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NSE scrutinises sustainable rail transport in Nigeria  Vanguard

Nigeria News - The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Bwari Branch, on Saturday met to scrutinise the way forward for sustainable railway transportation..


Will any government let the railway prosper?  The Independent

For the long-suffering rail passenger, this has not been the best few days. On Wednesday, the annual ritual of calculating next January's fare increases showed ...


Oilsand firms considering diluent recovery units to boost crude-by-rail volumes  CBC.ca

Ongoing pipeline project delays and growth in crude-by-rail capacity from Western Canada are leading some oilsand producers to consider spending billions of ...


Rail fares to rise by 2.8% in January  The Guardian

The latest increase will add more than £100 to many annual season tickets.


Prepare for shift to exclusive rail transport  Business Daily

The case for shifting freight from road to rail cannot be gainsaid. Where people in authority go wrong is when they assume that such a fundamental policy shift ...


State of Washington Rail Transport Crude Oil Volatility Rules: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Public Notices North Dakota/Montana Request for Preemption Determination  JD Supra

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued a July 24th Public Notice and Invitation to Comment (“Notice”) ...


Rail transport is one of Idaho's hidden gems  Bonner County Daily Bee

Did you know that we have yet another hidden treasure in the Gem State? And, it's not what you're thinking. It.


Supporting rail car traffic  Washington Times

Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported a significant drop in earnings in part due to declining rail shipments. This was partially ...


CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine

EACH WORKDAY, more than 120,000 people ride the MBTA commuter rail, the sixth busiest regional rail *service* in the country. At a time when our entire ...


Over $244M in grant money available for freight, passenger rail  Railway Track & Structures

The U.S. DOT's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety ...


Transport Canada warns of 'urgent' need for repairs on Lac-Mégantic line  CBC News

Transport Canada is flagging safety concerns about the rail line that runs between Farnham and Lac-Mégantic, Que., six years after the derailment that left 47 ...


National rail company could double Port of Cleveland traffic  Crain's Cleveland Business

In July, the port entered into a 10-year agreement with OmniTRAX, one of the largest privately held rail companies in America, which now owns more than 21 ...


Boosting rail transport  Ceylon Daily News

Boosting rail transport: More trains will be in operation on the upcountry line with the addition of S14 power sets imported from China at cost of Rs. 1839.5 million ...


US Representatives Defazio and Malinowski want answers on LNG transport by rail tank car  Railway Track & Structures

TransportationToday reported yesterday that Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) has contacted the Pipeline and ...


Transport strife across England and Wales after widespread power cuts - as it happened  The Guardian

Trains, planes and roads affected by outage across large parts of country. Follow the latest news.


Mbalula promises safer rail transport on eve of train drivers’ strike  Daily Maverick

The War Room for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be set up soon and commuter safety is being made a priority, says Transport Minister Fikile ...


Communities implored to use safer rail transport  New Era Live

OMUTHIYA – The Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa has urged Namibians to start using railway as a means of transport in order to reduce the ...


Almost All British Train Lines Are Now Owned By Other EU Countries  Forbes

Britain's West Coast mainline, one of the last to be fully run by a UK company, has been acquired by a Trenitalia consortium. Privatisation has seen rail pass to ...


German MP sparks row after proposing an end to first-class rail travel  The Guardian

A leading leftwing politician has sparked a row in Germany by proposing the rail operator Deutsche Bahn scraps first-class carriages to reduce overcrowding ...


Development of project for light rail transport in Voronezh may begin in autumn  RIA “Voronezh”

The development of a feasibility study of the project for light rail transport in Voronezh should begin in the fall. This became known during a meeting in the ...


Strikes Are Planned On The Central And Victoria Lines At The End Of This Month  Londonist

The Central and Victoria lines will be affected later this month, if planned strikes go ahead. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) ...


FirstGroup consortium to replace Virgin on west coast mainline  The Guardian

FirstGroup has won the franchise to run west coast intercity trains, despite opposition from its own shareholders, fears over the financial viability of its other rail ...


FRA announces more than $244M available for US railroad projects  Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced it has more than $244 million in grant funding available ...


Ukrainian ministries disapprove Ukrzaliznytsia's initiative to lower rail transport land tax  Interfax Ukraine

A number of the ministries and agencies have not backed a draft law on the amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine to bring back the previous 0.25 tax ...


UK train operators to pull out of Interrail  The Guardian

The UK's train operators are to pull out of the Interrail scheme, which has allowed unlimited train travel across Europe for a fixed price for almost 50 years.


New revolution in transportation Skyway brings string rail transportation  Vanguard

Nigeria News - NIGERIA is about to witness a kind of revolution in the transport sector as Skyway technology and string transport company is set to...


