ZDM-German Railways (DB) and Siemens Mobility presented the 100th high-speed ICE 4 train in Mainz, named Rheinland-Pfalz after the federal state of which Mainz is the capital. By the end of 2024, DB will receive the last of the 137 ICE 4 trains ordered by Siemens Mobility in various configurations. DB […]
Alstom has opened a training center in Baku. The solemn event was attended by representatives of the French Embassy in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The opening of the center is part of Alstom’s program to support the development of the country’s railway industry. The center, created with […]
ÖBB’s existing night train fleet were converted into multifunctional couchette cars. The newly designed four-seater compartments with fitted beds are intended to increase travel comfort, especially for families – for example with parking spaces for prams. Bicycles can also be taken along and there should be free WiFi and charging options using […]
After two years of online activity, the UIC Passenger Department is eager and delighted to be holding the fifth Training on Commuter and Regional Train Services, in-person, at UIC HQ in Paris. OBJECTIVES Offer an accurate and comprehensive overview of Commuter and Regional Train Systems all around the world and […]
The Biden-Harris administration is committed to working with the continent to address all these issues, particularly within the framework of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063- Mrs Kamala Harris
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 […]