Western Sydney Airport metro secures final planning approval

The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has received its third and final planning approval from the federal government.
New South Wales Rail News

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Inside the $45bn robotics market: The taxonomy and value chain behind today’s robot helpers

Technology News
Robotics is a fast-growing industry. According to GlobalData forecasts, it was worth $45bn in 2020, and by 2030, it will have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29% to $568bn.

DAC programme selects Scharfenberg digital coupler

Europe
Following extensive testing with various prototypes, a Scharfenberg latch design has been selected as the basis for the future European Digital Automatic Coupler.

British Rail logo goes green to promote environmentally friendly rail travel

UK
Today, the Rail Industry has launched the We Mean Green campaign to encourage train travel, and for businesses to consider rail freight for deliveries.

Lucy Prior to chair Railway Industry Association SME Group

UK
Lucy Prior, a frequent contributor to RailFreight.com and RailFreight Live, has been appointed Chair of the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) SME Group (small and medium-sized businesses).

First ‘INFRA Extra’ Projects Unveiled

USA
These projects, some of which are rail-related, made it to the final round for INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grant funding, USDOT reported, but did not receive awards due to a combination of “overwhelming demand” and limited funds. (USDOT in June selected 24 projects—seven rail/port specific—to receive $905.25 million in INFRA grants.)

Hybrid locomotives to operate on Norwegian tracks

Europe
CargoNet, a Norwegian rail freight operator, will start using two EuroDual hybrid locomotives.

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