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Colombo LRT line MoU signed by KCI Metro and GBK Consortium

KCI Metro Link Korea and the GBK Consortium, Korea recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake a feasibility study for a proposed LRT line from Negombo to Colombo via Bandaranaike International Airport as well as a mixed development …

  • Vistadome coaches introduced on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    Dakshina Kannada MP and State BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel said that by introducing Vistadome coaches on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains, the Railways is attempting to promote nature tourism together with religious tourism. Flagging off the maiden journey of Vistadome coaches …

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  • Rail companies unite to run Climate Train to Cop26

    Published on : Thursday, July 8, 2021

    In October, ProRail, NS, Eurostar, Avanti West Coast and Youth for Sustainable Travel will join forces to run a special ‘Climate Train’ to the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. Almost six years after the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, more …

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  • Webuild emerges and best bidder for Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project

    Published on : Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Webuild has emerged as the best bidder for a contract involving the design and construction of the Orsara-Hirpinia section on Italy’s Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project. Once awarded, the $1.23bn (€1.032bn) contract will involve Webuild managing works for Rete Ferroviaria Italiana …

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  • Germany plans to reopen 20 stretches of railways

    Published on : Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Germany’s national rail operator announced plans to reopen 20 stretches of railway around the country that have been closed over the years, a move intended to help get more people and freight on trains as the country steps up efforts …

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  • England launches new part-time rail season tickets

    Published on : Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    England has introduced new rail tickets, designed to match evolving working habits, for to commuters across the nation. They are aimed at commuters who only travel to work two or three days a week. The paperless tickets will allow travel …

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  • Amtrak Customers Can Tour the Country for One Low Fare with USA Rail Pass

    Published on : Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    With the relaunch of its USA Rail Pass, Amtrak is introducing a new and affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey across America. This new offering allows customers to take up to ten rides to see the country and …

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  • Amtrak Encourages Safe Travel During National Safety Month

    Published on : Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    June is National Safety Month and Amtrak is using the annual observance to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety onboard trains, in stations and around tracks this summer. “Safety will forever be indispensable, and we continue to …

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  • Aeroplan Partners with Rocky Mountaineer on Luxury Rail Vacations

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Air Canada announced today a new partnership for Aeroplan members to earn and redeem points, as well as enjoy premium benefits, when booking a new scenic rail journey with Rocky Mountaineer. Aeroplan members can earn up to 20,000 bonus points …

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  • Amtrak Seeks To Bring More Rail Service To More Communities

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Amtrak is initiating the work to deliver by 2035 more frequent, reliable and sustainable intercity passenger rail service to over 160 more communities and 20 million more passengers annually, as outlined in the Amtrak Corridor Vision released today. To be …

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  • More than 200 injured in Kuala Lumpur tunnel LRT train collision

    Published on : Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    On Monday evening, May 24, 2021, two light rail transit (LRT) passenger trains collided in an underground tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, injuring hundreds of passengers. According to Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong, nearly 213 people have been hurt due to …

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