International Railway News …Headlines and Links…

Etihad Rail DB takes control of operation control centre in Mirfa
UAE’s national railway network operator Etihad Rail has handed over the operation control centre (OCC) in Mirfa to Etihad Rail DB, a joint venture between Etihad Rail and DB Schenker.

UK’s FirstGroup proposes new service on the East Coast main line
UK rail operator FirstGroup has decided to bid for a new service between London, North East England and Edinburgh, proposing low operation fares to capture market share from air travel.

Slovakia’s ZSSK Cargo sells wagon fleet to Cargo Wagon
ZSSK Cargo has sold its fleet of 12,450 standard freight wagons to Cargo Wagon, a new joint venture company founded to acquire the Slovakian state rail freight operator’s fleet.

UK’s Great Northern Great Eastern line to benefit from £280m improvement project
UK Rail Minister Claire Perry has launched a £280m government-funded project to enhance the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) line in Lincolnshire.




Questions raised over high speed rail safety after Amtrak crash.(KCRA Sacramento)(USA)

Amtrak Policy Reform Could Bring True High-Speed Rail to the Northeast Corridor.(Mobilizing the Region (blog))

High speed rail to get new lease of life in state.(onmanorama)(India)

Japan Consortium keen to take up Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project.(The Dollar Business)

High-speed Rail to Link Beijing, Co-bidding 2022 Olympic City.(

Uzbekistan intends to buy high-speed trains in Spain.(Trend News Agency)


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