Alternatives to the HS2 Eastern Leg

An under-reported study has emerged proposing several strategic alternatives to the HS2 Phase 2b Eastern Leg – the contentiously cancelled project in the UK government Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands (IRP).
UK

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Alternatives on the table to UK’s HS2 Eastern Leg

UK
An under-reported study has emerged proposing several strategic alternatives to the HS2 Phase 2b Eastern Leg – the contentiously cancelled project in the UK government Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands (IRP).

Alstom Wins Contract for Tel Aviv’s Green Line LRT

Tram and Light Rail News
Alstom and its partners Electra Ltd. and Dan Transportation have been awarded a contract to design, build, and maintain the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line for Israel’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd (NTA).

RAIB report into near miss with track workers and collision with a tree near Weston-Super-Mare

UK
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into an incident in which a passenger train narrowly missed two track workers and struck a tree near Weston-super-Mare.
UK
Network Rail and VolkerRail have together been fined almost £2 million for health and safety breaches

In Ukraine all eyes are on rail, but rail is not ready

Europe
A humanitarian corridor through Belarus for the export of grains from Ukraine to Baltic seaports as Klapeida is a realistic option that is currently being discussed, according to Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Marius Skuodis. Lithuania would definitely accept trains entering the country via this corridor, he was quoted as saying by news website Delfi.

Cologne launches tender for high-floor articulated LRVs

Tram and Light Rail News
COLOGNE Transport Authority (KVB) has launched a tender to purchase up to 132 LRVs along with 34 intermediate sections.

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