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CDU climate politician proposes truck toll, use revenues for rail freight  Clean Energy Wire

Germany should introduce a truck toll on all German roads and use the revenues to strengthen the country's rail freight infrastructure, said conservative politician ...

Want to see the future? Take a trip on Wales’ model railway  The Guardian

The Heart of Wales line shows 'social rail' can transform communities, says Guardian columnist John Harris.

Trump Should Stop Reregulation of Freight Rail

Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported a significant drop in earnings, in part due to declining rail shipments. This was partially ...

Transport round up: Rail workers keep up fights for safety  Socialist Worker

Workers on East Midlands Trains struck last Saturday in a battle over pay and conditions. The RMT union members' walkout came as a new private company ...

Rail safety advocates renew push for PTC  Politico

In busy first term, Newsom made time for emissions, rail fights — Are AV companies testing too much too soon?

Detailed TransPennine £2.9bn rail upgrade plans unveiled  BBC News

Network Rail says it intends to upgrade four West Yorkshire stations and install more railway tracks.

FRA Announces $244 Million in Grant Availability  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] More than $244 million in grants is available for projects that improve safety, efficiency and ...

Mbalula promises safer rail transport on eve of train drivers’ strike  Daily Maverick

The War Room for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be set up soon and commuter safety is being made a priority, says Transport Minister Fikile ...

World rail freight news round-up 19 Aug 2019 Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS organised the delivery  Railway Gazette International

Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS organised the delivery of large Caterpillar off-road machines 4 000 km from the Port of Paldiski in Estonia to...

London to get triple northern England's transport spending, says thinktank  The Guardian

Boris Johnson has been urged to keep his promises to the north of England after analysis suggested Londoners are on track to receive almost three times more ...

Amtrak considers more Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg trains  TribLIVE

Riders of Amtrak's Pennsylvanian train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg have long been limited to one morning and one evening train, but a hearing in ...

NSE scrutinises sustainable rail transport in Nigeria  Vanguard

Nigeria News - The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Bwari Branch, on Saturday met to scrutinise the way forward for sustainable railway transportation..

These NJ restaurants inside old train stations transport diners into the past

Want to get a front-seat view of history? Check out these New Jersey eateries that have given new life to our historic train stations.

State of Washington Rail Transport Crude Oil Volatility Rules: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Public Notices North Dakota/Montana Request for Preemption Determination  JD Supra

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued a July 24th Public Notice and Invitation to Comment (“Notice”) ...

National rail company could double Port of Cleveland traffic  Crain's Cleveland Business

In July, the port entered into a 10-year agreement with OmniTRAX, one of the largest privately held rail companies in America, which now owns more than 21 ...

Rail transport is one of Idaho's hidden gems  Bonner County Daily Bee

Did you know that we have yet another hidden treasure in the Gem State? And, it's not what you're thinking. It.

Tiffany Hopes Forums Put Pressure On Feds Regarding Freight Rail  WXPR

Michigan State Sen. Ed McBroom and Wisconsin State Sen. Tom Tiffany are hosting two public meetings in Michigan and Wisconsin next week on the state of.

RZD expands China-Europe rail freight services with new routes

Another month, another new container rail *service* for Russian rail and logistics operator RZD, with a new connection between China and Germany. Connecting ...

Prepare for shift to exclusive rail transport  Business Daily

The case for shifting freight from road to rail cannot be gainsaid. Where people in authority go wrong is when they assume that such a fundamental policy shift ...

Some say faster, cheaper rail service is critical for Providence-to-Boston commuters. But is it realistic?  The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — After living in Providence for a decade, Nicholas Mohamed landed a job as global accounting director at Converse in Boston. But then he ...

Railroad crossings pose danger for drivers and trains — and navigation apps aren’t helping  The Philadelphia Inquirer

At least one person a year dies in Pennsylvania at the places where train tracks and roads intersect.

Rail Freight Transport Market Growth with Challenges, Standardization, Competitive Market Share and Top Players 2026  NewsStoner

The execution of trend setting innovations, for example, following frameworks, programmed taking care of frameworks, electronic information exchange, and so ...

What has gone wrong with rail franchising?  BBC News

Calls to reform the system are growing amid anger over rising fares and poor punctuality.

Tram to complement urban public transport  New Straits Times

SEREMBAN: The public transport system in Malaysia was at one time heavily dependent on buses for the daily mobility of the people and it is still evolving with ...

Communities implored to use safer rail transport  New Era Live

OMUTHIYA – The Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa has urged Namibians to start using railway as a means of transport in order to reduce the ...

Stopped Freight Trains Causing Safety Concerns In Highland, Indiana  CBS Chicago

HIGHLAND, Ind. (CBS)– Stopped freight trains in Highland, Indiana are causing major safety concerns and putting lives at risk. Police told CBS 2 Highland Road ...

