France ready to invest in Lyon-Turin rail link study

France is ready to invest EUR 130 million in the detailed study on the Lyon-Turin rail link and has submitted a request for EUR 90 million in funding to the European Commission. Paris had a deadline of 30 January 2024 (Tuesday) to submit to Brussels an application for co-financing of the detailed feasibility study of…

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Romania to buy PESA EMU’s from Poland

Romania is the second country after the Czech Republic to buy polish PESA EMU ‘s , as the central European country has a framework contract for 200 units due in 2021. On Tuesday at the Ministry of Transport ARF signed the purchase contract for 62 regional trains, which brings the value of the traction rolling…

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Chongqing, Chengdu handle over 5,300 China-Europe freight train trips in 2023

CHONGQING — China’s Chongqing and Chengdu together handled over 5,300 China-Europe freight train trips in 2023, according to Yuxinou (Chongqing) Logistics Co Ltd. More than 430,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo were transported by China-Europe freight trains from these two cities last year, the company added. The China-Europe freight train services handled by the…

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Alstom delivers Coradia trains to DB Regio Germany

Alstom delivers Coradia trains. Alstom, a leading company in the field of intelligent and sustainable mobility, is supplying 18 modern electric Coradia Max trains with multiple units to DB Regio AG. The order comprises nine three-car trains and nine five-car trains, which will initially start operating on the popular RE1 regional express line between Hamburg…

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China-built railway fast-tracks opportunities for Kenyan youth

A delegation of envoys visits the dispatch center at Nairobi railway station of the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway in Nairobi, Kenya, in October. WANG GUANSEN/XINHUA NAIROBI — Dennis Ogeto’s humble upbringing in a rural hamlet in western Kenya could not stop him from dreaming big. Now, this dream of a better life is coming true thanks…

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China’s high-speed rail extends up to 45,000 km

A high-speed train departs from Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Tuesday morning, heading east for the coastal city of Shanwei. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] China’s high-speed railway network has extended up to 45,000 kilometers by the end of last year, with the nation’s overall railway system reaching 159,000 km, according to China State Railway Group on…

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