Due to emerging trends, rail may have the strength to position itself as one of the preferred choices of transport of the future, helping to solve many longstanding challenges in passenger transport. This report examines passenger rail’s current status and the measures operators have taken to restore rail travel to […]
The 30-year concession, with the potential of a 20-year extension, has been awarded to a consortium comprising Trafigura Pte Ltd (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao Africa SA (“Mota-Engil”), an international construction and infrastructure management company and Vecturis SA, an independent rail operator.
Two EMD GT26CW’s (60-542 and an unidentified second unit) of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways with a freight train near Mohammad Abad between Tehran and Qom, Iran. © David Gubler via Wikimedia Commons. The first test rail shipment between Russia and India via Iran completed its journey reaching Mumbai last […]
The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) is reconsidering Chinese loans for three railway projects after Beijing failed to act on funding requests by the Duterte administration, the Philippine News Agency reports. The three schemes affected are the Subic–Clark Railway, the South Long-Haul Project and the Mindanao Railway Project. Cesar Chavez, the DOTr’s undersecretary for railways, said negotiations […]
The Maghreb line is part of a plan to construct a 1,300km high-speed network between Morocco’s major cities.
The 2nd African Rail Digital Congress entitled “Accelerating digital transformation in Africa: what are the challenges for railways?”, will take place on the 17th – 20th October 2022 in Tunis. After the first congress took place in 2019 in Cape Town, this summit will bring together railway executives, politicians, industry […]
China is again increasing infrastructure spending to bolster economic growth amid the continuing drag of Covid-19 and a weakening global economy, with observers noting a corresponding rise in debt. The official Xinhua news agency notes that capital spending on infrastructure rose almost 7% during the first five months of 2022 compared with […]
The Royal Commission for the Development of Al-Ula (RCU), a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance located in northwestern Saudi Arabia, is planning to build a 50km-long tram-train line that will link the ancient city of Al-Ula with archaeological sites. parks and tourist areas of the Hijaz region. The […]
Next question for Uinta Basin Railway: Who’s paying for multi-billion-dollar project state says is needed to increase Utah oil production? | The Salt Lake Tribune) The proposed Uinta Basin Railway cleared its last major regulatory hurdle this week when the U.S. Forest Service dismissed an objection to a right of way it granted […]
While the commitment to high-speed continues, commuter, regional and freight lines are still waiting for the necessary aid to promote sustainable mobility throughout the territory.