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.
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 […]
“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 […]
Albania is seeking to invest in its railway system in the near future, including here a route that will connect the coastal city of Durres and Kosovo’s capital, Prishtina. The Albanian Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Belinda Balluku announced that there is an agreement with the government of Kosovo to start working […]
ProRail has awarded Thales implementation of its European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Central Safety System (CSS) into the Dutch railway network. In the Netherlands, ProRail’s work covers 7,000 kilometres of track, building and managing train stations and regulating trains traffic (1.4 million journeys every working day). The contract […]
Since the inauguration of the railways by late King Abdulaziz more than 70 years ago, the Kingdom is experiencing a growth that has reached a rail network of more than 5,000 km
South Africa is on a renewed journey towards high speed rail. If China makes headway, that will prepare Beijing for bigger role in the African Continental High Speed Railway Project.