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Mombasa - Nairobi commercial freight services begin KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.
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PLANS to extend the 1520mm-gauge network from Kosice, Slovakia, to Vienna by building a €6.5bn 400km electrified freight-only line, have been revived. The line would improve access to Europe for traffic from Russia and the...
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THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe, conducted the first meetings on February 19 to discuss the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) following the submission to him on February 15 of a report on...
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ROLLING road trains began operating in Romania on February 10 with the launch of a trial service on the Tertici Curtici - Simeria - Petroşani - Craiova corridor. The project is a joint initiative between the...
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Regional editor Ian Thomson-Newman reports from the Rail LatAm conference held in Santiago in November, on the latest developments in Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Peru.RAIL freight traffic in Chile has stagnated in recent years. In...
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ESTONIA’s Ministry of Public Administration approved the spatial plan for the Rail Baltica high-speed line in Estonia on February 14 thereby completing the final route and preliminary design of the entire railway in the three...
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SLOVENIAN Railways (SŽ) has closed the bidding process for the sale of a 49% stake in its rail freight unit Tovorni Promet. The deadline for the submission of binding bids expired on January 31 after several...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed that it will withdraw its application to the federally-managed Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for funding to assist with a rail solution associated with development of the Galilee...
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A new express rail freight service which promises delivery times of 28 hours between the Latvian capital Riga and the Belarussian capital Minsk completed a second test journey this week following an inaugural trip between...
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A feasibility study into the construction of a rail tunnel under the Baltic Sea between the Finnish capital Helsinki and the Estonian capital Tallinn estimates the cost of the project at €13-20bn. The FinEst Link tunnel...
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UNION Pacific Railroad (UP) has launched construction of its new Brazos Yard in Texas, which will become one of the highest-capacity yards on the company’s 23-state network when it opens in 2020. UP says the $US...

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