Eurostar chief executive calls for airline tax to subsidise continental rail travel

EUROSTAR chief executive, Mr Jacques Damas, has called for an airline tax to subsidise rail services to continental Europe, while suggesting that the business collapsing is a ”zero likelihood scenario”.
Europe

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UP opens Dry Canyon bridge ahead of schedule

USA
The vital I-5 route connecting Roseville, California, and Portland, Oregon, has been closed since the Lava Fire ignited the bridge in late June.

A Fight for Shareholder Approval

USA
The Aug. 19 KCS special shareholders meeting vote is the next known catalyst in these merger activities.

Railcar owners say demurrage charges could reduce delays of private railcars

USA
Four shipper associations want the Surface Transportation Board to allow demurrage charges to be assessed on privately owned railcars as an incentive for freight railroads to move those railcars more efficiently through their networks.

RTD maintenance of way team makes record repair despite heat, holiday

USA
The pantograph on top of the train hooked the sagging wire, pulling it down and causing significant damage to the line’s overhead catenary system (OCS) system in that location.

Transport Canada approves updates on freight rail switching rules

Canada
Transport Canada has approved modifications to some of the rules governing freight rail switching operations so that operations are “as safe as possible for railway employees and for people living close to railway lines.”

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