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Turkey and EU agree plan to upgrade Sivas – Samsun line THE European Union has agreed to provide a grant towards upgrading the main line from Kalin west of Sivas to the Black Sea city of Samsun even though Turkey is not a member of the EU.
vossloh-germany-reports-increased-first-half-sales-and-ebit
GERMANY's Vossloh Group has reported an 11% increase in revenue and a 62.3% jump in Ebit for the first half of 2015 despite a drop in sales of rail fastenings.First-half revenue increased from €626m in...
efe-upgrades-infrastructure-measurement-capabilities
CHILEAN State Railways (EFE) has received a new self-propelled measurement vehicle from Mermec, Italy, which will monitor the condition of the railway network and help its engineers to optimise maintenance and renewal work.   The customised 18m-long...
koreans-to-conduct-laos-–-vietnam-feasibility-study
KOREA Rail Network Authority and Seoul University are to conduct a feasibility study for a new rail link between the Laotian capital Vientiane and the southern Vietnamese port of Vung Tau.The study is being funded...
tasrail-invites-bids-for-track-upgrading-scheme
TASRAIL, which operates the 1067mm-gauge railway on the Australian island state of Tasmania, has invited bids by August 5 for a contract to renew sleepers and rails on parts of its 638km network.Tasrail requires around...
why-take-the-risk?
Increasing rail traffic in North America is coinciding with a rise in the risky behaviour of delayed road users at occupied level crossings. Ian Naish, of Naish Transportation Consulting, considers the findings of recent research...
ghana-to-upgrade-part-of-western-main-line
GHANA plans to rehabilitate the Dunkwa - Awaso branch line of the 340km 1067mm-gauge western main line that links Takoradi, Dunkwa and Kumasi.The $US 1bn project, which is expected to attract funding from China, will...
seeking-a-new-route-for-trespass-prevention
The European Restrail research project, which concluded in October 2014, investigated means to reduce fatal incidents and suicides on Europe's railways, including two approaches to prevent illegal trespassing in Finland. Dr Anne Silla and Mr...
turkey-and-eu-agree-plan-to-upgrade-sivas-–-samsun-line
THE European Union has agreed to provide a grant towards upgrading the main line from Kalin west of Sivas to the Black Sea city of Samsun even though Turkey is not a member of the...
sweden-increases-track-maintenance-budget
TRAFIKVERKET is set to bring forward a number of track and structure maintenance projects after the Swedish government increased the infrastructure manager's renewals budget for 2015 by SKr 620m ($US 73.6m). Projects which provide improved reliability...
ktmb-orders-its-first-rails-from-evraz
MALAYAN Railways Corporation (KTMB) has placed its first order for rails with Evraz, Russia.The batch of 2000 tonnes of type 54 E1 rails will be produced at Evraz ZSMK steel plant in Western Siberia and...