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Canada's Unifor and CN Rail fail to reach labor agreement

  Unifor, Canada's largest private sector workers' union, said it was unable to reach agreement with Canadian National Railway Co after months of negotiations, reports Reuters.   Unifor, which has five collective agreements with CN Rail, had opened talks in September on contracts for... 2014-12-19

Qatar: Rail projects to cut two million km of travel by car per day

The Doha Metro and rails projects, once completed, will cut two million kilometres of travel by car per day and reduce 258,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, a senior official of Qatar Rail has said. “When the Metro has been built and put into place, we need a mindset and attitude shift from the... 2014-12-15

Southern Rail going up for sale

With its iconic vintage railcars, roaring fireplaces and Art Deco decor, Southern Rail has long commanded one corner of the Carr Mill Mall complex in Carrboro. Along with The Station, the historic train-depot-turned-bar that has hosted acts like Nick Lowe, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Dex Romweber... 2014-12-09

France rail operator SNCF to pay 49 million euros to US Holocaust victims

US Holocaust survivors and their families are set to receive compensation of a 49-million-euro accord from SNCF. The French train operator was involved in the deportation of some 76,000 Jews during Nazi occupation, reports Deutsche Welle. France and the US signed a 49-million-euro ($60-million)... 2014-12-09

Yakunin re-elected UIC chairman

THE International Union of Railways (UIC) has re-elected Dr Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways (RZD), as its chairman for a second two-year term during its 85th general assembly which was held on December 3 in Paris, reports IRJ. Speaking at the event, Yakunin highlighted the... 2014-12-05

China: Corrupt rail official's mistress gets prison

China has stepped up its fight against corrupt officials and those near them, judicial experts said, after a Beijing court sentenced the mistress of a former railway official on Tuesday, reports ChinaDaily. Luo Fei, the mistress of Zhang Shuguang, former deputy chief engineer of the transport... 2014-12-03

Indiana Rail Road's founder will step down

Indiana Rail Road's founder, Thomas G. Hoback, will retire as president and CEO next June, reports IndyStar. Hoback, 67, will be replaced by Peter Mills, 49, an Indiana Rail Road board member who is vice president of finance operations for CSX Transportation. Mills will step down from CSX, where... 2014-12-03

Railway workers on strike in Georgia

Georgian railway workers have been holding a strike for five days now and the situation is getting even more tense, local media report. About 6 thousand people, or 50 percent of the employees of Georgian Railways, are taking part in the protest campaign. The workers demand additional payments... 2014-12-01