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Private funding model agreed for Karachi Circular Railway

Asian Rail News
THE Pakistan federal government has approved a proposal for the construction and operation of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) using a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Online event to explain major repairs to Royal Border Bridge lasting all year

UK
Throughout 2022 the iconic Royal Border Bridge over the River Tweed at Berwick-on-Tweed in Northumberland is to undergo major repairs.

Nokia and Alstom to deploy LTE telecoms on India’s RRTS

Asian Rail News
NOKIA and Alstom have agreed to work together to deploy a private wireless network to support ETCS Level 2 signalling in India.

Pro Trilhos projects could add ‘more than 50%’ to Brazilian network

International Rail News
As many as 76 proposals for privately-funded railways have now been submitted to the Ministry of Infrastructure under the Pro Trilhos programme launched in September 2021.

Construction of second rail link at port of Koper in full steam

Europe
Construction on the second railway line of the port of Koper stretching to Divača in Slovenia is advancing. The 27-kilometres long line project started construction works in May 2021 and is currently in the phase of tunnel excavation.

£475,000 raised for improvements to Severn Valley Railway’s locomotive works at Bridgnorth

UK
£475,000 has been raised for desperately needed improvements to the Severn Valley Railway’s locomotive works at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

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