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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.
jr-east-seeks-closer-ties-with-european-suppliers
JR East outlined its future procurement strategy at the EU-Japan 2nd Railway Industrial Dialogue earlier this month, pledging to strengthen links with European suppliers. The event in Tokyo was hosted by the European Commission and the...
new-adhesion-measuring-system-on-test
BRITAIN's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has launched a trial of a new onboard rail adhesion measuring system in collaboration with Balfour Beatty Rail and South West Trains (SWT). The equipment is based on Balfour Beatty's TrueTrak...
db-to-spend-€28bn-on-infrastructure-in-2015-19
GERMAN Rail (DB) board member for infrastructure and services Dr Volker Kefer has unveiled details of plans to spend a minimum of €28bn over the next four years on maintenance and investment in Germany's mainline...
track-laying-complete-to-nigerian-capital
THE final section of track has been laid on the first railway to serve Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Services on the 186.5km standard-gauge from Abuja north to Kaduna will start in February 2015. "We have...
vossloh-to-sell-its-transportation-division
THE Supervisory Board of Vossloh has announced a new strategy for the company which involves focussing on its track products and activities and divesting its locomotive and LRV business by 2017.Vossloh's rail infrastructure division will...
work-to-resume-on-nairobi-mombasa-new-line
THE Kenyan government has released $US 88m to compensate people whose land will be taken up by the $US 3.6bn project to build a 609km standard-gauge railway linking Nairobi with Mombasa. The decision comes one...
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...