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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed that it will withdraw its application to the federally-managed Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for funding to assist with a rail solution associated…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) reported a 4.1% year-on-year increase in revenues across its 192 subsidiaries to Roubles 1.082 trillion ($US 18.99bn) in the first six months of 2017, with the result…
GERMAN Rail’s (DB) British rail freight subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, confirmed on April 26 that it has successfully reached agreements with four trade unions, Aslef, RMT, TSSA, and Unite, who…
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has released figures for the third quarter of 2016 which show that rail volumes are consistent with expectations, and that there is a continued decrease…
SOUTH Africa’s public enterprises deputy minister, Mr Buleani Magwanishe, marked the completion of the first phase of Transnet’s project to increase capacity on the heavy-haul coal line between the Waterberg…
THE government of Australia's Northern Territory (NT) will contribute $A 1m from its 2015 budget towards feasibility studies into a new 600km line to link mines in Mount Isa in…
In the space of just a few years, the boom in domestic oil and gas production brought about by hydraulic fracturing has transformed energy policy in the United States, with…
Despite considerable investment to upgrade its Richards Bay coal line, Transnet is under continuing pressure from both mining companies and the port terminal to boost capacity even further, reports Paul…
February 10, 2014

Private pioneers

The rush is on to develop new heavy-haul railway infrastructure on Indonesia's resource-rich islands of Borneo and Sumatra. David Briginshaw and Kevin Smith profile the latest projects.

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