Sri Lanka commences construction work on Colombo Light Rail project  Urban Transport News

Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development of Govt. of Sri Lanka has commenced the construction work of first phase of Colombo light rail transit project.


Freight train strikes vehicle in Elmhurst  Chicago Sun-Times

The crash happened on the Canadian National tracks at York Street south of Vallette Street, according to Elmhurst police.


International competition and trade uncertainty weigh on U.S. rail volumes for grain  FreightWaves

While trade uncertainty is a dominant theme in the rail demand outlook for moving grain this fall, other factors such as global market competition come into play ...


NOFO issued for $244 million for capital rail projects  MassTransitMag.com

The CRISI grants will fund projects that will increase rail transportation safety, efficiency and reliability.


Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms  Railway Track & Structures

The FRA ruling that railroads are not required to have more than one crew member aboard a freight train has raised the ire of states and unions.


Derailed BNSF engines, car removed; cleanup, repairs begin  KTVZ

BNSF Railway crews working north of Madras overnight have removed five derailed locomotives and a rail car and have begun the cleanup and removal of ...


UK heatwave: commuters warned to avoid rail travel on Thursday  The Guardian

Commuters have been advised to avoid travelling on key rail routes in London and the south-east on Thursday as record temperatures threaten to cause tracks ...


Australian mines turn to rail to top up drought-ridden dams  International Railway Journal

AUSTRALIAN mine owner Centennial Coal is using a daily rail *service* to move water between two of its mines in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales ...


Leaky roofs and windows for rain soaked passengers facing rail price increase  Wales Online

Rail bosses have come under fire again after passengers already soaked by the rain got on trains only to be greeted by leaky roofs and windows. *Fresh* from the ...


CSX to begin rail work at Perrysburg tracks  Toledo Blade

CSX is replacing railroad ties in several crossings beginning Monday in Perrysburg, with crews moving toward Deshler, Ohio. CSX will work afternoons and ...


Welsh trains: 'No answer' down the track to overcrowding  BBC News

When a new train operator took over the running of many services in Wales, passengers were hopeful it would mean an end to delays. But 10 months on and ...


Global Passenger Rail Transportation Market Report 2019 with Profiles of East Japan Railway, MTR Hong Kong, Central Japan Railway, West Japan Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Passenger Rail Transportation Global Market Report 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


MTA contractors to cover costs if deadline missed  Newsday

The MTA is nearing an agreement with the contractors behind the LIRR's positive train control project in which the contractor would cover the costs of missing a ...


REMSA member RailWorks hosts Congresswoman Angie Craig  Railway Track & Structures

REMSA member RailWorks hosted U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig at their Lakeville office in Minnesota yesterday to discuss short line issues.


Typhoon Krosa disrupts transportation ahead of expected Thursday landfall in Kyushu  The Japan Times

Airlines and railway operators announced reduced services in regions near the path of Typhoon Krosa on Wednesday, despite a post-holiday transport rush, as.


How Phoenix Voters Could Halt Light Rail Expansion  CityLab

Proposition 105, a ballot measure funded in part by groups tied to the Koch brothers, threatens to halt long-planned extensions to the booming Arizona city's ...


Tracks damaged at many locations in Bengaluru-Mangaluru ghat section  BusinessLine

Rail transport on the ghat section between Sakleshpur and Subramanya Road stations on Mangaluru-Bengaluru route has been affected adversely.A press ...


Rail News - US freight-rail traffic fell, Canada's rose in Week 32. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Association of American Railroads, AAR, freight-rail traffic trends, Week 32. From the editors of Progressive Railroading ...


Spanish rail freight sector dissatisfied, report finds  International Railway Journal

SPAIN's National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has released a report into the attitudes of users and operators in the rail industry, finding ...


FreightWaves oil report: a narrowing Brent/WTI spread could spell doom for crude by rail  FreightWaves

A weekly look at what occurred in the oil markets of the U.S. and the world this past week and what's ahead. Markets in just the past few days have sent a strong ...


Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety  POLITICO

The National Transportation Safety Board asked Google, Apple and Microsoft in 2016 to add railroad crossings to their navigation apps. But they haven't.


Sajid Javid announces £600m of new infrastructure spending  The Guardian

Chancellor says spending could 'unlock' construction of up to 50000 homes in London, south-east and East Anglia.


Thailand, Laos launch cross-border freight train - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANGKOK, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday launched a freight train across the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at ...


New Railcard Launches Next Week, Offering 50% Off Fares  Londonist

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Image: Shutterstock. A new railcard launches next week, giving 16 ...


States seek to overturn federal directive on freight train crew size  FreightWaves

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are seeking to push ahead with state laws requiring a train crew size of at least two individuals, despite a federal ...


