Rail Infrastructure

What’s causing Germany’s mass transport strikes?

Failed negotiations over wages and working conditions between German transport unions, rail companies, and airlines will see employees continue strikes…

The top 10 longest railway tunnels in the world

Railways tend to work best when they are reasonably flat and level, but unfortunately for engineers, the world was not…

SNCF outlines action plan after train breakdown on Paris – Clermont line

French national rail operator SNCF has outlined an action plan to address issues on its central Paris to Clermont-Ferrand line…

Queensland proposes direct line to Brisbane for Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Government in Australia has outlined its plans for a Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line connecting some of the…

Rail Baltica Estonia signs new construction contracts 

The four-nation Rail Baltica infrastructure project has signed two new construction contracts for sections of its mainline through Estonia.  The…

Union Pacific reveals details of $3.4bn capital investment plan

US railroad company Union Pacific will invest $3.4bn into its infrastructure, rolling stock and technology over the next year, the…

DB upgrades must not become “valley of death” for German rail – Güterbahnen

German rail freight industry organisation Die Güterbahnen has expressed concerns over the proposed “general renovation” of the country’s rail infrastructure,…

Birmingham University research centre to work with JR East

The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) will work with East Japan Railway Company (JR East)…

Liberia’s government to explore Liberty Corridor project with US’ HPX

US mining company High Power Exploration (HPX) will enter negotiations with the Government of Liberia and the Guma Africa Group on…

Network Rail finishes £375m signalling upgrade in Wokingham 

UK rail owner Network Rail has completed work on a £375m ($472m) project to install digital signalling equipment in the…

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