CANARAIL TO DO TANZANIAN STUDY

03/04/2012 (Railways Africa - South Africa): The Canadian consultancy Canarail has been awarded a $(Canadian) 4 million contract to undertake studies for the second phase of the proposed new standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Rwanda and Burundi....

N. Korea-Russia railway may open in Oct.

03/04/2012 (The China Post):SEOUL -- North Korea and Russia will reopen a cross-border railway in October after four years of work, Pyongyang's official news agency said Monday...

Rail to link Dubai-Abu Dhabi in 2016

04/03/2012 (Emirates 24/7 News):A multi-billion dollar inter-emirate rail network project will link the country’s two main emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2016 before it is extended to other parts in 2018, the semi official daily Alittihad said on Wednesday....

Etihad Rail leads safety and security delegation visit to Europe

11/04/2012 (WAM - Abu Dhabi) -- Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - has just returned from leading an extensive delegation visit with the Supreme Committee for Safety '&' Security to review best practice in the field of rail security....

Turkey, China mull $35 bln joint high-speed railway project

13/04/2012 (Todays Zaman - Turkey): Yıldırım was in China to accompany Erdoğan and a large group of businessmen, in the first visit on the prime ministerial level in 27 years to the East Asian country. Endeavoring to create a market in European countries, China considers Turkey an area to promote itself with large-scale projects. With the planned connection of the Marmaray project under the Bosporus to the Edirne-Kars railway, a train line from China to Spain and England would be completed....

Three Euro railway firms to bid for TRAINOSE

14/04/2012 (Ekathimerini - Greece):Three European railway companies are interested in buying all or part of Greece's railway business, as the debt-laden country sells assets to satisfy its lenders, people familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

Russia is considering buying the entire Greek railway network and its operator TRAINOSE, while Romania's largest private railway company, Grup Feroviar Roman (GFR), has expressed interest in the cargo business, two high-level Greek officials said....

 

Railway between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to be commissioned in 2013

16/04/2013 (Trend - Azerbaijan):The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway designed to integrate the railway systems of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey will be fully commissioned in 2013, Azerbaijani Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov told Trend on Monday.

"The work under this project continues at a heightened pace, so that by year's end to ensure the connection of railway systems of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey," said the deputy minister. Panahov said the bulk of the work falls on the connecting tunnel between Turkey and Georgia...

 

No Russian, Turkish Interest in Buying Bulgaria's Railway Freight Co, Govt Says

19/04/2010 (Novinite.com - Bulgaria): Neither Russian, nor Turkish companies have declared any interest in buying the state-owned BDZ Freight Services, the cargo company of the Bulgarian State Railways, according to Privatization Agency head Emil Karanikolov.

Karanikolov spoke Thusday on BNR after Wednesday's reports that Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi (Russian Railways), Russia's state-owned national rail carrier, wants to acquire Bulgarian State Railways' Freight Transport....

 

‘Rail is the future’ in ME transport sustainability

20/04/2012 (Saudi Gazette - Saudi Arabia):JEDDAH – In light of the Arab Spring and seismic shifts in availability of global finance, Middle East (ME) governments are placing more emphasis on social infrastructure to create sustainable communities, job opportunities and comfortable living, industry experts say...

Two new contracts for Thales Spain in Turkey

24/04/2012 (Spanish Railway News - Spain):Thales Spain has signed two new contracts with Turkish State Railways. The first contract covers a new phase in the construction of the high speed line between Ankara and Istanbul, with the signalling and automatic train protection system ETCS Level 1 for Phase IV of the line; and the second contract includes the system maintenance for Phase I of the same line...

China’s Land Bridge to Turkey Creates New Eurasian Geopolitical Potentials

28/04/2012 (The Market Oracle - UK): The prospect of an unparalleled Eurasian economic boom lasting into the next Century and beyond is at hand. The first steps binding the vast economic space are being constructed with a number of little-publicized rail links connecting China, Russia, Kazakhstan and parts of Western Europe. It is becoming clear to more people in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia including China and Russia that their natural tendency to build these markets faces only one major obstacle: NATO and the US Pentagon’s Full Spectrum Dominance obsession.  Rail infrastructure is a major key to building vast new economic markets across Eurasia....

Dreaming the impossible dream:Rail Travel from America to Russia and beyond

30/04/2012 (The Cutting Edge News - USA):The country’s budgets are balanced. Debt is low. Savings are piling up. Russians are getting their pre-recession mojo back. On the consumer end, sales of foreign cars made in Russia jumped 90 percent during the first quarter of 2012 over last year. In the Kremlin, leaders are thinking big again. In rapid succession, the government leaked a plan to create a “super agency” to develop the Russian Far East; President-elect Vladimir Putin vowed to spend $17 billion a year for new and improved railroads, and Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways, promoted a think big plan — a rail and tunnel link connecting Russia and the United States...