CSX trains collide near Carey, derailing cars and spilling fuel  Toledo Blade

CAREY, Ohio — A collision involving two CSX Transportation trains before dawn Monday sent two crew members to a hospital and derailed a locomotive and 25 ...


Rising fares, domineering unions and passenger angst spell existential crisis for public transport in Britain  Telegraph.co.uk

Declining customer numbers and domineering unions spell disaster for franchise operators.


Norway announces rail freight support scheme  International Railway Journal

Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced the launch of a temporary scheme designed to strengthen the competitiveness of the rail ...


Services returning to MTR line paralysed by derailed service train, says operator  South China Morning Post

Trains back on track between Tai Po Market and Fo Tan after chaotic nine-hour suspension of services. Rail operator promises probe into incident.


BRX Transportation Holdings completes Pioneer Railcorp acquisition  Railway Technology

BRX Transportation Holdings has completed its previously announced acquisition of Pioneer Railcorp, a US-based railroad holding company.


America Needs More Transit-Friendly Beaches  CityLab

In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.


Strikes and damaged lines bring more misery for train passengers  The Guardian

Rail travellers face continued disruption on Sunday after record temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall played havoc with the transport network.


Japan rail companies' newest export: world-class punctuality  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- As emerging countries race to build their own transit systems, Japanese rail companies are trying to land orders by helping those nations ado.


Rhode Island Works on Plan to Master Public Transit  ecoRI news

PROVIDENCE — The mission of Rhode Island's new transit master plan is both ambitious and bold, but it faces an uphill battle against a car-centered culture ...


AG Fox is Wrong on Oil Trains  Flathead Beacon

On July 17, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox joined North Dakota seeking to block a Washington state law that would help protect its citizens from exploding ...


An Electric Pickup Truck Really Could Pull a Freight Train—Here's How  WIRED

Ford showed off an all-electric F-150 pickup truck towing a freight train full of more F-150s. The stunt relies heavily on one force to work: friction.


South African Transport Minister Conducts Inspection At Transnet  Railways Africa

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) on Thursday this week conducted a pre-departure inspection at the Transnet Freight ...


NE Strategically Located In Govt’s Plans Of Multimodal Transport, Trans-Asian Railway  Guwahati Plus

A massive change is happening in the transportation sector in the northeast under the Act East Policy of the government such that in another 5 to 10 years, the ...


New 16-17 railcard offering half price train tickets to go on sale next week  The Sun

MORE than one million young adults will be able to get half price off train travel with a new 16-17 railcard launching next week. Designed to help those travelling ...


Rail, road transport improve across Kerala amid inclement weather  Onmanorama

Thiruvananthapuram: Rail and road traffic are slowly picking up across Kerala days after widespread disruption owing to floods and landslides in the wake of ...


West Highland rail line to reopen on Monday  The Lochside Press

The West Highland Line will fully re-open for start of *service* on Monday, after g work to repair damage from flooding was completed earlier than expected.


Rail Transportation Systems Sector Analysis  RaillyNews

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All-Electric Plane Crash Lands In Blow To Norway's Aviation Strategy  Forbes

A big question mark hangs over Norway's desire to pursue electric aircraft after a two-seater all-electric plane was forced to crash land into a lake earlier this ...


Family of woman killed by Red Line train sues CTA, security company  Chicago Tribune

The husband of a woman who was killed by a Red Line train after she dropped her phone on the tracks has sued the CTA and a security company for ...


Smartphones and sensors could spell an end to ticket lines at transport hubs  CNBC

Tech is changing the way we pay for goods and services.


TransNamib’s freight revenue up 8% but needs N$1.5 billion to fix trains  New Era Live

WINDHOEK – TransNamib has grown freight revenue by more than eight percent since it closed all its road transportation services to focus on its core business ...


Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week  MassLive.com

SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train *service* between the city's Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield could begin as soon as Aug. 30. But the ...


Minister axes Southeastern rail franchise bid and vows better service for commuters  Evening Standard

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today axed a contest to run a busy London rail *service* as he vowed to “bring punctuality back to Britain's railways”.


Indian Railways prepares new tender guidelines for semi-high speed train  Urban Transport News

The Indian Railways is planning to procure more Vande Bharat Express trainsets through new tender guidelines being prepared by the RDSO.


AK Railroad north of Denali closed  KTUU.com

A section of the Alaska Railroad is shut down north of Denali Park due to the failure of a retaining wall, the railroad said Friday night.


US railroads continue to deteriorate compared to trucks for freight transfer  Railway Technology

US railroads are increasingly witnessing a fall in their cost advantage for domestic shipping compared to trucks, according to a report by global business ...


