IRJ at 1520 rail business forum: MR VLADIMIR Yakunin, president of Russian Railways (RZD), has emphasised the continuing need to build and foster relations with Russia's neighbours in Europe and Asia to pave the way for improved freight transport through Russia.
TRANSNET CEO Mr Brian Molefe has warned the South African government of several risks that could hamper the group's Rand 300bn investment programme, which forms the core of the government's infrastructure development plan.
BRAZIL's 11 railfreight concessionaires achieved a 1% increase in traffic to 475 million tonnes last year, but this was well below their forecast of 530 million tonnes, according to figures released by Brazil's National Association of Rail Transport (ANTF).
THE first commercial ETCS Level 3 system is now in operation on the Västerdal freight line in central Sweden, declared Mr Paul Frøsig of the International Union of Railways (UIC) at the UIC ERTMS World Conference in Stockholm last month.
TWO Japanese-Indian consortia - Sojitz-L&T and Mitsui, Ircon and Leighton - have prequalified for civil works on a 640km section of the 1499km western dedicated freight corridor which will eventually connect Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminal in Mumbai with Tughlakabad/ Dadri freight terminal in Delhi.