Xinjiang railway freight up 10.6% in Q3

A China-Europe freight train bound for Almaty, Kazakhstan sets out from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on May 25, 2019. [Photo/xjdaily.com] URUMQI – Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region saw its railway freight volume top 45.8 million tons in the third quarter of 2020, up 10.6 percent year-on-year, railway authorities said Saturday. The volume of…

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Climate change ‘poses risk to rail safety’

▲Emergency services inspect the site, following the derailment of the ScotRail train which cost the lives of three people, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain August 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]   British railways operator Network Rail has admitted that severe weather caused by climate change is becoming an increasing challenge when maintaining the country’s transport infrastructure, after…

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