THE State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (Sofar) allocated $US 431.3m towards construction of the 826km railway from Baku to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Kars, Turkey, up to January 1 2013, a report from the Azerbaijan Ministry of Transport has confirmed with the first trains expected to begin services on the route by the end of 2013.
AN Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) RailJet train made a special tour through the Czech Republic yesterday in preparation for the launch of joint operation of RailJet trains by ÖBB and Czech Railways (CD) in December 2014 on the Graz – Vienna Brno – Prague corridor. The service will operate at two-hourly intervals.
A surge in rolling stock procurement and infrastructure investment is required in Germany in the near future to meet growing demand for rail transport. However, doubts exist over the level of funding available for these projects.
FOLLOWING a difficult winter on Britain's railway network where flooding and more recently snow and ice have had a major impact on service punctuality, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) says that infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) must improve the resilience of Britain's railways.
POLISH State Railways (PKP) subsidiary PKP Cargo has become the latest potential buyer to be linked with ZSSK Cargo as the Slovak government continues its search for a strategic partner for the ailing Slovakian state-owned railfreight operator.