China wants to fund USD 1 billion Tanzania-Zambia railway

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has unveiled a USD 1 billion plan to finance the Tanzania-Zambia railway in southern Africa. The proposal, which was submitted to Zambian Transport Minister Frank Tayali, comes after technical inspection work began last December. The CCECC was requested following a decision by the two countries last September to…

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Safety advantage of China-Europe freight trains

The Red Sea crisis has caused container shipping costs between China and Europe to increase dramatically. As a result, demand for China-Europe freight trains has increased by 100 percent since the outbreak of the Red Sea crisis. The China-Europe freight train is an important channel for the transportation of goods between Asia and Europe, and…

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Norfolk Southern first to join FRA’s C3RS whistleblower pilot programme

The railroad will take part in a year-long pilot following Secretary Buttigieg’s call for railroads to join the programme in early 2023. The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has welcomed Norfolk Southern to a pilot programme testing its Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), allowing employees to confidentially report unsafe events. The programme is being enacted…

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A Moldova-Romania rail link almost abandoned due to lack of rolling stock

A Moldova-Romania rail link was almost abandoned for lack of rolling stock after a railcar broke down. On Wednesday, the State Railway Enterprise of Moldova (Calea Ferată din Moldova) announced that as of 5 February (Monday), the Chișinău (capital of Moldova) – Iași (north-eastern Romania) train will be suspended and passengers who have already bought…

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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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