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Drones enhance security for PKP Cargo IN an effort to beef up security of its coal shipments, Polish State Railways (PKP) railfreight subsidiary, PKP Cargo, has introduced drones equipped with different types of cameras, including infrared, to carry out aerial surveillance of its trains.
slow-progress-on-galilee-basin-coal-lines
GENERAL sluggishness in the global economy and softening thermal coal prices continue to create uncertainty for proponents of major coal mines and associated rail infrastructure in the Galilee Basin region in the north of the...
india-signs-$us-11bn-freight-corridor-loan
DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) finance director Mr M K Mittal and World Bank country director for India Mr Onno Ruhl signed a $US 1.1bn loan agreement in Delhi on December 11, which will finance...
betuweroute-ertms-rollout-completed
THE installation of ERTMS on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border was finally completed on December 8, when the section between Zevenaar, Netherlands, and Emmerich, Germany, switched...
antwerp-docks-rail-tunnel-inaugurated
BELGIUM marked the completion of a major infrastructure project in the port of Antwerp on the evening of December 9, when the 16.2km Liefkenshoek rail link was inaugurated in the presence of guests including Belgian...
india-selects-rail-projects-for-private-participation
INDIA's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has selected about 20 railway projects worth Rs 900bn ($US 14.5bn) for domestic or foreign direct private investment, allowing Indian Railways to float global bids shortly.This follows the...
PROSPECTIVE bidders for the contract to execute the 207km segment one of Oman's 2235km railway network from Sohar to Buraimi have been granted a one month extension to submit their bids by Oman Railway Company...
rzd-unveils-2015-investment-plans
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) expects to invest $US 8.68bn in infrastructure projects in 2015 as part of a $US 29.37bn three-year programme which was presented during a meeting with the Russian government on November 26. Over 50%...
drones-enhance-security-for-pkp-cargo
IN an effort to beef up security of its coal shipments, Polish State Railways (PKP) railfreight subsidiary, PKP Cargo, has introduced drones equipped with different types of cameras, including infrared, to carry out aerial surveillance...
bnsf-sets-2015-capital-budget-at-$us-6bn
BNSF announced on November 20 that it has set its 2015 capital budget for maintenance and investment at $US 6bn, around $US 400m higher than initial projections. 2015 is the third year in a row that...
bnsf-tests-high-adhesion-locomotive
BNSF is testing an SD40 locomotive which has been modified by National Railway Equipment (NRE) to increase its tractive effort and adhesion. The six-axle locomotive has been equipped by NRE with a remanufactured 2460kW 645E3-AR10-D78s...