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Russian slab track trials underway THE first 1520mm-gauge trials of Alstom's NBT slab track system began on November 15, when testing was launched at the VNIIZhT test centre at Shcherbinka near Moscow in the presence of Russian Railways (RZD) senior vice-president Mr Valentin Gapanovich.
chinese-to-maintain-addis-ababa-lrt-network
ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) has selected a consortium of China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and Shenzhen Metro Group to maintain the new 34km Addis Ababa light rail network.ERC will now negotiate the terms of the...
russian-slab-track-trials-underway
THE first 1520mm-gauge trials of Alstom's NBT slab track system began on November 15, when testing was launched at the VNIIZhT test centre at Shcherbinka near Moscow in the presence of Russian Railways (RZD) senior...
china-to-provide-loan-for-thai-rail-projects
THE Chinese government has agreed a soft loan for the construction of standard-gauge double-track lines in Thailand, which currently has a metre-gauge rail network. The agreement was signed at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec)...
tracklaying-completed-in-gotthard-base-tunnel
A MILESTONE in the construction of the world's longest railway tunnel was celebrated at noon on October 31, when a ceremonial gold sleeper was laid to mark the completion of tracklaying in the Gotthard Base...
vossloh-struggles-amidst-restructuring
VOSSLOH's nine month results show the effects of a continuing restructuring and realignment process at the company with revenues increasing only slightly to €967.7m compared with €958.5m the previous year, and Ebit falling to a...
ottawa-lrt-special-trackwork-contract-awarded
LONDON Trackwork, Canada, has been awarded a contract to supply special trackwork for Ottawa's 12.5km light rail Confederation Line, which is currently under construction. The contract value was not disclosed, although London Trackwork says the order...
norway-unveils-record-rail-budget
THE Norwegian government has revealed plans to increase spending on the country's railway network to record levels next year as part of the 2015 state budget, which was announced on October 8. The NKr 22bn ($US...
rail-link-to-fehmarn-belt-tunnel-moves-a-step-closer
A letter of intent to construct a new line in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein to connect with the Fehmarn Belt fixed link to Denmark has been signed by Schleswig-Holstein's minister of economy, labour, transport...
report-highlights-vulnerability-of-amtrak’s-nyc-tunnels
A NEW engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which...
netherlands-sets-2015-rail-budget-at-€24bn
THE DUTCH government has allocated to €2.4bn to maintain and improve the country's railway network as part of its 2015 budget, which was announced on September 16. Half of the funds will be used to maintain...