Lindum Level Crossing upgrade reaches milestone

The Queensland Government’s Lindum Level Crossing Precinct upgrade has completed preliminary planning, with work underway on short-term safety upgrades as well as a preliminary business case to investigate a long-term grade separation of the crossing.
Queensland Rail News

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Japanese diesel railcar ready for dynamic testing

Asian Rail News
This month JR West is to begin dynamic testing of its prototype Kawasaki Heavy Industries DEC700 diesel railcar, which is designed for future conversion to battery-diesel hybrid operation.

ARTC awards two contracts for Sydney rail freight projects

Inland Rail Project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded two major contracts for the $294.27m (A$400m) Port Botany Rail Line Duplication and Cabramatta Loop projects.

Government supports development of Freight Energy and Emissions Calculation tool

UK
UK rail freight operator, Freightliner, has announced that the UK Government will provide financial support in a project to create a Rail Freight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC), a tool which once completed will calculate the most efficient way to operate freight trains.

Finland Bridge links Vladivostok and Helsinki

Europe
RZD Logistics, FESCO Transportation and Nurminen Logistics Services have launched a regular container service between Vladivostok and Vuosaari in Helsinki via the trans-Siberian route.

Hitachi EMU arrives in Taiwan

Asian Rail News
THE first of 50 12-car EMU3000 trains built for Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) by Hitachi arrived at Taiwan’s Hualien port from Japan on July 30.

East Lancashire Railway launch raffle with Flying Scotsman prizes

Railway Preservation
The East Lancashire Railway in Bury has launched a new raffle to raise money for the railway which offers the winner a whole bunch of Flying Scotsman Prizes.

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