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China: CR targets modal shift as bulk traffic plateaus


Rapid increases in container transport and Eurasian landbridge traffic have helped to boost China’s rail freight sector, with improved port links and high speed parcels traffic seen as drivers for future growth. Andrew Benton investigates.

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New York: From Penn Station to Empire Complex


Overcrowded, outdated and confusing, New York Penn Station has been roundly criticised in recent years as a symbol of the Big Apple’s inability to develop modern infrastructure. But multiple improvement projects are now underway, raising hopes that a more spacious and comfortable hub could yet emerge. Nick Kingsley reports from Manhattan.

China high speed

World Speed Survey 2019


With 350 km/h operations restored on the Beijing – Shanghai highspeed line, China has outstripped all its competitors with the fastest trains attaining start-to-stop averages well over 300 km/h. Jeremy Hartill* has compiled our biennial world speed survey.


Comment: Jumping on the night train


After years of decline, overnight trains in Europe could be on the cusp of a renaissance. Rail is increasingly being hailed as a sustainable alternative to short-haul flying, encouraged in part by the flygskam (flight shaming) movement that originated in Sweden, and bolstered by the success of ÖBB’s revamped Nightjet ...

August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.

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Legal row over track safety rule change


BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel said on July 30 that it had been forced to defend itself and changes in its maintenance policy in a case brought before the Brussels Francophone Business Court by freight operator Lineas. Services run by Lineas and other operators had been affected by an unexpected change ...

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