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Financial Tribune

Iran-Europe Potential Rail Transport Corridors Surveyed
Financial Tribune
Ukraine and Russia are some examples, which could have detrimental or even disrupting effects on Iran's connectivity, reads an article published in the German magazine Railway Technical Review (Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau). Excerpts follow: At ... (press release) (blog)

Economic damage of Rastatt incident 2.2 billion Euros (press release) (blog)
The Rastatt incident that paralysed rail freight traffic during a seven-week interruption of railway operations on the Karlsruhe-Basel line of the Rhine-Alphine Corridor has resulted in economic damage of 2,2 billion Euros for the industry. This is the ...

Double-track would slash Dhaka and Chittagong rail transits
Container transportation by train may double within two years when ongoing construction of a double railway track between Dhaka and Chittagong is completed by what officials hope is 2020. Currently, only about 6 percent of Bangladesh's container cargo ...

Everything a priority at PRASA except safe rail transport – Nzimande
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande on Tuesday conceded to MPs that safe rail transport for the working class was low on the list of priorities for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), but vowed this would change. Briefing MPs on his ...

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Asia-Russia rail shippers gain shorter transits
Cargo can now make the East Russia-Europe trip in about six to seven days, as opposed to 10 to 11 days previously, owing to railway improvments that enable higher speeds. As a result of recent rail system upgrades, container trains now average 75 ...

Gulf Times

Qatar Rail signs major agreements at Cityscape 2018
Gulf Times
QNB Group CEO Ali Al-Kuwari said: “As a strategic partner and the official Acquirer Bank, the QNB Group is extremely happy to offer its support to facilitate payments in this landmark project which will bolster the development of the transportation ...

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Roanoke Times

Roanoke Valley's regional landfill to continue using rail transport
Roanoke Times
The Roanoke Valley's trash train will continue to run. Despite two years of study, planning and millions spent in preparation for hauling the region's trash to the landfill via truck, the board of the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority adopted a budget ...

Underground rail transport at local mines not being prioritised
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
WSP Africa evaluates mining track systems according to SANS 10339:2009 that governs underground railway transport systems in mines. The standard outlines three speed categories for underground rail haulages: low speed that includes trains moving at ...

Global Railway Review

Rail freight: Breakthrough into the digital logistics ecosystem
Global Railway Review
The exchange of information is a critical success factor in supply chain management. Game changers such as Physical Internet, Internet of Things (IoT) and Automation lead to a consolidation of logistics networks. The challenge for rail freight lies in ...


GE Is in Talks to Unload Rail Business in Deal With Wabtec
Wabtec, led by Chief Executive Officer Raymond Betler, reported 2017 sales of $3.9 billion. The company builds locomotives and offers services and other products to the freight rail and passenger transit markets. Wabtec traces its roots to 1869, when ...
GE exploring merging transport business with Wabtec: sourceReuters

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