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European railway fatalities rise in 2013 FOLLOWING a number of serious accidents in 2013, the positive trend showing a reduction in accidents and improving passenger safety on European railway networks was halted in the International Union of Railways (UIC) 2014 Railway Accidents in Europe annual report issued on October 17.
HNTB to study new US-Mexico border crossing THE New Mexico Border Authority has selected HNTB to perform an extensive feasibility study of a new railway bypass and international border crossing with Mexico near Santa Teresa, close to the New Mexico-Texas state line.
KTMB aims for profit in 2015 MALAYAN Railway Corporation (KTMB) is considering measures to reduce its mounting losses and reliance on government subsidies, which could include discontinuing services on unprofitable routes, introducing higher tariffs for railfreight services and increasing passenger ticket prices.
China approves rail links to Myanmar and Laos CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for the construction of the country's first rail links to Laos and Myanmar, together with a major project to increase capacity for coal traffic from Inner Mongolia.
China submits only bid for Mexican HS project MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) confirmed on October 15 that a Chinese consortium has submitted the only bid in an international tender for a contract to design, build, operate, and maintain a 210km high-speed line linking Mexico City with Queretaro.
ProRail to take control of Betuweroute PRORAIL has announced it will take over operation of the Betuweroute dedicated freight line from January 1, when the line's current operator Keyrail and all 60 of its employees will be absorbed by the Dutch national infrastructure manager.
Trains return to northern Sri Lanka THE President of Sri Lanka Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa officially reopened the penultimate section of the island's 339km Northern Railway on October 13, restoring train services to the town of Jaffna 24 years after it was severed from the rail network by the country's bitter civil war.
Mexico City tenders Line 12 extension THE government of the Federal District of Mexico City has begun tendering for the construction of the 4km extension of metro Line 12 from its western terminus at Mixcoac to an interchange with Line 1 at Observatorio.

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european-railway-fatalities-rise-in-2013
October 17, 2014
FOLLOWING a number of serious accidents in 2013, the positive trend showing a reduction in accidents and improving passenger safety on European railway networks was halted in the International Union of Railways (UIC) 2014 Railway...
hntb-to-study-new-us-mexico-rail-border-crossing
October 17, 2014
THE New Mexico Border Authority has selected HNTB to perform an extensive feasibility study of a new railway bypass and international border crossing with Mexico near Santa Teresa, close to the New Mexico-Texas state line. The...
ktmb-aims-for-profit-in-2015
October 16, 2014
MALAYAN Railway Corporation (KTMB) is considering measures to reduce its mounting losses and reliance on government subsidies, which could include discontinuing services on unprofitable routes, introducing higher tariffs for railfreight services and increasing passenger ticket...
china-approves-rail-links-to-myanmar-and-laos
October 16, 2014
CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for the construction of the country's first rail links to Laos and Myanmar, together with a major project to increase capacity for coal traffic from...
alstom-delivers-rio-de-janeiro-suburban-trains
October 16, 2014
ALSTOM announced on October 15 that it has delivered the last of 10 eight-car 4000 series Metropolis EMUs to Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia. The stainless steel-bodied 3kV dc trains were built at Alstom's Lapa...
china-submits-only-bid-for-mexican-high-speed-project
October 16, 2014
MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) confirmed on October 15 that a Chinese consortium has submitted the only bid in an international tender for a contract to design, build, operate, and maintain a 210km...
prorail-to-take-control-of-betuweroute
October 16, 2014
PRORAIL has announced it will take over operation of the Betuweroute dedicated freight line from January 1, when the line's current operator Keyrail and all 60 of its employees will be absorbed by the Dutch...

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long-distance-buses-–-the-emerging-challenge-to-germanys-train-operators
October 14, 2014
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October 02, 2014
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italys-new-energy-policy-is-bad-news-for-rail
September 08, 2014
A decree issued by the Italian government on competition in the energy sector, which became law on August 21, is causing widespread discontent among the country's rail operators.