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Rotterdam-China Rail Transport Still Growing  Port Technology International

The Port of Rotterdam has shared a new assessment of rail as a transport option, highlighting how the freight network has becoming increasingly popular along ...


Rail transport picking up steam  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Despite some congestion in Kazakhstan these past few months, rail is becoming more and more popular as a transport option for freight between China and.


Eddie Stobart launches new Port of Tilbury to Daventry rail freight service  SHD Logistics

Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has today officially announced the launch of a new rail *service* from the Port of Tilbury to Daventry – the only rail operation from the ...


Oaktree Capital Invests $450 Million in Rail Transportation Firm Watco  Transport Topics Online

Oaktree Capital Management is investing $450 million and forming a strategic partnership with Watco Cos., a privately owned company that provides a broad ...


Rail transport, the Prasa way: die, whine, repeat  Citizen

Two trains collided at the Mountain View Station in Pretoria, 8 January 2019. The train was reportedly carrying 800 passengers. Four people have been reported ...


Mercitalia Fast service: the world's first high-speed rail freight service  Railway Technology

In November, Italian state-owned railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane inaugurated the world's first high-speed rail *service* dedicated to freight, which will ...


Philippine Public Transport: Road or Rail?  AutoIndustriya.com

With public transport in dire need of expansion, which way should we go, road or rail?


Indian Railways plans to allow private rail operators in Railways  Urban Transport News

Indian railways board is considering allowing private operators to operate its passenger and freight trains and also fix the fares.


'A total mess': Railways ration space as congestion worsens, leaving commodity companies in the lurch  Financial Post

WINNIPEG — Canada's two major railways are rationing space on trains travelling to the country's biggest port and recently prioritized some commodities over ...


Romania’s rail freight transport records fourth highest growth rate in EU in 2017  Business Review

In 2017, Romania recorded one of the highest growth rates in rail freight transport in the EU, ranking fourth among member states by growth of the.


World rail freight news round-up  Railway Gazette International

Konkola Copper Mines has commissioned a rail weighbridge at its Nchanga Plant at Chingola, which Zambia Railways Acting Regional Manager,...


2018: the year of multimodality, masterplans and strikes  RailFreight.com

2018 was the European year of multimodality and many events have taken place around this motto. The importance of rail in reducing CO2 emissions gained ...


Light rail start date unknown as Transport Canberra reveals April not guaranteed  ABC News

There is still no set date for when Canberrans will be able to use light rail, as the ACT Government admits parts of the track had to be re-laid, adding to the delay.


American Railways Chug Toward Automation  The Wall Street Journal

Rio Tinto calls it the world's largest robot: mile-long driverless trains traversing the sparsely populated Australian Outback. American railroad companies call it ...


Rail Transportation Global Market Report 2019  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Transportation Market Global Report 2019 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the ...


Microsoft leads charge for high speed rail corridor in Pacific Northwest  FreightWaves

Business and public policy leaders here have long dreamed of a high speed train connecting the so-called Cascadia Innovation Corridor cities: Portland, Seattle ...


YVR expansion, rail plan brighten cloudy transportation forecast air and rail  Business in Vancouver

For 2019, the eyes of the transportation industry in B.C. and Western Canada will be trained on issues ranging from the Canadian domestic rail capacity crunch ...


Railway works to recover lost transport market share  Myanmar Times

Fried rice with chicken or fish, only K500 a plate!” a train hawker shouted at the top of her lungs on a train from Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon in the wee hours one day ...


Malaysian system enhances safety of rail transport globally  The Sun Daily

PETALING JAYA: Azti Technology Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian technology company was one of the seven companies selected to showcase its innovative Platform Int..


Video emerges of doors of new Crossrail train opening directly onto tracks  Evening Standard

An invesigation was under way today after video footage showed the doors of a new Crossrail train opening directly onto the tracks in a “very worrying” safety ...


With pellet plan in hand, CN Rail seeks to solve oil transportation bottleneck, tap new markets  The Globe and Mail

Amid an oil glut and pipeline shortage to U.S. refiners, Canadian National Railway Co. hopes to be sending pellets of solidified oil sands bitumen to overseas ...


Hundreds of secure stations keeping passengers safe  GOV.UK

Secure stations setting the standard in reducing crime, safeguarding vulnerable people and ensuring safer journeys for passengers.


Beijing Railway Bureau to transport 34.7 mln passengers during Spring Festival travel rush - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- It is estimated that the Beijing Railway Bureau will see 34.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 percent, during the ...


Oil railway transportation may be spreading crop-killing weeds in ND  KFYR-TV

Agriculture is North Dakota's leading industry in terms of revenue. The Ag Department has an ongoing problem with crop production being hindered by weeds, ...


Rail News - Cook County seeks applicants for Chicago-area transportation grants. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Invest in Cook, grants, transportation, Cook County, Illinois, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, ...