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?  The Japan Times

First, fans planning to attend the Tokyo Olympics will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room wit.

Ukrainian ministries disapprove Ukrzaliznytsia's initiative to lower rail transport land tax  Interfax Ukraine

A number of the ministries and agencies have not backed a draft law on the amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine to bring back the previous 0.25 tax ...

New railcard offering 16-17-year-old half price travel goes on sale today  Mirror Online

The railcard costs £30 and will be valid for one year, or until the passenger's 18th birthday if that comes earlier.

FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route  BBC News

FirstGroup is to take over the running of the West Coast mainline train route, connecting London Euston to Glasgow Central, from December. Along with Italian ...

Fare rises will drive passengers from railway, unions warn  The Guardian

Campaigners and unions have warned that ever higher train fares risk driving passengers off the railway, as a *fresh* increase of about 2.9% is expected to be ...

Smart ticket trial aims to boost public transport use  Government Europa

Hitachi Rail is testing prototype technology in a smart ticket trial which could see ticker barriers in stations phased out entirely.

UK heatwave: commuters warned to avoid rail travel on Thursday  The Guardian

Commuters have been advised to avoid travelling on key rail routes in London and the south-east on Thursday as record temperatures threaten to cause tracks ...

Transport strife across England and Wales after widespread power cuts - as it happened  The Guardian

Trains, planes and roads affected by outage across large parts of country. Follow the latest news.

LIRR train strikes car in East Rockaway  Newsday

An 86-year-old man who apparently navigated his vehicle around lowered safety gates was struck by a non-passenger LIRR train in East Rockaway on Monday ...

Boosting rail transport  Ceylon Daily News

Boosting rail transport: More trains will be in operation on the upcountry line with the addition of S14 power sets imported from China at cost of Rs. 1839.5 million ...

Smart solutions serve as a cornerstone for the future of transport  Bangkok Post

New rail routes and transit systems will usher in an era of urbanisation with the help of technology, promising greater commuter convenience.

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine

EACH WORKDAY, more than 120,000 people ride the MBTA commuter rail, the sixth busiest regional rail *service* in the country. At a time when our entire ...

Egypt's Transport Minister signs two deals with EBRD for railway development  Egypt Independent

Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir on Monday witnessed the signing of two grants with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in ...

Londoners to Get Three Times More Transport Spending Per Person than the North  Money Expert

People in the north of England are set to receive £2300 less per person in transport spending than those in the capital, according to thinktank IPPR North...

Glasgow boy, 12, fighting for life after being blasted by 25,000 volts of electricity near railway  The Scottish Sun

THE 12-year-old was rushed into hospital with 'life-threatening' injuries after suffering an electric shock on a train bridge near Bishopbriggs. Neighbours ...

Sri Lanka commences construction work on Colombo Light Rail project  Urban Transport News

Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development of Govt. of Sri Lanka has commenced the construction work of first phase of Colombo light rail transit project.

Transport Canada warns of 'urgent' need for repairs on Lac-Mégantic line  CBC News

Transport Canada is flagging safety concerns about the rail line that runs between Farnham and Lac-Mégantic, Que., six years after the derailment that left 47 ...

South Western Railway workers to hold four-day strike  BBC News

A union has announced a four-day rail strike as part of a long-running dispute over train guards. South Western Railway (SWR) services will be affected from ...

Tracks damaged at many locations in Bengaluru-Mangaluru ghat section  BusinessLine

Rail transport on the ghat section between Sakleshpur and Subramanya Road stations on Mangaluru-Bengaluru route has been affected adversely.A press ...

Thailand, Laos launch cross-border freight train - Xinhua |  Xinhua

BANGKOK, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday launched a freight train across the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at ...

Transport hits train, closes highway 11  BayToday

There was an issue with the railway light warning system.

Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Freight Train Along Bond Road in Elk Grove  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

ELK GROVE -- Elk Grove police say a man was killed Monday when he was struck by a train while on his bicycle. Around 5:15 p.m., the Elk Grove Police ...

In Europe, the Movement to Give Up Air Travel Is Taking Off. Could the U.S. Be Next?  TIME

A growing number of Europeans are limiting air travel in favor of more eco-friendly transportation. But can rail infrastructure catch up?

MTA Police: Man drives around gates, is hit by train  Newsday

An 86-year-old man who apparently navigated his vehicle around lowered safety gates was struck by a non-passenger LIRR train in East Rockaway on Monday ...

Essex welcomes millions for new station and transport links  ITV News

Read the latest Anglia stories, Essex welcomes millions for new station and transport links on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Anglia news.

