CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) will begin a feasibility study early next year of what is billed as the world's longest high speed railway – a 2174km line connecting the Indian capital, New Delhi, with the southern port city of Chennai at an estimated cost of Rs 2 trillion ($US 32.3bn).
THE president of Togo Mr Faure Gnassingbé and his Ghanaian counterpart Mr John Dramani inaugurated the first rail connection between the two countries on November 27, when they officially launched a 3km link between the Togo National Railways (SNCT) network in the capital Lomé and Aflao in Ghana.
THE leaders of some of Europe's top freight and logistics, and passenger associations have urged members of the European Union (EU) Transport Council to adopt the political pillar of the Fourth Railway Package (FRP).
MEXICO's Secretariat of Transport & Communications (SCT) has awarded Alstom and Spanish construction company OHL a combined Pesos 6.45bn ($US 473.2m) contract to provide rolling stock and electrification for the light rail Line 3 project in Guadalajara.
BRITISH transport minister Baroness Kramer announced on November 28 that the Department for Transport has allocated £16m to fund the electrification of the 16km Oxenholme – Windermere line in northwest England.