South Africa’s White Paper on National Rail Policy aims to give a strategic direction for South African rail development. The white paper sets out a focus on redressing the importance of rail over road in passenger and freight movement. It seeks to ensure rail contributes to the economy while helping to meet […]
The White Paper was gazetted on 12th May 2022 for implementation and is accessible to the South African public.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hailed the contract as the beginning of a new era for rail in Egypt and beyond.
“The project will bring benefit to the southern region of the country, mainly for Huíla, which has become a revolving market place in Southern Africa, with regular movements of buses and trucks from Namibia and South Africa”
Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive adaptation measures now, according to new research. The ‘Tomorrow’s Railway and Climate Change Adaptation’ project, delivered for RSSB by an Arup-led consortium, has found that climate change […]
Eleven companies and joint ventures have prequalified to bid for the first phase of Bahrain’s long-planned metro system. The scheme, which is expected to have a total length of 109km and a cost of $2bn, is to be implemented in four stages. The first will involve building two lines with a total […]
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has congratulated the incoming Labor Federal Government on their election this week. ARA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the rail industry looked forward to working with the incoming Government on advancing a strong rail industry to support Australia’s growth and prosperity. “The rail industry […]
SITARAIL’s technical team has carried out major work to consolidate and secure the steel deck bridge (PTM) of PK 984+950 located in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso. This work, which required impressive logistics technology, is part of the continued execution of the maintenance and modernization program for the company’s railway […]
“A separate order for 8,000 forged wheels for Vande Bharat has also placed with the same Chinese firm,” said the official. Synopsis “While commercial operations of the plant commenced in September 2021, due to operational issues, the RINL plant is not being run as of now. Regular wheel supplies from […]
Railway contractor VolkerRail has been fined £550,000 after a worker suffered a broken pelvis and several broken ribs when he was buried after the wall of a trench collapsed, Constructionmanagement.co.uk has reported. VolkerRail pleaded guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 after an […]