounted by Heavy Rails  Urban Transport News

The global market for railway fishplate (US) or rail joint (UK), is anticipated to witness noteworthy growth in 2019 and reach a market value of around USD 4000 ...


Trump's love for infrastructure doesn't extend to California's high-speed rail project  CNBC

Even as President Donald Trump insists he's supportive of infrastructure projects, some say his record proves otherwise, especially when looking at high-speed ...


ADB grants $2.75-billion loan for Malolos-Clark railway  manilastandard.net

The Asian Development Bank said Thursday it approved a $2.75-billion (P145-billion) loan for the construction of a 53.1-kilometer railway connecting Malolos, ...


Russian Railways Launches New Rail Freight Service from Japan to Europe  railway-news.com

Russian Railways launches a new rail freight *service* from Japan to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway, cutting transport times to 19 days.


Rail demurrage, accessorial fees 'death by a thousand cuts'  American Shipper

American shippers tell Surface Transportation Board that they're unfairly charged for new, unrealistic cargo equipment deadlines established by the Class I ...


California high-speed rail agency sues Trump administration for canceling grant  Los Angeles Times

California's high-speed rail agency announced Tuesday it is suing the U.S. Department of Transportation and its senior officials over the Trump administration's ...


WSDOT to replace its Talgo railcars like those in the 2017 Amtrak crash near DuPont ‘as soon as possible’  Seattle Times

More than 50 Talgo railcars on the Amtrak Cascades line will be replaced “as soon as possible,” the state said Wednesday, one day after the NTSB said the cars ...


Commuters braced as railway timetables change  BBC News

The new National Rail summer timetable has come into effect, with 1,000 new train services being introduced across Great Britain. The operators and ...


Metro pulls 3000-series rail cars after problem with doors  Washington Post

[Update: Metro clears 3000-series cars for *service* after safety inspections]. Metro said Tuesday that nearly 300 of its rail cars will remain out of *service* until the ...


Washington state bill could restrict crude-by-rail shipments  FreightWaves

Legislation has been approved by the Washington State Legislature that could restrict the movement of crude oil via railroads. The bill is sitting on the desk of ...


Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?  POLITICO

How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock.


UPDATE 1-Canada economy unexpectedly shrinks in Feb, mining and rail transport weaker  Reuters

(Adds details of release, background). OTTAWA, April 30 (Reuters) - The Canadian economy unexpectedly shrank by 0.1 percent in February, pulled down in ...


Traffic jams and rail closures to disrupt bank holiday travel  The Guardian

RAC survey suggests 22m planned leisure trips will cause congestion and delays.


Trump administration pulls $929 million from California high-speed-rail project  The Washington Post

The Trump administration on Thursday followed through with its plan to pull more than $900 million in federal funds from California's beleaguered ...


Freight trains are our future  Popular Science

The following is an excerpt from "Power Trip" by Michael E. Webber. One of the simplest and most powerful ways to address transportation's energy challenges ...


Azerbaijan Railways to purchase new trains, freight railcars  AzerNews

Azerbaijan is continuously working on the modernization of the transport infrastructure in the country, and the railway system catches particular attention in this ...


Will China’s 600km/h maglev bring air travellers down to earth?  South China Morning Post

An experimental magnetic levitation train capable of travelling at 600km/h went on show at Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on Thursday, state media ...


Wales to join Europe's rail elite, while Halton Curve reopens  Transport Network

The Welsh Government has announced that a formal planning application for its £100m Global Centre of Rail Excellence is due for submission in early 2020.


10 classic UK trips by public transport | Travel  The Guardian

Trains in hidden valleys, scenic bus routes, fun ferry rides … many journeys are better by public transport. We plot exciting itineraries for the carefree and ...


Five takeaways from the EU rail digitalisation report  Railway Technology

According to a recent paper from the European Parliament, embracing digitalisation could create a more competitive rail sector on the continent. While this shift ...


Government urged not to squander North's chance for better rail network  Yorkshire Post

The Government is being urged not to squander the North's chance for a better railway as fears have been raised a Whitehall review of the rail network has ...


Eng: LIRR's new trains still being tested  Newsday

The railroad was to debut its "M9" electric car fleet by the end of May, the first rollout of a new fleet since the LIRR's M7 trains began *service* in 2002.


Ghana To Get 30 Rolling Stock Coaches To Revamp The Rail Transport  News Ghana

Ministry of Railway Development in collaboration with the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has kicked off a comprehensive audit exercise on ...


Dream Big: How Would You Change Transportation In Your City?  POLITICO

Tell us one thing you'd do—if you could do anything—to change transportation for the better.


