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Crossrail orders Linsinger rail milling train CROSSRAIL has awarded Linsinger, Austria, a contract worth around £12m to supply an MG31 rail milling train for the Elizabeth Line east-west link across central London.
peru-restores-its-only-international-railway
AFTER being out of action for over four years, Peru's only international railway, which connects the southern town of Tacna with Arica in northern Chile, restarted operations on June 1. The Tacna - Arica railway (FCTA)...
standard-gauge-finds-favour-in-south-africa
Gautrain, South Africa's first standard-gauge railway, has confounded many of its critics by cutting journey times in the Pretoria and Johannesburg area and attracting a loyal ridership. Plans are now being drawn up to extend...
kenya-readies-first-standard-gauge-line
Kenya is on course to complete a new Chinese-funded 472km standard-gauge railway line linking Mombasa with Nairobi in the second half of 2017. Shem Oirere reports from Nairobi on progress so far and assesses the...
british-steel-to-supply-120000-tonnes-of-rail-to-sncf
MR Patrick Jeantet, the newly-appointed CEO of French infrastructure manager SNCF Network, visited British Steel's Hayange rail mill in northeast France on June 14 to sign a contract for the supply of 120,000 tonnes of...
recycled-plastic-sleepers-on-test-in-sweden
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has installed recycled plastic sleepers supplied by Lankhorst Engineered Services, Netherlands, as part of a trial to evaluate the durability of alternatives to traditional timber sleepers. Lankhorst's recessed KLP hybrid plastic sleeper...
pakistan-to-launch-$us-82bn-line-upgrading-project
THE Pakistan government has approved a $US 8.2bn project to upgrade the 1872km Karachi - Peshawar main line by 2021, 85% of which will be funded by a concessionary loan from China the terms of...
alstom-unveils-riyadh-metro-train-mock-up
A full-size mock-up of a Metropolis train for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro was presented in the Saudi capital by Alstom on June 8 to the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal...
british-steel-launches-corrosion-resistant-rails
BRITISH Steel, which was formed following the purchase of Tata Steel's Long Products Europe division by Greybull Capital in May, has launched a new premium-coated rail called Zinoco.The new rail is designed for installation in...
mermec-wins-10-year-inspection-contract-in-finland
MERMEC, Italy, announced at the WCRR congress in Milan that it has been awarded a €100m 10-year contract by the Finnish Transport Agency (Liikennevirasto) for the inspection and monitoring of Finland's 5960km 1524mm-gauge railway network.The...
rzd-to-complete-sakhalin-upgrade-in-2018
MR Oleg Valinskiy, vice-president of Russian Railway (RZD), says that RZD will complete the modernisation of the 1067mm-gauge railway on Sakhalin island and its conversion to 1520mm gauge in 2018.Modernisation of the 833.8km railway began...