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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    Overcrowded, outdated and confusing, New York Penn Station has been roundly criticised in recent years as a symbol of the Big Apple’s inability to develop modern infrastructure.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.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    Feature articles in the August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International


    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Jumping on the night train News Main Line Urban Rail ...

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    Switzerland: Competitive stress


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways CEO Andreas Meyer believes that SBB could be forced into a position where it became a residual operator if the federal government were to pursue further its policy of on-rail competition. In an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung on May 29, ...

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    Casablanca – Kénitra upgrading starts


    MOROCCO: A ceremony on September 25 attended by King Mohammed VI marked the start of modernisation of the Casablanca – Kénitra main line to increase capacity by around 50%. National railway ONCF has cited strong growth in passenger numbers on the Tanger – Marrakech axis in recent years, driven by ...

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    HKX prepares to take on DB


    GERMANY: Open access operator Hamburg-Köln Express expects to launch revenue services between the two cities on July 23, having opened its ticket sales channels on July 4. HKX will initially operate one train per day from Monday to Wednesday in competition with Deutsche Bahn, serving six intermediate stations. Over the ...

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    Sochi’s swallow starts to fly


    RUSSIA: Trial running has started in Sochi with the first of 38 Lastochka EMUs being supplied by Siemens in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. The multiple-unit was due to be presented to RZD Vice-President Valentin Gapanovich and Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov by the head of ...

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    Jakarta - Bandung fast line study


    INDONESIA: A Japanese consortium is to undertake a pre-feasibility study into a proposed 144 route-km fast passenger line between Jakarta and Bandung for opening by 2018. Following a co-operation agreement between the Indonesian government and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Transportation & Tourism, the study will be carried out by ...