Minister Of Transport Introduces Additional Rail Safety Measures Amid Record-Level Crude Oil Transportation By Rail - Transport - Canada  Mondaq News Alerts

Canadian crude exports by rail have seen a sharp increase since 2017 and are at an all-time high (see table below). This steady increase has been driven by a ...


Lack of provision for freight in Trans-Pennine rail upgrade a serious mistake  The Loadstar

Beleaguered UK secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling has again been rapped, for reportedly failing to provide for freight traffic on a proposed upgrade to ...


China-Europe rail freight via Inner Mongolia grows by 30 pct in 2018 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

HOHHOT, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region saw a growth of over 30 percent in the number of inbound and outbound ...


Co-operation to promote Eurasian rail freight  Railway Gazette International

INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways and freight association FERRMED signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting a more...


Mon bridges reopened after barges break loose; light-rail service restored  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A towboat on the Monongahela River faced swift water conditions early Monday as a dozen coal barges broke loose at the Liberty Bridge, sparking several span ...


New rail terminal puts non-cranable trailers on track  RailFreight.com

Trailers are traditionally transported by road, but this is about to change. A terminal for the transport of non-cranable trailers by rail is in the pipeline in the ...


SBB Cargo stands alone  Railway Gazette International

SWITZERLAND: The 'gradual separation' of freight activities from the national railway operator has taken a further step, with SBB Cargo AG being managed as ...


Air, rail transport in southern Thailand suspended due to tropical storm Pabuk  Global Times

Air and rail travels in several southern provinces of Thailand have been suspended on Friday due to tropical storm Pabuk prevailing over the Gulf of Thailand.


LIRR's 2018 worst year since '99 despite improved Dec.  Newsday

The Long Island Rail Road had one of its best months of 2018 in December, but it wasn't enough to keep the railroad from recording its lowest annual on-time ...


Kingsford’s light rail stop to be renamed after Juniors, sparking mixed opinions from shop owners, residents  Daily Telegraph

The State Government has signed off on renaming Kingsford's light railstation after the suburb's largest club and gaming venue — a name some locals feel is ...


Interislander ferries to be replaced with rail ready fleet  Radio New Zealand

KiwiRail has confirmed plans to replace its three ageing Cook Strait ferries with two new, larger, purpose-built rail ferries.


Banish the Monday blues with a Samaritans brew – Network Rail  Network Rail

Samaritans is encouraging people across Britain to beat Blue Monday by getting together for a cuppa on Monday 21 January 2019 for Brew Monday. Dubbed ...


LIRR on or close after broken rail, signal trouble  Newsday

A broken rail near Cold Spring Harbor that delayed the morning commute on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches has been ...


Witney Oxford Transport Group proposes new rail line for district  Oxford Mail

A RADICAL new rail route through West Oxfordshire is the 'silver bullet' that will fix the district's 'chronic' transport woes, campaigners say.


Should trains have separate compartments for 'bear children'?  BBC News

China Railway Corporation's Huang Xin thinks the idea of a separate compartment for children is very creative.


Brazil to privatize more airports, railways for grains  Reuters

Brazil's government will announce the privatization of southern airports, including Curitiba, in the second quarter of this year, according to Adalberto ...


Rail services cancelled between Blackpool and Preston after train breaks down  Blackpool Gazette

A broken down train is causing severe disruption to rail journeys between Blackpool and Preston.


Bracket state group: rail chief Lutz again to the Rapport with the Minister of transport Scheuer  The News Article Insiders

The Federal government requires a comprehensive restructuring of the group: transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, and the leadership of the Deutsche Bahn are ...


RRTS may take 1 lakh vehicles off roads  Times of India

The Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project (RRTS) would take around one lakh vehicles off the road in the two cities, according to a cost-benefit analysis d.


Private players to run Indian Railways passenger trains? Big plans for smoother operations being considered  The Financial Express

Recently, an event was organised by the Centre for Transportation, Research and Management, where senior officials of the Railway Board were present to ...


Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka's central bank is working to help introduce a digital transit card to be used in buses and trains and supporting infrastructure for ...


Rail union confirms new Arriva Rail North strike dates: how the walkouts will affect your journey  iNews

More strike dates are being added to the calendar in a dispute over guards in trains. Here's when trains will be hit and what you need to be aware of when ...


Railways Around The World That Inspired Crossrail  Londonist

At the 2018 policy forum on Crossrail, the project's director of operations, Howard Smith, described the *service's* function thusly: [Crossrail will] connect up the big ...


Indian Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor (WDFC) and Its Impact on Logistics, 2017-2041 - Strategic Analysis & Outlook - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Strategic Analysis of the Indian Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor and Its Impact on Indian Logistics, 2017-2041" report ...