LIRR's July on-time performance worst of year  Newsday

Long Island Rail Road trains were late more often in July than any month in 2019, but it was still an improvement over the same month last year, according to ...

Development of project for light rail transport in Voronezh may begin in autumn  RIA “Voronezh”

The development of a feasibility study of the project for light rail transport in Voronezh should begin in the fall. This became known during a meeting in the ...

Delay-cursed N.J. train commutes won't be a mystery much longer  Crain's New York Business

New Jersey Transit will start disclosing how many commuter trains are canceled and delayed—and why. Governor Phil Murphy said the statistics are crucial to ...

What are Europe's longest train journeys?  CityMetric

For reasons that aren't clear even to me, a question popped into my head and refused to leave: what's longer? Britain's longest train journey, or Germany's?

KEC International bags Rs 845 crore orders for railway infrastructure  Economic Times

MUMBAI: KEC International has bagged orders worth Rs 845 crore for railway infrastructure, the RPG Group's flagship infrastructure company said on Monday.

Over $244M in grant money available for freight, passenger rail  Railway Track & Structures

The U.S. DOT's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety ...

Network Rail's Andrew Haines: 'We've stopped the rot a bit'  The Guardian

Call this a crisis? There may be outrage at ever-rising fares on a railway system beset by problems but the last time Andrew Haines, who has just marked his first ...

Dubai to train passenger transport drivers with Virtual Reality tech  Time Out Dubai

The Public Transport Agency aims to improve driver performances and reduce accidents | News, The city is always making fantastic use out of future technology, ...

UK weather: rail and air travel disrupted as heatwave recedes  The Guardian

Rail and air passengers have faced another day of disruption due to the outgoing heatwave, as engineers struggled to repair damaged rail lines and air traffic ...

Do not take the trains this Bank Holiday warns rail firm  Yorkshire Post

Rail passengers planning a bank holiday getaway are being urged to avoid the East Coast Main Line this weekend,

Derailed BNSF engines, car removed; cleanup, repairs begin  KTVZ

BNSF Railway crews working north of Madras overnight have removed five derailed locomotives and a rail car and have begun the cleanup and removal of ...

Glasgow to Oban rail route to reopen after flooding  BBC News

The West Highland railway line is due to reopen after severe flooding swept away part of the track. The route which connects Glasgow with Oban and Mallaig ...

BRX Transportation Holdings completes Pioneer Railcorp acquisition  Railway Technology

BRX Transportation Holdings has completed its previously announced acquisition of Pioneer Railcorp, a US-based railroad holding company.

Man found dead on railway tracks at South Bank station, British Transport Police confirm  Gazette Live

Officers are working to identify the man who died - Train services across Teesside have been delayed.

Freight train strikes vehicle in Elmhurst  Chicago Sun-Times

The crash happened on the Canadian National tracks at York Street south of Vallette Street, according to Elmhurst police.

Pilot project to transport garbage by train  News 1st

Colombo (News 1st): The Department of Railways will launch a pilot project on Saturday (August 24) to move Colombo's garbage to the Aruwakkalu Sanitary ...

After Samjhauta, Thar Express service to Pakistan also stopped  BusinessLine

Transport services that enable people to move between India and Pakistan will further dwindle with Indian Railways announcing closure of the Thar Express ...

Strikes and damaged lines bring more misery for train passengers  The Guardian

Rail travellers face continued disruption on Sunday after record temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall played havoc with the transport network.

Northern leaders demand £7 billion transport budget  RAIL magazine

Leaders from across northern England have called on the Government to commit to a 'Northern Budget', aimed at delivering transport improvements in the ...

Hundreds of train fare dodgers caught out at New Street station

Hundreds of ticketless train travellers using Birmingham New Street station were issued with penalty fares during a cross-industry clampdown.

State Government announces new trains to be built at Bellevue hub  PerthNow

They are the trains of tomorrow — fitted out with the latest technology, including USB charging points, LED lighting, and a more efficient braking system — and ...

Boris Johnson appoints arch-critic of HS2 as transport adviser  The Guardian

The prospects for survival of the high-speed rail line HS2 look slimmer after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, appointed an arch-critic as transport adviser.

States seek to overturn federal directive on freight train crew size  FreightWaves

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are seeking to push ahead with state laws requiring a train crew size of at least two individuals, despite a federal ...

Latest Innovations for Travel Transportation Market Size 2019 Report | Top Global Players-CFB (Benguela railway,Botswana Railways and in Angola) | Buzz travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

New York, NY, Aug 19, 2019 (WiredRelease): Presents “Top Trending Future Investments of Global Travel Transportation.

