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RZD Logistics to speak about advantages of logistic outsourcing for cargo owners on 29 Sept

Pavel Lagov, Sales Director at JSC "Russian Railways Logistics» will make a presentation about advantages of logistic outsourcing for cargo owners and optimization of rail transportation expenses. The presentation will be made within the frames of the 6th International conference “Rail... 2015-08-28

Gothenburg Central’s five-year signalling upgrade complete

A five-year project to upgrade the signalling system at Gothenburg Central which will almost double the station’s capacity has been completed, reports Global Rail News. In partnership with infrastructure manager Trafikverket, Bombardier has upgraded the legacy interlocking system at the... 2015-08-28

Kyrgyzstan accession to EAEC boosts trade

Accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union /EAEU/ has boosted trade with the member countries of the union, the data published by the Republic's Ministry of Economy shows, TASS reports. According to the statement, since the opening of the customs border with Kazakhstan on August 12... 2015-08-27

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company plans to sell at least 100 SSJ 100 airliners in near future

The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company plans to sell at least 100 SSJ 100 airliners in near future, Boris Alyoshin, chairman of the company’s board of directors told reporters on Tuesday, TASS reports. He was speaking at the MAKS-2015 air show, which is underway in the town of Zhukovsky in the... 2015-08-26

PKP Cargo signs research agreement

PKP Cargo has signed an agreement with Poland’s National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) to jointly invest PKN 30 million in developing Poland’s rail freight transport sector, reports Global Rail News. The scheme, which will invite proposals from both academic and industrial... 2015-08-26

ARTC selects network telecomms supplier

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), which manages an 8,500-kilometre national rail freight network, has awarded a 10-year telecomms contract to Telstra, reports Global Rail News. The “multi-million dollar” deal will support the supply, maintenance and enhancement of the... 2015-08-26

A four-day strike on London’s subway set to start Tuesday was postponed until September

A four-day strike on London’s subway set to start Tuesday was postponed until September after unions said progress was achieved in talks with management over a planned Night Tube service, Bloomberg reports, TASS reports. Industrial action has been rescheduled for Sept. 8 and 10, days before... 2015-08-25

Strategy to address UK rail skills shortage

Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan has been appointed by the UK government to produce a strategy to address the sector’s substantial skills challenge, reports Global RailNews. During a visit to the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton, which is due to open in October,... 2015-08-24

Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine intends to corporatize state-owned enterprise "Ukrzaliznytsya"

Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine corporatize the state railway company "Ukrzaliznytsia", the head of the Ministry Andrei Pivovarsky said in an interview with 5 TV Channel, TASS reports. According to the official, the process of transformation of Ukrzaliznytsya into a joint-stock company will... 2015-08-20

Russian Railways’ Yakunin could supervise of transportation sector if elected to Federation Council

Russian Railways’ President Vladimir Yakunin could be in charge for transportation industry issues if he is elected as a senator to the Federation Council from the Kaliningrad region, Vadim Tyulpanov from the Federation Council Committee said in a radio interview on Monday, reports TASS. The... 2015-08-18

Kiev closes some transport corridors to DPR, LPR

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has announced the closure of several transport corridors to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR), reports TASS. "In connection with the risk of death for citizens, transport corridors through the... 2015-08-18

Washington allows Shell to drill for oil in Arctic

The US presidential administration has issued a permit to Royal Dutch Shell energy giant to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, TASS reports. "The Obama administration on Monday gave Shell the go-ahead to expand its multibillion-dollar attempt at Arctic offshore oil drilling," the report... 2015-08-18

SJ welcomes significant profits boost

Sweden’s rail operator, SJ, has recorded a substantial increase in profits in the first six months of this year, bolstered by improving passenger numbers on key routes, reports Global RailNews. SJ has reported a SEK 171 million increase in operating profits to SEK 330 million.... 2015-08-17

Latvia expects Russia to decide on lifting fish imports ban by end of week

Latvia expects Russia to decide on lifting the ban on fish imports in the end of this week, Arvids Zirnis, head of the department for control over animal products at Latvia’s food and veterinary agency told TASS. Zirnis said that his agency has sent the required Russian translations of... 2015-08-17

The fund owned by George Soros sold most of its shares in the Chinese online retailer Alibaba

The fund owned by the billionaire George Soros has sold most of its shares in the Chinese online retailer Alibaba, according to U.S. television channel KTLE, reports TASS. Presently Soros Fund Management holds shares worth USD 4.88 million. That is down from USD 370 million worth of... 2015-08-17

Volga-Dnepr Gulf (VDG) has signed a contract with Malaysian charter operator Eagle Express

Volga-Dnepr Gulf (VDG), which represents Volga-Dnepr Technics in the Middle East region, has signed a contract with Malaysian charter operator Eagle Express to provide maintenance services for the airline’s Boeing 747-400 fleet. Work under the contract will be carried out in Volga-Dnepr... 2015-08-17

Tender for Istanbul’s Gayrettepe – 3rd Airport metro line construction to be launched next year

Preliminary project analysis for Gayrettepe – 3rd Airport metro line has been launched, declared Feridun Bilgin, the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Communication for Anadolu Agency.  The project construction work will be completed within 1 year, and the tender for the... 2015-08-17

​Big, slow state-owned Ukrzaliznytsya getting better, railways chief says

Where the world sees a slow, aging network of trains and a bloated workforce, Olexander Zavgorodnyi, the head of the state railway monopoly Ukrzaliznytsya, sees progress and potential, reports Kyiv Post. “Ukrainian railways is a developed company, we are not backward. We start and... 2015-08-14

Germany and France still trying to kill the PSO issues and keep their monopolies

Germany and France, whilst still opposing the 4th RP in the Council and Parliament, are already making sure it will have no effect in bringing competition to PSO contracts in their countries, reports Think Railways. In France, many regions have been persuaded by SNCF to enter into PSO contracts... 2015-08-13

DSB appoints programme director to lead procurement of electric trains

Danish State Railways (DSB) has appointed Jürgen Müller to take a lead on the procurement of electric trains to replace DSB’s diesel fleet, reports GlobalRailNews. Müller, who joins from McKinsey & Company, Sweden, will join DSB on October 1 as a procurement... 2015-08-10