Eurasian rail traffic in 2018: heading to a million TEUs  RailFreight.com

Looking back at railway traffic between Europe and China this year, one could say that 2018 was a successful year. The volumes more than doubled, alternative ...


Labor rebuffs Elon Musk’s ‘hypothetical’ Hyperloop to solve Australia's transport woes  The Guardian

Anthony Albanese says high-speed rail most 'competitive' and 'proven' option for eastern seaboard.


LMRC runs metro train from Transport Nagar to Charbagh station in ATO mode  Business Standard

The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Monday started running its trains in the automatic train operation (ATO) mode from Transport Nagar to Charbagh ...


Terrapinn will once again host the second edition of the Rail Live in Bilbao, Spain  Urban Transport News

Terrapinn Holdings Limited, which has the backing of Mafex - the Spanish Railways Association, is putting together an event Rail Live 2019 in Bibao, Spain.


DMUs delivered for freight line's passenger launch  Railway Gazette International

GERMANY: Local freight railway Bentheimer Eisenbahn has taken delivery of the first two of the five Alstom Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple-units...


Auckland mayor backs public transport fare hike  Radio New Zealand

Most Aucklanders ditching their cars for public transport are about to be hit in the pocket, but Mayor Phil Goff says fares have to go up because operating costs ...


Number of countries express interest to import Train 18 set, reveal senior rail officials  Economic Times

Train 18 which has run at a maximum speed of 180 kmph during its trial run will have its debut journey from Varanasi to Delhi.


Denmark concludes: 'Safety of pocketwagon not guaranteed'  RailFreight.com

The safety of the use of pocketwagons cannot be guaranteed, although they are permitted in the transport by rail. This was the conclusion of the Accident ...


China ratchets up stimulus with record rail spending  Nikkei Asian Review

BEIJING -- China is planning a record-high rail investment of around 850 billion yuan ($125 billion) this year, aiming to prop up a sputtering economy with ...


Will The STB Resist The Urge To Re-Regulate The Railroads?  Forbes

While the media likes to focus on the turmoil amidst the shutdown, work still gets done between Congress and the Executive Branch. One of the last acts in the ...


China's rail freight volume grows by 9.1 pct in 2018 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's rail freight volume, an indicator of broad economic activity, rose 9.1 percent year on year in 2018, according to the China ...


For 250,000 Daily Riders on the L Train, Transportation Purgatory  The New York Times

It's not clear when construction will begin or how long it will last, and critics have raised safety concerns over Gov. Cuomo's new plan to fix the subway line.


Bike struck by train near Chichester station  Chichester Observer

A bike frame was recovered after reports a train had struck an object on the tracks near Chichester station, British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed.


‘It brings us back to the pain’: Netflix accused of using real footage from deadly Canadian rail disaster in its shows  Washington Post

We find that it's really a lack of respect,” Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin told the Canadian Press. “It's hard enough for our citizens to see these images when ...


Train fault at Fajar causes Bukit Panjang LRT service disruption, passengers detrained  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A train fault at Fajar LRT station caused services on the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) to be disrupted on Monday evening (Jan 21).. Read more at ...


Time to restore rail-freight business  Times Colonist

Island Corridor Foundation CEO Larry Stevenson wants to return freight *service* to Port Alberni, and this is a bad thing? Until ill-considered actions by shippers ...


Railways fails on job front, reveals an RTI reply  Economic Times

A RTI query to the Indian Railways reveals a dismal picture on one of the key fronts.


Sporting a Euro feel, the $1B TEXRail line connecting Fort Worth and DFW Airport debuts in one week  Dallas News

FORT WORTH — TEXRail, the $1 billion investment in Tarrant County jobs, commuter destinations for North Texans and improved international connectedness ...


Rail transportation actually growing  Lake Cowichan Gazette

Currently, Island-wide travel is possible only for those who own a driver's licence.


Transformation of railways in NDA budgets  Economic Times

The railways have successfully managed to shed the image of a state enterprise impervious to change.


Freight train to be designated for Multan: Sheikh Rashid  The News International

MULTAN: Federal Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has announced designating a freight train for Multan and resumption of Thal Express from February ...


Transportation Safety Board's advice unheeded years after crashes  CBC News

Recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the agency responsible for protecting Canadians in planes, trains and watercraft, ...


Mumbai local train: Piyush Goyal said to implement Flexi-timings  Economic Times

In a bid to ease traffic woes & local train travel in Mumbai, Union Railway Min Piyush Goyal said to to implement Flexi-timings.


As Shutdown Stretches On, Transportation Officials Worry About Long-Term Effects  Governing

Local transit agencies are being hit harder than state highway departments. But the shutdown is only part of the problem for transportation funding.


Europe’s Most Important River Is Running Dry  Bloomberg

The Rhine waterway, critical to moving coal, car parts, food and thousands of other goods, risks becoming impassable because of climate change.