What's in Edinburgh's 10 year transport masterplan?  CityMetric

Edinburgh City Council has released a draft 10-year transport plan, and put it out to public consultation. The jauntily-named Edinburgh City Centre ...


NTSB: Train engineer’s confusion and lack of automatic braking system lead to fatal 2017 wreck  Washington Post

An Amtrak train derailed in Washington state in December 2017 because the lack of an automatic braking system allowed the engineer to enter a 30-mile per ...


Pedestrian struck by freight train in Cary, officials say  CBS17.com

A pedestrian was struck by a passing freight train early Thursday morning in Cary.


Hamptons transportation when you don't have a car  Curbed Hamptons

Unlike a bustling city, the Hamptons doesn't have a robust public transportation system. Getting there without a car is no problem, but it can be tricky to get by ...


Highway Danger: Rail Transport to the Rescue  THISDAY Newspapers

Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that given the increase in danger on the highways, especially on the Abuja, Kaduna, Zamfara, and Nasarawa corridors that are prone to ...


U.S. rail volumes slip, Canadian volumes rise again  FreightWaves

U.S. rail volumes fell again for the week ended May 18, while Canadian volumes grew, according to the latest data from the Association of American Railroads.


700% increase in bus lanes and €1bn 25-stop light-rail system part of Cork transport plan  Irish Examiner

A €1bn 25-stop light-rail system linking Ballincollig to Mahon via a new docklands bridge is among the proposals contained in the long-awaited Cork ...


AAR: Freight traffic now batting .500  RailwayAge Magazine

Total carloads and half of the 10 carload commodity groups were up year-over-year for the week ended May 18, according to figures released by the Association ...


Google Assistant can now tell you when your next NYC subway train will arrive  The Verge

Google is integrating new public transport information into Google Assistant. Starting today, Google will be able to tell you when your next train is arriving in New ...


'World's largest fleet of fuel cell trains' ordered  Railway Gazette International

GERMANY: Following a European tender, the Fahma rolling stock subsidiary of Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded Alstom a contract to...


Study of east-west rail connecting North Adams, Greenfield and Boston passes Massachusetts Senate  MassLive.com

The study will look at the costs and economic opportunities of establishing rail services between the cities of North Adams and Greenfield, and Greenfield and ...


There's Still No Word On How Much Honolulu Rail Will Cost —To Ride  Honolulu Civil Beat

Interim *service* looms next year, but city officials don't know what the fares will be, and no formal proposals have been made.


The China-Europe Rail Freight Transport Market Expectation vs Reality-Industry Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019-2024  Market Research Gazette

Market Overview The development of a rail network between the China and Europe is part of the long-term strategy of the government of China, to achieve ...


Luas-style light rail proposed under ambitious €3.5bn transport plan  Irish Examiner

The National Transport Authority says it hopes to achieve some quick-wins on the bus and rail network once its ambitious €3.5bn transport strategy for the ...


Virgin Trains announces construction start for rail between Orlando and South Florida  Orlando Sentinel

Virgin Trains USA announced that its team of builders started construction today on the long-awaited tracks between West Palm Beach and Orlando ...


The story of a revolution: How public transport transformed Auckland  The Spinoff

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. Patrick Reynolds looks back at how we got here and what next to ...


All aboard for new rail service from Walsall to London  expressandstar.com

A councillor was one of the passengers on board the first newly electrified rail *service* directly from Walsall to London.


Ride the new Sydney Metro trains for free this Sunday  Time Out

Put your Opal cards away! This weekend you can hop on one of the first Sydney Metro trains to Chatswood without paying a cent. On Sunday May 26, the new ...


Firm to MTA: Positive train control will be on time  Newsday

MTA chairman Patrick Foye said he was vowed "full commitment" by the firm, but Neal Zuckerman, who leads the board's PTC working group, said he remains ...


Watch This Texas Deputy Cross Railroad Tracks and Get Hit By Train  The Drive

A Texas Deputy tried to cross a set of train tracks and got hit by a train, and the incident was caught on video.


Transport Sustainability: Much More Than Your Carbon Footprint  railway-news.com

In this article, Nico Den Ouden, Global Sales and Marketing Director at ELeather, explores how customers are becoming increasingly focused on sustainability ...


US Rail Traffic Fell in Week 20 Due to Intermodal Weakness  Market Realist

US railroad companies' rail traffic volumes fell for the 17th consecutive week. On May 22, the Association of American Railroads reported that the overall rail ...


Trains speeds to increase on Alabama freight line  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Drivers should expect lower wait times at certain railway crossings across central and southern Alabama starting on June 1.


NTSB ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma  Seattle Times

The safety board put primary blame on Sound Transit, which owns the $181 million rail corridor used by Amtrak, for failing to require safety improvements around ...


