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Kazakhstan: Japanese business shows interest in the New Silk Way routes The “Development of transit container trains from Japan to Europe through China and Kazakhstan” Seminar was held on 25 April 2017 in Tokyo. The event was organised by representatives of the (...) Finland: International praise for the Finnish Hydrographic Office – Mr Juha Korhonen of the Finnish (...) On 2 May, Senior Engineer Juha Korhonen, recently retired from the Finnish Transport Agency, was awarded the Prince Albert 1st Medal for Hydrography at the IHO (International Hydrographic (...) Czech Republic: Victoria tunnel boring machine has has excavated a three-kilometre section of the (...) The second tunnel tube of the Ejpovice tunnel (part of Homolka) is almost 70% complete. These days, the Victoria tunnel boring machine has excavated nearly three kilometres of a (...) Chinese Taipei: TRA Train Step-less Project increases safety and convenience for passengers (...) In order to increase boarding quality for passengers, TRA is making efforts to remove the steps for 1,351 cars by 2020 in an attempt to reduce the gap between the cars and platforms. This action (...) Spain: Adif announces 25th anniversary of the Spanish High Speed network Adif is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of the Spanish high speed network, which started operating on 21 April 1992, when the first train ran on the Madrid-Seville line. This important (...) Belgium: SNCB fits three of its buildings out with 1,886 photovoltaic solar panels SNCB has just installed three sets of photovoltaic solar panels at its premises in Schaerbeek. Supplied by Orka, the 1,886 panels will enable SNCB to produce 500,000 kWh of electricity every (...) Ethiopia: Ethio-Djibouti railway commences regular test run The Ethio-Djibouti electric railway has started regular test runs from 9 May 2017, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation. Ethiopia and Djibouti had already established a joint company (...) Russia: Railways of Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Germany and Poland agree to develop (...) The President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov has signed a multilateral agreement with six other partners to deepen cooperation on the organisation of container trains between China and (...) China: China Railway deploys railway afforestation in 2017 Recently, China Railway has deployed railway afforestation work this year and called for further progress in the implementation of National Program for Afforestation (2016-2020) and Afforestation (...)
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