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Liverpool sets out 30-year rail vision LIVERPOOL City Region published its long-term rail strategy on August 27, which sets out how the city hopes to improve links both within Merseyside and to towns and cities further afield.
CTL Logistics reports fall in volumes POLISH open-access operator CTL Logistics, Poland, carried approximately 7 million tonnes of railfreight in the first half of 2014, including 1.3 million tonnes in Germany, a fall of 8% compared with the same period in 2013.
First LRV for Addis Ababa on test DYNAMIC testing of the first LRV for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is underway at the CNR Changchun plant in China.
Chengdu metro Line 4 train unveiled THE FIRST of 27 six-car trains for Chengdu metro Line 4 was presented to Mr Yu Ningyue, chairman of Chengdu Metro Corporation at the CNR Changchun plant on August 21.
DSB proposes $US 4bn rolling stock investment DANISH State Railways (DSB) has revealed proposals to invest DKr 20-22bn ($US 3.5-3.9bn) in the renewal of its rolling stock fleet through its Future Train strategy, which was presented to the Ministry of Transport on August 26.
Acting MTR CEO to renew focus on Hong Kong MTR Corporation's acting CEO Mr Lincoln Leong, who started his new role on August 18, has pledged to sharpen the company's focus on serving Hong Kong by introducing extra services and to deliver its new projects in a "safe and timely manner."
FTA approves Minneapolis LRT expansion THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given its approval for the construction of the 21km northern extension of the Minneapolis Blue Line from Target Field to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
China issues tenders for 232 high-speed trains CHINA Railway Group launched tenders through its procurement subsidiary China Rail Investment Corporation on August 22 for two contracts to supply a total of 232 high-speed trains.

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liverpool-sets-out-30-year-rail-vision
August 28, 2014
LIVERPOOL City Region published its long-term rail strategy on August 27, which sets out how the city hopes to improve links both within Merseyside and to towns and cities further afield. The strategy will be presented...
construction-begins-on-guadalajara-line-3
August 28, 2014
CIVIL works have begun on the first phase of the third light metro line in Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. The initial section of Line 3 will link Periférico Zapopan in the northwest of the city with...
akiem-orders-10-traxx-locomotives
August 27, 2014
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Akiem has signed a contract worth €33m with Bombardier for the delivery of 10 140km/h Traxx DC locomotives, with an option for up to 10 additional units placing the value of the...
ctl-logistics-reports-fall-in-volumes
August 27, 2014
POLISH open-access operator CTL Logistics, Poland, carried approximately 7 million tonnes of railfreight in the first half of 2014, including 1.3 million tonnes in Germany, a fall of 8% compared with the same period in...
first-lrv-for-addis-ababa-on-test
August 27, 2014
DYNAMIC testing of the first LRV for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is underway at the CNR Changchun plant in China. The fleet of 41 three-section 70% low-floor vehicles will have a maximum speed of 70km/h....
saudi-freight-line-upgrading-deal-signed
August 27, 2014
THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 122.9m ($US 32.8m) contract with China Railway Construction Corporation for the renewal of a 78.4km stretch of the Damman –...
go-ahead-for-new-chongqing-–-changsha-line
August 27, 2014
CONSTRUCTION is expected to begin in October on a 339km direct line linking Chongqing with Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, after China's Ministry of Environmental Protection approved plans for the Yuan 37.6bn ($US...

IRJ Blogs

europe-needs-a-shared-vision-for-overnight-trains
August 12, 2014
THE announcement that German Rail (DB) is to cut back its network of City Night Line services is another blow for Europe's overnight trains which, after years of cutbacks look set for further retrenchment.
ge-deal-will-strengthen-alstom’s-rail-business
August 12, 2014
''EVERYONE is a winner," Mr Patrick Kron, Alstom's CEO, declared on June 24 during a visit to the company's power plant in Belfort together with his new partner Mr Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of...
can-rail-seize-the-moment-and-achieve-a-huge-modal-shift?
July 08, 2014
RAILWAYS have a golden opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants by engineering a shift of passenger and freight traffic from road to rail.