All articles by Alex Blair

Alex Blair

Alex Blair is a UK-based reporter for GlobalData Media. He writes on topics including conflict, geopolitics, defence and sport.

Signal: UK rail passengers “paying 10% premium for food” – regulator

The UK’s Office of Rail and Road regulator has called for greater competition in railway station catering.

Signal: Morocco to acquire 168 trains in preparation for World Cup

Only Egypt has been more active in North African transport deals than Morocco over the past two years.

Theme focus: Paris transport “will not be ready” for Olympics – Mayor

Mayor Hidalgo said trains will be insufficient in a further blow to the beleaguered Paris 2024.

Local outcry against Mexico’s Panama Canal rail alternative

The CIIT has created 800 direct jobs and 2,400 indirect jobs in a deprived part of the country, project leaders said.

Signal: EU takes Spain to court over railway regulation breaches

The European Union says Spain must defend failure to uphold a “single European railway area” in the Court of Justice.

Turkey moves against Europe with trade corridor alternative to IPEC

President Erdogan says Ankara may “part ways with the EU” as G20-supported shipping and rail corridor proposes to bypass Turkey.

Signal: EU, USA, India, Saudi Arabia and UAE agree on rail and shipping corridor

Biden capitalises on Xi’s and Putin’s absence at G20 to counter influence against China’s Belt and Road project in the oil-rich region.

Signal: Indian Railways pledges $3.9bn as first female CEO takes charge

Jaya Varma Sinha’s appointment as Chairman and CEO has seen Indian Railway Finance Corporation share prices rise dramatically.

Signal: China-Europe rail freight traffic increases 27% in H1 2023

The Shenyang Puhe station’s opening in March has been a key driver of China-Europe rail activity.

Tweets of the week: public outcry as HS2 pronounced “unachievable”

The UK government’s infrastructure watchdog has cast further doubt over the controversial high-speed line.