Nepal railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Nepal.

  • India to Nepal passenger train service inauguration

    India – Nepal broad gauge passenger train service launched


    NEPAL: Cross-border passenger services from Jayanagar in the Indian state of Bihar to Janakpur and Kurtha in Nepal were inaugurated on April 2, with the dispatch of the first train on the 34·9 km cross-border railway following conversion to 1 676 mm gauge. The first train ...

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    Cross-acceptance accord to boost Nepalese rail freight


    NEPAL: Rail freight movements between India and Nepal are set to increase following the signing of a cross-acceptance agreement as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy to enhance regional connectivity. The two countries have agreed to permit the international operation of wagons authorised by the other ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    On August 28 Container Corp of India celebrated the introduction of containers fitted with an electronic cargo tracking system on the route from Visakhapatnam Port to the container terminal at Birgunj in Nepal. OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link and Illinois Railway businesses have been awarded grants under the Federal Railroad Administration’s ...

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli witness the signing of the co-operation accords in Beijing on June 21. (Photo: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock)

    Kathmandu rail link accord signed


    ASIA: Construction of a trans-Himalayan rail link connecting China and Nepal is expected to be completed within seven years, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on June 21. No fewer than 14 separate co-operation agreements were signed during a visit to Beijing by Nepalese ...

  • ‘International rail transport connectivity can potentially become one of the largest sources of growth and development in southern Asia’, said India’s Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu.

    Istanbul – Dhaka – Yangon corridor plan to improve South Asia rail connectivity


    ASIA: Officials and policy makers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey attended a conference on March 15-16 to discuss proposals to improve international rail connectivity in South & Southwest Asia. The event in Delhi was organised by United Nations Economic & Social Commission ...

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    Ambitious railway plans in Kathmandu


    NEPAL: The Department of Railways expects to appoint consultants this month to undertake detailed studies for an electrified east-west railway in the central valley and a Kathmandu metro. Chungsuk Engineering, Scott Wilson and Systra have reportedly been shortlisted to prepare a detailed project report for the first phase of the ...