Texas high-speed rail plans dodge bullet after lawmakers strike provision aiming to delay the project  The Texas Tribune

The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project dodged a bullet this week when lawmakers hashing out the state budget released their decision to strike a provision ...


Abuja/Kaduna Commuters: Rail Raises Safety Niche on Road Transport  Vanguard

“But for the rail transport coming as a viable alternative, we would have all been doomed, or at best, we would completely avoid going back home”, says Hajia ...


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on plans to reopen Newcastle to Ashington rail line  Chronicle Live

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants to hand North East transport body Nexus control of the Ashington and Blyth rail line - so it can bring back passenger ...


Officials warn residents to prepare for 15-week Metro shutdown that starts Saturday  Washington Post

Officials are urging Washington-area residents to plan ahead to avoid nightmare commutes when the longest shutdown in Metro history begins Saturday, ...


US Railroads: Amazon, Walmart may insource freight railroad deals  JOC.com

Retail giants Walmart and Amazon have entered into conversations directly with Class I freight railroads to enter into intermodal *service* agreements, bucking the ...


SA Transport Minister refuses to rule out privatising Adelaide's trains and trams  ABC News

Stephan Knoll says he does not want to play the rule in, rule out game as he aims to make the state's public transport system more customer-focused to improve ...


DLF's Rajeev Talwar: Rail and road transport privatisation can help next government create a $7-trillion economy in 5 years  CNBCTV18

Rajeev Talwar, managing director of DLF, said the key areas the next government would need to focus on are tourism, infrastructure, including privatisation of ...


First of new Azuma trains ready for London to Leeds departure  The Guardian

The first of a new fleet of Azuma trains to enter regular *service* carrying passengers will depart from London to Leeds on Wednesday morning, bringing the ...


Trilateral deal on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to augment freight transportation  Daily Sabah

The cooperation deal between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia aims to generate greater economic advantage from the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line as these ...


GE unit merger: Wabtec now covers all rail-based transport in India  Business Standard

After completion of the global merger of General Electric (GE) Transportation with Pittsburgh-based Wabtec Corporation, their combined offering in the Indian ...


California High-Speed Rail Agency Sues Trump Administration  Governing

California's high-speed rail agency announced Tuesday it is suing the federal government over the Trump administration's decision to terminate a $929 million ...


LNER objects to York station redevelopment  BBC News

The rail company is concerned development plans would have a major impact and offer little benefit to station users.


Arriva takes UK to court over East Midlands rail franchise  The Guardian

Chris Grayling's embattled transport ministry faces a second legal challenge over the way the East Midlands rail franchise was awarded, from Arriva Rail, owned ...


U.S. freight railroads – real estate moguls?  FreightWaves

Market expert Jim Blaze looks at an under-appreciated asset of North America's freight railroads - their real estate holdings. Read Jim's hypothesis of what the ...


Squid rides the rails to a quirky idea at the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.  Monterey County Weekly

Little Choo Choo…Squid is a huge fan of public transportation, preferring to emit as little carbon as possible by driving the Squidmobile as little as possible.


Case to upgrade Northland rail line 'marginal'  Stuff.co.nz

A major upgrade of the rail line between Auckland and Northland would cost $1.3 billion and there is no demand for the freight capacity it would bring, a Ministry ...


Here's the Route of the Great American Rail-Trail  CityLab

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has announced a planned route for a coast-to-coast bike and walking path from Washington, D.C. to Washington State.


Transportation Budget Includes Money for Northstar Extension  WJON News

The transportation budget bill is headed to the full Minnesota House and Senate for a vote, and it includes funding for extending the Northstar Commuter Rail to ...


A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.  The Washington Post

Author Natasha Tynes has ignited a firestorm on social media, where she criticized a black Metro employee for eating on the train and reported the woman to ...


'Stop it!' Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains  The Guardian

Almost two decades after the introduction of women-only train carriages, female commuters in Japan are turning to technology to tackle molesters on packed ...


Promoted, rail, union station, parking, parking garage, train station, railroad, induced demand, urban planning, New Haven, Connecticut  Streetsblog California

Connecticut leaders are moving ahead with a $60-million parking garage next to another garage at New Haven's Union Station instead of housing because the ...


Guinea: train to transport bauxite in service soon  africanews

Guinea's new railway line will begin the transportation of bauxite by June 2021.


Freight rail trade group pans elements of Surface Transportation Board report  FreightWaves

A staff report by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) recommending how board members should modify existing rate review methodologies got a mixed ...


Noah's Train Promoting Modal Shift to Rail Reaches Italy  railway-news.com

Noah's Train, a freight train aimed to promote a shift from road to rail to reduce the impact of freight on the environment, has reached Rome.


