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Last post for French high-speed freight as postal TGVs bow out AFTER 31 years of service, the operation of mail trains on the French high-speed network ceased on June 27, when a postal TGV made a final run between the terminals at Cavaillon in Marseilles and Charolais near Paris Gare du Lyon.
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has reached an agreement with Strukton Rail to acquire its subsidiary NS Spooraansluitingen (NSS), which owns and operates lines between the Dutch national railway network and private sidings. NSS manages 130km of track...
rhenus-acquires-stake-in-austrian-freight-operator
RHENUS Logistics, Germany, confirmed on July 2 that it has signed an agreement with Austria's Graz-Köflach Railway (GKB) to acquire a 50% stake in open-access railfreight operator LTE Logistics and Transport for an undisclosed sum. The...
brookfield-makes-$a-88bn-bid-for-asciano
ASCIANO, the parent company of one of Australia's largest railfreight operators Pacific National (PN), confirmed on July 1 that it has been approached by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management in a $A 8.8bn ($US 6.8bn) takeover...
cisco-seeks-to-simplify-rail-digitalisation
CISCO, a US IT specialist, has launched its internet of things system based on six technology pillars which, when combined together, should help to reduce the complexity of digitalisation for the railway industry.Cisco estimates that...
last-post-for-french-high-speed-freight-as-postal-tgvs-bow-out
AFTER 31 years of service, the operation of mail trains on the French high-speed network ceased on June 27, when a postal TGV made a final run between the terminals at Cavaillon in Marseilles and...
adb-to-fund-bangladesh-rail-projects
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide about $US 6bn to help fund road, rail and regional connectivity projects in Bangladesh.In 2016, ADB will provide support for implementation of phases 1 and 2 of...
indian-government-confirms-costs-and-funding-for-dfcs
THE Indian government's Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi, has approved a revised cost estimate for the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) projects of Rs. 814.6bn...
railways-and-individuals-face-lac-mégantic-charges
TRANSPORT Canada has uncovered serious violations under Canada's Railway Safety Act and the Fisheries Act in connection with the horrific 2013 oil train derailment in Lac-Mégantic. The investigation found that an insufficient number of handbrakes were...
oman-rail-issues-operations-and-maintenance-tender
OMAN Rail, which is developing the country's 2135km railway network, has issued an open tender for the selection of a freight and network operations and maintenance partner. The scope of services expected from the O&M partner...
botswana-south-africa-heavy-haul-study-nearly-complete
IRJ at IHHA 2015, Perth, Australia: TRANSNET says it is close to completing a study on a new heavy-haul railway which would enable landlocked Botswana to export its vast coal reserves through the South African...