AUSTRALIA: Aurizon has taken delivery of the first four of 10 diesel locomotives which UGL’s Newcastle factory is supplying for hauling copper, lead, zinc and grain trains in New South Wales and Western Australia.
KAZAKHSTAN: The second stage of the Dostyk TransTerminal container terminal at the break-of-gauge on Kazakhstan’s border with China has opened, doubling capacity.
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UK: Work is underway to fit more than 15 000 wagons and freight locomotives with radio frequency identification tags for use by lineside readers at 22 wheelset monitoring locations.
SOUTH AFRICA: A White Paper on National Rail Policy has set out the Department of Transport’s ambitions to make rail the backbone of the transport network by 2050.
ITALY: New organisational and governance structures and a focus on sustainability are the centrepieces of a €190bn business plan for 2022-31 unveiled by national railway FS Group.
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