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Kazakhstan: Interfacing of the “Nurly Zhol” program and the “Silk Road Economic Belt” initiative provides (...) On 8 June, with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping a videoconference was held on (...) Beer train keeps 5000 lorries off the road annually The pressure on our roads increases daily. This causes ever-longer traffic jams, increased mobility problems and negative environmental effects. But something can be done about it: for example by (...) China: Yunnan’s largest railway hub put into use On 31 May, the six railways connecting Kunming and Shanghai, Nanning and Chengdu were finally integrated to the “six yards of three levels” of Kunmingdong Railway Station, marking a decisive (...) Russia: Russian Railways and Indian Railways sign agreement to develop feasibility study for (...) Russian Railways’ President Oleg Belozerov and the Indian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Pankaj Saran have signed an agreement between India’s Ministry of Railways and Russian Railways on the preparation (...) United States: Amtrak to operate qualifying trains for new Roanoke service Amtrak, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and Norfolk Southern, will begin operating non-scheduled trains on Monday, June 5. These trains (...) United Kingdom: Guidance on transition design for the rail industry ​RSSB guidance on transition design to help the rail industry prepare for transitions between Class B (AWS and TPWS) and ETCS (European Train Control System), has been published. ​Following train (...) Finland: Time travel in Finland – Finnish Transport Agency launches story map of transport (...) The Finnish Transport Agency has created a story map featuring the history of our transport routes in words and pictures using a map application. The aim is to inspire people travelling in (...) United States: U.S. Department of Transportation announces $197 million in grants for Positive Train (...) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on May 31 the grant recipients who will receive $197 million in (...) Australia: Trial of an active ‘Expect Trains’ sign for passive level crossings with (...) ACRI and KiwiRail are finalising the reports of two aligned projects evaluating the effects of a new active sign for passive level crossings. The safety of level crossings is a high priority for (...)
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