An Electric Pickup Truck Really Could Pull a Freight Train—Here's How  WIRED

Ford showed off an all-electric F-150 pickup truck towing a freight train full of more F-150s. The stunt relies heavily on one force to work: friction.

MTA contractors to cover costs if deadline missed  Newsday

The MTA is nearing an agreement with the contractors behind the LIRR's positive train control project in which the contractor would cover the costs of missing a ...

New Railcard Launches Next Week, Offering 50% Off Fares  Londonist

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Image: Shutterstock. A new railcard launches next week, giving 16 ...

New revolution in transportation Skyway brings string rail transportation  Vanguard

Nigeria News - NIGERIA is about to witness a kind of revolution in the transport sector as Skyway technology and string transport company is set to...

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer and be amazed at the spectacular mountain ranges. And then there's Sasquatch  Los Angeles Times

Two things brought me to Canada: a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer, known for its jaw-dropping rail tours, and Canadian beer, which some say is better that the ...

International competition and trade uncertainty weigh on U.S. rail volumes for grain  FreightWaves

While trade uncertainty is a dominant theme in the rail demand outlook for moving grain this fall, other factors such as global market competition come into play ...

BRX Purchases Pioneer  RailwayAge Magazine

Related Fund Management, Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners LLC have acquired Pioneer Railcorp, a railroad holding company that ...

Rail Transportation Systems Sector Analysis - RayHaber  RaillyNews

railway news train news fast train news highway news cable car news rail system auctions and tender results.

Rising fares, domineering unions and passenger angst spell existential crisis for public transport in Britain

Declining customer numbers and domineering unions spell disaster for franchise operators.

Coastal Commission frowns on trenching idea for bluff-top railroad  Del Mar Times

A proposal to place the railroad tracks in a trench at the edge of the bluff in Del Mar raises “serious concerns” about erosion and access to the beach, according ...

TransNamib’s freight revenue up 8% but needs N$1.5 billion to fix trains  New Era Live

WINDHOEK – TransNamib has grown freight revenue by more than eight percent since it closed all its road transportation services to focus on its core business ...

Rossendale rail link 'investment' backed but timescale 'tremendously disappointing'  LancsLive

The Shadow Transport Minister visited Rawtenstall's East Lancashire Railway this week.

REMSA member RailWorks hosts Congresswoman Angie Craig  Railway Track & Structures

REMSA member RailWorks hosted U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig at their Lakeville office in Minnesota yesterday to discuss short line issues.

Train versus truck crash forces detour of Highway 11 in New Liskeard  My North Bay Now

Headed north? Expect some delays as Highway 11 is closed in New Liskeard due to a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer this afternoon. Initial police ...

Boris Johnson pledges £3.6bn boost for deprived towns  The Guardian

Boris Johnson pledged a £3.6bn boost for deprived towns as he sought to shift the political spotlight from Brexit to the domestic agenda in his first major speech ...

Irish Rail losses up slightly despite record passenger numbers  The Irish Times

Fare revenue up but State-owned railway company records 2018 deficit just above €1m.

Annual update on Crossrail 2019  GOV.UK

Provides an update on actions, challenges and achievements, alongside an annual statement on funding and finances for the Crossrail project.

Personal Story: The day I hopped a freight train  New Statesman

I made my way to the yard on a sunny Monday in April and hid in some track-side bushes to await the Union Pacific train coming through at noon.

Tender floated for setting up of new metro train depot of Kolkata Metro  Urban Transport News

The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited invites tenders for setting up of metro train depot at Kavi Subhas in connection with New Garia –Airport line of Kolkata Metro.

Second double-decker Uday Express to run between Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Railways' second double-decker Uday Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada to cater to the busy route in the East Coast ...

Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety  POLITICO

The National Transportation Safety Board asked Google, Apple and Microsoft in 2016 to add railroad crossings to their navigation apps. But they haven't.

The world's 'largest all-electric ferry' has completed its maiden voyage  CNBC

An all-electric ferry capable of carrying roughly 30 vehicles and 200 passengers has completed its maiden voyage. Toward the end of last week, the e-ferry Ellen ...

PowerHaul locos delivered to Turkish private operator  Railway Gazette International

TURKEY: Wabtec and Tülomsaş have delivered five PowerHaul diesel-electric locomotives to Körfez Ulaştırma, the rail transport subsidiary of oil...

Benedict Avenue railroad tracks improvement is '30- to 50-year fix'  Norwalk Reflector

While Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway and Norwalk city workers are improving the Benedict Avenue railroad tracks, Columbia Gas of Ohio is doing work nearby.

“It Ain't Over 'Till The Fat Lady Sings”  RailwayAge Magazine

A 2007 class-action antitrust suit brought by a large group of rail shippers against four Class I railroads took yet another turn in its 12-year court dance, this one ...

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