Thoughts return to stronger rail options

Thoughts return to stronger rail options

The recent Suez Canal blockage may prompt governments to consider further development of multimodal transportation of goods, with different trans-continental rail routes.
Influencing regional rail through new technology

Influencing regional rail through new technology

Southeast Asian countries are seeking international co-operation in the field of rail financing and technology in order to boost transportation infrastructure development.
ASEAN expo steps up rail revolution

ASEAN expo steps up rail revolution

In the wake of the growing ­demand for infrastructure development to ­increase regional rail connectivity, more international businesses are rushing to seek new opportunities in the local railway industry to benefit from Vietnam’s open investment policy.
1 million euros raised for striking French rail workers

1 million euros raised for striking French rail workers

A fund set up to compensate striking French rail workers for their wage losses passed the 1-million-euro (US$1.2-million) mark on Friday (May 4), a month after they began disrupting train services over the government's planned overhaul of the railways.
Siemens on track in Hawaii

Siemens on track in Hawaii

Siemens Group will electrify the first rail rapid transit line on Hawaii.
Siemens rolls out light rail in US

Siemens rolls out light rail in US

German-invested Siemens Company will supply another 18 light rail cars to the US’s Portland city.
49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash

49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash

A packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour Wednesday, leaving at least 49 dead, 600 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.
Spain wins Saudi rail contract for pilgrim route

Spain wins Saudi rail contract for pilgrim route

Spanish companies beat French rivals to a contract to build a high-speed railway on the Muslim pilgrim route between Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, authorities said Wednesday.
Siemens supplies Atlanta with the American type S70 LRT vehicles

Siemens supplies Atlanta with the American type S70 LRT vehicles

Siemens has been awarded the contract by regional operator Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to deliver four new type S70 streetcars worth about $17 million.
Biden unveils $53 billion rail plan

Biden unveils $53 billion rail plan

The Obama administration on Tuesday called on Congress to back a six-year, $53-billion-investment in high-speed, intercity rail, saying it was "dreaming big" on reinventing US infrastructure.