Roadway project helps agriculture to thrive

Roadway project helps agriculture to thrive Chinese company makes inroads in rural Kenya by building key international link for farm produce Kenya’s rural population is reaping big benefits from an infrastructure project undertaken by a Chinese company that is spurring growth in the local economy and accelerating integration with a neighboring country. China National Aero-Technology…

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Road tests encouraged for self-driving vehicles

Road tests encouraged for self-driving vehicles China issued a proposed regulation on Thursday making road tests of self-driving vehicles legal nationwide. It allows local governments to open public roads for self-driving vehicles tests and approve and issue road test car plates. The regulation, issued by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry and Information…

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China’s urban rail growth speeds up

Visitors look at the latest models of urban rail trains shown at the International Urban Rail Exhibition in Beijing.[Photo/Xinhua]   BEIJING – A total of 34 cities on the Chinese mainland had rail-based transit systems in operation by the end of last year, the China Association of Metros said Tuesday.   A total of 165…

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French rail workers take on Macron with mass strikes

Traffic is widely disrupted for 4.5m daily train passengers   PARIS – French rail workers kicked off three months of rolling strikes on Tuesday, part of a wave of industrial action that will test President Emmanuel Macron’s resolve to reshape France with reforms.   The strike caused major disruption for France’s 4.5 million daily train…

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PKP awards €539m GSM-R contract to Nokia-led consortium

A stock photo of a PKP train. Photo: Phil Richards. Nokia and its local partners Herkules, Pozbud and Wasko have signed a contract with Poland’s state-owned rail operator PKP to design, deliver and deploy GSM-R nationwide, as well as the necessary backhaul network.   Nokia has previously deployed four GSM-R turnkey projects in Poland over the…

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China to operate more ‘Fuxing’ bullet trains

China will operate more “Fuxing” bullet trains everyday as a new train diagram will be put into operation beginning April 10.   According to China Railway Corp, the national railway operator, China will begin carrying out the new train diagram with adjustments to routes, speeds and train numbers.   The diagram shows that eight pairs…

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ProRail opens northernmost Dutch railway

  ProRail has officially opened the Netherlands’ most northerly stretch of railway between Roodeschool and Eemshaven.   It is the first addition to the Dutch railway network since the Hanze line opened in 2012.   ProRail said the line was unique, as part of it runs over the dike on an embankment to the harbour, allowing…

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