Public transport chaos set to hit Melbourne as tram staff follow train operators into shutdown  Herald Sun

Public transport passengers are in for a week of pain, with train and tram staff set to strike later this month over new workplace deals.


GTR seeking answers on train power shutdown  Transport Network

The country's biggest rail franchise has promised to carry out a full investigation to establish why its new flagship trains shut down and would not restart after ...


Canadian Transcontinental Railway Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance  Cointelegraph

Canadian Pacific railway has joined a blockchain-for-transport group which aims to develop the technology for freight, logistics and supply chains.


Festivals rush and bad weather push Scots rail workers to 'breaking point'  The Scotsman

Rail workers are 'at breaking point' after bad weather brought chaos to the tracks and visitor numbers were up by 20 per cent due to the Edinburgh festivals, ...


Houston area voters will have $3.5 billion decision about future of transit on November ballot  Houston Chronicle

Metro is asking for borrowing authority for first phase of billions in new bus lines, improved *service* and light rail to key places, promising they can do it without a ...


Maharashtra CM unveils Rolling Stock train model for Mumbai Metro Line 3  Urban Transport News

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has unveiled the rolling stock train model for Mumbai Metro Line-3 in presence of Ashwini Bhide, MD & senior officials.


NS Promotes Allen Sutherland, Farrell  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern on Aug. 14 announced promotions for two senior-level managers, effective Aug. 16: Vanessa Allen Sutherland and Michael Farrell.


Tensions rise at northern leaders' transport meeting as Greater Manchester mayor refuses to back plan for high speed rail station  Yorkshire Post

It was a moment of great symbolism as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his first major policy speech at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum to ...


The Wait Is Over: New MBTA Orange Line Train Goes Live on Wednesday  Boston magazine

The first set of brand-new Orange Line train cars will go live on Wednesday, the MBTA was set to announce at a Monday meeting.


So what just happened with Britain's membership of Interrail?  CityMetric

The Interrail pass, which allows European citizens to travel around 31 different countries by train and ferry, was first launched in 1972. Since then Europe's trains ...


Rail management meet police over officers’ actions in MTR stations  South China Morning Post

Unions say MTR bosses discussed force's controversial actions with police management and how staff and passenger safety might be ensured. Police are under ...


Hemphill Heading Uinta Basin Railway Project  RailwayAge Magazine

Rio Grande Pacific Corp. has named rail industry veteran Mark Hemphill to lead development and construction of the Uinta Basin Railway project, a $1.5 billion ...


After Samjhauta, Thar Express service to Pakistan also stopped  BusinessLine

Transport services that enable people to move between India and Pakistan will further dwindle with Indian Railways announcing closure of the Thar Express ...


Irish Rail losses up slightly despite record passenger numbers  The Irish Times

Fare revenue up but State-owned railway company records 2018 deficit just above €1m.


BRX Purchases Pioneer  RailwayAge Magazine

Related Fund Management, Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners LLC have acquired Pioneer Railcorp, a railroad holding company that ...


Hong Kong's main public train system struggles to serve commuters amid protests  CNBC

Hong Kong's rail system MTR has been disrupted on multiple occasions by demonstrators in the last two months, amid large protests that have plagued the city.


High-speed trains to nowhere: Australia's long-running rail fail  The Guardian

Ambitious high-speed links between capital cities have been proposed for decades, but never built. Are shorter regional routes a better way forward? Australia's ...


The Future Of Train Travel Is Here With Virgin Trains USA  Forbes

Taking a relaxing trip by rail or hopping on a high-speed commuter train to the next city is common in Europe and Asia, but it's a foreign idea for most Americans.


Chennai Metro rail gives free ride to commuters due to server snag  Economic Times

Hit by a malfunction in its fare collection system for about two and half hours on Saturday morning, Chennai Metro Rail allowed commuters to use the services ...


SBB finds problems with Swiss train doors after deadly accident  The Local Switzerland

Ten days after a Swiss train conductor was killed after being caught in a defective train door and dragged along, the national rail operator SBB has identified ...


Boris Johnson appoints arch-critic of HS2 as transport adviser  The Guardian

The prospects for survival of the high-speed rail line HS2 look slimmer after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, appointed an arch-critic as transport adviser.


PowerHaul locos delivered to Turkish private operator  Railway Gazette International

TURKEY: Wabtec and Tülomsaş have delivered five PowerHaul diesel-electric locomotives to Körfez Ulaştırma, the rail transport subsidiary of oil...


Report: MTA ignored warnings about overtime  Newsday

Antiquated record-keeping systems, arcane union work rules, and management's failure to address years of warnings by auditors and watchdogs have resulted ...


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