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Chinese to build Mexican-US rail link THE governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Mr César Duarte, signed a letter of intent in Beijing on July 31 with a group of Chinese companies to build the rail element of the San Jerónimo Santa Teresa Master Plan.
pkp-cargo-to-order-multi-system-locomotives
POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo announced on August 19 that it will invest nearly Zlotys 200m ($US 63.7m) in 10 new multi-system electric locomotives to support the expansion of its international business. PKP Cargo says...
cp-carga-on-course-for-record-volumes
PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) railfreight subsidiary CP Carga continued its recovery from the economic crisis with an 11.7% year-on-year increase in volumes in the first half of this year according to its latest figures, which also...
öbb-seeks-freight-locomotives-for-slovenia
ON August 7 Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary ÖBB Produktion published a tender for five second-hand electric locomotives certified to operate in Slovenia. This appears to be an urgent case as ÖBB has given bidders just...
can-cooperation-unlock-wagonload-freight-potential?
On-rail competition has transformed the railfreight landscape in Europe over the last 20 years, but in wagonload - a sector competing directly with road for nearly every load - operators increasingly see cooperation as the...
sro-awards-freight-line-track-doubling-contract
THE president of Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), H E Mohamed Al-Suwaiket, has signed a Riyals 391.5m ($US 104.4m) contract with a Saudi contractor for the first phase of track-doubling on the Riyadh - Harad -...
rail-to-play-key-role-in-britain’s-one-north-project
PROPOSALS to invest £10-15bn to enhance transport links in northern England have been announced today by the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle.The objective of the One North project is to increase capacity...
french-regulator-rejects-rolling-road-plan
FRENCH Rail Regulator Araf has rejected plans for a rolling road service between Pas-de-Calais and the Spanish border because it believes the concession structure adopted for the project could harm competition and risks impacting the...
chinese-to-build-mexican-us-rail-link
THE governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Mr César Duarte, signed a letter of intent in Beijing on July 31 with a group of Chinese companies to build the rail element of the San...
dutch-rail-link-to-only-use-etcs
FROM December trains operating on the cross-border link between Zevenaar, the Netherlands, and the German border, will only be able to use ETCS Level 2 signalling with signals along the line and the Dutch ATB-EG...
brazil-receives-81-design-proposals-for-six-new-lines
BRAZIL's federal government says it has received 81 study proposals from 19 groups for the construction of six new railway corridors totalling 4676km. The projects are: • the 990km Sinop, Matto Grosso – Mirituba, Pará, freight corridor,...