Is the U.S. rail freight industry ready for broad open access in key markets?  FreightWaves

FreightWaves is providing a forum – Market Voices – for a number of market experts. Jim Blaze is a railroad career economist with an engineering background ...


Transport for London to track passengers via smartphone Wi-Fi signals  Financial Times

London Underground will track passengers as they move through its stations by collecting Wi-Fi signals from their smartphones, Transport for London said on ...


CN adds to its executive team  RailwayAge Magazine

CN recently announced the appointment of new EVP and COO Rob Reilly, effective July 1, and the promotion of Michael Foster to EVP and Chief Information ...


Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight  Eno Transportation Weekly

May 17, 2019. The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions, speeches, and ...


Connecticut’s optimistic new transportation chief is ready to tackle commuter rail, but electronic tolls must  Hartford Courant

Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, a veteran rail executive whose expertise is solving railroad problems, has instead spent much of his time during ...


CSX names Bezar Chief Strategy Officer  RailwayAge Magazine

CSX has appointed Farrukh A. Bezar as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. He will lead the development of strategic initiatives that support CSX's ...


'One Belt, One Road, One Million': Rail chief plans to connect Europe to China  EURACTIV

The 'New Silk Road' has the potential to make trade between China and Europe more competitive by rail than by sea. EURACTIV Germany spoke to transport ...


Review of Elon Musk’s DC-to-Baltimore ‘Loop’ system reveals safety concerns  TechCrunch

The Boring Company's Loop transit system that aims to shuttle people in autonomous electric vehicles between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. fails to meet ...


Action stations for Shropshire train passengers with new hourly service  shropshirestar.com

Shropshire train passengers will find it easier to get to Liverpool thanks to new Transport for Wales hourly rail services between Chester and Liverpool.


Northland rail plan: National demands more details  Newshub

"We need to have a clear rationale on why you want to spend $1 billion on rail going north."


Can High-Speed Rail Foes Stop a Texas Bullet Train?  CityLab

A private company plans to break ground on a bullet train between Houston and Dallas in 2019. But opponents of the project have a new argument.


The first view of Toronto's Crosstown's light rail vehicles  Intelligent Transport

The Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and will soon be in *service* between Toronto and Hamilton. The 19-kilometre route of Toronto's Eglinton ...


Bank holiday advice from Transport for London  RailAdvent - Railway News

Transport for London has released travel advice for passengers travelling over the Bank Holiday Weekend. There will be some *service* changes on some parts ...


Bank holiday upgrades for better services – Network Rail  Network Rail

This late May bank holiday, our teams will deliver a raft of improvements to provide better services for passengers. Over Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May, a huge ...


Rail News - CSX taps Bezar to serve as senior VP, chief of strategy. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: CSX Corp., Farrukh Bezar. From the editors of Progressive Railroading Magazine.


Lag B'Omer Transportation Mayhem Begins – No Train Tickets Available to Meron  Yeshiva World News

Bnei Brak residents who tried buying Israel Railway tickets to Meron for Lag B'Omer on Tuesday were somewhat surprised and angered when they were told ...


How a Misguided Mandate Threatens Freight Rail\'s Economic Viability  Governing

A hundred and fifty years ago this coming Friday, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific met at Promontory Summit in Utah to complete the nation's first ...


Global Travel Transportation Market Trend 2019 – CFB (Benguela railway, in Angola), Botswana Railways, Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique(CFM)  World Wide Report

The Global Travel Transportation Market report covers industry chain analysis, latest market trends & dynamics along with cost profit analysis of major ...


Hamilton to Auckland train service to give commuters a choice, says Transport Minister Phil Twyford  New Zealand Herald

It's full steam ahead to get the new Hamilton to Auckland commuter train *service* into operation. Transport Minister Phil Twyford and representatives from ...


Ukrzaliznytsia asks state funds for renewal of transport - Ukrainian Railways asks $269,6 million from state budget  112 International

Ukrzaliznytsia appealed to the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers with the request to allocate $269,6 million as state support of the rail transport, ...


Uber customers in Denver can now buy train and bus tickets in the app  The Verge

Uber has announced that it will begin selling train and bus tickets through its app for its customers in Denver, Colorado. It's the first step in the ride-hailing giant's ...


Transport for Wales begin running trains between Liverpool and Chester / Wrexham  RailAdvent - Railway News

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has praised the new opportunities for work and leisure as new train services between Liverpool and North ...


'The State of Freight' – Montana Rail Link announces $95 million in investments, largest in its history  KTVQ Billings News

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Rotterdam and Valencia launch new train  The MediTelegraph

Rotterdam - A new direct rail connection set up especially for *fresh* produce, between Valencia and Rotterdam, has been launched this week. Named CoolRail ...


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