Introducing the beers of Belt Line, Buffalo's railroad-inspired brewery  Buffalo News

Inspired by a Buffalo News article describing North America's first two-year brewmaster program, Erik Greiner crossed the border on a whim to pursue the craft.


Indian Railways To Upgrade First-Class Air-Conditioned Coaches Of These Trains  NDTV News

The railway official said the stairs of the first-class coaches have also been worked to provide more comfort to passengers.


Freight train hits, kills person in Lombard, stopping Union Pacific West Line Metra trains  Chicago Tribune

A freight train struck and killed a man in his 50s Thursday morning in Lombard, halting Metra trains on the Union Pacific West Line, according to police and ...


David Spaven: Time is ripe for rail freight to expand and grow  The Scotsman

The Scottish Government's commitment to the development of rail freight – and the strategic benefits which it brings to the country's economy and environment ...


Westminster Diary: Inverclyde's MP writes for the Greenock Telegraph  Greenock Telegraph

Monday. I started the week meeting constituents in my Inverclyde office. Ignoring all the roaring and. shouting and far away from glare of the insatiable media, ...


Auckland bus, train and ferry prices hiked by up to 7 per cent  New Zealand Herald

Some Auckland Transport fares will jump by more than 7 per cent.


China's rail freight volume grows by 9.1% in 2018  Chinadaily USA

China's rail freight volume, an indicator of broad economic activity, rose 9.1 percent year-on-year in 2018, according to the China Railway Corporation.


Commuters warned to expect delays as extreme heat affects Sydney trains  9news.com.au

Sydney commuters are being warned to expect delays with this week's extreme heat wreaking havoc on tr...


NIC report urges Government to prioritise freight  RAIL magazine

Government should take a more active lead in supporting the growth of the freight sector says NIC.


Railways completes 306 km of western dedicated freight corridor  Economic Times

New Delhi, The railways on Sunday said it has completed the 306-km section between Madar (Ajmer) in Rajasthan and Kishangarh (Rewari) in Haryana in the ...


'Kulhads' at railway stations to make comeback 15 years after they were first introduced  Economic Times

New Delhi: Having been elbowed out by the more utilitarian plastic and paper cups over the years at railway stations, 'kulhads' which were introduced by former ...


Alaska Railroad track repairs continue after Cantwell derailment  KTVA

Track damage from the single-car derailment this week of a freight train near Cantwell will likely delay *service* north of Anchorage until this weekend.


Person struck by train in Glasgow  The Scotsman

A person has been hit by a train in Glasgow, Scotrail have announced.


Person dies after being hit by train at Stourbridge Junction  expressandstar.com

The incident has blocked all lines in Stourbridge leading to delays and cancellations.


DB Cargo orders 100 multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility  Global Railway Review

The new locomotives will enable cross-border transport without the need to change locomotives; improving the passenger experience.


Liaoning transport investment  Global Times

Northeast China's Liaoning Province will improve its transportation infrastructure by investing 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) in the sector in 2019, the Xinhua ...


New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani starts operations  Economic Times

Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Centre on Saturday offered a bagful of bonanza for the eight million Mumbai daily suburban railway commuters.


Helensvale transport headache could cost millions after trams used new highway route  Gold Coast Bulletin

THE State Government could face a cost blowout to build the Coomera Connector as an alternative to the M1 because it used part of the designated corridor for ...


BHP reveals $838m hit from runaway train, other 'unplanned' outages  The Sydney Morning Herald

Mining giant BHP has revealed a freight train derailment in Western Australia, a plant outage in South Australia and a mine fire in Chile will cost the company ...


Angry commuters organise early-bird bus as rail bosses refuse to budge on timetable  Lancashire Telegraph

ANGRY commuters have taken transport into their own hands after Northern Rail refused to provide early morning trains or buses to Manchester.


MARTA train derailment woes continue for another day  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Days after a MARTA train derailed near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, rail *service* has n...


Woman struck by freight train behind movie theater in Fort Lauderdale  WPLG Local 10

A 23-year-old woman was struck by a freight train Friday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.


Old Cardi Bach railway line could open as footpath  BBC News

Walkers could soon be able to retrace the route of steam trains if plans to reopen part of a railway line as a footpath are given the go-ahead. The Cardi Bach ...


A New Tool to Boost Your City's 'Sustainable Mobility'  CityLab

Cities could get more people walking, biking, and riding transit, according to a new report, if they just know where to look for improvement.


Man who had machete on train in Essex arrested  BBC News

A man who had a machete on board a train has been arrested. Police said the 15in (38.1cm) blade was found on a man on a Greater Anglia *service* between ...


There's another audit out on rail. It's just as bad as the other ones  Hawaii News Now

One of the big takeaways from the audit: Improvements have been made but they're not enough.


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